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Best Tenor Voices 100


Release Date: 10/06/2009 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 06701   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelWolfgang Amadeus MozartGiuseppe VerdiGiacomo Puccini,   ... 
Performer:  John AlerFritz WunderlichJohn Mark AinsleyIan Bostridge,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Andrew DavisHans Müller-KrayHarry BicketEugene Kohn,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony OrchestraBavarian State OrchestraLondon Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

100 BEST TENOR ARIAS is another release in EMI’s highly successful 100 BEST series. This 6 CD set contains a collection of 100 tenor arias from opera, oratorio and sacred classics performed by some of the world’s finest singers.

The programme covers arias from all the best-loved operas in the repertoire, from Handel’s Serse and Semele through Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte, Verdi’s Rigoletto and Aida, Puccini’s Tosca and Turandot to Gounod’s Faust and Roméo et Juliette, and ends with extracts from Wagner’s Ring.

Also included are famous arias from oratorios and sacred works such as Handel’s Messiah, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Petite Messe solennelle, and Verdi’s moving Requiem, as well as
Read more arias from all the most popular French operas, CD 3 includes items from the original French versions of works that are also widely known in their Italian translations, such as Rossini’s Guillaume Tell and Donizetti’s La Fille du régiment. Operetta is represented on CD 6 by two of the most popular arias by Franz Lehár: ‘Dein ist mein ganzes Herz’ (Das Land des Lächelns) and ‘Gern hab’ ich die Frau’n geküßt’ (Paganini) as well as one by Johann Strauss II: ‘Als flotter Geist...Ja, das alles auf Ehr’’ (Der Zigeunerbaron). Spanish zarzuela is also included with two items on CD 4: ‘Mi aldea’ (Los gavilanes) by Guerrero and ‘No puede ser’ (La taberna del puerto) by Sorozábal.

The singers include the greatest names of the present and the past, headed by the iconic three tenors Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras. The stars of today are represented by singers such as Rolando Villazón, Roberto Alagna and Ian Bostridge, while Wagner is sung by Klaus König, Peter Seiffert, Ben Heppner and Siegfried Jerusalem among others. The older generation of singers include Nicolai Gedda, Alfredo Kraus, Giuseppe di Stefano, Carlo Bergonzi and Luigi Alva, as well as two of the most famous tenors of all time: Jussi Björling and Beniamino Gigli.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Messiah, HWV 56: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  John Aler (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
2.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Conductor:  Hans Müller-Kray
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
3.
Semele, HWV 58: Where'er you walk by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  John Mark Ainsley (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1744; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
4.
Acis and Galatea, HWV 49: Love sounds th'alarm by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Conductor:  Harry Bicket
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1718/1736; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Cannons, England (1718).
Composition revised: London, England (1736). 
5.
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Svegliatevi nel core by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
6.
Idomeneo, K 366: Fuor del mar by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
7.
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Hier soll ich dich denn sehen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Léopold Simoneau (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
8.
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: O! wie will ich triumphieren by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Conductor:  Berislav Klobucar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
9.
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Frisch zum Kampfe! by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
10.
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Wenn der Freude Tränen fliessen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Léopold Simoneau (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
11.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Dalla sua pace by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Luigi Alva (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
12.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Il mio tesoro intanto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Luigi Alva (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
13.
Così fan tutte, K 588: Un' aura amorosa by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
14.
Così fan tutte, K 588: In qual fiero...Tradito, schernito by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
15.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
16.
La clemenza di Tito, K 621: Ah, se fosse intorno al trono by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Prague, Czech Republ 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
17.
Macbeth: Ah, la paterna mano by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
18.
Attila: Ella in poter del barbaro...Cara patria by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 21 Secs. 
19.
Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Ferraris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
20.
Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
21.
Rigoletto: Ella mi fu rapita!...Parmi veder le lagrime by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
22.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
23.
Il trovatore: Ah si, ben mio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
24.
Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
25.
La traviata: Lunge da lei...De' miei bollenti spiriti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marcello Viotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
26.
Un ballo in maschera: Di' tu se fedele by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
27.
Un ballo in maschera: Ma se m' è forza perderti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
28.
La forza del destino: La vita è inferno...O tu che in seno agli angeli by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Italy (1862).
Composition revised: 1869. 
29.
Don Carlos: Io l'ho perduta by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Paris, France (03/11/1867).
Composition revised: Naples, Italy (1872).
Composition revised: La Scala Opera House, Milan, Italy (01/10/1884). 
30.
Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
31.
Requiem Mass: Ingemisco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
32.
Otello: Niun mi tema (Death of Otello) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Barker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
33.
Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Charles Craig (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michael Collins
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
34.
La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
35.
Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
36.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Ferraris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
37.
Madama Butterfly: Addio, fiorito asil by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor), Mario Sereni (Baritone)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
38.
Gianni Schicchi: Firenze è come un albero fiorito by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
39.
La Fanciulla del West: Or son sei mesi by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonino Votto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording. 
40.
La Fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonino Votto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording. 
41.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alain Lombard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
42.
Andrea Chénier: Un dì all' azzuro spazio "Improvviso" by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
43.
Andrea Chénier: Legray!...Andrea Chénier!...Sì, fui soldato by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Mario Sereni (Baritone), Giuseppe Modesti (Bass), Antonietta Stella (Soprano),
Paolo Pedani (Baritone), Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
44.
Andrea Chénier: Come un bel dì di maggio by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
45.
Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Umberto Berrettoni
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording. 
46.
L'Arlesiana: E la solita storia...Anch'io vorrei "Lamento" by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marcello Viotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897/1937; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
47.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Viva il vino spumeggiante "Brindisi" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Adriana Lazzarini (Mezzo Soprano), Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
48.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Mamma, quel vino è generoso "Addio" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Corinna Vozza (Mezzo Soprano), Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
49.
L'Amico Fritz: O amore, o bella luce by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
50.
I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
51.
Giustino, RV 717: All'armi, o guerrieri! by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Leonardo De Lisi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alan Curtis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 16 Secs. 
52.
I puritani: A te, o cara, amor talora by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Ferraris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
53.
Norma: Meco all' altar di Venere...Me protegge by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Piero de Palma (Tenor), Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 10 Secs. 
54.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Ecco ridente in cielo by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Luigi Alva (Tenor)
Conductor:  Vittorio Gui
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
55.
Stabat mater: Cujus animam by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Robert Gambill (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832/1842; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 59 Secs. 
56.
Petite Messe solennelle: Domine Deus by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rafaele Mingardo
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Rafaele Mingardo. 
57.
La Favorita: Spirto gentil by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Ferraris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: 1843 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
58.
Don Pasquale: Com' è gentil by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sarah Caldwell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
59.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Quanto è bella! Quanto è cara! by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
60.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
61.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Tombe degl'avi miei...Fra poco a me ricovero by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 59 Secs. 
62.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Robert Lloyd (Bass), Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
63.
Mefistofele: Dai campi, dai prati by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  Peter Seiffert (Tenor)
Conductor:  Heinz Wallberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
64.
La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Ferraris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: 1876 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
65.
Los gavilanes: Mi aldea by Jacinto Guerrero
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Manuel Moreno-Buendia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
66.
La tabernera del puerto: No puede ser by Pablo Sorozabal
Performer:  Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Conductor:  Placido Domingo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Community Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Spain 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
67.
L'Africaine: O paradis sorti de l'onde by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jacques Delacôte
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
68.
La fille du régiment: Ah, mes amis...Pour mon âme by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Rockwell Blake (Tenor)
Conductor:  Patrick Fournillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
69.
La juive: Rachel, quand du Seigneur by Jacques Halévy
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jacques Delacôte
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
70.
Guillaume Tell: Asil héréditaire by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
71.
Le Comte Ory: Que les destins prospères by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Rockwell Blake (Tenor)
Conductor:  Patrick Fournillier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
72.
Le postillon de Lonjumeau: Mes amis, écoutez l'histoire by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  John Aler (Tenor)
Conductor:  Thomas Fulton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1836; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
73.
Manon: Je suis seul...Ah! fuyez, douce image by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
74.
Le Cid: Ah! tout est bien fini...O Souverain, ô juge, ô père by Jules Massenet
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jacques Delacôte
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
75.
Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller? by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
76.
Roméo et Juliette: Ah! lève-toi, soleil by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
77.
Faust: Salut! demeure chaste et pure by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
78.
Le Roi d'Ys: Vainement, ma bien-aimée [Aubade] by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rinaldo Zamboni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1888; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording. 
79.
Mignon: Adieu, Mignon! Courage! by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
80.
Mignon: Elle ne croyait pas by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
81.
Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Jon Vickers (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
82.
Les pêcheurs de perles: Je crois entendre encore by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Alain Vanzo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
83.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Il était une fois "Kleinzach Legend" by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  André Mallabrera (Tenor), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
84.
La belle Hélène: Au mont Ida trois déesses by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
85.
Queen of Spades, Op. 68: Chto nasha zhizhn? Igra! by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gika Zdravkovitch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
86.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Lensky's aria by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Written: 1879 
Length: 6 Minutes 21 Secs. 
87.
Fidelio, Op. 72: Gott! welch Dunkel hier!...In des Lebens... by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jon Vickers (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805/1814; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Vienna, Austria (1804).
Composition revised: Vienna, Austria (1806).
Composition revised: Vienna, Austria (1814). 
88.
Martha: Ach, so fromm by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Conductor:  Berislav Klobucar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
89.
Der Freischütz, J 277: Nein! Länger trag'...Durch die Wälder by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Rudolf Schock (Tenor)
Conductor:  Joseph Keilberth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 56 Secs. 
90.
Undine: Vater, Mutter, Schwestern, Brüder by Albert Lortzing
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robert Heger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
91.
Die Königin von Saba, Op. 27: Magische Töne by Karl Goldmark
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Heinrich Bender
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1875; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
92.
Das Land des Lächelns: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carl Michalski
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
93.
Paganini: Gern hab' ich die Frau'n geküsst by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Willi Boskovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1925; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
94.
Der Zigeunerbaron: Als flotter Geist by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Peter Seiffert (Tenor)
Conductor:  Peter Falk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Opernball-Orchester
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
95.
Tannhäuser: Dir töne Lob! Die Wunder sei'n gepriesen by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Klaus König (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
96.
Lohengrin: In fernem Land by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Heinrich Bender
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
97.
Lohengrin: Mein lieber Schwan "Lohengrin's Farewell" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Rudolf Schock (Tenor)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Schüchter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  North German Radio Symphony Orchestra Hamburg
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording. 
98.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Morgenlich leuchtend by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ben Heppner (Tenor), Kurt Moll (Bass), Cheryl Studer (Soprano),
Bernd Weikl (Baritone)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
99.
Die Walküre: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Peter Seiffert (Tenor)
Conductor:  Heinz Wallberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
100.
Siegfried: Was am besten er kann by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Peter Haage (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink,  Bavarian Radio Symphony O
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 

Featured Sound Samples

Das Land des Lächelns (Lehár): "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz"
(Fritz Wunderlich)
Madama Butterfly (Puccini): "Addio, fiorito asil" (Jussi Björling)
Andrea Chénier (Giordano): "Colpito... Un dì all'azzurro spazio"
(Franco Corelli)
Lohengrin (Wagner): "In fernem Land" (Nicolai Gedda)
L'amico Fritz (Mascagni): "O amore, o bella luce del core"
(Luciano Pavarotti)

Sound Samples

Messiah, Part One: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted (tenor)
Serse (1990 Digital Remaster): Ombra mai fu (Largo)
Semele HWV58: Where'er you walk
Acis and Galatea HWV49b: Love sounds the Alarm
Giulio Cesare: Vani sono i lamenti ... Svegliatevi nel core (Act 1)
Idomeneo K366, ATTO SECONDO/ACT TWO/ZWEITER AKT/DEUXIÈME ACTE, Scene 3:: No. 12 Aria: Fuor del mar
Die Entführung aus dem Serail - Singspiel in three acts K384, Act I (The square in front of Pasha Selim's palace): Hier soll ich...Aber wie soll ich in den Palast Kommen? (Belmonte)
Die Entführung aus dem Serail K384 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 1: Konstanze! dich wiederzusehen...O wie ängstlich
Die Entführung aus dem Serail K384, ACT 1: Frisch zum Kampfe!
Die Entführung aus dem Serail - Singspiel in three acts K384, Act III (The palace courtyard at midnight): Wenn der Freude Tränen fließen (Belmonte)
Don Giovanni (2002 Digital Remaster), Act I, Scene Three, Recitative & Aria:: Aria: Dalla sua pace (Don Ottavio)
Don Giovanni (2002 Digital Remaster), Act II, Scene Two: Aria: il mio tesoro (Don Ottavio)
Così fan tutte (2000 Digital Remaster): Un'aura amorosa (Ferrando)
Così fan tutte (2000 Digital Remaster): In qual fiero contrasto...Tradito, schernito (Act II)
Die Zauberflöte (1986 Digital Remaster): Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön
La clemenza di Tito K621: Aria: Ah, se fosse intorno al trono (Act 1)
Macbeth (1985 Digital Remaster): O figli, o figli miei ... Ah, la paterna mano
Attila: Oh tutto di navicelle ... Ella in poter del barbaro! (Prologue)
Luisa Miller: Oh! Fede negar potessi... Quando le sere al placido
Rigoletto (1996 Digital Remaster), Act 1, Scene 1: Questa o quella
Rigoletto (1996 Digital Remaster): Ella mi fu rapita!...Parmi veder le lagrime (Duca/Sparafucile/Rigoletto)
Rigoletto (1996 Digital Remaster), Act 3: La donna è mobile
Il Trovatore, Act III: Ah sì, ben mio
Il Trovatore, Act III: Di quella pira
La Traviata: Scena, aria e cabaletta: Lunge da lei...De' miei bollenti...O mio rimorso (Alfredo)
Un ballo in maschera (1990 Digital Remaster): Di' tu se fedele (Act I)
Un ballo in maschera (1997 Digital Remaster): Forse la soglia...Ma se m'è forza perdeti
La Forza del Destino (1993 Digital Remaster): La Vita e inferno all'infelice-oh tu che in seno agli'angeli
Don Carlo, Act 1 (1986 Digital Remaster): Io l'ho perduta ..lo la vidi
Aida (2001 Digital Remaster): Se quel guerrier io fossi .... Celeste Aida
Messa da Requiem, Sequenza:: Ingemisco
Otello: Niun mi tema (Act 4)

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