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

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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>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo
  • Performers: Antonietta Stella (Voice); Shirley Verrett (Voice); Mariella Adani (Soprano)
  • 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: Edith Mathis (Soprano); Franz Crass (Bass); Donald Grobe (Tenor); Curt Malm (Tenor); Klaus Hirte (Baritone); Hans Hotter (Voice); Christa Ludwig (Voice); 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: Renata Scotto (Voice); Carlo Cava (Bass); Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor); Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone); Renza Jotti (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
  • Running Time: 104 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
  • Performers: Anna Pedrotti (Mezzo Soprano); Franco Lombardi (Tenor); Carlo Meliciani (Baritone); Guido Mazzini (Bass); Renata Scotto (Voice); José Carreras (Tenor); Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Fernando Jacopucci (Tenor)
  • 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: Ida Farina (Soprano); Antonio Zerbini (Bass); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Mirella Freni (Voice); Franco Ricciardi (Tenor); Giuseppe Morresi (Bass Baritone); 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: Gianni Maffeo (Baritone); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Mirella Freni (Voice); Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone); Nicola Vocals] (Bass); Mario Frosini (Baritone); Franco Calabrese (Bass); Alessandro Maddalena (Bass); Elio Prisco (Bass); Mario Filici (Voice); Rita Talarico (Soprano)
  • 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); Franco Corelli (Tenor); Hilde Konetzni (Voice); 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