Escape Through Opera - World's Best Collection Of Opera

Release Date: 3/6/2001
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: S2K89370
Number of Discs: 2

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Works on This Recording
1. La traviata: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
2. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Huang Ying (Soprano)
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1918 ; Italy
3. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor: John DeMain
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
4. Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Huang Ying (Soprano)
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
5. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer: Risë Stevens (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Sebastian
Written: 1873-1874 ;
6. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Sull' aria...Che soave zeffiretto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Marie McLaughlin (Soprano), Karita Mattila (Soprano)
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
7. La Rondine: Ch'il bel sogno di Doretta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1917 ; Italy
8. Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Conductor: John Georgiadis
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
9. 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
10. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
11. Martha: Ach, so fromm by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Emil Cooper
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847 ; Germany
12. Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances - Excerpt(s) by Alexander Borodin
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869-1887 ; Russia
13. Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
14. 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
15. Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer: Teiko Maehashi (Violin)
Conductor: Kazuhiro Koizumi
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; France
16. Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Andre Kostelanetz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
17. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor: Andre Kostelanetz
Orchestra/Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881 ; Paris, France
18. La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Conductor: John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
19. Faust: Avant de quitter ces lieux by Charles Gounod
Performer: Bo Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; France
20. Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor: Emerson Buckley
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898 ; Italy
21. 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
22. Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Carolyn Watkinson (Alto)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738 ; London, England
23. Don Giovanni, K 527: Là ci darem la mano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Kwangchul Youn (Bass), Inva Mula-Tchako (Soprano)
Conductor: Eugene Kohn
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bastille Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ;
24. Rinaldo, HWV 7: Armida dispietata...Lascia ch'io pianga mia cruda sorte by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1711 ; London, England
25. Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph W. Gluck
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1762/1774 ; Vienna, Austria
26. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Karita Mattila (Soprano)
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
27. Les pêcheurs de perles: Je crois entendre encore by Georges Bizet
Performer: Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor: Pierre Dervaux
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1863 ; France
28. Carmen: Act 3 Prelude "Intermezzo" by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
29. La Wally: Ebben?... Ne andrò lontana by Alfredo Catalani
Performer: Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Italy
30. Manon: Adieu, notre petite table by Jules Massenet
Performer: Bidu Sayao (Soprano)
Conductor: Fausto Cleva
Orchestra/Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883-1884 ; France
31. Edgar: Addio mi dolce amor by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Conductor: Eve Queler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Opera Orchestra of New York
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889 ; Italy
32. Mignon: Connais-tu le pays? by Ambroise Thomas
Performer: Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1866 ; France
33. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Denyce Graves (Mezzo Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor: John DeMain
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877 ; France
34. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor: John Pritchard
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
35. Bianca e Fernando: Sorgi, o padre by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Anne-Marie Owens (Alto), Jane Eaglen (Soprano)
Conductor: Mark Elder
Period: Romantic
Written: 1833 ; Italy
36. Louise: Depuis le jour by Gustave Charpentier
Performer: Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; France
37. Tannhäuser: O, du mein holder Abendstern by Richard Wagner
Performer: Bo Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor: James Conlon
Orchestra/Ensemble: English National Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845/1861 ; Germany
38. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor: Emerson Buckley
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
39. Hänsel und Gretel: Abends will ich schlafen gehn "Evening Hymn" by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer: Frederica Von Stade (Soprano), Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Conductor: John Pritchard
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893 ; Germany
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