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Pavarotti Sings Verdi [3-CD Set]


Release Date: 07/09/2013 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001853602   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano PavarottiRiccardo CassinelliLeo NucciAnthony Rolfe Johnson,   ... 
Conductor:  Lamberto GardelliSir Georg SoltiRichard BonyngePeter Maag,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraAmbrosian Opera ChorusChicago Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti often said that Verdi was his favorite operatic composer. He excelled in a number of major roles in Verdi operas, both on stage and in the recording studio.

This 3-CD set, celebrating Verdi's bicentenary, features Pavarotti and several star colleagues in arias and extended scenes from eleven of Verdi's operas, the Requiem and the rarely performed Inno delle nazioni (Hymn of the Nations), written for the 1862 International Exhibition in London that Verdi visited as Italy's representative.

Excerpts from Aida, Un ballo in maschera, Ernani, La forza del destino, I Lombardi, Luisa Miller, Macbeth, Otello, Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il trovatore, Requiem Plus Hymn of the Nations.
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Artists include Joan Sutherland, Kiri Te Kanawa, Montserrat Caballé, Christa Ludwig, Margaret Price, Leo Nucci, Richard Bonynge, Lamberto Gardelli, James Levine, Lorin Maazel and Sir Georg Solti.

Also includes:

George Hall article on Pavarotti and Verdi.
Production/Concert and session of images
Sung texts translated into English (cue pointed).
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Works on This Recording

1. Macbeth: Ah, la paterna mano by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
2. Macbeth: Dove siam? Che bosco è quello?...La patria tradita by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Riccardo Cassinelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
3. Otello: Si, pel ciel marmoreo giuro! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Leo Nucci (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
4. Otello: Niun mi tema (Death of Otello) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
5. Otello: Una vela! Una vela! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
6. Otello: Venga la morte! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
7. Il trovatore: Quale d'armi fragor poc'anzi intesi? by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
8. Il trovatore: Ah si, ben mio...Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
9. Il trovatore: L'onda de' suoni mistici by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
10. Il trovatore: Quel suon...Ah! che la morte "Miserere" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Opera Chorus,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
11. Requiem Mass: Ingemisco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
12. Luisa Miller: Il foglio dunque? by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Fernando Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
13. Luisa Miller: Quando le sere al placido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
14. Luisa Miller: M'ardon le vene, le fauci, orrido fuoco by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
15. Luisa Miller: Padre, ricevi l'estremo addio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Bonaldo Giaiotti (Bass)
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
16. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
17. Aida: Pur ti riveggo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Maria Chiara (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
18. Aida: La fatal pietra...O terra, addio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Maria Chiara (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
19. Aida: Fuggiam gli ardori inospiti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Maria Chiara (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
20. Aida: Tu! Amonasro!...Io son disonorato! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Maria Chiara (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
21. Aida: O terra, addio; addio, valle di pianti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Maria Chiara (Soprano), Paata Burchuladze (Bass)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
22. La forza del destino: Fratello...Riconoscimi! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Leo Nucci (Baritone)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
23. I lombardi: Qual prodigio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
24. I lombardi: La mia letizia infondere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
25. I lombardi: In cielo benedetto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Chorus,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
26. I lombardi: Come poteva un angelo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Jane Shaulis (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
27. I lombardi: Dove sola m'inoltro? by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), June Anderson (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
28. I lombardi: O belle a quest misera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), June Anderson (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
29. I lombardi: O madre mia, che fa colei? by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Jane Shaulis (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
30. Un ballo in maschera: Ma se m' è forza perderti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
31. Un ballo in maschera: Forse la soglia attinse by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
32. Un ballo in maschera: E scherzo od è follia by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Margaret Price (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Opera Chorus,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
33. Un ballo in maschera: Di' tu se fedele by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
34. Un ballo in maschera: M'ami, m'ami by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Margaret Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Italy 
35. La traviata: Un dì, felice by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
36. La traviata: Parigi, o cara by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
37. La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Opera Chorus,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
38. La traviata: Annina, donde vieni by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Marjon Lambriks (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853 
39. La traviata: Lunge da lei...De' miei bollenti spiriti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
40. Rigoletto: Parmi veder le lagrime...Possente amor mi chiama by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Written: 1851 
41. Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Martti Talvela (Bass)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
42. Rigoletto: Ella mi fu rapita by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1851; Italy 
43. Rigoletto: Duca, Duca? by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), John Gibbs (Baritone)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
44. Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
45. Rigoletto: Un dì, se ben rammentomi... Bella figlia dell'amore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
46. Rigoletto: Della mia bella incognita borghese by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Riccardo Cassinelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
47. Ernani: Cessaro i suoni, dispari ogni face by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
48. Ernani: Mercè, diletti amici...Come rugiada al cospite by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Chorus,  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
49. Ernani: Dell'esilio nel dolore by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Chorus,  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
50. Ernani: Ecco il pegno by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Paata Burchuladze (Bass)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
51. Ernani: Ferma, crudel, estinguere by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Paata Burchuladze (Bass)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
52. Hymn of the Nations by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Philharmonia Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Italy 

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