Escape Through Opera

Escape Through Opera

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In two discs containing more than 150 mintues of music, you'll get your fill of old-favorite arias. Take, for example, these chestnuts by Puccini: "Nessun dorma" from Turandot, "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi, or "Vissi d'arte" from Tosca. But there are plenty of deserving arias included, too, that don't quite rise to the stellar heights

Overview

In two discs containing more than 150 mintues of music, you'll get your fill of old-favorite arias. Take, for example, these chestnuts by Puccini: "Nessun dorma" from Turandot, "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi, or "Vissi d'arte" from Tosca. But there are plenty of deserving arias included, too, that don't quite rise to the stellar heights of Puccini's greatest hits. Wagner, Charpentier, Bellini, Saint-Saens, Mozart, Handel, and many other composers share in the lineup. Beginning with Verdi's prelude to La Traviata and its opening ethereal, high chords -- those tender augurs of Violetta's eventual doom -- Escape Through Opera offers great voices -- from Luciano Pavarotti to Karita Mattila -- singing great music. A fine choice for those in search of a high-quality opera sampler.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/06/2001
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998937024
catalogNumber:
89370

Tracks

  1. La Traviata, opera: Prelude to Act 1  - Giuseppe Verdi  -  Columbia Symphony Orchestra  - Thomas Schippers
  2. Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro  - Giacomo Puccini  - James Conlon  - Ying Huang  -  London Symphony Orchestra
  3. Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle  - Giacomo Puccini  - John DeMain  - Plácido Domingo  -  Rio de Janeiro Municipal Theater Orchestra
  4. Turandot, opera: Signore, ascolta  - Giacomo Puccini  - James Conlon  - Ying Huang  -  London Symphony Orchestra
  5. Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: Habenera  - Georges Bizet  -  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra  - Georges Sebastian  - Risë Stevens
  6. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Sull' aria..Che Soave Zeffiretto  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Karita Mattila  - Marie McLaughlin  - Zubin Mehta  -  Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra
  7. La rondine (The Swallow), opera: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta  - Giacomo Puccini  - Gianandrea Gavazzeni  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Renata Scotto
  8. Cavalleria rusticana, opera in 1 act: Intermezzo  - Pietro Mascagni  - John Georgiadis  -  London Symphony Orchestra
  9. Tosca, opera: Vissi D'Arte  - Giacomo Puccini  - Kiri Te Kanawa  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - John Pritchard
  10. Aida, opera: Celeste Aida  - Giuseppe Verdi  -  Vienna State Opera Orchestra  - Nello Santi  - Richard Tucker
  11. Martha, opera: M'appari tutt'amor  - Friedrich von Flotow  - Emil Cooper  -  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra  - Richard Tucker
  12. Prince Igor, opera (completed by Rimsky-Korsakov & Glazunov): Polovtaian Dances  - Alexander Borodin  -  Toronto Mendelssohn Choir  -  Toronto Symphony Orchestra  - Andrew Davis
  13. Fantasy on a Theme from "Hänsel und Gretel" for orchestra: Children's Prayer  - Engelbert Humperdinck  -  Children's Chorus of Cologne Opera  - Ileana Cotrubas  -  Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne  - John Pritchard  - Frederica Von Stade
  14. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Humming Chorus  - Giacomo Puccini  -  Ambrosian Opera Chorus  - John McCarthy  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  - Lorin Maazel
  15. L'Elisir d'amore, opera: Una furtiva lagrima  - Gaetano Donizetti  -  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  - Carlo Rizzi  - Marcelo Álvarez
  16. Méditation (from opera "Thäis"), violin & orchestra version and various arrangements  - Jules Massenet  - Kazuhiro Koizumi  - Teiko Maehashi  -  Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
  17. Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: Flower Song  - Georges Bizet  - Pierre Dervaux  -  Vienna State Opera Orchestra  - Richard Tucker
  18. Les Contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Barcarolle  - Jacques Offenbach  -  New York Philharmonic  - André Kostelanetz
  19. La bohème, opera: Si, mi chiamano Mimi  - Giacomo Puccini  - Ileana Cotrubas  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  - John Pritchard
  20. Faust, opera: Avant de quitter ces lieux  - Charles Gounod  - James Conlon  -  English National Opera Orchestra
  21. Fedora, opera: Amor ti vieta  - Umberto Giordano  - Emerson Buckley  - Luciano Pavarotti
  22. L'Elisir d'amore, opera: Prendi, per me sei libero  - Gaetano Donizetti  - Charles Mackerras  - Andrea Rost  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  23. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu  - George Frideric Handel  - La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy  - Jean-Claude Malgoire  - Carolyn Watkinson
  24. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Le ci darem la mano  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Inva Mula-Tchako  - Eugene Kohn  -  Bastille Opera Orchestra  - Kwangchul Youn
  25. Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: Lascia ch'io pianga  - George Frideric Handel  - Ileana Cotrubas  - La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy  - Jean-Claude Malgoire
  26. Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Melody) (from "Orfeo ed Euridice"), various arrangements  - Christoph Willibald Gluck  - Eugene Ormandy  -  Philadelphia Orchestra
  27. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Porgi, Amor  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Karita Mattila  - Zubin Mehta  -  Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra
  28. Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Je crois entendre encore  - Georges Bizet  - Pierre Dervaux  -  Vienna State Opera Orchestra  - Richard Tucker
  29. Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: Intermezzo  - Georges Bizet  - Leopold Stokowski  -  National Philharmonic Orchestra
  30. La Wally, opera: Ebben? Ne andro lontana  - Alfredo Catalani  - Gianandrea Gavazzeni  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Renata Scotto
  31. Manon, opera: Adieu, notre petite table  - Jules Massenet  - Fausto Cleva  -  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra  - Bidu Sayao
  32. Edgar, opera: Addio, mio dolce amor!  - Giacomo Puccini  -  Opera Orchestra of New York  - Eve Queler  - Renata Scotto
  33. Mignon, opera in 3 acts: Connais-tu le pays?  - Ambroise Thomas  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - John Pritchard  - Frederica Von Stade
  34. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à te voix  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - John DeMain  - Plácido Domingo  - Denyce Graves  -  Rio de Janeiro Municipal Theater Orchestra
  35. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Un Bel Di  - Giacomo Puccini  - Kiri Te Kanawa  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - John Pritchard
  36. Bianca e Fernando, opera: Borgi o padre a la figlia rimira  - Vicenzo Bellini  - Jane Eaglen  - Mark Elder  -  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment  - Anne-Marie Owens
  37. Louise, opera: Depuis Le Jour  - Gustave Charpentier  - Ileana Cotrubas  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  - Georges Prêtre
  38. Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70: Wie Todesahnung Dammrung deckt die Lande...O du, m  - Richard Wagner  - James Conlon  -  English National Opera Orchestra  - Bo Skovhus
  39. Turandot, opera: Nessun dorma  - Giacomo Puccini  - Emerson Buckley  - Luciano Pavarotti  -  Emilie Romagna Symphony Orchestra

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