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Puccini: Arias & Songs / Te Kanawa, Vignoles, Nagano

Puccini / Kanawa / Orchestre De Lopera National
Release Date: 08/30/2011 
Label:  Apex   Catalog #: 673914   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te KanawaRoger Vignoles
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"This recording is a blissful milk-and-honey bath overflowing with the lush orchestration and mesmeric melodic lines of Puccini. Extraordinary care and craftsmanship have been lavished on the preparation and performances, making this one of the most vocally consistent and intensely musical discs Te Kanawa has ever made.

On 17 well-filled tracks, the recording contains two orchestral Intermezzi (from Manon Lescaut and Madama Butterfly), vibrantly executed by the Lyon Opera Orchestra under Kent Nagano, and three delightful songs with excellent piano accompaniment from Vignoles. Te Kanawa has always had a hint of melancholy emanating from her exquisite soprano sound and here she also uses all her technical and emotional
Read more resources to deliver powerful portrayals of Manon, Mimì, Butterfly and Liù."
Performance: 5 (out of 5); Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Elise McDougall, BBC Music Magazine Reviewing original release, Erato 17071
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Works on This Recording

1.
Le Villi: Se come voi piccina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Manon Lescaut: Act 3 Intermezzo by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
4.
Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
La Bohème: Donde lieta uscì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Sole e amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Avanti, Urania! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Madama Butterfly: Act 2 Intermezzo by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 37 Secs. 
12.
La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Morire? by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Roger Vignoles (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1917-1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
Suor Angelica: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17.
Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Opera House, Lyon, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Customer Reviews

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 Puccini Arias and Songs April 14, 2012 By T. Nikos (West Hollywood, CA) See All My Reviews "What more can one say with the musik of Puccini sung by Dame te Kanawa -- Breathtaking Thank you T.Nikos" Report Abuse
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