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Verdi - Greatest Hits


Release Date: 08/09/1994 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 64070   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano PavarottiRichard TuckerDolora ZajicJosé Carreras,   ... 
Conductor:  James LevineEmerson BuckleyEugene OrmandyThomas Schippers,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera ChorusMetropolitan Opera OrchestraEmilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc includes both ADD and DDD recordings.
Includes work(s) by Giuseppe Verdi. Soloists: Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo.
This disc includes both ADD and DDD recordings.
Includes work(s) by Giuseppe Verdi. Soloists: Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Aida: Grand March by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
2.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Language: Italian 
3.
Il trovatore: Vedi! le fosche notturne "Anvil Chorus" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra,  Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
4.
La forza del destino: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
5.
Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Language: Italian 
6.
Don Carlos: O don fatale by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Language: Italian 
7.
La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor), Agnes Baltsa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Placido Domingo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Tallis Chamber Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Language: Italian 
8.
La traviata: Ah, fors' è lui by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Laurence Dale (Tenor), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "E strano!..." 
9.
Falstaff: L'onore! Ladri! "Ford's Monologue" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Murray Dickie (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Language: Italian 
10.
Aida: Ritorna vincitor! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano), Aprile Millo (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Language: Italian 
11.
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 
Language: Italian 
12.
Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra,  Lausanne Pro Arte Chorus,  Suisse Romande Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Language: Italian 
13.
Requiem Mass: Dies irae by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Ruggero Raimondi (Bass)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Language: Latin 
14.
Simon Boccanegra: Come in quest' ora bruna by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Eileen Farrell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Max Rudolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
Language: Italian 
15.
Don Carlos: Dio, che nell' alma infondere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Paul Plishka (Bass), Michael Sylvester (Tenor), Vladimir Chernov (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "E lui!...desso!...l'Infante..." 

Sound Samples

Grand March from Aida (Act II, Scene 2) (Voice)
La donna è mobile from Rigoletto
Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore (Voice)
Overture to La Forza Del Destino
Celeste Aida From Aida (Voice)
O don fatale from Don Carlos (Act IV) (Voice)
Libiamo (Drinking Song) from La traviata, Act I (Vocal)
E strano!...Ah, fors'e lui from La traviata (Act I) (Voice)
L'onore!...L'onore! Ladri from Falstaff (Act I) (Voice)
Ritorna vincitor from Aida (Act I) (Voice)
Quando le sere al placido from Luisa Miller
Slave Chorus from Nabucco (Act III) (Voice)
Dies irae from Manzoni Requiem (Voice)
Come in quest'ora bruna from Simon Boccanegra (Voice)
E lui!...desso!...l'Infante from Don Carlos (Act II) (Voice)

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