The Ultimate Puccini Collection

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Barnes & Noble - Scott Paulin
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...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Scott Paulin
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: 6/9/1998
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028946038024
  • Catalog Number: 460380
  • Sales rank: 14,753

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Turandot, opera: Nessun dorma! - Giacomo Puccini & Zubin Mehta (3:00)
  2. 2 Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro - Giacomo Puccini & Kiri Te Kanawa (2:32)
  3. 3 Manon Lescaut, opera: Donna non vidi mai - Giacomo Puccini & José Carreras (2:13)
  4. 4 La bohème, opera: Musetta's Waltz Song - Giacomo Puccini & Ettore Bastianini (5:14)
  5. 5 Tosca, opera: Recondita armonia - Giacomo Puccini & Franco Corelli (4:32)
  6. 6 Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Un bel dì - Giacomo Puccini & Régine Crespin (4:25)
  7. 7 Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle - Giacomo Puccini & Plácido Domingo (2:30)
  8. 8 La rondine (The Swallow), opera: Il Sogno di Doretta - Giacomo Puccini & Pilar Lorengar (2:50)
  9. 9 La bohème, opera: Che gelida manina - Giacomo Puccini & Carlo Bergonzi (4:56)
  10. 10 La bohème, opera: Si, Mi chiamano Mimi - Giacomo Puccini & Carlo Bergonzi (5:29)
  11. 11 La bohème, opera: O soave fanciulla (Love Duet, Act 1) - Giacomo Puccini & Mirella Freni (4:14)
  12. 12 La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West), opera: Ch'ella me creda libero - Giacomo Puccini & Jussi Björling (2:28)
  13. 13 Tosca, opera: Ah, quegli occhi...Qual'occhio al mondo (Love Duet - Giacomo Puccini & Leontyne Price (5:15)
  14. 14 Tosca, opera: Vissi d'arte - Giacomo Puccini & R. Peter Munves (3:14)
  15. 15 Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Vogliatemi bene (Love Duet, Act 1) - Giacomo Puccini & Mirella Freni (7:50)
  16. 16 La bohème, opera: Donde lieta uscì - Giacomo Puccini & Angela Gheorghiu (3:30)
  17. 17 Turandot, opera: Signore, ascolta! - Giacomo Puccini & Montserrat Caballé (2:44)
  18. 18 Turandot, opera: In questa reggia - Giacomo Puccini & Joan Sutherland (6:37)
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