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The Great Voice Of Montserrat Caballé


Release Date: 09/12/2000 
Label:  London/Decca Opera Gala Series Catalog #: 458231   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiVincenzo BelliniArrigo BoitoGiacomo Puccini,   ... 
Performer:  Montserrat CaballéSherrill MilnesLuciano PavarottiGiuseppe Morresi,   ... 
Conductor:  Peter MaagRichard BonyngeOliviero de FabritiisZubin Mehta,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic OrchestraLondon Opera ChorusWelsh National Opera Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

Imported from : European Union   
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Montserrat Caballe is one of the most memorable voices of 20th century opera. Her rich, powerful voice led her from minor roles to leading lady status. This collection of Italian arias and duets, performed with legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti, is ample testament to her place in the history of opera.
These performances, dating from her heyday between 1974 and 1984, show a woman with a deep understanding of both showmanship and technique. The stage loved Caballe, as did the critics. She evokes passion with her every breath, a talent heightened in her duets as she and Pavarotti play off each other wonderfully. THE GREAT VOICE OF CABBALLE does a great service to opera lovers, providing another chance to enjoy these wonderful performances.
Read more She is truly one of the great divas of our time. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Luisa Miller: Tu puniscimi, o Signore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1975 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
2.
Luisa Miller: Padre, ricevi l'estremo addio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Sherrill Milnes (Baritone), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Opera Chorus,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1975 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
3.
Norma: Sgombra è la sacra selva by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4.
Norma: Va, crudele by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Length: 12 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Deh! proteggimi, o Dio!..." 
5.
Mefistofele: Notte cupa, truce by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Opera Chorus,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1982 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
Mefistofele: O incantesimo! parla! parla! by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1982 
Length: 5 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
8.
Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
9.
Andrea Chénier: La mamma morta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Andrea Chénier: Vicino a te by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11.
La Gioconda: Suicidio! by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Andrea Chénier: Udiamo i testimoni! by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Giuseppe Morresi (Baritone), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "La nostra morte e il trionfo dell'amor..." 
13.
La Gioconda: L'amo come il fulgor del creato! by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selction starts with "E un anatema...." 
14.
La Gioconda: Deh! Non turbare by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone),
Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Opera Chorus,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 7 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection starts with "Il mio braccio t'afferra!..." 
15.
La Gioconda: Ecco la barca by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1980 
Length: 7 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Luisa Miller / Act 2: Tu puniscimi, O Signore
Luisa Miller / Act 3: "Padre, ricevi l'estremo addio"
Norma / Act 1: Sgombra è la sacra
Norma / Act 1: Deh! proteggimi, o Dio!
Norma / Act 1: Eccola! va, mi lascia, ragion non odo
Norma / Act 1: Va, crudele, al Dio spietato
Mefistofele / Act 4: Notte cupa, truce
Mefistofele / Act 4: O incantesimo! parla! parla!
Turandot / Act 1: Signore, ascolta
Turandot / Act 3: Tu che di gel sei cinta
Andrea Chénier / Act 3: La mamma morta
Andrea Chénier / Act 4: Vicino a te
Andrea Chénier / Act 4: La nostra morte è il trionfo dell'amor
La Gioconda / Act 2: E un anatema!
La Gioconda / Act 2: Il mio braccia t'afferra!
La Gioconda / Act 4: Suicidio!
La Gioconda / Act 4: La barca s'avvicina

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