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Pavarotti's Opera Made Easy - My Favorite Opera For Everyone


Release Date: 08/23/1994 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 443818   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiGiacomo PucciniGeorges BizetGaetano Donizetti,   ... 
Performer:  Luciano PavarottiDame Joan SutherlandSherrill MilnesHuguette Tourangeau,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard BonyngeLamberto GardelliZubin MehtaHerbert von Karajan,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraFlorence Maggio Musicale OrchestraLondon Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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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 
Date of Recording: 06/1971 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Rigoletto: Bella figlia dell' amore [Quartet] by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone),
Huguette Tourangeau (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1971 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
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 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
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: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1974 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
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 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Michel Sénéchal (Tenor), Rolando Panerai (Baritone), Mirella Freni (Soprano),
Elizabeth Harwood (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Rolando Panerai (Baritone), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Venue:  Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Il trovatore: Vedi! le fosche notturne "Anvil Chorus" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Carmen: Votre toast je peu vous le rendre "Toreador Song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano), Pierre Thau (Bass), Norma Burrowes (Soprano),
Jane Berbié (Mezzo Soprano), José Van Dam (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
12.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Chi mi frena in tal momento? (Sextet) by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Ryland Davies (Tenor), Huguette Tourangeau (Mezzo Soprano), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass),
Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Lakmé: Viens, Mallikà...Sous le dôme épais "Flower Duet" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Jane Berbié (Mezzo Soprano), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Date of Recording: 10/1967 
Venue:  Salle Alcazar, Monte Carlo 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: French 
14.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nicola Rescigno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Pilar Lorengar (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Huguette Tourangeau (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Pro Arte Chorus,  Suisse Romande Radio Chorus,  Suisse Romande Orchestra  ... 
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: French 
18.
I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1977 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
19.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Sherrill Milnes (Baritone)
Conductor:  Silvio Varviso
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Rigoletto / Act 3: "La donna è mobile"
Rigoletto / Act 3: "Bella figlia dell'amore"
Gianni Schicchi: "Oh! mio babbino caro"
Turandot / Act 3: Nessun dorma!
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Un bel dì vedremo
La Bohème / Act 1: "Che gelida manina"
La Bohème / Act 1: "O soave fanciulla"
La Bohème / Act 2: "Quando m'en vo"
Aida / Act 1: "Celeste Aida"
Il Trovatore / Act 2: "Vedi! le fosche notturne spoglie" (Anvil Chorus)
Pagliacci / Act 1: "Vesti la giubba"
Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1: "Largo al factotum"
Carmen / Act 2: Vivat! Vivat le torero!...Votre toast (Toreador 's Song)
Lucia di Lammermoor / Act 2: "Chi mi frena in tal momento"
Lakmé / Act 1: Viens, Mallika, ... Dôme épais (Flower Duet)
Tosca / Act 3: "E lucevan le stelle"
L'elisir d'amore / Act 2: "Una furtiva lagrima"
La Rondine / Act 1: "Chi il bel sogno di Doretta"
Les Contes d'Hoffmann / Act 2: Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour

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