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.
Liliana Cavani (stage director), Riccardo Muti (conductor) – With Salvatore Licitra (Riccardo), Maria Guleghina (Amelia) – Teatro alla Scala
2003 St. Petersburg Gala, celebrating the 300th anniversary of the city
Berliner Philharmoniker, Lucerne Festival Orchestra