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Montserrat Caballe, Shirley Verrett - Great Operatic Duets


Release Date: 08/09/1991 
Label:  Rca Victor Gold Seal Catalog #: 60818   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gaetano DonizettiVincenzo BelliniJacques OffenbachGiuseppe Verdi,   ... 
Performer:  Montserrat CaballéShirley Verrett
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Anna Bolena: Dio, che mi vedi...Sul capo...Va, infelice by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Length: 17 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2. Norma: Mira, o Norma by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Length: 7 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: French 
4. Aida: Amore, amore, gaudio, tormento by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Length: 11 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins "Silenzio, Aida verso noi s'avanza...". 
5. Madama Butterfly: Scuoti quella fronda "Flower Duet" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Length: 10 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins "Il cannone del porto!". 
6. La Gioconda: L'amo come il fulgor del creato! by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "E un' atema!". 
7. Semiramide: Serbami ognor...Alle più calde immagini by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Length: 7 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Act I: Serbami ognor; Alle più calde immagini
Act II: Dio, che mi vedi; Sul suo capo aggravi un Dio
Act II: Scene 2: Mira, o Norma
Act II: Barcarolle: Belle nuit
Act II: Silenzio! Aida verso noi s'avanza
Act II: Il cannone del porto! (Flower Duet)
Act II: E un anatema!; L'a attesi e il tempo

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