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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 Chenier
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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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>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo
  • Performers: Shirley Verrett (Voice); Antonietta Stella (Voice); Mariella Adani (Soprano)
  • 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: Curt Malm (Tenor); Hans Hotter (Voice); Edith Mathis (Soprano); Ingvar Wixell (Baritone); Donald Grobe (Tenor); Franz Crass (Bass); Klaus Hirte (Baritone); Christa Ludwig (Voice); James King (Voice)
  • 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: Renza Jotti (Soprano); Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone); Renata Scotto (Voice); Carlo Cava (Bass); Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
  • 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); Guido Mazzini (Bass); José Carreras (Tenor); Fernando Jacopucci (Tenor); Anna Pedrotti (Mezzo Soprano); Franco Lombardi (Tenor); Carlo Meliciani (Baritone); 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: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Mirella Freni (Voice); Ida Farina (Soprano); Franco Ricciardi (Tenor); Giuseppe Morresi (Bass Baritone); Antonio Zerbini (Bass); Rolando Panerai (Baritone)
  • 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: Mario Filici (Voice); Gianni Maffeo (Baritone); Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Alessandro Maddalena (Bass); Mirella Freni (Voice); Elio Prisco (Bass); Nicola Vocals] (Bass); Mario Frosini (Baritone); Franco Calabrese (Bass); Rita Talarico (Soprano); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • 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
  • Performers: Renata Tebaldi (Voice); Franco Corelli (Tenor); Margaret Sjostedt (Voice); Ettore Bastianini (Baritone); Edmund Hurshell (Baritone); Carlo Forti (Bass); Hilde Konetzni (Voice); Elisabeth Höngen (Mezzo Soprano)
  • 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