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Great Opera Duets


Release Date: 05/22/2007 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 82619   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiLéo DelibesWolfgang Amadeus MozartGiacomo Puccini,   ... 
Performer:  Alfredo KrausCarlo Del MonteVictoria de los AngelesRenata Scotto,   ... 
Conductor:  Riccardo MutiTullio SerafinAlain LombardDaniel Barenboim,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia OrchestraAmbrosian Opera ChorusRome Opera House Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Performers: Jussi Björling • Ernest Blanc • Judith Blegen • Franco Bonisolli • Wolfgang Brendel • Victoria de los Angeles • Carlo del Monte • Helga Dernesch • Helen Donath • Mirella Freni Nicolai Gedda • Edita Gruberova • Heather Harper • Alfredo Kraus • Christa Ludwig • Mady Mesplé • Danielle Millet • Lucia Popp • Leontyne Price • Renata Scotto • Roger Soyer • Teresa Stich-Randall • Jon Vickers Performers: Jussi Björling • Ernest Blanc • Judith Blegen • Franco Bonisolli • Wolfgang Brendel • Victoria de los Angeles • Carlo del Monte • Helga Dernesch • Helen Donath • Mirella Freni Nicolai Gedda • Edita Gruberova • Heather Harper • Alfredo Kraus • Christa Ludwig • Mady Mesplé • Danielle Millet • Lucia Popp • Leontyne Price • Renata Scotto • Roger Soyer • Teresa Stich-Randall • Jon Vickers Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
2.
La traviata: Un dì, felice by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlo Del Monte (Tenor), Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
3.
La traviata: Parigi, o cara by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
4.
Lakmé: Viens, Mallikà...Sous le dôme épais "Flower Duet" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Mady Mesplé (Soprano), Danielle Millet (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Alain Lombard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opéra Comique Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
5.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Là ci darem la mano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Helen Donath (Soprano), Roger Soyer (Bass)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787 
6.
La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Mario Sereni (Baritone)
Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
7.
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Mir ist..."Rose Presentation" by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Teresa Stich-Randall (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
8.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Sull' aria...Che soave zeffiretto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Judith Blegen (Soprano), Heather Harper (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Verranno a te sull' aure by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano), Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
10.
Les pêcheurs de perles: Au fond du temple saint by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Ernest Blanc (Baritone), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opéra Comique Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
11.
Madama Butterfly: Bimba, bimba, non piangere by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano), Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
12.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Tristan und Isolde: O sink' hernieder, Nacht der Liebe by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Jon Vickers (Tenor), Helga Dernesch (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
14.
Il trovatore: Quel suon...Ah! che la morte "Miserere" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 

Sound Samples

La Traviata, Act 1: "Libiamo ne' lieti calici": Verdi: La Traviata, Act 1: "Libiamo ne' lieti calici"
La Traviata (1988 Remastered Version), Act I: Duetto: Un dì, felice, eterea (Alfredo/Violetta): La Traviata (1988 Digital Remaster), Act I: Duetto: Un dì, felice, eterea (Alfredo/Violetta)
La traviata, Act III, Scena & Duetto: Parigi, o cara,, noi lasceremo
Lakmé (1987 Remastered Version): Viens, Mallika: Lakmé (1987 Digital Remaster): Viens, Mallika
Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 Remastered Version), Act I, Scena terza: Là ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni/Zerlina): Don Giovanni, K.527 (1991 - Remaster), Act I, Scena terza: Là ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni/Zerlina)
La Bohème (1991 Remastered Version), ATTO PRIMO/ACT 1/ERSTER AKT/PREMIER ACTE: O soave fanciulla (Rodolfo/Marcello/Mimì): La Bohème (1991 Digital Remaster), ATTO PRIMO/ACT 1/ERSTER AKT/PREMIER ACTE: O soave fanciulla (Rodolfo/Marcello/Mimì)
Der Rosenkavalier (1987 Remastered Version), Act II: Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren (Oktavian/Sophie): Der Rosenkavalier (1987 - Remaster), Act II: Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren (Oktavian/Sophie)
Le Nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1990 Remastered Version), Act III: Canzonetta sull'aria.... (Contessa/Susanna): Le Nozze di Figaro, K.492 (1990 - Remaster), Act III: Canzonetta sull'aria.... (Contessa/Susanna)
Lucia di Lammermoor: Io di te...Verranno a te (Edgardo/Lucia) (Act I)
Les Pêcheurs de perles (1988 Remastered Version): Au fond du temple saint (Act 1): Les Pêcheurs de perles (1988 Digital Remaster): Au fond du temple saint (Act 1)
Madama Butterfly - Love Duet (Act I) (1960 Remastered Version): Madama Butterfly - Love Duet (Act I)
Die Zauberflöte, K.620, Act I: Bei Männern
Tristan und Isolde (1988 Remastered Version), Act II, Scene II: O sink, hernieder, Nacht der Liebe (Tristan/Isolde/Brangäne): Tristan und Isolde (1988 - Remaster), Act II, Scene II: O sink, hernieder, Nacht der Liebe (Tristan/Isolde/Brangäne)
Il Trovatore, Act IV Scene One: Miserere...Quel suon, quelle preci (Coro/Leonora/Manrico)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Highly Recommended June 15, 2015 By Gary Lee (Palm Springs, CA) See All My Reviews "This is an excellent collection of vintage voices and doesn't disappoint. I got it primarily for the Flower Duet from Lakme, even though I have several other versions by the same singers, Mady Mesplé and Danielle Millet. I have heard many other pairs sing this duet, including Joan Sutherland, but none blend their voices as well as these two. If nothing else get the CD for this one track. The price can't be beaten, and you will get a bonus for all the other delightful tracks included. In my book, you can't miss with this CD." Report Abuse
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