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Puccini Gold

Puccini Gold / Various
Release Date: 05/13/2008 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001109309  
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano PavarottiAdriane MartinoGianni RaimondiMirella Freni,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Imported from : European Union   
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Top artist line-up includes Pavarotti, Domingo and Te Kanawa, with the legendary Herbert von Karajan conducting many of the performances.

A compilation of great Puccini arias and ensembles taken from various performances. The tracklist remains similar to the Puccini Gala VHS/LD but now comes with two exciting bonuses – the end of Act I of La Bohème, sung by Kiri Te Kanawa and Dennis O’Neill, and Bryn Terfel as Scarpia singing an extract from Act II of Tosca.

Format: NTSC
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Region: 0 (all)
Sound: LPCM Stereo/DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese.
Top artist line-up includes Pavarotti, Domingo and Te Kanawa, with the legendary Herbert von Karajan conducting many of the performances.

A compilation of great Puccini arias and ensembles taken from various performances. The tracklist remains similar to the Puccini Gala VHS/LD but now comes with two exciting bonuses – the end of Act I of La Bohème, sung by Kiri Te Kanawa and Dennis O’Neill, and Bryn Terfel as Scarpia singing an extract from Act II of Tosca.

Format: NTSC
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Region: 0 (all)
Sound: LPCM Stereo/DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese.
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Works on This Recording

1. La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
2. La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Adriane Martino (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
3. La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Gianni Raimondi (Tenor), Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
4. La Bohème: O Mimì, tu più non torni by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Rolando Panerai (Baritone), Gianni Raimondi (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
5. La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
6. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Nuccia Focile (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
7. Tosca: Tre sbirri, una carrozza...Te Deum by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mario Ferrara (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
8. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Raina Kabaivanska (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
9. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
10. Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
11. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
12. Madama Butterfly: Una nave da guerra by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
13. Madama Butterfly: Vogliatemi bene...O quanti occhi fisi by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
14. Madama Butterfly: Amore o grillo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Robert Kerns (Baritone)
Written: 1904 
15. Madama Butterfly: Con onor muore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
16. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
17. Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Nuccia Focile (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
18. Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
19. La Bohème: Act 1 finale by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Dennis O'Neill (Tenor)
20. Tosca: Act 2 Excerpt(s) by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 

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