In 1988, the world's best opera singers met at Moscow's prestigious Bolshoi Theatre to perform a benefit concert for the victims of a devastating earthquake that occurred in Armenia that same year. Conductor Mark Ermler leads the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra as Alfredo Kraus, Irina Arkhipova, Yevgeny Nesterenko, Lucia Aliberti, Carlo Bergonzi, and six others deliver stirring pieces by Verdi, Wagner, Rossini, Puccini, and more.
This program is not only a recording of an opera gala with an all-star cast. It is a historical document of a concert evening, which brings together eleven of the greatest opera voices, with a superb program of famous arias from Italian, Russian and German operas performed in one of the world's oldest and most prestigious opera houses - Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre. One highlight of the evening is Hermann Prey's "Lied an den Abendstern" from Richard Wagner's "Tannhäuser".
Benefit Concerts |
Classical Music |
Live Performances |
Opera Stars |