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Leontyne Price - Verdi & Puccini Arias

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Rondine
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
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Notes & Reviews:

Known by connoisseurs as the legendary 'Blue Album', this historic gem from 1961 was Leontyne Price's debut orchestral recording for RCA. It offers some of her most shining moments from the composer whom she calls 'her best friends, operatically speaking.'



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>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Ritorna vincitor!
  • Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Oliviero de Fabritiis
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Qui Radamès verrà!
  • Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Oliviero de Fabritiis
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: O patria mia
  • Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Oliviero de Fabritiis
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Che piú t'arresti?
  • Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Arturo Basile
  • Ensemble: Rome Opera House Orchestra
  • Notes: Rome Opera House, Rome, Italy (07/15/1959/07/22/1959)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Tacea la notte placida
  • Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Arturo Basile
  • Ensemble: Rome Opera House Orchestra
  • Notes: Rome Opera House, Rome, Italy (07/15/1959/07/22/1959)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Di tale amor che dirsi
  • Performers: Laura Londi (Soprano); Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Arturo Basile
  • Ensemble: Rome Opera House Orchestra
  • Notes: Rome Opera House, Rome, Italy (07/15/1959/07/22/1959)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Timor di me?; D'amor sull'ali rosee
  • Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Arturo Basile
  • Ensemble: Rome Opera House Orchestra
  • Notes: Rome Opera House, Rome, Italy (07/15/1959/07/22/1959)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Un bel dì vedremo
  • Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Oliviero de Fabritiis
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Tu? tu? piccolo Iddio! (Morte di Butterfly)
  • Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Oliviero de Fabritiis
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Puccini, Giacomo : La Rondine :: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta
  • Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Oliviero de Fabritiis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1917

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Vissi d'arte
  • Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Oliviero de Fabritiis
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Signore, ascolta!
  • Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Oliviero de Fabritiis
  • Notes: Rome Opera House, Rome, Italy (06/28/1960-06/29/1960)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Tu che di gel sei cinta
  • Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Oliviero de Fabritiis
  • Notes: Rome Opera House, Rome, Italy (06/28/1960-06/29/1960)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926