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Heroes & Villains - Opera's Leading Men


Release Date: 06/01/2010 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001433902   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiGiacomo PucciniWolfgang Amadeus MozartGaetano Donizetti,   ... 
Performer:  Luciano PavarottiRolando VillazónBoaz DanielBryn Terfel,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard BonyngeRiccardo ChaillyBertrand De BillySir Georg Solti,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraBologna Teatro Comunale OrchestraBavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
2.
Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
3.
La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
4.
La Bohème: O Mimì, tu più non torni by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Rolando Villazón (Tenor), Boaz Daniel (Bass)
Conductor:  Bertrand De Billy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
5.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Deh vieni alla finestra [Serenade] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
6.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Finch' han dal vino [Brindisi] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
7.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Quanto è bella! Quanto è cara! by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Elena Dan (Soprano), Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Evelino Pidò
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Opera Chorus,  Lyon National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
8.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Evelino Pidò
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
9.
Faust: Le veau d'or est toujours debout by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Evgeny Nesterenko (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
10.
Faust: Salut! demeure chaste et pure by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Francisco Araiza (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
11.
Lohengrin: In fernem Land by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
12.
Un ballo in maschera: La rivedrà nell' estasi by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Renato Bruson (Baritone), Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor),
Robert Lloyd (Bass), Malcolm King (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Opera Chorus,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
13.
Un ballo in maschera: Eri tu che m'acchiave quell' anima by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Sherrill Milnes (Baritone)
Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
14.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: O Isis und Osiris by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kurt Moll (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Cavalleria Rusticana: O Lola, ch'ai di latti la cammisa by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
17.
Don Carlos: Dio, che nell' alma infondere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), Tugomir Franc (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
18.
Don Carlos: O Carlo, ascolta by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
19.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
20.
Tosca: Tre sbirri, una carrozza...Te Deum by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Ingvar Wixell (Baritone), Piero de Palma (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
21.
Carmen: Votre toast je peu vous le rendre "Toreador Song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Jane Berbié (Mezzo Soprano), Norma Burrowes (Soprano), Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano),
José Van Dam (Bass Baritone), Thomas Allen (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
22.
Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
23.
Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
24.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Non più andrai farfallone amoroso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Samuel Ramey (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
25.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Hai già vinta la causa!...Vedrò, metr'io sospiro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Thomas Allen (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
26.
I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
27.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Morgenlich leuchtend by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Ben Heppner (Tenor), José Van Dam (Bass Baritone), René Pape (Bass),
Karita Mattila (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
28.
La traviata: Lunge da lei...De' miei bollenti spiriti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
29.
La traviata: Di Provenza il mar by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
30.
Andrea Chénier: Come un bel dì di maggio by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
31.
Tannhäuser: O, du mein holder Abendstern by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Victor Braun (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
32.
Otello: Credo in un Dio crudel by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Aldo Protti (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
33.
Otello: Niun mi tema (Death of Otello) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Tom Krause (Baritone), Nello Romanato (Tenor), Mario Del Monaco (Tenor),
Fernando Corena (Bass)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
34.
Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller? by Jules Massenet
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
35.
Les pêcheurs de perles: Au fond du temple saint by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Conductor:  Robin Stapleton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
36.
La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Rolando Villazón (Tenor)
Conductor:  Daniele Callegari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan
Written: 1876 
37.
Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
38.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir,  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 

Sound Samples

Rigoletto / Act 3: "La donna è mobile"
Rigoletto / Act 1: "Questa o quella" (Ballata)
La Bohème / Act 1: "Che gelida manina"
La Bohème / Act 4: O Mimì, tu più non torni
Don Giovanni, ossia Il dissoluto punito, K.527 / Act 2: "Deh! vieni alla finestra"
Don Giovanni / Act 1: Champagne Aria
L'elisir d'amore / Act 1: "Quanto è bella, quanto è cara!"
L'elisir d'amore / Act 2: "Una furtiva lagrima"
Faust / Act 2: Ronde du veau d'or
Faust / Act 3: Salut! Demeure chaste et pure
Lohengrin / Act 3: "In fernem Land, unnahbar euren Schritten"
Un ballo in maschera / Act 1: "La rivedrà nell'estasi...Il cenno mio"
Un ballo in maschera / Act 3: "Eri tu che macchiavi quell'anima"
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 1: "Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön"
Die Zauberflöte / Act 2: "O Isis und Osiris"
Cavalleria rusticana: "O lola ch'ai di latti la cammisa" (Siciliana)
Don Carlo / Act 2: "Dio, che nell'alma infodere"
Don Carlo / Act 4: "O Carlo, ascolta"
Tosca / Act 3: "E lucevan le stelle"
Tosca / Act 1: "Tre sbirri... Una carozza... Presto" - Te Deum
Carmen / Act 1: Toreador Song
Carmen / Act 2: Flower Song
Il Trovatore / Act 3: "Di quella pira"
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 / Act 1: "Non più andrai"
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 / Act 3: Hai già vinta la causa!...Vedrò mentr'io sospiro...
Pagliacci - Act 1: "Recitar!" - "Vesti la giubba"
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg / Act 3: Prize Song
La traviata / Act 2: "Lunge da lei" - "De' miei bollenti spiriti"
La traviata / Act 2: "Di Provenza il mar, il suol"
Andrea Chénier / Act 4: Come un bel dì di maggio
Tannhäuser - Paris version / Act 3: "O du mein holder Abendstern"
Otello / Act 2: Credo in un Dio crudel
Otello / Act 4: Niun mi tema
Werther / Act 3: "Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemps?"
Les Pecheurs des Perles / Act 1: "Au fond du temple saint"
La Gioconda / Act 2: "Cielo e mar"
Manon Lescaut / Act 1: "Donna non vidi mai"
Turandot / Act 3: Nessun dorma!

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 Treasure Trove August 28, 2014 By Robert E. (New York, NY) See All My Reviews "A treasured trove of thrilling artists that is sure to please. Packed with arias excerpted from many critically acclaimed familiar operatic recordings making for a rich listening experience." Report Abuse
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