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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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>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo
  • Performers: Antonietta Stella (Voice); Shirley Verrett (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: Hans Hotter (Voice); Edith Mathis (Soprano); James King (Voice); Ingvar Wixell (Baritone); Klaus Hirte (Baritone); Curt Malm (Tenor); Donald Grobe (Tenor); Franz Crass (Bass); Christa Ludwig (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: Carlo Bergonzi (Voice); Carlo Cava (Bass); Renza Jotti (Soprano); Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone); Renata Scotto (Voice)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 104 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
  • Performers: José Carreras (Voice); Renata Scotto (Voice); Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Fernando Jacopucci (Tenor); Guido Mazzini (Bass); Anna Pedrotti (Mezzo Soprano); Franco Lombardi (Tenor); Carlo Meliciani (Baritone)
  • 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: Rolando Panerai (Baritone); Mirella Freni (Voice); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Franco Ricciardi (Tenor); Giuseppe Morresi (Bass Baritone); Ida Farina (Soprano); 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: Alessandro Maddalena (Bass); Elio Prisco (Bass); Rita Talarico (Soprano); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Gianni Maffeo (Baritone); Mirella Freni (Voice); Franco Calabrese (Bass); Mario Frosini (Baritone); Nicola Vocals] (Bass); Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Mario Filici (Voice)
  • 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: Carlo Forti (Bass); Edmund Hurshell (Baritone); Elisabeth Höngen (Mezzo Soprano); Ettore Bastianini (Baritone); Hilde Konetzni (Voice); Franco Corelli (Tenor); Renata Tebaldi (Voice); Margaret Sjostedt (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