Friday, April 25, 2008

The Baltsotheque

I'm rebuilding my youtube account after the Carnegie Hall-Battle incident and wanted so much to upload these videos of Agnes Baltsa performing in Paris, Milan, Athens during the 80's.

Tribute to Maria Callas, Paris 1981 Sesto's Aria from La Clemenza di Tito "Parto, parto"

Tribute to Maria Callas, Paris 1981
"Nacqui all' affano..."
Aria and rondo finale
La Cenerentola

Another Tribute to Maria Callas, this time in Milan, 1984
Agnes Baltsa and Placido Domingo singing the Carmen final duet
under Lorin Maazel.

Agnes Baltsa in Athens, 1987,
singing for the victims of the earthquake in Kalamata
"Tanti affetti" - La donna del Lago

Agnes Baltsa in Athens, 1987,
"Ah, si mie care- Or la sull' onda"
Mercadante, Il Giuramento

Agnes Baltsa in Athens, 1987
"Je vais mourir"
Berlioz - Les Troyens

Agnes Baltsa in Athens, 1987
"Voi lo sapete o mamma" - Cavalleria Rusticana
Final aria of this Athens Concert.
Melina Merkouri, then Minister of Culture gets on stage
to congratulate Agnes...

*The foto is from the performances of Carmen at the Athens Megaron in 1995


derwanderer said...

Oh! Parsifal! Even the '87 Kalamata charity recital! I was there, you know.... Very nice of you to reup all this material.
Do you want me to scan you the program (autograph included!) and mail it to you?

Kalo Pasxa ;-)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Parifalito. You have brought back so many happy memories. If it is not too much trouble, can you please upload the Vienna Opera performances too and the Carnegie Hall Orfeo with Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra? you are an angel!

Anonymous said...

By the way, who was the Don Jose in the Athens Megaron?

Parsifal said...

What Vienna Opera performances? I ve already uploaded a part of I Capuleti with Agnes and La Grube, the Prophete , L Italiana and Herodiade. I dont think i have anything else from the Staatsoper.(The Fledermaus was there too?) But i have a very exciting recital of Agnes in Vienna where she sings Manon Lescaut's "Sola perduta abbandonata"....

Anonymous said...

I am looking for her Charlotte and Eboli from Vienna as well as earlier stuff such as her Adalgisa, Didon, Bianca, Angelina, Rosina etc. I hope they will turn up one day. But in the meantime, the prospect of her Manon Lescaut is most tempting. Thanks ever so much!

Parsifal said...

There are recordings of these Werther and Don Carlo, there are also recordings of 3 Adalgisas, i have no Dido though, a couple of live Angelinas yes but no live Rosina. There are people that claim to have the video of Werther with Jose Carreras but i have never seen not even 5 seconds of it.

Parsifal said...

PS. Neil Shicoff was her Don Jose in Athens...