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Opera Obsession! Act IV - Opera d'Oro's Greatest Hits


Release Date: 09/04/2007 
Label:  Opera D'oro   Catalog #: 1004   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniCamille Saint-SaënsGiuseppe VerdiAntonín Dvorák,   ... 
Performer:  Mirella FreniLuciano PavarottiJon VickersOralia Dominguez,   ... 
Conductor:  Thomas SchippersJean FournetHorst SteinBohumil Gregor,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra RomeNetherlands Radio SymphonyVienna Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Luciano Pavarotti, Franco Corelli, Teresa Stratas, Placido Domingo, Sherril Milnes, Montserrat Caballé, Giuseppe di Stefano, Galina Vishnevskaya, Mirella Freni, Jessye Norman, Renata Scotto, Magda Olivero, Fritz Wunderlich, and more

The fourth volume in Opera d’Oro’s best-selling super-budget series celebrating the very best tracks from the vast Opera d’Oro catalog! Features the greatest singers of the twentieth century in thrilling live performances of legendary arias. Almost eighty minutes of music at an astonishingly low price!
Luciano Pavarotti, Franco Corelli, Teresa Stratas, Placido Domingo, Sherril Milnes, Montserrat Caballé, Giuseppe di Stefano, Galina Vishnevskaya, Mirella Freni, Jessye Norman, Renata Scotto, Magda Olivero, Fritz Wunderlich, and more

The fourth volume in Opera d’Oro’s best-selling super-budget series celebrating the very best tracks from the vast Opera d’Oro catalog! Features the greatest singers of the twentieth century in thrilling live performances of legendary arias. Almost eighty minutes of music at an astonishingly low price!
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Works on This Recording

1.
La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Live  Rome, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Jon Vickers (Tenor), Oralia Dominguez (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jean Fournet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Radio Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Venue:  Live  Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: French 
3.
Don Carlos: E lui, desso, l'Infante by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Eberhard Wächter (Baritone), Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Horst Stein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/25/1970 
Venue:  Live  State Opera House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: O moon high up "Song to the moon" by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Teresa Stratas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bohumil Gregor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 11/04/1976 
Venue:  Live  Scheveningen, Netherlands 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Czech 
5.
Ernani: Mercè, diletti amici...Come rugiada al cospite by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonino Votto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Live  Teatro Alla Scala, Milan, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Cecilia Fusco (Soprano)
Conductor:  Massimo Pradella
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Milan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/19/1963 
Venue:  Live  Milan, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  Live  Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Macbeth: Pietà, rispetto, amore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Sherrill Milnes (Baritone)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1970 
Venue:  Live  State Opera, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
La donna del lago: Tanti affetti in tal momento by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Piero Bellugi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Turin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/19/1970 
Venue:  Live  RAI Studios, Turin, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Arturo Basile
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Naples Teatro San Carlo Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/14/1961 
Venue:  Live  Naples, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Tatiana's letter scene by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Galina Vishnevskaya (Soprano)
Conductor:  Boris Khaikin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1956 
Venue:  Bolshoi Theater, Moscow, Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
12.
I puritani: Credeasi, misera by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Live  Rome, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Adriana Lecouvreur: L'anima ho stanca by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Mario Rossi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Naples Teatro San Carlo Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1959 
Venue:  Live  Teatro San Carlo, Naples, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
L'Africaine: Adieu, mon doux rivage by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; France 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Venue:  Live  Florence, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fernando Previtali
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Buenos Aires Teatro Colón Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/22/1967 
Venue:  Live  Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Mein schöner Schatz by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Claire Watson (Soprano), Brigitte Fassbaender (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  Live  Monaco 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: German 
17.
Rizurrezione: Dio pietoso by Franco Alfano
Performer:  Magda Olivero (Soprano)
Conductor:  Elio Boncompagni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Turin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902-1903; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/30/1973 
Venue:  Live  Turin, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18.
Zaide, K 344 (336b): Rase Schicksal, wüte immer by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alfons Rischner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Date of Recording: 10/24/1956 
Venue:  Live  Liederhalle, Stuttgart, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: German 
19.
Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise "Liebestod" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Helge Brilioth (Tenor), Catarina Ligendza (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Venue:  Live  Bayreuth, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: German 

Featured Sound Samples

La Bohème (Puccini): Che gelida manina
Rusalka (Dvorák): Song to the Moon

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