Ultimate Puccini Collection

The Ultimate Puccini Collection

     
 

Nothing says romance like a tune by Puccini. His operas are among the most enduringly popular in the repertory, and many of the arias are even more familiar out of context, cropping up in movies, commercials, and anywhere else a passionate melody is needed. The Ultimate Puccini Collection sums up a half-century of recordings on the Decca label. Alongside the…  See more details below

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Nothing says romance like a tune by Puccini. His operas are among the most enduringly popular in the repertory, and many of the arias are even more familiar out of context, cropping up in movies, commercials, and anywhere else a passionate melody is needed. The Ultimate Puccini Collection sums up a half-century of recordings on the Decca label. Alongside the essential favorites -- Luciano Pavarotti singing "Nessun Dorma!" and Placido Domingo in "E Lucevan le Stelle," for example -- the album includes many important performers of the past and some lesser-known gems from the composer's pen. Regine Crespin is magical in "Un Bel Dì" from Madama Butterfly, and Jussi Björling sings his heart out in an aria from Puccini's Californian opera, The Girl of the Golden West. Renata Tebaldi, Carlo Bergonzi, Leontyne Price, Kiri Te Kanawa, and Montserrat Caballé are among the other featured voices in arias and duets from Turandot, Tosca, La Bohème, Gianni Schicchi, and more. Newcomers to opera will appreciate the helpful liner notes, which set the scene for each selection, but anyone who wants to hear great voices in great music will enjoy this sumptuous overview of Puccini's lyrical art.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/09/1998
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028946038024
catalogNumber:
460380
Rank:
66482

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Tracks

  1. Turandot, opera: Nessun dorma!  - Giacomo Puccini  - Zubin Mehta  - R. Peter Munves  - Luciano Pavarotti
  2. Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro  - Giacomo Puccini  - Kiri Te Kanawa  - R. Peter Munves  - Stephen Barlow
  3. Manon Lescaut, opera: Donna non vidi mai  - Giacomo Puccini  - José Carreras  - Riccardo Chailly  - R. Peter Munves
  4. La bohème, opera: Musetta's Waltz Song  - Giacomo Puccini  - Ettore Bastianini  - Carlo Bergonzi  - Renato Cesari  - Fernando Corena  - R. Peter Munves  - Tullio Serafin  - Cesare Siepi  - Renata Tebaldi  - Gianna D'Angelo
  5. Tosca, opera: Recondita armonia  - Giacomo Puccini  - Franco Corelli  - Alfredo Mariotti  - R. Peter Munves  - Lorin Maazel
  6. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Un bel dì  - Giacomo Puccini  - Régine Crespin  - Edward Downes  - R. Peter Munves
  7. Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle  - Giacomo Puccini  - Plácido Domingo  - Zubin Mehta  - R. Peter Munves
  8. La rondine (The Swallow), opera: Il Sogno di Doretta  - Giacomo Puccini  - Pilar Lorengar  - R. Peter Munves  - Giuseppe Patanè
  9. La bohème, opera: Che gelida manina  - Giacomo Puccini  - Carlo Bergonzi  - R. Peter Munves  - Tullio Serafin
  10. La bohème, opera: Si, Mi chiamano Mimi  - Giacomo Puccini  - Carlo Bergonzi  - R. Peter Munves  - Tullio Serafin  - Renata Tebaldi
  11. La bohème, opera: O soave fanciulla (Love Duet, Act 1)  - Giacomo Puccini  - Mirella Freni  - Herbert von Karajan  - R. Peter Munves  - Rolando Panerai  - Luciano Pavarotti
  12. La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West), opera: Ch'ella me creda libero  - Giacomo Puccini  - Jussi Björling  - Alberto Erede  - R. Peter Munves
  13. Tosca, opera: Ah, quegli occhi...Qual'occhio al mondo (Love Duet  - Giacomo Puccini  - Leontyne Price  - Herbert von Karajan  - R. Peter Munves  - Giuseppe di Stefano
  14. Tosca, opera: Vissi d'arte  - Giacomo Puccini  - R. Peter Munves  - Birgit Nilsson  - Lorin Maazel
  15. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Vogliatemi bene (Love Duet, Act 1)  - Giacomo Puccini  - Mirella Freni  - Herbert von Karajan  - R. Peter Munves  - Luciano Pavarotti
  16. La bohème, opera: Donde lieta uscì  - Giacomo Puccini  - Angela Gheorghiu  - John Mauceri  - R. Peter Munves
  17. Turandot, opera: Signore, ascolta!  - Giacomo Puccini  - Montserrat Caballé  - Zubin Mehta  - R. Peter Munves
  18. Turandot, opera: In questa reggia  - Giacomo Puccini  - Joan Sutherland  - Zubin Mehta  - R. Peter Munves  - Luciano Pavarotti

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