The #1 Tenor Album

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - EJ Johnson
With two discs containing 50 well-known songs and arias performed by a handful of great voices, you'll get your money's worth with the #1 Tenor Album. The big three are here -- Pavarotti, Carreras, and Domingo -- opening the program with "La Donna è mobile" from Verdi's Rigoletto, along with arias from Puccini's Manon Lescaut and Bizet's Carmen. Star tenor Roberto Alagna joins the billing with Donizetti's "Una furtiva lagrima" from L'Elisir d'amore, but then the program takes a turn with a lineup of great tenors past: Carlo Bergonzi, Jussi Björling, Mario del Monaco, Fritz Wunderlich, Franco Corelli, Giuseppe di Stefano, and others. Bergonzi offers a heartfelt "Che gelida...
See more details below
CD
$15.64
BN.com price
(Save 13%)$17.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (7) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $9.71   
  • Used (2) from $1.99   

More About This Product

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - EJ Johnson
With two discs containing 50 well-known songs and arias performed by a handful of great voices, you'll get your money's worth with the #1 Tenor Album. The big three are here -- Pavarotti, Carreras, and Domingo -- opening the program with "La Donna è mobile" from Verdi's Rigoletto, along with arias from Puccini's Manon Lescaut and Bizet's Carmen. Star tenor Roberto Alagna joins the billing with Donizetti's "Una furtiva lagrima" from L'Elisir d'amore, but then the program takes a turn with a lineup of great tenors past: Carlo Bergonzi, Jussi Björling, Mario del Monaco, Fritz Wunderlich, Franco Corelli, Giuseppe di Stefano, and others. Bergonzi offers a heartfelt "Che gelida manina" from his classic 1950s recording of Bohème, while Wunderlich, who possessed one of the great tenor voices of the 20th century but died tragically young, performs a supremely lyrical "Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön" from Mozart's Magic Flute. Franco Corelli's "E lucevan le stelle" from Puccini's Tosca is as impassioned a version as one is likely ever to hear, and di Stefano brings elegance and impeccable diction to "Recondita armonia," also from Tosca. Broadening the selections, the second disc offers a pair of Wagner arias from Walküre and Meistersinger sung by Jon Vickers and René Kollo and moves in other directions, too, with a series of Spanish, Italian, and German popular songs. Domingo, Carreras, and Pavarotti are up to their usual standards in these, but di Stefano shines, singing five celebrated Italian songs as if to the manner born.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/10/2001
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947002123
  • Catalog Number: 470021
  • Sales rank: 196,157

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rigoletto, opera: La donna è mobile - Giuseppe Verdi & Richard Bonynge (2:24)
  2. 2 Manon Lescaut, opera: Donna non vidi mai - Giacomo Puccini & Riccardo Chailly (2:14)
  3. 3 Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée - Georges Bizet & Georg Solti (3:57)
  4. 4 L'Elisir d'amore, opera: Una furtiva lagrima - Gaetano Donizetti & Roberto Alagna (3:44)
  5. 5 La bohème, opera: Che gelida manina - Penny Bennett & Giacomo Puccini (4:57)
  6. 6 Aida, opera: Celeste Aida - Giuseppe Verdi & Georg Solti (3:41)
  7. 7 Martha, opera: M'appari - Friedrich von Flotow & Penny Bennett (3:29)
  8. 8 La Gioconda, opera in 4 acts: Cielo e mar - Amilcare Ponchielli & Alberto Erede (4:58)
  9. 9 Pagliacci, opera: Veste la giubba - Francesco Molinari-Pradelli & Ruggero Leoncavallo (2:48)
  10. 10 Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Karl Bohm (4:40)
  11. 11 Les Contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: O Dieu! De quelle ivresse - Jacques Offenbach & Richard Bonynge (2:00)
  12. 12 Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle - Penny Bennett & Giacomo Puccini (3:10)
  13. 13 Manon Lescaut, opera: Tra voi belle, brune e bionde - Giacomo Puccini & Riccardo Chailly (1:15)
  14. 14 Rigoletto, opera: Questa o quella - Giuseppe Verdi & Penny Bennett (1:38)
  15. 15 Luisa Miller, opera: Quando le sere al placido - Giuseppe Verdi & Penny Bennett (3:22)
  16. 16 Werther, opera: Pourquoi me réveiller - Jules Massenet & Franco Patane (3:07)
  17. 17 La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West), opera: Ch'ella mi creda - Alberto Erede & Giacomo Puccini (2:28)
  18. 18 Il Trovatore, opera: Di quella pira - Giuseppe Verdi & Richard Bonynge (3:20)
  19. 19 Andrea Chénier, opera: Un dì all'azzurro spazio - Umberto Giordano & Gianandrea Gavazzeni (4:18)
  20. 20 Turandot, opera: Non piangere Liù - Franco Patane & Giacomo Puccini (2:50)
  21. 21 La Traviata, opera: Lunge da lei - De' miei bollenti spiriti - Giuseppe Verdi & Lorin Maazel (1:58)
  22. 22 Fedora, opera: Amor ti vieta - Alberto Erede & Umberto Giordano (1:59)
  23. 23 L' Africaine, grand opera in 5 acts: Mi batte il cor...O Paradiso - Giacomo Meyerbeer & Zubin Mehta (3:12)
  24. 24 L'Arlesiana, opera: Lamento di Federico - Zubin Mehta & Francesco Cilèa (4:23)
  25. 25 Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Addio, fiorito - Maurizio Benini & Giacomo Puccini (2:03)
Disc 2
  1. 1 La Traviata, opera: Libiamo ne'lieti calici - Giuseppe Verdi & Richard Bonynge (3:02)
  2. 2 Tosca, opera: Recondita armonia - Franco Patane & Giacomo Puccini (3:10)
  3. 3 Il Trovatore, opera: Ah si ben mio - Giuseppe Verdi & Alberto Erede (2:53)
  4. 4 La Favorita, opera: Spirto gentil - Gaetano Donizetti & Edward Downes (4:12)
  5. 5 Faust, opera: Salut! Demeure chaste et pure - Charles Gounod & Richard Bonynge (4:47)
  6. 6 Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond - Richard Wagner & Erich Leinsdorf (3:06)
  7. 7 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, opera, WWV 96: Morgenlich leuchtend - Richard Wagner & René Kollo (5:11)
  8. 8 Adriana Lecouvreur, opera: La dolcissima effgie - Penny Bennett & Francesco Cilèa (2:06)
  9. 9 Turandot, opera: Nessun dorma! - Zubin Mehta & Giacomo Puccini (2:59)
  10. 10 O Sole Mio for voice & piano (or orchestra) - arranged by Chiaramello - Penny Bennett & Eduardo di Capua (3:25)
  11. 11 La Mia Canzone Al Vento for voice & orchestra - arranged by Mancini, Henry - Cesare Andrea Bixio & Henry Mancini (3:05)
  12. 12 Torna a Surriento for voice & piano (or orchestra) - Penny Bennett & Ernesto de Curtis (2:33)
  13. 13 Parlami D'Amore, Mariu for voice & orchestra - Dino Olivieri & Cesare Andrea Bixio (3:17)
  14. 14 O Surdato 'nnamurato, for voice & orchestra (with chorus, ad lib) - Enrico Cannio & Penny Bennett (2:43)
  15. 15 Caro mio ben - Umberto Giordano & Piero Gamba (3:06)
  16. 16 La danza. Tarantella Napolitana ("Già la luna è in mezzo al mare"), for voice & piano (Soirées musicales) - Gioachino Rossini & Riccardo Chailly (3:07)
  17. 17 Chitarra Romana for voice & orchestra - Dino Olivieri & Eldo di Lazzaro (2:39)
  18. 18 Era di Maggio, for voice & orchestra - Penny Bennett & Francesco Antonio Costa (3:42)
  19. 19 Santa Lucia luntana, for voice & orchestra - arranged by Courage - Penny Bennett & E.A. Mario (1:31)
  20. 20 Mattinata, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) - Ruggero Leoncavallo & Piero Gamba (2:00)
  21. 21 Funiculì Funiculà for voice & orchestra (& chorus ad lib) - arranged by Chiaramello - Luigi Denza & Zubin Mehta (2:42)
  22. 22 Granada for voice & orchestra (with chorus ad lib) - Zubin Mehta & Agustín Lara (3:43)
  23. 23 Core 'ngrato (Catari), for voice & orchestra - arranged by Chiaramello - Salvatore Cardillo & Zubin Mehta (3:29)
  24. 24 La Tabernera del Puerto, zarzuela: No puede ser - Zubin Mehta & Pablo Sorozabal (2:43)
  25. 25 Dein ist mein ganzes Herz, for voice & piano (or orchestra) (from "Das Land des Lächelns") - Franz Lehár & Zubin Mehta (3:33)
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