OPERA GOLD 50  Great Tracks

OPERA GOLD
50 Great Tracks

Int. Release 18 Mar. 2016
3 CDs / Download
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Track List

CD 1: Opera Gold: 50 Greatest Tracks

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen, WD 31

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Tosca

Act 2

Kiri Te Kanawa, The National 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 1

Luciano Pavarotti, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Faust, CG 4

Act 3

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

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Rigoletto

Act 3

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

Nabucco

Act 3

Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Staatsopernorchester, Lamberto Gardelli

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen, WD 31

Act 2

Plácido Domingo, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Alfredo Catalani (1854 - 1893)
La Wally

Act 1

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

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Act 1

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

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Aida

Act 2

Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Gianni Schicchi

Renata Tebaldi, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Lamberto Gardelli

La Bohème

Act 1

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

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)
Madama Butterfly

Act 2

Mirella Freni, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Tannhäuser, WWV 70

Paris version

Act 3

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

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Die Zauberflöte, K.620

(E. Schikaneder)

Act 2

Sumi Jo, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Total Playing Time: 1:11:06

CD 2: Opera Gold: 50 Greatest Tracks

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Turandot

Completed by Franco Alfano

Act 3

1.
2:58

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

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

Act 1

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

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
La Traviata

Act 1

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

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)
Die Zauberflöte, K.620

(E. Schikaneder)

Act 1

Hermann Prey, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

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

Act 2

Marilyn Horne, Wiener Opernorchester, Henry Lewis

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

Act 1

Renée Fleming, London Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

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

Act 1

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

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen, WD 31

Act 1

Marilyn Horne, Wiener Opernchor, Wiener Opernorchester, Henry Lewis

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

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Madama Butterfly

Act 2

Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857 - 1919)
Pagliacci

Act 1

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

Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912)
Werther

Act 3

Jonas Kaufmann, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Marco Armiliato

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
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

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Act 1

15.
3:55

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

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Tosca

Act 3

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

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

Act 3

Birgit Nilsson, Wiener Philharmoniker, Hans Knappertsbusch

Total Playing Time: 1:11:01

CD 3: Opera Gold: 50 Greatest Tracks

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

Original version, Vienna 1786

1.
4:02

Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Rigoletto

Act 3

Luciano Pavarotti, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen, WD 31

Act 2

José van Dam, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

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

Act 2

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

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

Original version, Vienna 1786

Act 2

Kiri Te Kanawa, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Faust, CG 4

Version 1860/1869

Act 4

Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Pietro Mascagni (1863 - 1945)
Cavalleria rusticana

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Tullio Serafin

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Rinaldo, HWV 7a

Act 2

Elin Manahan Thomas, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Harry Christophers

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Il Trovatore

Act 3

Luciano Pavarotti, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

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

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Bohème

Act 1

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

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
La fille du régiment

Act 1

Juan Diego Flórez, Nikola Mijailovic, Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Frizza

Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)
Dido and Aeneas, Z.626

Act 3

Barbara Bonney, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

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

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Roméo et Juliette, CG 9

Act 1

Renée Fleming, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

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

Concert version

Dritter Aufzug

Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Total Playing Time: 1:09:33