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Bel Canto - Beautiful Voices of Opera [14 CDs]

Album Summary

>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
>Rossini, Gioachino : La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La fille du régiment (The daughter of the regiment), opera
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Rossini is said to have defined 'bel canto' as denoting a voice of natural beauty that is even throughout its range, effortless delivery of florid music thanks to diligent training and a deep comprehension of style acquired through years of immersion in the genre. The most beautiful 'bel canto' operas are represented her this collection of recordings from 1955-1971.



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>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
  • Performers: Maria Callas (Voice); Tito Gobbi (Baritone); Anna Canali (Mezzo Soprano); Nicola Rossi-Lemeni (Bass); Luigi Alva (Voice); Melchiorre Luise (Bass); Pier Latinucci (Bass)
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 119 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rossini, Gioachino : La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
  • Performers: Paolo Montarsolo (Bass); Margherita Guglielmi (Soprano); Teresa Berganza (Voice); Laura Zannini (Soprano); Ugo Trama (Bass); Renato Capecchi (Baritone); Luigi Alva (Voice)
  • Conductor: Claudio Abbado
  • Running Time: 8 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1817
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
  • Performers: Athos Cesarini (Tenor); Giuseppe Modesti (Bass); Ebe Stignani (Voice); Mario Del Monaco (Tenor); Maria Callas (Voice); Rina Cavallari (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Tullio Serafin
  • Running Time: 110 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
  • Performers: Carlo Bergonzi (Voice); Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone); Carlo Cava (Bass); Renata Scotto (Voice); Renza Jotti (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 104 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera
  • Performers: Mirella Fiorentini (Mezzo Soprano); Mino Venturini (Tenor); Giovanni Antonini (Voice); Bonaldo Giaiotti (Bass); Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Mirella Freni (Voice); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 129 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor
  • Performers: Renata Scotto (Voice); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Agostino Ferrin (Bass); Anna di Stasio (Mezzo Soprano); Franco Ricciardi (Tenor); Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone); Gianfranco Manganotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: France Molinari-Pradelli
  • Running Time: 97 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1835
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Donizetti, Gaetano : La fille du régiment (The daughter of the regiment), opera
  • Performers: Beverly Sills (Voice); Fernando Corena (Bass); Grayson Hirst (Tenor); Muriel Costa-Greenspon (Voice)
  • Conductor: Roland Gagnon
  • Running Time: 82 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1840
  • Studio/Live: Live