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DVD Clip

Claudio Abbado Conducts


excerpts from
Un ballo in maschera, Don Carlos, Rigoletto
La Traviata, Falstaff

Andrea Rost • Ramón Vargas
Alan Titus • Lucio Gallo
and other soloists
Berliner Philharmoniker
Claudio Abbado
, conductor

Recorded live at the Philharmonie, Berlin, 30-31 December 2000


Picture format: NTSC 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 94 mins
No. of DVDs: 1


  • This New Year's Eve concert was performed to celebrate the end of the year 2000 and the beginning of the Verdi year of celebrations
  • The outstanding Berlin Philharmonic, led by maestro Claudio Abbado, commemorates the 100th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi's passing by performing portions of his greatest work
  • Excerpts from Don Carlos (the ball scene from act III, previously removed from the Italian version), Rigoletto, La Traviata, Un ballo in maschera and Falstaff
  • Featuring a dazzling array of soloists including Andrea Rost, Ramón Vargas, Alan Titus and the virtuoso Prague Radio Choir
  • This DVD captures that very special evening!


Strauss II, Johann; Verdi, Giuseppe

Boito, Arrigo; Du Locle, Camille; Mery, Joseph; Piave, Francesco Maria; Somma, Antonio

Abbado, Claudio

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Prague Radio Choir

Diadkova, Larissa; Doufexis, Stella; Facini, Enrico; Futral, Elizabeth; Gallo, Lucio; Giordano, Massimo; Kocherga, Anatoly; Mee, Anthony; Remigio, Carmela; Rost, Andrea; Titus, Alan; Vargas, Ramon

Label: EuroArts

Genre: Classical Concert; Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 2050858

Barcode: 880242508584

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Physical Release: 10/2006

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