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Opera - Greatest Hits


Release Date: 12/06/1994 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 66707   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Georges BizetWolfgang Amadeus MozartGiacomo PucciniPietro Mascagni,   ... 
Performer:  Risë StevensInva Mula-TchakoKwangchul YounEva Martón,   ... 
Conductor:  Leonard BernsteinGeorges SebastianEugene KohnGiuseppe Patané,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York PhilharmonicMetropolitan Opera ChorusMetropolitan Opera Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Carmen: Act 1 Prelude "Les toréadors" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
2. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Sebastian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Written: 1873-1874 
Notes: This selection is an ADD, monaural recording.
Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
3. Don Giovanni, K 527: Là ci darem la mano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Inva Mula-Tchako (Soprano), Kwangchul Youn (Bass)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787 
4. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Eva Martón (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
5. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
6. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
7. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Luis Cobos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Notes: Arranged: Luis Cobos 
8. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
9. Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
Composition written: Italy (1888).
Composition revised: Italy (1889). 
10. Aida: Grand March by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
11. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
12. Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
13. Il trovatore: Vedi! le fosche notturne "Anvil Chorus" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
14. Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
15. La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Agnes Baltsa (Soprano), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Placido Domingo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Tallis Chamber Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Abbey Road Studios, London (01/1990 - 02/1991) 
16. Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emil Cooper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Notes: This selection is an ADD, monaural recording. 
17. Tannhäuser: Dich, teure Halle by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
18. Martha: Ach, so fromm by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emil Cooper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is an ADD, monaural recording. 
19. Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances - Excerpt(s) by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Emil Tchakarov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sofia National Opera Chorus,  Sofia Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
20. I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
21. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Leo Nucci (Baritone)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
22. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa...Io sono dolcile by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Agnes Baltsa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Ion Marin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Sound Samples

Prélude from Carmen (Vocal)
Habanera from Carmen (Voice)
Là ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni (Voice)
Largo al factotum from The Barber of Seville (Vocal)
O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi (Vocal)
E lucevan le stelle from Tosca
Vissi d'arte from Tosca
Nessun dorma! from Turandot
Un bel dì from Madama Butterfly (Act II) (Voice)
Vesti la giubba from Pagliacci (Vocal)
Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana (Vocal)
Grand March from Aida (Vocal)
Celeste Aida from Aida (Vocal)
Una voce poco fa from The Barber of Seville (Vocal)
Quando le sere al placido from Luisa Miller
Anvil Chorus from Il trovatore (Vocal)
Di quella pira from Il trovatore (Vocal)
Libiamo (Drinking Song) from La traviata, Act I (Vocal)
La donne è mobile from Rigoletto (Vocal)
Dich, teure halle from Tannhäuser (Vocal)
M'appari tutt'amor from Martha (Voice)
Polovstian Dance from Prince Igor (Vocal)

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