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Prima Diva


Release Date: 08/06/2007 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 55095   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Vincenzo BelliniRichard StraussFranz LehárJoseph Canteloube,   ... 
Performer:  Maria CallasElisabeth SchwarzkopfVictoria de los AngelesDame Joan Sutherland,   ... 
Conductor:  Tullio SerafinGeorge SzellLovro von MatacicJean-Pierre Jacquillat,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala ChorusBerlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Norma: Casta diva by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1960 
Venue:  Teatro Alla Scala, Milan, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Four Last Songs, AV 150: no 1, Frühling by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1948; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1965 
Venue:  Grünewaldkirche, Berlin 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: German 
3.
Die lustige Witwe: Es lebt eine Vilja...Vilja, o Vilja by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Philharmonia Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1962 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: German 
4.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 1 - no 2, Baïlèro by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jean-Pierre Jacquillat
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1969 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
5.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Lyric Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Venue:  Opera House, Rome 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Crudele?...Non mi dir, bell' idol mio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
La forza del destino: Pace, pace, mio Dio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1971 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Adriana Lecouvreur: Io son l'umile ancella by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a digital recording. 
10.
Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  John McGlinn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York New Princess Theatre Orchestra,  New York Choral Artists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1986 
Venue:  RCA Studios, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is a digital recording. 
11.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Ach, ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1984 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a digital recording. 
12.
La belle Hélène: On me nommé Hélène by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 07/1984 
Venue:  Halle aux Grains, Toulouse La Drek 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is a digital recording. 
13.
Alcina, HWV 34: Tornami a vagheggiar by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1988 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a digital recording. 
14.
Così fan tutte, K 588: In uomini, in soldati by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1982 
Venue:  Live  Small Festival Hall, Salzburg 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a digital recording. 
15.
Die Fledermaus: Klänge der Heimat "Czardas" by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Barker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1988 
Venue:  Live  Royal Opera House, Covent Garden 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a digital recording. 
16.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa...Io sono dolcile by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alceo Galliera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Date of Recording: 11/1957 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
Requiem: Pie Jesu by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performer:  Ola Samnegård (Boy Soprano), Barbara Hendricks (Soprano)
Conductor:  Eric Ericson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eric Ericson Chamber Choir,  Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection is a digital recording. 

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