- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: December 9, 2008
- Originally Released: 1989
- Label: View Video
Packaging: Keep Case
Additional Release Material:
- Featurette - About Placido Domingo
- Bonus Arias (2)
- Trailers - DVD Recommendations
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Operatic arias from Puccini and Verdi are performed in this 46-minute concert which highlights performances from the 1989 Classic Aid Gala recorded live in Paris.
Classical Music |
- Part of the VIEW Video Opera Series.
- This video contains highlight from the 1989 Classic Aid II Gala Concert, which was a presentation of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, live from UNESCO in Paris, and dedicated to the more than 12 million refugees throughout the world.
- Eight cameras were used to film the concert, and the sound was recorded on digital hi-fi stereo.
- Selections include:
* Lorin Maazel conducting The National Orchestra of France, performing "Overture"
* Wang Yan Yan performing Verdi's Don Carlos "Tu che le vanita conoscenti", orchestra conducted by Placido Domingo
* Placido Domingo performing Verdi's Luisa Miller "Quando le sere al placido"
* Simon Estes performing Verdi's Otello, Iago's "Credo"
* Shirley Verrett performing Puccini's Tosca, "Vissi d'arte"
* Barbara Hendricks performing Puccini's Suor Angelica "Senza mamma, o bimbo"
* Placido Domingo and Shirley Verrett perform Verdi's Il Trovatore "Non sono tuo figlio"