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The Very Best Of Franco Corelli


Release Date: 04/22/2003 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 85084   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Vincenzo BelliniGiuseppe VerdiPietro MascagniUmberto Giordano,   ... 
Performer:  Franco CorelliAngelo MercurialiGabriela TucciAdriana Lazzarini,   ... 
Conductor:  Franco FerrarisTullio SerafinThomas SchippersZubin Mehta,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes aria(s) by Ernesto De Curtis. Soloist: Franco Corelli.
Includes song(s) by Gioacchino Rossini, Salvatore Cardillo. Soloist: Franco Corelli.
Includes aria(s) by Ernesto De Curtis. Soloist: Franco Corelli.
Includes song(s) by Gioacchino Rossini, Salvatore Cardillo. Soloist: Franco Corelli. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. I puritani: A te, o cara, amor talora by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Ferraris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Language: Italian 
2. Norma: Meco all' altar di Venere...Me protegge by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Language: Italian 
3. Il trovatore: Ah si, ben mio...Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor), Angelo Mercuriali (Tenor), Gabriela Tucci (Soprano)
Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Language: Italian 
4. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by the recitative "Se quel guerrier io fossi!..." 
5. Cavalleria Rusticana: Viva il vino spumeggiante "Brindisi" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Adriana Lazzarini (Mezzo Soprano), Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Language: Italian 
6. Andrea Chénier: Un dì all' azzuro spazio "Improvviso" by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Colpito qui m'avete..." 
7. Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Ferraris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Language: Italian 
8. Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Ferraris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Language: Italian 
9. Turandot: Non piangere, Liù by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Scotto (Soprano), Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection continues with "Ah! per l'ultima volta!" 
10. La Favorita: Spirto gentil by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Ferraris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: 1843 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Favorita del Re!..." 
11. La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Ferraris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Written: 1876 
Language: Italian 
12. Adriana Lecouvreur: L'anima ho stanca by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Ferraris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Language: Italian 
13. Les Huguenots: Plus blanche que la blanche hermine by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Ferraris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by the recitative "Non lunge della torre..." 
14. Roméo et Juliette: Ah! lève-toi, soleil by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alain Lombard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Theater Opera Orchestra of Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "L'amour, l'amour..." 
15. Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rafaele Mingardo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by the recitative "Fronde tenere..."
Arranged: Raffaele Mingardo 
16. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rafaele Mingardo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranged: Raffaele Mingardo 
17. Core 'ngrato by Salvatore Cardillo
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rafaele Mingardo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Italy 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranged: Raffaele Mingardo 
18. Torna a Surriento by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rafaele Mingardo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranged: Raffaele Mingardo 
19. Aida: Pur ti riveggo...Là tra le foreste vergini by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mario Sereni (Baritone), Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Birgit Nilsson (Soprano),
Bonaldo Giaiotti (Bass), Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Language: Italian 
20. Cavalleria Rusticana: Mamma, quel vino è generoso "Addio" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Corinna Vozza (Mezzo Soprano), Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Language: Italian 
21. Andrea Chénier: Credo a una possanza arcana by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Giuseppe Modesti (Bass), Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Language: Italian 
22. Andrea Chénier: Si, fui soldato by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Paolo Pedani (Bass), Mario Sereni (Baritone), Antonietta Stella (Soprano),
Giuseppe Modesti (Bass), Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "Legray!.. Andrea Chénier!..." 
23. Andrea Chénier: Come un bel dì di maggio by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Language: Italian 
24. Andrea Chénier: Vicino a te by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Antonietta Stella (Soprano), Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gabriele Santini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Language: Italian 
25. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Guido Mazzini (Bass), Bonaldo Giaiotti (Bass), Piero de Palma (Tenor),
Franco Corelli (Tenor), Franco Ricciardi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Language: Italian 
26. Roméo et Juliette: O nuit divine! by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Franco Corelli (Tenor), Michelle Vilma (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Alain Lombard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Theater Opera Orchestra of Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Language: French 
27. Roméo et Juliette: Ange adorable [Madrigal] by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor), Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Alain Lombard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Theater Opera Orchestra of Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Language: French 
28. Roméo et Juliette: Salut, tombeau sombre et silencieux! by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alain Lombard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Theater Opera Orchestra of Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is preceded by "C'est là!..." 
29. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franco Ferraris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Language: Italian 
30. I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Language: Italian 
31. I Pagliacci: No! Pagliaccio non son! by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Mario Spina (Tenor), Tito Gobbi (Baritone), Lucine Amara (Soprano),
Mario Zanasi (Baritone), Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lovro von Matacic
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Language: Italian 
32. Petite Messe solennelle: Domine Deus by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Franco Corelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Rafaele Mingardo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Italy 
Language: Latin 

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