Opera 2012

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
The selections from Opera 2012 are drawn from Decca's huge archive of recordings spanning over 50 years. The majority of the singers were active in 2012, but there is a healthy sampling of performances that date as far back as the 1950s. There's also a handful of artists who had fairly recently emerged as international stars in 2012, including soprano Mojca Erdmann, mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca, and tenor Joseph Calleja. The selections trend toward the soothing or the poignant, although there are exceptions, such as the fiery "Di quella pira" from "Il Trovatore" and "Ride of the Valkyries" from "Die Walküre." Most of the selections are solos, but there are several small ...
See more details below
CD
$18.95
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$19.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (7) from $10.82   
  • New (5) from $10.82   
  • Used (2) from $18.82   

More About This Product

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
The selections from Opera 2012 are drawn from Decca's huge archive of recordings spanning over 50 years. The majority of the singers were active in 2012, but there is a healthy sampling of performances that date as far back as the 1950s. There's also a handful of artists who had fairly recently emerged as international stars in 2012, including soprano Mojca Erdmann, mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca, and tenor Joseph Calleja. The selections trend toward the soothing or the poignant, although there are exceptions, such as the fiery "Di quella pira" from "Il Trovatore" and "Ride of the Valkyries" from "Die Walküre." Most of the selections are solos, but there are several small ensembles as well as an assortment of choruses. By far, the majority of the pieces come from works from the standard repertoire of the Romantic and post-Romantic eras, although the Classical period is represented by Mozart, and the Baroque by Purcell, along with some rarities by Handel and Vivaldi. With such an extensive resource of recordings, the tracks Decca has chosen for this recording are never less than excellent. The sound improves with the more recent recordings, but even the earliest are very good. The album makes a good choice for anyone looking for an introduction to opera, or anyone interested in a miscellaneous collection of stellar singing.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2012
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947836414
  • Catalog Number: 001675802
  • Sales rank: 295,784

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 2. Voi che sapete - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Lyon National Opera Orchestra (2:54)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byKazushi Ono
    Performed byLyon National Opera Orchestra, Joyce DiDonato, Kazushi Ono
  2. 2 Il Trovatore, opera: Act 3. Di quella pira - Giuseppe Verdi & Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (3:16)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byZubin Mehta
    Performed byIsrael Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta, Andrea Bocelli, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Choir
  3. 3 I Capuleti e i Montecchi, opera: Act 1. Oh! quante volte - Vicenzo Bellini & Vienna Symphony Orchestra (4:24)
    Composed byVicenzo Bellini
    Conducted byFabio Luisi
    Performed byVienna Symphony Orchestra, Fabio Luisi, Anna Netrebko
  4. 4 Andrea Chénier, opera: Act 4. Come un bel dì di maggio - Umberto Giordano & Antonio Pappano (2:49)
    Composed byUmberto Giordano
    Conducted byAntonio Pappano
    Performed byAntonio Pappano, Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome, Jonas Kaufmann
  5. 5 Farnace, opera in 3 acts, RV 711: Act 2. Gelido in ogni vena - Antonio Vivaldi & Giovanni Antonini (5:09)
    Composed byAntonio Vivaldi
    Conducted byGiovanni Antonini
    Performed byGiovanni Antonini, Il Giardino Armonico, Cecilia Bartoli
  6. 6 Tosca, opera: Act 3. E lucevan le stelle - Giacomo Puccini & Marco Armiliato (3:04)
    Composed byGiacomo Puccini
    Conducted byMarco Armiliato
    Performed byMarco Armiliato, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Joseph Calleja
  7. 7 Roberto Devereux (Il Conte di Essex), opera: Act 1. All'afflitto è dolce il pianto - Gaetano Donizetti & Roberto Abbado (3:34)
    Composed byGaetano Donizetti
    Conducted byRoberto Abbado
    Performed byRoberto Abbado, I Filarmonici del teatro comunale di Bologna, Elina Garanca
  8. 8 Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 2. Deh! vieni alla finestra - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & London Philharmonic Orchestra (2:17)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byGeorg Solti
    Performed byLondon Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti
  9. 9 Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro - Giacomo Puccini & Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana (2:18)
    Composed byGiacomo Puccini
    Conducted byOmer Meir Wellber
    Performed byOrquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Aleksandra Kurzak, Omer Meir Wellber
  10. 10 Rigoletto, opera: Act 1. Questo o quella - Giuseppe Verdi & Richard Bonynge (1:49)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byRichard Bonynge
    Performed byRichard Bonynge, London Symphony Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti
  11. 11 Rigoletto, opera: Act 1. Gualtier Maldè...Caro nome - Giuseppe Verdi & Joan Sutherland (6:19)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byFrancesco Molinari-Pradelli
    Performed byJoan Sutherland, Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden, Royal Opera House Chorus Covent Garden
  12. 12 Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70: Act 3. Beglückt darf nun dich, o Heimat (Pilgrim's - Richard Wagner & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (5:02)
    Composed byRichard Wagner
    Conducted byGeorg Solti
    Performed byVienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Victor Braun, Vienna State Opera Chorus, Helga Dernesch, Georg Solti
  13. 13 La Gioconda, opera in 4 acts: Act 2. Cielo e mar - Amilcare Ponchielli & Giuseppe Verdi Orchestra (5:14)
    Composed byAmilcare Ponchielli
    Conducted byDaniele Callegari
    Performed byGiuseppe Verdi Orchestra, Rolando Villazón, Daniele Callegari
  14. 14 Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Act 1. Cara speme, questo core tu cominci - George Frideric Handel & Magdalena Kozená (5:56)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byAndrea Marcon
    Performed byMagdalena Kozená, Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra
  15. 15 Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Act 1. Soave sia il vento - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Brigitte Fassbaender (2:40)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byIstván Kertész
    Performed byBrigitte Fassbaender, István Kertész, Tom Krause, Lucia Popp, Vienna Haydn Orchestra
  16. 16 Rodelinda, regina de' Langobardi, opera, HWV 19: Act 1. Dove sei, amato bene? - George Frideric Handel & Andreas Scholl (5:03)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byOttavio Dantone
    Performed byAndreas Scholl, Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone
  17. 17 Faust, opera: Act 3. Ô Dieu! que de bijoux!...Ah! je ris de me v - Charles Gounod & Angela Gheorghiu (5:01)
    Composed byCharles Gounod
    Conducted byJohn Mauceri
    Performed byAngela Gheorghiu, John Mauceri, Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino
  18. 18 Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Act 2. Ô Dieu! de quelle ivresse - Jacques Offenbach & Richard Bonynge (2:00)
    Composed byJacques Offenbach
    Conducted byRichard Bonynge
    Performed byRichard Bonynge, Plácido Domingo, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  19. 19 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 1. Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Teresa Berganza (2:51)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byJohn Pritchard
    Performed byTeresa Berganza, London Symphony Orchestra, John Pritchard
  20. 20 Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Regina coeli laetare...Inneggiamo, il Signor (East - Pietro Mascagni & Gianandrea Gavazzeni (5:25)
    Composed byPietro Mascagni
    Conducted byGianandrea Gavazzeni
    Performed byGianandrea Gavazzeni, London Opera Chorus, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Julia Varady
Disc 2
  1. 1 La fille du régiment, opera: Act 1. Amici miei - Gaetano Donizetti & Daniel Oren (7:26)
    Composed byGaetano Donizetti
    Conducted byDaniel Oren
    Performed byDaniel Oren, Fernando Bonete Piqueras, Cor De La Generalitat Valenciana, Juan Diego Flórez, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana
  2. 2 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Act 2. Porgi, amor - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Renée Fleming (3:55)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byGeorg Solti
    Performed byRenée Fleming, London Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti
  3. 3 L'elisir d'amore, opera: Act 1. Quanto è bello, quanto è cara! - Gaetano Donizetti & Roberto Alagna (3:00)
    Composed byGaetano Donizetti
    Conducted byEvelino Pidò
    Performed byRoberto Alagna, Lyon National Opera Chorus, Lyon National Opera Orchestra, Elena Dan, Evelino Pidò
  4. 4 Dido and Aeneas, opera, Z. 626: Act 3. Thy hand, Bellina...When I am laid in earth - Henry Purcell & Harry Bicket (5:07)
    Composed byHenry Purcell
    Conducted byHarry Bicket
    Performed byHarry Bicket, The English Concert, Danielle de Niese
  5. 5 La bohème, opera: Act 1. O soave fanciulla - Giacomo Puccini & Marco Armiliato (4:09)
    Composed byGiacomo Puccini
    Conducted byMarco Armiliato
    Performed byMarco Armiliato, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Joseph Calleja, Aleksandra Kurzak
  6. 6 La Traviata, opera: Act 2. Noi siamo zingarelle - Giuseppe Verdi & Giorgio Gatti (2:45)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byZubin Mehta
    Performed byGiorgio Gatti, Silvia Mazzoni, Zubin Mehta, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, Donato di Stefano, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Choir
  7. 7 Tosca, opera: Act 1. Recondita armonia - Giacomo Puccini & Colin Davis (2:13)
    Composed byGiacomo Puccini
    Conducted byColin Davis
    Performed byColin Davis, José Carreras, Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden
  8. 8 Ariodante, opera, HWV 33: Act 1. Volati, Amori - George Frideric Handel & Patricia Petibon (3:47)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byAndrea Marcon
    Performed byPatricia Petibon, Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra
  9. 9 Martha, opera: Act 3. M'apparì - Friedrich von Flotow & Richard Bonynge (3:32)
    Composed byFriedrich von Flotow
    Conducted byRichard Bonynge
    Performed byRichard Bonynge, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Luciano Pavarotti
  10. 10 Casanova, musical comedy (Strauss works arr. by Benatzky): Nuns' Chorus - Ralph Benatzky & Johann Strauss II (3:37)
    Composed byJohann Strauss II
    Conducted byJulius Rudel
    Performed byKiri Te Kanawa, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Julius Rudel, Utah Symphony Orchestra
  11. 11 Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Act 2. Addio, fiorito asil - Giacomo Puccini & Carlo Bergonzi (1:57)
    Composed byGiacomo Puccini
    Conducted byTullio Serafin
    Performed byCarlo Bergonzi, Tullio Serafin, Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome
  12. 12 La sonnambula, opera: Act 2. Ah! non giunge uman pensiero - Vicenzo Bellini & Joan Sutherland (3:56)
    Composed byVicenzo Bellini
    Conducted byRichard Bonynge
    Performed byJoan Sutherland, Richard Bonynge, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Choir
  13. 13 Andrea Chénier, opera: Act 3. La mamma morta - Umberto Giordano & Montserrat Caballé (5:32)
    Composed byUmberto Giordano
    Conducted byRiccardo Chailly
    Performed byMontserrat Caballé, Riccardo Chailly, National Philharmonic Orchestra
  14. 14 L' Africaine, grand opera in 5 acts: Act 4. Mi batte il cor...O Paradiso - Giacomo Meyerbeer & Alberto Erede (3:18)
    Composed byGiacomo Meyerbeer
    Conducted byAlberto Erede
    Performed byAlberto Erede, Mario del Monaco, New Symphony Orchestra
  15. 15 Nabucco, opera (Nabucodonosor): Act 1. Gli arredi festivi - Giuseppe Verdi & Chicago Symphony Orchestra (5:05)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byGeorg Solti
    Performed byChicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Georg Solti
  16. 16 Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Act 2. Ach, ich fühl's es ist verschwunden - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Andrea Marcon (4:26)
    Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Conducted byAndrea Marcon
    Performed byAndrea Marcon, Mojca Erdmann, La Cetra
  17. 17 Turandot, opera: Act 1. Non piangere, Liù - Giacomo Puccini & Franco Patane (2:50)
    Composed byGiacomo Puccini
    Conducted byFranco Patane
    Performed byFranco Patane, Giuseppe di Stefano, Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra Rome
  18. 18 Manon Lescaut, opera: Act 2. In quelle trine morbide - Giacomo Puccini & Maria Chiara (2:29)
    Composed byGiacomo Puccini
    Conducted byNello Santi
    Performed byMaria Chiara, Vienna Volksoper Orchestra, Nello Santi
  19. 19 La Traviata, opera: Act 2. Di Provenza il mar, il suol - Giuseppe Verdi & Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (4:41)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byLorin Maazel
    Performed byDietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Deutschen Opernorchester, Lorin Maazel
  20. 20 Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Act 3. Hojotoho! Hojotoho! (Ride of the Valkyries) - Berit Lindholm & Richard Wagner (6:22)
    Composed byRichard Wagner
    Conducted byGeorg Solti
    Performed byBerit Lindholm, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Helga Dernesch, Brigitte Fassbaender, Claudia Hellmann, Birgit Nilsson, Georg Solti, Helen Watts, Vera Schlosser, Marilyn Tyler
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously