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Verismo Arias - Luciano Pavarotti


Release Date: 11/13/2007 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001001502   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Umberto GiordanoArrigo BoitoFrancesco CilèaPietro Mascagni,   ... 
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti
Conductor:  Oliviero de FabritiisRiccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...as a rule in this fascinating and highly enjoyable collection, the voice is not recorded in quite such close-up as we have often heard with Pavarotti, and it seems naturally bigger for that. Pavarotti does achieve refinement and grace in such a passage as the opening of "O paradiso", and the items from Andrea Chènier and La fanciulla del West are particularly impressive with the full resonance and brilliance of the voice superbly caught.

-- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [5/1983]
reviewing the first CD release of this recording, Decca 400083
...as a rule in this fascinating and highly enjoyable collection, the voice is not recorded in quite such close-up as we have often heard with Pavarotti, and it seems naturally bigger for that. Pavarotti does achieve refinement and grace in such a passage as the opening of "O paradiso", and the items from Andrea Chènier and La fanciulla del West are particularly impressive with the full resonance and brilliance of the voice superbly caught.

-- Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [5/1983]
reviewing the first CD release of this recording, Decca 400083
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Works on This Recording

1.
Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1979 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London 
Language: Italian 
2.
Mefistofele: Dai campi, dai prati by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1979 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London 
Language: Italian 
3.
Mefistofele: Giunto sul passo estremo by Arrigo Boito
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1979 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London 
Language: Italian 
4.
Adriana Lecouvreur: La dolcissima effigie by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly,  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Language: Italian 
5.
Adriana Lecouvreur: L'anima ho stanca by Francesco Cilèa
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly,  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Italy 
Language: Italian 
6.
Iris: Apri la tua finestra! by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly,  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Composition written: Italy (1898).
Composition revised: Italy (1899). 
7.
L'Africaine: O paradis sorti de l'onde by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1979 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London 
Language: Italian 
8.
Werther: Pourquoi me réveiller? by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1979 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London 
Language: French 
9.
Andrea Chénier: Un dì all' azzuro spazio "Improvviso" by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Language: Italian 
10.
Andrea Chénier: Come un bel dì di maggio by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Language: Italian 
11.
Andrea Chénier: Si, fui soldato by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Language: Italian 
12.
La Fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1979 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London 
Language: Italian 
13.
Manon Lescaut: Tra voi, belle, brune, bionde by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1979 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London 
Language: Italian 
14.
Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1979 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London 
Language: Italian 
15.
Manon Lescaut: Guardate, pazzo son by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Oliviero de Fabritiis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1979 
Venue:  Walthamstow Town Hall, London 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Fedora / Act 2: "Amor ti vieta"
Mefistofele / Act 2: "Dai campi, dai prati"
Mefistofele / Act 4: "Ogni mortal mister...Giunto sui passo estremo"
Adriana Lecouvreur / Act 1: "La dolcissima effigie sorridente"
Adriana Lecouvreur / Act 2: "L'anima ho stanca, e la meta è lontana"
Iris / Act 1: "Apri la tua finestra!"
L'Africaine / Act 4: "Mi batte il cor...O Paradiso!"
Werther / Act 3: "Pourquoi me réveiller, ô souffle du printemps?"
Andrea Chénier / Act 1: "Colpito qui m'avete ... Un dì all'azzura spazio"
Andrea Chénier / Act 4: "Come un bel dì di maggio"
Andrea Chénier / Act 3: "Sì, fui soldato .. Passa la vita mia"
La Fanciulla del West / Act 3: "Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano"
Manon Lescaut / Act 1: "Ma se vi talenta...Tra voi, belle"
Manon Lescaut / Act 1: "Donna non vidi mai"
Manon Lescaut / Act 3: "Ah! Non v'avvicinate!...No! no! Pazzo son!"

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Viva Italian!! September 1, 2012 By W. Brown (Centerburg, OH) See All My Reviews "I just love opera compilation cds, especially when one does not always have the time to enjoy a full opera. This cd provides beautiful arias from some of the lesser known operas. This is a great cd with a great italian singer - Pavarotti. I must admit when I first started getting interested in Classical music, I hated opera. Now I love opera thanks to recordings by Pavarotti. The recorded sound is outstanding thanks to the Decca engineers, and at this price, the cd is a bargain. Highly Recommended!!" Report Abuse
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