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The Best Of Opera Vol 4


Release Date: 06/13/2000 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8554682   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard WagnerGiuseppe VerdiWolfgang Amadeus MozartJules Massenet,   ... 
Performer:  Maria DragoniDaniela LonghiJózsef MukkMaurizio Frusoni,   ... 
Conductor:  Johannes WildnerRico SaccaniWill HumburgAlexander Rahbari,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra KatowiceNational Symphony Orchestra of IrelandHungarian State Opera Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1990 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Polish Radio, Katowice 
Length: 9 Minutes 46 Secs. 
2.
Aida: Ritorna vincitor! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Dragoni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Rico Saccani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Daniela Longhi (Soprano), József Mukk (Tenor), Maurizio Frusoni (Tenor)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra,  Budapest Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1994 
Venue:  Alpha-Line Studio, Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Manrico?" 
4.
La traviata: Sempre libera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Monika Krause (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1990 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Follie!" 
5.
Cosě fan tutte, K 588: Temerari!...Come scoglio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Joanna Borowska (Soprano)
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  Moyzes Hall, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection doesn't include "Temerari!" 
6.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Herbert Lippert (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Failoni Orchestra Budapest
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1993 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: German 
7.
Thaďs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  János Selmeczy (Violin)
Conductor:  György Selmeczi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Transylvania
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
8.
Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Miriam Gauci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Belgian Radio & TV Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1992 
Venue:  B R T Concert Hall, Brussels, Belgium 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Vincenzo La Scola (Tenor)
Conductor:  Piergiorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1995 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Die tote Stadt, Op. 12: Glück, das mir verblieb "Mariettalied" by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Katarina Dalayman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Venue:  Royal Swedish Opera House, Stockholm 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: German 
11.
La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Thomas Harper (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1876 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Alceste: Ombre larve by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Teresa Ringholz (Soprano)
Conductor:  Arnold Östman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1767; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1998 
Venue:  Court Theatre, Drottningholm, Sweden 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: French 
13.
Carmen: Act 3 Prelude "Intermezzo" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1990 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
14.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Mamma, quel vino č generoso "Addio" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Thomas Harper (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
I Pagliacci: Din, don! Suona vespero by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Slovak State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1992 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
La Cenerentola: Nacqui all' affano by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Ewa Podles (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Piergiorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1995 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 7 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg): Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: Overture
Aida: Ritorna vincitor!
Il trovatore: Il Trovatore: Manrico?... Di quella pira
Cosi fan tutte, K. 588: Come scoglio
Thais: Act II: Meditation
Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata
L'elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love): L'elisir d'amore: Una furtiva lagrima
La traviata: La Traviata: Follie!... Sempre libera
Die tote Stadt, Op. 12: Gluck, das mir verblieb
Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K. 620: Act I: Dies Bildnis sind bezaubernd schon (Tamino)
La Cenerentola (Cinderella): La Cenerentola: Nacqui all' affanno
Pagliacci: Bell Chorus
La Gioconda: Cielo e mar
Alceste: Ombre larve
Carmen: Act 3: Entr' acte
Cavalleria rusticana: Cavalleria Rusticana: Mamma, quel vino e generoso

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