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Opera In English - Puccini Passions


Release Date: 04/24/2007 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 3140   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mary PlazasGregory YurisichStuart KaleCheryl Barker,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera North OrchestraGeoffrey Mitchell ChoirLondon Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This 2CD set is available for the price of 1 and brings together Puccini's most passionate arias. It is a perfect collection for both those keen to discover more about Opera in English, as well as established Puccini lovers. This 2CD set is available for the price of 1 and brings together Puccini's most passionate arias. It is a perfect collection for both those keen to discover more about Opera in English, as well as established Puccini lovers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mary Plazas (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera North Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
2. Madama Butterfly: Spira sul mar [Entrance of Butterfly] by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Gregory Yurisich (Baritone), Stuart Kale (Tenor), Cheryl Barker (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
3. Madama Butterfly: Dovunque al mondo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Paul Charles Clarke (Tenor), Gregory Yurisich (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
4. Madama Butterfly: Amore o grillo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Paul Charles Clarke (Tenor), Gregory Yurisich (Baritone)
Written: 1904 
5. Tosca: Non la sospiri la nostra casetta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dennis O'Neill (Tenor), Jane Eaglen (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
6. Turandot: Ho una casa by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Peter Sidhom (Baritone), Mark Le Brocq (Tenor), Peter Wedd (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
7. Turandot: Non piangere, Liù by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dennis O'Neill (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
8. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Cheryl Barker (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
9. Madama Butterfly: Scuoti quella fronda "Flower Duet" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Cheryl Barker (Soprano), Jean Rigby (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
10. La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dennis O'Neill (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
11. La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dennis O'Neill (Tenor), Cynthia Haymon (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
12. La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dennis O'Neill (Tenor), Cynthia Haymon (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
13. La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Susan Patterson (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
14. Gianni Schicchi: Firenze è come un albero fiorito by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Colin Lee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
15. Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dennis O'Neill (Tenor), Andrew Shore (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
16. Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Susan Patterson (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
17. Madama Butterfly: Bimba, bimba, non piangere by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jean Rigby (Mezzo Soprano), Cheryl Barker (Soprano), Paul Charles Clarke (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
18. Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
19. Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Susan Patterson (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
20. Edgar: Questo Amor by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Robert Hayward (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Italy 
21. La Bohème: O Mimì, tu più non torni by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dennis O'Neill (Tenor), Alan Opie (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
22. La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Andrew Shore (Baritone), Alan Opie (Baritone), Dennis O'Neill (Tenor),
Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Cynthia Haymon (Soprano), Alastair Miles (Bass),
William Dazeley (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
23. Il Tabarro: Nulla, silenzio by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jonathan Summers (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
24. Turandot: Gira la cote by Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Geoffrey Mitchell Choir,  New London Children's Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
25. Turandot: In questa reggia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dennis O'Neill (Tenor), Jane Eaglen (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
26. Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mary Plazas (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
27. La Fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dennis O'Neill (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
28. Madama Butterfly: Che tua madre dovrà prenderti in braccio by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Cheryl Barker (Soprano), Gregory Yurisich (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
29. Madama Butterfly: Addio, fiorito asil by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Paul Charles Clarke (Tenor), Gregory Yurisich (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
30. La Bohème: Donde lieta uscì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Cynthia Haymon (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
31. La Bohème: Vecchia zimarra by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Alastair Miles (Bass)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
32. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Gregory Yurisich (Baritone), Jane Eaglen (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
33. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dennis O'Neill (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
34. Tosca: O dolci mani by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dennis O'Neill (Tenor), Jane Eaglen (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
35. Suor Angelica: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mary Plazas (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
36. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dennis O'Neill (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 

Sound Samples

Gianni Schicchi (Sung in English): Gianni Schicchi: Darling Papa, I beg you (O mio babbino caro) (Sung in English)
Madama Butterfly (Sung in English): Act I: See them! They're climbing the summit of the hill!
Madama Butterfly (Sung in English): Act I: The whole world over
Madama Butterfly (Sung in English): Act I: True love or fancy
Tosca (Sung in English): Tosca, Act I: Our little house in the country (Sung in English)
Turandot (Sung in English): Act II: I've a house in fair Honan
Turandot (Sung in English): Act I: Don't cry for me, Liu
Madama Butterfly (Sung in English): Act II: One fine day
Madama Butterfly (Sung in English): Act II: Flower duet: Shake the cherry tree
La boheme (Sung in English): Act I: Your tiny hand is frozen!
La boheme (Sung in English): Act I: Yes, I'm always called Mimi
La boheme (Sung in English): Act I: Lovely maid in the moonlight
La rondine (Sung in English): La rondine, Act I: Fair Doretta Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (Sung in English)
Gianni Schicchi (Sung in English): Gianni Schicchi: The City is a leafy tree in blossom (Sung in English)
Tosca (Sung in English): Tosca, Act I: Give me my palette! (Sung in English)
Manon Lescaut (Sung in English): Manon Lescaut, Act II: In the soft silken curtains (Sung in English)
Madama Butterfly (Sung in English): Madama Butterfly, Act I: Child, from whose eyes the witchery is shining (Sung in English)
Madama Butterfly (Sung in English): Madama Butterfly (Madam Butterfly), Act II Part 1: Humming Chorus (Sung in English)
Manon Lescaut (Sung in English): Manon Lescaut, Act IV: Empty, alone and so forsaken (Sung in English)
Edgar (Sung in English): Edgar, Act I: This Love (Sung in English)
La boheme (Sung in English): Act IV: Oh Mimi, our love is over
La boheme (Sung in English): Act II: As thro' the street I wander
Il tabarro (Sung in English): Il tabarro: Nothing! All silent! (Sung in English)
Turandot (Sung in English): Act I: Is the moon never rising?
Turandot (Sung in English): Act II: Within this palace
Turandot (Sung in English): Act III: You who with ice are shrouded
La fanciulla del West (Sung in English): La fanciulla del West, Act III: Let her believe
Madama Butterfly (Sung in English): Act II: That your mother
Madama Butterfly (Sung in English): Act II: Farewell, oh happy home!
La boheme (Sung in English): Act III: To the home that she left
La boheme (Sung in English): Act IV: Venerable garment, listen
Tosca (Sung in English): Act II: Life has taught me singing and loving
Tosca (Sung in English): Act III: All the stars shone in heaven
Tosca (Sung in English): Act III: Oh, hands of mercy
Suor Angelica (Sung in English): Suor Angelica: Still a child (Sung in English)
Turandot (Sung in English): Turandot, Act III: None may sleep (Sung in English)

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