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Claudio Abbado, Great Songs of Love and Desire

Silvesterkonzert 1999

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.



  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492
    • Overture
    • IV: "Deh, vieni, non tardar, oh gioia bella"
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Don Giovanni, K. 527
    • II: "Deh vieni alla finestra"
    • I: "Là ci darem la mano"
  • Giuseppe Verdi, La forza del destino
    • Overture
  • Giuseppe Verdi, Rigoletto
    • I, 2: "È il sol dell'anima" - "Addio... speranza ed anima"
    • I: "Caro nome che il mio cor" (Gilda)
    • III: "La donna è mobile" (Il duca di Mantova)
  • Giuseppe Verdi, Un Ballo in Maschera
    • III, No. 20 - Aria : "Eri tu che macchiavi"
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin, Op. 24
    • Letter scene
  • Giuseppe Verdi, La Traviata
    • Preludio


  • Directed by:
    • Hans Hulscher
  • Venue: Berlin Philharmonie (Berlin, Germany)
  • Production date: 1999
  • Recording date: 31/12/1999
  • Duration: 1 h 00 min
  • Production: © EuroArts
  • Available version(s): EN
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