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Release Date: 08/26/2008 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 452913   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiGaetano DonizettiVincenzo BelliniRuggero Leoncavallo,   ... 
Performer:  Ryland DaviesDella JonesGiorgio TadeoJohn Tomlinson,   ... 
Conductor:  Carlo FranciLamberto GardelliRichard BonyngeGianandrea Gavazzeni,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome OrchestraSanta Cecilia Academy Rome ChorusAmbrosian Opera Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1.
Il trovatore: Vedi! le fosche notturne "Anvil Chorus" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Carlo Franci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
2.
Il trovatore: Squilli, echeggi "Soldier's Chorus" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Carlo Franci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
3.
Nabucco: Gli arredi festivi by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Carlo Franci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
4.
Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Carlo Franci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
5.
I lombardi: O Signore, dal tetto natio by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Carlo Franci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
6.
Aida: Gloria all' Egitto by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Carlo Franci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
7.
La battaglia di Legnano: Giuriam d'Italia by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Carlo Franci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
8.
Attila: Urli, Rapine by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Carlo Franci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Italy 
9.
Otello: Fuoco di gioia by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Carlo Franci
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
10.
Macbeth: Patria oppressa! by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Opera Chorus,  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
11.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Per te d'immenso giubilo (Bridal Chorus) by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Ryland Davies (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
12.
La traviata: Di Madride noi siam matadori by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano), Giorgio Tadeo (Bass), John Tomlinson (Bass),
Alexander Oliver (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
13.
Norma: Guerra, guerra le Galliche selve by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Samuel Ramey (Bass)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Chorus,  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
14.
I Pagliacci: Din, don! Suona vespero by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  James McCracken (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra,  Colosseum Boys' Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
15.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Regina coeli laetare by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Julia Varády (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Opera Chorus,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
16.
Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
17.
Mefistofele: Ave Signor degli angeli by Arrigo Boito
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Opera Chorus,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
18.
Don Carlos: Spuntato ecco il dì d'esultanza by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867/1884; Italy 
19.
Carmen: Les voici! Les voici! by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Haberdashers' Aske's School Boys Choir,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
20.
Faust: Déposons les armes [Soldiers' Chorus] by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Margreta Elkins (Mezzo Soprano), Monica Sinclair (Mezzo Soprano), Robert Massard (Baritone)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
21.
Les troyens: Dieux protecteurs de la ville éternelle by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Chorus,  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856-1858; France 
22.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: O Isis und Osiris (Chorus) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
23.
Der Freischütz, J 277: Was gleicht wohl "Hunters' Chorus" by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
24.
Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor: O süsser Mond by Otto Nicolai
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Berlin, Germany 
25.
Fidelio, Op. 72: O, welche Lust! by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Robert Johnson (Voice), Philip Kraus (Voice)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805/1814; Vienna, Austria 
26.
Der fliegende Holländer: Summ und brumm, du gutes Rädchen by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Isola Jones (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
27.
Der fliegende Holländer: Steuermann! Lass die Wacht by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
28.
Tannhäuser: Beglückt darf nun dich "Pilgrims' Chorus" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Helga Dernesch (Soprano), Victor Braun (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Notes: arr Mussorgsky 
29.
Lohengrin: Treulich geführt "Bridal Chorus" by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
30.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Waltz Scene by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Bernd Weikl (Baritone), Stuart Burrows (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  John Alldis Choir,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
31.
Boris Godunov: Prologue - I am oppressed "Coronation scene" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Alexei Maslennikov (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 

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