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Donizetti: Arias / Luciano Pavarotti


Release Date: 08/11/1998 
Label:  London/Decca Opera Gala Series Catalog #: 458203   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano PavarottiEric GarrettNicolai GhiaurovRoger Soyer
Conductor:  Richard BonyngeEdward DownesLeone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden ChorusEnglish Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Here is a selection of 13 of Donizetti’s finest arias, recorded at various times between 1967 and 1975 by Pavarotti when he was in his prime. The earliest recordings are the two arias taken from a complete La fille du régiment conducted with charm and ebullience by Richard Bonynge. ‘Pour mon âme’, excitingly delivered, contains those nine notorious high Cs with which, a few years earlier, Pavarotti had brought the house down at Covent Garden. In addition to the expected popular pieces from L’elisir d’amore (an elegant and mellifluous ‘Una furtiva lagrima’), Don Pasquale and Lucia di Lammermoor, there are two less familiar arias from Il duca d’Alba and Don Sebastiano, both once recorded by Caruso. Pavarotti, our equivalent of Read more the great Neapolitan tenor, gives exemplary performances of these.

-- Charles Osborne, BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE
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Works on This Recording

1.
La fille du régiment: Ah, mes amis...Pour mon âme by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Eric Garrett (Baritone)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Language: French 
2.
La fille du régiment: Pour me rapprocher de Marie by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection begins with "Écoutez-moi..." 
3.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Quanto è bella! Quanto è cara! 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 
4.
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 
5.
La Favorita: Una vergine, un angiol di Dio by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Language: Italian 
6.
La Favorita: Si che un solo accento by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Language: Italian 
7.
La Favorita: Spirto gentil by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Written: 1843 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Favorita del re!..." 
8.
Il Duca d'Alba: Angelo casto e bel by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Inosservato, penetrava..." 
9.
Don Pasquale: Com' è gentil by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers,  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Language: Italian 
10.
Maria Stuarda: Ah, rimiro è bel sembiante by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Roger Soyer (Bass), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1975 
Language: Italian 
11.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Fra poco a me ricovero by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Tombe degli avi miei..." 
12.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Language: Italian 
13.
Dom Sébastien: Deserto in terra by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; France 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

La fille du régiment / Act 1: "Ah mes amis - Pour mon âme"
La fille du régiment / Act 2: Pour me rapprocher de Marie
L'elisir d'amore / Act 1: "Quanto è bella"
L'elisir d'amore / Act 2: "Una furtiva lagrima"
La Favorita / Act 1: Parla, figlio..... Una vergine, un'angel di Dio
La Favorita - Italian version / Act 1: Si, che un solo accento
La Favorita - Italian version / Act 4: Favorita del re...Spirto gentil
Il Duca d'Alba / Act 4: "Inosservato" - "Angelo casto e bel"
Don Sebastiano, Re del Portogallo / Act 2: "Deserto in terra"
Don Pasquale / Act 3: "Com'è gentil"
Maria Stuarda / Act 1: Ah! rimiro il bel sembiante
Lucia di Lammermoor / Act 3: "Tombe degl'avi miei" - "Fra poco a me ricovero"
Lucia di Lammermoor / Act 3: "Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali"

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