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100 Best Soprano Arias

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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata BWV 51
>     Jauchzet Gott in allen landen
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208
>     Schafe können sicher weiden
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>     Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
>     I know that my Redeemer liveth
>Handel, George Frideric : Joshua
>     O had I Jubal's lyre
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>     Lascia ch'io pianga
>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina
>     Tornami a vagheggiar
>     Ombre pallide
>     Ma quando tornerai
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>     Un cenno leggiadretto
>Handel, George Frideric : Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
>     Un pensiero nemico di pace
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Bajazet
>     Nasce rosa lusinghiera
>     Anche il mar par che sommerga
>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas
>     When I am laid in earth
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Castor et Pollux
>     Tristes apprets
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Iphigenie en Tauride
>     Non, cet affreux devoir... Je t'implore
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Iphigenie en Aulide
>     Dieux puissants que j'atteste... Jupiter, lance la foudre!
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384
>     Ach, ich liebte
>     Martern aller Arten
>     Welche Wonne, welche Lust
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>     Or sai chi l'onore
>     Batti, batti, o bel Masetto
>     In quali eccessi, o Numi... Mi tradi quell'alma ingrata
>     Vedrai, carino
>     Non mi dir
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>     O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn
>     Der Hölle Rache
>     Ach, ich fühl's
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Zaide
>     Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro
>     Deh vieni non tardar
>     Porgi amor
>     Dove sono
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>     In uomini, in soldati
>     Come scoglio
>     Una donna a quindici anni
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
>     O wär ich schon
>     Abscheulicher!... Komm, Hoffnung
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Der Freischutz
>     Wie nahte mir... Leise, leise
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>     Dich, teure Halle
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>     Einsam in trüben Tagen
>     Euch Lüften, die mein Klagen
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>     Mild und leise (Liebestod)
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus
>     Klänge der Heimat
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugene Onegin
>     Tatiana's Letter Scene (conclusion)
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>     Song to the Moon
>Smetana, Bedrich : The Bartered Bride
>     Should I ever learn
>Smetana, Bedrich : Dalibor
>     How confused I feel
>Strauss, Richard : Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60
>     Es gibt ein Reich
>Strauss, Richard : Elektra, Op. 58
>     Ich kann nicht sitzen
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
>     Glück, das mir verblieb
>Gounod, Charles : Romeo et Juliette
>     Ah! Je veux vivre dans ce rêve
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>     Un bouquet!...O Dieu! que de bijoux!... Ah! je ris (Jewel Song)
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Les Huguenots
>     Nobles seigneurs, salut!
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Le pardon de Ploermel
>     Ombre légère
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>     Quand je vous aimerai?... L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera)
>     Les tringles des sistres tintaient
>     C'est des contrebandiers... Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>     Allons! Il le faut... Adieu, notre petite table
>     Suis-je gentille ainsi... Je marche sur tous les chemins
>     Obéissons quand leur voix appelle
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
>     ! !... Ces lettres
>Massenet, Jules : Le Cid
>     De cet affreux combat... Pleurez! pleurez, mes yeux
>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann
>     Les oiseaux dans la charmille
>Thomas, Ambroise : Mignon
>     Ah, pour ce soir... Je suis Titania (Polonaise)
>Charpentier, Gustave : Louise
>     Depuis le jour
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>     Casta Diva
>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera
>     Come per me sereno
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor
>     Spargi d'amaro pianto
>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
>     Una voce poco fa
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>     In quelle trine morbide
>     Sola, perduta, abbandonata
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>     Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì
>     Quando men vo
>     Donde lieta uscì
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>     Vissi d'arte
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>     Un bel dìvedremo
>Puccini, Giacomo : La rondine
>     Chi il bel sogno di Doretta
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>     O mio babbino caro
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>     Signore, ascolta!
>     In questa reggia
>     Tu che di gel sei cinta
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>     Ebben? Ne andrò lontana
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier
>     La mamma morta
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>     Voi lo sapete, o mamma
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani
>     Surta è la notte... ! , involami
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Attila
>     Allor che i forti corrono
>     Da te questo or m'è concesso
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I lombardi
>     Salve Maria
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>     Gualtier Maldé... Caro nome
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore
>     D'amor sull'ali rosee
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>     E strano!... Ah, fors'è lui
>     Follie! Follie!... Sempre libera
>     Attendo, attendo... Addio, del passato
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani
>     Mercé, dilette amiche
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
>     Pace, pace mio Dio!
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth
>     La luce langue
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos
>     O ma chère compagne
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>     Ritorna vincitor!
>     Qui Radamès verrà... O patria mia
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>     Ave Maria

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata BWV 51
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Handel, George Frideric : Joshua
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>Handel, George Frideric : Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Bajazet
>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Castor et Pollux
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Iphigenie en Tauride
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Iphigenie en Aulide
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Zaide
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Der Freischutz
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugene Onegin
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Smetana, Bedrich : The Bartered Bride
>Smetana, Bedrich : Dalibor
>Strauss, Richard : Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60
>Strauss, Richard : Elektra, Op. 58
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
>Gounod, Charles : Romeo et Juliette
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Les Huguenots
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Le pardon de Ploermel
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
>Massenet, Jules : Le Cid
>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann
>Thomas, Ambroise : Mignon
>Charpentier, Gustave : Louise
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor
>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Puccini, Giacomo : La rondine
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Attila
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I lombardi
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata BWV 51 :: Jauchzet Gott in allen landen
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Monica Huggett
  • Ensemble: Sonnerie
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 09/17/1730

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208 :: Schafe können sicher weiden
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Conductor: Peter Schreier
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 02/23/1713

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
  • Performer: Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: I know that my Redeemer liveth
  • Performer: Elizabeth Harwood
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 6 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Joshua :: O had I Jubal's lyre
  • Performers: Leslie Pearson (Organ); Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: Georg Fischer
  • Notes: Composition written: 1747.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1747

>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo :: Lascia ch'io pianga
  • Performer: Jane Gilchrist (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kirk Trevor
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1711

>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina :: Tornami a vagheggiar
  • Performer: Eiddwen Harrhy (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1735

>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina :: Ombre pallide
  • Performer: Arleen Augér
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Running Time: 6 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1735

>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina :: Ma quando tornerai
  • Performer: Arleen Augér
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1735

>Handel, George Frideric : Serse :: Un cenno leggiadretto
  • Performers: Leslie Pearson (Organ); Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: Georg Fischer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno :: Un pensiero nemico di pace
  • Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Ensemble: Le Concert d'Astrée
  • Notes: Composition written: 1707.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1707

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Bajazet :: Nasce rosa lusinghiera
  • Performer: Patrizia Ciofi (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Fabio Biondi
  • Ensemble: Europa Galante
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1735

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Bajazet :: Anche il mar par che sommerga
  • Performer: Patrizia Ciofi (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Fabio Biondi
  • Ensemble: Europa Galante
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1735

>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas :: When I am laid in earth
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1689

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Castor et Pollux :: Tristes apprets
  • Performer: Véronique Gens (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Christophe Rousset
  • Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1737

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Iphigénie en Tauride :: Non, cet affreux devoir... Je t'implore
  • Performer: Edda Moser (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Peter Schneider
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1774

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Iphigénie en Aulide :: Dieux puissants que j'atteste... Jupiter, lance la foudre!
  • Performer: Véronique Gens (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Christophe Rousset
  • Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques
  • Notes: Composition written: Germany.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384 :: Ach, ich liebte
  • Performer: Anna Moffo
  • Conductor: Alceo Galliera
  • Notes: Composition written: 1782.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1782

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384 :: Martern aller Arten
  • Performer: Anneliese Rothenberger (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Josef Krips
  • Notes: Composition written: 1782.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1782

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384 :: Welche Wonne, welche Lust
  • Performer: Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: Josef Krips
  • Notes: Composition written: 1782.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1782

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Or sai chi l'onore
  • Performer: Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Batti, batti, o bel Masetto
  • Performer: Graziella Sciutti
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: In quali eccessi, o Numi... Mi tradi quell'alma ingrata
  • Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Vedrai, carino
  • Performer: Mirella Freni
  • Conductor: Otto Klemperer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Non mi dir
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn
  • Performer: Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: Otto Klemperer
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Der Hölle Rache
  • Performer: Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Ach, ich fühl's
  • Performer: Anneliese Rothenberger (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Zaide :: Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben
  • Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Louis Langrée
  • Running Time: 6 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1780

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro :: Deh vieni non tardar
  • Performer: Anna Moffo
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro :: Porgi amor
  • Performer: Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro :: Dove sono
  • Performer: Margaret Price
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: In uomini, in soldati
  • Performer: Lillian Watson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Come scoglio
  • Performer: Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Una donna a quindici anni
  • Performer: Hanny Steffek (Voice)
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72 :: O wär ich schon
  • Performer: Helen Donath
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1804-06.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1804-1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72 :: Abscheulicher!... Komm, Hoffnung
  • Performer: Helga Dernesch (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1804-06.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1804-1806

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Der Freischütz :: Wie nahte mir... Leise, leise
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Running Time: 7 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1817-1821

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Dich, teure Halle
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: Einsam in trüben Tagen
  • Performer: Hildegard Behrens (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Peter Schneider
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: Euch Lüften, die mein Klagen
  • Performer: Régine Crespin (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Mild und leise (Liebestod)
  • Performer: Hildegard Behrens (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Peter Schneider
  • Running Time: 6 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus :: Klänge der Heimat
  • Performer: Anneliese Rothenberger (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1874

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugene Onegin :: Tatiana's Letter Scene (conclusion)
  • Performer: Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: Stefan Soltesz
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1877-1878

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka :: Song to the Moon
  • Performer: Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: Stefan Soltesz
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Smetana, Bedrich : The Bartered Bride :: Should I ever learn
  • Performer: Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: Stefan Soltesz
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863-1870

>Smetana, Bedrich : Dalibor :: How confused I feel
  • Performer: Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: Stefan Soltesz
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1867-1870

>Strauss, Richard : Ariadne auf Naxos, Op. 60 :: Es gibt ein Reich
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Notes: Composition written: 1916.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1916

>Strauss, Richard : Elektra, Op. 58 :: Ich kann nicht sitzen
  • Performers: Eva Marton (Soprano); Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Notes: Composition written: 1906-08.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1906-1908

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City) :: Glück, das mir verblieb
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Notes: Composition written: 1920.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1920

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette :: Ah! Je veux vivre dans ce rêve
  • Performer: Mady Mesple (Voice)
  • Conductor: Jean-Pierre Marty
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Un bouquet!...O Dieu! que de bijoux!... Ah! je ris (Jewel Song)
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Les Huguenots :: Nobles seigneurs, salut!
  • Performer: Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kurt Eichhorn
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1836

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Le pardon de Ploërmel :: Ombre légère
  • Performer: June Anderson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Running Time: 6 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Quand je vous aimerai?... L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera)
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Les tringles des sistres tintaient
  • Performers: Denise Monteil (Soprano); Marcelle Croisier (Spoken Vocals); Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: C'est des contrebandiers... Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante
  • Performer: Mirella Freni
  • Conductor: Antonino Votto
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Allons! Il le faut... Adieu, notre petite table
  • Performer: Fiamma D'Amico (Voice)
  • Conductor: Alberto Zedda
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Suis-je gentille ainsi... Je marche sur tous les chemins
  • Performer: June Anderson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Obéissons quand leur voix appelle
  • Performer: June Anderson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Massenet, Jules : Werther :: ! !... Ces lettres
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 6 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Massenet, Jules : Le Cid :: De cet affreux combat... Pleurez! pleurez, mes yeux
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
  • Notes: Composition written: Spain.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann :: Les oiseaux dans la charmille
  • Performer: Mady Mesple (Voice)
  • Conductor: Jean-Pierre Marty
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Thomas, Ambroise : Mignon :: Ah, pour ce soir... Je suis Titania (Polonaise)
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1866

>Charpentier, Gustave : Louise :: Depuis le jour
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887-1896

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Casta Diva
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera :: Come per me sereno
  • Performer: Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kurt Eichhorn
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1831

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor :: Spargi d'amaro pianto
  • Performer: Anna Moffo
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1835

>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera :: Una voce poco fa
  • Performer: Beverly Sills
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: In quelle trine morbide
  • Performer: Ruth Swenson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Sola, perduta, abbandonata
  • Performer: Ghena Dimitrova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Anton Guadagno
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì
  • Performers: Mirella Freni; Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Quando men vo
  • Performer: Ghena Dimitrova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Anton Guadagno
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Donde lieta uscì
  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Vissi d'arte
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Un bel dìvedremo
  • Performer: Renata Scotto
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Puccini, Giacomo : La rondine :: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta
  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1917

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Conductor: Järvi Paavo
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Signore, ascolta!
  • Performer: Ruth Swenson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: In questa reggia
  • Performer: Ghena Dimitrova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Anton Guadagno
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Tu che di gel sei cinta
  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally :: Ebben? Ne andrò lontana
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Conductor: Järvi Paavo
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1892

>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier :: La mamma morta
  • Performer: Ghena Dimitrova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Notes: Composition written: 1896.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Voi lo sapete, o mamma
  • Performers: Astrid Varnay (Soprano); Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani :: Surta è la notte... ! , involami
  • Performer: Fiamma D'Amico (Voice)
  • Conductor: Alberto Zedda
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1844

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Attila :: Allor che i forti corrono
  • Performers: Samuel Ramey; Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1846

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Attila :: Da te questo or m'è concesso
  • Performers: Samuel Ramey; Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1846

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I lombardi :: Salve Maria
  • Performer: Ghena Dimitrova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Gualtier Maldé... Caro nome
  • Performers: Benito Bella (Voice); Franco Ricciardi (Tenor); Alfredo Giacomotti (Bass); Reri Grist (Soprano)
  • Conductor: France Molinari-Pradelli
  • Running Time: 6 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore :: D'amor sull'ali rosee
  • Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: E strano!... Ah, fors'è lui
  • Performer: Anna Moffo
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Follie! Follie!... Sempre libera
  • Performer: Anna Moffo
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Attendo, attendo... Addio, del passato
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani :: Mercé, dilette amiche
  • Performer: Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1855

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Pace, pace mio Dio!
  • Performer: Mirella Freni
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth :: La luce langue
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
  • Notes: Composition written: 1847.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos :: O ma chère compagne
  • Performers: José Van Dam; Thomas Hampson; Karita Mattila
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Ritorna vincitor!
  • Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Qui Radamès verrà... O patria mia
  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Ave Maria
  • Performer: Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887