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Great Performances CD (The Royal Opera)

This great 32 CD box set brings together 12 classic Royal Opera performances, spanning over forty years, from 1955 to 1997. It includes many of the world’s greatest performers from this period, including Joan Sutherland, Janet Baker, Victoria de los Angeles, Robert Tear, Boris Christoff, Tito Gobbi, Geraint Evans, Amy Schuard, Kiri Te Kanawa, Thomas Allen, Anna Tomowa-Sintow and Jon Vickers.

Gluck: Alceste (1981)
Cast: Janet Baker / Robert Tear / John Shirley-Quirk 
Conductor: Charles Mackerras

Mozart: Cosí fan Tutte (1981)
Cast: Kiri Te Kanawa / Agnes Baltsa / Stuart Burrows
Conductor: Colin Davis

Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (1995)
Cast: Anna Tomowa-Sintow / Kurt Moll / Ann Murray 
Conductor:Andrew Davis

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1997)
Cast: Gösta Winbergh / Nancy Gustafson / John Tomlinson / Thomas Allen
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

Verdi: Don Carlo (1958)
Cast: Jon Vickers / Tito Gobbi / Gré Brouwenstijn / Boris Christoff
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini

Mozart: Don Giovanni (1962)
Cast: Cesare Siepi / Geraint Evans / Sena Jurinac /  Mirella Freni
Conductor: Georg Solti

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (1959)
Cast: Joan Sutherland / João Gibin
Conductor: Tulio Serafin

Puccini: Madama Butterfly (1957)
Cast: Victoria De los Angeles / John Lanigan / Geraint Evans
Conductor: Rudolf Kempe

Verdi: Otello (1955)
Cast: Ramón Vinay / Otakar Kraus / Gré Brouwenstijn
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik

Wagner: Parsifal (1971)
Cast: Jon Vickers / Norman Bailey / Amy Shuard 
Conductor: Reginald Goodall

Puccini: Tosca (1957)
Cast: Zinka Milanov / Franco Corelli / Giangiacomo Guelfi
Conductor: Alexander Gibson

Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (1962)
Cast: Amy Shuard / Jon Vickers / Ettore Bastianini 
Conductor: Edward Downes

Running time: 39 hours and 44 minutes
Recorded: 1955-1997 (Live)