The Very Best of Alfredo Kraus

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Auber, Daniel-François-Esprit : La muette de Portici
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
>Gounod, Charles : Romeo et Juliette
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La figlia del reggimento
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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Act I. Un'aura amorosa
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Act II. In qual fiero contrasto...Tradito, schernito
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera :: Act I. A te, o cara
  • Performers: Stefan Elenkov (Bass); Agostino Ferrin (Bass); Alfredo Kraus; Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera :: Act III. Son già lontani
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera :: Act III. Vieni fra queste braccia
  • Performers: Alfredo Kraus; Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera :: Act II. Una vurtiva lagrima
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Michelangelo Veltri
  • Notes: Paris Opéra (12/20/1987/12/22/1987)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale :: Act II. Povero Ernesto!...Cercherò lontana terra...E se fia che ad altro oggett
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Sarah Caldwell
  • Running Time: 7 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale :: Act III. Com' è gentil
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Sarah Caldwell
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale :: Act III. Tornami a dir
  • Performers: Beverly Sills; Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Sarah Caldwell
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor :: Act I. Qui di sposa...Verrano a te
  • Performers: Alfredo Kraus; Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
  • Running Time: 7 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1835

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor :: Act III. Tombe degli avi miei...Fra poco a me ricovero
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
  • Running Time: 7 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1835

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor :: Act III. Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali
  • Performers: Robert Lloyd (Bass); Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1835

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act I. Un dì felice
  • Performers: Alfredo Kraus; Renata Scotto
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act II. Lunge da lei...De' miei bollenti spiriti...Oh, mio rimorso
  • Performers: Cynthia Buchan (Mezzo Soprano); Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Act I. Questa o quella
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Act I. E il sol dell'anima
  • Performers: Beverly Sills (Voice); Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Act II. Ella mi fu rapita!...Parmi veder le lagrime
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Act III. La donna è mobile
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Act III. Un dì, se ben rammentomi...Bella figlia dell'amore (Quartet)
  • Performers: Mignon Dunn (Mezzo Soprano); Beverly Sills; Alfredo Kraus; Sherrill Milnes
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Running Time: 5 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Act I. Che gelida manina
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Act I. O soave fanciulla
  • Performers: Alfredo Kraus; Sherrill Milnes; Renata Scotto
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Act IV. In un coupé?...O Mimi, tu piú non torni
  • Performers: Alfredo Kraus; Sherrill Milnes
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Daniel-François-Esprit Auber (1782 - 1871) : La muette de Portici :: Act II. Amis, la matinée est belle (Barcarolle)
  • Performers: Frederic Vassar (Voice); Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Thomas Fulton
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Act II. En fermant les yeux
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Act III. Je suis seul...Ah! fuyez, douce image
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Massenet, Jules : Werther :: Act III. Toute mon âme est là! Pourquoi me réveiller
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette :: Act I. Ange adorable
  • Performers: Alfredo Kraus; Catherine Malfitano
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette :: Act II. L'amour, l'amour...Ah! lève-toi, soleil!
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Act III. Quel trouble inconnu me pénètre...Salut! demeure chaste et pure
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Michelangelo Veltri
  • Notes: Paris Opéra (12/20/1987/12/22/1987)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Donizetti, Gaetano : La figlia del reggimento :: Act II. Ah! mes amis...Pour mon âme
  • Performers: Jean-Noël Bèguelin; Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Bruno Campanella
  • Notes: Paris Opéra-Comique (05/14/1986/05/19/1986)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1840