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Puccini - The Definitive Collection / Pavarotti, Freni, Sutherland, Et Al

Release Date: 11/11/2008 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001181302   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Elizabeth HarwoodLuciano PavarottiNicolai GhiaurovRolando Panerai,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert von KarajanNicola RescignoJames LevineZubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraBerlin Deutsche Oper ChorusVienna State Opera Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 11 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The ultimate celebration of Puccini’s 150th anniversary is this box set of his most famous operas in definitive performances, each featuring the incomparable Luciano Pavarotti. This deluxe, limited edition, 11 CD box set commemorates one of opera’s most beloved and most often performed composers.

Lavishly presented in a luxurious gold-embossed satin presentation case with individual digi-packs and libretti —it really is the ultimate gift set for every opera lover.


La Bohème: Mirella Freni, Elizabeth Harwood, Luciano Pavarotti, Rolando Panerai, Nicolai Ghiaurov; Herbert von Karajan

Madama Butterfly: Mirella Freni, Christa Ludwig, Luciano Pavarotti, Robert Kerns;
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Manon Lescaut: Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, Dwayne Croft; James Levine

Tosca: Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, Sherrill Milnes; Nicola Rescigno

Turandot: Joan Sutherland, Montserrat Caballé, Luciano Pavarotti; Zubin Mehta
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Works on This Recording

La Bohčme by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass),
Rolando Panerai (Baritone), Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Robert Kerns (Baritone),
Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Paul Hudson (Bass), Mirella Freni (Soprano), Richard Van Allan (Bass),
Italo Tajo (Bass), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor),
Michel Sénéchal (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Opera Chorus,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone), Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano), Ramón Vargas (Tenor),
Dwayne Croft (Baritone), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Pier Francesco Poli (Tenor), Tom Krause (Baritone), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano),
Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 

Featured Sound Samples

La Bohčme: Act I: "Questo mar rosso"
Manon Lescaut: Act I: "Donna non vidi mai"
Turandot: Act III: "Nessun dorma!"

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