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Release Date: 10/14/1997 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 68823   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Samuel BarberLudwig van BeethovenVincenzo BelliniLeonard Bernstein,   ... 
Performer:  Leontyne PriceBen HeppnerDeborah VoigtGünter von Kannen,   ... 
Conductor:  Thomas SchippersSir Colin DavisGiulio SettiDanny Troob,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia OrchestraBavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraMetropolitan Opera Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: n/a 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This release is an interactive CD-ROM. Along with audio tracks, it includes a history of opera, biographical information and photographs of the artists and composers featured on the disc, and America Online sign-up software. A Macintosh or Windows compatible computer is necessary to utilize the multimedia material.
This disc contains both AAD and DDD recordings, and includes both mono and stereo selections. All tracks are excerpts of the selections listed.
Includes work(s) by various composers.
This release is an interactive CD-ROM. Along with audio tracks, it includes a history of opera, biographical information and photographs of the artists and composers featured on the disc, and America Online sign-up software. A Macintosh or Windows compatible computer is necessary to utilize the multimedia material.
This disc contains both AAD and DDD recordings, and includes both mono and stereo selections. All tracks are excerpts of the selections listed.
Includes work(s) by various composers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Antony and Cleopatra, Op. 40: Give me my robe by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1968 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: English 
2. Fidelio, Op. 72: Gott! welch Dunkel hier!...In des Lebens... by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ben Heppner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805/1814; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  Munich, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection omits "Gott! welch Dunkel hier!." 
3. Fidelio, Op. 72: Er sterbe!...Doch er soll erst wissen by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ben Heppner (Tenor), Deborah Voigt (Soprano), Günter von Kannen (Bass Baritone),
Matthias Hölle (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  Munich, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: German 
4. Norma: Casta diva by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Rosa Ponselle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giulio Setti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1929 
Venue:  United States 
Length: 0 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5. Candide: Glitter and be gay by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Harolyn Blackwell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Danny Troob
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956/1988; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/1994 
Venue:  New York, USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
6. Candide: Make our garden grow by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jerry Hadley (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956/1988; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/1991 
Venue:  New York, USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
7. Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sherrill Milnes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 08/1972 
Length: 1 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
8. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera": Excerpt(s) by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1951 
Venue:  United States 
Length: 0 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: French 
9. Les pêcheurs de perles: Au fond du temple saint by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Renato Cellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Date of Recording: 01/1951 
Venue:  New York, USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: French 
10. Mefistofele: Ecco il mondo by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  Samuel Ramey (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11. La Wally: Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana by Alfredo Catalani
Performer:  Eva Martón (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pinchas Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1989 
Venue:  Munich, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12. Lakmé: Où va la jeune indoue? "Bell Song" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Lily Pons (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Date of Recording: 12/1930 
Length: 0 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: French 
13. Lucia di Lammermoor: Chi mi frena in tal momento? (Sextet) by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Ezio Flagello (Bass), Mario Sereni (Baritone), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1966 
Venue:  Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14. Martha: Ach, so fromm by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nils Grevillius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1957 
Venue:  Sweden 
Length: 0 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15. Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1963 
Venue:  New York, USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
16. Andrea Chénier: Come un bel dì di maggio by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Ben Heppner (Tenor)
Conductor:  Roberto Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1993-94 
Venue:  Munich, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17. Roméo et Juliette: Je veux vivre dans le rêve "Waltz Song" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Ruth Ann Swenson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1995 
Venue:  Munich, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: French 
18. Citizen Kane: Salaambo's Aria by Bernard Herrmann
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 0 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: English 
19. Chérubin: Air de Nina by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pinchas Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  Munich, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: French 
20. Manon: Ah! fuyez, douce image by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Richard Crooks (Tenor)
Conductor:  Wilfrid Pelletier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1938 
Venue:  New York, USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: French 
21. Così fan tutte, K 588: Temerari!...Come scoglio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1967 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 0 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection omits "Temerari!." 
22. Don Giovanni, K 527: Là ci darem la mano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Edith Mathis (Soprano), Alan Titus (Baritone)
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787 
Date of Recording: 05/1985 
Venue:  Munich, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
23. Don Giovanni, K 527: Deh vieni alla finestra [Serenade] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ezio Pinza (Bass)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 03/1930 
Venue:  United States 
Length: 0 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
24. Don Giovanni, K 527: Crudele?...Non mi dir, bell' idol mio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Carol Vaness (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leopold Hager
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 10/1990 
Venue:  Munich, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection omits "Crudele?." 
25. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Non più andrai farfallone amoroso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alan Titus (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1990 
Venue:  Munich, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
26. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Conductor:  Arthur Rother
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1960 
Venue:  Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: German 
27. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Hölle Rache by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Zdislawa Donat (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 0 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: German 
28. Boris Godunov: Ugh, it's oppressive "Clock Scene" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Alexander Kipnis (Bass)
Conductor:  Nicolai Berezowsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/1945 
Venue:  United States 
Length: 0 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
29. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 0 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: French 
30. Carmen: Votre toast je peu vous le rendre "Toreador Song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1951 
Venue:  New York, USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
31. L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Tito Schipa (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1925 
Venue:  United States 
Length: 1 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
32. Lucia di Lammermoor: Spargi d'amaro pianto "Mad Scene" by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1966 
Venue:  Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
33. Porgy and Bess: Bess, you is my woman now by George Gershwin
Performer:  William Warfield (Baritone)
Conductor:  Skitch Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/1963 
Venue:  New York, USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: English 
34. Cavalleria Rusticana: Viva il vino spumeggiante "Brindisi" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Renato Cellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1952 
Venue:  New York, USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
35. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Carol Vaness (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leopold Hager
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1990 
Venue:  Munich, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
36. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Giunse alfin il momento...Deh vieni, non tardar by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Bidu Sayao (Soprano)
Conductor:  Wilfrid Pelletier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1940 
Venue:  New York, USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection omits "Giunse alfin." 
37. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Pa-Pa-Pa-Papagena by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christian Boesch (Baritone), Elisabeth Kales (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: German 
38. La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Written: 1876 
Date of Recording: 12/1929 
Venue:  United States 
Length: 0 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
39. La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Renato Cellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1951 
Venue:  New York, USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
40. La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Licia Albanese (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/31/1949 
Venue:  New York, USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
41. La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Modena Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1967 
Venue:  Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
42. La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Judith Blegen (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 0 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
43. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 0 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
44. Madama Butterfly: Vogliatemi bene...O quanti occhi fisi by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1974 
Venue:  London, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
45. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1960 
Venue:  Rome, Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
46. Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jonel Perlea
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1954 
Venue:  Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
47. La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1966 
Venue:  Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
48. Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Paul Plishka (Bass), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1972 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 0 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
49. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Irina Oudalova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Oleg Reshetin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Classical Ensemble,  Moscow Classical Ensemble Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1994 
Venue:  Moscow, Russia 
Length: 0 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
50. Tosca: Amaro sol per te m'era il morire by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Zinka Milanov (Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1957 
Venue:  Rome, Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
51. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mario Lanza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Constantin Callinicos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1950 
Venue:  New York, USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
52. Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1959 
Venue:  Rome, Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
53. Turandot: In questa reggia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1959 
Venue:  Rome, Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
54. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1959 
Venue:  Rome, Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
55. Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
Date of Recording: 08/1965 
Venue:  Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection omits "Thy hand, Belinda." 
56. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Venue:  Munich, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: French 
57. Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Should I ever learn by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Teresa Stratas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krombholc
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863/1870; Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 04/1975 
Venue:  Munich, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: German 
58. Elektra, Op. 58: Allein! Weh', ganz allein! by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Inge Borkh (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906-1908; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1955 
Venue:  Chicago, Illinois, USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: German 
59. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Ist ein Traum by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano), Erna Berger (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/1951 
Venue:  New York, USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: German 
60. Salome, Op. 54: Excerpt(s) by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Inge Borkh (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1955 
Venue:  Chicago, Illinois, USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: German 
61. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Tatiana's letter scene by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1970 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 0 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
62. Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Lensky's aria by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1879 
Date of Recording: 08/1968 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 0 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
63. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jonel Perlea
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1955 
Venue:  Rome, Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
64. Aida: Ritorna vincitor! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1970 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 0 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
65. Aida: Gloria all' Egitto by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  John Alldis Choir,  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1970 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 0 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
66. Aida: O patria mia by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1970 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 0 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
67. Un ballo in maschera: Aria(s) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1966 
Venue:  Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
68. Don Carlos: Dio, che nell' alma infondere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1970 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 0 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
69. Ernani: Ernani, involami by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Venue:  Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
70. La forza del destino: Solenne in quest' ora by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor), Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Venue:  Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
71. La forza del destino: Pace, pace, mio Dio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Zinka Milanov (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1945 
Venue:  New York 
Length: 0 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
72. Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Oleg Reshetin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Classical Ensemble,  Moscow Classical Ensemble Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1994 
Venue:  Moscow, Russia 
Length: 0 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
73. Otello: Credo in un Dio crudel by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1960 
Venue:  Rome, Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
74. Otello: Piangea cantando "Willow Song" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leonie Rysanek (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1960 
Venue:  Rome, Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
75. Otello: Niun mi tema (Death of Otello) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jon Vickers (Tenor)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1960 
Venue:  Rome, Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
76. Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1963 
Venue:  Rome, Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
77. Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1963 
Venue:  Rome, Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
78. Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jan Peerce (Tenor)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/17/1949 
Length: 0 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
79. Rigoletto: Bella figlia dell' amore [Quartet] by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1963 
Venue:  Rome, Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
80. La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Venue:  Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
81. La traviata: Di Provenza il mar by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Sherrill Milnes (Baritone)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Venue:  Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
82. La traviata: Sempre libera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Eleanor Steber (Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1940 
Venue:  United States 
Length: 0 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
83. La traviata: Addio del passato by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fernando Previtali
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1960 
Venue:  Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
84. Il trovatore: Vedi! le fosche notturne "Anvil Chorus" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Oleg Reshetin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Classical Ensemble,  Moscow Classical Ensemble Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1994 
Venue:  Moscow, Russia 
Length: 0 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
85. Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1969 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 0 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
86. Il trovatore: Tacea la notte placida...Di tale amor by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1969 
Venue:  United Kingdom 
Length: 0 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
87. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Morgenlich leuchtend by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Set Svanholm (Tenor)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1947 
Venue:  New York, USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: German 
88. Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries - Excerpt(s) by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1981 
Venue:  Dresden, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 31 Secs. 
89. Die Walküre: Leb' wohl..."Farewell and Magic Fire music" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lawrence Tibbett (Baritone)
Conductor:  Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/1934 
Venue:  United States 
Length: 0 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection omits "Magic Fire music." 
90. Siegfried: Du holdes Vögelein by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Norma Sharp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1982 
Venue:  Dresden, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: German 
91. Götterdämmerung: Immolation by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edwin McArthur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1939 
Venue:  San Francisco, California, USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: German 
92. Lohengrin: Treulich geführt "Bridal Chorus" by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra,  Robert Shaw Chorale
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1959 
Venue:  New York, USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: German 
93. Lohengrin: In fernem Land by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/1939 
Venue:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: German 
94. Tannhäuser: Dich, teure Halle by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Waltraud Meier (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1996-97 
Venue:  Munich, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: German 
95. I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Enrico Caruso (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1907 
Venue:  Camden, New Jersey, USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection omits "Recitar!." 
96. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1958 
Venue:  New York, USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
97. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa...Io sono dolcile by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Roberta Peters (Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Date of Recording: 09/1996 
Venue:  Munich, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection omits "Io sono dolcile." 
98. Hänsel und Gretel: Suse, liebe Suse, was raschelt im Stroh by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano), Helen Donath (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Eichhorn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1971 
Venue:  Munich, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: German 

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