Claudio Abbado, Great Songs of Love and Desire

Silvesterkonzert 1999

Love is the motto of the 1998 New Year's Eve Concert.

And who wrote better music about love than Mozart and Verdi?

Maestro Claudio Abbado has chosen two of the best Mozart interpreters of our day, Christine Schäfer and Simon Keenlyside, for this traditionally meaningful event.

Marcelo Álvarez from Argentina, compared by some to a young Domingo, sings highlights of the tenor repertoire, and Italian Primadonna Mirella Freni tops the occasion with a breathtaking performance of the "Letter" scene of Tchaikovsky's Eugen Onegin.

Christine Schäfer soprano
Mirella Freni soprano
Marcelo Raúl Àlvarez tenor
Simon Keenlyside baritone
Berliner Philharmoniker
Claudio Abbado conductor

Movie director : Hans Hulscher
Playlists : The Irrestible Playlist, The Greatest Voices
Musical period : Romantic music
Music genres : Voice, Orchestral music
Musical form : Opera

Duration : 01 h 00 min
Location : Berlin Philharmonie (Berlin, Germany)
Recording date : 31/12/1999
Production date : 1999
Production : © EuroArts

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