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A Night at the Opera - 6 Complete Operas by Mozart, etc [14 CDs]

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
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This set offers six complete operas from the basic repertoire in great live opera recordings at a budget price. This set is a delightful primer for the opera beginner, giving a taste of the humor, tragedy, intimacy, spectacle, and all-around splendor that make up "a night at the opera."



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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
  • Performers: Elizabeth Harwood (Voice); Frederica Von Stade (Voice); Tom Krause (Baritone); Mirella Freni (Voice); Jane Berbié (Mezzo Soprano); José Van Dam (Voice); Zoltan Kelemen (Bass); Paolo Montarsolo (Bass); Willy Caron (Bass); Elke Schary (Mezzo Soprano); Michel Sénéchal (Voice)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 80 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
  • Performers: Anna Pedrotti (Mezzo Soprano); Franco Lombardi (Tenor); Carlo Meliciani (Baritone); Fernando Jacopucci (Tenor); Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Guido Mazzini (Bass); Renata Scotto (Voice); José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Nino Verchi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 105 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
  • Performers: Nicolai Ghiaurov (Voice); Martina Arroyo (Soprano); Placido Domingo (Voice); Luigi Roni (Bass); Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone); Josella Ligi (Soprano); Piero de Palma (Tenor); Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 121 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
  • Performers: Kiri Te Kanawa (Voice); John Dobson (Tenor); Anne Pashley (Soprano); Richard van Allan (Bass Baritone); Teresa Cahill (Soprano); Francis Egerton (Tenor); Thomas Allen (Baritone); José Van Dam (Voice); Placido Domingo (Voice); Shirley Verrett (Voice)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 139 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
  • Performers: Alessandro Maddalena (Bass); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Mirella Freni (Voice); Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Nicola Vocals] (Bass); Franco Calabrese (Bass); Rita Talarico (Soprano); Elio Prisco (Bass); Gianni Maffeo (Baritone); Mario Filici (Voice); Mario Frosini (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Running Time: 77 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
  • Performers: Franca Mattiucci (Mezzo Soprano); Alberto Rinaldi (Baritone); Vito Susca (Bass); Renato Cioni (Tenor); Silvio Maionica (Bass); Renata Scotto (Voice); Luciana Palombi (Mezzo Soprano); Franco Ricciardi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Arturo Basile
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 117 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904
  • Studio/Live: Live