Divas - The Ultimate Album

Divas - The Ultimate Album


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Divas - The Ultimate Album

For decades, Decca had the reputation of being "The Opera Label," so when they call a CD The Ultimate Divas Album, you're guaranteed they'll come through on the promise. From legendary singers such as Renata Tebaldi, Joan Sutherland, and Kirsten Flagstad to Renée Fleming, Angela Gheorghiu, Cecilia Bartoli, and other contemporary stars, the greats are here, sopranos and mezzo-sopranos alike. There is one gap: Maria Callas, perhaps the most fascinating diva of the 20th century, but never under contract with Decca. Regardless, this is a parade of great singers and nearly a "greatest hits" of opera arias. Leontyne Price as Tosca, Tatiana Troyanos as Carmen, and Birgit Nilsson as Isolde are just a few of the portrayals excerpted here, along with a stunning sequence of Mozart arias sung by Kiri Te Kanawa, Frederica von Stade, Sumi Jo, and Kathleen Battle. Any way you slice it, The Ultimate Divas Album offers a surplus of musical pleasure.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/1998
Label: Decca
UPC: 0028946059623
catalogNumber: 460596
Rank: 291075


  1. La cenerentola (Cinderella), opera: Non più mesta
  2. L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in ALgiers), opera: Cruda sorte!
  3. La Traviata, opera: Follie! Delirio vano è questo!...Sempre libera
  4. La Wally, opera (dramma musicale) in 4 acts: Ebben?...Ne andrò lontana
  5. Andrea Chénier, opera: La mamma morta
  6. La Gioconda, opera in 4 acts: Suicidio!
  7. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Un bel dì
  8. Norma, opera: Casta diva
  9. Tosca, opera: Vissi d'arte
  10. Otello, opera: Ave Maria
  11. Carmen, opéra-comique in 4 acts: Habanera (L'amour est un oiseau rebelle)
  12. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Dove sono
  13. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Voi che sapete
  14. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Queen of the Night's Revenge Aria
  15. Die Entführung aus dem Serail, opera, K. 384: Durch Zärtlichkeit und Schmeicheln
  16. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Du bist der Lenz
  17. Tristan und Isolde, opera, WWV 90

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