40 Most Beautiful Arias - Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas, Plácido Domingo, Bryn Terfel, et al

Album Summary

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY
>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas, Z 626
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Lakme, opera
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Rondine
>Giordano, Umberto : Fedora
>Lehár, Franz : The Merry Widow
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>Rossini, Gioachino : La Cenerentola
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Notes & Reviews:

Two CD collection featuring the finest voices in Opera performing the most beautiful arias by the classic composers. An aria is a self-contained piece for vocals with orchestral accompaniment and this collection gathers together arias that will touch your heart and relax your soul as you are lifted by their beautiful melodies. 40 tracks including solos from Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Jennifer Lamore, William Christie, Marcello Viotti and many others. WEA. 2008.



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>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun dorma!
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Nello Santi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera)
  • Performer: Julia Migenes (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera :: Una furtiva lagrima (excerpt)
  • Performer: Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Marcello Viotti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: Au fond du temple saint (excerpt)
  • Performers: Jerry Hadley (Tenor); Thomas Hampson
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY :: Ombra mai fu
  • Performer: Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas, Z 626 :: Whan I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament)
  • Performer: Véronique Gens (Soprano)
  • Conductor: William Christie
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1689

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Voi che sapete
  • Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Soave sia il vento
  • Performers: Jules Bastin (Bass); Kiri Te Kanawa; Frederica Von Stade
  • Conductor: Alain Lombard
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47 :: Mon cour s'ouvre à ta voix (excerpt)
  • Performers: Jose Cura (Tenor); Olga Borodina (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859-1877

>Massenet, Jules : Werther :: Pourquoi me réveiller
  • Performers: Jerry Hadley (Tenor); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: La donna è mobile
  • Performer: Richard Leech (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka :: O silver moon
  • Performer: Eva Urbanova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Un bel di vedremo
  • Performers: Cristina Gallardo-Domâs (Soprano); Cristina Gallardo-Dom?s
  • Conductor: Maurizio Barbacini
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Donna non vidi mai
  • Performer: Jose Cura (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Placido Domingo
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Brindisi
  • Performers: Neil Shicoff (Tenor); Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Vissi d'arte
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Che gelida manina
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Sì. Mi chiamano Mimi
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: O soave fanciulla
  • Performers: José Carreras (Tenor); Barbara Hendricks
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performers: Cristina Gallardo-Domâs (Soprano); Cristina Gallardo-Dom?s
  • Conductor: Maurizio Barbacini
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally :: Ebben? Ne andrò lontana
  • Performers: Cristina Gallardo-Domâs (Soprano); Cristina Gallardo-Dom?s
  • Conductor: Maurizio Barbacini
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1892

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour (Barcarolle, excerpt)
  • Performers: Hei-Kyung Hong (Voice); Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Flower Song)
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Signore, ascolta!
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Un di felice
  • Performers: Neil Shicoff (Tenor); Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé, opera :: Dôme épais le jasmin (Flower Duet)
  • Performers: Hei-Kyung Hong (Voice); Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Pongi amor
  • Performer: Lella Cuberli (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Dalla sua pace
  • Performer: Hans-Peter Blochwitz (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Casta diva
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Arturo Basile
  • Running Time: 6 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo :: Lascia ch'io pianga (excerpt)
  • Performer: Marilyn Horne
  • Conductor: Claudio Scimone
  • Ensemble: I Solisti Veneti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1711

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice :: J'ai perdu mon Eurydice (Che faró senz
  • Performer: Susan Graham (Mezzo-soprano)
  • Conductor: Harry Bicket
  • Notes: Composition written: Italy.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Bei Männern, weiche Liebe fühlen
  • Performers: Rosa Mannion (Soprano); Anton Scharinger (Bass)
  • Conductor: William Christie
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Celesta Aida
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Nello Santi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Puccini, Giacomo : La Rondine :: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1917

>Giordano, Umberto : Fedora :: Amor ti vieta
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Nello Santi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1898.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1898

>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : The Merry Widow :: Vilja-Lied
  • Performer: Karita Mattila
  • Conductor: Yutaka Sado
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1905

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: E lucevan le stelle
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Ave Maria
  • Performers: Cristina Gallardo-Domâs (Soprano); Cristina Gallardo-Dom?s
  • Conductor: Maurizio Barbacini
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Rossini, Gioachino : La Cenerentola :: Non piú mesta
  • Performer: Jennifer Larmore (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1817