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The Most Famous Opera Arias


Release Date: 07/19/1994 
Label:  Emi Classics Encore Catalog #: 68306   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiGiacomo PucciniGeorges BizetChristoph W. Gluck,   ... 
Performer:  Anna MoffoAlfredo KrausGhena DimitrovaElena Obraztsova,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Colin DavisJulius RudelAnton GuadagnoGiuseppe Patané,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraMunich Radio Symphony OrchestraNew Philharmonia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Anna Moffo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is an analog recording. 
2. 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 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is an analog recording. 
3. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Ghena Dimitrova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: 1873-1874 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
5. Orfeo ed Euridice: Che farò senza Euridice? by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Ghena Dimitrova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7. Roméo et Juliette: Je veux vivre dans le rêve "Waltz Song" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: French 
8. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Voi che sapete che cosa è amor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is an analog recording. 
10. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Ghena Dimitrova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is an analog recording. 
12. Lakmé: Où va la jeune indoue? "Bell Song" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Length: 7 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: French 
13. La Wally: Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana by Alfredo Catalani
Performer:  Ghena Dimitrova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14. La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is an analog recording. 
15. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Hölle Rache by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: German 
16. 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 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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