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Ultimate Opera - The Essential Masterpieces

Album Summary

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Handel, George Frideric : Rodelinda
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Lakme, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La Favorita
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Luisa Miller
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Cilèa, Francesco : Adriana Lecouvreur
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera
>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Afrikanerin
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Rondine
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Fanciulla del West
>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>Cilèa, Francesco : L'Arlesiana
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Notes & Reviews:

"Decca doesn't stint in offering some of its most outstanding performances -- the star-studded list of singers includes Joan Sutherland, Renata Tebaldi, Birgit Nilsson, Marilyn Horne, Jussi Bjorling, Luciano Pavarotti, Franco Corelli, and Nicolai Ghiaurov. The performances are clearly labeled, identifying the singers, the conductor, and orchestra, making it easy for anyone wanting to seek out the complete recording from which an excerpt was taken to do so. Decca's sound during its golden age was state of the art, so the quality is good. This collection offers just what it claims to, and makes a generous introduction to the highlights of the standard repertoire." -All Music



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>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro
  • Performer: Renata Tebaldi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Handel, George Frideric : Rodelinda :: Dove sei (Art thou troubled)
  • Performer: Marilyn Horne (Voice)
  • Conductor: Henry Lewis
  • Notes: Composition written: 1725.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1725

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera :: Una furtiva lagrima
  • Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Voice)
  • Conductor: France Molinari-Pradelli
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé, opera :: Bell Song
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland (Voice)
  • Conductor: France Molinari-Pradelli
  • Running Time: 7 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: E lucevan le stelle
  • Performer: Franco Corelli (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Easter Hymn
  • Performer: Julia Varády (Voice)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Prize Song
  • Performer: James King (Voice)
  • Conductor: Dietfried Bernet
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Pilgrim's Chorus
  • Performers: Victor Braun (Baritone); Helga Dernesch (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka :: O silver moon (Mesícku na nebi hlubokém)
  • Performer: Pilar Lorengar (Voice)
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Patanè
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Donizetti, Gaetano : La Favorita :: Spirito gentil
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Edward Downes
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1840

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo :: Che farò senza Euridice
  • Performer: Teresa Berganza (Voice)
  • Conductor: Alexander Gibson
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Recondita armonia
  • Performers: Alfredo Mariotti (Bass); Franco Corelli (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Quartet
  • Performers: Huguette Tourangeau (Mezzo Soprano); Martti Talvela (Bass); Sherrill Milnes (Voice); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Joan Sutherland (Voice)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Che gelida manina (Your tiny hand is frozen)
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé, opera :: Flower Duet
  • Performers: Jane Berbié (Mezzo Soprano); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 6 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Non piú andrai
  • Performer: Tom Krause (Baritone)
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Trio
  • Performers: Brigitte Fassbaender (Voice); Tom Krause (Baritone); Lucia Popp (Voice)
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Jewel Song
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: France Molinari-Pradelli
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: Pearlfishers' Duet
  • Performers: Jean Borthayre (Baritone); Libero Luca (Voice)
  • Conductor: Alberto Erede
  • Running Time: 8 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Catalani, Alfredo : La Wally :: Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana
  • Performer: Renata Tebaldi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Fausto Cleva
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1892

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Luisa Miller :: Oh! Fede negar potessi... Quando le sere al placido
  • Performer: Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1849

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera :: Bell Chorus
  • Performer: James McCracken (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Massenet, Jules : Werther :: Pourquoi me réveiller
  • Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano (Voice)
  • Conductor: Franco Patanè
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera :: Polonaise
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: France Molinari-Pradelli
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera :: Prologue
  • Performer: Ingvar Wixell (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Giuseppe Patanè
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Vissi d'arte
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa (Voice)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Un dì felice
  • Performers: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda :: Cielo e mar!
  • Performer: Jussi Björling (Voice)
  • Conductor: Alberto Erede
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1876

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Te Deum
  • Performers: Piero de Palma (Tenor); Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: The Ride of the Valkyries
  • Performers: Marilyn Tyler (Soprano); Vera Little (Alto); Claudia Hellmann (Mezzo Soprano); Berit Lindholm (Soprano); Helen Watts (Voice); Vera Schlosser (Soprano); Helga Dernesch (Soprano); Brigitte Fassbaender (Voice)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Running Time: 6 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Wie Todesahnung... O du, mein holder Abendstern (O Star of Eve)
  • Performer: Tom Krause (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Argeo Quadri
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo :: Che puro ciel!
  • Performer: Teresa Berganza (Voice)
  • Conductor: Alexander Gibson
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Là ci darem la mano
  • Performers: Tom Krause (Baritone); Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Ah sì, ben mio
  • Performer: Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Ritorna vincitor!
  • Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Flower Song
  • Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Humming Chorus
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47 :: Mon cour s'ouvre à ta voix
  • Performer: Marilyn Horne (Voice)
  • Conductor: Henry Lewis
  • Running Time: 6 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859-1877

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Serenade
  • Performer: Nicolai Ghiaurov (Voice)
  • Conductor: Edward Downes
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos :: O don fatale
  • Performer: Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Signore, ascolta!
  • Performer: Maria Chiara (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nello Santi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Francesco Cilèa (Composer) (1866 - 1950) : Adriana Lecouvreur :: La dolcissima effigie
  • Performers: Mario Del Monaco (Tenor); Renata Tebaldi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Franco Capuana
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1902

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Barcarolle
  • Performers: Huguette Tourangeau (Mezzo Soprano); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: Morrò, ma prima in grazia
  • Performer: Renata Tebaldi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Oliviero de Fabritiis
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Toreador Song
  • Performers: Pierre Thau (Bass); Thomas Allen (Baritone); Norma Burrowes (Soprano); José Van Dam (Voice); Jane Berbié (Mezzo Soprano); Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Running Time: 6 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: La donna è mobile
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia :: Una voce poco fa
  • Performer: Teresa Berganza (Voice)
  • Conductor: Alexander Gibson
  • Running Time: 6 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Serenade
  • Performer: Gabriel Bacquier (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Anvil Chorus
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Musetta's Waltz Song
  • Performers: Rolando Panerai (Baritone); Michel Sénéchal (Voice); Mirella Freni (Voice); Elizabeth Harwood (Voice)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Dove sono
  • Performer: Kiri Te Kanawa (Voice)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja
  • Performer: Tom Krause (Baritone)
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Casta diva
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Stride la vampa
  • Performer: Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alberto Erede
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera :: Recitar!... Vesti la giubba
  • Performer: Mario Del Monaco (Tenor)
  • Conductor: France Molinari-Pradelli
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Finch'han dal vino
  • Performer: Tom Krause (Baritone)
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Running Time: 1 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: In questa reggia
  • Performers: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Seguidilla
  • Performers: Mario Del Monaco (Tenor); Regina Resnik (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Afrikanerin :: Mi batte il cor!... O paradiso
  • Performer: Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Notes: Composition written: 1864.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1864

>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda :: Suicido!
  • Performer: Elena Suliotis (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Silvio Varviso
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1876

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Solenne in quest'ora
  • Performers: Mario Del Monaco (Tenor); Ettore Bastianini (Baritone)
  • Conductor: France Molinari-Pradelli
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Mild und leise (Liebestod)
  • Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Voice)
  • Conductor: Hans Knappertsbusch
  • Running Time: 7 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Magic Fire Music
  • Performer: Hans Hotter (Voice)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Un bel di (One fine day)
  • Performer: Mirella Freni (Voice)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Se quel guerrier io fossi!... Celeste Aida
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Leone Magiera
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Act 1. Prelude
  • Conductor: John Pritchard
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Brindisi
  • Performers: Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: John Pritchard
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Questa o quella
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Puccini, Giacomo : La Rondine :: Sogno di Doretta
  • Performer: Renata Tebaldi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Oliviero de Fabritiis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1917

>Donizetti, Gaetano : La Favorita :: O mio Fernando
  • Performer: Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1840

>Puccini, Giacomo : La Fanciulla del West :: Ch'ella mi creda
  • Performer: Jussi Björling (Voice)
  • Conductor: Alberto Erede
  • Notes: Composition written: 1910.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Tu che di gel sei cinta
  • Performer: Felicia Weathers (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Argeo Quadri
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Soldiers' Chorus
  • Performer: Nicolai Ghiaurov (Voice)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Puccini, Giacomo : Manon Lescaut :: Donna non vidi mai
  • Performer: Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Notes: Composition written: 1893.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani :: Bolero
  • Performer: Maria Chiara (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nello Santi
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1855

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Le Veau d'or (Song of the Golden Calf)
  • Performer: Nicolai Ghiaurov (Voice)
  • Conductor: Edward Downes
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier :: Colpito qui m'avete... Un di all'azzurro spazio
  • Performer: Mario Del Monaco (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Notes: Composition written: 1896.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Fire Chorus
  • Conductor: Carlo Franci
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Francesco Cilèa (Composer) (1866 - 1950) : L'Arlesiana :: Lamento di Federico
  • Performer: Jussi Björling (Voice)
  • Conductor: Alberto Erede
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1897

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: O patria mia
  • Performer: Anita Cerquetti (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Di Provenza il mar
  • Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Voice)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Mascagni, Pietro : Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act :: Voi lo sapete
  • Performer: Renata Tebaldi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Oliviero de Fabritiis
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Di quella pira
  • Performers: Mario Del Monaco (Tenor); Athos Cesarini (Tenor); Renata Tebaldi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Alberto Erede
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853