Prima Donna: The First Ladies Of Opera

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  • Release Date: 2/9/2010
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947820963
  • Catalog Number: 001396202
  • Sales rank: 89,388

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Un bel dì vedremo - Giacomo Puccini & Renée Fleming (4:57)
  2. 2 Rusalka, opera, B. 203 (Op. 114): Mesídku na nebi hlubokém (O silver moon) - Antonin Dvorák & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (5:07)
  3. 3 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (4:21)
  4. 4 Norma, opera: Casta diva - Vicenzo Bellini & Cecilia Bartoli (6:48)
  5. 5 Samson, oratorio, HWV 57: Let the bright Seraphim - George Frideric Handel & St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London (5:57)
  6. 6 La forza del destino, opera: Pace, pace, mio Dio - Giuseppe Verdi & Riccardo Chailly (5:43)
  7. 7 Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Temerari! Sortite fuori di questo loco!... Come sc - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (6:50)
  8. 8 Turandot, opera: Signore, ascolta! - Giacomo Puccini & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (2:54)
  9. 9 Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Voi che sapete - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & The English Concert (2:42)
  10. 10 Andrea Chénier, opera: La mamma morta - Umberto Giordano & Montserrat Caballé (5:33)
  11. 11 Tancredi, opera: Di tanti palpiti - Gioachino Rossini & Roberto Abbado (3:00)
  12. 12 Semele, oratorio, HWV 58: Endless pleasure, endless love - George Frideric Handel & William Christie (3:27)
  13. 13 Manon, opera in 5 acts: Adieu, notre petite table - Jules Massenet & Lyon National Opera Orchestra (2:20)
  14. 14 Don Carlo, opera: Au palais des Fées (Chanson du voile) - Giuseppe Verdi & Magdalena Kozená (4:27)
  15. 15 Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (4:39)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 30: Che fiero momento - Christoph Willibald Gluck & English Baroque Soloists (3:09)
  2. 2 Zaide, opera, K. 344 (K. 336b): Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Renée Fleming (5:29)
  3. 3 La bohème, opera: Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì - Giacomo Puccini & Roberto Alagna (4:57)
  4. 4 La sonnambula, opera: Ah! non credea mirarti sì presto estino, o fiore - Vicenzo Bellini & Cecilia Bartoli (5:08)
  5. 5 Faust, opera: Il était un roi de Thulé (Chanson du roi de Thulé) - Charles Gounod & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (6:24)
  6. 6 Louise, opera: Depuis le jour - Gustave Charpentier & London Philharmonic Orchestra (5:22)
  7. 7 Suor Angelica, opera: Senza mamma, o bimbo, sei morto - Giacomo Puccini & Barbara Hendricks (5:06)
  8. 8 Casanova, musical comedy (Strauss works arr. by Benatzky): O Madonna, auf uns sich (Nuns' Chorus) - Ralph Benatzky & Johann Strauss II (3:33)
  9. 9 Ariodante, opera, HWV 33: Dopo notte, atra e funesta - George Frideric Handel & Les Musiciens du Louvre (6:50)
  10. 10 Roméo et Juliette, opera: Ah! Je vieux vivre dans ce rêve qui m'enivre - Charles Gounod & Lyon National Opera Orchestra (3:31)
  11. 11 L'assedio di Calais, opera: Al mio core oggetti amati - Gaetano Donizetti & Roberto Abbado (3:26)
  12. 12 Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: Lascia ch'io pianga mia cruda sorte - George Frideric Handel & William Christie (4:59)
  13. 13 Tosca, opera: Vissi d'arte - Giacomo Puccini & Colin Davis (3:38)
  14. 14 Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Ach, ich fuhl's, es ist verschwunden - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Karita Mattila (3:51)
  15. 15 Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Da tempeste il legno infranto - George Frideric Handel & Magdalena Kozená (5:28)
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