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Luciano Pavarotti / 7 Complete Operas (14-disc Set)


Release Date: 10/16/2007 
Label:  Bravissimo Opera Library   Catalog #: 9901   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Vincenzo BelliniGiuseppe VerdiGaetano DonizettiJules Massenet,   ... 
Performer:  Giacomo AragallLuciano PavarottiWalter MonachesiNicola Zaccaria,   ... 
Conductor:  Claudio AbbadoCarlo Maria GiuliniFrancesco Molinari-PradelliPeter Maag,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hague Residentie OrchestraBologna Chamber ChoirRome Opera House Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 14 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes work(s) by various composers. Ensembles: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus, Florence Teatro Comunale Chorus, Florence Teatro Comunale Orchestra, Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra, Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus, Italian Radio Chorus Turin, Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Turin, Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome, Italian Radio Chorus Rome. Conductors: Claudio Abbado, Carlo Maria Giulini, F. Molinari-Pradelli, Peter Maag, Thomas Schippers, Riccardo Muti, Gianandrea Gavazzeni. Soloists: Margherita Rinaldi, Giacomo Aragall, Renata Scotto, Kostas Paskalis, Piero Cappuccilli, Mirella Freni, Rolando Panerai, Sesto Bruscantini, Montserrat Caballé, Luciano Pavarotti. Includes work(s) by various composers. Ensembles: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus, Florence Teatro Comunale Chorus, Florence Teatro Comunale Orchestra, Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra, Bologna Teatro Comunale Chorus, Italian Radio Chorus Turin, Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Turin, Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome, Italian Radio Chorus Rome. Conductors: Claudio Abbado, Carlo Maria Giulini, F. Molinari-Pradelli, Peter Maag, Thomas Schippers, Riccardo Muti, Gianandrea Gavazzeni. Soloists: Margherita Rinaldi, Giacomo Aragall, Renata Scotto, Kostas Paskalis, Piero Cappuccilli, Mirella Freni, Rolando Panerai, Sesto Bruscantini, Montserrat Caballé, Luciano Pavarotti. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Giacomo Aragall (Tenor), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Walter Monachesi (Baritone),
Nicola Zaccaria (Bass), Margherita Rinaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hague Residentie Orchestra,  Bologna Chamber Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/30/1966 
Venue:  Live - Amsterdam 
2.
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Arturo La Porta (Baritone), Rita Bezzi (Mezzo Soprano), Renata Scotto (Soprano),
Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Kostas Paskalis (Baritone), Paolo Washington (Bass),
Rosa Laghezza (Mezzo Soprano), Plinio Clabassi (Bass), Enzo Guagni (Tenor)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Opera House Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/19/1966 
Venue:  Live - Rome 
3.
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Agostino Ferrin (Bass), Renata Scotto (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor),
Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone), Gianfranco Maganotti (Tenor), Anna di Stasio (Mezzo Soprano),
Franco Ricciardi (Tenor)
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Turin,  Italian Radio Chorus Turin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/30/1967 
Venue:  Live - Turin 
4.
Manon by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (), Ida Farina (Soprano), Giuseppe Morresi (Bass Baritone),
Rolando Panerai (Baritone), Franco Ricciardi (Tenor), Mirella Freni (Soprano),
Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Antonio Zerbini (Bass)
Conductor:  Peter Maag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Date of Recording: 06/03/1969 
Venue:  Live  Live - Milan 
Language: Italian 
5.
I puritani by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Giampaolo Corradi (Tenor), Mirella Fiorentini (Mezzo Soprano), Bonaldo Giaiotti (Bass),
Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone), Mirella Freni (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor),
Mino Venturini (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome,  Italian Radio Chorus Rome
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/08/1969 
Venue:  Live - Rome 
6.
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mario Frosini (Bass), Rita Talarico (Soprano), Alessandro Maddalena (Bass),
Gianni Maffeo (Baritone), Nicolai Ghiuselev (Bass), Mirella Freni (Soprano),
Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Sesto Bruscantini (Baritone), Franco Calabrese (Bass)
Conductor:  Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra Rome,  Italian Radio Chorus Rome
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/17/1969 
Venue:  Live - Rome 
7.
Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlos Del Bosco (Bass), Bruna Baglioni (Mezzo Soprano), Carlo Zardo (Bass),
Piero Cappuccilli (Baritone), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor),
Milena Pauli (Soprano), Saverio Porzano (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/12/1976 
Venue:  Live - Milan 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Superb 19th Century Romanticism, Cheap April 10, 2012 By Burton  Raffel (Lafayette, LA) See All My Reviews "Pavarotti consistently dominates, of course. But the supporting casts are fine, handsome columns holding up a gleaming roof. And the operatic composers, several of whom don't show themselves very often on American opera stages, are worth every bit of these splendiferous recordings. I have only very recently received this huge collection, and so far heard only the two operas discussed below. (Opera tastes better as slowly downed wine, rather than as gulped cold water.) Massent's MANON, performed in Italian, seems even more potent than in its native French. French is a lovely spoken tongue, but Italian-- especially in the throats of these mostly Italian-born voices -- seems more appropriate for a highly Italianate score. The taut orchestral control in Bellini's fast-moving version of what is usually known, here, as ROMEO AND JULIET keeps the rapid pace vividly alive. Again, the "supporting" voices know how to dig in and project out an opera no longer heard very often. And Pavorotti very much in his prime is brilliantly commanding. Singing as a soloist, as half of a duet, or darting in and out with half a dozen other voices, he is consistently dramatic and never too proud to leave his part only one share of a magnificent whole. A bracing bargain!" Report Abuse
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