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

Audio Samples

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>     O Mimì, tu piú non torni
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>     Près des remparts de Seville
>Halévy, Fromental : La Juive, opera
>     Rachel, quand du Seigneur
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366
>     Padre, germani, addio!
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I masnadieri
>     Oh mio castel paterno
>Cilèa, Francesco : Adriana Lecouvreur
>     "Io son l'umile ancella"
>Massenet, Jules : Sapho, lyric piece in 5 acts (2 versions)
>     Ah, qu'il est loin, mon pays
>Marschner, Heinrich August : Hans Heiling, opera, Op. 80
>     Meister Heiling
>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera
>     Oh! quante volte
>Smetana, Bedrich : Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride), opera, JB 1
>     100
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>     Un bel dì, vedremo
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass
>     Ingemisco
>Mascagni, Pietro : L'Amico Fritz
>     Suzel, buon dì (Cherry Duet)
>Massenet, Jules : Hérodiade, opera in 4 acts
>     Il est doux, il est bon
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>     Un aura amorosa
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Le prophète, grand opera in 5 acts
>     Donnez, donnez
>Boieldieu, François-Adrien : La dame blanche
>     La, la, la
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>     Casta diva
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>     Sì, pel ciel marmoreo giuro

Album Summary

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Halévy, Fromental : La Juive, opera
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I masnadieri
>Cilèa, Francesco : Adriana Lecouvreur
>Massenet, Jules : Sapho, lyric piece in 5 acts (2 versions)
>Marschner, Heinrich August : Hans Heiling, opera, Op. 80
>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera
>Smetana, Bedrich : Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride), opera, JB 1
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass
>Mascagni, Pietro : L'Amico Fritz
>Massenet, Jules : Hérodiade, opera in 4 acts
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Le prophète, grand opera in 5 acts
>Boieldieu, François-Adrien : La dame blanche
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
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Notes & Reviews:

This second volume of "Opera Obsession!" brings more great hits from the vast Opear d'Oro catalog of live opera, most of them issued for the first time ever at budget price, yet all digitally remastered. 19 thrilling excerpts from some of the 20th century's most exciting opera performances.



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Works Details

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: O Mimì, tu piú non torni
  • Performers: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Près des remparts de Seville
  • Performers: Placido Domingo (Voice); Shirley Verrett (Voice)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Halévy, Fromental : La Juive, opera :: Rachel, quand du Seigneur
  • Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1835

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366 :: Padre, germani, addio!
  • Performer: Heather Harper (Soprano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1781.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1781

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I masnadieri :: Oh mio castel paterno
  • Performer: Gianni Raimondi (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Cilèa, Francesco : Adriana Lecouvreur :: "Io son l'umile ancella"
  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1902

>Massenet, Jules : Sapho, lyric piece in 5 acts (2 versions) :: Ah, qu'il est loin, mon pays
  • Performer: Alexander Oliver (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Marschner, Heinrich August : Hans Heiling, opera, Op. 80 :: Meister Heiling
  • Performers: Leonore Kirschstein (Soprano); Hetty Plumacher (Voice); Hermann Prey (Voice)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1831-32.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1831-1832

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera :: Oh! quante volte
  • Performer: Margherita Rinaldi (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1830

>Smetana, Bedrich : Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride), opera, JB 1 :: 100
  • Performer: Beno Blachut (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863-1870

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Un bel dì, vedremo
  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé (Voice)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Requiem Mass :: Ingemisco
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Mascagni, Pietro : L'Amico Fritz :: Suzel, buon dì (Cherry Duet)
  • Performers: Mirella Freni (Voice); Gianni Raimondi (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Massenet, Jules : Hérodiade, opera in 4 acts :: Il est doux, il est bon
  • Performer: Muriel Channes (Voice)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Un aura amorosa
  • Performer: Peter Schreier (Voice)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Le prophète, grand opera in 5 acts :: Donnez, donnez
  • Performer: Marilyn Horne (Voice)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Boieldieu, François-Adrien : La dame blanche :: La, la, la
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda (Voice)
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1825

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Casta diva
  • Performer: Maria Callas (Voice)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Sì, pel ciel marmoreo giuro
  • Performers: Giuliano Ciannella (Tenor); Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887