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The Great Renata Tebaldi


Release Date: 01/15/2002 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 470280   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniAlfredo CatalaniAmilcare PonchielliFrancesco Cilèa,   ... 
Performer:  Renata TebaldiGiulio FioravantiMario Del MonacoMariano Caruso,   ... 
Conductor:  Lamberto GardelliFrancesco Molinari-PradelliFausto ClevaFranco Capuana,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale OrchestraSanta Cecilia Academy Rome OrchestraMonte Carlo Opera Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 28 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1962 
Venue:  Pergola Theatre, Florence, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1959 
Venue:  Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
La Wally: Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana by Alfredo Catalani
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1968 
Venue:  Alcazar Hall, Monte Carlo, Monaco 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
La Gioconda: Suicidio! by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1967 
Venue:  Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Adriana Lecouvreur: Poveri fiori by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Giulio Fioravanti (Baritone), Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Mario Del Monaco (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Capuana
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1961 
Venue:  Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 11 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "I fiori offerti in un'obra d'oblio..." 
6.
Andrea Chénier: Ecco l'altare by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Mario Del Monaco (Tenor), Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Mariano Caruso (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1957 
Venue:  Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection continues with "...Eravate possente." 
7.
Mefistofele: L'altra notte in fondo al mare by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Mario Del Monaco (Tenor), Cesare Siepi (Bass)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Suor Angelica: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1962 
Venue:  Pergola Theater, Florence, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Il Tabarro: Michele!... Avevo ben ragione... Sì, vicina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1962 
Venue:  Pergola Theater, Florence, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
La Fanciulla del West: Una partita de poker by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Cornell MacNeil (Baritone), Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Franco Capuana
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Venue:  Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mario Del Monaco (Tenor), Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Cesare Siepi (Bass), Ettore Bastianini (Baritone), Renata Tebaldi (Soprano),
Renato Cesari (Baritone), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1959 
Venue:  Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "...Si, mi chiamano Mimi..." 
13.
Aida: Ritorna vincitor! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1949 
Venue:  Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
Il trovatore: Tacea la notte placida...Di tale amor by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/1949 
Venue:  Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
La traviata: Parigi, o cara by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Gianni Poggi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1954 
Venue:  Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
La forza del destino: Pace, pace, mio Dio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1955 
Venue:  Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
Otello: Già nella notte densa by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Mario Del Monaco (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1961 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18.
Don Carlos: Giustizia, giustizia, Sire by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Venue:  London Opera Center, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
19.
Un ballo in maschera: Morrò, ma prima in grazia by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1964 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
20.
Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1954 
Venue:  Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
21.
Madama Butterfly: Con onor muore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1958 
Venue:  Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
22.
Die lustige Witwe: Es lebt eine Vilja...Vilja, o Vilja by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1960 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
23.
La Wally: Prendi, fanciul, e serbala! by Alfredo Catalani
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Lydia Marimpietri (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1968 
Venue:  Alcazar Hall, Monte Carlo, Monaco 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
24.
Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano), Mario Del Monaco (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Venue:  Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
25.
La forza del destino: Me pellegrina ed orfana by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1955 
Venue:  Santa Cecilia Academy, Rome, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
26.
Péchés de vieillesse, Volume 1 "Album italiano": no 8-10, La regata veneziana (3 canzonette) by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1868; Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/1969 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranged: Douglas Gamley 

Sound Samples

Gianni Schicchi: "Oh! mio babbino caro"
Tosca / Act 2: "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore"
La Wally / Act 1: Ebben? Ne andrò lontana
La Wally / Act 3: Prendi, fanciul, e serbala!
La Gioconda / Act 4: Suicidio!
Adriana Lecouvreur - original version - Act 4: Fiori offerti in un'ora d'oblio...Poveri fiori
Andrea Chénier / Act 2: Ecco l'altare...Eravate posente
Mefistofele / Act 3: L'altra notte in fondo al mare
Suor Angelica: Senza mamma, o bimbo
Il Tabarro, Opera lirica in un atto - original version: Michele! Michele!...Avevo ben ragione...Si, vicina
La Fanciulla del West / Act 2: Un partita a poker!
Turandot / Act 1: Signore, ascolta
Turandot / Act 3: Tu che di gel sei cinta
La Bohème - Act 1: Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì...O soave fanciulla
Aida / Act 1: Ritorna vincitor!
Il Trovatore / Act 1: "Tacea la notte!"
La traviata / Act 3: "Parigi, o cara, noi lasceremo"
La forza del destino - Act 1: Me pellegrina ed orfana
La forza del destino / Act 4: Pace, pace, mio Dio
Otello / Act 1: Già nella notte densa...Venga la morte
Don Carlo - Version 1867 for the Paris Opéra - Act 4: Giustizia! O Sire
Un ballo in maschera / Act 3: "Morrò, ma prima in grazia"
Manon Lescaut / Act 4: Sola, perduta, abbandonata
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: "Con amor muore...Tu, tu? Piccolo Iddio"
La regata veneziana: 1. Anzoleta avanti la regata
La regata veneziana: 2. Anzoleta co passa la regata
La regata veneziana: 3. Anzoleta dopo la regata
The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) - sung in Italian - Act 2: Vilja-Lied

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 The Voice Of The Century September 24, 2012 By Ed C. (Oklahoma City, OK) See All My Reviews "In my opinion, Renata Tebaldi is the greatest voice up to this time. There are less than a handfull of Soprano's today that can touch Ms. Tebaldi. This CD contains some of her greatest moments and all of them are jewels. This is a WONDERFUL CD and I recommend it to anyone." Report Abuse
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