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Great Opear Duets
     

Great Opear Duets

 
Great Opera Duets is a two-CD collection that traces the operatic and oratorio duet from its origins to the modern era — a program spanning 400 years of sacred and operatic music, from Purcell to Richard Strauss, via Handel, Mozart, Verdi, and Donizetti.

Virgin Classics’ discography and artist roster is increasingly enriched with singers who have paired up in

Overview

Great Opera Duets is a two-CD collection that traces the operatic and oratorio duet from its origins to the modern era — a program spanning 400 years of sacred and operatic music, from Purcell to Richard Strauss, via Handel, Mozart, Verdi, and Donizetti.

Virgin Classics’ discography and artist roster is increasingly enriched with singers who have paired up in recent vocal recordings to share some of the most beautiful scores of duets. Some of the label’s rising artists such as Natalie Dessay, Patrizia Ciofi, Véronique Gens, Philippe Jaroussky, Rolando Villazón, David Daniels . . . have performed with renowned artists from other labels as, for instance Anna Netrebko, Anne Sofie von Otter, Angelika Kirschlager.

Amongst many treasures, the program offers a previously unpublished recording of Hande’s “De torrente”, duet from Dixit Dominus, by Véronique Gens and Natalie Dessay, and 3 duets from La Traviata, sung by the famous operatic tandem Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
07/26/2011
Label:
Erato
UPC:
5099902898421
catalogNumber:
28984

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. La Traviata, opera: Libiamo ne' lieti calici

    1. Libiamo ne' lieti calici  (03:06)
  2. La Traviata, opera: Un di felice

    1. Un di felice  (03:34)
  3. La Traviata, opera: Parigi, o cara noi lasceremo

    1. Parigi, o cara noi lasceremo  (04:22)
  4. Lucia di Lammermoor, opera: C'est moi Lucie, j'ai voulu...

    1. C'est moi Lucie, j'ai voulu...  (02:18)
  5. Lucia di Lammermoor, opera: Sur la tombe de mon père

    1. Sur la tombe de mon père  (04:38)
  6. Lucia di Lammermoor, opera: Qu'une lettre em ma misère

    1. Qu'une lettre em ma misère  (04:54)
  7. Benvenuto Cellini, opera, H. 76a, Op. 23: Ah! Le ciel, cher époux

    1. Ah! Le ciel, cher époux  (06:41)
  8. Benvenuto Cellini, opera, H. 76a, Op. 23: Quand des sommets

    1. Quand des sommets  (02:35)
  9. Orphée et Eurydice (French version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 41: Viens, suis un époux qui t'adore

    1. Viens, suis un époux qui t'adore  (03:13)
  10. La belle Hélène, operetta in 3 acts: C'est le ciel qui m'envoie

    1. C'est le ciel qui m'envoie  (08:27)
  11. Lakmé, opera: Duo des fleurs: Viens, Mallika

    1. Duo des fleurs: Viens, Mallika  (05:56)
  12. La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, operetta in 3 acts: O grandes leçons du passe

    1. O grandes leçons du passe  (01:43)
  13. Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Au fond du temple saint

    1. Au fond du temple saint  (05:10)
  14. Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227): Mir ist de Ehre widerfahren

    1. Mir ist de Ehre widerfahren  (07:03)

Disc 2

  1. Dixit Dominus, hymn for soloists, chorus & orchestra in G minor, HWV 232: De Torrente

    1. De Torrente  (03:29)
  2. Bist du bei mir, for voice & continuo  (04:05)
  3. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: La ci darem la mano

    1. La ci darem la mano  (02:45)
  4. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen

    1. Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen  (02:38)
  5. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Pa-pa-pa-pa-Papagena!

    1. Pa-pa-pa-pa-Papagena!  (02:23)
  6. La Dame Blanche, opera: Eh! Mais quel est ce bruit

    1. Eh! Mais quel est ce bruit  (03:30)
  7. Tornate, o cari bac, madrigal for 2 voices (from Book 7), SV 129  (02:40)
  8. L'incoronazione di Poppea, opera in 3 acts, SV 308: Pur ti miro

    1. Pur ti miro  (05:43)
  9. Dido and Aeneas, opera, Z. 626: Your counsel all is urged in vain

    1. Your counsel all is urged in vain  (03:32)
  10. Ave Regina coelorum, for 2 voices & continuo (from Sentimenti devoti, libro secondo, Op. 6)  (03:26)
  11. Stabat mater, for soprano, alto, strings & organ in F major: Stabat Mater

    1. Stabat Mater  (04:44)
  12. Caro autor di mia doglia, duet, HWV 182: Dagli amori flagellata

    1. Dagli amori flagellata  (03:54)
  13. Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: Scherzano sul tuo volto

    1. Scherzano sul tuo volto  (03:44)
  14. Arminio, opera, HWV 36: Ritorna nel core vezzosa, brillante

    1. Ritorna nel core vezzosa, brillante  (04:58)
  15. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Madre... Son nata e lagrimar

    1. Madre... Son nata e lagrimar  (07:48)
  16. Aci, Galatea e Polifemo (Sorge il di), dramatic cantata, HWV 72: Sorge il di

    1. Sorge il di  (03:26)
  17. Duetto buffo di due gatti (Cat Duet), for 2 voices & piano (spurious), QR iv/1  (02:53)

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