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Joan Sutherland - The Greatest Hits


Release Date: 05/12/1998 
Label:  London/Decca Opera Gala Series Catalog #: 458209   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelVincenzo BelliniGaetano DonizettiLéo Delibes,   ... 
Performer:  Dame Joan SutherlandGabriel BacquierCarlo BergonziJacques Charon
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-PradelliRichard BonyngeJohn PritchardNello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Samson, HWV 57: Let the bright Seraphim by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1960 
Language: English 
2. Norma: Casta diva by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Language: Italian 
3. I puritani: Son vergin vezzosa "Polacca" by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1960 
Language: Italian 
4. La fille du régiment: Salut à la France by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection begins with "Pour ce contrat fatal..." 
5. Lakmé: Où va la jeune indoue? "Bell Song" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Gabriel Bacquier (Baritone)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra,  Monte Carlo Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Language: French 
6. Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1960 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Gualtier maldè..." 
7. Faust: Ah! je ris de me voir si belle "Jewel Song" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 1960 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "O Dieu! que de bijoux!..." 
8. La traviata: Ah, fors' è lui...Sempre libera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "E' strano!..." 
9. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Les oiseaux dans la charmille by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Jacques Charon (Tenor), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Pro Arte Chorus,  Suisse Romande Radio Chorus,  Suisse Romande Orchestra  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Language: French 
10. Lucia di Lammermoor: Ardon gl'incensi "Mad Scene" by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opera Chorus,  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Il dolce suono mi colpi di sua voce!" 
11. La buona figliuola "La Cecchina": Furia di donna by Niccolò Piccinni
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1760; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1963 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This work is also known as the "La Cecchina." 

Sound Samples

Samson HWV 57 / Act 3: "Let the Bright Seraphim"
La Buona Figliuola: Furia di donna
Norma / Act 1: Casta Diva
I Puritani / Act 1: "Son vergin vezzosa"
La fille du régiment / Act 2: Pour ce contrat fatal...Salut à la France
Lakmé / Act 2: Ah!...Où va la jeune Indoue (Bell Song)
Rigoletto / Act 1: "Gualtier Maldè" - "Caro nome"
Faust / Act 3: O Dieu! que de bijoux...Ah! je ris de me voir
La traviata / Act 1: "E strano!" - "Ah, fors'è lui" - "Sempre libera"
Les Contes d'Hoffmann / Act 1: Les oiseaux dans la charmille
Lucia di Lammermoor / Act 3: O giusto cielo...Il dolce suono...Ardon gl'incensi

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