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Amore Ii - Great Italian Love Arias


Release Date: 02/01/2000 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 89209   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniGiuseppe VerdiGaetano DonizettiUmberto Giordano
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te KanawaEva MartónLuciano PavarottiHuang Ying,   ... 
Conductor:  John PritchardGiuseppe PatanéEmerson BuckleyJames Conlon,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraMunich Radio Symphony OrchestraEmilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Italian opera boasts no shortage of romantic arias, and many of the most popular are collected here as sung by an assortment of singers including some of the superstars of the business. Kiri Te Kanawa lends her lyric soprano to favorites by Puccini, while Luciano Pavarotti is heard in the great tenor showpieces from "La donna è mobile" to the inevitable program-closer, "Nessum dorma!" Cleverly, arias from the same opera, though recorded in different times and places, are juxtaposed side by side to create a slightly more dramatic illusion of extended scenes from 'La bohème,' 'Rigoletto' and 'L'elisir d'amore,' as sopranos and tenors answer each other from one track to the next.
AMORE II is less a sequel to the original AMORE release than
Read more an update of it-several of the same arias and performances appear, but now side by side with rising stars such as the bel canto specialist Andrea Rost, heard in two Donizetti numbers, and the tenor Marcello Alvarez. For a mixture of familiar and new voices in this repertoire, this compilation should satisfy any listener's appetite for operatic romance. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1981 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 1, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1981 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 1, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1981 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 1, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Eva Martón (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1985 
Venue:  Bavarian Radio Studio 1, Munich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1981 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 1, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Huang Ying (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1994 
Venue:  Radio France Studio 104, Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Madama Butterfly: Viene la sera...Bimba dagli occhi pieni by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Huang Ying (Soprano), Richard Troxell (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1994 
Venue:  Radio France Studio 104, Paris, France 
Length: 10 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Eva Martón (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1985 
Venue:  Bavarian Radio Studio 1, Munich, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
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 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
La traviata: De' miei bollenti spiriti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 6 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Lunge da lei..." 
13.
Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1964 
Venue:  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Prendi, per me sei libero by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Andrea Rost (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/1997 
Venue:  Air/Lyndhurst Studio, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Venue:  Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
Don Pasquale: Quel guardo il cavaliere...So anch'io la virtù by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Andrea Rost (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/1997 
Venue:  Air/Lyndhurst Studio, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/14/1985 
Venue:  Live  Piazza Grande, Modena, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
Chi il bel sogno di Doretta from La rondine
Quando m' en vo' soletta from La bohème
Sì, mi chiamano Mimì from La Bohème (Voice)
Che gelida manina from La Bohème (Voice)
Vissi d'arte from Tosca
Un bel di, vedremo (Butterfly) (Voice)
Bimba dagli occhi pieni di malia (Pinkerton, Butterfly) (Voice)
Tu, che di gel sei cinta from Turandot (Voice)
La donna è mobile from Rigoletto
"Caro Nome che il mio cor" From Rigoletto
Lunge da lei... De' miei bollenti spiriti... oh mio rimorso! from La traviata (Voice)
Celeste Aida From Aida (Voice)
Prendi, per me sei libero from L'elisir d'amore (Voice)
Una furtiva lagrima from L'elisir d'amore (Voice)
Quel guardo il cavaliere from Don Pasquale (Voice)
Amor ti vieta from Fedora (Voice)
Nessun dorma from Turandot (Voice)

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