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Opera Obsession! - Opera d'Oro's Greatest Hits

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La fille du régiment (The daughter of the regiment), opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Maria Stuarda
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Boito, Arrigo : Mefistofele
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>Strauss, Richard : Arabella, Op. 79
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor
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Notes & Reviews:

Opera d'Oro's Greatest Hits!From the 20th century's most exciting live opera performances come nineteen spectacular tracks starring Maria Callas, Placido Domingo, Montserrat Caballe, Franco Corelli, Renata Tebaldi, Luciano Pavarotti and many more! Included are the Opera d'Oro catalog numbers from which the extracts are drawn so you can easily locate the complete opera recording. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore some of the greatest names in the history of opera!

VERDI: "Celeste Aida" from Aida (Placido Domingo)
BIZET: "Au fond du temple saint" from The Pearl Fishers (Alfredo Kraus, Giuseppe Taddei)
CATALANI: "Ebben? ne andro lontana" from La Wally (Renata Tebaldi)
MASSENET: "Lo son sol... Ah dispar, vision!" from Manon (Luciano Pavarotti)
DONIZETTI: "Il faut partir" from La fille du regiment (Beverly Sills, Fernando Corena, Grayson Hirst)
VERDI: "Libiamo ne'lieti calici" from La traviata (Renata Scotto, Jose Carreras)
DONIZETTI: "Oh nube! che lieve" from Maria Stuarda (Montserrat Caballe)
PUCCINI: "Nessun dorma" from Turandot (Franco Corelli)
MOZART: "Dalla sua pace..." from Don Giovanni (Alfredo Kraus)
BOITO: "Die campi, dai prati" from Mefistofele (Carlo Bergonzi)
VERDI: "Di quella pira" from Il trovatore (Franco Corelli)
R. STRAUSS: "Und du wurst mein..." from Arabella (Montserrat Caballe, Siegmund Nimsgern)
WAGNER: "Dich teure Halle" from Tannhauser (Gundula Janowitz)
BERLIOZ: "Merci, doux crepuschule!" from La Damnation de Faust (Nicolai Gedda)
PUCCINI: "Si. Mi chiamano Mimi" from La Boheme (Mirella Freni)
VERDI: "Dio? mi potevi scagliar" From Otello (Jon Vickers)
PUCCINI: "E lucevan le stelle" from Tosca (Giuseppe di Stefano)
VERDI: "E il sol dell'anima" from Rigoletto (Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano)
DONIZETTI: "Tu che a Dio..." from Lucia di Lammermoor (Luciano Pavarotti)

'This CD serves as a great beginner's guide to opera. there is plenty to choose from on this CD. Placido Domingo starts off the CD with his trademark "Celeste Aida." Next, Alfredo Kraus and Giuseppe Taddei sing "Au fond du temple saint," in Italian instead of French. Renata Tebaldi follows in "Ebben? ne andro lontana."' -Customer Review

"The more I listen to this CD, the more I like it. Beverly Sills is exquisite. Great selection of artists overall. Great price - bought several additional copies to give as gifts." -Customer Review

"Do not be misled by the incredibly low price on this album; the recording quality is quite good. I would have liked more information in the liner notes (especially the year of the performance), but that is a minor quibble when compared to hearing some of the best opera stars of the last century for less than a matinee movie ticket." -Customer Review



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>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Celeste Aida
  • Performers: Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano); Martina Arroyo (Soprano); Placido Domingo (Voice)
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: Au fond du temple saint
  • Performers: Alfredo Kraus (Voice); Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Armando Parodi
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally :: Ebben? ne andrò lontana
  • Performers: Silvio Maionica (Bass); Giacinto Prandelli (Tenor); Renata Tebaldi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Arturo Basile
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1892

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Io son sol... Ah Dispar, vision!
  • Performers: Rolando Panerai (Baritone); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Mirella Freni (Voice)
  • Conductor: Peter Maag
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Donizetti, Gaetano : La fille du régiment (The daughter of the regiment), opera :: Il faut partir
  • Performers: Grayson Hirst (Tenor); Beverly Sills (Voice); Fernando Corena (Bass)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1840

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Libiamo ne'lieti calici
  • Performers: Renata Scotto (Voice); José Carreras (Voice); Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Anna Pedrotti (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nino Verchi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Maria Stuarda :: Oh nube! che lieve
  • Performers: José Carreras (Voice); Montserrat Caballé (Voice); Enrique Serra (Bass)
  • Conductor: Nello Santi
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1834

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun dorma
  • Performers: Galina Vishnevskaya (Soprano); Birgit Nilsson (Voice); Nicola Zaccaria (Bass); Franco Corelli (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Dalla sua pace...
  • Performers: Gundula Janowitz (Voice); Nicolai Ghiaurov (Voice); Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Sena Jurinac (Soprano); Alfredo Kraus (Voice)
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Boito, Arrigo : Mefistofele :: Die campi, dai prati
  • Performers: Renata Tebaldi (Voice); Nicolai Ghiaurov (Voice); Carlo Bergonzi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Notes: Composition written: 1868-75.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1868-1875

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Di quella pira
  • Performers: Ettore Bastianini (Baritone); Franco Corelli (Tenor); Leontyne Price (Soprano); Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Strauss, Richard : Arabella, Op. 79 :: Und du wurst mein
  • Performers: René Kollo (Voice); Kurt Moll (Bass); Siegmund Nimsgern (Bass); Montserrat Caballé (Voice)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Rennert
  • Notes: Composition written: 1929-32.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1929-1932

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Dich teure Halle
  • Performers: Mignon Dunn (Mezzo Soprano); Wolfgang Brendel (Baritone); René Kollo (Voice); Gundula Janowitz (Voice)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
  • Performers: Marilyn Horne (Voice); Dimiter Petkov (Bass); Nicolai Gedda (Voice)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/1845-10/1846

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Si. Mi chiamano Mimì
  • Performers: Rita Talarico (Soprano); Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Mirella Freni (Voice); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Dio! mi potevi scagliar
  • Performers: Mirella Freni (Voice); Jon Vickers (Voice); Ryland Davies (Tenor); Peter Glossop (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: E lucevan le stelle
  • Performers: Tito Gobbi (Baritone); Giuseppe Di Stefano (Voice); Renata Tebaldi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: E il sil dell'anima
  • Performers: Maria Callas (Voice); Giuseppe Di Stefano (Voice)
  • Conductor: Guido Picco
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor :: Tu che a Dio
  • Performers: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Renata Scotto (Voice); Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone)
  • Conductor: France Molinari-Pradelli
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1835