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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

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