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