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Amor - Opera's Great Love Songs


Release Date: 08/11/1998 
Label:  London/Decca Opera Gala Series Catalog #: 458201   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiGiacomo PucciniGaetano DonizettiGeorges Bizet,   ... 
Performer:  Luciano PavarottiRenata TebaldiJosé CarrerasMontserrat Caballé,   ... 
Conductor:  Leone MagieraLamberto GardelliRiccardo ChaillyEdward Downes,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper OrchestraFlorence Maggio Musicale OrchestraBologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Language: Italian 
2. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Language: Italian 
3. Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Language: Italian 
4. Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Language: Italian 
5. L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Language: Italian 
6. Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Language: Italian 
7. Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor), Alfredo Mariotti (Bass)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1966 
Language: Italian 
8. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Language: Italian 
9. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Language: Italian 
10. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Written: 1873-1874 
Date of Recording: 1975 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
11. Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Language: Italian 
12. Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1960 
Language: Italian 
13. La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1876 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Language: Italian 
14. La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano), Mirella Freni (Soprano), Michel Sénéchal (Tenor),
Rolando Panerai (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Language: Italian 
15. Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1975 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
16. La Favorita: O mio Fernando by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Language: Italian 
17. Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller? by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Language: French 
18. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Voi che sapete che cosa è amor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Language: Italian 
19. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Language: Italian 
20. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Language: Italian 
21. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Henry Lewis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Language: French 

Sound Samples

Aida / Act 1: "Celeste Aida"
Gianni Schicchi: "Oh! mio babbino caro"
Manon Lescaut / Act 1: Donna non vidi mai
Luisa Miller / Act 2: Quando le sere al placido chiaror d'un ciel stellato
Carmen / Act 1: "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" (Havanaise)
L'elisir d'amore / Act 2: "Una furtiva lagrima"
Turandot / Act 1: Signore, ascolta
Tosca / Act 1: "Recondita armonia"
Tosca / Act 2: "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore"
Tosca / Act 3: "E lucevan le stelle"
Carmen / Act 1: "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" (Havanaise)
Fedora / Act 2: "Amor ti vieta"
Rigoletto / Act 1: "Gualtier Maldè" - "Caro nome"
La Gioconda / Act 2: Cielo e mar!
La Bohème / Act 2: "Quando m'en vo"
Carmen / Act 2: "La fleur que tu m'avais jetée"
La Favorita / Act 3: O mio Fernando, della terra il trono
Werther / Act 3: "Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemps?"
Le nozze di Figaro / Act 2: "Voi che sapete"
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Un bel dì vedremo
Turandot / Act 3: Nessun dorma!

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