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Prima Donna: First Ladies Of Opera

Audio Samples

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>     Un bel dì vedremo
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>     Mesídku na nebi hlubokém (O silver moon)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro
>     Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro
>     Voi che sapete
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>     Casta diva
>Handel, George Frideric : Samson
>     Let the bright Seraphim
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
>     Pace, pace, mio Dio
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>     Temerari! Sortite fuori di questo loco!... Come scoglio immoto resta
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>     Signore, ascolta!
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier
>     La mamma morta
>Rossini, Gioachino : Tancredi, opera
>     Di tanti palpiti
>Handel, George Frideric : Semele
>     Endless pleasure, endless love
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>     Adieu, notre petite table
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos
>     Au palais des Fées (Chanson du voile)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>     O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn
>     Ach, ich fuhl's, es ist verschwunden
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice
>     Che fiero momento
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Zaide
>     Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Bohème
>     Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì
>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera
>     Ah! non credea mirarti sì presto estino, o fiore
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>     Il était un roi de Thulé (Chanson du roi de Thulé)... Ah! je ris de me voir si belle
>Charpentier, Gustave : Louise
>     Depuis le jour
>Puccini, Giacomo : Suor Angelica
>     Senza mamma, o bimbo, sei morto
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Casanova
>     O Madonna, auf uns sich (Nuns' Chorus)
>Handel, George Frideric : Ariodante
>     Dopo notte, atra e funesta
>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette
>     Ah! Je vieux vivre dans ce rêve qui m'enivre
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'assedio di Calais, opera
>     Al mio core oggetti amati
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>     Lascia ch'io pianga mia cruda sorte
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>     Vissi d'arte
>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare in Egitto
>     Da tempeste il legno infranto

Album Summary

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Handel, George Frideric : Samson
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier
>Rossini, Gioachino : Tancredi, opera
>Handel, George Frideric : Semele
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Zaide
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Bohème
>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Charpentier, Gustave : Louise
>Puccini, Giacomo : Suor Angelica
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Casanova
>Handel, George Frideric : Ariodante
>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'assedio di Calais, opera
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare in Egitto
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Prima Donna: The First Ladies of Music is Decca's newest tribute to Opera's greatest stars. This 2 for 1 album features Renee Fleming, Anna Netrebko, Cecilia Bartoli, Angelia Gheorghiu, Kiri Te Kanawa, and many more!



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>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Un bel dì vedremo
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka :: Mesídku na nebi hlubokém (O silver moon)
  • Performer: Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro :: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro
  • Performer: Sylvia McNair
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Casta diva
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); Maria Goldschmidt (Flute)
  • Conductor: Adam Fischer
  • Ensemble: International Chamber Soloists
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Handel, George Frideric : Samson :: Let the bright Seraphim
  • Performers: Kiri Te Kanawa; Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Barry Rose
  • Notes: Composition written: 1741.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Pace, pace, mio Dio
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Temerari! Sortite fuori di questo loco!... Come scoglio immoto resta
  • Performers: José Van Dam; Thomas Allen (Baritone); Karita Mattila; Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Francisco Araiza
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 6 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Signore, ascolta!
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro :: Voi che sapete
  • Performer: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Ensemble: The English Concert
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier :: La mamma morta
  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Notes: Composition written: 1896.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Rossini, Gioachino : Tancredi, opera :: Di tanti palpiti
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Roberto Abbado
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1813

>Handel, George Frideric : Semele :: Endless pleasure, endless love
  • Performer: Danielle Niese
  • Conductor: William Christie
  • Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1743

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Adieu, notre petite table
  • Performer: Patricia Petibon (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Yves Abel
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos :: Au palais des Fées (Chanson du voile)
  • Performers: Magdalena Kozená (Mezzo Soprano); Marina Lodygensky (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn
  • Performers: Sumi Jo (Soprano); Uwe Heilmann (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice :: Che fiero momento
  • Performer: Sylvia McNair
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Zaide :: Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1780

>Puccini, Giacomo : La Bohème :: Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì
  • Performers: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano); Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera :: Ah! non credea mirarti sì presto estino, o fiore
  • Performers: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano); Juan Flórez (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Alessandro Marchi
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1831

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Il était un roi de Thulé (Chanson du roi de Thulé)... Ah! je ris de me voir si belle
  • Performer: Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Charpentier, Gustave : Louise :: Depuis le jour
  • Performer: Nicole Cabell (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Andrew Davis
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887-1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : Suor Angelica :: Senza mamma, o bimbo, sei morto
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1918

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Casanova :: O Madonna, auf uns sich (Nuns' Chorus)
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1928

>Handel, George Frideric : Ariodante :: Dopo notte, atra e funesta
  • Performer: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble
  • Notes: Composition written: 1734.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1734

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette :: Ah! Je vieux vivre dans ce rêve qui m'enivre
  • Performer: Patricia Petibon (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Yves Abel
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'assedio di Calais, opera :: Al mio core oggetti amati
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Roberto Abbado
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1836

>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo :: Lascia ch'io pianga mia cruda sorte
  • Performer: Danielle Niese
  • Conductor: William Christie
  • Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1711

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Vissi d'arte
  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Ach, ich fuhl's, es ist verschwunden
  • Performer: Karita Mattila
  • Conductor: John Pritchard
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare in Egitto :: Da tempeste il legno infranto
  • Performer: Magdalena Kozená (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724