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>Verdi, Giuseppe : La Traviata
>     Brindisi
>Rossini, Gioachino : L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers)
>     Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno! (Cruel fate! Tyrannic
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La fille du regiment (The Daughter of the Regiment)
>     Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête!...Pour mon âme
>Offenbach, Jacques : Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
>     Scintille, diamant (Shine, diamond)
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>     O soave fanciulla (O lovely maiden)
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Der Freischutz
>     Chorus. Was gleicht wohl auf Erden dem Jägervergnügen? (What pleasure on earth can m
>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg)
>     Song. Morgenlich leuchtend (Shining
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>     Vissi d'arte (I lived for art)
>Bononcini, Giovanni : Griselda
>     Per la gloria d'adorarvi (For the glory of adoring you)
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>     Easter Hymn. Regina coeli laetare...Inneggiamo, il Signor non è morto (Rejoice
>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor
>     Aria. Greshno tait', ja skuki ne l'ubl'u (I make no secret of it
>Gounod, Charles : Romeo et Juliette
>     Song. Ah! Je veux vivre (Ah! I want to live)
>Puccini, Giacomo : La rondine (The Swallow)
>     Bevo al tuo fresco sorriso (I drink to your fresh smile)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>     Dies Bildnis is bezaubernd schön (This portrait is bewitchingly b
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugene Onegin
>     Waltz. Vot tak syurpriz! (What a surprise!)
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball)
>     Di' tu se fedele il flutto m'aspetta (Say whether the faithful
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>     Song. Votre toast (I can return your toast)
>     Flower Song. La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (The flower you threw to me)
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>     Nessun dorma (No-one shall sleep)
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>     Song to the Moon
>Bizet, Georges : Les pecheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers)
>     Je crois entendre encore (I seem to still hear her sweet
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>     Triumphal March. Gloria all'Egitto (Glory to Egypt)
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>     Dich, teure Halle (Dear hall of song)
>Strauss, Richard : Der Rosenkavalier
>     Di rigori armato il seno (I armed my heart against love)
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Dorilla in Tempe
>     Dell'aura al sussurrar (At the whispering of the breeze)
>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas
>     Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in eartth
>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Julius Caesar in Egypt)
>     Va tacito e nascosto (The cunning hunter moves sil
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>     Soave sia il vento (May the breeze be gentle)
>Rossini, Gioachino : Tancredi
>     Di tanti palpiti (After such pounding of my heart)
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>     Le veau d'or (The golden calf)
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>     Un di, se ben rammentomi...Bella figlia dell'amore (One day, if I remember rightly...Bea
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
>     Glück, das mir verblieb (Happiness, that once dwelt here with me)
>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
>     La calunnia è un venticello (A lie is a little bree
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Beatrice di Tenda, opera
>     Angiol di pace (Angel of peace)
>Boieldieu, François-Adrien : La Fete du village voisin (The fair in the next village)
>     Boléro

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La Traviata
>Rossini, Gioachino : L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers)
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La fille du regiment (The Daughter of the Regiment)
>Offenbach, Jacques : Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Der Freischutz
>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg)
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Bononcini, Giovanni : Griselda
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor
>Gounod, Charles : Romeo et Juliette
>Puccini, Giacomo : La rondine (The Swallow)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugene Onegin
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball)
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Bizet, Georges : Les pecheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers)
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>Strauss, Richard : Der Rosenkavalier
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Dorilla in Tempe
>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas
>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Julius Caesar in Egypt)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Rossini, Gioachino : Tancredi
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Beatrice di Tenda, opera
>Boieldieu, François-Adrien : La Fete du village voisin (The fair in the next village)
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Works Details

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La Traviata :: Brindisi
  • Performers: Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: John Pritchard
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Rossini, Gioachino : L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers) :: Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno! (Cruel fate! Tyrannic
  • Performer: Teresa Berganza
  • Conductor: Alexander Gibson
  • Notes: Composition written: 1813.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1813

>Donizetti, Gaetano : La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) :: Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête!...Pour mon âme
  • Performers: Juan Fl?rez; Juan Flórez (Tenor); Nikola Mijailovic (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Frizza
  • Running Time: 7 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1840

>Offenbach, Jacques : Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) :: Scintille, diamant (Shine, diamond)
  • Performer: John Wegner (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Richard Divall
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: O soave fanciulla (O lovely maiden)
  • Performers: Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano); Simon Keenlyside (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Der Freischütz :: Chorus. Was gleicht wohl auf Erden dem Jägervergnügen? (What pleasure on earth can m
  • Conductor: Silvio Varviso
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1817-1821

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg) :: Song. Morgenlich leuchtend (Shining
  • Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Vissi d'arte (I lived for art)
  • Performer: Renata Tebaldi
  • Conductor: France Molinari-Pradelli
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Bononcini, Giovanni : Griselda :: Per la gloria d'adorarvi (For the glory of adoring you)
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1722

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Easter Hymn. Regina coeli laetare...Inneggiamo, il Signor non è morto (Rejoice
  • Performer: Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 7 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor :: Aria. Greshno tait', ja skuki ne l'ubl'u (I make no secret of it
  • Performer: Nicolai Ghiaurov
  • Conductor: Edward Downes
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1887

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette :: Song. Ah! Je veux vivre (Ah! I want to live)
  • Performer: Amelia Farrugia (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alexander Briger
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Puccini, Giacomo : La rondine (The Swallow) :: Bevo al tuo fresco sorriso (I drink to your fresh smile)
  • Performers: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor); Barbara Vignudelli (Soprano); Paolo Cautoruccio (Voice); Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1917

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Dies Bildnis is bezaubernd schön (This portrait is bewitchingly b
  • Performer: Fritz Wunderlich
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugene Onegin :: Waltz. Vot tak syurpriz! (What a surprise!)
  • Performers: William Mason (Bass-Baritone); Bernd Weikl (Baritone); Stuart Burrows (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1877-1878

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball) :: Di' tu se fedele il flutto m'aspetta (Say whether the faithful
  • Performer: Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Nello Santi
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Song. Votre toast (I can return your toast)
  • Performers: Alison Morgan (Voice); Teddy Rhodes (Bass Baritone); Sally-Anne Russell (Mezzo Soprano); Jenny Duck-Chong (Voice)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun dorma (No-one shall sleep)
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka :: Song to the Moon
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 5 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Bizet, Georges : Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers) :: Je crois entendre encore (I seem to still hear her sweet
  • Performer: Léopold Simoneau
  • Conductor: Lee Schaenen
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Triumphal March. Gloria all'Egitto (Glory to Egypt)
  • Conductor: Johannes Fritzsch
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Dich, teure Halle (Dear hall of song)
  • Performer: Birgit Nilsson
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Strauss, Richard : Der Rosenkavalier :: Di rigori armato il seno (I armed my heart against love)
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Edo De Waart
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1909-1910

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Dorilla in Tempe :: Dell'aura al sussurrar (At the whispering of the breeze)
  • Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Giovanni Antonini
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/09/1726

>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas :: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in eartth
  • Performer: Fiona Campbell (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1689

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Julius Caesar in Egypt) :: Va tacito e nascosto (The cunning hunter moves sil
  • Performer: Graham Pushee (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 6 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Soave sia il vento (May the breeze be gentle)
  • Performers: Brigitte Fassbaender; Tom Krause (Baritone); Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Rossini, Gioachino : Tancredi :: Di tanti palpiti (After such pounding of my heart)
  • Performer: Marilyn Horne
  • Conductor: Henry Lewis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1813

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Le veau d'or (The golden calf)
  • Performer: John Wegner (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Richard Divall
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Un di, se ben rammentomi...Bella figlia dell'amore (One day, if I remember rightly...Bea
  • Performers: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Joan Sutherland; Sherrill Milnes; Huguette Tourangeau (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 5 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Flower Song. La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (The flower you threw to me)
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City) :: Glück, das mir verblieb (Happiness, that once dwelt here with me)
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Stephen Barlow
  • Notes: Composition written: 1920.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1920
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) :: La calunnia è un venticello (A lie is a little bree
  • Performer: Nicolai Ghiaurov
  • Conductor: Silvio Varviso
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Beatrice di Tenda, opera :: Angiol di pace (Angel of peace)
  • Performers: Marilyn Horne; Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1833
  • Studio/Live: Live

>François-Adrien Boieldieu (1775 - 1834) : La Fête du village voisin (The fair in the next village) :: Boléro
  • Performer: Sumi Jo (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta