Opera Album 2011

Opera Album 2011

     
 

Decca's two-disc set Opera Album 2011 collects performances from the late 20th and early 21st centuries by some of the leading singers of their time. There are hardly any singers represented who aren't superstars, so the quality of the performances is often spectacular. In addition to those pictured on the cover, the artists include classic performers See more details below

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Decca's two-disc set Opera Album 2011 collects performances from the late 20th and early 21st centuries by some of the leading singers of their time. There are hardly any singers represented who aren't superstars, so the quality of the performances is often spectacular. In addition to those pictured on the cover, the artists include classic performers Joan Sutherland, Birgit Nilsson, Plácido Domingo, and Hermann Prey; today's stars, such as Angela Gheorghiu, Rolando Villazón, and Jonas Kaufmann; and more. The selections are mostly arias, but several ensembles and choruses are included. The repertoire is weighted very heavily to 19th century Italian opera; two arias each by Handel and Mozart are included, and there are only two in German, but Bizet is well-represented, with five tracks. The accompanying orchestras and conductors are top-notch, and all the recordings come from the stereo or digital eras, so the sound is almost always good. The program notes cite the original recordings from which the selections were taken, making it easy for interested listeners to hear more of particular opera or singer. The album makes a good investment for anyone looking for a collection of operatic selections from the standard repertoire, beautifully performed and recorded.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/14/2011
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028947829478
catalogNumber:
001566102
Rank:
222124

Tracks

  1. Tristan und Isolde, opera, WWV 90: Act 3. Mild und leise wie er lächelt (Isolde's Lie  - Richard Wagner  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Birgit Nilsson  - Georg Solti
  2. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Act 2. Der Hölle Rache (Queen of the Night's Aria)  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Concerto Köln  - Patricia Petibon  - Daniel Harding
  3. La belle Hélène, operetta in 3 acts: Au mont Ida  - Jacques Offenbach  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Carlo Rizzi  - Joseph Calleja
  4. La Rondine (The Swallow), opera: Act 1. Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (Doretta's Drea  - Giacomo Puccini  - Oliviero de Fabritiis  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  - Renata Tebaldi
  5. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1. Là ci darem la mano  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Colin Davis  - Mirella Freni  -  Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden  - Ingvar Wixell
  6. Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 30: Act 3. Che farò senza Euridice?  - Christoph Willibald Gluck  - Roger Norrington  -  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment  -  Scholl
  7. Aida, opera: Act 1. Celeste Aida  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Leone Magiera  -  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra  - Luciano Pavarotti
  8. Lakmé, opera: Act 1. Viens, Mallika... Dôme épais (Flower Duet)  - Léo Delibes  - Joan Sutherland  - Jane Berbié  - Richard Bonynge  -  Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra
  9. Nabucco, opera (Nabucodonosor): Act 3. Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate (Chorus of th  - Giuseppe Verdi  -  Dresden State Opera Chorus  -  Dresden Staatskapelle  - Silvio Varviso
  10. Turandot, opera: Act 1. Signore, ascolta  - Giacomo Puccini  - Montserrat Caballé  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Zubin Mehta
  11. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Act 1. Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (Birdcatcher's A  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Hermann Prey  - Georg Solti
  12. Carmen, opera: Act 2. Les tringles des sistres tintaient  - Georges Bizet  - Magdalena Kozená  - Marc Minkowski  - Edwige Parat  -  Mahler Chamber Orchestra  - Claire Delgado-Boge
  13. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Act 2. Una furtiva lagrima  - Gaetano Donizetti  -  Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milan  - Riccardo Frizza  - Juan Diego Flórez
  14. Faust, opera: Act 4. Déposons les armes (Soldiers' Chorus)  - Charles Gounod  -  Ambrosian Opera Chorus  - Richard Bonynge  -  London Symphony Orchestra
  15. Rigoletto, opera: Act 1. Questa o quella  - Giuseppe Verdi  -  Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milan  - Rolando Villazón  - Daniele Callegari
  16. La bohème, opera: Act 1. Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì  - Giacomo Puccini  - Angela Gheorghiu  - John Mauceri  -  Teatro Regio di Torino Orchestra
  17. Il barbière di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Act 1. Largo al factotum  - Gioachino Rossini  - Leo Nucci  - Giuseppe Patanè  -  Orchestra Del Teatro Comunale Di Bologna
  18. Tosca, opera: Act 2. Vissi d'arte  - Giacomo Puccini  - Kiri Te Kanawa  -  National Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti
  19. Carmen, opera: Act 2. La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Flower Song)  - Georges Bizet  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti
  20. Roméo et Juliette, opera: Act 1. Ah, je veux vivre  - Charles Gounod  - Renée Fleming  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Charles Mackerras
  21. Turandot, opera: Act 3. Nessum dorma  - Giacomo Puccini  -  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir  -  John Alldis Choir  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Zubin Mehta  - Luciano Pavarotti
  22. La Traviata, opera: Act 1. Follie! Delirio vano è questo!... Sempre li  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Kiri Te Kanawa  - Alfredo Kraus  - Zubin Mehta  -  Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra
  23. Il Trovatore, opera: Act 3. Di quella pira  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Colin Davis  - José Carreras  -  Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden  -  Royal Opera House Chorus Covent Garden
  24. Rusalka, opera, B. 203 (Op. 114): Act 1. Mesicku na nebi hlubokém (Song to the Moon)  - Antonin Dvorák  - Pilar Lorengar  - Giuseppe Patanè  -  Orchestra del'Accademia di S. Cecilia, Roma
  25. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Act 2. Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Marilyn Horne  - Henry Lewis  -  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
  26. La Traviata, opera: Act 1. Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi)  - Giuseppe Verdi  -  Bavarian State Opera Chorus  -  Bavarian State Orchestra, Munich  - Ileana Cotrubas  - Plácido Domingo  - Giovanni Foiani  - Alfredo Giacomotti  - Bruno Grella  - Walter Gullino  - Carlos Kleiber  - Stefania Malagu
  27. Il barbière di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Act 1. Una voca poco fa  - Gioachino Rossini  - Claudio Abbado  - Teresa Berganza  -  London Symphony Orchestra
  28. Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Act 1. Au fond du temple saint (The Pearl Fishers'  - Georges Bizet  - Nicolai Ghiaurov  -  National Philharmonic Orchestra  - Luciano Pavarotti  - Robin Stapleton
  29. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Act 1. Ombra mai fu  - George Frideric Handel  - Roger Norrington  -  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment  -  Scholl
  30. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Act 2. Humming Chorus  - Giacomo Puccini  - Giuseppe Sinopoli  -  Ambrosian Opera Chorus  - John McCarthy  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  31. Carmen, opera: Act 1. L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera)  - Georges Bizet  -  John Alldis Choir  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti  - Tatiana Troyanos
  32. Rigoletto, opera: Act 4. La donna è mobile  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Carlo Bergonzi  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  - Nello Santi
  33. Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Act 2. Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour (Barcarolle)  - Jacques Offenbach  - Joan Sutherland  - Richard Bonynge  -  Choeur de la Radio de la Suisse Romande  -  L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande  - Pro Arte de Lausanne et du Brassus  - Huguette Tourangeau
  34. Il Trovatore, opera: Act 2. Vedi! le fosche notturne spoglie (Anvil Cho  - Giuseppe Verdi  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  -  Chicago Symphony Chorus  - Georg Solti
  35. La Wally, opera (dramma musicale) in 4 acts: Act 1. Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana  - Alfredo Catalani  - Angela Gheorghiu
  36. Pagliacci, opera: Act 1. Recitar!... Vesti la giubba  - Ruggero Leoncavallo  - Antonio Pappano  - Jonas Kaufmann  -  Orchestra del'Accademia di S. Cecilia, Roma
  37. Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: Act 2. Lascia ch'io pianga  - George Frideric Handel  -  Academy of Ancient Music  - Cecilia Bartoli  - Christopher Hogwood
  38. Tosca, opera: Act 3. E lucevan le stelle  - Giacomo Puccini  - Zubin Mehta  -  Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra  - Andrea Bocelli
  39. La bohème, opera: Act 2. Quando me n'vò (Musetta's Waltz Song)  - Giacomo Puccini  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Gianandrea Noseda  - Anna Netrebko
  40. Carmen, opera: Act 2. Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre (Toread  - Georges Bizet  -  London Symphony Orchestra  - Bryn Terfel  - Barry Wordsworth

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