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Heroes & Villains

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>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>     La donna è mobile
>     Questa o quella per me pari sono
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>     Che gelida manina
>     O Mimì, tu piú non torni
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>     Deh! vieni alla finestra, o mio tesoro
>     Fin ch'han dal vino calda la testa (Champagne Aria)
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>     Quanto è bella, quanto è cara!
>     Una furtiva lagrima negl'occhi suoi spuntò
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>     Le veau d'or est toujours debout (Ronde du Veau d'or)
>     Salut! demeure chaste et pure
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>     In fernem Land, unnahbar euren Schritten
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera
>     La rivedrà nell'estasi ... Il cenno mio di là con essi attendi
>     Eri tu che macchiavi quell'anima
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>     Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön
>     O Isis und Osiris, schenket der Weisheit Geist dem neuen Paar!
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>     O Lola ch'hai di latti la cammisa
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo
>     Dio, che nell'alma infondere amor volesti e speme
>     O Carlo, ascolta... La madre t'aspetta a San Giusto doman
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>     E lucevan le stelle
>     Tre sbirri... Una carozza... Presto, seguila ... Te Deum laudamus
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>     Votre toast je peux vous le rendre (Toreador's Song)
>     La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Flower Song)
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore
>     Di quella pira l'orrendo foco tutte le fibre m'arse, avvampò!
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro
>     Non piú andral, farfallone amoroso, notte e giorno d'intorno girando
>     Hai già vinta la causa! ... Vedrò mentr'io sospiro
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera
>     Recitar! ... Vesti la giubba
>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nurnburg
>     Morgenlich leuchtend im rosigen Schein (Prize Song)
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>     Lunge da lei per me non v'ha diletto ... De' miei bollenti spiriti
>     Di Provenza il mar, il suol
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier
>     Come un bel di di maggio
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>     O du mein holder Abendstern
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>     Credo in un Dio crudel
>     Niun mi tema s'anco armato mi vede
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
>     Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle de printemps?
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>     Au fond du temple saint (Pearl Fisher's Duet)
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda
>     Cielo e mar!
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>     Donna non vidi mai simile a questa!
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>     Nessun dorma

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera
>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nurnburg
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
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Notes & Reviews:

The biggest stars seize centre stage to sing the greatest scenes and arias of opera's heroes and villains. This is a compilation of the calibre that only Decca and DG can offer. With 147 minutes of music, it offers remarkable value too.



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Works Details

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: La donna è mobile
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Questa o quella per me pari sono
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Che gelida manina
  • Performer: Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Bertrand De Billy
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: O Mimì, tu piú non torni
  • Performers: Boaz Daniel (Bass); Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Bertrand De Billy
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Deh! vieni alla finestra, o mio tesoro
  • Performer: Bryn Terfel (Voice)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Fin ch'han dal vino calda la testa (Champagne Aria)
  • Performer: Bryn Terfel (Voice)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera :: Quanto è bella, quanto è cara!
  • Performers: Elena Dan (Soprano); Lyon National Opera Chorus (Voice); Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Evelino Pidò
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera :: Una furtiva lagrima negl'occhi suoi spuntò
  • Performer: Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Evelino Pidò
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Le veau d'or est toujours debout (Ronde du Veau d'or)
  • Performer: Evgeny Nesterenko (Voice)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Salut! demeure chaste et pure
  • Performer: Francisco Araiza (Voice)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: In fernem Land, unnahbar euren Schritten
  • Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: La rivedrà nell'estasi ... Il cenno mio di là con essi attendi
  • Performers: Malcolm King (Bass); Robert Lloyd (Bass); Kathleen Battle (Voice); Renato Bruson (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: Eri tu che macchiavi quell'anima
  • Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön
  • Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: O Isis und Osiris, schenket der Weisheit Geist dem neuen Paar!
  • Performer: Kurt Moll (Bass)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: O Lola ch'hai di latti la cammisa
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo :: Dio, che nell'alma infondere amor volesti e speme
  • Performers: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Voice); Tugomir Franc (Bass); Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo :: O Carlo, ascolta... La madre t'aspetta a San Giusto doman
  • Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Voice)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: E lucevan le stelle
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Tre sbirri... Una carozza... Presto, seguila ... Te Deum laudamus
  • Performer: Piero de Palma (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Votre toast je peux vous le rendre (Toreador's Song)
  • Performers: Pierre Thau (Bass); Thomas Allen (Baritone); Norma Burrowes (Soprano); Placido Domingo; Jane Berbié (Mezzo Soprano); Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Flower Song)
  • Performer: Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore :: Di quella pira l'orrendo foco tutte le fibre m'arse, avvampò!
  • Performers: Graham Clark (Tenor); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Joan Sutherland (Voice)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro :: Non piú andral, farfallone amoroso, notte e giorno d'intorno girando
  • Performer: Samuel Ramey (Voice)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro :: Hai già vinta la causa! ... Vedrò mentr'io sospiro
  • Performer: Thomas Allen (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera :: Recitar! ... Vesti la giubba
  • Performer: Jose Cura (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnburg :: Morgenlich leuchtend im rosigen Schein (Prize Song)
  • Performers: René Pape (Bass); José Van Dam (Voice); Ben Heppner (Voice); Karita Mattila (Voice)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Lunge da lei per me non v'ha diletto ... De' miei bollenti spiriti
  • Performer: Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: John Pritchard
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Di Provenza il mar, il suol
  • Performer: Robert Merrill (Voice)
  • Conductor: John Pritchard
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier :: Come un bel di di maggio
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1896.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: O du mein holder Abendstern
  • Performer: Victor Braun (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Credo in un Dio crudel
  • Performer: Aldo Protti (Voice)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 6 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Niun mi tema s'anco armato mi vede
  • Performers: Mario Del Monaco (Tenor); Nello Romanato (Tenor); Fernando Corena (Bass); Tom Krause (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Massenet, Jules : Werther :: Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle de printemps?
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: Au fond du temple saint (Pearl Fisher's Duet)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda :: Cielo e mar!
  • Performer: Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Daniele Callegari
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1876

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Donna non vidi mai simile a questa!
  • Performer: Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun dorma
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Russell Burgess
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926