Jon Vickers - "Four Operatic Portraits" (DVD-NTSC)

Jon Vickers - "Four Operatic Portraits" (DVD-NTSC)

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Gala performance from the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, from the video archives of the CBC, Toronto. Four fully staged operatic scenes showcase the tenor's towering interpretations of Handel's Samson, Beethoven's Florestan (Fidelio), Britten's Peter Grimes, and Verdi's Otello. A magnificent testament to one of the opera world's most extraordinary singing actors. National Arts Centre Orchestra conducted by Franz-Paul Decker. 1984.

FULLY-STAGED SCENES, TAPED NOVEMBER 9, 1984:

HANDEL: SAMSON Act I Why by an angel . . . Total eclipse (11:20)
VERDI: OTELLO Act IV Chi è là? Otello? . . . Niun mi tema (17:28)
    Cast
    Otello - Jon Vickers
    Desdemona - Stephanie Bogle
    Emilia - Sandra Graham
    Iago - Ingemar Korjus
    Cassio - Daniel Lichti
    Montano - John Nieboer
    Lodovico - Rudolf Neufeld


BEETHOVEN: FIDELIO Act II Gott! welch Dunkel hier! (9:13)
BRITTEN: PETER GRIMES Act III Steady . . . there you are . . . (13:19)
Ottawa National Arts Centre Orchestra (with the National Arts Centre Choir)
FRANZ-PAUL DECKER, conductor.


BONUS SELECTION:

CONCERT PERFORMANCE, TAPED DECEMBER 16, 1969

WAGNER: DIE WALKÜRE Act I, Scene 3 Ein Schwert verhiess mir der
Vater . . . Der Männer Sippe . . . Winterstürme . . . Du bist der Lenz . . . (30:41)
with Irène Lensky
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
FRANZ-PAUL DECKER, conductor


52 minutes. 1963 Boosey & Hawkes Canada

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