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Divos & Divas

Album Summary

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera
>Lara, Agustín : Granada
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Lehár, Franz : The Land of Smiles
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Schoenberg, Claude-Michel : Les Miserables, musical
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Capua, Eduardo di : O sole mio
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Handel, George Frideric : Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Handel, George Frideric : Semele
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Glinka, Mikhail : Ruslan and Ludmilla
>Charpentier, Gustave : Louise
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Casanova
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Divos & Divas is a unique collection of all the great genuine opera stars appearing on the world's stages today and includes a galaxy of performances of opera's best-loved arias and classic melodies.

CD 1, The Divos, features celebrated performances from Roberto Alagna, Juan Diego Flórez, Jonas Kaufmann, Plácido Domingo, Bryn Terfel, José Carreras, Josef Calleja and Erwin Schrott

CD 2, The Divas, features outstanding recordings by Cecilia Bartoli, Renée Fleming, Anna Netrebko, Angela Gheorghiu, Montserrat Caballé, Nicole Cabell, Olga Borodina, and Kiri te Kanawa



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Works Details

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera :: Una furtiva lagrima
  • Performer: Juan Flórez (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Frizza
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Agustín Lara (1897 - 1970) : Granada
  • Performer: Juan Flórez (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Miguel Harth Bedoya
  • Ensemble: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1932

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Flower Song. La fleur que tu m'avais jetée
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : The Land of Smiles :: Dein
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Ensemble: Rome Opera House Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Che gelida manina
  • Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Prize Song. Morgenlich leuchtend
  • Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Ensemble: Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Deh! vieni alla finestra
  • Performer: Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Schoenberg, Claude-Michel : Les Miserables, musical :: Stars
  • Performers: David Hartley (Piano); Steve Pearce (Drums); Ralph Salmins (Drums); Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Paul Gemignani
  • Ensemble: Welsh National Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1980

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera :: Quanto è bella, quanto è cara
  • Performers: Elena Dan (Soprano); Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Evelino Pidò
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: Firenze è come un albero fiorito
  • Performer: Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
  • Ensemble: Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: La donna è mobile
  • Performer: Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Addio, fiorito asil
  • Performer: Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: E lucevan le stella
  • Performer: José Carreras
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Capua, Eduardo di : O sole mio
  • Performer: José Carreras
  • Conductor: Eduardo Müller
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1900

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Non piú andrai
  • Performer: Erwin Schrott (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Frizza
  • Ensemble: Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Casta Diva
  • Performers: Maria Goldschmidt (Flute); Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Adam Fischer
  • Ensemble: Scintilla Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Handel, George Frideric : Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno :: Lascia la spina, cogli la rosa
  • Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre
  • Notes: Composition written: 1707.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1707

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka :: Mesícku na nebi hlubokém (O silver moon)
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Handel, George Frideric : Semele :: Endless pleasure
  • Performer: Danielle Niese
  • Conductor: William Christie
  • Ensemble: Les Arts florissants
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1743

>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally :: Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: John Mauceri
  • Ensemble: Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1892

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Pace, pace, mio Dio!
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Ensemble: Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
  • Running Time: 5 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Vissi d'arte
  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Signore, ascolta
  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Glinka, Mikhail : Ruslan and Ludmilla :: Vdali ot milogo
  • Performer: Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Valery Gergiev
  • Ensemble: Kirov Theater Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1837-1842

>Charpentier, Gustave : Louise :: Depuis le jour
  • Performer: Nicole Cabell (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887-1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Quando me n'vò
  • Performer: Nicole Cabell (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47 :: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix
  • Performer: Olga Borodina (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Ensemble: Welsh National Opera Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859-1877

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Casanova :: Nuns' Chorus. O Madonna, auf uns sieh
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Ensemble: Utah Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1928