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Aria - A Passion For Opera


Release Date: 02/15/1994 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 65163   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Georges BizetGiacomo PucciniGaetano DonizettiGiuseppe Verdi,   ... 
Performer:  Maria CallasMontserrat CaballéNicolai GeddaMirella Freni,   ... 
Conductor:  Georges PrêtreSir Charles MackerrasFrancesco Molinari-PradelliRiccardo Muti,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opera OrchestraRené Duclos ChorusLondon Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opera Orchestra,  René Duclos Chorus
Written: 1873-1874 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection begins with "Quand je vous aimerai?..."
Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
2.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
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 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
5.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Louise: Depuis le jour by Gustave Charpentier
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Franco Ferraris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; France 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Length: 5 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: French 
8.
Lakmé: Viens, Mallikà...Sous le dôme épais "Flower Duet" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Mady Mesplé (Soprano), Danielle Millet (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Alain Lombard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Opéra Comique Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: French 
9.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Norma: Casta diva by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Maria Callas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Gianni Schicchi: Firenze è come un albero fiorito by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Antonino Votto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins "Avete torto!" 
12.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is DDD. 
14.
La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Tito Gobbi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alceo Galliera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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