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Simply the Best Night at the Opera / Algana, Bartoli, et al

Album Summary

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>Rossini, Gioachino : L' inganno felice, opera
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY
>Stravinsky, Igor : Rake's Progress
>Rossini, Gioachino : L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>Britten, Benjamin : Billy Budd, Op. 50
>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'Incirinazione Di Poppea
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas, Z 626
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Iolanta, Op. 69
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
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>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun dorma
  • Performer: Jose Cura (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Placido Domingo
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa (Voice)
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Messieurs, silence (Barcarolle)
  • Performers: Catherine Dubosc (Soprano); Roberto Alagna (Tenor); Sumi Jo (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera :: Una furtiva lagrima
  • Performer: Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Marcello Viotti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante
  • Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: Au fond du temple saint
  • Performers: Jerry Hadley (Tenor); Thomas Hampson (Voice)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Running Time: 7 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Rossini, Gioachino : L' inganno felice, opera :: Al piü dolce
  • Performer: Annick Massis (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1812

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Soave sia il vento
  • Performers: Jules Bastin (Bass); Kiri Te Kanawa (Voice)
  • Conductor: Alain Lombard
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY :: Ombra mai fu
  • Performer: Marilyn Horne (Voice)
  • Conductor: Claudio Scimone
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Stravinsky, Igor : Rake's Progress :: Quietly, night
  • Performers: Robert Lloyd (Bass); Dawn Upshaw (Voice)
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1951

>Rossini, Gioachino : L' italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera :: Gi d'insolito ardore nel petto
  • Performer: Samuel Ramey (Voice)
  • Conductor: Claudio Scimone
  • Notes: Composition written: 1813.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1813

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Les oiseaux dans la charmille
  • Performer: Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Massenet, Jules : Werther :: Pourquoi me réveiller
  • Performers: Jerry Hadley (Tenor); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka :: Song to the moon
  • Performer: Eva Urbanova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: O soave fanciulla
  • Performers: José Carreras (Tenor); Barbara Hendricks (Voice)
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47 :: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix
  • Performer: Marilyn Horne (Voice)
  • Conductor: Lawrence Foster
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859-1877

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Voi, che sapete che cosa è amor'
  • Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Britten, Benjamin : Billy Budd, Op. 50 :: Look!... Through the port comes the moonshine astray!
  • Performer: Thomas Hampson (Voice)
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1951

>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'Incirinazione Di Poppea :: Lamento di Ottavia. Disprezzata Regina
  • Performer: Frederica Von Stade (Voice)
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Running Time: 6 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1642

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Gualtier Maldè...caro nome
  • Performer: Sumi Jo (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Paolo Olmi
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Donna non vidi mai
  • Performer: Jose Cura (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Placido Domingo
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Un bel dì vedremo
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa (Voice)
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
  • Performer: Susan Graham (Mezzo-soprano)
  • Conductor: Kent Nagano
  • Running Time: 8 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/1845-10/1846

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Vous qui faites l'endormie
  • Performer: José Van Dam (Voice)
  • Conductor: Claudio Scimone
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas, Z 626 :: Dido's lament. Thy hand, Belinda - When I am laid in earth
  • Performer: Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1689

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Iolanta, Op. 69 :: Scene and Monologue by Ibn Hakia
  • Performer: Tom Krause (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1891

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre
  • Performers: Ruggero Raimondi (Bass); Susan Daniel (Mezzo Soprano); Lillian Watson (Soprano); John-Paul Bogart (Bass); Francois LeRoux (Baritone); Julia Migenes (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: E lucevan le stelle
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Wie Todesahnung, Dämm'rung deckt die Lande...O du mein holder Abendstern
  • Performer: Håkan Hagegård (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Marek Janowski
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865