#1 Opera Album

The #1 Opera Album

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With 40 tracks of operatic favorites, this double-disc album is a festival of hits. There are famous arias: Rodolfo's "Che gelida manina" from Bohème (Luciano Pavarotti) and Mimi's reply, "Mi chiamano" (Angela Gheorghiu); Madame Butterfly's "Un bel di" (

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With 40 tracks of operatic favorites, this double-disc album is a festival of hits. There are famous arias: Rodolfo's "Che gelida manina" from Bohème (Luciano Pavarotti) and Mimi's reply, "Mi chiamano" (Angela Gheorghiu); Madame Butterfly's "Un bel di" (Mirella Freni); and Cavaradossi's "E lecuvan le stelle" from Tosca (Placido Domingo). There are famous choruses: "Va pensiero" from Verdi's Nabucco, the "Bridal Chorus" from Wagner's Lohengrin, and the "Anvil Chorus" from Trovatore. And there are great moments for the orchestra, too: Bizet's Overture to Carmen, Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries," and the Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana. You'll find celebrated voices from the past -- Jussi Björling in Fedora's "Amor ti vieta" and Joan Sutherland in the "Flower Duet" from Lakme -- as well as latter-day stars: Cecilia Bartoli in Mozart's "Voi che sapete" from the Marriage of Figaro and Andrea Bocelli in Leoncavallo's "Mattinata." Decca wasted no space with this compilation. Every selection is an operatic gem, culled from the catalogue of one of classical music's foremost record labels. But how should such a hit parade end? With Pavarotti, of course, singing "Nessun dorma" for all it's worth.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/27/2001
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028946763223
catalogNumber:
467632
Rank:
26108

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Tracks

  1. Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: Prelude  - Georges Bizet  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti
  2. La Traviata, opera: Brindisi  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Richard Bonynge  -  London Opera Chorus  -  National Philharmonic Orchestra  - Joan Sutherland  - Luciano Pavarotti
  3. La bohème, opera: Che gelida manina  - Giacomo Puccini  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Herbert von Karajan  - Luciano Pavarotti
  4. Lakmé, opera: Flower Duet  - Léo Delibes  - Richard Bonynge  -  Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra  - Joan Sutherland  - Jane Berbié
  5. Fedora, opera: Amor ti vieta  - Umberto Giordano  - Jussi Björling  - Alberto Erede  -  Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra
  6. Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: Habanera  - Georges Bizet  - Georg Solti  - John Alldis  -  John Alldis Choir  - Tatiana Troyanos  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra
  7. Nabucco, opera (Nabucodonosor): Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves  - Giuseppe Verdi  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  -  Chicago Symphony Chorus  - Margaret Hillis  - Georg Solti
  8. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Dove sono  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Georg Solti  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Kiri Te Kanawa
  9. Rigoletto, opera: La donna è mobile  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Richard Bonynge  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Luciano Pavarotti
  10. Lohengrin, opera, WWV 75: Bridal Chorus  - Richard Wagner  - Georg Solti  -  Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  11. Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro  - Giacomo Puccini  - Lamberto Gardelli  -  Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra  - Renata Tebaldi
  12. Il barbière di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Largo al factotum  - Gioachino Rossini  - Leo Nucci  -  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra  - Giuseppe Patanè
  13. La Wally, opera: Ebben?...Ne andro lontana  - Alfredo Catalani  - Angela Gheorghiu  - John Mauceri  -  Turin Regio Theater Orchestra & Chorus
  14. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Humming Chorus  - Giacomo Puccini  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Norbert Balatsch  -  Vienna State Opera Chorus  - Herbert von Karajan
  15. Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: Flower Song  - Georges Bizet  - Plácido Domingo  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti
  16. Les Contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Barcarolle  - Jacques Offenbach  - Joan Sutherland  - Richard Bonynge  -  L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande  - Huguette Tourangeau
  17. Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle  - Giacomo Puccini  - Plácido Domingo  - Zubin Mehta  -  Rome Opera Theater Orchestra
  18. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Un bel di  - Giacomo Puccini  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Mirella Freni  - Herbert von Karajan
  19. Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Au fond du temple saint  - Georges Bizet  - Charles Dutoit  -  Montreal Symphony Orchestra  - Gino Quilico  - Gregory Cross
  20. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: The Ride Of The Valkyries  - Richard Wagner  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti
  21. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Voi che sapete  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - György Fischer  - Cecilia Bartoli  -  Vienna Chamber Orchestra
  22. Pagliacci, opera: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba  - Ruggero Leoncavallo  - Giuseppe Patanè  -  National Philharmonic Orchestra  - Luciano Pavarotti
  23. La bohème, opera: O soave fanciulla  - Giacomo Puccini  -  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  - Mirella Freni  - Herbert von Karajan  - Rolando Panerai  - Luciano Pavarotti
  24. Il Trovatore, opera: Anvil Chorus  - Giuseppe Verdi  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  -  Chicago Symphony Chorus  - Margaret Hillis  - Georg Solti
  25. Manon Lescaut, opera: Donna non vidi mai  - Giacomo Puccini  - José Carreras  - Riccardo Chailly  -  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
  26. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: La ci darem la mano  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - István Kertész  -  Vienna Haydn Orchestra  - Tom Krause  - Lucia Popp
  27. Mattinata, song for voice & piano (or orchestra)  - Ruggero Leoncavallo  - Leone Magiera  -  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra  - Andrea Bocelli
  28. Faust, opera: Soldiers' Chorus  - Charles Gounod  -  Ambrosian Opera Chorus  - Richard Bonynge  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - John McCarthy
  29. L'Elisir d'amore, opera: Una furtiva lagrima  - Gaetano Donizetti  - Evelino Pidò  -  Lyon National Opera Orchestra  - Roberto Alagna
  30. Turandot, opera: Signore, ascolta!  - Giacomo Puccini  - Montserrat Caballé  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Zubin Mehta
  31. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Champagne Aria  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti  - Bryn Terfel
  32. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Soave sia il vento  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Chamber Orchestra of Europe  - Renée Fleming  - Anne Sofie von Otter  - Michele Pertusi  - Georg Solti
  33. Il Trovatore, opera: Di quella pira  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Richard Bonynge  -  London Opera Chorus  - Terry Edwards  -  National Philharmonic Orchestra  - Joan Sutherland  - Luciano Pavarotti
  34. Tosca, opera: Vissi d'arte  - Giacomo Puccini  - Georg Solti  -  National Philharmonic Orchestra  - Kiri Te Kanawa
  35. Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: Toreador song  - Georges Bizet  - John Alldis  - Jane Berbié  - Norma Burrowes  -  José van Dam  -  John Alldis Choir  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti  - Pierre Thau  - Tatiana Troyanos  -  Thomas Allen
  36. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Love Duet  - Giacomo Puccini  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Mirella Freni  - Herbert von Karajan  - Luciano Pavarotti
  37. Cavalleria rusticana, opera in 1 act: Intermezzo  - Pietro Mascagni  - Gianandrea Gavazzeni  -  National Philharmonic Orchestra
  38. Rusalka, opera, B. 203 (Op. 114): O silver moon  - Antonin Dvorák  - Renée Fleming  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Georg Solti
  39. La bohème, opera: Si, mi chiamano Mimi  - Giacomo Puccini  - Angela Gheorghiu  - John Mauceri  -  Turin Regio Theater Orchestra & Chorus
  40. Turandot, opera: Nessun dorma  - Giacomo Puccini  - John Alldis  -  John Alldis Choir  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Zubin Mehta  - Luciano Pavarotti

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The #1 Opera Album 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You will have a passion for Italian Opera forever! Placido Domingo in Tosca (17), or Luciano Pavarotti in Pagliacci(3) ...BEAUTIFUL!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are interested in getting into Opera and don't know where to start, this would be a great CD to get. It gives a good broad look at Opera, and you will be suprised how many tracks sound familiar.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Too often the best singers of a given aria were not used. There are so many better cds than this one. Aria; a Passion for Opera has much better versions of some of these arias. All you have to do to understand what I am talking about is to play the two versions of 'Di quella pira'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This compilation is extraordinary! It contains the highlights from all my favorite operas, as well as a few new ones. This is a must-have for any opera lover, or anyone who is new to the genre!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband and I have always enjoyed opera and classical, as do our children. This was the CD that we chose to introduce our children to opera, and they loved it. It has classic and well-known pieces and arias that are easy to enjoy, even at a young age. Ages of our children when we started them on opera ? Ages 2,3 and 5 respectively...and they will choose this CD over Barney or Silly Songs anytime !