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The World's Most Romantic Operas / Gavazzeni, Ozawa, et al [14 CDs]

Album Summary

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier
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Notes & Reviews:

Seven complete operas from the romantic repertoire—great live opera recordings at budget price in one space-saving set! Exciting live recordings taped 1967–1973 of the greatest love stories ever celebrated in song. Includes Donizetti's funny, tender, and utterly lovable L'elisir d'amore, Puccini's timeless La Boheme, Gluck's elegant Orfeo ed Euridice, Massenet's famous and popular Manon, Verdi's most beloved La Traviata, Giordano's masterpiece Andrea Chenier, and Beethoven's single and monumental opera, Fidelio.



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Works Details

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo
  • Performers: Antonietta Stella (Voice); Mariella Adani (Soprano); Shirley Verrett (Voice)
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Running Time: 65 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
  • Performers: Franz Crass (Bass); Donald Grobe (Tenor); Curt Malm (Tenor); Klaus Hirte (Baritone); Hans Hotter (Voice); James King (Voice); Christa Ludwig (Voice); Edith Mathis (Soprano); Ingvar Wixell (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Notes: Composition written: 1804-06.
  • Running Time: 82 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1804-1806
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
  • Performers: Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone); Renza Jotti (Soprano); Carlo Cava (Bass); Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor); Renata Scotto (Voice)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 104 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
  • Performers: Carlo Meliciani (Baritone); Franco Lombardi (Tenor); Anna Pedrotti (Mezzo Soprano); Guido Mazzini (Bass); Fernando Jacopucci (Tenor); Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); José Carreras (Voice); Renata Scotto (Voice)
  • Conductor: Nino Verchi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 104 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Massenet, Jules : Manon
  • Performers: Rolando Panerai (Baritone); Antonio Zerbini (Bass); Ida Farina (Soprano); Giuseppe Morresi (Bass Baritone); Franco Ricciardi (Tenor); Mirella Freni (Voice); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Peter Maag
  • Running Time: 84 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
  • Performers: Mario Filici (Voice); Gianni Maffeo (Baritone); Elio Prisco (Bass); Rita Talarico (Soprano); Alessandro Maddalena (Bass); Franco Calabrese (Bass); Mario Frosini (Baritone); Nicola Vocals] (Bass); Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Mirella Freni (Voice); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Running Time: 77 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier
  • Performers: Carlo Forti (Bass); Edmund Hurshell (Baritone); Margaret Sjostedt (Voice); Elisabeth Höngen (Mezzo Soprano); Ettore Bastianini (Baritone); Hilde Konetzni (Voice); Franco Corelli (Tenor); Renata Tebaldi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Lovro Matacic
  • Notes: Composition written: 1896.
  • Running Time: 95 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896
  • Studio/Live: Live