The Best of Opera Vol 4

> Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg) - Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: Overture
> Aida - Aida: Ritorna vincitor!
> Il trovatore - Il Trovatore: Manrico?... Di quella pira
> Cosi fan tutte, K. 588 - Cosi fan tutte, K. 588: Come scoglio
> Thais - Thais, Act II: Meditation
> Manon Lescaut - Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata
> L'elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love) - L'elisir d'amore: Una furtiva lagrima
> La traviata - La Traviata: Follie!... Sempre libera
> Die tote Stadt, Op. 12 - Die tote Stadt, Op. 12: Gluck, das mir verblieb
> Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K. 620 - Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K. 620, Act I: Dies Bildnis sind bezaubernd schon (Tamino)
> La Cenerentola (Cinderella) - La Cenerentola: Nacqui all' affanno
> Pagliacci - Pagliacci: Bell Chorus
> La Gioconda - La Gioconda: Cielo e mar
> Alceste - Alceste: Ombre larve
> Carmen - Carmen, Act 3: Entr' acte
> Cavalleria rusticana - Cavalleria Rusticana: Mamma, quel vino e generoso

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Rossini, Gioachino : La Cenerentola
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Alceste
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

From rousing orchestral works like the Overture to Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg to acrobatic showpieces like the aria from Rossini's La Cenerentola or Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte, this latest volume of the Best of Opera includes arias and orchestral works from some of the genre's seminal works.



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Works Details

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Overture
  • Conductor: Johannes Wildner
  • Ensemble: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice
  • Running Time: 9 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Ritorna vincitor!
  • Performer: Maria Dragoni (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Rico Saccani
  • Ensemble: National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Manrico?...Di quella pira
  • Performers: József Mukk (Tenor); Daniela Longhi (Soprano); J?zsef Mukk
  • Conductor: Will Humburg
  • Ensemble: Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Come scoglio
  • Performer: Joanna Borowska (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Johannes Wildner
  • Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
  • Performer: János Selmeczy (Violin)
  • Conductor: György Selmeczi
  • Ensemble: Camerata Transylvanica
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Sola perduta, abbandonata
  • Performer: Miriam Gauci (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
  • Ensemble: Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera :: Una furtiva lagrima
  • Performer: Vincenzo La Scola (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Pier Morandi
  • Ensemble: Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Follie!...Sempre libera
  • Performer: Monika Krause (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
  • Ensemble: Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City) :: Glück, das mir verblieb
  • Performer: Katarina Dalayman (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Leif Segerstam
  • Ensemble: Royal Stockholm Opera Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1920.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1920

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön
  • Performer: Herbert Lippert (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Michael Halász
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Rossini, Gioachino : La Cenerentola :: Nacqui all'affano
  • Performer: Ewa Podles (Alto)
  • Conductor: Pier Morandi
  • Ensemble: Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1817

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera :: Bell Chorus
  • Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
  • Ensemble: Slovak State Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda :: Cielo e mar
  • Performer: Thomas Harper (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Michael Halász
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1876

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Alceste :: Ombre larve
  • Performer: Teresa Ringholz (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Arnold Östman
  • Notes: Composition written: Germany.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Entr' acte, Act 3
  • Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
  • Ensemble: Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Mamma, Quel vino è generoso
  • Performer: Thomas Harper (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Michael Halász
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic