to Z of Opera

A to Z of Opera

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/17/2000
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313503728
catalogNumber:
8555037-38

Tracks

  1. La favola d'Orfeo, opera, SV 318: Sinfonia & Ecco pur ch'a voi
  2. When I am laid in earth (from "Dido and Aeneas"), soprano aria (Dido's Lament), Z. 626/38b
  3. Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: Lascia ch'io pianga
  4. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Ombra mai fù (Largo)
  5. Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Melody) (from "Orfeo ed Euridice"), various arrangements
  6. Alceste (Italian version), opera, in 3 acts, Wq. 37: Ombre larve
  7. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Madamina! (Catalogue Aria)
  8. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Soave sia il vento (Terzetto)
  9. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Non più andrai
  10. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Aria of the Queen of the Night
  11. Fidelio, opera, Op. 72: Abscheulicher!
  12. Der Freischütz, opera in 3 acts, J. 277: Huntsmen's Chorus
  13. Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Largo al factotum
  14. L'Elisir d'amore, opera: Una furtiva lagrima
  15. I Puritani, opera: Qui la voce sua soave
  16. La Traviata, opera: Un dì felice
  17. Nabucco, opera (Nabucodonosor): Va pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves)
  18. Aida, opera: Grand March
  19. Falstaff, opera: E sogno? O realitá
  20. Rigoletto, opera: La donna è mobile
  21. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Ride of the Valkyries
  22. Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70: Pilgrims' Chorus
  23. La Wally, opera (dramma musicale) in 4 acts: Ebben, ne andrò lontana
  24. Rusalka, opera, B. 203 (Op. 114): O, Silver Moon
  25. Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro
  26. La bohème, opera: Che gelida manina
  27. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Un bel dì vedremo
  28. Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle
  29. Turandot, opera: Nessun dorma
  30. Lakmé, opera: Flower Duet
  31. Méditation (from opera "Thäis"), violin & orchestra version and various arrangements
  32. Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera)
  33. Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Au fond du temple saint
  34. Pagliacci, opera: Recitar!... Vesti la giubba
  35. Cavalleria rusticana, opera in 1 act: Intermezzo
  36. Andrea Chénier, opera: Come un bel dì di maggio
  37. Król Roger (King Roger), opera in 3 acts, Op. 46, M55: Roxana's Aria
  38. Die tote Stadt (The Dead City), opera, Op. 12: Marietta's Lied

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A to Z of Opera 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
bamagv More than 1 year ago
This 2 disc CD set is a beautiful introduction to all things Opera. Featuring 39 opera excerpts and over 150 minutes of music, this CD set features music from well known to lesser known operas. There is also a 762 page illustrated book that teaches you about the composers, key musical terms, operatic terms, stories behind each opera and so much more. As a homeschooling Mom, this particular set was a huge benefit when we studied opera in music appreciation. It allowed me to not only give our kids a wide variety of opera music to listen to but they were able to easily find the opera they were listening to in the alphabetical book and read much more about the piece after they listened to it. No matter if you are an opera novice or an opera extraordinaire you will certainly enjoy this 2 disc CD set from Naxos.