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Simply The Best Night At The Opera / Algana, Bartoli, Et Al


Release Date: 07/06/1999 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 26499   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniJacques OffenbachGaetano DonizettiGeorges Bizet,   ... 
Performer:  José CuraDame Kiri Te KanawaRoberto AlagnaCatherine Dubosc,   ... 
Conductor:  Placido DomingoKent NaganoMarcello ViottiGiuseppe Sinopoli,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraLyon Opera OrchestraLyon Opera Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  Placido Domingo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2.
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Messieurs, silence! by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor), Catherine Dubosc (Soprano), Sumi Jo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra,  Lyon Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: French 
4.
L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marcello Viotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5.
Carmen: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante "Micaëla's Aria" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: French 
6.
Les pêcheurs de perles: Au fond du temple saint by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Jerry Hadley (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Length: 7 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: French 
7.
Così fan tutte, K 588: Soave sia il vento by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Jules Bastin (Bass), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Alain Lombard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
8.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
9.
Rake's Progress: Quietly, night by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Robert Lloyd (Bass), Dawn Upshaw (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948-1951; USA 
Length: 6 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
10.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Les oiseaux dans la charmille by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Natalie Dessay (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra,  Lyon Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: French 
11.
Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller? by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano), Jerry Hadley (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: French 
12.
Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: O moon high up "Song to the moon" by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Eva Urbanová (Soprano)
Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Czech 
13.
La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14.
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Voi che sapete che cosa è amor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15.
Billy Budd, Op. 50: And farewell, to ye, old Rights o' Man! by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hallé Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951/1960; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection begins with "Look! through the port..." 
16.
Faust: Vous qui faites l'endormie "Serenade" by Charles Gounod
Performer:  José Van Dam (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: French 
17.
L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Disprezzata Regina by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1642; Venice, Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18.
Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Sumi Jo (Soprano)
Conductor:  Paolo Olmi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins "Gualtier Maldè..." 
19.
Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  José Cura (Tenor)
Conductor:  Placido Domingo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
20.
Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
21.
La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: D'amour, l'ardente flamme by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Susan Graham (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kent Nagano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; France 
Length: 8 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: French 
22.
Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
23.
Iolanta, Op. 69: Ibn Hakia's Scene and Monologue by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Tom Krause (Baritone)
Conductor:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de Paris
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Russian 
24.
Carmen: Votre toast je peu vous le rendre "Toreador Song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Ruggero Raimondi (Bass), Susan Daniel (Mezzo Soprano), Julia Migenes (Soprano),
John-Paul Bogart (Bass), Lillian Watson (Soprano), François Le Roux (Baritone)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra,  ORTF Chorus,  Maîtrise de Radio France
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
25.
Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
26.
Tannhäuser: O, du mein holder Abendstern by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Håkan Hagegård (Baritone)
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers,  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection begins "Wie Todesahnung, Dämm'rung deckt die Lande..." 
27.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: French 
28.
L'inganno felice: Al più dolce e caro oggetto by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Annick Massis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert des Tuileries
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1811-1812; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
29.
L'italiana in Algeri: Già d'insolito ardore by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Samuel Ramey (Bass)
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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 Night at the Opera April 22, 2012 By marie fraser (edmonton, alberta, Alberta) See All My Reviews "This cd has a very good selection of famous singers and a variety of arias. Perfect listening!!" Report Abuse
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