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Verdi, Giuseppe - Composer
Luisa Miller
La traviata
Massenet, Jules - Composer
Le Cid
Il figliuol prodigo
La Gioconda
Kalman, Emmerich - Composer
Die Csardasfurstin (The Gypsy Princess)
Ideale (version for voice and orchestra)
Wagner, Richard - Composer
Die Walkure
Arditi, Luigi - Composer
Il bacio (arr. for soprano and orchestra)
Suppe, Franz von - Composer
Leichte Kavallerie (Light Cavalry)
Lehar, Franz - Composer
Das Land des Lachelns (The Land of Smiles)
Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)
4 Songs, Op. 2
Unter Donner und Blitz (Thunder and Lightning), Op. 324
Denver, John - Composer
Perhaps Love
Delibes, Leo - Composer
Les filles de Cadix (The Maids of Cadiz)
Penella, Manuel - Composer
El gato montes
Wien, Wien nur du allein (Vienna, Vienna Just for You)
La maravilla
Vert, Juan - Composer
La del Soto del Parral
Strauss, Richard - Composer
4 Lieder, Op. 27, TrV 170

Venue: Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna
Date of Concert: 2008
Playing Time: 01:45:15
Television Director: Haschek, Heidelinde
Catalogue Number: A045005430000

Bathed in the warm light of the setting sun, Vienna's imperial Schonbrunn Palace provides a romantic setting for this open-air concert held shortly before the final match of the Euro 2008 football championship. And shining even more brightly than the palace are the stars of the evening, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon and Placido Domingo.

The trio's first joint concert, given at Berlin's Waldbuhne for the 2006 football World Cup, was awarded platinum status for sales of over 50,000 DVDs in Germany and over 100,000 worldwide. The Schonbrunn concert also broke records with 3.3 million viewers watching the concert live or deferred in Germany and Austria.

Netrebko "beguiles the audience" (Neue Kronen-Zeitung) with a heady rendition of a number from the operetta Csardasfurstin and lets herself be swept off her feet in a waltz with her duet partner Placido Domingo. The great tenor himself regales the audience with his "golden tones" (Die Presse) and "vocal youthfulness" (Suddeutsche Zeitung) in excerpts from Massenet and Wagner. Villazon "dazzles with bravura arias" (Wiener Zeitung), duets and a fiery zarzuela encore. In an emotional homage to Vienna, the trio performs the immortal "Wien, Wien nur du allein." Other gems include Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Rose and the Nightingale," Lehar's "Meine Lippen sie kussen so heiss" and "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz," Ponchielli's "Dance of the Hours" and John Denver's "Perhaps Love." The singers are accompanied by the "fabulous Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien with its excellent conductor Bertrand de Billy" (Kurier).

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