|Release Date: ||15 November 2010|
Luciano Pavarotti will always be associated with the role of the painter Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca.
His interpretations of the arias 'Recondita armonia' and 'E lucevan le stelle' became two of his greatest
hits, which he sang at all his stadium concerts.
Filmed 'live' at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, on December 19th, 1978. This recording has been
restored and released for the first time on any format; this remarkable performance presents Luciano
Pavarotti the opera star, at the very peak of his stage career.
The production is by legendary baritone Tito Gobbi - best remembered as Scarpia opposite the Tosca
of Maria Callas. Pavarotti's co-stars are two internationally acclaimed American singers - soprano
Shirley Verrett and baritone Cornell MacNeil.
DVD BONUS FEATURES
-Unique footage of Luciano Pavarotti in a music rehearsal, with Shirley Verrett and Maestro James
-A discussion between the greatest of all Baron Scarpias, Italian baritone Tito Gobbi, and the Scarpia
of this production, baritone Cornell MacNeil.
-A discussion with conductor James Conlon and Metropolitan Opera Music Director, James Levine