WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

The #1 Opera Album Vol 1


Release Date: 02/27/2001 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 467632   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Georges BizetGiuseppe VerdiGiacomo PucciniLéo Delibes,   ... 
Performer:  Luciano PavarottiDame Joan SutherlandJane BerbiéJussi Björling,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Georg SoltiGianandrea GavazzeniHerbert von KarajanRichard Bonynge,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraNational Philharmonic OrchestraBerlin Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 35 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Works on This Recording

1. Carmen: Act 1 Prelude "Les toréadors" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1975 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
2. La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
3. La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
4. Lakmé: Viens, Mallikà...Sous le dôme épais "Flower Duet" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Jane Berbié (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
5. Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Jussi Björling (Tenor)
Conductor:  Alberto Erede
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1959 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
6. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Written: 1873-1874 
Date of Recording: 1975 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
7. Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 7 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
8. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: E Susanna non vien...Dove sono by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
9. Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
10. Lohengrin: Treulich geführt "Bridal Chorus" by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1985 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
11. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
12. La Wally: Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana by Alfredo Catalani
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Mauceri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
13. Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
14. Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1975 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
15. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Huguette Tourangeau (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Radio Chorus,  Suisse Romande Orchestra,  Lausanne Pro Arte Brass
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
16. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
17. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
18. Les pêcheurs de perles: Au fond du temple saint by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Gregory Cross (Tenor), Gino Quilico (Baritone)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Length: 7 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
19. Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1982 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
20. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Voi che sapete che cosa è amor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  György Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
21. La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mirella Freni (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Rolando Panerai (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
22. Il trovatore: Vedi! le fosche notturne "Anvil Chorus" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1989 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
23. Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
24. Don Giovanni, K 527: Là ci darem la mano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano), Tom Krause (Baritone)
Conductor:  István Kertész
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Haydn Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
25. Faust: Gloire immortelle [Soldiers' Chorus] by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 1966 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
26. L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
Conductor:  Evelino Pidò
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lyon Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
27. Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
28. Don Giovanni, K 527: Finch' han dal vino [Brindisi] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
29. Il trovatore: Di quella pira by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Opera Chorus,  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
30. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
31. Carmen: Votre toast je peu vous le rendre "Toreador Song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  José Van Dam (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1975 
Length: 5 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
32. Madama Butterfly: Vogliatemi bene...O quanti occhi fisi by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Mirella Freni (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1974 
Length: 7 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
33. Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor:  Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 1976 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
Composition written: Italy (1888).
Composition revised: Italy (1889). 
34. Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: O moon high up "Song to the moon" by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Length: 6 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Slavonic 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
35. La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Mauceri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
36. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1972 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
37. Così fan tutte, K 588: Soave sia il vento by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Michele Pertusi (Bass), Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1994 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
38. I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1977 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
39. Mattinata by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Andrea Bocelli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leone Magiera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1994 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Orchestrated: Negri
This selection is a DDD recording. 
40. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Leo Nucci (Baritone)
Conductor:  Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1988 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook