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The Voice of Italy / Pavarotti, Freni, di Stefano...


Release Date: 04/09/2002 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 470829   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiLuigi DenzaOsvaldo FresedoEldo Di Lazzaro,   ... 
Performer:  Dame Joan SutherlandCarlo BergonziJosé CarrerasPlacido Domingo,   ... 
Conductor:  John PritchardEduardo MüllerRoberto PanseraDino Olivieri,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale OrchestraFlorence Maggio Musicale ChorusEnglish Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: n/a 
Length: 2 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2. Funiculì funiculà by Luigi Denza
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eduardo Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Naples, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3. Vida mía by Osvaldo Fresedo
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Roberto Pansera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Argentina 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4. Chitarra Romana by Eldo Di Lazzaro
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Leona Mitchell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6. Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8. Il trovatore: Vedi! le fosche notturne "Anvil Chorus" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9. Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10. La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Leona Mitchell (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11. La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12. La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13. La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14. Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Maria Castelli (Mezzo Soprano), Mario Del Monaco (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15. Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16. Rigoletto: Zitti, zitti moviamo a vendetta by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone),
Christian Du Plessis (Baritone), Clifford Grant (Bass), John Gibbs (Baritone),
Riccardo Cassinelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17. 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 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
19. 'O sole mio by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer:  Mario Del Monaco (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ernesto Nicelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
20. 'A canzone 'e Napule by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Dino Olivieri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
21. Vieni sul Mar by Giovanni B. Califano
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henry Mancini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mancini Orchestra,  Mancini Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
22. Mamma by Cesare Andrea Bixio
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henry Mancini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus,  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
23. Maria, Marì by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
24. Santa Lucia by Teodoro Cottrau
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), David Romano (Baritone)
Conductor:  Emerson Buckley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
25. Canzoni-stornelli (3): no 2, L'ultima canzone by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Eduardo Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
26. Torna a Surriento by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Iller Pattacini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
27. L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
28. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
29. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Patanè
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
30. 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 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
31. L'Amico Fritz: Suzel, buon dì "Cherry Duet" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra Dell'Ater
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
32. La Favorita: Spirto gentil by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Written: 1843 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
33. Martha: Ach, so fromm by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
34. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jon Vickers (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Se quel guerrier io fossi!..." 
35. Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Mario Del Monaco (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
36. Andrea Chénier: Come un bel dì di maggio by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Giuseppe Di Stefano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Patanè
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
37. Mattinata by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Piero Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
38. I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
39. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Manuel Ausensi (Baritone)
Conductor:  Silvio Varviso
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Naples Rossini Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
40. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa...Io sono dolcile by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Teresa Berganza (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Silvio Varviso
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Naples Rossini Orchestra
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Customer Reviews

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 Outstanding July 25, 2013 By walter wallman (Irvine, CA) See All My Reviews "Superb. When you listen to these CD'S you are in Italy. Need I say more?" Report Abuse
 Sunshine and Olive Oil July 24, 2013 By Ronald Wade (Rockwall, TX) See All My Reviews "This is an eclectic collection of outstanding Italian voices singing my favorite arias. What more could I ask than to sip a glass of wine and listen to the songs I that have stirred me and brought me to tears all my life. We're talking about the glittering stars of opera, Tebaldi,Sutherland, Di Stefano,Del Monaco, Milnes, Carreras, Domingo and Te Kanawa singing the most beautiful and stirring arias from Italian opera with Pavarotti wrapping it all up with Nessun Dorma. Dollar for dollar, it's the best money I ever spent." Report Abuse
 Non-Italian voices of Italy? June 28, 2013 By Nathaniel R Brown (Edmonds, WA) See All My Reviews "Ironic, that about half the artists listed are non-Italian, and the first two listed on the home page are Spanish..." Report Abuse
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