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Donizetti: La Favorita / Fedora Barbieri, Gianni Raimondi, Carlo Tagliabue, Giulio Neri
Donizetti: La Favorita / Fedora Barbieri, Gianni Raimondi, Carlo Tagliabue, Giulio Neri

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2013-09-10

Conductors: Questa, Angelo
Ensemble: RAI Symphony Chorus Turin; RAI Symphony Orchestra Turin

The great conductor Arturo Toscanini once said, "the opera La Favorita is all beautiful; the last act - every note a masterpiece." Perhaps even more...continue...
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Verdi: Aida / Franco Corelli, Mary Curtis-Verna, Miriam Pirazzini. Questa (Turin 1956)
Verdi: Aida / Franco Corelli, Mary Curtis-Verna, Miriam Pirazzini. Questa (Turin 1956)

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2013-08-13

Conductors: Questa, Angelo
Ensemble: RAI Symphony Chorus; RAI Symphony Orchestra

Radames, a military hero in ancient Egypt, is engaged to Amneris, the Pharaoh's daughter, but secretly loves the slave girl Aida instead. Exposed as a...continue...
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Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor / Renata Scotto, Giuseppe di Stefano, Ettore Bastianini, et al. / La Scala, Milan; Nino Sanzogno
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor / Renata Scotto, Giuseppe di Stefano, Ettore Bastianini, et al. / La Scala, Milan; Nino Sanzogno

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2013-05-14

Conductors: Sanzogno, Nino
Ensemble: La Scala Chorus; La Scala Orchestra Milan

Lucia loves Edgardo, but her brother Enrico - who wants her to marry his friend Arturo instead - forges a letter to Lucia pretending that...continue...
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The Superstar - Music by Verdi, Bellini, Donizetti, Giordano, Tosti, Sibella, Puccini and Massenet / Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
The Superstar - Music by Verdi, Bellini, Donizetti, Giordano, Tosti, Sibella, Puccini and Massenet / Luciano Pavarotti, tenor

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2013-04-09


In modern times, "superstar" status for an opera singer is unusual. Not so in the 19th century, when opera singers were commonly accorded the adulation...continue...
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ODO 6014
Love Songs - Music by Puccini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Tosti and Massenet / Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Love Songs - Music by Puccini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Tosti and Massenet / Luciano Pavarotti, tenor

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2013-04-09


A survey of hundreds of popular and classical song titles throughout the centuries shows that love is by far the leading theme of vocal music....continue...
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ODO 6016
A Life in Music - Music from Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti, Bellini, Mozart and Massenet / Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
A Life in Music - Music from Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti, Bellini, Mozart and Massenet / Luciano Pavarotti, tenor

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2013-04-09


The career of Luciano Pavarotti spanned 45 years, one of the longest careers of any operatic singer. His debut took place in Italy in Puccini'...continue...
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ODO 6013
Neapolitan Songs - Music by DeCurtis, Tosti, De Crescennzo, Bixio, Buzzi, Peccia, Lazzaro / Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Neapolitan Songs - Music by DeCurtis, Tosti, De Crescennzo, Bixio, Buzzi, Peccia, Lazzaro / Luciano Pavarotti, tenor

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2013-04-09


The Neapolitan song is a specific genre of classical vocal music with a distinctive style that, once heard, is never forgotten. It originated officially at...continue...
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ODO 6015
Luciano Pavarotti: The Master of Bel Canto
Luciano Pavarotti: The Master of Bel Canto

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2013-04-09


There is disagreement as to the exact definition of the well-known term "bel canto" in opera, although the literal translation from Italian is simply "beautiful...continue...
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ODO 6017
Luciano Pavarotti Sings Italian Opera
Luciano Pavarotti Sings Italian Opera

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2013-04-09


Many opera singers, regardless of their nationality, sing a variety of operas in many different languages, but Pavarotti was one whose heart, and art, remained...continue...
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ODO 6018
Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco / Maria Callas, Gino Bechi, Gino Sinimberghi. Vittorio Gui
Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco / Maria Callas, Gino Bechi, Gino Sinimberghi. Vittorio Gui

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2013-03-12

Conductors: Gui, Vittorio
Ensemble: Orchestra & Chorus of the San Carlo Theater

Live performance, Naples, December 29, 1949. Nabucco, the king of Babylon, goes mad after proclaiming himself a god. While he is imprisoned, the slave girl...continue...
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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
A Passion for Pavarotti: The Christmas Album
A Passion for Pavarotti: The Christmas Album

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


Luciano Pavarotti performs holiday favorites such as "O Holy Night," "Ave Maria," "Adeste Fidelis," and "Stille Nacht (Silent Night)."...continue...
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ODO 6008
A Passion for Pavarotti: Duets & Trios & Ensembles
A Passion for Pavarotti: Duets & Trios & Ensembles

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2011-07-12


Twenty-two groundbreaking historical performances by the legendary Luciano Pavarotti!...continue...
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ODO 6006
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2011-06-14

Works: Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
Conductors: Gavazzeni, Gianandrea

Live 1963 performance from La Scala, Milan, in excellent sound....continue...
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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
A Passion For Pavarotti: The Arias
A Passion For Pavarotti: The Arias

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2010-11-09


22 groundbreaking historical performances by the legendary Luciano Pavarotti!...continue...
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A Passion For Pavarotti
A Passion For Pavarotti

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2010-10-12


24 groundbreaking historical performances by the legendary Luciano Pavarotti! In addition to Pavarotti's brilliant career on the opera stage, he was also known for his...continue...
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ODO 6003
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...
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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
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
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
Stravinsky: Rake's Progress / Stravinsky, et al
Stravinsky: Rake's Progress / Stravinsky, et al

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

Works: Igor Stravinsky: Rake's Progress
Performers: Arie, Raffaele; Cuenod, Hugues; Kraus, Otakar; Rounseville, Robert; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]; Tangemann, Nell; Tourel, Jennie
Conductors: Stravinsky, Igor
Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus

This is a historical recording of the opera's world premiere in 1951, conducted by Stravinsky himself....continue...
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Puccini: Turandot
Puccini: Turandot

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

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Turandot
Performers: Alunno, Giandomenico; Binci, Mario; Carlin, Mino; Castellano, Elio; Cavalieri, Anna de; Cecchele, Gianfranco; Frascati, Tommaso; Marimpietri, Lidia; Valdengo, Giuseppe
Conductors: Scaglia, Ferruccio
Ensemble: Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome

There can never be enough recordings of this beloved opera, and this rare one from Radio Italy in 1965 highlights not only the fine tenor...continue...
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ODO 1485
Puccini: Madama Butterfly / Nicola Rescigno, Magda Olivero, Renato Cioni
Puccini: Madama Butterfly / Nicola Rescigno, Magda Olivero, Renato Cioni

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

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Performers: Borrelli, Annamaria; Cadoni, Fernanda; Carleo, Mario; Caruso, Mariano; Cioffi, Mario; Cioni, Renato; Giannini, Aldo; Olivero, Magda; Zanasi, Mario
Conductors: Rescigno, Nicola

"Although the term 'legendary' is all too frequently coined, its usage is both appropriate and justified when describing Magda Olivero. She was an unorthodox soprano...continue...
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ODO 1484
Rimsky-Korsakov: Tsar's Bride / Mansourov, Vishnevskaya, Atlantov, Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, et al
Rimsky-Korsakov: Tsar's Bride / Mansourov, Vishnevskaya, Atlantov, Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, et al

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

Works: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride
Performers: Andreyev, Eleonora; Arkhipova, Irina; Atlantov, Vladimir; Nesterenko, Evgeny; Sokolov, Andrei; Valaitis, Vladimir; Vishnevskaya, Galina
Conductors: Mansourian, Fouat

Some of the biggest names in Russian opera headline this live 1973 performance of a Rimsky-Korsakov rarity from Moscow's historic Bolshoi Theater. Based on a...continue...

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ODO 1481
Massenet: Werther / Prêtre, Kraus, Obraztsova, Rinaldi, Zaccaria, Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, et al
Massenet: Werther / Prêtre, Kraus, Obraztsova, Rinaldi, Zaccaria, Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, et al

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

Works: Jules Massenet: Werther
Performers: Gullino, Walter; Kraus, Alfredo [Tenor Vocals]; Lorni, Giorgio; Mazzucato, Daniela; Obraztsova, Yelena; Rinaldi, Alberto; Zaccaria, Nicola [Bass Vocal]
Conductors: Prêtre, Georges

A peerless performance of Massenet's masterpiece from the world's most famous opera house, live in 1976, starring tenor Alfredo Kraus in the title role. Especially...continue...
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ODO 1482
Bliss: The Olympians / Fairfax, Ambrosian Singers & Soloists, et al
Bliss: The Olympians / Fairfax, Ambrosian Singers & Soloists, et al

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

Works: Arthur Bliss: The Olympians, opera in 3 acts, F. 97
Performers: Bohan, Edmund; Dickerson, Bernard; Hemsley, Thomas; Herincx, Raimund; McAlpine, William; Minty, Shirley; Pashley, Anne; Robinson, Forbes; Woodland, Rae
Conductors: Fairfax, Bryan

In the 1920s, Arthur Bliss was probably the most talked-about composer in England, and certainly the most widely performed abroad. He was knighted in 1950...continue...
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ODO 1480
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, opera
Performers: Abello, André; Ferment, Claudine; Garcia, Francois; Laffage, Jean-Pierre; Novello, Alfred; Plaque, Iris; Saur, Ivan; Spagnol, Gérard; 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
Giordano: La cena delle beffe / Bonavolontá, et al
Giordano: La cena delle beffe / Bonavolontá, et al

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

Works: Umberto Giordano: La cena delle beffe
Performers: Clabassi, Plinio [Bass Vocal]; Degl'Innocenti, Angelo; Formichini, Dino; Guelfi, Giangiacomo; Marchiandi, Angelo; Mariotti, Alfredo; Matsumoto, Miwako; Morresi, Giuseppe; Rosati, A. M.; Zambon, Amade...
Conductors: Bonavolontà, Nino

The most popular work of Umberto Giordano (1867–1948) remains Andrea Chenier, but he did write other fine operas that deserve revival. One of these is...continue...
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ODO 1478
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; ...
Performers: Brilioth, Helge; Caballé, Montserrat [Soprano Vocals]; Corelli, Franco; Di Stefano, Giuseppe [Tenor vocals]; Domingo, Placido [Tenor Vocals]; Dominguez, Oralia; Fassbaender, Brigitte [Mezzo-so...

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
Puccini: Le Villi / Ratjen, Luchetti, Sighele, Zanasi, et al
Puccini: Le Villi / Ratjen, Luchetti, Sighele, Zanasi, et al

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

Works: Giacomo Puccini: Le Villi
Performers: Luchetti, Veriano; Sighele, Mietta; Zanasi, Mario
Conductors: Ratjen, Hans Georg

Puccini's first opera, Le villi, was premiered in 1884 on a triple bill with two other short works now forgotten. It was the surprise hit...continue...
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ODO 1474
Gluck: Paride ed Elena / Rossi, Lászlò, Kozma, et al
Gluck: Paride ed Elena / Rossi, Lászlò, Kozma, et al

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

Works: Christoph Willibald Gluck: O del mio dolce ardor; Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo
Performers: Antonioli, Doro; Kozma, Lajos; Laszlo, Magda; Mariconda, Valeria; Vajna, Linda; Verra, Lorenza Canepa
Conductors: Rossi, Mario; Sanzogno, Nino

Paride ed Elena, based on the Homeric story of the abduction of the Spartan beauty Helen by the Trojan Paris, seemed to make little initial...continue...
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ODO 1475
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
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 [Tenor Vocals]; Ghiaurov, Nicolai [Bass Vocal]; 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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Mozart: Zaide, etc / Schuricht, Rischner, Wunderlich, Stader
Mozart: Zaide, etc / Schuricht, Rischner, Wunderlich, Stader

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

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Zaide, K 344 (334b); Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
Performers: Gerbert, Manfred; Gunter, Horst; Monteanu, Petre; Sentpaul, Frithjof; Stader, Maria; Wunderlich, Fritz [Tenor Vocals]
Conductors: Rischner, Alfons; Schuricht, Carl

A live broadcast from Stuttgart in 1956 of one of Mozart's least-known stage works. Although it was never finished, Zaide contains one of Mozart's most...continue...
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ODO 1469
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
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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Zandonai: Conchita / Rossi, Stella, Bottion, et al
Zandonai: Conchita / Rossi, Stella, Bottion, et al

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

Works: Riccardo Zandonai: Conchita
Performers: Arena, Rosetta; Bottion, Aldo; Cavicchioli, Rosina; Rocco, Giovanna di; Rota, Anna Maria; Santis, Emma de; Stella, Antonietta [Soprano Vocals]; Verra, Lorenza Canepa
Conductors: Rossi, Mario

Riccardo Zandonai (1883-1944) is a fascinating figure in the later history of traditional Italian opera. Long regarded by many as the putative heir to Puccini,...continue...
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ODO 1462
Verdi: Rigoletto / Previtali, MacNeil, Scotto, Tucker
Verdi: Rigoletto / Previtali, MacNeil, Scotto, Tucker

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

Works: Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto
Performers: Boschetti, Guerrino; Carrizo, Martha; Gagliardo, Giulio; MacNeil, Cornell; Mastrango, Orazio; Mata, Carmen de la; Narke, Victor de; Scotto, Renata [Soprano Vocals]; Silva, Stella Maris; Souza, Noemi;...
Conductors: Previtali, Fernando
Ensemble: Buenos Aires Teatro Colón Orchestra

"MacNeil was one of the last of the true dramatic Verdi baritones, and the end of his career left a void that is still unfilled."...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, José [Tenor Vocal]; Corelli, Franco; de Palma, Piero [Tenor Vocal]; Di Stefano, Giuseppe [Tenor vocals]; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal];...

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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ODO 1010
Donizetti: Il Furioso all'isola di San Domingo / Capuana
Donizetti: Il Furioso all'isola di San Domingo / Capuana

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2006-09-12

Works: Gaetano Donizetti: Il furioso all'isola di San Domingo, opera
Performers: Filacuridi, Nicola; Maionica, Alfredo; Maionica, Silvio [Bass vocals]; Savarese, Ugo; Tavolaccini, Giuliana; Tucci, Gabriella
Conductors: Capuana, Franco
Ensemble: Siena Opera Orchestra

"Along with 'Linda di Chamonix' this is the most successful of Donizetti's semiseria operas... the element of pathos that ran so deep in Donizetti finds...continue...
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Rossini: L'occasione fa il ladro / Gui, Rinaldi, Gaifa, RAI
Rossini: L'occasione fa il ladro / Gui, Rinaldi, Gaifa, RAI

1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2006-08-08

Works: Gioachino Rossini: L'occasione fa il ladro, opera
Performers: Fissore, Enrico; Gaifa, Carlo; Malagu, Stefania; Pirino, Antonio; Rinaldi, Margherita; Socci, Gianni
Conductors: Vittorio, Gui
Ensemble: Italian Radio Chorus Turin

Giaocchino Rossini (1792-1868) was just twenty years old when he wrote this little comedy (known in English as "The Opportunity Makes the Thief") - but...continue...
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ODO 1458
Tippett: Midsummer Marriage / Pritchard, Sutherland, Lewis
Tippett: Midsummer Marriage / Pritchard, Sutherland, Lewis

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2006-08-08

Works: Michael Tippett: The Midsummer Marriage, opera in 3 acts
Performers: Coates, Edith; Kraus, Otakar; Lanigan, John; Leigh, Adele; Lewis, Richard [Tenor Vocals]; Sinclair, Monica; Sutherland, Joan, Dame [Soprano vocals]
Conductors: Pritchard, John
Ensemble: Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus

Michael Tippet (1905-1998) became one of the most influential and respected British composers with several major operas to his credit, of which 'The Midsummer Marriage'...continue...
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ODO 1459
Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots / Maerzendorfer, Gedda, Equiluz
Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots / Maerzendorfer, Gedda, Equiluz

2 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2006-08-08

Works: Giacomo Meyerbeer: Die Hugenoten
Performers: Aichberger, Ewald; Equiluz, Kurt [Tenor Vocal]; Farres, Pedro; Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Illavsky, Ladislav; Neukirch, Harald; Petkov, Dimiter; Rugtvedt, Unni; Schenk, Manfred; Scovotti, Jeanett...
Conductors: Marzendorfer, Ernst

This live broadcast from Vienna in 1971 brings together one of the most outstanding casts ever assembled for this rarely heard opera, a situation due...continue...
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