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Adeste Fideles
Louis Quilico, Gino Quilico, Judy Loman

Includes christmas medley by various composers. Ensembles: Toronto Symphony Orchestra members, Toronto Children's Chorus. Conductor: Jean Ashworth Bartle. Soloists: Louis Quilico, Gino Quilico
Don Carlo

This video presents the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in a sumptuous production of Verdi's classic opera Don Carlos. Set in the court of Philip II of Spain, the tale of love and intrigue unfolds amidst a lavish set and gorgeous costumes.

Creating unforgettable characters are popular operatic stars Placido Domingo, Mirella Ferri, and Louis Quilico. The opera is performed in Italian.

~ Rose of Sharon Winter, All Movie Guide
Luciano Pavoratti
Un Ballo in Maschera

One thing you could emphatically never say about Verdi was that he skimped on melodies: Un Ballo in Maschera is a veritable greatest-hits opera, not because most of the arias are so familiar (though some surely are), but because their freshness and seemingly inexhaustible supply keep listeners' ears attuned even when the characters in this historically based tragedy perform the usual operatic deeds to each other: betrayal, revenge, and murder.

This 1980 Metropolitan Opera production sets the opera in colonial Massachusetts, which was Verdi and his librettist's alternate location after Italian censors insisted it not take place in Europe. (The Met's more recent stagings have returned it to the original Sweden.) Elijah Moshinsky's production works surpassingly well on video, focusing the eyes on the performers, all of whom surpass themselves dramatically and vocally.

Louis Quilico makes an incredible Renato, who must decide whether his best friend--who is also the "Governor of Boston" (!)--is in love with his beautiful wife. Katia Ricciarelli displays a sweet tone as Renato's wife, Amelia, and none other than Luciano Pavarotti plays Riccardo, torn between loyalty to his friend and love for his friend's wife.  Never the subtlest actor, Pavarotti made his name on his one-of-a-kind tenor voice, and in 1980 he was in his prime, making this disc a valuable document.
Concerto Italiano

Relive a rare television appearance by Renata Tebaldi as the famed soprano is joined onstage by baritone Louis Quilico in a performance that originally aired live on the CBC on March 31, 1965.

In addition to performing the climactic act two confrontation between Floria Tosca and Bron Scarpia, Tebaldi also offers the Rossini's complete song cycle from La Regata Veneziana with Quilico offering Tosti's L'ultima Canzone and the final scene from Puccini's Il Tabarro.

~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide.
Verdi: Un Ballo In Maschera
The Metropolitan Opera

Luciano Pavarotti in his first Met Ballo heads an illustrious cast in the revolutionary production of Verdi's opera. His portrayal of the ill-fated Riccardo is "peerless Pavarotti." Katia Ricciarelli ("...a brilliant lyric spinto soprano...used to impressive effect...") is heard in her first Amelia at the Metropolitan Opera.

Louis Quilico ("...his 'Eri tu?' was one of the real highlights of the evening..."), Judith Blegen ("...focal point of pure light."), and Bianca Berini ("...sang with taste and authority.") round out the cast. For his Metropolitan Opera debut, Elijah Moshinsky places his provocative Un Ballo in Maschera in 18th-Century Boston, on the eve of the American Revolution.

It's a time of unrest and transition, when the conflict between civic obligation and personal desire is drawn into even sharper focus. Moshinsky's interpretation of the 1859 classic strips away all the familiar conventions and, as Andrew Porter in The New Yorker sums it up, we see "Verdi's opera to be (in Shaw's words for "The Ring") a work 'frightfully real, frightfully present, frightfully modern'...this is a Ballo about things that matter."

This presentation of Un Ballo in Maschera is subtitled in English and was taped during the February 16, 1980 performance at the Metropolitan Opera. No material was taken from rehearsals, other performance, or remake recording sessions.
Verdi: Don Carlo

Don Carlo is one of the grandest of all grand operas, a tour-de-force that challenges the resources of even the greatest theaters. The Met has accepted and responded to these challenges in magnificent fashion. Don Carlo is a complex, multi-layered work. Private passions are played out against a backdrop of intense political strivings. Placido Domingo leads the extraordinary cast gathered for this performance.

The Metropolitan Opera:
Composer: Guiseppe Verdi
Conductor: James Levine
Tenor: Placido Domingo

"...an opera of devastating effectiveness."  - The New York Times
The Voice Lesson

Join a masterclass led by Maestro Louis Quilico, featuring Natalie Morais (soprano), Paul Moore (tenor), and Christina Petrowska Quilico (piano). Recorded 1994 at the Centre for Film and Theatre, York University.

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