Decca are proud to present the first ever complete collection of Verdi’s entire compositional output, on the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth, The operas, arias, songs, sacred works, chamber & piano pieces, orchestral, ballet & choral works, plus a whole host of rarities and discoveries are all here in this comprehensive and beautifully presented anthology.
All of Verdi’s works are contained in this luxury edition.
30 complete operas sequenced chronologically, including two versions of La forza del destino and the two versions of Don Carlo & Don Carlos.
First international CD release of Quartetto Italiano’s 1950 recording of Verdi’s String Quartet in E minor.
An unrivalled compilation featuring the world’s greatest singers including Caballé, Carreras, Cotrubas, Domingo, Freni, Horne, Pavarotti & Sutherland
The astounding wealth of benchmark recordings presents an unparalleled legacy of Verdi conducting featuring Abbado, Bonynge, Chailly, Chung, Gardelli, Gergiev, Giulini, Karajan, Kleiber, Levine, Luisi, Maag, Marriner, Muti, Sinopoli & Solti
An informative essay by opera critic and writer George Hall gives an overview of Verdi’s life and career; cue-pointed synopses in English, French and German are included for each opera; full production details and cast lists are presented across two hardback books.
The musical and artistic breadth & depth of Verdi: The Complete Works makes it a truly unique & collectible product – one that is unlikely ever to be surpassed.