Discography

Wagner-Strauss-DELOS-web Adrianne Pieczonka Sings Wagner & Strauss dvd-elektra Strauss | Elektra: Aix-en-Provence Festival Puccini - Adrianne Pieczonka Puccini | Adrianne Pieczonka sings Puccini Verdi | Simon Boccanegra Metropolitan Opera – Live in HD Verdi | Simon Boccanegra – Metropolitan Opera – Live in HD Berlin Opera Night Deutsche Oper Berlin Berlin Opera Night – Deutsche Oper Berlin Ioan Holender Farewell Concert Ioan Holender Farewell Concert – Vienna State Opera – A Benefit Gala with Opera World Stars Wagner | Lohengrin Wagner | Lohengrin Beethoven: Ideals of the French Revolution Beethoven | Ideals of the French Revolution Our own Songs Our own Songs | Aldeburgh Connection Strauss | Der Rosenkavalier - Salzburg Festival Strauss | Der Rosenkavalier – Salzburg Festival Arias by Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss Arias by Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss Berlin Opera Night - Deutsche Oper Berlin Berlin Opera Night – Deutsche Oper Berlin Verdi | Falstaff Verdi | Falstaff Mozart | Don Giovanni Mozart | Don Giovanni Richard Strauss | Die Orchesterlieder Richard Strauss | Die Orchesterlieder Johann Strauss | Die Fledermaus Johann Strauss | Die Fledermaus Millennium Opera Gala | Roy Thomson Hall Millennium Opera Gala | Roy Thomson Hall Mozart | Don Giovanni - Glyndebourne Festival Mozart | Don Giovanni – Glyndebourne Festival Mozart | Don Giovanni Mozart | Don Giovanni – Vienna Staatsoper

Millennium Opera Gala | Roy Thomson Hall

  • Release date: 2000

Label: CBC Records, 2000
Catalogue: SMCD 5198

Artists

Adrianne Pieczonka (soprano), Richard Margison (tenor), Michael Schade (tenor),  Catherine Robbin (mezzo),  Measha Brueggergosman (soprano), Gino Quilico (baritone), Tracy Dahl (soprano), Brett Polegato (baritone), Russell Braun (baritone), Isabel Bayrakdarian (soprano), Ben Heppner (tenor), James Westman (baritone), Frances Ginzer (soprano), Robert Pomakov (bass), Jean Stilwell (mezzo)

Mario Bernardi, Richard Bradshaw and Noel Edison, conductors
Members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

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Tracklisting

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

1 Ambroise Thomas, Mignon “Oui, pour ce soir…Je suis Titania…”
2 Léo Delibes, Lakmé “Viens, Mallika…dôme épais où le blanc jasmin…”
3 Georges Bizet, Les Pêcheurs de perles “Au fond du temple saint…”
4 Ambroise Thomas, Hamlet, Drinking song: “O vin dissipe…”
5 Jacques Offenbach , La Périchole: Griserie Arlette “Ah! Quel diner…”
6 Gaetano Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor, Sextet: “Chi mi frena in tal momento?”
7 Gioachino Rossini, Semiramide “Bel reggio…”
8 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Don Giovanni “Dalla sua pace…”
9 Richard Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier, Trio: “Marie Theres’…Hab’ mir’s gelobt…”
10  Alfredo Catalani, La Wally “Ebben, ne andro lontana…”
11 Giuseppe Verdi, La Traviata, “Di Provenza il mar”
12 Giuseppe Verdi, Aida “Se quel guerrier io fossi!…Celeste Aïda”
13  Giacomo Puccini, Tosca “Vissi d’arte”
14  Giacomo Puccini, Turandot “In questa reggia…”
15  Giacomo Puccini, Turandot “Nessun dorma…”
16  Giuseppe Verdi, La Traviata “Libiamo…”
17  Calixa Lavallée, “O Canada” (National Anthem, Canada)

Reviews

“Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka had a night in which every sound leaving her throat turned to pure gold. I am staggered that someone can walk out cold, on to the stage and sing Vissi d’Arte in a way that reveals every emotional shade of the aria and is as fine a piece of pure singing as you can hope to hear.”

National Post, January 4, 2000

“The term ‘gala,’ devalued lately by so much promiscuous and inappropriate use, regained its currency at Roy Thomson Hall on New Year’s Eve with a staggeringly celebratory Millennium Opera Gala, featuring more than a dozen international opera stars – all of whom were Canadian.”

Globe and Mail

“Was there ever another time in our history,” he wrote, “when so many international-calibre Canadian operatic voices could have been assembled on one stage? Was there ever another occasion when so many of them – a total of 15 – actually turned up to sing together?”

Toronto Star