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

Audio Samples

>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

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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Works Details

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