Verdi & Puccini Arias [Hybrid SACD]

Verdi & Puccini Arias [Hybrid SACD]

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by Leontyne Price
     
 

In this age of vocal specialization, it's difficult to imagine who will take up the mantle of the old-school divas who jumped headlong into any role that could increase their renown. Leontyne Price embodies the notion of the glorious prima donna who made her name interpreting the Olympian roles of the Italian repertory. Back in…  See more details below

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In this age of vocal specialization, it's difficult to imagine who will take up the mantle of the old-school divas who jumped headlong into any role that could increase their renown. Leontyne Price embodies the notion of the glorious prima donna who made her name interpreting the Olympian roles of the Italian repertory. Back in the 1950s and '60s, a soprano without some combination of Tosca, Butterfly, or Aïda under her belt was considered second rate. Each of these roles is in evidence on this record (popularly known as "The Blue Album" because of its original cover design). Price throws herself into these arias from "Aída," "Il Trovatore," "Turandot," and other favorite operas with tremendous vigor. And while she occasionally sacrifices vocal beauty for dramatic ferocity, the performances are invariably compelling.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/2004
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0828766139525
catalogNumber:
61395
Rank:
13362

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Tracks

  1. Aida, opera: Ritorna vincitor!  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Oliviero de Fabritiis  -  Rome Opera Theater Orchestra
  2. Aida, opera: Qui Radamès verrà!  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Oliviero de Fabritiis  -  Rome Opera Theater Orchestra
  3. Aida, opera: O patria mia  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Oliviero de Fabritiis  -  Rome Opera Theater Orchestra
  4. Il Trovatore, opera: Che più t'arresti?  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Arturo Basile  -  Rome Opera Theater Orchestra
  5. Il Trovatore, opera: Tacea la notte placida  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Arturo Basile  -  Rome Opera Theater Orchestra
  6. Il Trovatore, opera: Di tale amor che dirsi  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Arturo Basile  - Laura Londi  -  Rome Opera Theater Orchestra
  7. Il Trovatore, opera: Timor di me?; D'amor sull'ali rosee  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Arturo Basile  -  Rome Opera Theater Orchestra
  8. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Un bel dì vedremo  - Giacomo Puccini  - Oliviero de Fabritiis  -  Rome Opera Theater Orchestra
  9. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Tu? tu? piccolo Iddio! (Morte di Butterfly)  - Giacomo Puccini  - Oliviero de Fabritiis  -  Rome Opera Theater Orchestra
  10. La Rondine (The Swallow), opera: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta  - Giacomo Puccini  - Oliviero de Fabritiis  -  Rome Opera Theater Orchestra
  11. Tosca, opera: Vissi d'arte  - Giacomo Puccini  - Oliviero de Fabritiis  -  Rome Opera Theater Orchestra
  12. Turandot, opera: Signore, ascolta!  - Giacomo Puccini  - Oliviero de Fabritiis  -  Rome Opera Theater Orchestra
  13. Turandot, opera: Tu che di gel sei cinta  - Giacomo Puccini  - Oliviero de Fabritiis  -  Rome Opera Theater Orchestra

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Verdi & Puccini Arias [Hybrid SACD] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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