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Introduction To Pavarotti / Verdi, Bellini, Donizetti, De Curtis, Mozart, Massenet, Tosti
Introduction To Pavarotti / Verdi, Bellini, Donizetti, De Curtis, Mozart, Massenet, Tosti

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2013-01-08

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: La Traviata; Luisa Miller; Requiem; Il Trovatore; Vincenzo Bellini: I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera; I Puritani, opera; Ernesto de Curtis: Non ti scordar di me; Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia...
Performers: Pavarotti, Luciano

Although famous for his starring roles in the most familiar operas of Verdi and Puccini, Luciano Pavarotti had a wide range of repertoire outside opera....continue...
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ODO 6010
Intimate Pavarotti / Beethoven, Bellini, Liszt, Mascagni, Donizetti, Verdi, Schubert, et al.
Intimate Pavarotti / Beethoven, Bellini, Liszt, Mascagni, Donizetti, Verdi, Schubert, et al.

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2013-01-08

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: In questa tomba oscura, WoO 133; Vincenzo Bellini: Dolente immagine di figlia mia, for voice & piano; Ariette da Camera; Franz Liszt: Pace non trovo (Sonnetto no 104), song for ...
Performers: Pavarotti, Luciano

With one exception, all the numbers on this recording are from the non-operatic repertoire for which Pavarotti was famous on the recital stage, a venue...continue...
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ODO 6012
Pavarotti & The Divas / Verdi, Donizetti, Mozart, Bellini / Scoto, Freni, Janowitz, Caballe, Cossotto
Pavarotti & The Divas / Verdi, Donizetti, Mozart, Bellini / Scoto, Freni, Janowitz, Caballe, Cossotto

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2013-01-08

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Luisa Miller; Gaetano Donizetti: La fille du régiment (The daughter of the regiment), opera; L'elisir d'amore, opera; La Favorita; Lucia di Lammermoor; Wolfgang Amad...
Performers: Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Cossotto, Fiorenza; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Janowitz, Gundula [Soprano vocals]; Pavarotti, Luciano; Scotto, Renata [Soprano Vocals]

This disc presents Pavarotti in duets with several of the great ladies of opera. Renata Scotto was noted for the beauty of her voice, her...continue...
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ODO 6011
Pavarotti: Essential Performances / Verdi, Donizetti, Puccini, Leoncavallo, et al.
Pavarotti: Essential Performances / Verdi, Donizetti, Puccini, Leoncavallo, et al.

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2013-01-08

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; I Lombardi; La Traviata; Gaetano Donizetti: La fille du régiment (The daughter of the regiment), opera; La Favorita; L'elisir d'amore, opera; Lucia di Lammermoor; Gi...
Performers: Pavarotti, Luciano

This disc contains an overview of some of Pavarotti's most famous and beloved recorded opera arias and songs, opening with a universal favorite, "La donna...continue...
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ODO 6009
A Passion for Pavaraotti: The Barcelona Recital
A Passion for Pavaraotti: The Barcelona Recital

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2011-10-11

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte, K 588; Idomeneo; Gioachino Rossini: Soirées musicales, song collection for voices & piano; La danza. Tarantella Napolitana ("Già la luna &e...
Performers: Pavarotti, Luciano

A lavish performance by one of the world's greatest tenors! This exclusive DVD+CD set provides an opportunity to see and hear one of the greatest...continue...
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ODO 6007
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov / Ghiaurov, Maslennikoc, Jurinac, Borg
Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov / Ghiaurov, Maslennikoc, Jurinac, Borg

3 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2011-09-13

Works: Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von

Modest Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881) was a unique genius who had spotty formal musical training but enormous imagination and creativity. For decades many regarded him...continue...
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ODO 7084
Giuseppe Verdi: I Lombardi / Scotto, Raimondi, et al
Giuseppe Verdi: I Lombardi / Scotto, Raimondi, et al

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2011-03-08

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: I lombardi
Performers: di Stasio, Anna; Grilli, Umberto; Jacopucci, Fernando; Raimondi, Ruggero; Rinaudo, Mario; Scotto, Renata [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Gavazzeni, Gianandrea

This 1969 live performance from Rome has been issued before and greatly admired as one of the best-ever readings of the opera, but is now...continue...
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ODO 7082
A Passion For Pavarotti: The Neapolitan Songbook
A Passion For Pavarotti: The Neapolitan Songbook

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2011-01-11

Works: Cesare Andrea Bixio: Mamma; La mia canzone al vento; Vincenzo Bellini: Vaga luna, che inargenti, song for voice & piano; Arturo Buzzi-Peccia: Lolita "Spanish Serenade"; Vincenzo De Crescenzo: Rondine...
Performers: Pavarotti, Luciano

Twenty-two groundbreaking historical performances by the legendary Luciano Pavarotti, featuring Neapolitan songs by Donizetti, Bellini, Tosti, Bixio, De Curtis, and many more....continue...
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ODO 6005
Bizet: Le Docteur Miracle
Bizet: Le Docteur Miracle

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2010-09-14

Works: Georges Bizet: Le Docteur Miracle, operetta in 1 act
Conductors: Amaducci, Bruno

Not the least miracle of Le docteur Miracle is that is exists at all. The one-act operetta, a first-prizewinning composition from a contest organized by...continue...
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ODO 7077
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra / Live, Salzburg 1961
Verdi: Simon Boccanegra / Live, Salzburg 1961

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2010-08-10

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Performers: Gobbi, Tito; Panerai, Rolando; Susca, Vito

A brilliant live performance from Salzburg in 1961. Baritone Tito Gobbi, one of the great singing actors of his era, is indelibly vivid as the...continue...
Recording information: Salzburg (08/19/1961)....continue...
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ODO 7076
Pavarotti Passion, Vol. 2
Pavarotti Passion, Vol. 2

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2010-08-10

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, opera; La fille du régiment (The daughter of the regiment), opera; Lucia di Lammermoor; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Idomeneo; Don Giovanni; Giuseppe Verdi: Il...
Performers: Pavarotti, Luciano

Born in Modena, a small town in northern Italy, Luciano Pavarotti (1935–2007) was the son of a baker and amateur tenor. He grew up surrounded...continue...
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ODO 6002
Offenbach: Les contes d'Hoffmann
Offenbach: Les contes d'Hoffmann

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2010-03-09

Works: Jacques Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne
Performers: Bacquier, Gabriel; Falzetti, Nino
Conductors: Maag, Peter

An exceptional "traditional" performance of this spooky and dream-like opera, dramatically and musically effective, with a fine cast and propulsive conducting. The great Hungarian tenor...continue...
Recording information: Buenos Aires (08/03/1970)....continue...
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ODO 7074
Verdi: Stiffelio / Del Monaco, Gulin, De Fabritii, et al
Verdi: Stiffelio / Del Monaco, Gulin, De Fabritii, et al

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2009-11-10

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Stiffelio
Conductors: de Fabritiis, Oliviero

Currently this is not only the only mid-price version of Stiffelio with a libretto - it's the only available recording, period! And a fine one...continue...
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ODO 7075
Hector Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust
Hector Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2009-10-13

Works: Hector Berlioz: La damnation de Faust, Op. 24
Conductors: Prêtre, Georges

Including a 56-page booklet with historic photos; a complete French libretto with new, original English translation; and an essay on the performance by Robert Levine,...continue...
Recording information: Rome Opera House, Rome, Italy (01/11/1969)....continue...
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ODO 7073
Gioachino Rossini: Il Barbier di Siviglia / Gabriele Santini, Luigi Alva, Sesto Bruscatini, Carlo Badioli
Gioachino Rossini: Il Barbier di Siviglia / Gabriele Santini, Luigi Alva, Sesto Bruscatini, Carlo Badioli

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2009-09-08

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
Performers: Alva, Luigi [Tenor Vocals]; Badioli, Carlo; Bruscantini, Sesto; Carbonari, Virgilio; Cossotto, Fiorenza; Forti, Carlo; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocals]; Malagu, Stefania
Conductors: Santini, Gabriele
Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra

"This performance was recorded live at La Scala on January 20, 1964. Gabriele Santini - who would pass away toward the end of that year...continue...
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ODO 7072
Passione / Pavarotti
Passione / Pavarotti

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2009-09-08

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; Luisa Miller; I lombardi; Vincenzo Bellini: I Puritani, opera; I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera; Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor; La Favorita; La fille du régime...
Performers: Pavarotti, Luciano

Born in Modena, a small town in northern Italy, Luciano Pavarotti (1935–2007) was the son of a baker and amateur tenor. He grew up surrounded...continue...
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ODO 6001
Grand Tier - Donizetti: Belisario / Gavazzeni, Zaccaria, Taddei, et al
Grand Tier - Donizetti: Belisario / Gavazzeni, Zaccaria, Taddei, et al

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2009-05-12

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Belisario, opera
Performers: Antonini, Giovanni [Bass Vocal]; Carusi, Alfredo; Gencer, Leyla; Grilli, Umberto; Pallini, Rina; Pecile, Mirna; Sebastian, Bruno; Taddei, Giuseppe; Veronese, Augusto; Zaccaria, Nicola [Bass Vocal]
Conductors: Gavazzeni, Gianandrea
Ensemble: Venice Teatro la Fenice Chorus

When Leyla Gencer died at age 79 in 2008, the obituary in 'The Guardian' (UK) called her "the greatest Turkish opera singer of the 20th...continue...
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ODO 7064
Verdi: Aroldo / Rinaldi, Ceccheli, et al
Verdi: Aroldo / Rinaldi, Ceccheli, et al

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2009-05-12

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Aroldo
Performers: Cecchele, Gianfranco; Gulin, Angeles; Millauro, Carlo; Minetto, Maria; Montefusco, Licinio; Munzi, Marcello; Zanazzo, Alfredo
Conductors: Rinaldi, Maurizio
Ensemble: Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Milan

Few recordings exist of the sensational artistry of Spanish soprano Angeles Gulin (1939–2002), whose enormous, dark voice was said to have set the crystal chandeliers...continue...
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ODO 7071
Grand Tier - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin / Khaikin, Vishnevskaya, et al
Grand Tier - Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin / Khaikin, Vishnevskaya, et al

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2009-03-10

Works: Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky: Eugen Onegin
Performers: Avdeyeva, Larissa; Belov, Eugene; Lemeshev, Sergei; Mikhailov, Igor; Pankov, Georgy; Petrov, Ivan; Petrova, Valentina; Verbitskaya, Yevgenia; Vishnevskaya, Galina
Conductors: Sokolov, Andrei; Khaikin, Boris
Ensemble: Bolshoi Theatre Chorus

"This recording made by Melodiya in 1955 captures a remarkable performance of Eugene Onegin with performers from the Bolshoi Opera during one of its golden...continue...

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Grand Tier - Pacini: Saffo / Capuana, Gencer, Mattiucci, Guggia
Grand Tier - Pacini: Saffo / Capuana, Gencer, Mattiucci, Guggia

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2009-02-10

Works: Giovanni Pacini: Saffo
Performers: Bianco, Tito Del; Gencer, Leyla; Guggia, Mario; Maniachi, Vittoria; Mattiucci, Franca; Piacente, Maurizio; Quilico, Louis
Conductors: Capuana, Franco
Ensemble: Naples Teatro San Carlo Orchestra

"The cast of this 1967 performance is excellent, led energetically by Franco Capuana... But of course the center of the revival, and its raison d'etre,...continue...
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ODO 7068
Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix / Simonetto, Carosio, Raimondi, Taddei, Corsi, et al
Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix / Simonetto, Carosio, Raimondi, Taddei, Corsi, et al

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2009-02-10

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix
Performers: Badioli, Carlo; Corsi, Rina; Modesti, Giuseppe; Raimondi, Gianni; Taddei, Giuseppe; Vocals], Margherita Carosio [Soprano
Conductors: Simonetto, Alfredo
Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra

Donizetti had written about sixty operas already when he produced 'Linda di Chamounix', the last and best of his works in the semiseria style. It...continue...
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ODO 1489
Grand Tier - Rossini: Mosè / Sawallisch, Ghiaurov, Verrett, Petri, et al
Grand Tier - Rossini: Mosè / Sawallisch, Ghiaurov, Verrett, Petri, et al

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2008-11-11

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Mosè in Egitto, opera
Performers: Corradi, Giampaolo; Garaventa, Ottavio; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocals]; Gusmeroli, Giovanni; Jacopucci, Fernando; Lane, Gloria; Petri, Mario; Ventriglia, Franco; Verrett, Shirley [Mezzo Soprano Voca...
Conductors: Sawallisch, Wolfgang
Ensemble: Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome

This is a fine Rossini opera, once very famous especially for the noble "Prayer of Moses," but was neglected in the 20th century along with...continue...
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ODO 7063
Grand Tier - Bellini: Il pirata / Capuana, Caballé, Labo, Cappuccilli, et al
Grand Tier - Bellini: Il pirata / Capuana, Caballé, Labo, Cappuccilli, et al

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2008-10-14

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: Il Pirata, opera
Performers: Baratti, Giuseppe; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Cappuccilli, Piero; Labo, Flaviano; Rafanelli, Flora; Trama, Ugo
Conductors: Capuana, Franco
Ensemble: Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra

This is a 1967 live recording from Italy of this early Bellini opera, starring the immortal Montserrat Caballe in the heyday of her magnificent voice....continue...
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ODO 7061
Grand Tier - Rossini: L'Assedio di Corinto / Schippers, Sills, Horne, etc
Grand Tier - Rossini: L'Assedio di Corinto / Schippers, Sills, Horne, etc

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2008-10-14

Works: Gioachino Rossini: Le siège de Corinthe (The Siege of Corinth), opera
Performers: Bonisolli, Franco; de Palma, Piero [Tenor Vocal]; Foiani, Giovanni; Horne, Marilyn [Mezzo-Soprano Vocal]; Paoli, Milna; Sills, Beverly [Soprano Vocals]; Vocals], Justino Diaz [Bass Baritone; Washingt...
Conductors: Schippers, Thomas
Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus

Live performance from La Scala in 1969 of this Rossini rarity, with much the same cast as the studio recording now out of print and...continue...
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ODO 7065
Verdi: Luisa Miller / Rossi, Kelston, et al
Verdi: Luisa Miller / Rossi, Kelston, et al

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2008-09-09

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Luisa Miller
Performers: Baronti, Duilio; Colarescu, Grazia; Colombo, Scipio; Kelston, Lucy; Lauri-Volpi, Giacomo; Pace, Miti Truccato; Vaghi, Giacomo
Conductors: Rossi, Mario

"Very much a collector's item, primarily on account of the casting of the legendary tenor Giacomo Lauri-Volpi. This remarkable showman is in amazingly dynamic voice......continue...
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ODO 7057
Dvorak: Rusalka / Gregor, Stratas, Zidek, et al
Dvorak: Rusalka / Gregor, Stratas, Zidek, et al

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2008-08-12

Works: Antonin Dvorák: Rusalka
Performers: Alexander, Roberta [Soprano Vocals]; Bello, Angela; Boer, Nico; Dielemann, Marianne; Killebrew, Gwendolyn; Philippo, Ans; Stratas, Teresa; White, Willard [Bass Vocal]; Zidek, Ivo; Zijl, Fons van
Conductors: Gregor, Bohumil
Ensemble: Netherlands Opera Orchestra

Dvorak's most popular opera contains "The Song to the Moon," one of the most gorgeous soprano arias ever written, but the rest of the music...continue...
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Grand Tier - Verdi: Ernani / Gavazzeni, Prevedi, Caballé, Christoff
Grand Tier - Verdi: Ernani / Gavazzeni, Prevedi, Caballé, Christoff

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2008-06-10

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Ernani
Performers: Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Christoff, Boris; Fiorentini, Mirella; Glossop, Peter; Morresi, Giuseppe; Prevedi, Bruno; Ricciardi, Franco
Conductors: Gavazzeni, Gianandrea
Ensemble: Italian Radio Chorus Milan

"Bruno Prevedi... sings ardently, is stylistically right, has all the notes, and makes a good bandito. Peter Glossop [is]... a superb Carlo, dignified and noble......continue...
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Donizetti: Gemma di Vergy / Gatto, Caballé, Bruson, Casoni
Donizetti: Gemma di Vergy / Gatto, Caballé, Bruson, Casoni

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2008-05-13

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Gemma di Vergy, opera
Performers: Bruson, Renato; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Casoni, Bianca Maria; Lamberti, Giorgio; Machi, Mario; Rinaudo, Mario
Conductors: Gatto, Armando
Ensemble: Naples Teatro San Carlo Orchestra

This historic 1975 recording with the great Montserrat Caballe presents the first revival of this once-popular Donizetti opera, which had been unperformed for over seventy...continue...
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ODO 7055
Grand Tier - Rossini: La Donna del Lago / Bellugi, Caballe, Bonisolli, Hamari, et al
Grand Tier - Rossini: La Donna del Lago / Bellugi, Caballe, Bonisolli, Hamari, et al

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2008-03-11

Works: Gioachino Rossini: La donna del lago (The Lady of the Lake), opera
Performers: Balboni, Anna Maria; Bonisolli, Franco; Bottazzo, Pietro; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Hamari, Julia [Contralto Vocals]; Sinimberghi, Gino; Washington, Paolo
Conductors: Bellugi, Piero

The Lady of the Lake, based on the narrative poem by Sir Walter Scott, has been one of the most successful of Rossini's "serious" operas...continue...
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ODO 7053
Wagner: Ring Cycle / Furtwängler, La Scala Orchestra & Chorus
Wagner: Ring Cycle / Furtwängler, La Scala Orchestra & Chorus

14 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2008-02-12

Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Batic, Polly; Crkall, Karen Marie; Emmerich, Albert; Falke, Margret Welk; Flagstad, Kirsten [Soprano Vocals]; Frantz, Ferdinand; Gabory, Magda; Herrmann, Josef; Hongen, Elisabeth; Kenney, Margherita;...
Conductors: Furtwängler, Wilhelm

This 1950 performance is the only live complete recording of The Ring conducted by the legendary Wilhelm Furtwangler. Although it has been available on several...continue...
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ODO 1501
Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera / Molinari-Pradelli, Caballé
Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera / Molinari-Pradelli, Caballé

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2008-02-12

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Un ballo in maschera
Performers: Baldani, Ruza; Bertocci, Aldo; Bruson, Renato; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Davia, Federico; Foiani, Giovanni; Guglielmi, Margherita; Meliciani, Carlo; Romani, ...
Conductors: Molinari-Pradelli, France

Spain's famous opera stars Carreras and Caballe, who are professional colleagues and friends in real life, are an irresistible pairing at the head of a...continue...
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ODO 7048
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Almeida, Vanzo, Esposito, et al
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Almeida, Vanzo, Esposito, et al

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2007-11-13

Works: Charles Gounod: Roméo et Juliette
Performers: Abello, Andre; Ferment, Claudine; Garcia, Francois; Laffage, Jean-Pierre; Novello, Alfred; Plaque, Iris; Saur, Ivan; Spagnol, Gerard; Vanzo, Alain; Vocals], Andree Esposito [Soprano
Conductors: Almeida, Antonio de

Gounod's Romeo et Juliette had its premiere in Paris, at the Theatre-Lyrique, on April 27, 1867. It was successful, and was given in both London...continue...
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ODO 1477
Grand Tier - Verdi: Il Trovatore / Gavazzeni, Bergonzi, Tucci, et al
Grand Tier - Verdi: Il Trovatore / Gavazzeni, Bergonzi, Tucci, et al

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2007-11-13

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore
Performers: Bergonzi, Carlo; Cappuccilli, Piero; de Palma, Piero [Tenor Vocal]; Fiorentini, Mirella; Simionato, Giulietta; Tucci, Gabriella; Vinco, Ivo
Conductors: Gavazzeni, Gianandrea
Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra

This recording, which has been a best-seller in the standard Opera d’Oro budget catalogue, represents a live performance by the world-famous La Scala opera company...continue...
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ODO 7045
Donizetti: L'elisir d'Amore
Donizetti: L'elisir d'Amore

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2007-10-09

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore, opera
Performers: Bergonzi, Carlo; Cava, Carlo; Jotti, Renza; Scotto, Renata [Soprano Vocals]; Taddei, Giuseppe
Conductors: Gavazzeni, Gianandrea
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ODO 7044
Opera Obsession! Act IV - Opera d'Oro's Greatest Hits
Opera Obsession! Act IV - Opera d'Oro's Greatest Hits

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2007-09-04

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Gianni Schicchi, opera; Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila, Op. 47; Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos; Ernani; Macbeth; Rigoletto; Antonin Dvorák: Rusalka; Wo...
Performers: Brilioth, Helge; Caballe, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Corelli, Franco; Di Stefano, Giuseppe [Tenor vocals]; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Dominguez, Oralia; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-Soprano V...

The fourth volume in Opera d'Oro's best-selling super-budget series celebrating the very best tracks from the vast Opera d'Oro catalog! Features the greatest singers of...continue...
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ODO 1004
Grand Tier - Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Kleiber, Minton
Grand Tier - Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Kleiber, Minton

3 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2007-06-12

Works: Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Performers: Brilioth, Helge; Feldhoff, Heinz; Ligendza, Catarina; McIntyre, Donald; Minton, Yvonne [Soprano Vocals]; Moll, Kurt; Steinbach, Heribert; Zednik, Heinz
Conductors: Kleiber, Carlos
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra

"This performance is truly stunning: it delivers the most powerful first act I've ever heard, with Isolde's rage absolutely terrifying-and the rest of the opera...continue...

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Grand Tier - Bellini: I Puritani / Muti, Pavarotti, Freni, Bruscantini
Grand Tier - Bellini: I Puritani / Muti, Pavarotti, Freni, Bruscantini

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2007-06-12

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: I Puritani, opera
Performers: Antonini, Giovanni [Bass Vocal]; Bruscantini, Sesto; Fiorentini, Mirella; Freni, Mirella [Soprano Vocals]; Giaiotti, Bonaldo; Pavarotti, Luciano; Venturini, Mino
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo
Ensemble: Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome

"Mirella Freni [is] at her vocally most impeccable and emotionally most communicative and her Elvira is a lovely creation. Pavarotti sings with grace, ease, and...continue...
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Verdi: Il Corsaro / Lopez-Cobos, Lamberti, Ricciarelli
Verdi: Il Corsaro / Lopez-Cobos, Lamberti, Ricciarelli

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2007-06-12

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Il corsaro
Performers: Bruson, Renato; Fabbris, Guido; Gulin, Angeles; Lamberti, Giorgio; Mazzieri, Maurizio; Ricciarelli, Katia
Conductors: López-Cobos, Jesús
Ensemble: Venice Teatro la Fenice Orchestra

Listed as thirteenth among Verdi's stage works, Il corsaro was actually conceived years before it was finished. By the time it was finally produced in...continue...
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ODO 1476
Grand Tier - Verdi: Falstaff / De Sabata, Stabile, Tebaldi, et al
Grand Tier - Verdi: Falstaff / De Sabata, Stabile, Tebaldi, et al

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2007-05-08

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff
Performers: Canali, Anna Maria; Caruso, Mariano; Elmo, Cloe; Maionica, Silvio [Bass vocals]; Nessi, Giuseppe; Noni, Alda; Silveri, Paolo; Stabile, Mariano; Tebaldi, Renata [Soprano Vocals]; Valletti, Cesare [Ten...
Conductors: De Sabata, Victor

"One of the most remarkable performances of anything by Verdi ever captured on a disc. Mariano Stabile's Falstaff was a legendary achievement, dramatically and vocally,...continue...

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Grand Tier - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor / Karajan
Grand Tier - Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor / Karajan

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2007-04-10

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Performers: Callas, Maria [Soprano Vocals]; Carlin, Mario; Di Stefano, Giuseppe [Tenor vocals]; Panerai, Rolando; Villa, Luisa; Zaccaria, Nicola [Bass Vocal]; Zampieri, Giuseppe
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von
Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus

Live performance, Berlin, September 29, 1955. One of the greatest live complete opera recordings starring Maria Callas, and the best of her recordings of Lucia...continue...
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Grand Tier - Verdi: Nabucco / Gavazzeni, Guelfi, Suliotis, Ghiaurov
Grand Tier - Verdi: Nabucco / Gavazzeni, Guelfi, Suliotis, Ghiaurov

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2007-03-20

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco
Performers: de Palma, Piero [Tenor Vocal]; Fiorentini, Mirella; Foiani, Giovanni; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocals]; Guelfi, Giangiacomo; Lane, Gloria; Raimondi, Gianni; Suliotis, Elena
Conductors: Gavazzeni, Gianandrea
Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus

Produced in March 1842, Nabucco was Verdi's first triumph with the public and (most) critics, establishing him as a great composer. The audience at the...continue...
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Donizetti: Il giovedì grasso / Loehrer, Rizzoli, Oncina
Donizetti: Il giovedì grasso / Loehrer, Rizzoli, Oncina

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2007-03-20

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Il giovedì grasso, opera
Performers: Bassi-Ferrari, Irene; Catalani, Nestore; Loomis, James; Malacarne, Rodolfo; Minetto, Maria; Oncina, Juan; Rizzoli, Bruna; Rovetta, Teodoro
Conductors: Loehrer, Edwin
Ensemble: Swiss Italian Orchestra

Il giovedi grasso (Fat Thursday) is one of several of Donizetti's short comic operas that have been dusted off in recent years with considerable success....continue...
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ODO 1472
Verdi: Ernani / Votto, Kabaivanska, Domingo, Ghiaurov
Verdi: Ernani / Votto, Kabaivanska, Domingo, Ghiaurov

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2007-02-13

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Ernani
Performers: de Palma, Piero [Tenor Vocal]; Domingo, Placido; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocals]; Giacomotti, Alfredo; Kabaivanska, Raina; Meliciani, Carlo; Pauli, Milena
Conductors: Votto, Antonino
Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus

Ernani had its premiere in 1844 and went on swiftly to conquer the world's theaters, remaining one of Verdi's most popular operas for many decades....continue...
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Meyerbeer: L'Africana / Muti, Norman, Luchetti, Guelfi
Meyerbeer: L'Africana / Muti, Norman, Luchetti, Guelfi

3 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2007-02-13

Works: Giacomo Meyerbeer: Die Afrikanerin
Performers: Casarini, Gianfranco; Ferrin, Agostino; Formichini, Dino; Guelfi, Giangiacomo; Luchetti, Veriano; Matteini, Giuliana; Norman, Jessye [Soprano vocals]; Rinaudo, Mario; Sighele, Mietta; Vivo, Graziano ...
Conductors: Muti, Riccardo

Live performance of this rarely-performed opera, Florence, 1971. Only budget recording on CD! Meyerbeer died before L'africana, his last opera, was quite finished. He was...continue...
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Rossini: L'equivoco Stravagante / Rigacci, Bruscantini
Rossini: L'equivoco Stravagante / Rigacci, Bruscantini

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2007-02-13

Works: Gioachino Rossini: L'equivoco stravagante, opera
Performers: Baratti, Giuseppe; Bruscantini, Sesto; Gaiffa, Varlo; Guglielmi, Margherita; Panerai, Rolando; Zilio, Elena
Conductors: Rigacci, Bruno

1971 live broadcast of this rare opera! Giaocchino Rossini(1792-1868) was all of nineteen years old when he wrote his first full-length comedy, "The Bizarre Misunderstanding,"...continue...
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ODO 1470
Grand Tier - Catalani: Loreley / Gavazzeni, Cappuccilli
Grand Tier - Catalani: Loreley / Gavazzeni, Cappuccilli

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2006-11-14

Works: Alfredo Catalani: Loreley
Performers: Cappuccilli, Piero; Cecchele, Gianfranco; Ferrin, Agostino; Suliotis, Elena; Talarico, Rita
Conductors: Gavazzeni, Gianandrea
Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra

This performance, recorded live at the La Scala opera house in Milan on February 13, 1968, is the only recording of this opera ever issued...continue...
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Grand Tier - Verdi: Don Carlo / Stein, Corelli, Janowitz
Grand Tier - Verdi: Don Carlo / Stein, Corelli, Janowitz

3 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2006-11-14

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos
Performers: Aichberger, Ewald; Corelli, Franco; Franc, Tugomir; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocals]; Gruberova, Edita; Janowitz, Gundula [Soprano vocals]; Talvela, Martti; Verrett, Shirley [Mezzo Soprano Vocals]; Wa...
Conductors: Stein, Horst
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

"Franco Corelli never recorded the role of Carlos commercially so this is instantly valuable; and indeed the tenor is in magnificent voice - pungent, emotionally...continue...
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Auber: Domino noir / Gressier, Micheau, Peyron, Berthon
Auber: Domino noir / Gressier, Micheau, Peyron, Berthon

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2006-11-14

Works: Daniel-François-Esprit Auber: Le Domino Noir, opera; Fra Diavolo
Performers: Berton, Liliane; Betti, Freda; Campora, Giuseppe; Corena, Fernando; Demigny, Bernard; Maurun, Gilbert; Micheau, Janine; Nessi, Giuseppe; Noni, Alda; Orlandini, Gino; Pace, Miti Truccato; Parras, Germ...
Conductors: Gressier, Jules; Simonetto, Alfredo
Ensemble: Italian Radio Chorus Milan; Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Milan; ORTF Lyric Chorus

Here is a complete performance of Auber's sparkling opera 'Le domino noir', plus highlights from another Auber opera, 'Fra Diavolo'. "Auber's music has an irresistible...continue...
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Grand Tier - Bellini: La Straniera / Gracis, Scotto, et al
Grand Tier - Bellini: La Straniera / Gracis, Scotto, et al

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2006-10-10

Works: Vincenzo Bellini: La Straniera, opera
Performers: Andreolli, Florindo; Mazzieri, Maurizio; Prior, Beniamino; Scotto, Renata [Soprano Vocals]; Signor, Francesco; Trimarchi, Domenico [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Zilio, Elena
Conductors: Gracis, Ettore
Ensemble: Venice Teatro la Fenice Chorus

"[Scotto] gives her all and takes lots of risks All aspects of her performance improve upon the 1968 version First-rate Bellini and first-rate Scotto, a...continue...
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Opera D'Oro at the Movies / Pavarotti, Callas, et al
Opera D'Oro at the Movies / Pavarotti, Callas, et al

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2006-10-10

Works: Giacomo Puccini: La bohème; Gianni Schicchi, opera; La Rondine; Tosca; Turandot; Georges Bizet: Carmen, opera; Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto; La traviata; La forza del destino; Vincenzo Bellini: N...
Performers: Arroyo, Martina; Bergonzi, Carlo; Carreras, Jose [Tenor Vocal]; Corelli, Franco; de Palma, Piero [Tenor Vocal]; Di Stefano, Giuseppe [Tenor vocals]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Freni,...

Opera music can heighten the tension of drama, add passion to a romance, or even underscore the antics of a comedy. Beyond its critical role...continue...
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