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Best Verdi 100


Release Date: 06/08/2010 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 40878   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido DomingoRolando VillazónRenato BrusonNicolai Gedda,   ... 
Conductor:  Riccardo MutiMarcello ViottiGiuseppe PatanéJulius Rudel,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia OrchestraMunich Radio OrchestraPhilharmonia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Mono & Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This 6-CD set contains 100 tracks from the most familiar and best-loved works by the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi, performed by many of the world’s leading singers, orchestras and conductors. The operas of Verdi today form the mainstay of the repertoire of opera houses all over the world. Some of his music has become absorbed into popular culture from being used in TV adverts and film soundtracks, as well as being performed by the most famous classical singers of the day in concerts and on records.

CD 1 brings together many of Verdi’s great arias for tenor and baritone, from the swaggering bravado of ‘La donna è mobile’ from Rigoletto to the heartbreaking poignancy of ‘Niun mi tema’, the death scene from Otello,
Read more Verdi’s inspired setting of Shakespeare’s tragedy. The first singer to be heard is the matchless Placido Domingo, and he is followed by a procession of other great tenors including José Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti, Rolando Villazón and Roberto Alagna, as well as some of the world’s finest baritones such as Tito Gobbi and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

CD 2 presents a veritable galaxy of great sopranos and mezzos, led by the legendary Maria Callas and including Natalie Dessay, Victoria de los Angeles and Montserrat Caballé who provide a programme of the greatest Verdi arias for the female voice from operas like La traviata, Rigoletto, Un ballo in maschera and Aida.

In CD 3, the singers come together in pairs for a programme of some of Verdi’s finest duets, the first of which is the irresistible brindisi: ‘Libiamo’ from La traviata sung by Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna. Some of the major stars heard on this CD for the first time include Beverly Sills, Renata Scotto and Birgit Nilsson.

CD 4 is a collection of great ensembles, beginning with the famous quartet from Rigoletto and including some of the most powerful passages from Otello, Don Carlo and Aida. The CD finishes with the scene from Verdi’s comic masterpiece Falstaff where the women make fun of Sir John’s clumsy efforts to woo them in one of the most brilliant pieces of quicksilver vocal writing in all opera.

CD 5 contains many of Verdi’s best choruses, from the lively Anvil Chorus from Il trovatore to the deeply moving Chorus of Hebrew Slaves: ‘Va, pensiero’ from Nabucco. The disc finishes spectacularly with the Grand March and Chorus from the Triumphal Scene in Aida.

The final CD brings together some of Verdi’s powerful overtures to operas like La forza del destino and Luisa Miller, the deeply moving preludes from La traviata and Aida and some colourful ballet music from Macbeth that Verdi added for its French production. It ends with extracts from the ‘Four Seasons’ ballet from I vespri siciliani, also written specially for its première in Paris.
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Works on This Recording

1. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
2. La traviata: De' miei bollenti spiriti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marcello Viotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
3. La traviata: Di Provenza il mar by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Renato Bruson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
4. Un ballo in maschera: Di' tu se fedele by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
5. Un ballo in maschera: Forse la soglia attinse by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
6. Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
7. Rigoletto: Pari siamo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
8. Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
9. Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Ferraris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
10. Macbeth: Ah, la paterna mano by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
11. Il trovatore: Il balen del suo sorriso by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
12. Il trovatore: Ah si, ben mio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Franco Bonisolli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
13. Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Horst Nitsche (Tenor), Franco Bonisolli (Tenor), Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
14. I lombardi: La mia letizia infondere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marcello Viotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
15. Don Carlos: Fountainebleu! Foresta immensa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
16. Requiem Mass: Ingemisco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
17. La forza del destino: La vita è inferno...O tu che in seno agli angeli by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
18. Otello: Niun mi tema (Death of Otello) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Barker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
19. Falstaff: L'onore! Ladri! "Ford's Monologue" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
20. La traviata: Ah, fors' è lui by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor), Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Conductor:  Evelino Pidò
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
21. La traviata: Sempre libera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor), Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Conductor:  Evelino Pidò
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
22. La traviata: Tenesta la promessa...Addio del passato by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853 
23. Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Benito Di Bella (Baritone), Franco Ricciardi (Tenor), Reri Grist (Soprano),
Alfredo Giacomotti (Bass)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
24. Il trovatore: Condotta ell' era in ceppi by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor), Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
25. Il trovatore: D'amor sull' ali rosee by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
26. Macbeth: La luce langue by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
27. Un ballo in maschera: Zitti l'incanto non dèssi turbare by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
28. Un ballo in maschera: Ecco l'orrido campo...Ma dall' arido stelo divulsa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Martina Arroyo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
29. Don Carlos: O don fatale by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Elena Obraztsova (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Robin Stapleton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
30. La forza del destino: Pace, pace, mio Dio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
31. Aida: Ritorna vincitor! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Society of the Conservatory Concerts Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
32. Aida: O patria mia by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
33. Ave Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Italy 
34. La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
35. La traviata: Un dì, felice by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Beverly Sills (Soprano)
Conductor:  Aldo Ceccato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
36. La traviata: Parigi, o cara by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
37. Il trovatore: Mira, di acerbe lagrime by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Gabriela Tucci (Soprano), Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
38. Il trovatore: Ai nostri monti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor), Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
39. Rigoletto: E' il sol dell' anima by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano), Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
40. Giovanna d'Arco: A lui pensa!...Amai, ma un solo istante by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Italy 
41. Giovanna d'Arco: Tu che all'eletto Sàulo...Or dal padre benedetta by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Italy 
42. Un ballo in maschera: Non sai tu che sei l'anima mia by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
43. La forza del destino: Solenne in quest' ora by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
44. Requiem Mass: Recordare by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
45. Don Carlos: Dio, che nell' alma infondere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Simon Estes (Bass), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
46. Aida: Rivedrai le foreste imbalsamate by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mario Sereni (Baritone), Birgit Nilsson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
47. Aida: O terra addio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
48. Otello: Già nella notte densa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
49. Otello: Quando Narravi by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  James McCracken (Tenor), Dame Gwyneth Jones (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
50. Rigoletto: Bella figlia dell' amore [Quartet] by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Daniela Dessi (Soprano), Vincenzo La Scola (Tenor), Marta Senn (Mezzo Soprano),
Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
51. 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 
52. Macbeth: O gran Dio, che ne'cuori penetri by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Giuliano Bernardi (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor),
Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano), Maria Borgato (Mezzo Soprano), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
53. Macbeth: Si colmi il calici by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Borgato (Mezzo Soprano), Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847 
54. Un ballo in maschera: Volta la terrea by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Kenneth Collins (Tenor), Reri Grist (Soprano),
Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone), Gwynne Howell (Bass), Richard Van Allan (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
55. Un ballo in maschera: Ogni cura si doni al diletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Kenneth Collins (Tenor), Reri Grist (Soprano),
Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone), Gwynne Howell (Bass), Richard Van Allan (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
56. La forza del destino: Al suon del tamburo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano), Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
57. La forza del destino: Rataplan, della gloria pel soldato by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dolora Zajic (Mezzo Soprano), Giorgio Zancanaro (Baritone)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
58. La forza del destino: Non imprecare, umiliati by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Paul Plishka (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
59. Don Carlos: Nel giardin del bello "Veil Song" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciana D'Intino (Soprano), Marilena Laurenza (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
60. Don Carlos: Ah! sii maledetto, sospetto fatale by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone),
Ruggero Raimondi (Bass)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884 
61. Simon Boccanegra: Plebe! Patrizii! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Walter Monachesi (Baritone), Paolo Dari (Bass), Tito Gobbi (Baritone),
Giuseppe Campora (Tenor), Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano), Boris Christoff (Bass)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Italy 
62. Requiem Mass: Lacrymosa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Fiorenza Cossotto (Mezzo Soprano), Jon Vickers (Tenor),
Ruggero Raimondi (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
63. Aida: Su! del Nilo al sacro lido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Ruggero Raimondi (Bass), José Van Dam (Bass Baritone),
Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano), Thomas Moser (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
64. Aida: Nume, custode e vindice by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Bonaldo Giaiotti (Bass), Franco Corelli (Tenor), Mirella Fiorentini (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871 
65. Aida: Che veggo! Egli? Mio padre! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Ferruccio Mazzoli (Bass), Birgit Nilsson (Soprano), Franco Corelli (Tenor),
Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Mario Sereni (Baritone), Bonaldo Giaiotti (Bass)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
66. Otello: A terra! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Gwyneth Jones (Soprano), James McCracken (Tenor), Anna di Stasio (Mezzo Soprano),
Piero de Palma (Tenor), Florindo Andreolli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
67. Falstaff: Del tuo barbero diagnostico by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nicola Zaccaria (Bass), Rolando Panerai (Baritone), Tomaso Spataro (Tenor),
Nan Merriman (Mezzo Soprano), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Soprano), Anna Moffo (Soprano),
Fedora Barbieri (Mezzo Soprano), Luigi Alva (Tenor), Renato Ercolani (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
68. Il trovatore: Vedi! le fosche notturne "Anvil Chorus" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
69. Il trovatore: Or co' dadi, ma fra poco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Ferruccio Mazzoli (Bass)
Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
70. Nabucco: Gli arredi festivi by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
71. Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
72. Ernani: Evviva! Beviam! Nel vino cerchiam by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Chorus,  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
73. Ernani: Si ridesti il Leon di Castiglia by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Chorus,  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
74. Rigoletto: Zitti, zitti moviamo a vendetta by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
75. La traviata: Noi siamo le zingarelle by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Aldo Ceccato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
76. La traviata: Di Madride noi siam matadori by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Delia Wallis (Mezzo Soprano), Keith Erwen (Tenor), Richard Van Allan (Bass)
Conductor:  Aldo Ceccato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
77. Attila: Urli, Rapine by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Italy 
78. Attila: Viva il re delle mille foreste by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Italy 
79. I lombardi: Gerusalem! by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
80. I lombardi: O Signore, dal tetto natio by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
81. Macbeth: Patria oppressa! by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
82. I vespri siciliani: Si celebri alfine tra canti, tra fior by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Richard Armstrong
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Chorus,  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 
83. La forza del destino: Nella guerra è la follia by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Italy 
84. Otello: Fuoco di gioia by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
85. Don Carlos: Spuntato ecco il dì d'esultanza by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
86. Requiem Mass: Dies irae by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
87. Requiem Mass: Sanctus by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
88. Aida: Gloria all' Egitto by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
89. La forza del destino: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
90. La traviata: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Aldo Ceccato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
91. La traviata: Act 3 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Aldo Ceccato
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
92. Luisa Miller: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
93. Nabucco: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
94. I vespri siciliani: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 
95. Macbeth: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
96. Aida: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
97. Aida: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
98. I vespri siciliani: Ballet Music "The Four Seasons" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; Italy 

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