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  • Release Date: 10/17/2000
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 747313503728
  • Catalog Number: 8555037-38
  • Sales rank: 1,479

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Disc 1
  1. 1 La favola d'Orfeo, opera, SV 318: Sinfonia & Ecco pur ch'a voi - Claudio Monteverdi & Capella Musicale di S. Petronio di Bologna (1:41)
    Composed byClaudio Monteverdi
    Performed bySergio Vartolo
  2. 2 When I am laid in earth (from "Dido and Aeneas"), soprano aria (Dido's Lament), Z. 626/38b - Henry Purcell & Kym Amps (3:51)
    Composed byHenry Purcell
    Performed byKym Amps
  3. 3 Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: Lascia ch'io pianga - George Frideric Handel & Camerata Budapest (3:47)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byLászló Kovács
    Performed byIngrid Kertesi, László Kovács
  4. 4 Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Ombra mai fù (Largo) - George Frideric Handel & Camerata Budapest (2:47)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byLászló Kovács
    Performed byIngrid Kertesi, László Kovács
  5. 5 Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Melody) (from "Orfeo ed Euridice"), various arrangements - Christoph Willibald Gluck & Francesco Durell (6:06)
    Composed byChristoph Willibald Gluck
    Conducted byJohannes Wildner
    Performed bySlovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice, Johannes Wildner
  6. 6 Alceste (Italian version), opera, in 3 acts, Wq. 37: Ombre larve - Christoph Willibald Gluck & Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra (3:47)
    Composed byChristoph Willibald Gluck
    Conducted byArnold Ostman
    Performed byDrottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra, Teresa Ringholz, Arnold Ostman, Drottningholm Court Theater Chorus
  7. 7 Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Madamina! (Catalogue Aria) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Francesco Durell (5:42)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byKonrad Leitner
    Performed byKonrad Leitner, Vienna Mozart Orchestra, Andrea Martin
  8. 8 Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Soave sia il vento (Terzetto) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Joanna Borowska (3:11)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byJohannes Wildner
    Performed byJoanna Borowska, Capella Istropolitana, Peter Mikulás, Johannes Wildner, Rohangiz Yachmi
  9. 9 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Non più andrai - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Natale de Carolis (3:50)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byPier Giorgio Morandi
    Performed byNatale de Carolis, Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Pier Giorgio Morandi
  10. 10 Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Aria of the Queen of the Night - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Francesco Durell (2:53)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byMichael Halász
    Performed byFailoni Orchestra, Michael Halász, Hungarian Festival Choir, Hellen Kwon
  11. 11 Fidelio, opera, Op. 72: Abscheulicher! - Ludwig van Beethoven & Francesco Durell (7:26)
    Composed byLudwig van Beethoven
    Conducted byMichael Halász
    Performed byMichael Halász, Hungarian Radio Chorus, Budapest Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia, Inga Nielsen
  12. 12 Der Freischütz, opera in 3 acts, J. 277: Huntsmen's Chorus - Carl Maria von Weber & Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (2:39)
    Composed byCarl Maria von Weber
    Conducted byJohannes Wildner
    Performed bySlovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Johannes Wildner
  13. 13 Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Largo al factotum - Gioachino Rossini & Francesco Durell (4:35)
    Composed byGioachino Rossini
    Conducted byWill Humburg
    Performed byFailoni Orchestra, Will Humburg, Roberto Servile
  14. 14 L'Elisir d'amore, opera: Una furtiva lagrima - Gaetano Donizetti & Francesco Durell (5:11)
    Composed byGaetano Donizetti
    Conducted byPier Giorgio Morandi
    Performed byHungarian State Opera Orchestra, Vincenzo la Scola, Pier Giorgio Morandi
  15. 15 I Puritani, opera: Qui la voce sua soave - Vicenzo Bellini & Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (5:25)
    Composed byVicenzo Bellini
    Conducted byWill Humburg
    Performed byCzecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Will Humburg, Luba Orgonasova
  16. 16 La Traviata, opera: Un dì felice - Giuseppe Verdi & Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (3:05)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byAlexander Rahbari
    Performed byCzecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Monika Krause, Alexander Rahbari, Yordy Ramiro
  17. 17 Nabucco, opera (Nabucodonosor): Va pensiero (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) - Giuseppe Verdi & Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (4:41)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byOliver von Dohnanyi
    Performed bySlovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Oliver von Dohnanyi, Slovak Philharmonic Choir
  18. 18 Aida, opera: Grand March - Giuseppe Verdi & Francesco Durell (1:43)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byRico Saccani
    Performed byRico Saccani, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
  19. 19 Falstaff, opera: E sogno? O realitá - Giuseppe Verdi & Francesco Durell (6:08)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byWill Humburg
    Performed byWill Humburg, Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Roberto Servile
Disc 2
  1. 1 Rigoletto, opera: La donna è mobile - Giuseppe Verdi & Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (2:15)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byAlexander Rahbari
    Performed byCzecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari, Yordy Ramiro, Slovak Philharmonic Choir
  2. 2 Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Ride of the Valkyries - Richard Wagner & Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (5:24)
    Composed byRichard Wagner
    Conducted byUwe Mund
    Performed byCzecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Uwe Mund
  3. 3 Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70: Pilgrims' Chorus - Richard Wagner & Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (3:46)
    Composed byRichard Wagner
    Conducted byJohannes Wildner
    Performed bySlovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Johannes Wildner
  4. 4 La Wally, opera (dramma musicale) in 4 acts: Ebben, ne andrò lontana - Alfredo Catalani & BRT Philharmonic Orchestra (3:30)
    Composed byAlfredo Catalani
    Conducted byAlexander Rahbari
    Performed byBRT Philharmonic Orchestra, Miriam Gauci, Alexander Rahbari
  5. 5 Rusalka, opera, B. 203 (Op. 114): O, Silver Moon - Antonin Dvorák & Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (5:54)
    Composed byAntonin Dvorák
    Conducted byJohannes Wildner
    Performed bySlovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Wildner, Jana Valaskova
  6. 6 Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro - Giacomo Puccini & Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (2:20)
    Composed byGiacomo Puccini
    Conducted byWill Humburg
    Performed byCzecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Will Humburg, Luba Orgonasova
  7. 7 La bohème, opera: Che gelida manina - Giacomo Puccini & Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (4:25)
    Composed byGiacomo Puccini
    Conducted byWill Humburg
    Performed byCzecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Will Humburg, Jonathon Welch
  8. 8 Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Un bel dì vedremo - Giacomo Puccini & Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (4:37)
    Composed byGiacomo Puccini
    Conducted byAlexander Rahbari
    Performed byCzecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Miriam Gauci, Alexander Rahbari
  9. 9 Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle - Giacomo Puccini & Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (3:00)
    Composed byGiacomo Puccini
    Conducted byAlexander Rahbari
    Performed byCzecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Giorgio Lamberti, Alexander Rahbari
  10. 10 Turandot, opera: Nessun dorma - Giacomo Puccini & Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (3:01)
    Composed byGiacomo Puccini
    Conducted byMichael Halász
    Performed byCzecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Michael Halász, Thomas Harper, Slovak Philharmonic Choir
  11. 11 Lakmé, opera: Flower Duet - Léo Delibes & Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (5:26)
    Composed byLéo Delibes
    Conducted byJohannes Wildner
    Performed bySlovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Adriana Kohutkova, Denisa Slepkovska, Johannes Wildner
  12. 12 Méditation (from opera "Thäis"), violin & orchestra version and various arrangements - Jules Massenet & Camerata Transylvanica (4:40)
    Composed byJules Massenet
    Conducted byGyörgy Selmeczi
    Performed byGyörgy Selmeczi
  13. 13 Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera) - Georges Bizet & Graciela Alperyn (4:52)
    Composed byGeorges Bizet
    Conducted byAlexander Rahbari
    Performed byGraciela Alperyn, Bratislava Children's Choir, Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari, Slovak Philharmonic Choir
  14. 14 Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Au fond du temple saint - Georges Bizet & Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (5:51)
    Composed byGeorges Bizet
    Conducted byJohannes Wildner
    Performed bySlovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Janez Lotric, Igor Morozov, Johannes Wildner
  15. 15 Pagliacci, opera: Recitar!... Vesti la giubba - Ruggero Leoncavallo & Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (3:14)
    Composed byRuggero Leoncavallo
    Conducted byAlexander Rahbari
    Performed byCzecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Nicola Martinucci, Alexander Rahbari, Slovak Philharmonic Choir
  16. 16 Cavalleria rusticana, opera in 1 act: Intermezzo - Pietro Mascagni & Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (3:41)
    Composed byPietro Mascagni
    Conducted byAlexander Rahbari
    Performed byCzecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari
  17. 17 Andrea Chénier, opera: Come un bel dì di maggio - Umberto Giordano & Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (2:55)
    Composed byUmberto Giordano
    Conducted byMichael Halász
    Performed byCzecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Michael Halász, Thomas Harper
  18. 18 Król Roger (King Roger), opera in 3 acts, Op. 46, M55: Roxana's Aria - Karol Szymanowski & Francesco Durell (4:23)
    Composed byKarol Szymanowski
    Conducted byAntoni Wit
    Performed byKarol Stryja, Antoni Wit, Barbara Zagorzanka, Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  19. 19 Die tote Stadt (The Dead City), opera, Op. 12: Marietta's Lied - Erich Wolfgang Korngold & Leif Segerstam (5:35)
    Composed byErich Wolfgang Korngold
    Conducted byLeif Segerstam
    Performed byLeif Segerstam, Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra, Thomas Sunnegårdh, Royal Swedish Opera Chorus, Katarina Dalayman, Tomtberga School Children's Choir
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  • Posted February 13, 2012

    Wonderful Learning Tool

    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.

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