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Royal Opera House - The Puccini Experience / Downes


Release Date: 11/07/1995 
Label:  Conifer   Catalog #: 55013   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Nina RautioJohan BothaAngela GheorghiuAnthony Michaels-Moore,   ... 
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Selections recorded in February and March 1995. Selections recorded in February and March 1995. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Le Villi: Se come voi piccina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Nina Rautio (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2. Edgar: Addio mi dolce amor by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Nina Rautio (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3. Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Johan Botha (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4. Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Nina Rautio (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5. La Bohème: Donde lieta uscì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6. Tosca: Un tal baccano in chiesa! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Anthony Michaels-Moore (Baritone), Francis Egerton (Tenor), Eric Garrett (Baritone)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7. Tosca: Tosca divina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Anthony Michaels-Moore (Baritone), Nina Rautio (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8. Tosca: Tre sbirri, una carrozza...Te Deum by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Anthony Michaels-Moore (Baritone)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Johan Botha (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11. La Fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Johan Botha (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12. La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mark Packwood (Piano), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13. Il Tabarro: Nulla, silenzio by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Anthony Michaels-Moore (Baritone)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14. Suor Angelica: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Nina Rautio (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16. Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17. Turandot: Non piangere, Liù by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Johan Botha (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the Act 1 finale. 
18. Turandot: Ah! per l'ultima volta! (Act 1 Finale) by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Francis Egerton (Tenor), Robin Leggate (Tenor), Anthony Michaels-Moore (Baritone),
Johan Botha (Tenor), Michael Druiett (Bass), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Non piangere, Liù." 
19. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Johan Botha (Tenor)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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