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Divos & Divas


Release Date: 08/25/2009 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001305902   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Gaetano DonizettiAgustín LaraGeorges BizetFranz Lehár,   ... 
Performer:  Juan Diego FlórezPlacido DomingoJonas KaufmannBryn Terfel,   ... 
Conductor:  Riccardo FrizzaMiguel Harth-BedoyaZubin MehtaMarco Armiliato,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra MilanFort Worth Symphony OrchestraFlorence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

THE GREATEST OPERA STARS IN THE WORLD— TOGETHER IN ONE 2-CD SET!

Divos & Divas is a unique collection of all the great genuine opera stars appearing on the world's stages today and includes a galaxy of performances of opera’s best-loved arias and classic melodies.

• CD 1 (“The Divos”) features celebrated performances from Roberto Alagna, Juan Diego Flórez, Jonas Kaufmann, Plácido Domingo, Bryn Terfel, José Carreras, Josef Calleja and Erwin Schrott

• CD 2 (“The Divas”) features outstanding recordings by Cecilia Bartoli, Renée Fleming, Anna Netrebko, Angela Gheorghiu, Montserrat Caballé, Nicole Cabell, Olga Borodina, and Kiri te Kanawa
THE GREATEST OPERA STARS IN THE WORLD— TOGETHER IN ONE 2-CD SET!

Divos & Divas is a unique collection of all the great genuine opera stars appearing on the world's stages today and includes a galaxy of performances of opera’s best-loved arias and classic melodies.

• CD 1 (“The Divos”) features celebrated performances from Roberto Alagna, Juan Diego Flórez, Jonas Kaufmann, Plácido Domingo, Bryn Terfel, José Carreras, Josef Calleja and Erwin Schrott

• CD 2 (“The Divas”) features outstanding recordings by Cecilia Bartoli, Renée Fleming, Anna Netrebko, Angela Gheorghiu, Montserrat Caballé, Nicole Cabell, Olga Borodina, and Kiri te Kanawa
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Works on This Recording

1. L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Juan Diego Flórez (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Frizza
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
2. Granada by Agustín Lara
Performer:  Juan Diego Flórez (Tenor)
Conductor:  Miguel Harth-Bedoya
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Mexico 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Albert Guinovart. 
3. Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
4. Das Land des Lächelns: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929; Vienna, Austria 
5. Das Land des Lächelns: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Lyricists: Ludwig Herzer; Fritz Löhner. 
6. La Bohčme: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
7. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Morgenlich leuchtend by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marco Armiliato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 14 Secs. 
8. Don Giovanni, K 527: Deh vieni alla finestra [Serenade] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
9. Les Misérables: Stars by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Performer:  David Hartley (Piano), Steve Pearce (Bass Guitar), Ralph Salmins (Drums),
Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Gemignani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Librettist: Alain Boublil.
Lyricist: Herbert Kretzmer.
Arranger: Roy Hamilton. 
10. L'Elisir d'Amore: Quanto č bella! Quanto č cara! by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor), Elena Dan (Soprano)
Conductor:  Evelino Pidň
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
11. Gianni Schicchi: Firenze č come un albero fiorito by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Librettist: Giovacchino Forzano. 
12. Rigoletto: La donna č mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
13. Madama Butterfly: Addio, fiorito asil by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Joseph Calleja (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
14. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
15. 'O sole mio by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eduardo Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Hope. 
16. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Non piů andrai farfallone amoroso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Erwin Schrott (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Riccardo Frizza
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
17. Norma: Casta diva by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano), Maria Goldschmidt (Flute)
Conductor:  Adám Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scintilla Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 49 Secs. 
18. Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno, HWV 46a: Lascia la spina, cogli la rosa by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
19. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: Librettist: Giovacchino Forzano. 
20. Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: O moon high up "Song to the moon" by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 
Length: 6 Minutes 43 Secs. 
21. Semele, HWV 58: Endless pleasure, endless love by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Danielle De Niese (Soprano)
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1744; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
22. La Wally: Ebben?... Ne andrň lontana by Alfredo Catalani
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Mauceri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
23. La forza del destino: Pace, pace, mio Dio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Italy (1862).
Composition revised: 1869. 
24. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
25. Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
26. Russlan and Ludmilla: Vdali ot milogo by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Orchestra
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
27. Louise: Depuis le jour by Gustave Charpentier
Performer:  Nicole Cabell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
28. La Bohčme: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Nicole Cabell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
29. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre ŕ ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Olga Borodina (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 0 Secs. 
30. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
31. Casanova: O Madonna, auf uns sieh "Nuns' Chorus" by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Utah Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Lyricists: R. Schanzer; E. Welisch.
Arrangers: Ralph Benatzky; Douglas Gamley. 

Sound Samples

L'elisir d'amore / Act 2: "Una furtiva lagrima"
Granada
Carmen / Act 2: "La fleur que tu m'avais jetée"
You are my heart's delight
La Bohčme / Act 1: "Che gelida manina"
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Act 3: "Morgenlich leuchtend"
Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2: "Deh! vieni alla finestra"
Stars [Les Misérables]
L'elisir d'amore / Act 1: "Quanto č bella, quanto č cara!"
Gianni Schicchi: Firenze č come un albero fiorito
Rigoletto / Act 3: La donna č mobile
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Addio fiorito asil
Tosca / Act 3: "E lucevan le stelle"
'O sole mio
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 / Act 1: "Non piů andrai"
Norma / Act 1: Casta Diva
Il Trionfo del Tiempo e del Disinganno: "Lascia la spina cogli la rosa"
Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro"
Rusalka, Op.114 / Act 1: O Silver Moon
Semele HWV 58 / Act 1: Endless pleasure...
La Wally / Act 1: Ebben? Ne andrň lontana
La forza del destino / Act 4: "Pace, pace, mio Dio"
Tosca / Act 2: "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore"
Turandot / Act 1: Signore, ascolta
Ruslan and Lyudmila / Act 4: "Vdali ot milogo"
Louise / Act 3: "Depuis le jour"
La Bohčme / Act 2: "Quando m'en vo"
Samson et Dalila / Act 2: "Mon coeur s'ouvre ŕ ta voix"
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 / Act 2: "Porgi amor"
Casanova: Nuns' Chorus

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