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The Most Famous Opera Duets


Release Date: 04/12/1994 
Label:  Emi Classics Encore Catalog #: 68129   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Georges BizetGiacomo PucciniWolfgang Amadeus MozartGiuseppe Verdi,   ... 
Performer:  Michel BlancNicolai GeddaRenata ScottoCarlo Bergonzi,   ... 
Conductor:  Pierre DervauxSir John BarbirolliHerbert von KarajanTullio Serafin,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opéra Comique OrchestraRome Opera House OrchestraVienna Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Les pêcheurs de perles: Au fond du temple saint by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Michel Blanc (Baritone), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pierre Dervaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opéra Comique Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: French 
2.
Madama Butterfly: Vogliatemi bene...O quanti occhi fisi by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Scotto (Soprano), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Sull' aria...Che soave zeffiretto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Irmgard Seefried (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
La traviata: Un dì, felice by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlo Del Monte (Tenor), Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Verranno a te sull' aure by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor), Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
6.
Tristan und Isolde: Isolde! Tristan!...O sink' hernieder by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Helga Dernesch (Soprano), Jon Vickers (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: German 
7.
Carmen: Parle-moi de ma mère by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Janine Micheau (Mezzo Soprano), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Length: 10 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
8.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Wolfgang Brendel (Bass), Lucia Popp (Soprano)
Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: German 
9.
Lakmé: Viens, Mallikà...Sous le dôme épais "Flower Duet" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Danielle Millet (Mezzo Soprano), Mady Mesplé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alain Lombard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opéra Comique Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: French 
10.
Rigoletto: E' il sol dell' anima by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Reri Grist (Soprano)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Mir ist..."Rose Presentation" by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Teresa Stich-Randall (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: German 
12.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Là ci darem la mano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Eberhard Wächter (Baritone), Graziella Sciutti (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
La Bohème: O Mimì, tu più non torni by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Mario Sereni (Tenor)
Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
Il trovatore: Quel suon...Ah! che la morte "Miserere" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano), Franco Bonisolli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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