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Famous Opera Choruses / Haitink, Royal Opera Covent Garden


Release Date: 06/13/2007 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 49849   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiGaetano DonizettiGeorges BizetRichard Wagner,   ... 
Performer:  Alastair MilesJohn Mark AinsleyHelen FieldPaul Griffiths
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"This could prove a popular record, and I hope it does for it is a good ambassador and will make friends for opera. . . . [T]he selection is likely to give wide and keen pleasure. . . . The chorus and orchestra are in fine form. Precision and responsiveness distinguish their work throughout . . . . Haitink conducts lively sensitive performances . . . . The lovely Pastoral from Andrea Chenier sighs with delicious grace, and in the climax of the Easter Hymn the tempo broadens generously to let the invincible melody have its sway." -- Gramophone "This could prove a popular record, and I hope it does for it is a good ambassador and will make friends for opera. . . . [T]he selection is likely to give wide and keen pleasure. . . . The chorus and orchestra are in fine form. Precision and responsiveness distinguish their work throughout . . . . Haitink conducts lively sensitive performances . . . . The lovely Pastoral from Andrea Chenier sighs with delicious grace, and in the climax of the Easter Hymn the tempo broadens generously to let the invincible melody have its sway." -- Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Il trovatore: Vedi! le fosche notturne "Anvil Chorus" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2. Lucia di Lammermoor: D'immenso giubilo by Gaetano Donizetti
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3. Carmen: Les voici! Les voici! by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
4. Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5. Lohengrin: Treulich geführt "Bridal Chorus" by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: German 
6. Fidelio, Op. 72: O, welche Lust! by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alastair Miles (Baritone), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805/1814; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: German 
7. Otello: Fuoco di gioia by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8. Les troyens: Royal hunt and storm by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856-1858; France 
Length: 9 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: French 
9. Aida: Gloria all' Egitto by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10. Andrea Chénier: O Pastorelle, addio by Umberto Giordano
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11. Cavalleria Rusticana: Regina coeli laetare by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Helen Field (Soprano), Paul Griffiths (Organ)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12. Lucia di Lammermoor: Per te d'immenso giubilo (Bridal Chorus) by Gaetano Donizetti
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13. Der Freischütz, J 277: Was gleicht wohl "Hunters' Chorus" by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: German 

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