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Montserrat Caballe Sings Verdi

Caballe,Montserrat
Release Date: 09/17/2013 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 371158   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat CaballéLajos KozmaMaya SunaraShirley Verrett
Conductor:  Anton GuadagnoGianfranco MasiniGeorges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony OrchestraBarcelona Symphony OrchestraRCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

One of the greatest opera singers of the 20th century, Montserrat Caballé had an unsurpassed repertory in her day for its breadth and range. Throughout her career, she sang more operas by Verdi than any other composer. Caballé brought to her Verdi singing a formidable array of musical and vocal skills that made her one of the supreme exponents of his music. Her love for the maestro is immortalized in this new album, Montserrat Caballé Sings Verdi. Featured on this release are performances from Caballé’s early career from Otello and Un Ballo in Maschera. Also featured are a wide range of Verdi rarities including a 1979 live performance from Aroldo. One of the greatest opera singers of the 20th century, Montserrat Caballé had an unsurpassed repertory in her day for its breadth and range. Throughout her career, she sang more operas by Verdi than any other composer. Caballé brought to her Verdi singing a formidable array of musical and vocal skills that made her one of the supreme exponents of his music. Her love for the maestro is immortalized in this new album, Montserrat Caballé Sings Verdi. Featured on this release are performances from Caballé’s early career from Otello and Un Ballo in Maschera. Also featured are a wide range of Verdi rarities including a 1979 live performance from Aroldo. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Un giorno di regno: Grave a core innamorato by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
2.
Un ballo in maschera: Morrò, ma prima in grazia by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianfranco Masini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
3.
Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianfranco Masini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
4.
Macbeth: Vieni, t'affretta...Or tutti sorgete by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianfranco Masini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
5.
La traviata: Ah, fors' è lui...Sempre libera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
6.
Il trovatore: Tacea la notte placida...Di tale amor by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianfranco Masini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
7.
Il corsaro: Non so le tetre immagini by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Italy 
8.
I vespri siciliani: Mercè, dilette amiche "Bolero" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianfranco Masini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 
9.
I lombardi: Qual prodigio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
10.
Attila: Liberamente or piangi...Oh! nel fuggente nuvolo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Italy 
11.
Aroldo: O Cielo! Dove son io by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Lajos Kozma (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
12.
Aroldo: Ah! Dagli scanni eterei by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Lajos Kozma (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
13.
Alzira: Riposa, tutte, in suo dolor vegliante by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maya Sunara (Mezzo Soprano), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Italy 
14.
Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
15.
Aida: Silenzio! Aida verso noi s'avanza by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
16.
Un Ballo in Maschera: Ecco l'orrido campo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
17.
Otello: Mia madre aveva una povera ancella... Piangea cantando... Ave Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
18.
La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
19.
La traviata: Addio del passato by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
20.
La traviata: Parigi, o cara by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
21.
I due Foscari: Tu al cui sguardo onnipossente by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maya Sunara (Mezzo Soprano), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 

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