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Weekend Classics - An Opera Weekend


Release Date: 11/14/2006 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000769602   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Georges BizetGiuseppe VerdiWolfgang Amadeus MozartGiacomo Puccini,   ... 
Performer:  Teresa BerganzaNicolai GhiaurovGottfried HornikKarin Ott,   ... 
Conductor:  Claudio AbbadoHerbert von KarajanGiuseppe SinopoliSeiji Ozawa,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala OrchestraMilan Teatro alla Scala Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Works on This Recording

1.
Carmen: Act 3 Prelude "Intermezzo" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
2.
Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Teresa Berganza (Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1873-1874 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
3.
Aida: Grand March by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
4.
Aida: Vieni, o guerriero vindice by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Italy 
5.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Gottfried Hornik (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Hölle Rache by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Karin Ott (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Turandot: Gira la cote by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
9.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
10.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
11.
Tosca: Quagl' occhio al mondo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Katia Ricciarelli (Soprano), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
13.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Les oiseaux dans la charmille by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
14.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
15.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
16.
Götterdämmerung: Immolation by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Matti Salminen (Bass), Hildegard Behrens (Soprano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Germany 
17.
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 

Sound Samples

Carmen: Overture (Prelude)
Carmen / Act 1: "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" (Havanaise)
Aida / Act 2: Grand March
Aida / Act 2: Vieni, o guerriero vindice
Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1: No.2 Cavatina: "Largo al factotum"
Die Zauberflöte, K.620: Overture
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 1: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (Papageno)
Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 2: Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (Königin der Nacht)
Turandot / Act 1: Gira la cote! - Perché tarda la luna? - Là sui monti dell'est
Turandot / Act 3: "Nessun dorma"
Madama Butterfly / Act 2: Un bel dì vedremo
Tosca / Act 1: "Ah, quegli occhi..." - "Qual occhio al mondo può star di paro"
Tosca / Act 3: "E lucevan le stelle"
Les Contes d'Hoffmann / Act 2: "Les oiseaux dans la charmille"
Les Contes d'Hoffmann / Act 4: "Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour"
L'elisir d'amore / Act 2: "Una furtiva lagrima"
Götterdämmerung / Dritter Aufzug: Fliegt heim, ihr Raben! (Immolation Scene)

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