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The Best Of Opera Vol 1


Release Date: 06/27/1995 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8553166   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiGiacomo PucciniAntonín DvorákGeorges Bizet,   ... 
Performer:  Giorgio LambertiJanez LotricIgor MorozovMiriam Gauci,   ... 
Conductor:  Piergiorgio MorandiAlexander RahbariJohannes WildnerMichael Halász,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera OrchestraCzecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra BratislavaSlovak Radio Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
La forza del destino: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Piergiorgio Morandi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1994 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 7 Minutes 42 Secs. 
2.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1990 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: O moon high up "Song to the moon" by Antonín Dvorák
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 
Length: 5 Minutes 51 Secs. 
4.
Les pęcheurs de perles: Au fond du temple saint by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Janez Lotric (Tenor), Igor Morozov (Baritone)
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Date of Recording: 02/1994 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: French 
5.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1992 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Italy (1888).
Composition revised: Italy (1889). 
6.
Tannhäuser: Beglückt darf nun dich "Pilgrims' Chorus" by Richard Wagner
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: German 
7.
Madama Butterfly: Viene la sera...Bimba dagli occhi pieni by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Miriam Gauci (Soprano), Yordi Ramiro (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1991 
Venue:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Concert Hall 
Length: 10 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Hölle Rache by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Hellen Kwon (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Failoni Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1993 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: German 
9.
La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Monika Krause (Soprano), Yordi Ramiro (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1990 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
La Bohčme: Si, mi chiamano Mimě by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Thomas Harper (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1991 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Rigoletto: Bella figlia dell' amore [Quartet] by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jitka Saparová (Mezzo Soprano), Alida Ferrarini (Soprano), Eduard Tumagian (Baritone),
Jozef Spacek (Bass), Yordi Ramiro (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Slovak State Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Oliver Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak State Philharmonic Chorus,  Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
Carmen: Votre toast je peu vous le rendre "Toreador Song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Alan Titus (Baritone)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 07/1990 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 6 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
15.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Nicola Martinucci (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/1992 
Venue:  Slovak Radio Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

La forza del destino: Overture
Tosca: Act III: E lucevan le stelle
Rusalka, Op. 114: Act I: O Silver Moon, "Song to the Moon"
Les pecheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers): Les pecheurs de perles, Act I: Au fond du temple saint
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro
Carmen: Act II: Votre toast, "Toreador Song"
Pagliacci: Act I Scene 4: Recitar! ... Vesti la giubba
Cavalleria rusticana: Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
Tannhauser: Act III: Begluckt darf nun dich, "Pilgrims' Chorus"
Madama Butterfly: Act I: Bimba dagli occhi
Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K. 620: Act II: "Der Holle Rache"
La traviata: Act I: Libiamo ne'lieti calici, "Brindisi"
La boheme: La Boheme, Act I: Si. Mi chiamano Mimi
Turandot: Act III Scene 1: Nessun dorma
Rigoletto: Act IV: Quartet: Bella figlia dell'amore
Nabucco: Act III: Va, pensiero, "Chorus of Hebrew Slaves"

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