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Opera 2012

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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro
>     Act 2. Voi che sapete
>     Act 1. Non so piú cosa son, cosa faccio
>     Act 2. Porgi, amor
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore
>     Act 3. Di quella pira
>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera
>     Act 1. Oh! quante volte
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier
>     Act 4. Come un bel dì di maggio
>     Act 3. La mamma morta
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Il Farnace
>     Act 2. Gelido in ogni vena
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>     Act 3. E lucevan le stelle
>     Act 1. Recondita armonia
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Roberto Devereux
>     Act 1. All'afflitto è dolce il pianto
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>     Act 2. Deh! vieni alla finestra
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>     O mio babbino caro
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>     Act 1. Questo o quella
>     Act 1. Gualtier Maldè...Caro nome
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>     Act 3. Beglückt darf nun dich, o Heimat (Pilgrim's Chorus)
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda
>     Act 2. Cielo e mar
>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare
>     Act 1. Cara speme, questo core tu cominci
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>     Act 1. Soave sia il vento
>Handel, George Frideric : Rodelinda
>     Act 1. Dove sei, amato bene?
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>     Act 3. O Dieu! que de bijoux!...Ah! je ris de me voir si belle (Jewel Song)
>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann
>     Act 2. O Dieu! de quelle ivresse
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>     Regina coeli laetare...Inneggiamo, il Signor (Easter Hymn)
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La fille du régiment (The daughter of the regiment), opera
>     Act 1. Amici miei
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>     Act 1. Quanto è bello, quanto è cara!
>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas
>     Act 3. Thy hand, Bellina...When I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament)
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>     Act 1. O soave fanciulla
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>     Act 2. Noi siamo zingarelle
>     Act 2. Di Provenza il mar, il suol
>Handel, George Frideric : Ariodante
>     Act 1. Volati, Amori
>Flotow, Friedrich v. : Martha
>     Act 3. M'apparì
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Casanova
>     Nuns' Chorus
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : L' africana
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore
>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Il Farnace
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Roberto Devereux
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda
>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Handel, George Frideric : Rodelinda
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La fille du régiment (The daughter of the regiment), opera
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Handel, George Frideric : Ariodante
>Flotow, Friedrich v. : Martha
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Casanova
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : L' africana
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
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Notes & Reviews:

This magnificent collection features the greatest starts of opera including Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato, Juan Diego Florez, Cecilia Bartolia, Andrea Bocelli and many more. A number of exciting new artists are showcased, including Elina Garanca, Joseph Calleja and Aleksandra Kurzak, giving a wider audience the opportunity to hear why they are destined to become the opera starts of the future. With a carefully balanced selection of perennially popular arias and lesser-known, but especially rewarding discoveries, this charming collection creates the perfect gift for opera lovers all year round.



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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro :: Act 2. Voi che sapete
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kazushi Ono
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore :: Act 3. Di quella pira
  • Performer: Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera :: Act 1. Oh! quante volte
  • Performer: Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Fabio Luisi
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1830

>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier :: Act 4. Come un bel dì di maggio
  • Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Notes: Composition written: 1896.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Il Farnace :: Act 2. Gelido in ogni vena
  • Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Giovanni Antonini
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 02/10/1727

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Act 3. E lucevan le stelle
  • Performer: Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Roberto Devereux :: Act 1. All'afflitto è dolce il pianto
  • Performer: Elina Garanca (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Roberto Abbado
  • Notes: Composition written: 1837.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1837

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Act 2. Deh! vieni alla finestra
  • Performer: Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performer: Aleksandra Kurzak
  • Conductor: Omer Wellber
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Act 1. Questo o quella
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Act 1. Gualtier Maldè...Caro nome
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: France Molinari-Pradelli
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Act 3. Beglückt darf nun dich, o Heimat (Pilgrim's Chorus)
  • Performers: Helga Dernesch (Soprano); Victor Braun (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda :: Act 2. Cielo e mar
  • Performer: Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Daniele Callegari
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1876

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare :: Act 1. Cara speme, questo core tu cominci
  • Performer: Magdalena Kozená (Voice)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Act 1. Soave sia il vento
  • Performers: Tom Krause (Baritone); Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Handel, George Frideric : Rodelinda :: Act 1. Dove sei, amato bene?
  • Performer: Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Ottavio Dantone
  • Notes: Composition written: 1725.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1725

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Act 3. O Dieu! que de bijoux!...Ah! je ris de me voir si belle (Jewel Song)
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: John Mauceri
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Offenbach, Jacques : Les Contes d'Hoffmann :: Act 2. O Dieu! de quelle ivresse
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro :: Act 1. Non so piú cosa son, cosa faccio
  • Performer: Teresa Berganza
  • Conductor: John Pritchard
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Regina coeli laetare...Inneggiamo, il Signor (Easter Hymn)
  • Performer: Julia Varády
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Donizetti, Gaetano : La fille du régiment (The daughter of the regiment), opera :: Act 1. Amici miei
  • Performers: Juan Flórez (Tenor); Fernando Piqueras
  • Conductor: Daniel Oren
  • Running Time: 7 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1840

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro :: Act 2. Porgi, amor
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera :: Act 1. Quanto è bello, quanto è cara!
  • Performers: Elena Dan (Soprano); Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Evelino Pidò
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas :: Act 3. Thy hand, Bellina...When I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament)
  • Performer: Danielle Niese
  • Conductor: Harry Bicket
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1689

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Act 1. O soave fanciulla
  • Performers: Aleksandra Kurzak; Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 2. Noi siamo zingarelle
  • Performers: Donato Stefano (Voice); Giorgio Gatti (Baritone); Silvia Mazzoni (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Act 1. Recondita armonia
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Handel, George Frideric : Ariodante :: Act 1. Volati, Amori
  • Performer: Patricia Petibon (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Notes: Composition written: 1734.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1734

>Flotow, Friedrich v. : Martha :: Act 3. M'apparì
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Notes: Composition written: 1847.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Casanova :: Nuns' Chorus
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1928

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Act 2. Addio, fiorito asil
  • Performer: Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera :: Act 2. Ah! non giunge uman pensiero
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1831

>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier :: Act 3. La mamma morta
  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Notes: Composition written: 1896.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : L' africana :: Act 4. Mi batte il cor...O Paradiso
  • Performer: Mario Del Monaco (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Alberto Erede
  • Notes: Composition written: 1864.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1864

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Act 1. Gli arredi festivi
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Act 2. Ach, ich fühl's es ist verschwunden
  • Performer: Mojca Erdmann (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Andrea Marcon
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Act 1. Non piangere, Liú
  • Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano
  • Conductor: Franco Patanè
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Act 2. In quelle trine morbide
  • Performer: Maria Chiara (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nello Santi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 2. Di Provenza il mar, il suol
  • Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Act 3. Hojotoho! Hojotoho! (Ride of the Valkyries)
  • Performers: Vera Schlosser (Soprano); Marilyn Tyler (Soprano); Birgit Nilsson; Claudia Hellmann (Mezzo Soprano); Berit Lindholm (Soprano); Helga Dernesch (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Running Time: 6 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856