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Opera Album 2011

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>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>     Act 2. Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre (Toreador's Song)
>     Act 1. L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera)
>     Act 2. La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Flower Song)
>     Act 2. Les tringles des sistres tintaient
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>     Act 2. Quando me n'vò (Musetta's Waltz Song)
>     Act 1. Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>     Act 3. E lucevan le stelle
>     Act 2. Vissi d'arte
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>     Act 2. Lascia ch'io painga
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci
>     Act 1. Recitar!... Vesti la giubba
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>     Act 1. Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore
>     Act 2. Vedi! le fosche notturne spoglie (Anvil Chorus)
>     Act 3. Di quella pira
>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann
>     Act 2. Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour (Barcarolle)
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>     Act 4. La donna è mobile
>     Act 1. Questa o quella
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>     Act 2. Humming Chorus
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>     Act 1. Ombra mai fu
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>     Act 1. Au fond du temple saint (The Pearl Fishers' Duet)
>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
>     Act 1. Una voca poco fa
>     Act 1. Largo al factotum
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>     Act 1. Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi)
>     Act 1. Follie! Delirio vano è questo!... Sempre libera
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila
>     Act 2. Mon cour s'ouvre à ta voix
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>     Act 1. Mesicku na nebi hlubokém (Song to the Moon)
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>     Act 3. Nessum dorma
>     Act 1. Signore, ascolta
>Gounod, Charles : Romeo et Juliette
>     Act 1. Ah, je veux vivre
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>     Act 4. Déposons les armes (Soldiers' Chorus)
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>     Act 2. Una furtiva lagrima
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>     Act 1. Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (Birdcatcher's Aria)
>     Act 2. Der Hölle Rache (Queen of the Night's Aria)
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>     Act 3. Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
>Delibes, Léo : Lakme
>     Act 1. Viens, Mallika... Dôme épais (Flower Duet)
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>     Act 1. Celeste
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice
>     Act 3. Che farò senza Euridice?
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>     Act 1. Là ci darem la mano
>Puccini, Giacomo : La rondine
>     Act 1. Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (Doretta's Dream Song)
>Offenbach, Jacques : La Belle Helene
>     Au mont Ida
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>     Act 3. Mild und leise wie er lächelt (Isolde's Liebestod)

Album Summary

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore
>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Gounod, Charles : Romeo et Juliette
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Delibes, Léo : Lakme
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Puccini, Giacomo : La rondine
>Offenbach, Jacques : La Belle Helene
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
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Notes & Reviews:

This magnificent collection features the some of the greatest opera stars of all time: Cecilia Bartoli, Anna Netrebko, Bryn Terfel, Renée Fleming, Andrea Bocelli Luciano Pavarotti, Dame Joan Sutherland, Plácido Domingo, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and José Carreras. With a carefully chosen selection of perennially popular arias, duets and choruses, this enchanting collection creates the perfect introduction to opera. With 40 tracks and over 2½ hours of music this collection is outstanding value for money. Includes Pavarotti's classic recording of the most popular opera aria of all, Puccini's 'Nessun dorma'.



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>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Act 2. Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre (Toreador's Song)
  • Performer: Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Act 2. Quando me n'vò (Musetta's Waltz Song)
  • Performer: Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Act 3. E lucevan le stelle
  • Performer: Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo :: Act 2. Lascia ch'io painga
  • Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1711

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci :: Act 1. Recitar!... Vesti la giubba
  • Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally :: Act 1. Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1892

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore :: Act 2. Vedi! le fosche notturne spoglie (Anvil Chorus)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann :: Act 2. Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour (Barcarolle)
  • Performers: Huguette Tourangeau (Mezzo Soprano); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Act 4. La donna è mobile
  • Performer: Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Nello Santi
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Act 1. L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera)
  • Performer: Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Act 2. Humming Chorus
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Handel, George Frideric : Serse :: Act 1. Ombra mai fu
  • Performer: Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: Act 1. Au fond du temple saint (The Pearl Fishers' Duet)
  • Performers: Nicolai Ghiaurov; Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Robin Stapleton
  • Running Time: 6 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera :: Act 1. Una voca poco fa
  • Performer: Teresa Berganza
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 1. Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi)
  • Performers: Stefania MalagL; Giovanni Foiani (Bass); Walter Gullino (Tenor); Bruno Grella (Baritone); Stefania Malagú (Mezzo Soprano); Alfredo Giacomotti (Bass); Placido Domingo; Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila :: Act 2. Mon cour s'ouvre à ta voix
  • Performer: Marilyn Horne
  • Conductor: Henry Lewis
  • Running Time: 6 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859-1877

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka :: Act 1. Mesicku na nebi hlubokém (Song to the Moon)
  • Performer: Pilar Lorengar
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Patanè
  • Running Time: 6 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore :: Act 3. Di quella pira
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 1. Follie! Delirio vano è questo!... Sempre libera
  • Performers: Alfredo Kraus; Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Act 3. Nessum dorma
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette :: Act 1. Ah, je veux vivre
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Act 2. La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Flower Song)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Act 2. Vissi d'arte
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera :: Act 1. Largo al factotum
  • Performer: Leo Nucci (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Patanè
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Act 1. Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: John Mauceri
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Act 1. Questa o quella
  • Performers: Rolando Villaz?n; Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Daniele Callegari
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Act 4. Déposons les armes (Soldiers' Chorus)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera :: Act 2. Una furtiva lagrima
  • Performers: Juan Fl?rez; Juan Flórez (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Frizza
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Act 2. Les tringles des sistres tintaient
  • Performers: Edwige Parat (Voice); Magdalena Kozená (Voice); Claire Delgado-Boge (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Act 1. Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (Birdcatcher's Aria)
  • Performer: Hermann Prey (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Act 1. Signore, ascolta
  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Act 3. Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
  • Conductor: Silvio Varviso
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé :: Act 1. Viens, Mallika... Dôme épais (Flower Duet)
  • Performers: Jane Berbié (Mezzo Soprano); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Act 1. Celeste
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Leone Magiera
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice :: Act 3. Che farò senza Euridice?
  • Performer: Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Act 1. Là ci darem la mano
  • Performers: Mirella Freni; Ingvar Wixell (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Puccini, Giacomo : La rondine :: Act 1. Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (Doretta's Dream Song)
  • Performer: Renata Tebaldi
  • Conductor: Oliviero de Fabritiis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1917

>Offenbach, Jacques : La Belle Hélène :: Au mont Ida
  • Performer: Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1864.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1864

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Act 2. Der Hölle Rache (Queen of the Night's Aria)
  • Performer: Patricia Petibon (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Daniel Harding
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Act 3. Mild und leise wie er lächelt (Isolde's Liebestod)
  • Performer: Birgit Nilsson
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 7 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859