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New York Times - Anthony Tommasini
The excerpts from Verdi's "Traviata," conducted by Aldo Ceccato, are particular favorites, capturing Ms. Sills's vocally distinguished, tragically vulnerable Violetta, with the tenor Nicolai Gedda as Alfredo.
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New York Times - Anthony Tommasini
The excerpts from Verdi's "Traviata," conducted by Aldo Ceccato, are particular favorites, capturing Ms. Sills's vocally distinguished, tragically vulnerable Violetta, with the tenor Nicolai Gedda as Alfredo.
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  • Release Date: 4/26/2005
  • Label: Emi Classics
  • UPC: 724358631722
  • Catalog Number: 86317

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Il barbière di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Act 1. Una voce poco fa - Gioachino Rossini & Nicolai Gedda (5:51)
    Composed byGioachino Rossini
    Conducted byJames Levine
    Performed byNicolai Gedda, James Levine, London Symphony Orchestra, Sherrill Milnes, Beverly Sills
  2. 2 Il barbière di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Act 1. Dunque io son - Gioachino Rossini & Nicolai Gedda (5:02)
    Composed byGioachino Rossini
    Conducted byJames Levine
    Performed byNicolai Gedda, James Levine, London Symphony Orchestra, Sherrill Milnes, Beverly Sills
  3. 3 Il barbière di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Act 2. Contro un cor - Gioachino Rossini & Nicolai Gedda (7:37)
    Composed byGioachino Rossini
    Conducted byJames Levine
    Performed byNicolai Gedda, James Levine, London Symphony Orchestra, Sherrill Milnes, Beverly Sills
  4. 4 Il barbière di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Act 2. Ah, qual colpo inaspettato! - Gioachino Rossini & Nicolai Gedda (6:30)
    Composed byGioachino Rossini
    Conducted byJames Levine
    Performed byNicolai Gedda, James Levine, London Symphony Orchestra, Sherrill Milnes, Beverly Sills
  5. 5 Rigoletto, opera: Act 1. È il sol dell'anima...Addio! speranza ed an - Giuseppe Verdi & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (5:27)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byJulius Rudel
    Performed byAmbrosian Opera Chorus, Malcolm King, Alfredo Kraus, Sherrill Milnes, Dennis O'Neill, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Samuel Ramey, John Rawnsley, Julius Rudel, Beverly Sills
  6. 6 Rigoletto, opera: Act 1. Gualtier Maldè...Caro nome - Giuseppe Verdi & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (6:44)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byJulius Rudel
    Performed byAmbrosian Opera Chorus, Malcolm King, Alfredo Kraus, Sherrill Milnes, Dennis O'Neill, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Samuel Ramey, John Rawnsley, Julius Rudel, Beverly Sills
  7. 7 Rigoletto, opera: Act 2. Tutte le feste al tempio...Compiuto pur qua - Giuseppe Verdi & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (10:20)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byJulius Rudel
    Performed byAmbrosian Opera Chorus, Malcolm King, Alfredo Kraus, Sherrill Milnes, Dennis O'Neill, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Samuel Ramey, John Rawnsley, Julius Rudel, Beverly Sills
  8. 8 Rigoletto, opera: Act 3. V'ho ingannato...Lassù in cielo - Giuseppe Verdi & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (4:52)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byJulius Rudel
    Performed byAmbrosian Opera Chorus, Malcolm King, Alfredo Kraus, Sherrill Milnes, Dennis O'Neill, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Samuel Ramey, John Rawnsley, Julius Rudel, Beverly Sills
  9. 9 Don Pasquale, opera: Act 1. Quel guardo il cavaliere...So Anch'io la vi - Gaetano Donizetti & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (6:33)
    Composed byGaetano Donizetti
    Conducted bySarah Caldwell
    Performed byAmbrosian Opera Chorus, Sarah Caldwell, Donald Gramm, Alfredo Kraus, London Symphony Orchestra, Beverly Sills, Alan Titus
  10. 10 Don Pasquale, opera: Act 1. Pronta io son...Vado, corro - Gaetano Donizetti & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (8:09)
    Composed byGaetano Donizetti
    Conducted bySarah Caldwell
    Performed byAmbrosian Opera Chorus, Sarah Caldwell, Donald Gramm, Alfredo Kraus, London Symphony Orchestra, Beverly Sills, Alan Titus
  11. 11 Don Pasquale, opera: Act 3. Via, caro sposino - Gaetano Donizetti & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (2:44)
    Composed byGaetano Donizetti
    Conducted bySarah Caldwell
    Performed byAmbrosian Opera Chorus, Sarah Caldwell, Donald Gramm, Alfredo Kraus, London Symphony Orchestra, Beverly Sills, Alan Titus
  12. 12 Don Pasquale, opera: Act 3. Tornami a dir che m'ami - Gaetano Donizetti & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (3:19)
    Composed byGaetano Donizetti
    Conducted bySarah Caldwell
    Performed byAmbrosian Opera Chorus, Sarah Caldwell, Donald Gramm, Alfredo Kraus, London Symphony Orchestra, Beverly Sills, Alan Titus
  13. 13 Don Pasquale, opera: Act 3. La morale in tutto questo - Gaetano Donizetti & Ambrosian Opera Chorus (3:10)
    Composed byGaetano Donizetti
    Conducted bySarah Caldwell
    Performed byAmbrosian Opera Chorus, Sarah Caldwell, Donald Gramm, Alfredo Kraus, London Symphony Orchestra, Beverly Sills, Alan Titus
Disc 2
  1. 1 Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow), operetta: Act 2. Vilia - Franz Lehár & New York City Opera Chorus (6:43)
    Composed byFranz Lehár
    Conducted byJulius Rudel
    Performed byNew York City Opera Chorus, New York City Opera Orchestra, Julius Rudel, Beverly Sills
  2. 2 Thaïs, lyric comedy in 3 acts: Act 2. Ah! je suis seule...Dis-moi que je suis bel - Jules Massenet & New Philharmonia Orchestra (6:44)
    Composed byJules Massenet
    Conducted byLorin Maazel
    Performed byNew Philharmonia Orchestra, Beverly Sills, Lorin Maazel
  3. 3 Le siège de Corinthe (The Siege of Corinth), opera: Act 2. Cielo! che diverrò?...Sì, ferite...Dal sogg - Gioachino Rossini & London Symphony Orchestra (12:44)
    Composed byGioachino Rossini
    Conducted byThomas Schippers
    Performed byLondon Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Schippers, Beverly Sills
  4. 4 La Traviata, opera: Act 1. Libiamo ne' lieti calici - Giuseppe Verdi & Aldo Ceccato (3:10)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byAldo Ceccato
    Performed byAldo Ceccato, Nicolai Gedda, John Alldis Choir, Rolando Panerai, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Beverly Sills
  5. 5 La Traviata, opera: Act 1. Un dì felice, eterea - Giuseppe Verdi & Aldo Ceccato (3:38)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byAldo Ceccato
    Performed byAldo Ceccato, Nicolai Gedda, John Alldis Choir, Rolando Panerai, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Beverly Sills
  6. 6 La Traviata, opera: Act 1. È strano...Ah, fors'è lui...Follie! follie! - Giuseppe Verdi & Aldo Ceccato (12:37)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byAldo Ceccato
    Performed byAldo Ceccato, Nicolai Gedda, John Alldis Choir, Rolando Panerai, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Beverly Sills
  7. 7 La Traviata, opera: Act 2. Pura siccome un angelo...Ah! dite alla giov - Giuseppe Verdi & Aldo Ceccato (16:43)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byAldo Ceccato
    Performed byAldo Ceccato, Nicolai Gedda, John Alldis Choir, Rolando Panerai, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Beverly Sills
  8. 8 La Traviata, opera: Act 2. Che fai? - Giuseppe Verdi & Aldo Ceccato (2:48)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byAldo Ceccato
    Performed byAldo Ceccato, Nicolai Gedda, John Alldis Choir, Rolando Panerai, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Beverly Sills
  9. 9 La Traviata, opera: Act 3. Addio del passato - Giuseppe Verdi & Aldo Ceccato (7:11)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byAldo Ceccato
    Performed byAldo Ceccato, Nicolai Gedda, John Alldis Choir, Rolando Panerai, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Beverly Sills
  10. 10 La Traviata, opera: Act 3. Parigi, o cara - Giuseppe Verdi & Aldo Ceccato (5:03)
    Composed byGiuseppe Verdi
    Conducted byAldo Ceccato
    Performed byAldo Ceccato, Nicolai Gedda, John Alldis Choir, Rolando Panerai, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Beverly Sills
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