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Vocal Masterworks - Ileana Cotrubas - Famous Opera Arias


Release Date: 11/24/1998 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 60783   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gaetano DonizettiWolfgang Amadeus MozartGiacomo PucciniGiuseppe Verdi,   ... 
Performer:  Ileana CotrubasPlacido DomingoSir Geraint Evans
Conductor:  John PritchardGeorges PrêtreLorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The great soprano Ileana Cotrubas is featured on this disc singing arias from many of her signature roles. Always an effervescent and engaging performer, Cotrubas became known for her portrayals of lyric soprano roles such as Susanna, Pamina, Gilda, Liú, and Adina , all of which are represented here.
She also tests more foreign waters in arias from Charpentier's 'Louise' and Verdi's 'La Forza del Destino,' with excellent results. For example, in contrast to the Gilda aria "Caro nome" from 'Rigoletto,' the Leonora aria "Pace, pace, mi Dio," displays the darker, more brooding side to Cotrubas that she did not often employ. Sitting lower in her vocal register, Cotrubas renders this wrenching aria with unwavering intensity that one wishes
Read more she had used more often. A wonderful highlight of the disc has Placido Domingo joining Cotrubas in selections from Donizetti's 'L'elisir d'amore," which is a sheer delight and familiar turf to Cotrubas. The well-known "O mio babbino caro," warmly sung by Cotrubas, ends this wonderful collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Don Pasquale: Quel guardo il cavaliere...So anch'io la virtù by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Giunse alfin il momento...Deh vieni, non tardar by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Ach, ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: German 
4.
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Ach, ich liebte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: German 
5.
Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6.
La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7.
La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
La forza del destino: Pace, pace, mio Dio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10.
Louise: Depuis le jour by Gustave Charpentier
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; France 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Venue:  EMI Studios, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: French 
11.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Benedette queste carte! by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1977 
Venue:  EMI Studios, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Come s'en va contento by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Sir Geraint Evans (Bass)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1977 
Venue:  EMI Studios, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Quanto amore...Una tenera occhiatina by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Sir Geraint Evans (Bass), Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1977 
Venue:  EMI Studios, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection includes "Bella Adina!" 
14.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Prendi, per me sei libero by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1977 
Venue:  EMI Studios, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Nemorino!...ebbene?" 
15.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Ebben, tenete! by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1977 
Venue:  EMI Studios, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1976 
Venue:  EMI Studios, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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