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Rolando Villazon's Guide to Opera

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>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>     O Mio Babbino Caro
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>     La Donna è Mobile
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>     Un Bel Dì Vedremo
>     Humming Chorus
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera
>     Una furtiva Lagrima
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : The Marriage of Figaro
>     Voi Che Sapete
>     Non Piú Andrai
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>     The Ride of the Valkyres
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>     Habanera
>     The Toreador Song
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Lakme
>     The Flower Song
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>     Soldiers' Chorus
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo Ed Eurdice
>     Che Farò Senza Eurdice?
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>     Casta Diva Bellini
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>     Ne Andro Lontana
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>     Soave Sia Il Vento
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>     Vissi D'Arte
>     E Lucevan Le Stelle
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>     Di Quella Pira
>     Vedi! Le Fosche Notturne Spoglie (Anvil Chorus)
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>     In Fernem Land
>Bizet, Georges : Les Pecheurs de Pearles
>     The Pearl Fisher's Duet
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>     Nessun Dorma
>Cilèa, Francesco : Adriana Lecouvreur
>     L'Anima Ho Stanca
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>     O Soave Fanciulla
>     Sì, Mi Chiamano Mimì
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>     Va, Pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>     Ombra Mai Fú
>Offenbach, Jacques : The Tales of Hoffmann
>     Barcarolle
>Cilèa, Francesco : L'Arlesiana
>     Federico's Lament
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>     Regina Coeli Laetare
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci
>     Vesti la Giubba
>Rossini, Gioachino : The Barber of Seville
>     Una Voce Poco Fa
>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hansel und Gretel
>     Evening Prayer
>Rossini, Gioachino : The Barbers of Seville
>     Largo Al Factotum
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>     Songs to the Moon
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La Traviata
>     Libiamo Ne' Lieti Calici
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
>     Pourquoi Me Réveiller

Album Summary

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : The Marriage of Figaro
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Lakme
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo Ed Eurdice
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>Bizet, Georges : Les Pecheurs de Pearles
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Cilèa, Francesco : Adriana Lecouvreur
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>Offenbach, Jacques : The Tales of Hoffmann
>Cilèa, Francesco : L'Arlesiana
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci
>Rossini, Gioachino : The Barber of Seville
>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hansel und Gretel
>Rossini, Gioachino : The Barbers of Seville
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La Traviata
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
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Works Details

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O Mio Babbino Caro
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: La Donna è Mobile
  • Performer: Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Un Bel Dì Vedremo
  • Performer: Mirella Freni (Voice)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera :: Una furtiva Lagrima
  • Performer: Juan Flórez (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : The Marriage of Figaro :: Voi Che Sapete
  • Performer: Magdalena Kozená (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: The Ride of the Valkyres
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Habanera
  • Performer: Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé :: The Flower Song
  • Performers: Jane Berbié (Mezzo Soprano); Joan Sutherland (Voice)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Soldiers' Chorus
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo Ed Eurdice :: Che Farò Senza Eurdice?
  • Performer: Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Casta Diva Bellini
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : The Marriage of Figaro :: Non Piú Andrai
  • Performer: Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Bass)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally :: Ne Andro Lontana
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1892

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Soave Sia Il Vento
  • Performer: Gundula Janowitz (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Vissi D'Arte
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: The Toreador Song
  • Performer: Bryn Terfel (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Di Quella Pira
  • Performer: Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: In Fernem Land
  • Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Bizet, Georges : Les Pècheurs de Pearles :: The Pearl Fisher's Duet
  • Performers: Gino Quilico (Baritone); Gregory Cross (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun Dorma
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Francesco Cilèa (1866 - 1950) : Adriana Lecouvreur :: L'Anima Ho Stanca
  • Performer: Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1902

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: E Lucevan Le Stelle
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: O Soave Fanciulla
  • Performers: Anna Netrebko (Soprano); Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Va, Pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Sì, Mi Chiamano Mimì
  • Performer: Mirella Freni (Voice)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Handel, George Frideric : Serse :: Ombra Mai Fú
  • Performer: Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Offenbach, Jacques : The Tales of Hoffmann :: Barcarolle
  • Performer: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Francesco Cilèa (1866 - 1950) : L'Arlesiana :: Federico's Lament
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1897

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Regina Coeli Laetare
  • Performer: Julia Varády (Voice)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Vedi! Le Fosche Notturne Spoglie (Anvil Chorus)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci :: Vesti la Giubba
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Rossini, Gioachino : The Barber of Seville :: Una Voce Poco Fa
  • Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Hansel und Gretel :: Evening Prayer
  • Performers: Brigitte Fassbaender (Voice); Lucia Popp (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Rossini, Gioachino : The Barbers of Seville :: Largo Al Factotum
  • Performer: Sherrill Milnes (Voice)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka :: Songs to the Moon
  • Performer: Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La Traviata :: Libiamo Ne' Lieti Calici
  • Performers: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Joan Sutherland (Voice)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Massenet, Jules : Werther :: Pourquoi Me Réveiller
  • Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Humming Chorus
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904