Great Opera

Release Date: 4/24/2012
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8501054
Number of Discs: 10

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
GREAT OPERA (10-CD Box set)

The very first operas were performed in Florence in the mid-1590s. Since then, musical styles have blossomed and evolved out of all recognition, yet opera continues to be heavily influenced by the political, social and cultural contexts surrounding its genesis. A collaborative enterprise, an opera brings together the works of composers, librettists, singers and designers alike, generating rich veins of public response and resulting in what is surely the most dramatic of all musical media. In this collection, we have brought together some of the most-loved operas, ranging from the elegance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni to the raw emotion of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana. The lighthearted japes of Rossini’s Barber of Seville contrast royally with the pomp and spectacle of Verdi’s Aida, whilst the sultry allure of Bizet’s Carmen is the perfect foil to the lachrymose tragedy of Puccini’s La Bohème. This box is sure to entice any listener further into the magical world of opera.

Reviews of some of the original recordings that make up this set:

Don Giovanni
"Stanley Sadie once remarked that all Don GiOV117111iS should have an Italian somewhere in the cast, and it certainly helps this one to get off to a good start when Renato Girolami voices his 'None e giorno faticar' with an authentic accent and good Italianate resonance. Skovhus's Giovanni has lost something in vocal quality since the Mackerras recording, but he lives the role with conviction. A firm and sonorous Commendatore and a Masetto due for promotion strengthen the cast, while the Ottavio adds to its interest: a capable singer, who in his determination to make something positive out of this generally ineffectual character produces a charmless, rather hectoring champion brought in from some other opera, and not one by Mozart. Of the women, Adrianne Pieczonka, the Anna, is best, with clear, bright tones that just occasionally want hoisting a fraction higher to take those high As right in the centre. The Elvira is sympathetic and meets many of the technical challenges. The Zerlina, no soubrette but more a lyrical mezzo, has the knack of singing 'visibly'."

-- Gramophone [12/2011]

II barbiere di Siviglia
"Naxos's spirited new recording of II barbiere di Siviglia seems for all the world to have the crackling spontaneity of a live performance, replete with clever sound effects: creaking doors, rattling keys, tuning of instruments. But this is, in fact, an expertly mastered studio recording without the drawbacks of a noisy live audience. In other words, the best of both worlds.

The cast is bursting with future stars. It would not surprise me if the Almaviva, Ramon Vargas, were eventually to emerge as the superstar lyric tenor to follow the fading Luciano Pavarotti. Vargas can already do many things that Pavarotti never fully mastered, such as singing a true mezza voce tone, executing a messa di voce, and spinning out a genuine pianissimo. In fact, I think Vargas is the most thrilling lyric tenor to appear since the recordings of one Nino Florio were issued in 1944. (The world discovered Florio as Giuseppe di Stefano just a few years later!)

Ramon Vargas's recorded recital debut was reviewed in Fanfare 16:1 by Ralph V. Lucano, who admired his “bright, steady, ringing voice, seamlessly produced from bottom to top“ but found him “a bit monotonous in timbre“ and “a rather dour fellow.“ That isn't the case in this Naxos II barbiere di Siviglia, and Vargas emerges as the most seductively charming Almaviva on records, as well as one of the most vocally accomplished, vividly articulate in Rossini's divisions...Roberto Servile displays a fine cantante baritone as Figaro, exploding with energy and vigor in “Largo al factotum“...His bright idiomatic Figaro recalls those of Tito Gobbi and Gino Bechi. Another star in the making.

Of the three lead singers, Sonia Ganassi, an authentic contralto Rosina, is a true rarity in II barbiere recordings. The original Rosina, Geltrude Righetti-Giorgi ( was a contralto, and now for the first time in a complete II barbiere recording, modern audiences can hear the duets and ensembles weighted as Rossini conceived them. Though several mezzo Rosinas have produced good low notes in these ensembles (the brilliant Jennifer Larmore being the most recent), it is a revelation to hear Ganassi's rich contralto. The excellence of the cast continues with the veteran Angelo Romero's delightful buffo Dr. Bartolo, and Franco de Grandis's booming Don Basilio. The conductor, Will Humburg, expertly and judiciously paces the fine Failoni Chamber Orchestra."

-- James Camner, Fanfare [7/1994]

La boheme
"Orgonasova's Mimi is impressive, indeed, her only real flaw is a slight reluctance to use her words expressively; perhaps (she has worked mainly in Czechoslovakia and at smaller houses in Germany) she has sung the role rather seldom in Italian? She sings expressively, with touching characterization and a real knowledge, which makes her death scene moving, of what can be achieved by quietness and purity of tone. In fact there is a good deal of intimacy to this reading, which helps the light-voiced, not really Rodolfo-size tenor to make his mark; a pity that he won't always allow himself to be helped, and that a touch of strain occasionally shows. The Iviarcello is light-voiced, too, but vividly alive, the Colline sounds a bit plummy but the small-scale Musetta is much more than serviceable. Humburg's direction is very alert, but he rarely seems as hasty and never plods. A decent recording, too, with a good sense of space. Well worth consideration by the hard-up collector, or by someone hoping to convert a young relative to opera, or simply by the collector of promising voices: we shall hear more of Orgonasova."

-- M.E.O., Gramophone [4/1991]
Works on This Recording
1. Don Giovanni, K 527: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
2. Don Giovanni, K 527: Notte e giorno faticar by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Renato Girolami (Bass), Janusz Monarcha (Bass), Adrianne Pieczonka (Soprano), Bo Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
3. Don Giovanni, K 527: Ma, qual soffre...Fuggi, crudele, fuggi by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Torsten Kerl (Tenor), Adrianne Pieczonka (Soprano)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
4. Don Giovanni, K 527: Ah, chi mi dice mai by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Regina Schörg (Soprano)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
5. Don Giovanni, K 527: Madamina, il catalogo è questo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Renato Girolami (Bass)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
6. Don Giovanni, K 527: Giovinette, che fate all' amore by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Boaz Daniel (Bass), Ildikó Raimondi (Soprano)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
7. Don Giovanni, K 527: Ho capito, Signor, si by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Boaz Daniel (Bass)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
8. Don Giovanni, K 527: Là ci darem la mano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Bo Skovhus (Baritone), Ildikó Raimondi (Soprano)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ;
9. Don Giovanni, K 527: Ah, fuggi il traditor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Regina Schörg (Soprano)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
10. Don Giovanni, K 527: Non ti fidar, o misera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Torsten Kerl (Tenor), Adrianne Pieczonka (Soprano), Regina Schörg (Soprano), Bo Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
11. Don Giovanni, K 527: Or sai chi l'onore by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Torsten Kerl (Tenor), Adrianne Pieczonka (Soprano)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
12. Don Giovanni, K 527: Dalla sua pace by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Torsten Kerl (Tenor)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
13. Don Giovanni, K 527: Finch' han dal vino [Brindisi] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Bo Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
14. Don Giovanni, K 527: Batti, batti o bel Masetto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Ildikó Raimondi (Soprano)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
15. Don Giovanni, K 527: Deh vieni alla finestra [Serenade] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Bo Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
16. Don Giovanni, K 527: Vedrai, carino se sei buonino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Ildikó Raimondi (Soprano)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
17. Don Giovanni, K 527: Il mio tesoro intanto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Torsten Kerl (Tenor)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
18. Don Giovanni, K 527: In quali eccessi...Mi tradì quell' alma ingrata by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Regina Schörg (Soprano)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
19. Don Giovanni, K 527: Don Giovanni, a cenar t'eco m'invinasti by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Renato Girolami (Bass), Janusz Monarcha (Bass), Bo Skovhus (Baritone)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
20. Don Giovanni, K 527: Dov' è il perfido...Questo è il fin' by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Renato Girolami (Bass), Torsten Kerl (Tenor), Adrianne Pieczonka (Soprano), Regina Schörg (Soprano), Ildikó Raimondi (Soprano), Boaz Daniel (Bass)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Prague, Czech Republ
21. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Orchestra Budapest
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
22. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Zu hilfe by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Herbert Lippert (Tenor)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Orchestra Budapest
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
23. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Georg Tichy (Baritone)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Orchestra Budapest
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
24. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Herbert Lippert (Tenor)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Orchestra Budapest
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
25. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: O zittre nicht...Zum Leiden bin ich by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Hellen Kwon (Soprano)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Orchestra Budapest
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
26. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: H'm, H'm, H'm by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Georg Tichy (Baritone), Herbert Lippert (Tenor)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Orchestra Budapest
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
27. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Norberg-Schulz (Soprano), Georg Tichy (Baritone)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Orchestra Budapest
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
28. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Herbert Lippert (Tenor)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Orchestra Budapest
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
29. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Schnelle Füsse by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Orchestra Budapest
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
30. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: March of the priests by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Orchestra Budapest
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
31. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: O Isis und Osiris (Chorus) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Kurt Rydl (Bass)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
32. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Alles fühlt der Liebe Freuden by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Orchestra Budapest
Period: Romantic
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
33. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Hölle Rache by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Hellen Kwon (Soprano)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Orchestra Budapest
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
34. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: In diesen heil'gen Hallen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Kurt Rydl (Bass)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Orchestra Budapest
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
35. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Ach, ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elisabeth Norberg-Schulz (Soprano)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Orchestra Budapest
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
36. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Georg Tichy (Baritone)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Orchestra Budapest
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
37. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Papagena! Papagena! by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Georg Tichy (Baritone), Elisabeth Norberg-Schulz (Soprano)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Orchestra Budapest
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
38. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Nur stille...Die Strahlen der Sonne by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Kurt Rydl (Bass), Wilfried [Tenor Vocals] Gahmlich (Tenor), Hellen Kwon (Soprano)
Conductor: Michael Halász
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
39. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor: Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Italy
40. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Ecco ridente in cielo by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Ramón Vargas (Tenor)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Italy
41. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Largo al factotum by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Roberto Servile (Baritone)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Italy
42. Il barbiere di Siviglia: All' idea di qual metallo by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Roberto Servile (Baritone), Ramón Vargas (Tenor)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Italy
43. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Una voce poco fa...Io sono dolcile by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Sonia Ganassi (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Chamber Orchestra
44. Il barbiere di Siviglia: La calunnia è un venticello by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Franco De Grandis (Bass)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Italy
45. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Dunque io son la fortunata by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Roberto Servile (Baritone), Sonia Ganassi (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Italy
46. Il barbiere di Siviglia: A un dottor della mia sorte by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Angelo Romero (Bass)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Italy
47. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Fredda ed immobile by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Ingrid Kertesi (Soprano), Roberto Servile (Baritone), Franco De Grandis (Bass), Ramón Vargas (Tenor), Angelo Romero (Bass), Sonia Ganassi (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Italy
48. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Pace e gioia sia con voi by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Ramón Vargas (Tenor), Angelo Romero (Bass)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Italy
49. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Contro un cor by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Sonia Ganassi (Mezzo Soprano), Ramón Vargas (Tenor)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Italy
50. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Buona sera by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Franco De Grandis (Bass), Ingrid Kertesi (Soprano), Roberto Servile (Baritone), Angelo Romero (Bass), Ramón Vargas (Tenor), Sonia Ganassi (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Italy
51. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Il vecchiotto cerca moglie by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Ingrid Kertesi (Soprano)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Italy
52. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Ah! qual colpo inaspettato by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Roberto Servile (Baritone), Ramón Vargas (Tenor), Sonia Ganassi (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Failoni Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Italy
53. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Di sì felice innesto by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Franco De Grandis (Bass), Angelo Romero (Bass), Ramón Vargas (Tenor), Sonia Ganassi (Mezzo Soprano), Ingrid Kertesi (Soprano), Roberto Servile (Baritone)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816 ; Italy
54. La traviata: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
55. La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Yordi Ramiro (Tenor), Monika Krause (Soprano)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
56. La traviata: Un dì, felice by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Yordi Ramiro (Tenor), Monika Krause (Soprano)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
57. La traviata: Ah, fors' è lui by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Monika Krause (Soprano)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
58. La traviata: Sempre libera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Monika Krause (Soprano)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
59. La traviata: De' miei bollenti spiriti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Yordi Ramiro (Tenor)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
60. La traviata: O mio rimorso! O infamia by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Yordi Ramiro (Tenor)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
61. La traviata: Dammi tu forza by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Monika Krause (Soprano), Yordi Ramiro (Tenor)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
62. La traviata: Di Provenza il mar by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Georg Tichy (Bass)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
63. La traviata: Noi siamo le zingarelle by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
64. La traviata: Act 3 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
65. La traviata: Addio del passato by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Monika Krause (Soprano)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
66. La traviata: Parigi, o cara by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Monika Krause (Soprano), Yordi Ramiro (Tenor)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
67. La traviata: Prendi, quest' è l'immagine by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Monika Krause (Soprano), Jozef Spacek (Bass), Georg Tichy (Bass), Yordi Ramiro (Tenor), Ivica Neshybová (Soprano)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
68. La traviata: Pura siccome un' angelo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Georg Tichy (Baritone), Monika Krause (Soprano)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Italy
69. Aida: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Rico Saccani
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
70. Aida: Celeste Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Riccardo Ferrari (Bass), Francesco Ellero d'Artegna (Bass), Kristijan Johannsson (Tenor), Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano), Maria Dragoni (Soprano), Mark Rucker (Baritone)
Conductor: Rico Saccani
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
71. Aida: Ritorna vincitor! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Riccardo Ferrari (Bass), Francesco Ellero d'Artegna (Bass), Kristijan Johannsson (Tenor), Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano), Maria Dragoni (Soprano), Mark Rucker (Baritone)
Conductor: Rico Saccani
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
72. Aida: Dance of the Priestesses by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Dragoni (Soprano), Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano), Riccardo Ferrari (Bass), Francesco Ellero d'Artegna (Bass), Kristijan Johannsson (Tenor), Mark Rucker (Baritone)
Conductor: Rico Saccani
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
73. Aida: Dance of the Moorish Slaves by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Riccardo Ferrari (Bass), Maria Dragoni (Soprano), Francesco Ellero d'Artegna (Bass), Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano), Kristijan Johannsson (Tenor), Mark Rucker (Baritone)
Conductor: Rico Saccani
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
74. Aida: Su! del Nilo al sacro lido by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Dragoni (Soprano), Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano), Riccardo Ferrari (Bass), Francesco Ellero d'Artegna (Bass), Kristijan Johannsson (Tenor), Mark Rucker (Baritone)
Conductor: Rico Saccani
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
75. Aida: Gloria all' Egitto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Riccardo Ferrari (Bass), Maria Dragoni (Soprano), Francesco Ellero d'Artegna (Bass), Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano), Kristijan Johannsson (Tenor), Mark Rucker (Baritone)
Conductor: Rico Saccani
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
76. Aida: Grand March by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Dragoni (Soprano), Riccardo Ferrari (Bass), Francesco Ellero d'Artegna (Bass), Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano), Kristijan Johannsson (Tenor), Mark Rucker (Baritone)
Conductor: Rico Saccani
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
77. Aida: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Dragoni (Soprano), Riccardo Ferrari (Bass), Francesco Ellero d'Artegna (Bass), Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano), Kristijan Johannsson (Tenor), Mark Rucker (Baritone)
Conductor: Rico Saccani
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
78. Aida: Vieni, o guerriero vindice by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Dragoni (Soprano), Riccardo Ferrari (Bass), Francesco Ellero d'Artegna (Bass), Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano), Kristijan Johannsson (Tenor), Mark Rucker (Baritone)
Conductor: Rico Saccani
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
79. Aida: O patria mia by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Dragoni (Soprano), Riccardo Ferrari (Bass), Francesco Ellero d'Artegna (Bass), Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano), Kristijan Johannsson (Tenor), Mark Rucker (Baritone)
Conductor: Rico Saccani
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
80. Aida: Ciel, mio padre!...Su dunque sorgete by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Dragoni (Soprano), Riccardo Ferrari (Bass), Francesco Ellero d'Artegna (Bass), Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano), Kristijan Johannsson (Tenor), Mark Rucker (Baritone)
Conductor: Rico Saccani
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
81. Aida: L'abborita rivale a me sfuggia by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Dragoni (Soprano), Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano), Riccardo Ferrari (Bass), Francesco Ellero d'Artegna (Bass), Kristijan Johannsson (Tenor), Mark Rucker (Baritone)
Conductor: Rico Saccani
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
82. Aida: Già i sacerdoti adunansi...Ah! tu dei vivere! by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Riccardo Ferrari (Bass), Maria Dragoni (Soprano), Francesco Ellero d'Artegna (Bass), Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano), Kristijan Johannsson (Tenor), Mark Rucker (Baritone)
Conductor: Rico Saccani
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
83. Aida: La fatal pietra...O terra, addio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maria Dragoni (Soprano), Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano), Riccardo Ferrari (Bass), Francesco Ellero d'Artegna (Bass), Kristijan Johannsson (Tenor), Mark Rucker (Baritone)
Conductor: Rico Saccani
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
84. Aida: La fatal pietra...O terra, addio by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Riccardo Ferrari (Bass), Kristijan Johannsson (Tenor), Francesco Ellero d'Artegna (Bass), Mark Rucker (Baritone), Maria Dragoni (Soprano), Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Rico Saccani
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
85. Aida: Di mie discolpe by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Kristijan Johannsson (Tenor), Mark Rucker (Baritone), Maria Dragoni (Soprano), Riccardo Ferrari (Bass), Francesco Ellero d'Artegna (Bass), Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Rico Saccani
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
86. Aida: Chi ti salva, sciagurato by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Kristijan Johannsson (Tenor), Mark Rucker (Baritone), Maria Dragoni (Soprano), Riccardo Ferrari (Bass), Francesco Ellero d'Artegna (Bass), Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Rico Saccani
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
87. Aida: E la morte un ben supremo by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Kristijan Johannsson (Tenor), Mark Rucker (Baritone), Maria Dragoni (Soprano), Riccardo Ferrari (Bass), Francesco Ellero d'Artegna (Bass), Barbara Dever (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Rico Saccani
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871 ; Italy
88. Carmen: Act 1 Prelude "Les toréadors" by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
89. Carmen: La cloche a sonnée by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
90. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer: Graciela Alperyn (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Written: 1873-1874 ;
91. Carmen: Près des ramparts de Seville "Seguidilla" by Georges Bizet
Performer: Graciela Alperyn (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
92. Carmen: Act 2 Prelude "Les dragons d'Alcala" by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
93. Carmen: Votre toast je peu vous le rendre "Toreador Song" by Georges Bizet
Performer: Alan Titus (Baritone)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
94. Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer: Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
95. Carmen: Act 3 Prelude "Intermezzo" by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
96. Carmen: Écoute, écoute, compagnon by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
97. Carmen: Quant au douanier, c'est notre affaire by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
98. Carmen: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante "Micaëla's Aria" by Georges Bizet
Performer: Doina Palade (Soprano)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
99. Carmen: Act 4 Prelude "Aragonaise" by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
100. Carmen: Les voici! Les voici! by Georges Bizet
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
101. I Pagliacci: Excerpt(s) by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer: Miroslav Dvorsky (Tenor), Miriam Gauci (Soprano), Eduard Tumagian (Baritone), Marian Smolarik (Baritone), Bo Skovhus (Baritone), Nicola Martinucci (Tenor), Ladislav Hallon (Tenor)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Italy
102. Cavalleria Rusticana: Excerpt(s) by Pietro Mascagni
Performer: Stefka Evstatieva (Soprano), Alzbeta Michalková (Mezzo Soprano), Anna Di Mauro (Mezzo Soprano), Eduard Tumagian (Baritone), Giacomo Aragall (Tenor)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; Italy
103. Tosca: Recondita armonia by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
104. Tosca: Mario! Mario! Mario!...Son qui. by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor), Nelly Miricioiu (Soprano)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
105. Tosca: Quagl' occhio al mondo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor), Nelly Miricioiu (Soprano)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
106. Tosca: Tre sbirri, una carrozza...Te Deum by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Nelly Miricioiu (Soprano), Silvano Carroli (Baritone), Miroslav Dvorsky (Tenor)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
107. Tosca: Tosca è un buon falco...Ella verrà by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Nelly Miricioiu (Soprano), Silvano Carroli (Baritone), Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor), Miroslav Dvorsky (Tenor), Ján Durco (Bass)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
108. Tosca: Floria...Amore...Vittoria! Vittoria! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Nelly Miricioiu (Soprano), Silvano Carroli (Baritone), Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor), Ján Durco (Bass)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
109. Tosca: Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Nelly Miricioiu (Soprano)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
110. Tosca: Act 2 Finale by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Miroslav Dvorsky (Tenor), Nelly Miricioiu (Soprano), Silvano Carroli (Baritone)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
111. Tosca: Act 3 Prelude by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
112. Tosca: Io de sospiri by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor), Jozef Spacek (Baritone), Stanislav Benacka (Bass)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
113. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
114. Tosca: Ah! Franchigia a Floria Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor), Nelly Miricioiu (Soprano)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
115. Tosca: O dolci mani by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
116. Tosca: Come è lunga l'attesa! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Miroslav Dvorsky (Tenor), Giorgio Lamberti (Tenor), Nelly Miricioiu (Soprano)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
117. Tosca: Mario, su, presto! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Ján Durco (Bass), Miroslav Dvorsky (Tenor), Nelly Miricioiu (Soprano)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Italy
118. Madama Butterfly: Dovunque al mondo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Mária Stahelová (Soprano), Elena Hanzelová (Soprano), Anna Tomkovicová (Mezzo Soprano), Nelly Boschkowa (Mezzo Soprano), Miriam Gauci (Soprano), Yordi Ramiro (Tenor), Georg Tichy (Baritone), Joseph Abel (Tenor)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
119. Madama Butterfly: Amore, o grillo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Mária Stahelová (Soprano), Elena Hanzelová (Soprano), Alzbeta Michalková (Soprano), Miriam Gauci (Soprano), Anna Tomkovicová (Mezzo Soprano), Yordi Ramiro (Tenor), Joseph Abel (Tenor), Nelly Boschkowa (Mezzo Soprano), Georg Tichy (Baritone)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
120. Madama Butterfly: Ecco! Son giunte al sommo del pendio by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Mária Stahelová (Soprano), Elena Hanzelová (Soprano), Anna Tomkovicová (Mezzo Soprano), Nelly Boschkowa (Mezzo Soprano), Miriam Gauci (Soprano), Alzbeta Michalková (Soprano), Yordi Ramiro (Tenor), Georg Tichy (Baritone), Joseph Abel (Tenor)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
121. Madama Butterfly: Viene la sera...Bimba dagli occhi pieni by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Mária Stahelová (Soprano), Elena Hanzelová (Soprano), Miriam Gauci (Soprano), Alzbeta Michalková (Soprano), Yordi Ramiro (Tenor), Joseph Abel (Tenor), Anna Tomkovicová (Mezzo Soprano), Nelly Boschkowa (Mezzo Soprano), Georg Tichy (Baritone)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
122. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Mária Stahelová (Soprano), Elena Hanzelová (Soprano), Anna Tomkovicová (Mezzo Soprano), Nelly Boschkowa (Mezzo Soprano), Miriam Gauci (Soprano), Alzbeta Michalková (Soprano), Yordi Ramiro (Tenor), Georg Tichy (Baritone), Joseph Abel (Tenor)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
123. Madama Butterfly: Vedrai, piccolo amor by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Mária Stahelová (Soprano), Elena Hanzelová (Soprano), Miriam Gauci (Soprano), Alzbeta Michalková (Soprano), Anna Tomkovicová (Mezzo Soprano), Yordi Ramiro (Tenor), Nelly Boschkowa (Mezzo Soprano), Joseph Abel (Tenor), Georg Tichy (Baritone)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
124. Madama Butterfly: Scuoti quella fronda "Flower Duet" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Mária Stahelová (Soprano), Elena Hanzelová (Soprano), Miriam Gauci (Soprano), Alzbeta Michalková (Soprano), Anna Tomkovicová (Mezzo Soprano), Yordi Ramiro (Tenor), Nelly Boschkowa (Mezzo Soprano), Joseph Abel (Tenor), Georg Tichy (Baritone)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
125. Madama Butterfly: Humming Chorus by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Elena Hanzelová (Soprano), Mária Stahelová (Soprano), Miriam Gauci (Soprano), Alzbeta Michalková (Soprano), Anna Tomkovicová (Mezzo Soprano), Yordi Ramiro (Tenor), Nelly Boschkowa (Mezzo Soprano), Joseph Abel (Tenor), Georg Tichy (Baritone)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
126. Madama Butterfly: Act 3 Prelude by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Elena Hanzelová (Soprano), Mária Stahelová (Soprano), Miriam Gauci (Soprano), Alzbeta Michalková (Soprano), Anna Tomkovicová (Mezzo Soprano), Yordi Ramiro (Tenor), Nelly Boschkowa (Mezzo Soprano), Joseph Abel (Tenor), Georg Tichy (Baritone)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
127. Madama Butterfly: Tu, tu, piccolo iddio [Death of Butterfly] by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Elena Hanzelová (Soprano), Mária Stahelová (Soprano), Anna Tomkovicová (Mezzo Soprano), Nelly Boschkowa (Mezzo Soprano), Miriam Gauci (Soprano), Alzbeta Michalková (Soprano), Yordi Ramiro (Tenor), Georg Tichy (Baritone), Joseph Abel (Tenor)
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904 ; Italy
128. La Bohème: Questo Mar Rosso...Nei cieli bigi (Opening Scene) by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Fabio Previati (Baritone), Boaz Senator (Baritone), Ivan Urbas (Bass), Jonathan Welch (Tenor)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
129. La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Jonathan Welch (Tenor), Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
130. La Bohème: Si, mi chiamano Mimì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Jonathan Welch (Tenor), Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
131. La Bohème: O soave fanciulla by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Fabio Previati (Baritone), Luba Orgonasova (Soprano), Jonathan Welch (Tenor)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
132. La Bohème: Viva Parpignol by Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Will Humburg
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
133. La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Fabio Previati (Baritone), Carmen Gonzales (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
134. La Bohème: Speravo di trovarvi by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Fabio Previati (Baritone), Luba Orgonasova (Soprano), Stanislav Benacka (Bass), Carmen Gonzales (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
135. La Bohème: Mimì è una civetta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Fabio Previati (Baritone), Jonathan Welch (Tenor), Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
136. La Bohème: Donde lieta uscì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
137. La Bohème: Addio, dolce svegliare (Quartet) by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Fabio Previati (Baritone), Jonathan Welch (Tenor), Luba Orgonasova (Soprano), Carmen Gonzales (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
138. La Bohème: O Mimì, tu più non torni by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Fabio Previati (Baritone), Jonathan Welch (Tenor)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
139. La Bohème: Vecchia zimarra by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Ivan Urbas (Bass)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
140. La Bohème: Sono andati? Fingevo di dormire by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Luba Orgonasova (Soprano)
Conductor: Will Humburg
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
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