ZUBIN MEHTA IN MUNICH
The Inaugural Concert with the Bayerische Staatsoper
Giovanni Gabrieli: 3 Sacrae Symphoniae
Joseph Haydn: Missa in Tempore Belli (Paukenmesse)
Giuseppe Verdi: Quattro Pezzi Sacri
Angela-Maria Blasi, soprano
Silvia Fichtl, alto
Claes-Håkan Ahnsjö, tenor
Martin Gantner, bass
Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayerische Staatsoper
Zubin Mehta, conductor
Picture format: PAL 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 2, 5
Menu Languages: English, German, French, Spanish
Running time: 93 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)
- The season 2005/06 marks the end of an era at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. It is Zubin Mehta's last as Music Director.
- In this live recording of his inaugural concert at the National Theatre in Munich in 1998, Zubin directs a group of soloists and the Bavarian state Opera Chorus and Orchestra in a programme of sacred music dating from three different periods: the Baroque, the Classical and the Romantic. The final work showcases him once again as an ardent admirer of Verdi, living up to his motto that "You can’t grow up without Verdi!".
- This DVD refers to one of the most famous conductors of our days and is a homage to his devotion to the Bavarian State Opera.