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The Ultimate Puccini Opera Album

Ultimate Puccini Opera Album / Various
Release Date: 12/14/2010 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8578066-67   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luba OrgonasovaJonathan WelchThomas HarperMiriam Gauci,   ... 
Conductor:  Will HumburgAlexander RahbariMichael HalászOndrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony OrchestraSlovak Philharmonic ChoirBelgian Radio And Television Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Puccini’s fascination with exotic locations, doomed heroines, high drama and tragic romance are brought to centre stage in this immensely moving selection from his greatest operas. Puccini’s fascination with exotic locations, doomed heroines, high drama and tragic romance are brought to centre stage in this immensely moving selection from his greatest operas. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
2.
Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Slovak Philharmonic Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
3.
La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jonathan Welch (Tenor)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
4.
La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jonathan Welch (Tenor)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
5.
La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jonathan Welch (Tenor)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
6.
Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Thomas Harper (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
7.
Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Miriam Gauci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Belgian Radio And Television Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
8.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Miriam Gauci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
9.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
10.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
11.
Manon Lescaut: Oh, sarò la più bella! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Kaludi Kaludov (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Belgian Radio And Television Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
12.
Le Villi: Se come voi piccina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Miriam Gauci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Belgian Radio And Television Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Italy 
13.
Turandot: Straniero, ascolta! "Riddle Scene" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
14.
Turandot: Non piangere, Liù by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
15.
Turandot: Ah! per l'ultima volta! (Act 1 Finale) by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
16.
La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
17.
Madama Butterfly: Viene la sera...Bimba dagli occhi pieni by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Nelly Boschkowa (Mezzo Soprano), Yordy Ramiro (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
18.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Nelly Miricioiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
19.
La Bohème: Donde lieta uscì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
20.
La Bohème: Dunque è proprio finita? by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
21.
Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Jozef Spacek (Bass), Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
22.
Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Miriam Gauci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Belgian Radio And Television Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
23.
Tosca: Non la sospiri la nostra casetta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
24.
Tosca: Ah, Quegli Occhi! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
25.
Tosca: Tre sbirri, una carrozza...Te Deum by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
26.
Suor Angelica: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Miriam Gauci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Belgian Radio And Television Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
27.
Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
28.
Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
29.
Edgar: Act 3 Prelude by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Italy 
30.
Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Belgian Radio And Television Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 

Sound Samples

La rondine x: La rondine, Act I: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta
Madama Butterfly, Act II: Humming Chorus
La boheme: Act I: Che gelida manina
La boheme: Act I: Si, mi chiamano Mimi
La boheme: La Boheme, Act I: O soave fanciulla
Manon Lescaut: Act I: Donna non vidi mai simile a questa!
Manon Lescaut: Act III: Intermezzo
Manon Lescaut: Act II: In quelle trine morbide
Madama Butterfly: Act II: Un bel di, vedremo
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro
Tosca: Act III: E lucevan le stelle
Manon Lescaut: Act II: Oh, saro la piu bella!
Le Villi: Se come voi piccina io fossi
Turandot: Act I: Signore, ascolta!
Turandot: Act I: Non piangere, Liu!
Turandot: Act I: Ah! Per l'ultima volta
La boheme: Act II: Quando m'en vo' soletta, "Musetta's Waltz"
Madama Butterfly: Act I: Viene la sera ...
Madama Butterfly: Act I: Bimba dagli occhi pieni di malia
Edgar: Act III: Prelude
Tosca: Act II: Vissi d'arte
La boheme: Act III: D'onde lieta usci
La boheme: Act III: Dunque e proprio finita!
Tosca: Act I: Sante ampolle! ... Recondita armonia
Manon Lescaut: Act IV: Sola, perduta, abbandonata
Tosca: Act I: Non la sospiri la nostra casetta
Tosca: Act I: Ah, quegli occhi!
Tosca: Act I: Tre sbirri, una carrozza
Suor Angelica: Senza Mamma
Turandot: Act III: Tu, che di gel sei cinta
Turandot: Act III: Nessun dorma

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