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>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>     Casta Diva
>Handel, George Frideric : Xerxes (Serse)
>     Act 1. Ombra ma fui (Largo)
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>     Una furtiva lagrima
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>     Votre toast, je peux vous le pendre (Toreador song)
>     Pres de ramparts de Seville
>Purcell, Henry : Dido & Aeneas
>     When I am laid in earth
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>     Chorus of the Hebrew slaves
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>     Nessun Dorma
>     In questa Reggia
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La Traviata
>     Act 3. Prelude
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>     Quando m'en vo (Musetta's waltz song)
>     Che gelida manina
>     Si, mi chiamano Mimi
>Rossini, Gioachino : La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
>     Naqui all'affano, al pianto
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>     Anvil chorus
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>     Ah! Je ris de me voir (Jewel song)
>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor
>     Polovtsian dances
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>     Un'aura amorosa
>     Come scoglia
>Rossini, Gioachino : La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie), opera
>     Overture
>Delibes, Léo : Lakme
>     Sous le dôme epais (The flower duet)
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>     E Lucevan le stelle
>     Visi d'Arte
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madame Butterfly
>     Un bel di vedremo
>     Humming chorus
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
>     Prisoners' chorus
>Rossini, Gioachino : L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera
>     Sinfonia
>Offenbach, Jacques : The Tales of Hoffman
>     Barcarolle
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>     Ride of the Valkyries
>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
>     Largo al factotum
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier
>     La Mamma Morta
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>     Easter hymn
>     Intermezzo
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>     Ebben? Ne Andro Lontano
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>     Grand march
>     Celeste
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : The Marriage of Figaro
>     Overture
>     Voi che sapete
>     Non piu Andrai
>Lehár, Franz : The Merry Widow
>     Vilja
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>     La donna e mobile
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : The Magic Flute
>     Der vogelhandler bin ich, ya
>     Queen of the night
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>     Song to the moon
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La Favorita
>     Une vergine, un angel del Dio
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Strauss, Richard : Rosenkavalier
>     Act 1. Duet
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Rondine
>     Chi il bel sogno di Doretta
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhauser
>     Overture
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un Ballo in maschera
>     Non sai tu che se l'anima mia
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Dom Sébastien, roi du Portugal, opera
>     Deserto in terra
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Der Freischutz
>     Huntsmen's chorus
>Puccini, Giacomo : Suor Angelica
>     Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers
>     Au fond du temple saint
>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville, Overture
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>     O mio babbino caro
>Verdi, Giuseppe : The Force of Destiny
>     Overture
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Il Duca d'Alba
>     Inosservato, penetreva
>Wagner, Richard : Die Meisersinger
>     Overture

Album Summary

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Handel, George Frideric : Xerxes (Serse)
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Purcell, Henry : Dido & Aeneas
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La Traviata
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Rossini, Gioachino : La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Rossini, Gioachino : La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie), opera
>Delibes, Léo : Lakme
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madame Butterfly
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
>Rossini, Gioachino : L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera
>Offenbach, Jacques : The Tales of Hoffman
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : The Marriage of Figaro
>Lehár, Franz : The Merry Widow
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : The Magic Flute
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La Favorita
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Strauss, Richard : Rosenkavalier
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Rondine
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhauser
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un Ballo in maschera
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Dom Sébastien, roi du Portugal, opera
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Der Freischutz
>Puccini, Giacomo : Suor Angelica
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers
>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville, Overture
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : The Force of Destiny
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Il Duca d'Alba
>Wagner, Richard : Die Meisersinger
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Works Details

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Casta Diva
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Handel, George Frideric : Xerxes (Serse) :: Act 1. Ombra ma fui (Largo)
  • Performer: Joszef Mukle (Voice)
  • Conductor: Camerata Budapest
  • Ensemble: Camerata Budapest
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera :: Una furtiva lagrima
  • Performer: Alberto Cupido (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Martin Elmquist
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Votre toast, je peux vous le pendre (Toreador song)
  • Performers: Graciela Alperyn (Mezzo Soprano); Alan Titus (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Purcell, Henry : Dido & Aeneas :: When I am laid in earth
  • Performer: Kym Amps (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Scholars Baroque Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1689

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Chorus of the Hebrew slaves
  • Conductor: Oliver Dohnányi
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun Dorma
  • Performer: Thomas Harper (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Michael Halász
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La Traviata :: Act 3. Prelude
  • Ensemble: I Solisti Italiani
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Quando m'en vo (Musetta's waltz song)
  • Performer: Lesley Garrett (Voice)
  • Conductor: Andrew Greenwood
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Rossini, Gioachino : La Cenerentola (Cinderella) :: Naqui all'affano, al pianto
  • Performer: Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alberto Zedda
  • Running Time: 7 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1817

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Anvil chorus
  • Conductor: Oliver Dohnányi
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Ah! Je ris de me voir (Jewel song)
  • Performer: Lesley Garrett (Voice)
  • Conductor: Andrew Greenwood
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Borodin, Alexander : Prince Igor :: Polovtsian dances
  • Conductor: Theodore Kuchar
  • Running Time: 10 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1887

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Un'aura amorosa
  • Performer: John Dickie (Voice)
  • Conductor: Johannes Wildner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Rossini, Gioachino : La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie), opera :: Overture
  • Conductor: Michael Halász
  • Running Time: 10 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1817

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé :: Sous le dôme epais (The flower duet)
  • Performer: Lesley Garrett (Voice)
  • Conductor: Andrew Greenwood
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: E Lucevan le stelle
  • Performer: Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madame Butterfly :: Un bel di vedremo
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72 :: Prisoners' chorus
  • Conductor: Johannes Wildner
  • Notes: Composition written: 1804-06.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1804-1806

>Rossini, Gioachino : L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera :: Sinfonia
  • Ensemble: I Solisti Italiani
  • Notes: Composition written: 1813.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1813

>Offenbach, Jacques : The Tales of Hoffman :: Barcarolle
  • Performer: Lesley Garrett (Voice)
  • Conductor: Andrew Greenwood
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Come scoglia
  • Performer: Janna Barowska (Voice)
  • Conductor: Johannes Wildner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Che gelida manina
  • Performer: Jonathan Welch (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Will Humburg
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Ride of the Valkyries
  • Conductor: Uwe Mund
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera :: Largo al factotum
  • Performer: Roberto Servile (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Will Humburg
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier :: La Mamma Morta
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Notes: Composition written: 1896.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Easter hymn
  • Conductor: Eduard Tumagian
  • Running Time: 7 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally :: Ebben? Ne Andro Lontano
  • Performer: Lesley Garrett (Voice)
  • Conductor: Andrew Greenwood
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1892

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Grand march
  • Conductor: Rico Saccani
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 12 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : The Marriage of Figaro :: Overture
  • Conductor: Emmanuel Krivine
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : The Merry Widow :: Vilja
  • Performer: Lesley Garrett (Voice)
  • Conductor: James Holmes
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1905

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Visi d'Arte
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: La donna e mobile
  • Conductor: Eduard Tumagian
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Eduard Tumagian
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : The Magic Flute :: Der vogelhandler bin ich, ya
  • Performer: Hermann Prey (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madame Butterfly :: Humming chorus
  • Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka :: Song to the moon
  • Performer: Lesley Garrett (Voice)
  • Conductor: Andrew Greenwood
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Pres de ramparts de Seville
  • Performers: Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor); Graciela Alperyn (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Donizetti, Gaetano : La Favorita :: Une vergine, un angel del Dio
  • Performer: Alberto Cupido (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Martin Elmquist
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1840

>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
  • Performer: Janos Selmeczi (Violin)
  • Conductor: György Selmeczi
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Strauss, Richard : Rosenkavalier :: Act 1. Duet
  • Performers: Ute Walther (Mezzo Soprano); Ana Jeric (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Hans Vonk
  • Running Time: 8 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1909-1910

>Puccini, Giacomo : La Rondine :: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta
  • Performer: Lesley Garrett (Voice)
  • Conductor: Ivor Bolton
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1917

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Celeste
  • Performer: Kristjan Johannson (Voice)
  • Conductor: Rico Saccani
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : The Marriage of Figaro :: Voi che sapete
  • Performer: Lesley Garrett (Voice)
  • Conductor: Andrew Greenwood
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhauser :: Overture
  • Conductor: Lovro Matacic
  • Running Time: 13 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un Ballo in maschera :: Non sai tu che se l'anima mia
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Dom Sébastien, roi du Portugal, opera :: Deserto in terra
  • Performer: Alberto Cupido (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Martin Elmquist
  • Notes: Composition written: 1843.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Der Freischutz :: Huntsmen's chorus
  • Conductor: Johannes Wildner
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1817-1821

>Puccini, Giacomo : Suor Angelica :: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1918

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers :: Au fond du temple saint
  • Performers: Mariusz Kwiecien (Baritone); Matthew Polenzani (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Charles Rosekrans
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville, Overture
  • Conductor: Will Humburg
  • Running Time: 6 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : The Marriage of Figaro :: Non piu Andrai
  • Conductor: Hermann Prey
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: In questa Reggia
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performer: Lesley Garrett (Voice)
  • Conductor: Andrew Greenwood
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Verdi, Giuseppe : The Force of Destiny :: Overture
  • Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd
  • Running Time: 7 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Si, mi chiamano Mimi
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Il Duca d'Alba :: Inosservato, penetreva
  • Performer: Alberto Cupido (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Martin Elmquist
  • Running Time: 7 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1839

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : The Magic Flute :: Queen of the night
  • Performer: Hellen Kwon (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michael Halász
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meisersinger :: Overture
  • Conductor: Johannes Wildner
  • Running Time: 9 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867