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A Night at the Opera: The Greatest Arias & Duets

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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>     Overture
>     Voi che sapete (You Ladies, who know wha
>     Porgi amor (O Love, give me some remedy)
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>     Lascia ch'io pianga (Let me weep)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>     Là ci darem la mano (Give me your hand)
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera
>     Una furtiva lagrima (One furtive tear)
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>     Au fond du temple saint (In the depths of the temple)
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>     Toreador's Song
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Lakme, opera
>     Flower Duet
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>     Intermezzo
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>     Rintona vincitor (Returns victorius)
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>     O soave fanciulla (O lovely maiden)
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>     Un bel dì (One fine day)
>     Viene la sera (It's nearly evening)
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>     O mio babbino caro (Papa dearest)
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>     Nessun dorma (None shall sleep)
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>     Song to the Moon

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Lakme, opera
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
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Notes & Reviews:

Sing along to a selection of some of opera's greatest hits. Warm up your voice with handel's sublime 'lascia ch'io pianga', luxuriate in the tuneful ease of mozart's 'porgi amor', and get in touch with your inner hero with puccini's 'nessun dorma'! This cd offers a snapshot of two centuries of operatic genius and boasts a who's who of australia's leading singers - yvonne kenny, david hobson, sara macliver, teddy tahu rhodes, rosario la spina and antoinette halloran.



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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Richard Divall
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo :: Lascia ch'io pianga (Let me weep)
  • Performer: Yvonne Kenny
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1711

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Voi che sapete (You Ladies, who know wha
  • Performer: Sally-Anne Russell (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Milton
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Là ci darem la mano (Give me your hand)
  • Performers: Isobel Buchanan (Soprano); John Pringle (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Porgi amor (O Love, give me some remedy)
  • Performer: Sara Macliver (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Sebastian Lang-Lessing
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera :: Una furtiva lagrima (One furtive tear)
  • Performer: David Hobson (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Marco Guidarini
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: Au fond du temple saint (In the depths of the temple)
  • Performers: David Hobson (Bass Baritone); Teddy Rhodes (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Thomas Woods
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Toreador's Song
  • Performer: Teddy Rhodes (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé, opera :: Flower Duet
  • Performers: Heather Begg (Mezzo Soprano); Glenys Fowles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 5 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: David Measham
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Rintona vincitor (Returns victorius)
  • Performer: Rita Hunter (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Dobbs Franks
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: O soave fanciulla (O lovely maiden)
  • Performers: Rosario Spina; Antoinette Halloran (Voice)
  • Conductor: Stephen Mould
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Un bel dì (One fine day)
  • Performer: Antoinette Halloran (Voice)
  • Conductor: Stephen Mould
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Viene la sera (It's nearly evening)
  • Performers: Rosario Spina; Antoinette Halloran (Voice)
  • Conductor: Stephen Mould
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro (Papa dearest)
  • Performer: Shu-Cheen Yu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun dorma (None shall sleep)
  • Performer: Antoinette Halloran (Voice)
  • Conductor: Stephen Mould
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka :: Song to the Moon
  • Performer: Yvonne Kenny
  • Conductor: Wlodzimierz Kamirski
  • Running Time: 6 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta