OPERA GOLD - 100 Great Tracks

OPERA GOLD
100 Great Tracks

Int. Release 01 Apr. 2016
6 CDs
0289 478 8210 7


Track List

CD 1: Opera Gold - 100 Great Tracks

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Turandot

Completed by Franco Alfano

Act 3

1.
2:59

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

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen, WD 31

Act 1

Marilyn Horne, Wiener Opernchor, Wiener Opernorchester, Henry Lewis

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Il Trovatore

Act 4

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

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Bohème

Act 1

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

Umberto Giordano (1867 - 1948)
Fedora

Act 2

5.
1:46

Jonas Kaufmann, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Faust, CG 4

Version 1860/1869

Act 4

Margreta Elkins, Monica Sinclair, Robert Massard, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Rigoletto

Act 1

Joan Sutherland, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Francesco Molinari-Pradelli

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Madama Butterfly

Act 1

Renata Tebaldi, Carlo Bergonzi, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Tullio Serafin

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

Original version, Vienna 1786

Act 2

Frederica von Stade, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Act 1

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

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen, WD 31

Act 3

Kiri Te Kanawa, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
Lucia di Lammermoor

Act 2

Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Huguette Tourangeau, Ryland Davies, Sherrill Milnes, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Richard Bonynge

Gustave Charpentier (1860 - 1956)
Louise

Act 3

Renée Fleming, English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Eugene Onegin, Op.24, TH.5

Act 3

Nicolai Ghiaurov, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Georg Solti

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Faust, CG 4

Version 1860/1869

Act 5

Joan Sutherland, Franco Corelli, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Total Playing Time: 1:14:23

CD 2: Opera Gold - 100 Great Tracks

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Gianni Schicchi

Renata Tebaldi, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Lamberto Gardelli

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Nabucco

Act 3

Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Staatsopernorchester, Lamberto Gardelli

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Rodelinda, HWV 34

Act 1

Marilyn Horne, Vienna Cantata Orchestra, Henry Lewis

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

Act 2

Juan Diego Flórez, Riccardo Frizza, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi

Léo Delibes (1836 - 1891)
Lakmé

Act 2

Joan Sutherland, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Francesco Molinari-Pradelli

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Tosca

Act 3

Joseph Calleja, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Marco Armiliato

Pietro Mascagni (1863 - 1945)
Cavalleria rusticana

Julia Varady, The London Opera Chorus, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, WWV 96

Act 3

Jonas Kaufmann, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Marco Armiliato

Tannhäuser, WWV 70

Paris version

Act 3

Helga Dernesch, Victor Braun, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

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

Act 1

Renée Fleming, London Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Pietro Mascagni (1863 - 1945)
Cavalleria rusticana

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Tullio Serafin

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
La Favorita

Italian version

Act 4

Luciano Pavarotti, Wiener Opernorchester, Edward Downes

Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714 - 1787)
Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30

Vienna Version (1762)

Act 3

Teresa Berganza, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Alexander Gibson

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Tosca

Act 1

Franco Corelli, Alfredo Mariotti, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Lorin Maazel

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Rigoletto

Act 3

Joan Sutherland, Huguette Tourangeau, Luciano Pavarotti, Sherrill Milnes, Martti Talvela, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Total Playing Time: 1:12:44

CD 3: Opera Gold - 100 Great Tracks

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

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

Original version, Vienna 1786

Act 1

Samuel Ramey, 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

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Faust, CG 4

Act 3

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

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

Act 1

Luciano Pavarotti, Nicolai Ghiaurov, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Robin Stapleton

Alfredo Catalani (1854 - 1893)
La Wally

Act 1

Renata Tebaldi, Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Fausto Cleva

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Luisa Miller

Act 2

Carlo Bergonzi, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857 - 1919)
Pagliacci

Act 1

James McCracken, Coro dei Ragazzi del Colosseo, Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Lamberto Gardelli

Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912)
Werther

Act 3

Jonas Kaufmann, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Marco Armiliato

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
I Puritani

Act 1

Aleksandra Kurzak, Orchestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Omer Meir Wellber

Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857 - 1919)
Pagliacci

Prologue

Ingvar Wixell, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Giuseppe Patanè

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Tosca

Act 2

Leontyne Price, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
La Traviata

Act 1

Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Amilcare Ponchielli (1834 - 1886)
La Gioconda, Op.9

Act 2

Luciano Pavarotti, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Bruno Bartoletti

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Tosca

Act 1

Giuseppe Taddei, Piero de Palma, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time: 1:10:17

CD 4: Opera Gold - 100 Great Tracks

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

Concert version

Dritter Aufzug

Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Tannhäuser, WWV 70

Act 3

Tom Krause, Wiener Opernorchester, Argeo Quadri

Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714 - 1787)
Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30

Vienna Version (1762)

Act 2

Teresa Berganza, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Alexander Gibson

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

Act 1

Monica Groop, Bryn Terfel, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Il Trovatore

Act 3

Carlo Bergonzi, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Aida

Act 1

Birgit Nilsson, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, John Pritchard

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen, WD 31

Act 2

Plácido Domingo, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Madama Butterfly

Act 2

Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47, R. 288

Act 2

Marilyn Horne, Wiener Opernorchester, Henry Lewis

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Faust, CG 4

Version 1860/1869

Act 4

Nicolai Ghiaurov, London Symphony Orchestra, Edward Downes

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Don Carlo

Version 1867 for the Paris Opéra

Act 4

11.
4:59

Grace Bumbry, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Georg Solti

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Turandot

Completed by Franco Alfano

Act 1

12.
2:42

Montserrat Caballé, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta

Francesco Cilea (1866 - 1950)
Adriana Lecouvreur

Act 1

Mario del Monaco, Renata Tebaldi, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Franco Capuana

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

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Un ballo in maschera

Act 3

Margaret Price, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen, WD 31

Act 2

José van Dam, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Total Playing Time: 1:06:18

CD 5: Opera Gold - 100 Great Tracks

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Rigoletto

Act 3

Luciano Pavarotti, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Act 1

Cecilia Bartoli, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Giuseppe Patanè

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

Act 2

Bryn Terfel, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Il Trovatore

Act 2

Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Bohème

Act 2

Elizabeth Harwood, Mirella Freni, Luciano Pavarotti, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Gianni Maffeo, Michel Sénéchal, Rolando Panerai, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

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

Die Zauberflöte, K.620

(E. Schikaneder)

Act 1

Hermann Prey, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
Norma

Tragica lirica in due atti di Felice Romani (1788-1865)

Act 1

Joan Sutherland, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Il Trovatore

Act 2

Marilyn Horne, Luciano Pavarotti, Peter Knapp, The London Opera Chorus, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857 - 1919)
Pagliacci

Act 1

Mario del Monaco, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Francesco Molinari-Pradelli

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

Act 1

Tom Krause, Vienna Haydn Orchestra, István Kertész

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Turandot

Completed by Franco Alfano

Act 2

Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, The John Alldis Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen, WD 31

Act 1

Tatiana Troyanos, Plácido Domingo, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791 - 1864)
L'Africaine

sung in Italian

Act 4

Luciano Pavarotti, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Oliviero de Fabritiis

Amilcare Ponchielli (1834 - 1886)
La Gioconda, Op.9

Act 4

15.
0:00
4:19

Elena Suliotis, Orchestra di Roma, Silvio Varviso

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
La forza del destino

original

Act 3

Ettore Bastianini, Mario del Monaco, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Francesco Molinari-Pradelli

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Tristan und Isolde, WWV 90

Act 3

Birgit Nilsson, Wiener Philharmoniker, Hans Knappertsbusch

Die Walküre, WWV 86B

Act 3

Hans Hotter, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Total Playing Time: 1:16:32

CD 6: Opera Gold - 100 Great Tracks

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Madama Butterfly

Act 2

Mirella Freni, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Aida

Act 1

Luciano Pavarotti, Wiener Volksopernorchester, Leone Magiera

La Traviata

Act 1

3.
0:00
3:56

Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, John Pritchard

Carlo Bergonzi, Joan Sutherland, Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, John Pritchard

Rigoletto

Act 1

Luciano Pavarotti, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Rondine

Act 1

Renata Tebaldi, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Oliviero de Fabritiis

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
La Favorita

Italian version

Act 3

Fiorenza Cossotto, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Richard Bonynge

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Fanciulla del West

Act 3

Jussi Björling, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Alberto Erede

Turandot

Completed by Franco Alfano

Act 3

Felicia Weathers, Wiener Opernorchester, Argeo Quadri

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Il Trovatore

Act 3

Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Manon Lescaut

Act 1

Joseph Calleja, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Marco Armiliato

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
I vespri siciliani

I Vespri Siciliani

Act 5

Maria Chiara, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Nello Santi

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Faust, CG 4

Version 1860/1869

Act 2

Nicolai Ghiaurov, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Edward Downes

Umberto Giordano (1867 - 1948)
Andrea Chénier

Act 1

Act 2

Luciano Pavarotti, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Otello

Act 1

Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Francesco Cilea (1866 - 1950)
L'Arlesiana

Libretto: Leopoldo Marenco (1831-99) after Daudet

Act 2

Jussi Björling, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Alberto Erede

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Aida

Act 3

Anita Cerquetti, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Gianandrea Gavazzeni

La Traviata

Act 2

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Lorin Maazel

Pietro Mascagni (1863 - 1945)
Cavalleria rusticana

Renata Tebaldi, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Oliviero de Fabritiis

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Il Trovatore

Act 3

Luciano Pavarotti, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Total Playing Time: 1:12:06

. . . a fine collection . . . 100 tracks of superb renditions of all the familiar and some, perhaps, unfamiliar solos, duets and larger ensembles drawn from the treasured archives of English Decca. Decca documented so many of the great ones . . . This elegant little black box with gold lettering would be a thoughtful and lasting house gift instead of wine or flowers to take to an invitation to a friend's home.