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

Audio Samples

>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

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: Mariella Adani (Soprano); Shirley Verrett (Voice); Antonietta Stella (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: Donald Grobe (Tenor); Franz Crass (Bass); Curt Malm (Tenor); Edith Mathis (Soprano); Hans Hotter (Voice); Klaus Hirte (Baritone); Christa Ludwig (Voice); Ingvar Wixell (Baritone); James King (Voice)
  • 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: Renata Scotto (Voice); Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor); Carlo Cava (Bass); Renza Jotti (Soprano); Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 104 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
  • Performers: Renata Scotto (Voice); José Carreras (Tenor); Fernando Jacopucci (Tenor); Anna Pedrotti (Mezzo Soprano); Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Franco Lombardi (Tenor); Carlo Meliciani (Baritone); Guido Mazzini (Bass)
  • 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); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Mirella Freni (Voice); Franco Ricciardi (Tenor); Giuseppe Morresi (Bass Baritone)
  • 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 Frosini (Baritone); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Mirella Freni (Voice); Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Franco Calabrese (Bass); Alessandro Maddalena (Bass); Rita Talarico (Soprano); Elio Prisco (Bass); Gianni Maffeo (Baritone); Mario Filici (Voice); Nicola Vocals] (Bass)
  • 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: Renata Tebaldi (Voice); Franco Corelli (Tenor); Hilde Konetzni (Voice); Ettore Bastianini (Baritone); Elisabeth Höngen (Mezzo Soprano); Margaret Sjostedt (Voice); Edmund Hurshell (Baritone); Carlo Forti (Bass)
  • 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