Jon Vickers: Four Operatic Portraits (1984) (DVD)
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Jon Vickers: Four Operatic Portraits (1984) (DVD)

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Gala performance from the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, from the video archives of the CBC, Toronto. Four fully staged operatic scenes showcase the tenor's towering interpretations of Handel's Samson, Beethoven's Florestan (Fidelio), Britten's Peter Grimes, and Verdi's Otello. A magnificent testament to one of the opera world's most extraordinary singing actors.
Color, 51 minutes [Bonus: 30 minutes], 4:3, All regions

SAMSON (Handel): Act I - Why by an angel... Total eclipse (11:20)

OTELLO (Verdi): Act IV - Chi è là? Otello?... Niun mi tema (17:28)
Jon Vickers as Otello, with Stephanie Bogle (Desdemona), Sandra Graham (Emilia), Ingemar Korjus (Iago),
Daniel Lichti (Cassio), John Nieboer (Montano), Rudolf Neufeld (Lodovico)

FIDELIO (Beethoven): Act II - Gott! welch Dunkel hier! (9:13)

PETER GRIMES (Britten): Act III - Steady... there you are... (13:19)

Jon Vickers, tenor
Ottawa National Arts Centre Orchestra, with the National Arts Centre Choir
Franz-Paul Decker, conductor
(November 9, 1984)

Bonus
DIE WALKÜRE (Wagner): Act I, Scene 3 - Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater... Der Männer Sippe... Winterstürme... Du bist der Lenz... (30:41)
Jon Vickers, with Irène Lensky
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
Franz-Paul Decker, conductor
(Concert performance, December 16, 1969)