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Violetta: Arias and Duets from Verdi's "La Traviata"

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>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>     Act 1. Brindiso (Toast)
>     Act 1. Un dì felice, eterea
>     Act 1. Scena ed Aria - Finale
>     Act 1. Follie! Follie! Delirio vano è questo!
>     Act 1. Sempre libera
>     Act 2. Scena ed Aria
>     Act 2. Oh mio rimorso!
>     Act 2. Duetto
>     Act 2. Non sapete quale affetto
>     Act 2. Un dì, quanto le veneri
>     Act 2. Ah! Dite alla giovine
>     Act 2. Imponete / Non amarlo ditegli
>     Act 2. Che fai? / Nulla
>     Act 2. Invitato a qui seguirmi
>     Act 2. Ogni suo aver tal femmina
>     Act 2. Di sprezzo degno se stesso rende
>     Act 2. Alfredo, Alfredo, di questo core
>     Act 3. Annina? / Comandate?
>     Act 3. Teneste la promessa - Attendo, attendo, né a me giungon mai!
>     Act 3. Addio del passato
>     Act 3. Scena e Duetto
>     Act 3. Parigi, o cara, noi lasceremo
>     Act 3. Ah, non piú! - Ah, gran Dio! Morir sì giovine
>     Act 3. Finale ultimo
>     Act 3. Prendi, quest'è l'immagine

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
Performers Conductor Ensemble
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Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"[Anna Netrebkos] voice is gloriously rich, fully accurate and expressive. - Bloomberg News

Notes & Reviews:

Violetta, a CD featuring Anna Netrebko, is essentially an album of highlights from La Traviata, and although the focus is rightly on her, the musical quality of all the performances and of the entire album is terrific. The recording comes from a production at the 2005 Salzburg Festival. With an all-star cast that also features Rolando Villazón and Thomas Hampson, the performances generated an ecstatic reaction from the Salzburg audiences, and the recording captures the excitement of the experience. The soloists, orchestra, and chorus perform with a vibrant energy that propels the drama with unusual urgency. Netrebko sings flawlessly with a sumptuous, velvety legato, and she is completely engaging as Violetta, beautifully capturing her high spirits, her inner strength, and her physical frailty. "Ah, fors'è lui" is particularly moving. Villazón is a fine foil for her, with a dark, burnished tenor and an impetuous, sometimes explosive temperament. Hampson's Germont is vocally superb, but he seems somewhat disengaged and doesn't bring the same level of emotional investment to his role as the romantic leads. Carlo Rizzi leads the Vienna Philharmonic with meticulous attention to the details of Verdi's scoring, giving the music a punchiness that tends to get smoothed out in many performances. The orchestral balances are exceptionally fine, so that each scene is distinctively shaded and colored. Deutsche Grammophon's sound is wonderfully clear and present, capturing the positive elements of a live performance without the distractions or limitations that frequently mar live recordings. ~ Stephen Eddins



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Works Details

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 1. Brindiso (Toast)
  • Performers: Herman Wallén (Voice); Helene Schneiderman (Mezzo Soprano); Salvatore Cordella (Tenor); Paul Gay (Baritone); Anna Netrebko (Soprano); Rolando Villazón (Tenor); Luigi Roni (Bass)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 1. Un dì felice, eterea
  • Performers: Anna Netrebko (Soprano); Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 1. Scena ed Aria - Finale
  • Performers: Rolando Villazón (Tenor); Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 1. Follie! Follie! Delirio vano è questo!
  • Performers: Rolando Villazón (Tenor); Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 1 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 1. Sempre libera
  • Performers: Anna Netrebko (Soprano); Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 2. Scena ed Aria
  • Performer: Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 2. Oh mio rimorso!
  • Performer: Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 2. Duetto
  • Performers: Anna Netrebko (Soprano); Thomas Hampson
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 2. Non sapete quale affetto
  • Performers: Thomas Hampson; Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 2. Un dì, quanto le veneri
  • Performers: Thomas Hampson; Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 2. Ah! Dite alla giovine
  • Performers: Anna Netrebko (Soprano); Thomas Hampson
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 2. Imponete / Non amarlo ditegli
  • Performers: Anna Netrebko (Soprano); Thomas Hampson
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 2. Che fai? / Nulla
  • Performers: Rolando Villazón (Tenor); Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 2. Invitato a qui seguirmi
  • Performers: Herman Wallén (Voice); Luigi Roni (Bass); Helene Schneiderman (Mezzo Soprano); Salvatore Cordella (Tenor); Paul Gay (Baritone); Rolando Villazón (Tenor); Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 2. Ogni suo aver tal femmina
  • Performers: Herman Wallén (Voice); Luigi Roni (Bass); Salvatore Cordella (Tenor); Paul Gay (Baritone); Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 2. Di sprezzo degno se stesso rende
  • Performers: Thomas Hampson; Salvatore Cordella (Tenor); Rolando Villazón (Tenor); Luigi Roni (Bass); Helene Schneiderman (Mezzo Soprano); Herman Wallén (Voice); Paul Gay (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 2. Alfredo, Alfredo, di questo core
  • Performers: Rolando Villazón (Tenor); Anna Netrebko (Soprano); Herman Wallén (Voice); Thomas Hampson; Helene Schneiderman (Mezzo Soprano); Luigi Roni (Bass); Salvatore Cordella (Tenor); Paul Gay (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 3. Annina? / Comandate?
  • Performers: Diane Pilcher (Mezzo Soprano); Luigi Roni (Bass); Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 3. Teneste la promessa - Attendo, attendo, né a me giungon mai!
  • Performer: Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 3. Addio del passato
  • Performer: Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 3. Scena e Duetto
  • Performers: Anna Netrebko (Soprano); Rolando Villazón (Tenor); Diane Pilcher (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 3. Parigi, o cara, noi lasceremo
  • Performers: Rolando Villazón (Tenor); Diane Pilcher (Mezzo Soprano); Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 3. Ah, non piú! - Ah, gran Dio! Morir sì giovine
  • Performers: Anna Netrebko (Soprano); Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 3. Finale ultimo
  • Performers: Rolando Villazón (Tenor); Anna Netrebko (Soprano); Thomas Hampson
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 3. Prendi, quest'è l'immagine
  • Performers: Diane Pilcher (Mezzo Soprano); Anna Netrebko (Soprano); Luigi Roni (Bass); Thomas Hampson; Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live