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Voices of Italian Opera - Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini / Gigli, Caruso, Bjorling, Gobbi, Callas, Scotto et al.

Album Summary

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera
>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La Favorita
>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia
>Rossini, Gioachino : La Cenerentola
>Rossini, Gioachino : L'italiana in Algeri
>Rossini, Gioachino : La donna del lago
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Luisa Miller
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Falstaff
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Puccini, Giacomo : La fanciulla del West
>Puccini, Giacomo : La rondine
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>Mascagni, Pietro : L'amico Fritz
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Mascagni, Pietro : Nerone
>Giordano, Umberto : Siberia
>Cilèa, Francesco : L'arlesiana
>Cilèa, Francesco : Adriana Lecouvreur
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier
>Giordano, Umberto : Fedora
>Zandonai, Riccardo : Giulietta e Romeo
>Menotti, Gian C. : Amelia al ballo
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Notes & Reviews:

These two compilations present a sampling of the many outstanding voices captured on record by EMI Classics over the past century in the field of Italian and German opera. Voices of the Italian Opera is a 5-CD collection of pure Italian Opera. From Bellini to Verdi and Puccini to Leoncavallo, these celebrated composers are joined by some of the most outstanding signers of our time including: Maria Callas, Enrico Caruso, Giuseppe di Stefano, and Eva Turner.



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>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Act 1. Casta Diva
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Notes: Teatro alla Scala, Milan (09/05/1960-09/12/1960)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera :: Act 1. Come per me sereno
  • Performer: Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kurt Eichhorn
  • Notes: Studio 1, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich (11/18/1984-11/21/1984)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1831

>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera :: Act 1. Son geloso del zefiro errante
  • Performers: Francesco Meli (Tenor); Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Evelino Pidò
  • Notes: Opéra National de Lyon (2006-11-09&2006-11-19_2006-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1831

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera :: Act 1. O quante volte
  • Performer: Margherita Vocals] (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Anatole Fistoulari
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1830

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera :: Act 2. Una furtiva lagrima
  • Performer: Tito Schipa
  • Conductor: Carlo Sabajno
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor :: Act 3. Spargi d'amaro pianto (Mad Scene) [conclusion]
  • Performer: Anna Moffo
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (1959-12-02&1959-12-04&1959-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1835

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor :: Act 3. Fra poco a me ricovero
  • Performer: Ferruccio Tagliavini
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (03/16/1959-03/21/1959)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1835

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera :: Act 1. Quanto è bella
  • Performer: Beniamino Gigli
  • Conductor: Stanford Robinson
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Donizetti, Gaetano : La Favorita :: Act 3. Leonora!... A tanto amor
  • Performer: Paolo Silveri (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Walter Goehr
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1840

>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia :: Act 1. All'idea di quell metallo
  • Performers: Luigi Alva; Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Gui Vittorio
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (1962-09-04_1962-09-07&1962-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia :: Act 1. Una voce poco fa
  • Performer: Beverly Sills
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Notes: All Saints' Church, Tooting Graveney, London (1974-08-16_1974-08-18&1975-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia :: Act 1. La calunnia
  • Performer: Ruggero Raimondi (Bass)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Notes: All Saints' Church, Tooting Graveney, London (1974-08-16_1974-08-18&1975-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Rossini, Gioachino : La Cenerentola :: Act 2. Nacqui all'affanno... Non piú mesta
  • Performer: Conchita Supervia (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Angelo Albergoni
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1817

>Rossini, Gioachino : L'italiana in Algeri :: Act 2. Pappataci! che mai sento
  • Performers: Jan Opalach (Bass Baritone); Rockwell Blake (Tenor); Thomas Hampson
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Notes: Avery Fischer Hall, Lincoln Center, New York (02/29/1992/03/02/1992)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1813
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rossini, Gioachino : La donna del lago :: Act 1. Mura felice
  • Performers: Deborah Hoffman (Harp); Marilyn Horne
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Notes: Avery Fischer Hall, Lincoln Center, New York (02/29/1992/03/02/1992)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1819
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Act 1. Questa o quella
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Act 1. Gualtier Maldè!... Caro nome
  • Performers: Michele Pertusi (Bass); Ernesto Gavazzi (Tenor); Lucio Gallo (Baritone); Daniela Dessi
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Teatro alla Scala, Milan (1988-07-01_1988-07-10&1988-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Act 3. La donna è mobile
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (08/12/1978-09/25/1978)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Act 3. Bella figlia dell'amore
  • Performers: Giuseppe de Luca (Baritone); Amelita Galli-Curci; Beniamino Gigli
  • Conductor: Giulio Setti
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore :: Act 2. Condotta ell'era in ceppi
  • Performers: Fedora Barbieri (Mezzo Soprano); Mariano Caruso (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Argeo Quadri
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore :: Act 2. Il balen del suo sorriso
  • Performer: Thomas Hampson
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (08/28/2001-09/09/2001)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore :: Act 3. Ah sì, ben mio
  • Performer: Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (08/28/2001-09/09/2001)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore :: Act 3. Di quella pira
  • Performers: Horst Nitsche (Tenor); Franco Bonisolli (Tenor); Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Berlin (1977-09-20_1977-09-22&1977-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il trovatore :: Act 4. D'amor sull'ali rosee
  • Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Berlin (1977-09-20_1977-09-22&1977-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 1. E strano... Ah, fors'è lui... Follie! Follie!... Sempre libera
  • Performer: Anna Moffo
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (1959-12-02&1959-12-04&1959-)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 2. Lunge da lei... De' miei bollenti spirito... O mio rimorso
  • Performers: Rolando Villaz?n; Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Marcello Viotti
  • Notes: Studio 1, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich (07/05/2003-07/09/2003)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 2. Di Provensa il mar, il suol
  • Performer: Renato Bruson (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (07/05/1980-07/15/1980)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 3. Attendo, attendo... Addio, del passato
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (1989-06-19_1989-06-20&1989-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Luisa Miller :: Act 2. Oh! fede negar potessi... Quando le sere al placido
  • Performer: Franco Corelli (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Franco Ferraris
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (1967-02-15&1967-02-17&1967-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1849

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani :: Act 2. O tu Palermo
  • Performer: Boris Christoff (Bass)
  • Conductor: Wilhelm Schuchter
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1855

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani :: Act 4. Giorno di pianto, di fier dolore
  • Performer: Chris Vocal] (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Teatro alla Scala, Milan (1989-12-10&1989-12-23&1990-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1855
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani :: Act 5. Mercè, dilette amiche
  • Performer: Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Teatro alla Scala, Milan (1989-12-10&1989-12-23&1990-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1855
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Act 1. Me pellegrina ed orfana
  • Performer: Martina Arroyo (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Notes: Watford Town Hall (06/23/1969-07/04/1969)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Act 3. La vita è inferno... O tu che in seno agli angeli
  • Performer: Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Notes: Watford Town Hall (06/23/1969-07/04/1969)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth :: Act 4. O flgli miei!... Ah, la paterna mano
  • Performer: Donald Smith
  • Conductor: Vanco Cavdarski
  • Notes: Composition written: 1847.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth :: Act 2. La luce langue
  • Performer: Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (07/05/1976-07/09/1976)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Macbeth :: Act 4. Una macchia è qui tuttora
  • Performer: Margherita Grandi (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo :: Act 1. Io l'ho perduta... Io la vida
  • Performer: José Carreras
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Berlin (09/15/1978-09/20/1978)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo :: Act 2. Nei giardin del bello
  • Performers: Delia Wallis (Mezzo Soprano); Shirley Verrett
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Notes: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London (08/18/1970-08/31/1970)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlo :: Act 3. O don fatale
  • Performer: Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Berlin (09/15/1978-09/20/1978)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Act 1. Se quel guerrier io fossi!... Celeste
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London (1974-07-02_1974-07-09&1974-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Act 1. Ritorna vincitor!
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Act 3. Qui Radamès verrà... O patria mia
  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London (1974-07-02_1974-07-09&1974-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Act 1. Esultate!
  • Performer: Mario Del Monaco (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Argeo Quadri
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Act 2. Era la notte - Sì, per ciel marmoreo giuro!
  • Performers: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; James McCracken (Tenor)
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Act 3. Dio! mi potevi scagliar
  • Performers: Peter Glossop (Baritone); Jon Vickers (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Act 4. Ave Maria
  • Performer: Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Notes: Conservatorio di Milano (06/29/1985-07/02/1985)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Falstaff :: Act 1. L'onore! Ladri!
  • Performer: Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (1956-06-21_1956-06-23&1956-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Act 1. Donna non vidi mai
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Patanè
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Act 3. Che avvien?... Ah, non m'avvicinate
  • Performers: Luigi Borgonovo (Baritone); Giacomo Lauri-Volpi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Franco Ghione
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Act 1. Che gelida manina
  • Performers: Rolando Villazón (Tenor); Rolando Villaz?n
  • Conductor: Marcello Viotti
  • Notes: Studio 1, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich (07/05/2003-07/09/2003)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Act 1. Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì
  • Performers: Mirella Freni; Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Notes: Teatro dell'Opera, Rome (1962-09-24_1962-09-26&1963-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Act 2. Quando men vo
  • Performer: Ljuba Welitsch (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Act 1. Dammi i colori... Recondita armonia
  • Performers: Giuseppe Di Stefano; Melchiorre Luise (Bass)
  • Conductor: Victor De Sabata
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Act 1. Tre sbirri, una carozza
  • Performers: Tito Gobbi (Baritone); Renato Ercolani (Vocals)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris (1964-12-03_1964-12-04&1964-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Act 2. Vissi d'arte
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (08/16/2000-08/27/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Act 3. E lucevan le stelle
  • Performer: Franco Corelli (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Franco Ferraris
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (07/03/1961/07/13/1961)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Act 1. Dovunque al mondo
  • Performers: Marco Basiola; Beniamino Gigli
  • Conductor: Oliviero de Fabritiis
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Act 1. Bimba dagli occhi... Vogliatemi bene
  • Performers: Jussi Björling; Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gabriele Santini
  • Notes: Teatro dell'Opera, Rome (09/23/1959-10/03/1959)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Act 2. Un bel dì vedremo
  • Performer: Renata Scotto
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Notes: Teatro dell'Opera, Rome (1966-08-16_1966-09-17&1966-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Puccini, Giacomo : La fanciulla del West :: Act 1. Minnie, dalla mia casa... Laggiú nel Soledad
  • Performers: Birgit Nilsson; Andrea Mongelli (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Lovro Matacic
  • Notes: Teatro alla Scala, Milan (07/16/1958-07/23/1958)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910

>Puccini, Giacomo : La fanciulla del West :: Act 3. Ch'ella mi creda libero lontana
  • Performer: Charles Craig (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Michael Collins
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (1959-04-06&1959-04-08&1959-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910

>Puccini, Giacomo : La rondine :: Act 1. Chi il bel sogno di Doretta
  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1917

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: Firenze è come un albero fiorito
  • Performer: Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Antonio Pappano
  • Notes: Lyndhurst Hall, AIR Studios, Hampstead, London, England (08/12/1997-08/15/1997)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performer: Ruth Swenson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (1998-09-08_1998-09-09&1998-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Act 2. In questa reggia
  • Performer: Eva Turner (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Lorenzo Molajoli
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Act 3. Nessun dorma
  • Performer: José Carreras
  • Conductor: Alain Lombard
  • Notes: Palais de la Musique, Strasbourg, France (08/22/1977-08/31/1977)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci :: Act 1. Recitar!... Vesti la giubba
  • Performers: Salvatore Cottone (Piano); Enrico Caruso
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally :: Act 1. Ebben? ne andrò lontana
  • Performer: Ghena Dimitrova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Notes: Studio No. 1, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Munich (1984-02-22_1984-02-24&1984-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1892

>Mascagni, Pietro : L'amico Fritz :: Act 2. Suzel, buon dì
  • Performers: Mirella Freni; Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (08/29/1968-09/07/1968)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Voi lo sapete, o mamma
  • Performers: Montserrat Caballé; Astrid Varnay (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Watford Town Hall, London (08/02/1979/08/07/1979)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Qu qui, Santuzza?
  • Performers: Dusolina Giannini (Soprano); Beniamino Gigli
  • Conductor: Carlo Sabajno
  • Running Time: 8 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Mama, quel vino è generoso
  • Performer: Eugenio Fernandi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Mascagni, Pietro : Nerone :: Act 3. Vergini Muse... Quando al soave anelito
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Eugene Kohn
  • Notes: CTS Studios, London (1989-05-18&1989-05-21_1989-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Giordano, Umberto : Siberia :: Act 3. Qual vergogna
  • Performer: Maria Caniglia (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Antonicelli
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Francesco Cilèa (Composer) (1866 - 1950) : L'arlesiana :: Act 2. E la solita storia
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Conductor: Nils Grevillius
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1897

>Francesco Cilèa (Composer) (1866 - 1950) : Adriana Lecouvreur :: Act 1. Ecco
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (1969-06-19_1969-06-20&1969-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1902

>Francesco Cilèa (Composer) (1866 - 1950) : Adriana Lecouvreur :: Act 1. La dolcissima effigie
  • Performer: Aureliano Pertile
  • Conductor: Carlo Sabajno
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1902

>Francesco Cilèa (Composer) (1866 - 1950) : Adriana Lecouvreur :: Act 1. Ecco il monologo
  • Performer: Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Alberto Erede
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (11/29/1963-12/01/1967)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1902

>Francesco Cilèa (Composer) (1866 - 1950) : Adriana Lecouvreur :: Act 2. Acerba voluttà
  • Performer: Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Patanè
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London (07/21/1977-07/24/1977)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1902

>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier :: Act 1. Colpito... Un dì all'azzurro spazio
  • Performer: Franco Corelli (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Gabriele Santini
  • Notes: Teatro dell'Opera, Rome (1963-06-25_1963-06-27&1962-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier :: Act 3. La mamma morta
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Giordano, Umberto : Fedora :: Act 2. Alor ti vieta
  • Performer: James King
  • Conductor: Kurt Eichhorn
  • Notes: Munich (07/08/1968-07/10/1968)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1898

>Zandonai, Riccardo : Giulietta e Romeo :: Act 3. Giulietta, son io
  • Performer: Miguel Fleta (Tenor)
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Menotti, Gian C. : Amelia al ballo :: Che distetta!... vola intanto l'ora insonne
  • Performers: Giacinto Prandelli (Tenor); Margherita Vocals] (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nino Sanzogno
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1936