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The World's Most Romantic Operas / Gavazzeni, Ozawa, et al [14 CDs]

Audio Samples

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier

Album Summary

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier
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Notes & Reviews:

Seven complete operas from the romantic repertoire—great live opera recordings at budget price in one space-saving set! Exciting live recordings taped 1967–1973 of the greatest love stories ever celebrated in song. Includes Donizetti's funny, tender, and utterly lovable L'elisir d'amore, Puccini's timeless La Boheme, Gluck's elegant Orfeo ed Euridice, Massenet's famous and popular Manon, Verdi's most beloved La Traviata, Giordano's masterpiece Andrea Chenier, and Beethoven's single and monumental opera, Fidelio.



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Works Details

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo
  • Performers: Shirley Verrett (Voice); Mariella Adani (Soprano); Antonietta Stella (Voice)
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Running Time: 65 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
  • Performers: Donald Grobe (Tenor); Franz Crass (Bass); Curt Malm (Tenor); Klaus Hirte (Baritone); Christa Ludwig (Voice); Hans Hotter (Voice); Edith Mathis (Soprano); Ingvar Wixell (Baritone); James King (Voice)
  • Conductor: Karl Böhm
  • Notes: Composition written: 1804-06.
  • Running Time: 82 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1804-1806
  • Studio/Live: Live

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

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
  • Performers: Renata Scotto (Voice); José Carreras (Tenor); Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Fernando Jacopucci (Tenor); Guido Mazzini (Bass); Anna Pedrotti (Mezzo Soprano); Franco Lombardi (Tenor); Carlo Meliciani (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Nino Verchi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 104 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Massenet, Jules : Manon
  • Performers: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Ida Farina (Soprano); Mirella Freni (Voice); Giuseppe Morresi (Bass Baritone); Franco Ricciardi (Tenor); Antonio Zerbini (Bass); Rolando Panerai (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Peter Maag
  • Running Time: 84 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
  • Performers: Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Mario Filici (Voice); Gianni Maffeo (Baritone); Elio Prisco (Bass); Alessandro Maddalena (Bass); Nicola Vocals] (Bass); Rita Talarico (Soprano); Mirella Freni (Voice); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Mario Frosini (Baritone); Franco Calabrese (Bass)
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Running Time: 77 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier
  • Performers: Carlo Forti (Bass); Edmund Hurshell (Baritone); Margaret Sjostedt (Voice); Elisabeth Höngen (Mezzo Soprano); Ettore Bastianini (Baritone); Hilde Konetzni (Voice); Franco Corelli (Tenor); Renata Tebaldi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Lovro Matacic
  • Notes: Composition written: 1896.
  • Running Time: 95 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896
  • Studio/Live: Live