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Voices of Italian Opera - Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini / Gigli, Caruso, Bjorling, Gobbi, Callas, Scotto et al.
Voices of Italian Opera - Bellini, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini / Gigli, Caruso, Bjorling, Gobbi, Callas, Scotto et al.

5 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-07-31

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; La sonnambula, opera; I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: L' elisir d'amore, opera; Lucia di Lammermoor; La Favorita; Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di S...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Alva, Luigi [Tenor Vocals]; Arroyo, Martina; Baltsa, Agnes; Barbieri, Fedora; Basiola, Marco; Bergonzi, Carlo; Bjorling, Jussi [Tenor Vocal]; Blake, Rockwell; Bonisolli, Franco; Borg...
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio; Eichhorn, Kurt; Pidò, Evelino; Fistoulari, Anatole; Sabajno, Carlo; Davis, Colin; Robinson, Stanford; Goehr, Walter; Vittorio, Gui; Levine, James; Albergoni, Angelo; Norrington,...

These two compilations present a sampling of the many outstanding voices captured on record by EMI Classics over the past century in the field of...continue...
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EMI 405092
Essential Gilbert & Sullivan - Over 2 hours of witty and delightful operaetta
Essential Gilbert & Sullivan - Over 2 hours of witty and delightful operaetta

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2012-06-05

Works: Arthur Sullivan: The Mikado; Trial by Jury; H.M.S. Pinafore; The Pirates of Penzance; Patience; Iolanthe; Ruddigore; The Gondoliers; The Yeomen of the Guard
Performers: Baker, George [Baritone Vocal]; Bowden, Pamela; Brannigan, Owen; Cameron, John; Cantelo, April; Evans, Geraint [Baritone]; Graham, Edna; Harper, Heather; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Milligan, Jame...
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm
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EMI 278612B
The Callas Effect / Standard Edition
The Callas Effect / Standard Edition

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-10-11

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia; Giuseppe Verdi: I vespri siciliani; Rigoletto; La traviata; Macbeth; Il trovatore; Ernani; Aida, opera; Don Carlo; Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, opera;...
Performers: Berbié, Jane; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Dickie, William; Ercolani, Renato; Forte, Carlo; Sautereau, Nadine
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio; Ghione, Franco; Prêtre, Georges; Rescigno, Nicola; De Sabata, Victor; Karajan, Herbert v.

Maria Callas is the ultimate and original diva. She is widely regarded as the greatest opera singer and performer of all time whose life, voice...continue...
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The Callas Effect / Delux Edition: 2 CDs plus DVD Video
The Callas Effect / Delux Edition: 2 CDs plus DVD Video

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-10-11

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia; Giuseppe Verdi: I vespri siciliani; Rigoletto; La traviata; Macbeth; Il trovatore; Ernani; Aida, opera; Don Carlo; Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, opera;...
Performers: Berbié, Jane; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Dickie, William; Ercolani, Renato; Forte, Carlo; Sautereau, Nadine
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio; Ghione, Franco; Prêtre, Georges; Rescigno, Nicola; De Sabata, Victor; Karajan, Herbert v.

Maria Callas is the ultimate and original diva. She is widely regarded as the greatest opera singer and performer of all time whose life, voice...continue...
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Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro [Highlights] / Taddei, Schwarzkopf, Moffo, Cossotto, Wachter
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro [Highlights] / Taddei, Schwarzkopf, Moffo, Cossotto, Wachter

1 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-09-13

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro; Unspecified: [Untitled CD-ROM Track]
Performers: Cappuccilli, Piero; Cossotto, Fiorenza; Ercolani, Renato; Fusco, Elisabetta; Gatta, Dora; Moffo, Anna [Soprano vocal]; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]; Taddei, Giuseppe; Vinco, Ivo; Wachter, ...
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra

Gramophone Magazine
The best performance comes from Eberhard Wächter, who sings the Count's aria with steely passion, articulating the triplets - and this is rare -...continue...
Recording information: Kingsway Hall, London (1959-09-17_1959-09-19&1959-)....continue...
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Essential Puccini
Essential Puccini

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2011-02-15

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Gianni Schicchi, opera; La fanciulla del West; Madama Butterfly; Tosca; Manon Lescaut; La rondine; Suor Angelica; Turandot
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Bergonzi, Carlo; Björling, Jussi [Tenor Vocal]; Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Carreras, José [Tenor Vocal]; Corelli, Franco...
Conductors: Levine, James; Schippers, Thomas; Pappano, Antonio; Guadagno, Anton; Mackerras, Charles; Gelmetti, Gianluigi; Matacic, Lovro von; Collins, Michael; Santini, Gabriele; Barbirolli, John; Gardelli, Lamb...
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EMI 071392B
100 Best Verdi
100 Best Verdi

6 CD / EMI Classics / 2010-06-08

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Aida, opera; La Traviata; Un ballo in maschera; Rigoletto; Luisa Miller; Macbeth; Il trovatore; Il Trovatore; I Lombardi alla prima crociata; Don Carlos; Requiem; La forza del destino...
Performers: Alagna, Roberto; Alva, Luigi [Tenor Vocals]; Andreolli, Florindo; Arroyo, Martina; Baltsa, Agnes; Barbieri, Fedora; Bella, Benito di; Bergonzi, Carlo; Bernardi, Giuliano; Bonisolli, Franco; Borgato, ...
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo; Viotti, Marcello; Patanè, Giuseppe; Rudel, Julius; Erede, Alberto; Ferraris, Franco; Karajan, Herbert v.; Pappano, Antonio; Gardelli, Lamberto; Barker, John; Pidò, Evelino; ...

This 6-CD set contains 100 tracks from the most familiar and best-loved works by the Italian operatic composer Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), performed by many of...continue...
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EMI 408782
Puccini: Madama Butterfly / Karajan, Callas, Gedda [Includes CD-ROM]
Puccini: Madama Butterfly / Karajan, Callas, Gedda [Includes CD-ROM]

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2010-04-20

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly; Unspecified: Untitled CD-ROM Track; [Madama Butterfly] Synopsis and Libretto [CD-ROM track]
Performers: Borriello, Mario; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Ercolani, Renato; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.

Penguin Guide
Callas's view, aided by superbly imaginative and spacious conducting from Karajan, gives extra dimension to the Puccinian little woman, and with some keenly intelligent...continue...
Recording information: Teatro alla Scala, Milan (08/01/1955-08/06/1955)....continue...
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Icon: Tito Gobbi / The Complete Solo Recordings
Icon: Tito Gobbi / The Complete Solo Recordings

5 CD / EMI Classics / 2010-03-23

Works: Francesco Cilèa: L'Arlesiana; Adriana Lecouvreur; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Zazà, opera; Pagliacci; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni; Le nozze di Figaro; Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo; Otello...
Performers: Alva, Luigi [Tenor Vocals]; Arie, Raffaele; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Canali, Anna Maria; Caselli, Dario; Clabassi, Plinio [Bass Vocal]; Cornoldi, Claudio; de los Angeles, Victoria; Di Stefano,...
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.; Erede, Alberto; Robertson, James; Green, Philip; Susskind, Walter; Braithwaite, Warwick; Olivieri, Dino; de Fabritiis, Oliviero; Bizzelli, Annibale; Serafin, Tullio; Santini, Gab...

This 5-CD set, devoted to the outstanding Italian baritone Tito Gobbi, is a further release in the EMI Classics ICON series. The bulk of this...continue...
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EMI 553782C
Maria Callas - The Legendary Duets
Maria Callas - The Legendary Duets

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-11-17

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly; La bohème; Manon Lescaut; Turandot; Tosca; Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; Rigoletto; Il trovatore; Aida, opera; Vincenzo Bellini: La sonnambula, opera; I Purit...
Performers: Barbieri, Fedora; Bergonzi, Carlo; Cappuccilli, Piero; Corelli, Franco; Cossotto, Fiorenza; de Palma, Piero [Tenor Vocal]; Di Stefano, Giuseppe [Tenor vocals]; Ercolani, Renato; Fernandi, Eugenio; Fo...
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.; Votto, Antonino; Serafin, Tullio; Ghione, Franco; Prêtre, Georges; Galliera, Alceo

In these 2 CDs, the iconic Greek-American soprano Maria Callas is heard in duets with a number of the greatest opera stars of her day....continue...
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EMI 98346
The Very Best of Glyndebourne on Record - Mozart, Britten, Verdi, Stravinsky, Monteverdi, Rossini, Lehár, etc
The Very Best of Glyndebourne on Record - Mozart, Britten, Verdi, Stravinsky, Monteverdi, Rossini, Lehár, etc

5 CD / EMI Classics / 2009-04-21

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492; Così fan tutte, K 588; Don Giovanni; Idomeneo; Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Ser...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Alan, Hervey; Aler, John [Tenor Vocal]; Allen, Thomas; Allin, Norman; Alva, Luigi [Tenor Vocals]; Baccaloni, Salvatore; Barabas, Sari; Blackwell, Harolyn [Soprano Vocals]; Borriel...
Conductors: Busch, Fritz; Mudie, Michael; Goodall, Reginald; Beecham, Thomas; Vittorio, Gui; Pritchard, John; Haitink, Bernard; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Welser-Möst, Franz; Dove, Jonathan; Davis, Andrew
Ensemble: ; English Opera Group Orchestra; Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Members; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orches...

The Glyndebourne Festival is a massive yearly event in both the British and international opera worlds, with stars from around the globe gathering to listen...continue...
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EMI 642182B
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition
Benjamin Britten - The Collector's Edition

37 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-11-24

Works: Benjamin Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20; Peter Grimes; Passacaglia, for orchestra, Op. 33b (from "Peter Grimes"); The Young person's guide to the orchestra; Canadian Carnival, for orchestra, Op...
Performers: Adey, John; Allen, Benjamin; Allen, Thomas; Alley, John [Piano]; Allison, Richard; Andrew Davis [Conductor/Organ]; Andsnes, Leif Ove; Armstrong, Sheila [Soprano Vocal]; Bailey, Norman [Bass Baritone]...
Conductors: Pesek, Libor; Rattle, Simon, Sir; Paavo, Järvi; Berglund, Paavo; Brown, Iona; Yuasa, Takuo; Hickox, Richard; Marriner, Sir Neville; Harding, Daniel; Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Bedford, Steuart; Knu...
Ensemble: ; Endymion Ensemble

Benjamin Britten was without question one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. This 37-CD set features all of his most beloved works, giving...continue...
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EMI 175262C
Puccini: Il Trittico / Bellezza, Serafin, Santini, Gobbi, Los Angeles, Rome Opera House Orchestra, et al
Puccini: Il Trittico / Bellezza, Serafin, Santini, Gobbi, Los Angeles, Rome Opera House Orchestra, et al

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-11-11

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Il tabarro (The Cloak), opera; Suor Angelica; Gianni Schicchi, opera
Performers: Barbieri, Fedora; Bertona, Silvia [Soprano Vocal]; Canali, Anna Maria; Caroli, Paolo; Chissari, Santa; Clabassi, Plinio [Bass Vocal]; Cornoldi, Claudio; de los Angeles, Victoria; de Palma, Piero [Ten...
Conductors: Bellezza, Vincenzo; Serafin, Tullio; Santini, Gabriele
Ensemble: Rome Opera House Orchestra

These three recordings of Puccini's operatic trio are tied together by the casting of Tito Gobbi in the baritone roles in the first and third...continue...
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EMI 129492B
Maria Callas - The Complete Puccini Studio Recordings
Maria Callas - The Complete Puccini Studio Recordings

15 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-10-28

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Tosca; Manon Lescaut; Madama Butterfly; La bohème; Suor Angelica; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Turandot
Performers: Badioli, Carlo; Boniface, Edgard; Borriello, Mario; Bowman, Robert [Tenor Vocal]; Calabrese, Franco; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Campi, Enrico; Carlin, Mario; Caselli, Dario; Cioni, Renato; Claba...
Conductors: De Sabata, Victor; Serafin, Tullio; Karajan, Herbert v.; Votto, Antonino; Cillario, Carlo Felice
Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra

This elegant 15-CD set includes all of Callas' studio recordings of Puccini operas: Manon Lescaut, La Boheme, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot. These are all...continue...
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Icon - Giuseppe Di Stefano - Puccini: Tosca;  Verdi, Bellini, Bizet, Mascagni, etc / Callas, Gobbi, et al
Icon - Giuseppe Di Stefano - Puccini: Tosca; Verdi, Bellini, Bizet, Mascagni, etc / Callas, Gobbi, et al

3 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-09-02

Works: Ambroise Thomas: Mignon; Jules Massenet: Manon; Francesco Cilèa: L'Arlesiana; Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata; La forza del destino; Rigoletto; Il Trovatore; Un ballo in maschera; Otello; Gaetano Do...
Performers: Arie, Raffaele; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Canali, Anna Maria; Carteri, Rosanna; Dawson, Herbert; de los Angeles, Victoria; Di Stefano, Giuseppe [Tenor vocals]; Ercolani, Renato; Forti, Carlo; G...
Conductors: Erede, Alberto; Serafin, Tullio; De Sabata, Victor; Gavazzeni, Gianandrea; Votto, Antonino; Karajan, Herbert v.; Olivieri, Dino; Tonini, Antonio

The Italian tenor Giuseppe di Stefano, who died on March 3, 2008, aged 86, was one of the finest opera singers of his day, blessed...continue...
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EMI 060752
Gilbert & Sullivan: Iolanthe, Overture di Ballo / Sargent, Thomas, Sinclair, Cameron, Wallace, et al
Gilbert & Sullivan: Iolanthe, Overture di Ballo / Sargent, Thomas, Sinclair, Cameron, Wallace, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-07-08

Works: Arthur Sullivan: Iolanthe (The Peer and the Peri), operetta; Overture di ballo, for orchestra in E major
Performers: Baker, George [Baritone Vocal]; Brannigan, Owen; Cameron, John; Cantelo, April; Harper, Heather; Morison, Elsie; Wallace, Ian; Young, Alexander [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: Pro Arte Orchestra
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EMI 134392
Gilbert & Sullivan: Mikado / Sargent, Brannigan, Lewis, Cameron, et al
Gilbert & Sullivan: Mikado / Sargent, Brannigan, Lewis, Cameron, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2008-07-08

Works: Arthur Sullivan: Mikado
Performers: Brannigan, Owen; Cameron, John; Evans, Geraint [Baritone]; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Morison, Elsie; Sinclair, Jeannette; Wallace, Ian
Conductors: Sargent, Malcolm
Ensemble: Pro Arte Orchestra

BBC Music Magazine
The first and most orchestrally spirited of the Sargent G&S series, with crisp delivery from the Japanese courtiers and a top-notch pair of...continue...
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Maria Callas - The Complete Studio Recordings (1949-1969)
Maria Callas - The Complete Studio Recordings (1949-1969)

70 CD / EMI Classics / 2007-09-25

Works: Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde; Vincenzo Bellini: Norma, opera; I Puritani, opera; La sonnambula, opera; Il Pirata, opera; Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda; Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor...
Performers: Albanese, Francesco [Tenor Vocal]; Alberto Albertini [Bass/Baritone Vocal]; Alva, Luigi [Tenor Vocals]; Amadini, Maria; Arie, Raffaele; Badioli, Carlo; Barbieri, Fedora; Begali, Ottorino; Benzi, Arma...
Conductors: Basile, Arturo; Votto, Antonino; Serafin, Tullio; De Sabata, Victor; Santini, Gabriele; Gavazzeni, Gianandrea; Karajan, Herbert v.; Galliera, Alceo; Rescigno, Nicola; Prêtre, Georges

This 70-CD set features everything Callas ever recorded in the studio, including newly licensed and remastered material....continue...
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EMI 959182B
The One and Only - Opera Arias / Maria Callas
The One and Only - Opera Arias / Maria Callas

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2007-08-28

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, opera; La bohème; Tosca; Madama Butterfly; Turandot; Alfredo Catalani: La Wally; Francesco Cilèa: Adriana Lecouvreur; Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chéni...
Performers: Berbié, Jane; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Canali, Anna Maria; Dickie, William; Ercolani, Renato; Forti, Carlo; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Sautereau, Nadine
Conductors: Serafin, Tullio; De Sabata, Victor; Karajan, Herbert v.; Ghione, Franco; Galliera, Alceo; Rescigno, Nicola; Prêtre, Georges

A 2-CD compilation of Callas' most famous arias, at a 1-CD price! Packaged in a limited edition 6-panel digipack with a lavishly illustrated booklet....continue...
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Historical - Verdi: Il trovatore / Karajan, Callas, et al
Historical - Verdi: Il trovatore / Karajan, Callas, et al

2 CD / EMI Classics / 2007-01-16

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore
Performers: Barbieri, Fedora; Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Di Stefano, Giuseppe [Tenor vocals]; Ercolani, Renato; Mauri, Giulio; Panerai, Rolando; Villa, Luisa; Zaccaria, Nicola [Bass Vocal]
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert v.
Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
Callas and Karajan took the world by the ears in the 1950s with this Il trovatore. Leonora was one of Callas's finest...continue...
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