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Opera Obsession! - Opera d'Oro's Greatest Hits

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La fille du régiment (The daughter of the regiment), opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Maria Stuarda
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Boito, Arrigo : Mefistofele
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>Strauss, Richard : Arabella, Op. 79
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor
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Notes & Reviews:

Opera d'Oro's Greatest Hits!From the 20th century's most exciting live opera performances come nineteen spectacular tracks starring Maria Callas, Placido Domingo, Montserrat Caballe, Franco Corelli, Renata Tebaldi, Luciano Pavarotti and many more! Included are the Opera d'Oro catalog numbers from which the extracts are drawn so you can easily locate the complete opera recording. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore some of the greatest names in the history of opera!

VERDI: "Celeste Aida" from Aida (Placido Domingo)
BIZET: "Au fond du temple saint" from The Pearl Fishers (Alfredo Kraus, Giuseppe Taddei)
CATALANI: "Ebben? ne andro lontana" from La Wally (Renata Tebaldi)
MASSENET: "Lo son sol... Ah dispar, vision!" from Manon (Luciano Pavarotti)
DONIZETTI: "Il faut partir" from La fille du regiment (Beverly Sills, Fernando Corena, Grayson Hirst)
VERDI: "Libiamo ne'lieti calici" from La traviata (Renata Scotto, Jose Carreras)
DONIZETTI: "Oh nube! che lieve" from Maria Stuarda (Montserrat Caballe)
PUCCINI: "Nessun dorma" from Turandot (Franco Corelli)
MOZART: "Dalla sua pace..." from Don Giovanni (Alfredo Kraus)
BOITO: "Die campi, dai prati" from Mefistofele (Carlo Bergonzi)
VERDI: "Di quella pira" from Il trovatore (Franco Corelli)
R. STRAUSS: "Und du wurst mein..." from Arabella (Montserrat Caballe, Siegmund Nimsgern)
WAGNER: "Dich teure Halle" from Tannhauser (Gundula Janowitz)
BERLIOZ: "Merci, doux crepuschule!" from La Damnation de Faust (Nicolai Gedda)
PUCCINI: "Si. Mi chiamano Mimi" from La Boheme (Mirella Freni)
VERDI: "Dio? mi potevi scagliar" From Otello (Jon Vickers)
PUCCINI: "E lucevan le stelle" from Tosca (Giuseppe di Stefano)
VERDI: "E il sol dell'anima" from Rigoletto (Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano)
DONIZETTI: "Tu che a Dio..." from Lucia di Lammermoor (Luciano Pavarotti)

'This CD serves as a great beginner's guide to opera. there is plenty to choose from on this CD. Placido Domingo starts off the CD with his trademark "Celeste Aida." Next, Alfredo Kraus and Giuseppe Taddei sing "Au fond du temple saint," in Italian instead of French. Renata Tebaldi follows in "Ebben? ne andro lontana."' -Customer Review

"The more I listen to this CD, the more I like it. Beverly Sills is exquisite. Great selection of artists overall. Great price - bought several additional copies to give as gifts." -Customer Review

"Do not be misled by the incredibly low price on this album; the recording quality is quite good. I would have liked more information in the liner notes (especially the year of the performance), but that is a minor quibble when compared to hearing some of the best opera stars of the last century for less than a matinee movie ticket." -Customer Review



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>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Celeste Aida
  • Performers: Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano); Placido Domingo (Voice); Martina Arroyo (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: Au fond du temple saint
  • Performers: Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone); Alfredo Kraus (Voice)
  • Conductor: Armando Parodi
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally :: Ebben? ne andrò lontana
  • Performers: Giacinto Prandelli (Tenor); Renata Tebaldi (Voice); Silvio Maionica (Bass)
  • Conductor: Arturo Basile
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1892

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Io son sol... Ah Dispar, vision!
  • Performers: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Mirella Freni (Voice); Rolando Panerai (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Peter Maag
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Donizetti, Gaetano : La fille du régiment (The daughter of the regiment), opera :: Il faut partir
  • Performers: Fernando Corena (Bass); Grayson Hirst (Tenor); Beverly Sills (Voice)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1840

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Libiamo ne'lieti calici
  • Performers: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Anna Pedrotti (Mezzo Soprano); Renata Scotto (Voice); José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Nino Verchi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Maria Stuarda :: Oh nube! che lieve
  • Performers: José Carreras (Tenor); Montserrat Caballé (Voice); Enrique Serra (Bass)
  • Conductor: Nello Santi
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1834

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun dorma
  • Performers: Birgit Nilsson (Voice); Nicola Zaccaria (Bass); Galina Vishnevskaya (Soprano); Franco Corelli (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Dalla sua pace...
  • Performers: Sena Jurinac (Soprano); Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Alfredo Kraus (Voice); Nicolai Ghiaurov (Voice); Gundula Janowitz (Voice)
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Boito, Arrigo : Mefistofele :: Die campi, dai prati
  • Performers: Nicolai Ghiaurov (Voice); Renata Tebaldi (Voice); Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Notes: Composition written: 1868-75.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1868-1875

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Di quella pira
  • Performers: Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano); Franco Corelli (Tenor); Leontyne Price (Soprano); Ettore Bastianini (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Strauss, Richard : Arabella, Op. 79 :: Und du wurst mein
  • Performers: René Kollo (Voice); Montserrat Caballé (Voice); Kurt Moll (Bass); Siegmund Nimsgern (Bass)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Rennert
  • Notes: Composition written: 1929-32.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1929-1932

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Dich teure Halle
  • Performers: Mignon Dunn (Mezzo Soprano); René Kollo (Voice); Wolfgang Brendel (Baritone); Gundula Janowitz (Voice)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
  • Performers: Marilyn Horne (Voice); Nicolai Gedda (Voice); Dimiter Petkov (Bass)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/1845-10/1846

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Si. Mi chiamano Mimì
  • Performers: Rita Talarico (Soprano); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Mirella Freni (Voice); Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Dio! mi potevi scagliar
  • Performers: Peter Glossop (Baritone); Mirella Freni (Voice); Ryland Davies (Tenor); Jon Vickers (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: E lucevan le stelle
  • Performers: Renata Tebaldi (Voice); Giuseppe Di Stefano (Voice); Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: E il sil dell'anima
  • Performers: Maria Callas (Voice); Giuseppe Di Stefano (Voice)
  • Conductor: Guido Picco
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor :: Tu che a Dio
  • Performers: Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Renata Scotto (Voice)
  • Conductor: France Molinari-Pradelli
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1835