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>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore
>     Di quella pira (The dreaful blaze of that pyre)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Idomeneo, re di Creta (Idomeneo, King of Crete)
>     Fuor del mar (Having escaped from the sea)
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>     Nessun dorma (No one shall sleep)
>     Non piangere, Liú (Don't cry, Liú)
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>     Donna non vidi mai (I have never seen a woman like that)
>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide, opera
>     Sì, sperar voglio contento (Yes, I hope for happiness)
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci (Clowns)
>     Recitar!...Vesti la giubba (Perform, they say!...On with the motley)
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Oberon
>     Vater, hör' mich flehn zu dir! (Father, hear my prayer!)
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>     E lucevan le stelle (And the stars were shining)
>Rossini, Gioachino : William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera
>     O muto asil del pianto...Corriam, voliam! (O silent abode of tears...
>Handel, George Frideric : Tamerlano
>     Ciel e terra armi di sdegno (Rouse heaven and earth to anger)
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda
>     Cielo e mar (Sky and sea)
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>     Una furtiva lagrima (A furtive tear)
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>     La donna è mobile (Women are fickle)
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>     Se quel guerrier io fossi!...Celeste (If only I were that warrior!...Heavenly )
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth
>     O figli miei!...Ah, la paterna mano (O my children!...Alas, a father's hand)
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>     Che gelida manina (Your little hand is frozen)
>Lehár, Franz : Das Land des Lachelns (The Land of Smiles)
>     You Are My Heart's Delight

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Idomeneo, re di Creta (Idomeneo, King of Crete)
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide, opera
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci (Clowns)
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Oberon
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Rossini, Gioachino : William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera
>Handel, George Frideric : Tamerlano
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Lehár, Franz : Das Land des Lachelns (The Land of Smiles)
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Works Details

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore :: Di quella pira (The dreaful blaze of that pyre)
  • Performers: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Idomeneo, re di Creta (Idomeneo, King of Crete) :: Fuor del mar (Having escaped from the sea)
  • Performer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Notes: Composition written: 1781.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1781

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun dorma (No one shall sleep)
  • Performer: Kenneth Collins (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Wlodzimierz Kamirski
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Donna non vidi mai (I have never seen a woman like that)
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide, opera :: Sì, sperar voglio contento (Yes, I hope for happiness)
  • Performer: Juan Flórez (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1823.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1823

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci (Clowns) :: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba (Perform, they say!...On with the motley)
  • Performer: Mario Del Monaco (Tenor)
  • Conductor: France Molinari-Pradelli
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Oberon :: Vater, hör' mich flehn zu dir! (Father, hear my prayer!)
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1825-1826

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: E lucevan le stelle (And the stars were shining)
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Rossini, Gioachino : William Tell (Gugliemo Tell), opera :: O muto asil del pianto...Corriam, voliam! (O silent abode of tears...
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
  • Running Time: 7 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1829

>Handel, George Frideric : Tamerlano :: Ciel e terra armi di sdegno (Rouse heaven and earth to anger)
  • Performer: David Hobson (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Notes: Composition written: 1724.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda :: Cielo e mar (Sky and sea)
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Alberto Erede
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1876

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Non piangere, Liú (Don't cry, Liú)
  • Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano
  • Conductor: Franco Patanè
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera :: Una furtiva lagrima (A furtive tear)
  • Performer: Mario Lanza
  • Conductor: Constantin Callinicos
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: La donna è mobile (Women are fickle)
  • Performer: Roy Best (Voice)
  • Conductor: Andrew Greene
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Se quel guerrier io fossi!...Celeste (If only I were that warrior!...Heavenly )
  • Performer: Rosario Spina
  • Conductor: Richard Mills
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth :: O figli miei!...Ah, la paterna mano (O my children!...Alas, a father's hand)
  • Performer: Bruno Prevedi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Notes: Composition written: 1847.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Che gelida manina (Your little hand is frozen)
  • Performer: David Hobson (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Marco Guidarini
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles) :: You Are My Heart's Delight
  • Performer: Rosario Spina
  • Conductor: Richard Mills
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta