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Karajan & Callas 4 Great Operas Salome / Aida / Carmen / Tosca
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■ Product ID: ESSG/D-90109-17 (9 discs)
■ Format: SA-CD/CD Hybrid
■ Label: Deutsche Grammophon / Decca
■ DSD mastering / SA-CD layer: Stereo
■ Box set / Deluxe Digipak packaging
■ Limited edition (2,000 sets)

* This opera collection does not include libretto of each title.

Classical masterpiece collection

The reissue of classical music masterpieces by ESOTERIC has attracted a lot of attention, both for its uncompromising commitment to recreating the original master sound, and for using hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) technology to improve sound quality. This series marks the first hybrid SACD release of historical recording selections that have been mainstays of the catalog since their initial release.

These new audio versions feature ESOTERIC’s proprietary re-mastering process to achieve the highest level of sound quality.

ESOTERIC equipment used for re-mastering

The criterion of re-mastering is to faithfully capture the quality of the original master. ESOTERIC’s flag ship D/A converters, model D-01VU, Rubidium master clock generator model G-0Rb and ESOTERIC MEXCEL interconnect cables and power cords, were all used for this re-mastering session. This combination of highly advanced technology greatly contributed to capturing the high quality sound of the original master.

Experience by yourself…

Experience the legendary performance in this new Super Audio CD/CD format. Not only for new followers, but also for well experienced followers of these recorded materials. All will be equally impressed by the “soul” hidden within the notes, but never before found in previously released recordings in any format.

(Disc 1,2 & 3):

Die Zauberflöte

Wiener Philharmoniker
Conducted by Sir Georg Solti

Recorded: October 1969, Sofiensaal, Vienna
Producer: Christopher Raeburn
Balance Engineers: James Lock, Gordon Parry
ESSD-90112 & 13
(Disc 4 & 5):

Der Freischütz

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Conducted by Rafael Kubelik
Recorded: November 1979, Herkulessaal, Munich
Producers: Michael Haas, Thomas Mowrey
Assistant Producer: Morten Winding
Balance Engineers: Stanley Goodall, Simon Eadon, Martin Atkinson
ESSG-90114 & 15
(Disc 6 & 7):

Il Trovatore

Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Conducted by Tullio Serafin
Recorded: July 1962, Teatro alla Scala, Milano
Executive Producer: Prof. Elsa Schiller
Recording Producer: Hans Weber
Tonmeister (Balance Engineer): Günter Hermanns
ESSD-90116 & 17
(Disc 8 & 9):

Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana
Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci

Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano
Conducted by Herbert von Karajan
Recorded: 29 September – 5 October 1965, Teatro alla Scala, Milano
Executive Producer: Otto Gerdes
Recording Producer: Hans Weber
Tonmeister (Balance Engineer): Günter Hermanns
Producer: Motoaki Ohmachi (ESOTERIC COMPANY)
Mastering Engineer: Kazuie Sugimoto (Victor Creative Media Co., Ltd. Mastering Center)