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Pavarotti's Opera Made Easy - My Favorite Love Songs


Release Date: 08/23/1994 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 443599   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniFrancesco CilèaGiuseppe VerdiGaetano Donizetti,   ... 
Performer:  Luciano PavarottiRenata TebaldiElizabeth HarwoodMirella Freni,   ... 
Conductor:  Zubin MehtaLamberto GardelliHerbert von KarajanNicola Rescigno,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraJohn Alldis ChoirFlorence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano), Mirella Freni (Soprano), Michel Sénéchal (Tenor),
Rolando Panerai (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Italo Tajo (Bass)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
L'Arlesiana: E la solita storia...Anch'io vorrei "Lamento" by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897/1937; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1974 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
La Fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1979 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1979 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Martha: Ach, so fromm by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1973 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
15.
Cavalleria Rusticana: O Lola, ch'ai di latti la cammisa by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1976 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Christian Du Plessis (Baritone), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), John Gibbs (Baritone),
Riccardo Cassinelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1971 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Henry Lewis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: French 
18.
Faust: Salut! demeure chaste et pure by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: French 
19.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Ecco ridente in cielo by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  William Matteuzzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus,  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Turandot / Act 3: Nessun dorma!
Gianni Schicchi: "Oh! mio babbino caro"
La Bohème / Act 1: "Che gelida manina"
La Bohème / Act 2: "Quando m'en vo"
Tosca / Act 1: "Recondita armonia"
Tosca / Act 3: "E lucevan le stelle"
L'arlesiana / Act 2: E la solita storia (Lamento di Federico)
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Un bel dì vedremo
La Fanciulla del West / Act 3: "Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano"
Aida / Act 1: "Celeste Aida"
Manon Lescaut / Act 1: "Donna non vidi mai"
L'elisir d'amore / Act 2: "Una furtiva lagrima"
Martha / Act 3: "M'appari"
Carmen / Act 2: "La fleur que tu m'avais jetée"
Cavalleria rusticana - original version: "O lola ch'ai di latti la cammisa" (Siciliana)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1: "Ecco, Ridente In Cielo"
Rigoletto / Act 1: "Caro Nome"
Samson et Dalila / Act 2: "Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix"
Faust / Act 3: "Quel trouble inconnu...Salut! Demeure chaste et pure"

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