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Opera 2010

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>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>     Vissi d'arte
>     E lucevan le stelle
>Gounod, Charles : Romeo et Juliette
>     Ah! Je veux vivre dans ce rêve
>     L'amour, l'amour... Ah! Lève-toi, soleil
>Rossini, Gioachino : La donna del lago
>     Fra il padre, e fra l'amante
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Griselda
>     Agitata da due venti
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>     Casta Diva
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>     Se quel guerrier io fossi!... Celeste
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>     Der Hölle Rache
>     O zittre nicht
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Orlando finto pazzo
>     Se in ogni guardo
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice
>     Che farò senza Euridice?
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>     Attesa
>     Mamma, quel vino è generoso
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : La finta giardiniera
>     Va pure ad altri
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>     Mi tradi quell'alma ingrata
>Mascagni, Pietro : L'amico Fritz
>     Ed anche Beppe amo
>     Cherry Duet. Suzel, bon dì
>Handel, George Frideric : Faramondo
>     Rival il sono
>Handel, George Frideric : Poro
>     Caro amico amplesso!
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>     En fermant les yeux
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro
>     Non so piú
>     Dove sono
>Handel, George Frideric : Aci, Galatea e Polifemo
>     Precipitoso nel mar che freme
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>     Vogliatemi bene
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>     Crude furie
>     Frondi tenere... Ombra mai fu
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>     La donna è mobile
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier
>     La mamma morta
>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera
>     Compagne... Come per me sereno
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>     O mio babbino caro
>Handel, George Frideric : Arianna in Creta
>     Qui ti sfido, o mostro infame!
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucrezia Borgia
>     Brindisi. Il segreto per esser felici
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>     Bess, you is my woman now
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Paladins
>     Triste séjour
>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann
>     Barcarolle. Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>     Song to the Moon
>Cilèa, Francesco : Adriana Lecouvreur
>     Ecco, respiro appena. Io son l'umile ancella
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>     Nessun dorma
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>     Brindisi. Libiamo ne'lieti calici

Album Summary

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Gounod, Charles : Romeo et Juliette
>Rossini, Gioachino : La donna del lago
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Griselda
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Orlando finto pazzo
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : La finta giardiniera
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Mascagni, Pietro : L'amico Fritz
>Handel, George Frideric : Faramondo
>Handel, George Frideric : Poro
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro
>Handel, George Frideric : Aci, Galatea e Polifemo
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier
>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Handel, George Frideric : Arianna in Creta
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucrezia Borgia
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Paladins
>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Cilèa, Francesco : Adriana Lecouvreur
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
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Notes & Reviews:

Following the enormous success of the album 'Opera 2009', EMI Classics releases Opera 2010. With 40 tracks, and over 21/2 hours of operatic arias and duets, this double album features the best and most popular names in opera from the catalogs of both Virgin Classics and EMI Classics. This set features present day superstars like Angela Gheorghiu, Natalie Dessay, Sarah Brightman, Jessye Norman, Placido Domingo, and more, as well as rising new artists such as Joyce DiDonato, Diana Damrau, Elina Garanca, Vivica Genaux, and Philippe Jaroussky.

Great voices of today and legendary singers of the past, from the EMI and Virgin Classics catalogue: the home of opera.Following the enormous success of the album OPERA 2009, EMI Classics is releasing OPERA 2010 in March 2010. With 40 tracks, and over 2½ hours of operatic arias and duets, this double album features the best and most popular names in opera from the catalogues of both Virgin Classics and EMI Classics, ranging from the newest arrivals on the operatic scene, as well as many present day superstars, to iconic legends. This is an unmissable collection of the best in opera that will have a wide appeal.



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>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Vissi d'arte
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette :: Ah! Je veux vivre dans ce rêve
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Dan Ettinger
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Rossini, Gioachino : La donna del lago :: Fra il padre, e fra l'amante
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Eduardo Müller
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1819

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Griselda :: Agitata da due venti
  • Performer: Vivica Genaux (Mezzo-Soprano)
  • Conductor: Fabio Biondi
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 05/18/1735

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Casta Diva
  • Performers: Maria Callas (Voice); Tullio Serafin (Voice)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Se quel guerrier io fossi!... Celeste
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Der Hölle Rache
  • Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Louis Langrée
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Orlando finto pazzo :: Se in ogni guardo
  • Performer: Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Jean-Christophe Spinosi
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/1714

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice :: Che farò senza Euridice?
  • Performer: David Daniels (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Harry Bicket
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Attesa
  • Performer: Sarah Brightman (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Paul Bateman
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette :: L'amour, l'amour... Ah! Lève-toi, soleil
  • Performers: Rolando Villaz?n (Voice); Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Evelino Pidò
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : La finta giardiniera :: Va pure ad altri
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Louis Langrée
  • Notes: Composition written: 1775.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1775

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Mi tradi quell'alma ingrata
  • Conductor: Daniel Harding
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Mascagni, Pietro : L'amico Fritz :: Ed anche Beppe amo
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Handel, George Frideric : Faramondo :: Rival il sono
  • Performer: Max Cencic (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Diego Fasolis
  • Notes: Composition written: 1737.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1737

>Handel, George Frideric : Poro :: Caro amico amplesso!
  • Performers: Patrizia Ciofi (Soprano); Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1731

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: En fermant les yeux
  • Performers: Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro :: Non so piú
  • Performer: Teresa Berganza (Voice)
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Handel, George Frideric : Aci, Galatea e Polifemo :: Precipitoso nel mar che freme
  • Performer: Laurent Naouri (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1708

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Vogliatemi bene
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Handel, George Frideric : Serse :: Crude furie
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Christophe Rousset
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro :: Dove sono
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks (Voice)
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: La donna è mobile
  • Performers: Rolando Villaz?n (Voice); Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Marcello Viotti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier :: La mamma morta
  • Performer: Maria Callas (Voice)
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Notes: Composition written: 1896.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera :: Compagne... Come per me sereno
  • Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Evelino Pidò
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1831

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gabriele Santini
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Handel, George Frideric : Arianna in Creta :: Qui ti sfido, o mostro infame!
  • Performer: Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Notes: Composition written: 1733.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1733

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucrezia Borgia :: Brindisi. Il segreto per esser felici
  • Performer: Vivica Genaux (Mezzo-Soprano)
  • Conductor: John Nelson
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1833

>Handel, George Frideric : Serse :: Frondi tenere... Ombra mai fu
  • Performer: David Daniels (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: O zittre nicht
  • Performer: Diana Damrau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jérémie Rhorer
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: Bess, you is my woman now
  • Performers: Lesley Garrett (Voice); Bryn Terfel (Voice)
  • Conductor: Philip Ellis
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Mascagni, Pietro : L'amico Fritz :: Cherry Duet. Suzel, bon dì
  • Performers: Mirella Freni (Voice); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Paladins :: Triste séjour
  • Performer: Véronique Gens (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Christophe Rousset
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1760

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: E lucevan le stelle
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann :: Barcarolle. Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour
  • Performers: Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano); Jessye Norman (Voice)
  • Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka :: Song to the Moon
  • Performer: Lucia Popp (Voice)
  • Conductor: Stefan Soltesz
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Mamma, quel vino è generoso
  • Performer: Franco Corelli (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Gabriele Santini
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Francesco Cilèa (Composer) (1866 - 1950) : Adriana Lecouvreur :: Ecco, respiro appena. Io son l'umile ancella
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa (Voice)
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1902

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun dorma
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Alain Lombard
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Brindisi. Libiamo ne'lieti calici
  • Performers: Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853