Amore Ii - Great Italian Love Arias

Release Date: 2/1/2000
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: SFK89209
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Italian opera boasts no shortage of romantic arias, and many of the most popular are collected here as sung by an assortment of singers including some of the superstars of the business. Kiri Te Kanawa lends her lyric soprano to favorites by Puccini, while Luciano Pavarotti is heard in the great tenor showpieces from "La donna è mobile" to the inevitable program-closer, "Nessum dorma!" Cleverly, arias from the same opera, though recorded in different times and places, are juxtaposed side by side to create a slightly more dramatic illusion of extended scenes from 'La bohème,' 'Rigoletto' and 'L'elisir d'amore,' as sopranos and tenors answer each other from one track to the next.
AMORE II is less a sequel to the original AMORE release than an update of it-several of the same arias and performances appear, but now side by side with rising stars such as the bel canto specialist Andrea Rost, heard in two Donizetti numbers, and the tenor Marcello Alvarez. For a mixture of familiar and new voices in this repertoire, this compilation should satisfy any listener's appetite for operatic romance.
Works on This Recording
1. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor: John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1918 ; Italy
2. La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor: John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1917 ; Italy
3. La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor: John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
4. La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Eva Martón (Soprano)
Conductor: Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble: Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
5. La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor: Emerson Buckley
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
6. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor: John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
7. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Huang Ying (Soprano)
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Paris Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
8. Madama Butterfly: Viene la sera...Bimba dagli occhi pieni by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Huang Ying (Soprano), Richard Troxell (Tenor)
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble: Paris Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
9. Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Eva Martón (Soprano)
Conductor: Giuseppe Patané
Orchestra/Ensemble: Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
10. Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor: Emerson Buckley
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Italy
11. Rigoletto: Caro nome by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Conductor: John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Italy
12. La traviata: De' miei bollenti spiriti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor)
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
13. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
14. L'Elisir d'Amore: Prendi, per me sei libero by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer: Andrea Rost (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1832 ; Italy
15. L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer: Marcelo Alvarez (Tenor)
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1832 ; Italy
16. Don Pasquale: Quel guardo il cavaliere...So anch'io la virtù by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer: Andrea Rost (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1843 ; Italy
17. Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor: Emerson Buckley
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898 ; Italy
18. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor: Emerson Buckley
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
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