100 Best Puccini

Release Date: 10/28/2008
Catalog Number: 236677
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Number of Discs: 6

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1. La Bohème: Questo Mar Rosso...Nei cieli bigi (Opening Scene) by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Nicolai Gedda (Voice), Mario Sereni (Voice)
Conductor: Thomas Schippers
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
2. La Bohème: Non sono in vena! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Nicolai Gedda (Voice), Mirella Freni (Voice)
Conductor: Thomas Schippers
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
3. La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Nicolai Gedda (Voice)
Conductor: Thomas Schippers
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
4. La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Mario Basiola II (Voice), Nicolai Gedda (Voice), Mirella Freni (Voice), Mario Sereni (Voice), Ferruccio Mazzoli (Voice)
Conductor: Thomas Schippers
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
5. La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Mirella Freni (Voice), Mariella Adani (Voice), Mario Sereni (Voice), Nicolai Gedda (Voice), Paolo Montarsolo (Voice), Mario Basiola II (Voice), Ferruccio Mazzoli (Voice)
Conductor: Thomas Schippers
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
6. La Bohème: Mimi! Speravo di trovarvi qui by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Mirella Freni (Voice), Mario Sereni (Voice)
Conductor: Thomas Schippers
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
7. La Bohème: Mimì è tanto malata by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Mirella Freni (Voice), Mario Sereni (Voice), Nicolai Gedda (Voice)
Conductor: Thomas Schippers
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
8. La Bohème: Donde lieta uscì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Mirella Freni (Voice), Nicolai Gedda (Voice)
Conductor: Thomas Schippers
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
9. La Bohème: Dunque è proprio finita? by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Nicolai Gedda (Voice), Mirella Freni (Voice), Mariella Adani (Voice), Mario Sereni (Voice)
Conductor: Thomas Schippers
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
10. La Bohème: O Mimì, tu più non torni by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Mario Sereni (Voice), Nicolai Gedda (Voice)
Conductor: Thomas Schippers
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
11. La Bohème: Vecchia zimarra by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Ferruccio Mazzoli (Voice)
Conductor: Thomas Schippers
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
12. La Bohème: Sono andati? Fingevo di dormire by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Mario Basiola II (Voice), Mario Sereni (Voice), Nicolai Gedda (Voice), Mirella Freni (Voice)
Conductor: Thomas Schippers
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
13. La Bohème: Dorme? Riposa by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Mariella Adani (Voice), Mario Basiola II (Voice), Mirella Freni (Voice), Nicolai Gedda (Voice), Mario Sereni (Voice), Ferruccio Mazzoli (Voice)
Conductor: Thomas Schippers
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
14. Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
15. Tosca: Mario! Mario! Mario!...Son qui. by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Maria Callas (Voice), Carlo [Tenor Vocals] Bergonzi (Voice)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
16. Tosca: Tre sbirri, una carrozza...Te Deum by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Tito Gobbi (Voice), Renato Ercolani (Voice)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
17. Tosca: Tosca è un buon falco...Ella verrà by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Tito Gobbi (Voice), Ugo Trama (Voice)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
18. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Maria Callas (Voice)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
19. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Carlo [Tenor Vocals] Bergonzi (Voice)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
20. Tosca: O dolci mani by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Maria Callas (Voice), Carlo [Tenor Vocals] Bergonzi (Voice)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
21. Madama Butterfly: Amore, o grillo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Jussi Björling (Voice), Piero de Palma (Voice), Mario Sereni (Voice)
Conductor: Gabriele Santini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
22. Madama Butterfly: Quanto Cielo!...Ancora un passo or via by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Voice), Mario Sereni (Voice)
Conductor: Gabriele Santini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
23. Madama Butterfly: Viene la sera...Bimba dagli occhi pieni by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Jussi Björling (Voice), Miriam Pirazzini (Voice), Victoria de los Angeles (Voice)
Conductor: Gabriele Santini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
24. Madama Butterfly: Vogliatemi bene, un bene piccolino by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Jussi Björling (Voice), Victoria de los Angeles (Voice)
Conductor: Gabriele Santini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
25. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Voice)
Conductor: Gabriele Santini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
26. Madama Butterfly: E questo? by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Mario Sereni (Voice), Victoria de los Angeles (Voice)
Conductor: Gabriele Santini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
27. Madama Butterfly: Che tua madre dovrà prenderti in braccio by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Mario Sereni (Voice), Victoria de los Angeles (Voice)
Conductor: Gabriele Santini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
28. Madama Butterfly: Una nave da guerra by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Miriam Pirazzini (Voice), Victoria de los Angeles (Voice)
Conductor: Gabriele Santini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
29. Madama Butterfly: Scuoti quella fronda "Flower Duet" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Miriam Pirazzini (Voice), Victoria de los Angeles (Voice)
Conductor: Gabriele Santini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
30. Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Gabriele Santini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
31. Madama Butterfly: Addio, fiorito asil by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Jussi Björling (Voice), Mario Sereni (Voice)
Conductor: Gabriele Santini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
32. Madama Butterfly: Con onor muore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Jussi Björling (Voice), Victoria de los Angeles (Voice)
Conductor: Gabriele Santini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
33. Manon Lescaut: Tra voi, belle, brune, bionde by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
34. Manon Lescaut: Cortese damigella by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice), Montserrat Caballé (Voice), Vicente Sardinero (Voice)
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
35. Manon Lescaut: Donna non vidi mai by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice)
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
36. Manon Lescaut: Vedete? io son fedele by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice), Robert Tear (Voice), Montserrat Caballé (Voice), Vicente Sardinero (Voice)
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
37. Manon Lescaut: In quelle trine morbide by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Montserrat Caballé (Voice)
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
38. Manon Lescaut: Oh, sarò la più bella! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice), Montserrat Caballé (Voice)
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
39. Manon Lescaut: Ah! Manon mi tradisce by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice), Montserrat Caballé (Voice)
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
40. Manon Lescaut: Act 3 Intermezzo by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
41. Manon Lescaut: Manon! Des Grieux! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Placido Domingo (Voice), Montserrat Caballé (Voice), Ian Partridge (Voice)
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
42. Manon Lescaut: No! pazzo son! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Robert [Bass Vocal] Lloyd (Voice), Placido Domingo (Voice), Gwynne Howell (Voice)
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
43. Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Montserrat Caballé (Voice)
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
44. Manon Lescaut: Fra le tue braccia, amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Montserrat Caballé (Voice), Placido Domingo (Voice)
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Italy
45. La fanciulla del West: Dove eravamo? by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Lovro von Matacic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910 ; Italy
46. La Fanciulla del West: Minnie dalla mia casa by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Andrea Mongelli (Voice), Birgit Nilsson (Voice)
Conductor: Lovro von Matacic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910 ; Italy
47. La Fanciulla del West: Ah, non temete, nessuno ardirà by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Joao Gibin (Voice), Birgit Nilsson (Voice)
Conductor: Lovro von Matacic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910 ;
48. La Fanciulla del West: Or son sei mesi by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Joao Gibin (Voice), Birgit Nilsson (Voice)
Conductor: Lovro von Matacic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910 ; Italy
49. La Fanciulla del West: Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Lovro von Matacic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910 ; Italy
50. La fanciulla del West: E anche tu lo vorrai, Joe by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Lovro von Matacic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910 ; Italy
51. La fanciulla del West: Le tue parole sono di Dio by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Lovro von Matacic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910 ; Italy
52. La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1917 ; Italy
53. La Rondine: Denaro! Nient'altro che denaro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Voice), Patrizia Biccire (Voice), Monica Bacelli (Voice), Patrizia Ciofi (Voice)
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1917 ; Italy
54. La Rondine: Parigi! è la città dei desideri by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Roberto Alagna (Voice)
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1917 ; Italy
55. La Rondine: Scusatemi...Scusate by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Patrizia Ciofi (Voice), Angela Gheorghiu (Voice), Patrizia Biccire (Voice), Monica Bacelli (Voice), Roberto Alagna (Voice)
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1917 ; Italy
56. La Rondine: Paulette! I nostri amici by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Voice), Roberto Alagna (Voice)
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1917 ; Italy
57. La Rondine: Senti? Anche il mare respira sommesso by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Voice), Roberto Alagna (Voice)
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1917 ; Italy
58. La Rondine: E siam fuggiti qui per nasconderlo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Voice), Roberto Alagna (Voice)
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1917 ; Italy
59. La Rondine: Amore mio! Mia madre! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Voice)
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1917 ; Italy
60. La Rondine: No! Non dir questo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Voice), Roberto Alagna (Voice)
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1917 ; Italy
61. Morire? by Giacomo Puccini
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1917-1918 ; Italy
62. Il Tabarro: Dimmi perchè gli hai chiesto by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Maria Guleghina (Voice), Neil Shicoff (Voice)
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1918 ; Italy
63. Il Tabarro: Hai ben ragione by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Neil Shicoff (Voice)
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1918 ; Italy
64. Il Tabarro: Nulla, silenzio by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Carlo Guelfi (Voice)
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1918 ; Italy
65. Suor Angelica: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Voice)
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Period: Romantic
Written: 1918 ; Italy
66. Gianni Schicchi: Firenze è come un albero fiorito by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Roberto Alagna (Voice)
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1918 ; Italy
67. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Voice)
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1918 ; Italy
68. Gianni Schicchi: Lauretta mia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Voice), Roberto Alagna (Voice), José van Dam (Voice)
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1918 ; Italy
69. Turandot: Perchè tarda la luna? by Giacomo Puccini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
70. Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Renata Scotto (Voice)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
71. Turandot: Non piangere, Liù by Giacomo Puccini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
72. Turandot: Ho una casa by Giacomo Puccini
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
73. Turandot: In questa reggia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Voice), Franco Corelli (Voice)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
74. Turandot: Straniero, ascolta! "Riddle Scene" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Renata Scotto (Voice), Angelo Mercuriali (Voice), Birgit Nilsson (Voice), Franco Corelli (Voice)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
75. Turandot: Figlio del Cielo! Padre augusto! No! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Angelo Mercuriali (Voice), Birgit Nilsson (Voice), Franco Corelli (Voice)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
76. Turandot: Tre enigmi m'hai proposto by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Angelo Mercuriali (Voice), Franco Corelli (Voice)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
77. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Franco Corelli (Voice)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
78. Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Renata Scotto (Voice), Bonaldo Giaiotti (Voice), Guido Mazzini (Voice), Franco Corelli (Voice)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
79. Turandot: Principessa di morte! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Voice), Franco Corelli (Voice)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
80. Turandot: Del primo pianto by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Voice), Franco Corelli (Voice)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1925 ; Italy
81. Turandot: La mia gloria è tuo amplesso by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Birgit Nilsson (Voice), Franco Corelli (Voice)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
82. Preludio Sinfonico by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1876 ; Italy
83. Le Villi: Act 2 Prelude by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Roberto Alagna (Voice)
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884 ; Italy
84. Le Villi: Ecco la casa dio by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Roberto Alagna (Voice)
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884 ; Italy
85. Le Villi: Torna ai felici dì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Roberto Alagna (Voice)
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884 ; Italy
86. Le Villi: Intermezzo no 1 "L'Abbandono" by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884 ; Italy
87. Le Villi: Intermezzo no 2 "La Tragenda" by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884 ; Italy
88. Crisantemi "Elegy" by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1890 ; Italy
89. Messa di Gloria in A flat major by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Italy
90. La bohème, opera: Sì, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Mirella Freni (Voice), Nicolai Gedda (Voice)
Conductor: Thomas Schippers
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
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