The Sublime Voice

The Sublime Voice

by Carlo Bergonzi
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The Sublime Voice

Andrea Bocelli and the Three Tenors may receive more hype, but discerning operaphiles are likely to favor Carlo Bergonzi, whose elegant style and musical intelligence more than makes up for any lack of flashiness. This generous 154-minute, two-disc tribute offers an overview of one of the most distinguished operatic careers of the late 20th century. From the classic 1958 recording of La Bohème with Tebaldi and Bastianini under Serafin to Otello's aria "Dio! Mi potevi scagliar" from a 1975 recital album, this compilation is jam-packed with goodies -- and not just arias. The Sublime Voice shows Bergonzi in a range of settings: love duets from Madama Butterfly (again with Tebaldi) and Un ballo in maschera (with Nilsson), the famous quartet from Rigoletto (with Scotto, Cossotto, and Fischer-Dieskau), and part of the final scene from La Traviata (with Sutherland). Some of the selections are subjected to sudden fade-outs, which can be frustrating, although one can always turn to the complete recordings, most of which are readily available. Indeed, this set should inspire many folks to run out and buy more of the tenor's large discography. They won't be disappointed.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/12/2001
Label: Decca
UPC: 0028946702321
catalogNumber: 467023


  1. La bohème, opera: Che gelida manina
  2. La bohème, opera: O soave fanciulla
  3. La bohème, opera: Mimì è tanto malata
  4. La bohème, opera: Dunque è proprio finita!
  5. La bohème, opera: In un coupé?...O Mimì, tu più non torni
  6. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Dovunque al mondo
  7. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Vogliatemi bene
  8. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Io so che alle sue pene
  9. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Addio, firoito asil
  10. Cavalleria rusticana, opera in 1 act: Ah! lovedi, che hai tu detto?
  11. Pagliacci, opera: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba
  12. Don Carlo, opera: Dio, che nell'alma infondere
  13. Rigoletto, opera: Questa o quella
  14. Rigoletto, opera: Ella mi fu rapita!
  15. Rigoletto, opera: Parmi veder le lagrime
  16. Rigoletto, opera: Possente amor mi chiama
  17. Rigoletto, opera: La donna è mobile
  18. Rigoletto, opera: Bella figlia dell'amore (Quartet)
  19. Otello, opera: Dio! mi potevi scagliar
  20. Un ballo in maschera, opera: La rivedrà nell'estasi
  21. Un ballo in maschera, opera: Di' tu se fedele
  22. Un ballo in maschera, opera: E' scherzo od è follia
  23. Un ballo in maschera, opera: Teco io sto (love duet)
  24. Un ballo in maschera, opera: Forse la soglia attinse
  25. Un ballo in maschera, opera: Ma se m'è forza perderti
  26. Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle
  27. Manon Lescaut, opera: Donna non vidi mai
  28. Aida, opera: Se quel guerrier io fossi!...Celeste Aida
  29. Aida, opera: Pur ti riveggo, mia dolce Aida
  30. La Gioconda, opera in 4 acts: Cielo e mar!
  31. La Traviata, opera: Un dì felice, eterea
  32. La Traviata, opera: Lunge da lei
  33. La Traviata, opera: De' miei bollenti spiriti
  34. La Traviata, opera: O mio rimorso!
  35. La Traviata, opera: Parigi, o cara, noi lasceremo
  36. Il Trovatore, opera: Deserto sulla terra
  37. Il Trovatore, opera: Ah! sì, ben mio
  38. Il Trovatore, opera: Di quella pira
  39. L'abandonnée ("Beaux jours que le coeur envie"), song for voice & piano: La dolcissima effigie
  40. L'abandonnée ("Beaux jours que le coeur envie"), song for voice & piano: L'anima ho stanca

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Carlo Bergonzi: The Sublime Voice 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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The singing is so beautiful. His handling of Verdi's works is quite extraordinary. If you like opera, you will listen to these cds over and over again. It is well worth owning. There is a nice mix of material including selections by Puccini, Verdi, etc.