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100 Best Opera Classics

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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera
>Giordano, Umberto : Fedora
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Lakme, opera
>Gounod, Charles : Romeo et Juliette
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
>Bizet, Georges : La Jolie Fille de Perth, opera in 4 acts
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
>Berlioz, Hector : Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>Wagner, Richard : The Flying Dutchman
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
>Rossini, Gioachino : Guglielmo Tell
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Mascagni, Pietro : L'Amico Fritz
>Cilèa, Francesco : Adriana Lecouvreur
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier
>Massenet, Jules : Le jongleur de Notre-Dame
>Gounod, Charles : Mireille
>Thomas, Ambroise : Mignon
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>Charpentier, Gustave : Louise
>Strauss, Richard : Der Rosenkavalier
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>Adam, Adolphe : Le postillon de Lonjumeau
>Auber, Daniel-François-Esprit : La muette de Portici
>Lalo, Edouard : Le Roi d'Ys
>Massenet, Jules : Thais
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Boris Godunov
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Oberon
>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
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This six CD set contains the most important sections of key Operas through history. 100 Best Opera Classics is the companion to last years 100 Best Classics. From Mozart's 'Les Noces De Figaro' to Verdi's 'La Traviata' this collection has you covered. EMI Classsics. 2005.



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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Voi che sapete
  • Performer: Teresa Berganza
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Porgi amor
  • Performer: Heather Harper (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Deh, vieni alla finestra
  • Performer: Thomas Allen (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Batti, batti, o bel Masetto
  • Performer: Elisabeth Gale (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Der Hölle Rache
  • Performer: Edda Moser (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: O Isis und Osiris
  • Performer: Cornelius Hauptmann (Bass)
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Temerari...Come scoglio
  • Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia :: La calunnia è un venticello
  • Performer: Ruggero Raimondi (Bass)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos :: Nei giardin del bello
  • Performers: Delia Wallis (Mezzo Soprano); Shirley Verrett
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Casta Diva
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Se quel guerrier...Celeste Aida
  • Performer: Franco Corelli (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Tenesta la promessa...Addio del passato
  • Performer: Beverly Sills
  • Conductor: Aldo Ceccato
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Niun mi tema
  • Performer: Jon Vickers (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Un bel di vedremo
  • Performer: Renata Scotto
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: E lucevan le stelle
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Si, mi chiamano Mimi
  • Performer: Mirella Freni
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: In quelle trine morbide
  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Signore, ascolta
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera :: Recitar...Vesti la giubba
  • Performer: José Carreras
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Giordano, Umberto : Fedora :: Amor ti vieta di non amar
  • Performer: Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Mark Elder
  • Notes: Composition written: 1898.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1898

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Le veau d'or est toujours debout
  • Performer: Boris Christoff (Bass)
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé, opera :: Où va la jeune hindoue?
  • Performer: Mady Mesple (Voice)
  • Conductor: Alain Lombard
  • Running Time: 6 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette :: L'amour, l'amour...Ah! Lève-toi, soleil
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Allons! Il le faut...Adieu notre petite table
  • Performer: Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Massenet, Jules : Werther :: Toute mon âme est là...Pourquoi me réveiller
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Bizet, Georges : La Jolie Fille de Perth, opera in 4 acts :: Quand la flamme de l'amour
  • Performer: José Van Dam
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Notes: Composition written: 1866.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1866

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: A cette voix...Je crois entendre encore
  • Performer: Alain Vanzo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
  • Performer: Gabriel Bacquier (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/1845-10/1846

>Berlioz, Hector : Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a :: Je vais mourir...Adieu, fière cité
  • Performer: Régine Crespin (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Notes: Composition written: 1858.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1858

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47 :: Mon cour s'ouvre à ta voix
  • Performers: Rita Gorr (Mezzo Soprano); Jon Vickers (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859-1877

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Wie Todesahnung...O du mein holder Abendstern
  • Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Conductor: Franz Konwitschny
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Wagner, Richard : The Flying Dutchman :: Johohoe! Traft ihr das Schiff im Meere
  • Performer: Anja Silja (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Otto Klemperer
  • Notes: Composition written: 1841.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1841

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: In fernem Land
  • Performer: Jess Thomas (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried :: Heil dir, Sonnet
  • Performers: Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor); Eva Marton (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1871

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Mild und leise
  • Performer: Helga Dernesch (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 7 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo :: Che farò senza Euridice?
  • Performer: Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja
  • Performer: Walter Berry (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Finch'han dal vino
  • Performer: Nicolai Ghiaurov
  • Conductor: Otto Klemperer
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: E Susanna non vien!...Dove sono
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
  • Running Time: 6 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72 :: Abscheulicher!
  • Performer: Christa Ludwig
  • Conductor: Otto Klemperer
  • Notes: Composition written: 1804-06.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1804-1806

>Rossini, Gioachino : Guglielmo Tell :: Ne m'abandonne pas, espoir de la vengeance...Asile héréditaire
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1829

>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia :: Largo al factotum
  • Performer: Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Alceo Galliera
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos :: Ella giammai m'amò
  • Performer: Ruggero Raimondi (Bass)
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: La donna è mobile
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Di quella pira
  • Performer: Franco Corelli (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Esultate!
  • Performer: James McCracken (Tenor)
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Dio! mi potevi scagliar
  • Performers: Justino Vocals] (Bass Baritone); Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: In questa reggia
  • Performer: Ghena Dimitrova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Tanto amore
  • Performer: Janine Micheau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Mascagni, Pietro : L'Amico Fritz :: Ed anche Beppe amo
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Francesco Cilèa (Composer) (1866 - 1950) : Adriana Lecouvreur :: Poveri fiori
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1902

>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier :: Come un bel di di maggio
  • Performer: Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Mark Elder
  • Notes: Composition written: 1896.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Les grands seigneurs...Ah! Je ris de me voir si belle
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Running Time: 5 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Massenet, Jules : Le jongleur de Notre-Dame :: Marie, avec l'enfant Jésus
  • Performer: Jules Bastin (Bass)
  • Conductor: Roger Boutry
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Gounod, Charles : Mireille :: Heureux petit berger
  • Performer: Janine Micheau (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863-1864

>Thomas, Ambroise : Mignon :: Connais-tu le pays
  • Performer: Jane Rhodes (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jean-Claude Hartemann
  • Running Time: 5 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1866

>Thomas, Ambroise : Mignon :: Elle ne croyait pas dans sa candeur
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1866

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre...Toréador
  • Performers: Denise Monteil (Soprano); Monique Linval (Soprano); Ernest Blanc (Baritone); Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Les oiseaux dans la charmille
  • Performer: Mady Mesple (Voice)
  • Conductor: Jean-Pierre Marty
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Berlioz, Hector : La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
  • Performer: Gérard Souzay (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 11/1845-10/1846

>Charpentier, Gustave : Louise :: Depuis le jour
  • Performer: Beverly Sills
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887-1896

>Strauss, Richard : Der Rosenkavalier :: Da geht er hin
  • Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1909-1910

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: Einsam in trüben Tagen
  • Performer: Régine Crespin (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Dich, teure Halle
  • Performer: Hildegard Behrens (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Peter Schneider
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Leb wohl, du kühnes, herrliches Kind
  • Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
  • Running Time: 15 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Hojotoho! Hojotoho!
  • Performers: Anita Soldh (Soprano); Ute Walther (Mezzo Soprano); Margarita Lilowa (Mezzo Soprano); Ruth Falcon (Soprano); Carolyn Watkinson (Alto)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Non più andrai
  • Performer: Thomas Allen (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Là ci darem la mano
  • Performers: Eberhard Wächter (Baritone); Graziella Sciutti
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Duo
  • Performers: Catherine Pierard (Soprano); Andreas Schmidt
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Soave sia il vento
  • Performers: Delores Ziegler (Mezzo Soprano); Claudio Desderi (Baritone); Carol Vaness (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Mira, o Norma
  • Performers: Maria Callas; Christa Ludwig
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Running Time: 7 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor :: Il dolce suono
  • Performers: Robert Lloyd (Bass); Bruno Lazzaretti (Tenor); Renato Bruson (Baritone); Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
  • Running Time: 16 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1835

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale :: Com'è gentil
  • Performer: Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Sarah Caldwell
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia :: Una voce poco fa
  • Performer: Maria Callas
  • Conductor: Alceo Galliera
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Libiamo n' lieti calici
  • Performers: Alfredo Kraus; Renata Scotto
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Gualtier Maldè!...Caro nome
  • Performers: Michele Pertusi (Bass); Ernesto Gavazzi (Tenor); Lucio Gallo (Baritone); Daniela Dessi
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Ritorna vincitor
  • Performer: Birgit Nilsson
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Ave Maria
  • Performer: Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun dorma
  • Performer: Franco Corelli (Tenor)
  • Conductor: France Molinari-Pradelli
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Che gelida manina
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally :: Ebben? Ne andrò lontana
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Conductor: Paavo Järvi
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1892

>Adam, Adolphe : Le postillon de Lonjumeau :: Mes amis, écoutez l'histoire
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1836

>Daniel-François-Esprit Auber (Composer) (1782 - 1871) : La muette de Portici :: Mieux vaut mourir...Amour sacré de la partrie
  • Performers: Jean-Philippe LaFont (Baritone); Alfredo Kraus
  • Conductor: Thomas Fulton
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette :: Ah! Je veux vivre dans ce rêve
  • Performer: Mady Mesple (Voice)
  • Conductor: Jean-Pierre Marty
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Lalo, Edouard : Le Roi d'Ys :: Puisqu'on me peut fléchir...Vainement, ma bien-aimée
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Notes: Composition written: 1875-88.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1875-1888

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Suis-je gentille ainsi?...Je marche sur tous les chemins
  • Performer: June Anderson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour
  • Performers: Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano); Jessye Norman
  • Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée
  • Performer: José Carreras
  • Conductor: Jacques Delacôte
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: C'est toi!...Au fond du temple saint
  • Performers: Gino Quilico (Baritone); John Aler (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Running Time: 7 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Massenet, Jules : Werther :: Werther, Werther, qui m'aurait dit..Ces lettres!
  • Performer: Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Running Time: 7 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé, opera :: Viens, Mallika
  • Performers: Mady Mesple (Voice); Danielle Millet (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alain Lombard
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Massenet, Jules : Thaïs :: Ah! Je suis seule enfin...Dis-moi que je suis belle
  • Performer: Beverly Sills
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Alerte, alerte!...Anges purs, anges radieux
  • Performers: Placido Domingo (Tenor); Mirella Freni; Nicolai Ghiaurov
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Boris Godunov :: Boris's Farewell
  • Performer: Boris Christoff (Bass)
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Notes: Composition written: 1868-74.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1868-1874

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Oberon :: Schreckensschwurt
  • Performer: Gary Lakes (Tenor)
  • Conductor: James Conlon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1825-1826

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Die "Selige Morgentraum-Deutweise"...Selig, wie die S
  • Performers: Ruth Hesse (Mezzo Soprano); Theo Adam (Bass Baritone); Helen Donath; René Kollo; Peter Schreier
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 5 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried :: Was am besten er kann...Nothung! Nothung!
  • Performers: Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor); Peter Haage (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1871