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The Best Of Italian Opera


Release Date: 01/21/1997 
Label:  Emi Seraphim Catalog #: 69723   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiGiacomo PucciniWolfgang Amadeus MozartAmilcare Ponchielli,   ... 
Performer:  Carlo Del MonteVictoria de los AngelesNicolai GeddaGiuseppe Campora,   ... 
Conductor:  Tullio SerafinFrancesco Molinari-PradelliGabriele SantiniLamberto Gardelli,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House OrchestraRome Opera House ChorusRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlo Del Monte (Tenor), Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giuseppe Campora (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Reri Grist (Soprano)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins "Gaultier Maldé!". 
5.
Il trovatore: Vedi! le fosche notturne "Anvil Chorus" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
6.
Il trovatore: Il balen del suo sorriso by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Floriana Cavalli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
La traviata: Di Provenza il mar by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mario Sereni (Baritone)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Voi che sapete che cosa è amor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alceo Galliera
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins "Se quel guerrier io fossi". 
11.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Ferraris
Written: 1876 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Ardon gl'incensi "Mad Scene" by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa...Io sono dolcile by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Length: 6 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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