Opera Album 2011

The 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.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/14/2011
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028947829478
catalogNumber:
001566102
Rank:
149370

Tracks

  1. Tristan und Isolde, opera, WWV 90: Act 3. Mild und leise wie er lächelt (Isolde's Lie
  2. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Act 2. Der Hölle Rache (Queen of the Night's Aria)
  3. La belle Hélène, operetta in 3 acts: Au mont Ida
  4. La Rondine (The Swallow), opera: Act 1. Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (Doretta's Drea
  5. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Act 1. Là ci darem la mano
  6. Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 30: Act 3. Che farò senza Euridice?
  7. Aida, opera: Act 1. Celeste Aida
  8. Lakmé, opera: Act 1. Viens, Mallika... Dôme épais (Flower Duet)
  9. Nabucco, opera (Nabucodonosor): Act 3. Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate (Chorus of th
  10. Turandot, opera: Act 1. Signore, ascolta
  11. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Act 1. Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (Birdcatcher's A
  12. Carmen, opera: Act 2. Les tringles des sistres tintaient
  13. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Act 2. Una furtiva lagrima
  14. Faust, opera: Act 4. Déposons les armes (Soldiers' Chorus)
  15. Rigoletto, opera: Act 1. Questa o quella
  16. La bohème, opera: Act 1. Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì
  17. Il barbière di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Act 1. Largo al factotum
  18. Tosca, opera: Act 2. Vissi d'arte
  19. Carmen, opera: Act 2. La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Flower Song)
  20. Roméo et Juliette, opera: Act 1. Ah, je veux vivre
  21. Turandot, opera: Act 3. Nessum dorma
  22. La Traviata, opera: Act 1. Follie! Delirio vano è questo!... Sempre li
  23. Il Trovatore, opera: Act 3. Di quella pira
  24. Rusalka, opera, B. 203 (Op. 114): Act 1. Mesicku na nebi hlubokém (Song to the Moon)
  25. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Act 2. Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix
  26. La Traviata, opera: Act 1. Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi)
  27. Il barbière di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Act 1. Una voca poco fa
  28. Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Act 1. Au fond du temple saint (The Pearl Fishers'
  29. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Act 1. Ombra mai fu
  30. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Act 2. Humming Chorus
  31. Carmen, opera: Act 1. L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera)
  32. Rigoletto, opera: Act 4. La donna è mobile
  33. Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Act 2. Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour (Barcarolle)
  34. Il Trovatore, opera: Act 2. Vedi! le fosche notturne spoglie (Anvil Cho
  35. La Wally, opera (dramma musicale) in 4 acts: Act 1. Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana
  36. Pagliacci, opera: Act 1. Recitar!... Vesti la giubba
  37. Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: Act 2. Lascia ch'io pianga
  38. Tosca, opera: Act 3. E lucevan le stelle
  39. La bohème, opera: Act 2. Quando me n'vò (Musetta's Waltz Song)
  40. Carmen, opera: Act 2. Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre (Toread

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