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The World's Most Romantic Operas / Gavazzeni, Ozawa, et al [14 CDs]

Album Summary

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier, opera
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Notes & Reviews:

Seven complete operas from the romantic repertoire—great live opera recordings at budget price in one space-saving set! Exciting live recordings taped 1967–1973 of the greatest love stories ever celebrated in song. Includes Donizetti's funny, tender, and utterly lovable L'elisir d'amore, Puccini's timeless La Boheme, Gluck's elegant Orfeo ed Euridice, Massenet's famous and popular Manon, Verdi's most beloved La Traviata, Giordano's masterpiece Andrea Chenier, and Beethoven's single and monumental opera, Fidelio.



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Works Details

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo
  • Performers: Mariella Adani (Soprano); Antonietta Stella (Voice); Shirley Verrett (Voice)
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Running Time: 65 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
  • Performers: Franz Crass (Bass); Donald Grobe (Tenor); Klaus Hirte (Baritone); Hans Hotter (Voice); James King (Voice); Christa Ludwig (Voice); Curt Malm (Tenor); Edith Mathis (Soprano); Ingvar Wixell (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Notes: Composition written: 1804-06.
  • Running Time: 82 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1804-1806
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
  • Performers: Carlo Bergonzi (Voice); Carlo Cava (Bass); Renza Jotti (Soprano); Renata Scotto (Voice); Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 104 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
  • Performers: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); José Carreras (Voice); Fernando Jacopucci (Tenor); Franco Lombardi (Tenor); Guido Mazzini (Bass); Carlo Meliciani (Baritone); Anna Pedrotti (Mezzo Soprano); Renata Scotto (Voice)
  • Conductor: Nino Verchi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 104 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Massenet, Jules : Manon
  • Performers: Ida Farina (Soprano); Mirella Freni (Voice); Giuseppe Morresi (Bass Baritone); Rolando Panerai (Baritone); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Franco Ricciardi (Tenor); Antonio Zerbini (Bass)
  • Conductor: Peter Maag
  • Running Time: 84 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883
  • Studio/Live: Live

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

>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier, opera
  • Performers: Ettore Bastianini (Baritone); Franco Corelli (Tenor); Carlo Forti (Bass); Elisabeth Höngen (Mezzo Soprano); Edmund Hurshell (Baritone); Hilde Konetzni (Voice); Margaret Sjostedt (Voice); Renata Tebaldi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Lovro Matacic
  • Notes: Composition written: 1896.
  • Running Time: 95 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896
  • Studio/Live: Live