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Gala Performance DVD Set

Two spectacular gala concerts from the stage of the Royal Opera House, are brought together here in their unforgettable glory. In the 1993 Winter Gala, world-leading singers (including Plácido Domingo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Kiri Te Kanawa) and dancers (including Darcey Bussell, Lesley Collier, and Irek Mukhamedov) celebrate the music of Tchaikovsky, in highlights from such opera and ballet favourites as The Queen of Spades and Eugene Onegin, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty. In the famously glittering 1996 gala concert, Domingo is joined by a cast of opera stars including Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna and Susan Graham. Asher Fisch conducts this programme of great opera arias by composers including Bizet, Massenet, Gounod, Mozart and Donizetti. These classic recordings are preserved in their original Standard Definition and 4:3 picture format, capturing The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet at a memorable period in their long history.

Great Opera Arias 
1. Faust- Prologue: Plácido Domingo, Robert Lloyd
2. Faust - Avant de quitter ces lieux: Dwayne Croft
3. Le Cid - O souverain: Plácido Domingo
4. Carmen - Parle-moi de ma mère: Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna
5. Don Giovanni- Là ci darem: Plácido Domingo, Susan Graham
6. Don Pasquale - Quel guardo: Leontina Vaduva
7. L’elisir d’amore - Caro elisir, sei mio: Plácido Domingo, Leontina Vaduva
8. La Juive - Rachel, quand du Seigneur: Roberto Alagna
9. Valurile Dunarii - Muzica: Angela Gheorghiu
10. Ernesto de Curtis - Tu ca nun chiagne: Roberto Alagna
11. Der Rosenkavalier - The Presentation of the Rose: Susan Graham, Lillian Watson
12. L’amico Fritz - Cherry Duet: Plácido Domingo, Verónica Villarroel
13. Gold und Silber - The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Conducted by Plácido Domingo

Opera and Ballet Favourites
1. The Snow Maiden
- Dance of the Comedians
Conductor: Edward Downes
2. The Nutcracker - Snowflakes
Choreography: Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Dancers: Maria Deller-Takemura, Philip Mosley
Artists of the Royal Ballet
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
3. Six Romances Op. 6 - No.6 Net, tol’ko tot, kto znal
(arr. Doug Riley)
Plácido Domingo
Conductor: Edward Downes
Cello: Christopher Vanderspar
4. Vocalise
Kiri Te Kanawa
Conductor: Stephen Barlow
5. The Queen of Spades - Ya vas lyublyu bezmerno
Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Conductor: Stephen Barlow
6. Tchaikovsky pas de deux
Choreography: George Balanchine
Dancers: Darcey Bussell, Zoltán Solymosi
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
7. Iolanta - Gospod’moy, yesti greshen ya
Paata Burchuladze
Conductor: Edward Downes
8. The Queen of Spades - Akh, istomilas’ ya gorem’
Anna Tomowa-Sintow
Conductor: Stephen Barlow
9. The Nutcracker - Grand pas de deux
Choreography: Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov
Dancers: Leanne Benjamin, Tetsuya Kumakawa
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
10. Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture
Choreography: William Tuckett
Dancers: Elizabeth McGorian, Adam Cooper, Iohna Loots
Conductor: Plácido Domingo

11. Sadko - Song of the Varangian Trader & Song of the Venetian Trader
Paata Burchuladze, Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Conductor: Edward Downes
12. Anastasia - Pas de deux
Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
Dancers: Viviana Durante, Bruce Sansom
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
13. Aleko - Ves tabor sipt
Sergei Leiferkus
Conductor: Edward Downes
14. Eugene Onegin - Kuda, kuda vi udalilis
Plácido Domingo
Conductor: Edward Downes
15. The Sleeping Beauty - Pas de deux
Choreography: Marius Petipa
Dancers: Lesley Collier, Irek Mukhamedov
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
16. La bohème - Quando me'n vo
Kiri Te Kanawa
Conductor: Stephen Barlow<b
17. Eugene Onegin - Madame Larina's Ball
Choreography: Ashley Page
Jonathan Fisher 
Conductor: Edward Downes

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House 

Picture: 4:3
Format: LPCM 2.0
Running time: 226 minutes (137 | 89 mins)