The world 's greatest opera album

THE WORLD 'S GREATEST OPERA ALBUM

The World 'S Greatest Opera Album
40 Hits From The Stars
Pavarotti · Bartoli · Te Kanawa ·
Gheorghiu · Alagna · Terfel a.o.
Int. Release 11 Aug. 1997
2 CDs
0289 458 1182 6
2 CDs 0289 458 1182 6 dx2
Decca DDD/ADD


Track List

CD 1: The World's Greatest Opera Album

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen, WD 31

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
La Traviata

Act 1

Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, The London Opera Chorus, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Bohème

Act 1

Luciano Pavarotti, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Léo Delibes (1836 - 1891)
Lakmé

Act 1

Joan Sutherland, Jane Berbié, Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Richard Bonynge

Umberto Giordano (1867 - 1948)
Fedora

Act 2

Jussi Björling, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Alberto Erede

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen, WD 31

Act 1

Tatiana Troyanos, The John Alldis Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Nabucco

Act 3

Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492

Original version, Vienna 1786

Act 3

Kiri Te Kanawa, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Rigoletto

Act 3

Luciano Pavarotti, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Lohengrin, WWV 75

Act 3

Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Gianni Schicchi

Renata Tebaldi, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Lamberto Gardelli

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Act 1

Leo Nucci, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Giuseppe Patanè

Alfredo Catalani (1854 - 1893)
La Wally

Act 1

Angela Gheorghiu, Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino, John Mauceri

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Madama Butterfly

Act 2

Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen, WD 31

Act 2

Plácido Domingo, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880)
Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Act 2

Joan Sutherland, Huguette Tourangeau, Chorus Pro Arte Lausanne Du Brassus, Radio Suisse Romande Chorus, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Richard Bonynge

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Tosca

Act 3

Plácido Domingo, Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Zubin Mehta

Madama Butterfly

Act 2

Mirella Freni, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Les pêcheurs de perles, WD 13

Act 1

Gregory Cross, Gino Quilico, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Charles Dutoit

Total Playing Time: 1:15:08

CD 2: The World's Greatest Opera Album

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Die Walküre, WWV 86B

Concert version

Dritter Aufzug

Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492

Original version, Vienna 1786

Act 2

Cecilia Bartoli, Wiener Kammerorchester, György Fischer

Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857 - 1919)
Pagliacci

Act 1

Luciano Pavarotti, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Giuseppe Patanè

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Bohème

Act 1

Luciano Pavarotti, Mirella Freni, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Il Trovatore

Act 2

Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Manon Lescaut

Act 1

José Carreras, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Riccardo Chailly

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Don Giovanni, K.527

Act 1

Lucia Popp, Tom Krause, Vienna Haydn Orchestra, István Kertész

Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857 - 1919)
Mattinata

Andrea Bocelli, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Leone Magiera

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Faust, CG 4

Version 1860/1869

Act 4

Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
L'elisir d'amore

Edited Alberto Zedda

Act 2

Roberto Alagna, Orchestre de l'Opera National de Lyon, Evelino Pidò

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Turandot

Completed by Franco Alfano

Act 1

Montserrat Caballé, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Don Giovanni, K.527

Act 1

Bryn Terfel, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Così fan tutte, K.588

(L. da Ponte)

Act 1

Renée Fleming, Anne Sofie von Otter, Michele Pertusi, David Syrus, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe, Georg Solti

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Il Trovatore

Act 3

Luciano Pavarotti, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Tosca

Act 2

Kiri Te Kanawa, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen, WD 31

Act 2

José van Dam, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Madama Butterfly

Act 1

Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Pietro Mascagni (1863 - 1945)
Cavalleria rusticana

18.
3:15

The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904)
Rusalka, Op.114, B. 203

Act 1

Renée Fleming, London Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Bohème

Act 1

Angela Gheorghiu, Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino, John Mauceri

Turandot

Completed by Franco Alfano

Act 3

21.
3:00

Luciano Pavarotti, The John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta

Total Playing Time: 1:16:20