Operas on Youtube
Has anyone else noticed how complete opera performances are now appearing on Youtube? I have found a Kleiberfest.
Carlos Kleiber conducting La Boheme at La Scala in 1979 with Luciano Pavarotti, Ileana Cotrubas, Lucia Popp, Piero Cappucilli, Evgeny Nesterenko (what a cast!) in the production by Zeffirelli. This is on :
And Kleiber again conducting Otello with Placido Domingo, Mirella Freni and Piero Cappuccilli in 1976, again Zeffirelli. :
And Kleiber conducting Carmen with Domingo and Obraztsove, again Zeffirelli :
There may be more!
You have to be careful with youtube as the links become invalid so often. However, this seems to have lasted six months and is a real gem - Arabella with Lisa Della Case, Rothenberger and D F-D under Keilberth. I have loved Della Casa's voice for years but blimey what a wonderful stage presence!
There are more treats to the Kleiberfest!
Der Rosenkavalier from Munich (1979): Jones, Fassbaender, Popp, Jungwirth
Der Rosenkavalier from Vienna (1994): Lott, von Otter, Bonney, Moll
And, best of all: Die Fledermaus from Munich (New Year's Eve 1987): Coburn, Perry, Fassbaender, Wachter, Brendel