The Only Opera CD You'll Ever Need

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Including 99 excerpts of operatic favorites -- none longer than a minute -- The Only Opera CD You'll Ever Need is a wide-ranging introduction to the glories of opera, featuring many of the greatest voices, past and present.
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Editorial Reviews

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Including 99 excerpts of operatic favorites -- none longer than a minute -- The Only Opera CD You'll Ever Need is a wide-ranging introduction to the glories of opera, featuring many of the greatest voices, past and present.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/1997
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 090266882328
  • Catalog Number: 68823
  • Sales rank: 106,825

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Die Fledermaus; Adele's Laughing Song @@McMoon, Cosme; Jenkins, Florence Foster
  2. 2 Antony & Cleopatra; Give me my robe @@Price, Leontyne; Schippers, Thomas
  3. 3 Fidelio; In des Lebens Frühlingstagen... @@Davis, Sir Colin; Heppner, Ben
  4. 4 Fidelio; Act II; Ach, du bist gerettet... (Quartet) @@Davis, Sir Colin; Heppner, Ben; Hölle, Matthias; Voigt, Deborah; Kannen, Günter von
  5. 5 Norma; Casta diva @@Ponselle, Rosa; Setti, Giulio
  6. 6 Candide; Glitter and be gay @@Blackwell, Harolyn; Troob, Danny
  7. 7 Candide; Make our garden grow @@Conlon, James; Hadley, Jerry
  8. 8 Carmen; Flower Song @@Domingo, Placido; Milnes, Sherrill
  9. 9 Carmen; Habañera @@Reiner, Fritz; Stevens, Risë
  10. 10 Carmen; Toreador Song @@Reiner, Fritz; Merrill, Robert
  11. 11 Les pêcheurs de perles; Oui, c'est elle, c'est la déesse... (Duet) @@Cellini, Renato; Bjoerling, Jussi; Merrill, Robert
  12. 12 Mefistofele; Ecco il mondo @@Muti, Riccardo; Ramey, Samuel
  13. 13 La Wally; Ebben, ne andrò lontana @@Steinberg, Pinchas; Marton, Eva
  14. 14 Lakmè; Bell Song @@Pons, Lily; Bourdon, Rosario
  15. 15 L'elisir d'amore; Una furtiva lagrima @@Schipa, Tito; Bourdon, Rosario
  16. 16 Lucia di Lammermoor; Chi mi frena in tal momento... @@Prêtre, Georges; Moffo, Anna
  17. 17 Lucia di Lammermoor; Spargi d'amaro pianto @@Prêtre, Georges; Moffo, Anna
  18. 18 Martha; M'appari tutto amor @@Bjoerling, Jussi; Grevillius, Nils
  19. 19 Summertime (From Porgy and Bess) @@Price, Leontyne; Henderson, Skitch
  20. 20 Bess, You Is My Woman (From Porgy and Bess) @@Henderson, Skitch; Warfield, William
  21. 21 Andrea Chènier; Come un bel dì di maggio @@Abbado, Roberto; Heppner, Ben
  22. 22 Roméo et Juliette; Je veux vivre (Juliette's Waltz) @@Slatkin, Leonard; Swenson, Ruth Ann
  23. 23 Hansel & Gretel; Suse, liebe Suse @@Eichhorn, Kurt; Moffo, Anna; Donath, Helen
  24. 24 I Pagliacci; Vesti la giubba @@Caruso, Enrico
  25. 25 Cavalleria Rusticana; Viva il vino @@Cellini, Renato; Bjoerling, Jussi
  26. 26 Chèrubin; Lorsque vous n'aurez rien @@Steinberg, Pinchas; Upshaw, Dawn
  27. 27 Manon; Ah! Fuyez, douce image @@Pelletier, Wilfrid; Crooks, Richard
  28. 28 Così fan tutte; Come scoglio immoto resta @@Leinsdorf, Erich; Price, Leontyne
  29. 29 Don Giovanni; Là ci darem la mano @@Kubelik, Rafael; Titus, Alan; Mathis, Edith
  30. 30 Don Giovanni; Deh! vieni alla finestra @@Pinza, Ezio; Bourdon, Rosario
  31. 31 Don Giovanni; Non mi dir @@Hager, Leopold; Vaness, Carol
  32. 32 Le nozze di Figaro; Non più andrai... @@Davis, Sir Colin; Titus, Alan
  33. 33 Le nozze di Figaro; Porgi, amor @@Hager, Leopold; Vaness, Carol
  34. 34 Le nozze di Figaro; Deh vieni, non tardar @@Pelletier, Wilfrid; Sayao, Bidú
  35. 35 Die Zauberflöte; Dies Bildnis ist bezauberd schön @@Wunderlich, Fritz; Rother, Artur
  36. 36 Die Zauberflöte; Der Hölle rache @@Levine, James; Donat, Zdislawa
  37. 37 Die Zauberflöte; Papageno/Papagena (Duet) @@Levine, James; Boesch, Christian; Kales, Elisabeth
  38. 38 Boris Godunov; I v Ijutomgore, nisposlannom Bogom... @@Kipnis, Alexander; Berezowsky, Nicolai
  39. 39 Tales of Hoffmann; Barcarolle @@Verrett, Shirley; Guadagno, Anton; Caballé, Montserrat
  40. 40 La Gioconda; Cielo e mar @@Gigli, Benjamino; Bourdon, Rosario
  41. 41 La bohème; Che gelida manina @@Cellini, Renato; Di Stefano, Giuseppe
  42. 42 La bohème; Mi piaccion quelle cose... @@Albanese, Licia; Trucco, Victor
  43. 43 La bohème; Fremon gia nell'anima @@Freni, Mirella; Pavarotti, Luciano; Magiera, Leone
  44. 44 La bohème; Musetta's Waltz Song @@Solti, Georg; Blegen, Judith
  45. 45 Gianni Schicchi; O mio babbino caro @@Downes, Edward; Gheorghiu, Angela
  46. 46 Madama Butterfly; Ah, ti serro palpitante @@Domingo, Placido; Price, Leontyne; Santi, Nello
  47. 47 Madama Butterfly; Un bel di @@Price, Leontyne; Fabritiis, Oliviero de
  48. 48 Manon Lescaut; Donna non vidi mai @@Perlea, Jonel; Bjoerling, Jussi
  49. 49 La Rondine; Chi il bel sogno di Doretta @@Molinari-Pradelli, Francesco; Moffo, Anna
  50. 50 Tosca; Recondita armonia @@Domingo, Placido; Mehta, Zubin; Plishka, Paul
  51. 51 Tosca; Vissi d'arte @@Moscow Classical Ensemble; Reshetkin, Oleg; Moscow Classical Chorus; Oudalova, Irina
  52. 52 Tosca; E avanti a lui... @@Leinsdorf, Erich; Milanov, Zinka
  53. 53 Tosca; E lucevan le stelle @@Lanza, Mario; Callinicos, Constantine
  54. 54 Turandot; Signore, ascolta @@Leinsdorf, Erich; Tebaldi, Renata
  55. 55 Turandot; In questa reggia @@Leinsdorf, Erich; Nilsson, Birgit
  56. 56 Turandot; Nessun dorma @@Leinsdorf, Erich; Bjoerling, Jussi
  57. 57 Dido & Aeneas; When I am laid in earth @@Molinari-Pradelli, Francesco; Price, Leontyne
  58. 58 Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Largo al factotum @@Leinsdorf, Erich; Merrill, Robert
  59. 59 Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Una voce poco fa @@Leinsdorf, Erich; Peters, Roberta
  60. 60 Samson et Dalila; Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix @@Ludwig, Christa
  61. 61 The Bartered Bride; Wenn ich das einmal erfahre @@Krombholc, Jaroslav; Stratas, Teresa
  62. 62 Elektra; Agamemnon @@Reiner, Fritz; Borkh, Inge
  63. 63 Der Rosenkavalier; Ist ein traum @@Reiner, Fritz; Berger, Erna; Stevens, Risë
  64. 64 Salome; Nicht in der Welt... @@Reiner, Fritz; Borkh, Inge
  65. 65 Eugene Onegin; Lenski's Aria @@Domingo, Placido; Downes, Edward
  66. 66 Eugene Onegin; Tatiana's Letter Scene @@Cleva, Fausto; Price, Leontyne
  67. 67 Aïda; Celeste Aïda @@Perlea, Jonel; Bjoerling, Jussi
  68. 68 Aïda; Ritorna vincitor @@Leinsdorf, Erich; Price, Leontyne
  69. 69 Aïda; Gloria all'Egitto @@Leinsdorf, Erich; Alldis, John, Choir
  70. 70 Aïda; O patria mia @@Leinsdorf, Erich; Price, Leontyne
  71. 71 Un ballo in maschera; O dolcezze perdute! O memorie... @@Leinsdorf, Erich; Merrill, Robert
  72. 72 Don Carlo; Dio, che nell'anima infondere @@Domingo, Placido; Milnes, Sherrill; Guadagno, Anton
  73. 73 Ernani; Ernani, involami @@Price, Leontyne; Schippers, Thomas
  74. 74 La forza del destino; Or muoio tranquillo... @@Schippers, Thomas; Merrill, Robert; Tucker, Richard
  75. 75 La forza del destino; Pace, pace @@Milanov, Zinka; Weissmann, Frieder
  76. 76 Nabucco; Va, pensiero @@Moscow Classical Ensemble; Reshetkin, Oleg; Moscow Classical Chorus
  77. 77 Otello; Credo @@Serafin, Tullio; Gobbi, Tito
  78. 78 Otello; Willow Song @@Serafin, Tullio; Rysanek, Leonie
  79. 79 Otello; Niun mi tema @@Serafin, Tullio; Vickers, Jon
  80. 80 Rigoletto; Questa o quella @@Solti, Georg; Kraus, Alfredo
  81. 81 Rigoletto; Caro nome @@Solti, Georg; Moffo, Anna
  82. 82 Rigoletto; La donna è mobile @@Leinsdorf, Erich; Peerce, Jan
  83. 83 Rigoletto; Bella figlia dell'amore @@Solti, Georg; Kraus, Alfredo
  84. 84 La traviata; Brindisi @@Bergonzi, Carlo; Prêtre, Georges; Caballé, Montserrat
  85. 85 La traviata; Di provenza @@Prêtre, Georges; Milnes, Sherrill
  86. 86 La traviata; Sempre libera @@Leinsdorf, Erich; Steber, Eleanor
  87. 87 La traviata; Addio del passato @@Previtali, Fernando; Moffo, Anna
  88. 88 Il Trovatore; Anvil Chorus @@Moscow Classical Ensemble; Reshetkin, Oleg; Moscow Classical Chorus
  89. 89 Il trovatore; Di quella pira @@Domingo, Placido; Mehta, Zubin
  90. 90 Il trovatore; Tacea la notte placida @@Mehta, Zubin; Price, Leontyne
  91. 91 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg; Morgenlich leuchtend @@Weissmann, Frieder; Svanholm, Set
  92. 92 Die Walküre; Ride of the Valkyries @@Janowski, Marek
  93. 93 Die Walküre; Woton's Farewell @@Stokowski, Leopold; Tibbett, Lawrence
  94. 94 Siegfried; Song of the Forest Bird @@Janowski, Marek; Sharp, Norma
  95. 95 Götterdämmerung; Starke Scheite schichtet mir dort @@Flagstad, Kirsten; McArthur, Edwin
  96. 96 Lohengrin; Bridal Chorus @@ Shaw, Robert, Chorale; Shaw, Robert
  97. 97 Lohengrin; In fernem Land @@Ormandy, Eugene; Melchoir, Lauritz
  98. 98 Tannhäuser; Dich teure halle @@Meier, Waltraud; Maazel, Lorin
  99. 99 Tristan und Isolde; Mild und leise @@Flagstad, Kirsten; Lange, Hans
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Leontyne Price Soprano (Vocal)
New Philharmonia Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Thomas Schippers Conductor
Technical Credits
Samuel Barber Composer
Scott Johnson Artwork
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Those ARE excerpts--from operas, that is

    While opera music does include singing by its very nature, much of what is sung in opera is not referenced as a "song." An aria is a sung solo usually characteristic of, well, a particular character in the opera story. Opera composers, especially in the past 200 years, continue to be very fond of creating musical motifs that represent the characters in the story. When you have more than one singer delivering a scene, arias turn into duets, trios, quartets, etc.--all of them are more "opera-like" names for these excerpts then "songs."

    Regarding length, keep in mind that most excerpts from operas are long by today's commercial standards. Be glad you didn't get the full versions of each opera. Think of each excerpt as a scene from a musical movie or play. The length and sheer overdone drama of operatic works is not a palatable taste for most people, but to really appreciate the genre, you probably do want the entire excerpt, instead of a portion of the work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Disappointed!

    Perhaps I missed something, but nothing in the description led me to understand that I'd be getting a CD of song clips and not entire songs!

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