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Essential Opera

Album Summary

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>Cilèa, Francesco : L'Arlesiana
>Delibes, Léo : Lakme
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
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>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Prelude to Act 1
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Vissi d'arte
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Vedi! le fosche
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Che gelida manina
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Voi che sapete
  • Performer: Frederica Von Stade
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Bella figlia dell'amore
  • Performers: Huguette Tourangeau (Mezzo Soprano); Sherrill Milnes; Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Va pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée
  • Performer: Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally :: Ebben? ne andrò lontana
  • Performer: Renata Tebaldi
  • Conductor: Fausto Cleva
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1892

>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera :: Largo al factotum
  • Performer: Leo Nucci (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Patanè
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Gloria all'Egitto (Grand March and Ballet)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 12 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performer: Renata Tebaldi
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun dorma
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour (Barcarolle)
  • Performers: Huguette Tourangeau (Mezzo Soprano); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Un bel dì vedremo
  • Performer: Mirella Freni
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Finch'han dal vino (Champagne Aria)
  • Performer: Bernd Weikl (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Donna non vidì mai
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Non piangere Liù...Ah! per l'ultima volta
  • Performers: Pier Poli (Voice); Piero de Palma (Tenor); Montserrat Caballé; Nicolai Ghiaurov; Tom Krause (Baritone); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: The Ride of the Valkyries
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
  • Performer: Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Non più andrai
  • Performer: Samuel Ramey
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Humming chorus
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Un dì felice
  • Performers: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Signore, ascolta!
  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Soave sia il vento
  • Performers: Brigitte Fassbaender; Tom Krause (Bass Baritone); Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera :: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Patanè
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera :: Io sono docile
  • Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Patanè
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: C'est toi...Au font du temple saint
  • Performers: Gino Quilico (Baritone); Gregory Cross (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 7 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Là ci darem la mano
  • Performers: Tom Krause (Bass Baritone); Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Francesco Cilèa (Composer) (1866 - 1950) : L'Arlesiana :: Lamento di Federico
  • Performer: José Carreras (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1897

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé :: Dôme épais le jasmin
  • Performers: Jane Berbié (Mezzo Soprano); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: La donna è mobile
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Dove sono
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: E lucevan le stelle
  • Performer: Placido Domingo
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Si, Mi chiamano Mimi
  • Performers: Mirella Freni; Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: O soave fanciulla
  • Performers: Mirella Freni; Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja
  • Performer: Michael Kraus (Tenor/Baritone)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Soldier's chorus
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859