DECCA SOUND Vocal

DECCA SOUND
55 Great Vocal Recitals

Int. Release 06 May. 2016
55 CDs


Track List

CD 1: Suzanne Danco

Gustave Charpentier (1860 - 1956)
Louise

Act 3

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
La traviata

Act 1

Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912)
Manon

Act 2

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen, WD 31

Act 3

Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714 - 1787)
Alceste, Wq. 37

Act 1

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

Act 3

Suzanne Danco, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Alberto Erede

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Pelléas et Mélisande, L.88

Act 4

Pierre Mollet, Suzanne Danco, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

Suzanne Danco, Pierre Mollet, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

Pierre Mollet, Suzanne Danco, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

Ariettes oubliées, L. 60

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Suzanne Danco, Guido Agosti

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Suzanne Danco, Gervase de Peyer, Guido Agosti

Total Playing Time: 1:23:34

CD 2: Paul Schoeffler

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

Act 1

Don Giovanni, K. 527

Act 1

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Otello

Act 2

Paul Schöffler, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

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

Act 3

Paul Schöffler, Wiener Philharmoniker, Rudolf Moralt

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, WWV 96

Act 2

Paul Schöffler, Wiener Philharmoniker, Hans Knappertsbusch

Maria Reining, Paul Schöffler, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Hans Knappertsbusch

Act 3

Paul Schöffler, Wiener Philharmoniker, Hans Knappertsbusch

Paul Schöffler, Günther Treptow, Wiener Philharmoniker, Hans Knappertsbusch

Hilde Gueden, Paul Schöffler, Wiener Philharmoniker, Hans Knappertsbusch

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Arabella, Op.79, TrV 263

Act 2

Lisa della Casa, Paul Schöffler, Wiener Philharmoniker, Heinrich Hollreiser

Total Playing Time: 1:12:30

CD 3: Kathleen Ferrier

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Mass in B Minor, BWV 232

Kyrie: No.1 Kyrie eleison

Gloria

Kathleen Ferrier, Michael Dobson, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult

St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

English version

Kathleen Ferrier, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult

Johannes-Passion, BWV 245

English Version

Part Two

Kathleen Ferrier, Ambrose Gauntlett, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult

Mass in B Minor, BWV 232

Kyrie: No.1 Kyrie eleison

Agnus Dei

4.
5:43

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Samson, HWV 57

Act 1

Messiah, HWV 56

Pt. 1

Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63

Messiah, HWV 56

Pt. 2

Kathleen Ferrier, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult

Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)
Rückert-Lieder, Op.44

Kathleen Ferrier, Wiener Philharmoniker, Bruno Walter

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Frauenliebe und -leben Op.42

Kathleen Ferrier, John Newmark

Total Playing Time: 1:24:19

CD 4: Cesari Siepi

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Don Carlo

Act 4

Nabucco

Act 2

Ernani

Part 1

Antonio Carlos Gomes (1836 - 1896)
Salvator Rosa

Act 2

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Simon Boccanegra

Prologue

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791 - 1864)
Les Huguenots

Act 1

Robert le diable - opera in 5 acts

Act 2

Jacques Halévy (1799 - 1862)
La Juive

Act 1

Cesare Siepi, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Alberto Erede

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

Act 3

Cesare Siepi, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Arrigo Boïto (1842 - 1918)
Mefistofele

Prologue

10.
4:17

Act 1

Cesare Siepi, 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 1

Cesare Siepi, Wiener Philharmoniker, Erich Kleiber

Don Giovanni, K. 527

Act 1

Act 2

Cesare Siepi, Wiener Philharmoniker, Josef Krips

Total Playing Time: 1:05:06

CD 5: Fernando Corena

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
La Cenerentola

Act 1

L'italiana In Algeri

Act 2

Domenico Cimarosa (1749 - 1801)
Il Matrimonio Segreto

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
La Cenerentola

Act 2

Fernando Corena, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912)
Grisélidis

Ambroise Charles Louis Thomas (1811 - 1896)
Le caïd

Act 1

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)
Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Philémon et Baucis

Act 1

Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880)
La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein

Act 1

Fernando Corena, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, James Walker

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

Act 4

Act 1

Die Zauberflöte, K. 620

Act 2

Così fan tutte, K.588

Act 2

Fernando Corena, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Alberto Erede

Don Giovanni, K. 527

Act 1

Act 2

Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492

Act 1

Fernando Corena, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Peter Maag

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
La gazza ladra

Act 1

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

Act 1

Don Pasquale

Act 1

Fernando Corena, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Alberto Erede

Total Playing Time: 1:21:40

CD 6: Mario del Monaco

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Un ballo in maschera

Act 3

Umberto Giordano (1867 - 1948)
Fedora

Act 2

Riccardo Zandonai (1883 - 1944)
Giulietta e Romeo

Act 3

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Madama Butterfly

Act 2

Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912)
Le Cid

Act 3

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen, WD 31

Act 2

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Ernani

Part 1

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791 - 1864)
L'Africaine

Act 4

Alfredo Catalani (1854 - 1893)
La Wally

Act 4

Act 4

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
Lucia di Lammermoor

Act 3

Mario del Monaco, The New Symphony Orchestra Of London, Alberto Erede

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Luisa Miller

Act 2

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Fanciulla del West

Act 3

Manon Lescaut

Act 3

Turandot

Completed by Franco Alfano

Act 1

Tosca

Act 1

Act 3

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Macbeth

Act 4

La forza del destino

Act 3

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

Act 2

Jacques Halévy (1799 - 1862)
La Juive

Act 4

Mario del Monaco, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Alberto Erede

Total Playing Time: 1:20:34

CD 7: Kirsten Flagstad

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Wesendonck Lieder, WWV 91

1.
3:11

2.
3:52

3.
6:07

4.
2:26

5.
4:49

Lohengrin, WWV 75

Act 1

Parsifal, WWV 111

Act 2

Die Walküre, WWV 86B

Act 1

Kirsten Flagstad, Wiener Philharmoniker, Hans Knappertsbusch

Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)
15.
4:05

Kirsten Flagstad, London Symphony Orchestra, Oivin Fjeldstad

Total Playing Time: 1:19:22

CD 8: Lisa della Casa

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Gretchen am Spinnrade, Op.2, D.118

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
4 Lieder, Op.43

Hugo Wolf (1860 - 1903)
9.
1:45

10.
1:28

12.
1:37

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Lisa della Casa, Karl Hudez

Vier letzte Lieder, TrV 296

Lisa della Casa, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

Ariadne auf Naxos, Op.60, TrV 228

Opera

Lisa della Casa, Wiener Philharmoniker, Heinrich Hollreiser

Arabella, Op.79, TrV 263

Act 3

Lisa della Casa, Alfred Poell, Wiener Philharmoniker, Rudolf Moralt

Total Playing Time: 1:24:20

CD 9: Giulietta Simionato

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

Act 1

Ambroise Charles Louis Thomas (1811 - 1896)
Mignon

Lib: J.Barbier (1825-1901) & M.Carré (1822-72) after Goethe

Act 1

Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912)
Werther

Act 3

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen, WD 31

Act 1

Giulietta Simionato, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Fernando Previtali

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Act 1

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Don Carlo

Act 4

6.
4:19

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta

I Capuleti e i Montecchi

Act 2

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
La Cenerentola

Act 2

Giulietta Simionato, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Franco Ghione

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Il Trovatore

Act 2

Giulietta Simionato, Mario del Monaco, Antonio Balbi, Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, L'Orchestre du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Alberto Erede

Un ballo in maschera

Act 1

Giulietta Simionato, Carlo Bergonzi, Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Georg Solti

La forza del destino

original

Act 3

11.
3:02

Giulietta Simionato, Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Francesco Molinari-Pradelli

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
La Favorita

Italian version

Act 3

Giulietta Simionato, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Alberto Erede

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
Norma

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

Act 1

13.
7:22

Giulietta Simionato, Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Alberto Paoletti

Total Playing Time: 1:16:10

CD 10: Gérard Souzay

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 - 1764)
Les Indes galantes, RCT 44

Act 2

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Philémon et Baucis

Act 1

Roméo et Juliette, CG 9

Act 1

Faust, CG 4

Act 2

Hector Berlioz (1803 - 1869)
La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24, H 111

Pt. 2

Pt. 3

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

Act 3

La jolie fille de Perth, WD 15

Act 2

Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912)
Le jongleur de Notre-Dame

Act 2

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

Act 2

Alexis Emmanuel Chabrier (1841 - 1894)
Le roi malgré lui

Act 1

Gérard Souzay, New Symphony Orchestra, Paul Bonneau

Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924)
L'horizon chimérique, Op.118

4 Mélodies, Op.51

23.
2:45

5 Mélodies de Venise, Op.58

24.
2:04

2 Mélodies, Op.83

26.
2:16

5 Mélodies de Venise, Op.58

27.
1:40

Gérard Souzay, Jacqueline Bonneau

Total Playing Time: 1:24:08

CD 11: Virginia Zeani

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
Lucia di Lammermoor

Act 1

Act 3

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
La Sonnambula

Act 2

I Puritani

Act 2

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
La traviata

Act 1

Act 3

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Bohème

Act 1

Act 3

Virginia Zeani, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Gianni Schicchi

Turandot

Completed by Franco Alfano

Act 1

10.
2:07

Act 3

Madama Butterfly

Act 2

Suor Angelica

Manon Lescaut

Act 2

Act 4

Tosca

Act 2

La Rondine

Act 1

Virginia Zeani, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Franco Patané

Total Playing Time: 1:18:50

CD 12: Jennifer Vyvyan

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Mass In C Major - Missa Sancta Caeciliae (Missa cellensis), Hob. XXV:5

3.
0:00
2:52

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Jennifer Vyvyan, Haydn Orchestra, Harry Newstone

Jennifer Vyvyan, Peter Wallfisch, Haydn Orchestra, Harry Newstone

Mass in C Minor, K.427 "Grosse Messe"

Exsultate, jubilate, K.165

Original Version 1773

Jennifer Vyvyan, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Peter Maag

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
The Turn of the Screw, Op.54

Act Two

Joan Cross, Jennifer Vyvyan, Arda Mandikian, Olive Dyer, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Jennifer Vyvyan, Joan Cross, David Hemmings, Peter Pears, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:19:05

CD 13: Carlo Bergonzi

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Aida

Act 1

Luisa Miller

Act 2

La forza del destino

original

Act 3

Il Trovatore

Act 3

Un ballo in maschera

Act 3

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791 - 1864)
L'Africaine

Lib: Eugene Scribe (1791-1861)/N. di Santo Magno (--)

Act 4

Umberto Giordano (1867 - 1948)
Andrea Chénier

Act 4

Francesco Cilea (1866 - 1950)
Adriana Lecouvreur

Act 1

Act 2

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Tosca

Act 1

Act 3

Manon Lescaut

Act 1

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

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Aida

Act 4

Carlo Bergonzi, Renata Tebaldi, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Renata Tebaldi, Carlo Bergonzi, Singverein Der Gesellschaft Der Musikfreunde, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Renata Tebaldi, Carlo Bergonzi, Giulietta Simionato, Singverein Der Gesellschaft Der Musikfreunde, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Un ballo in maschera

Act 2

Carlo Bergonzi, Birgit Nilsson, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Georg Solti

La traviata

Act 1

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

Act 3

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

Don Carlo

Version 1867 for the Paris Opéra

Act 1

Carlo Bergonzi, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Georg Solti

Act 2

Carlo Bergonzi, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Tugomir Franc, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Georg Solti

Total Playing Time: 1:24:52

CD 14: Giuseppe di Stefano

Umberto Giordano (1867 - 1948)
Andrea Chénier

Act 1

Act 2

Act 4

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Tosca

Act 1

Act 3

Turandot

Completed by Franco Alfano

Act 1

Act 3

Giuseppe di Stefano, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Franco Patané

Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912)
Werther

Act 3

Manon

Act 2

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen, WD 31

Act 2

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Faust, CG 4

Version 1860/1869

Act 3

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

Act 2

Giuseppe di Stefano, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Franco Patané

Traditional
Cesare Cesarini (1905 - 1973)
18.
3:13

Ernesto de Curtis (1875 - 1937)
Eldo di Lazzaro (1902 - 1968)
20.
2:37

Cesare Andrea Bixio (1896 - 1978)
Alberto Barberis (1920 - 1957), Michele Galdieri (1902 - 1965)
Ernesto de Curtis (1875 - 1937)
Giuseppe di Stefano, Dino Olivieri

Total Playing Time: 1:16:43

CD 15: Joan Sutherland

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
Lucia di Lammermoor

Act 1

Joan Sutherland, Nadine Sautereau, Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Nello Santi

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Ernani

Part 1

I vespri siciliani

I Vespri Siciliani

Act 5

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
Linda di Chamounix

Linda da Chamounix

Act 1

Joan Sutherland, Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Nello Santi

Lucia di Lammermoor

Act 3

Joan Sutherland, Opera Chorus Of Paris, Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Nello Santi

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
Norma

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

Act 1

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

I Puritani

Act 1

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

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
Semiramide

Act 1

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

Léo Delibes (1836 - 1891)
Lakmé

Act 2

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

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791 - 1864)
Dinorah

Act 2

Joan Sutherland, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Total Playing Time: 1:25:26

CD 16: Regina Resnik

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen, WD 31

Act 1

Carmen, WD 31

Act 1

Act 2

Act 3

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
The Maid Of Orléans, TH 6

Act 1

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

Act 2

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

Act 2

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Il Trovatore

Act 2

Don Carlo

Act 4

Regina Resnik, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Edward Downes

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

Act 2

Birgit Nilsson, Regina Resnik, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Elektra, Op.58, TrV 223

Regina Resnik, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Birgit Nilsson, Regina Resnik, Margarita Sjostedt, Margarita Lilowa, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Regina Resnik, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Regina Resnik, Birgit Nilsson, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Birgit Nilsson, Regina Resnik, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Birgit Nilsson, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Total Playing Time: 1:23:48

CD 17: Hilde Gueden

Emmerich Kálmán (1882 - 1953)
Countess Maritza (Gräfin Maritza)

Act 1

Act 2

Ralph Benatzky (1884 - 1957)
Im weissen Rössl (The White Horse Inn)

Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948)
Der Zarewitsch, Operetta in 3 Acts

Act 3

Leo Fall (1873 - 1925)
Madame Pompadour

Johann Strauss II (1825 - 1899)
Casanova

Arr. Benatzky

Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948)
Zigeunerliebe (Gipsy Love)

Act 2

Robert Stolz (1880 - 1975)
Der Favorit

Johann Strauss II (1825 - 1899)
Die Fledermaus

C. Haffner & R. Genée after Meilhac & Halévy

Act 2

Carl Zeller (1842 - 1898)
Der Obersteiger

Oscar Straus (1870 - 1954)
The Chocolate Soldier (Der Tapfere Soldat)

Lib: Jacobson, Bernauer

Act 1

Johann Strauss II (1825 - 1899)
Wiener Blut (Operetta)

Music arranged and adapted Mül

Act 2

Hilde Gueden, Wiener Staatsopernorchester, Robert Stolz

Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410

Josef Strauss (1827 - 1870)
Hilde Gueden, Wiener Philharmoniker, Josef Krips

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897 - 1957)
Die tote Stadt

Act 1

Hilde Gueden, Wiener Philharmoniker, Horst Stein

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Non più, tutto ascoltai - Non temer, amato bene, K.490

Hilde Gueden, Wiener Philharmoniker, Clemens Krauss

Exsultate, jubilate, K.165

Original Version 1773

20.
2:51

Hilde Gueden, Wiener Philharmoniker, Alberto Erede

Total Playing Time: 1:20:24

CD 18: Teresa Berganza

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

Original version, Vienna 1786

Act 1

Act 2

Teresa Berganza, London Symphony Orchestra, John Pritchard

La clemenza di Tito, K. 621

Act 1

Teresa Berganza, Gervase de Peyer, London Symphony Orchestra, John Pritchard

Teresa Berganza, Geoffrey Parsons, London Symphony Orchestra, John Pritchard

Così fan tutte, K.588

Act 1

Act 2

Teresa Berganza, London Symphony Orchestra, John Pritchard

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

Vienna Version (1762)

Act 3

Act 2

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

Luigi Cherubini (1760 - 1842)
Medea

Italian Version

Atto 2

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

Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714 - 1787)
Alceste, Wq. 37

Act 1

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710 - 1736)
La Serva Padrona

Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714 - 1787)
Paride ed Elena, Wq 39

Act 1

Scene 1

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17

Act 3

Giovanni Paisiello (1740 - 1816)
Nina, o sia la Pazza per Amore

Work

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

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
La Cenerentola

Act 2

Teresa Berganza, London Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Gibson

Total Playing Time: 1:23:22

CD 19: Tom Krause

Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)
Kullervo Symphony, Op.7

Tom Krause, Pentti Koskimies

Tom Krause, John Williams

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Tom Krause, Pentti Koskimies

Total Playing Time: 1:14:29

CD 20: Peter Pears

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Winterreise, D. 911

10.
0:00
3:20

22.
0:00
1:31

Peter Pears, Benjamin Britten

Total Playing Time: 1:13:07

CD 21: Birgit Nilsson

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Tannhäuser, WWV 70

Act 2

Carl Maria von Weber (1786 - 1826)
Oberon, J. 306

Act 2

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

Act 1

Lohengrin, WWV 75

Act 1

Carl Maria von Weber (1786 - 1826)
Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277

Act 2

6.
8:52

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Fidelio, Op. 72

Act 1

Birgit Nilsson, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Edward Downes

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Macbeth

Act 1

Act 2

Act 3

La forza del destino

Act 2

original

Act 4

Don Carlo

Act 4

Birgit Nilsson, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Argeo Quadri

Total Playing Time: 1:24:56

CD 22: Robert Merrill & James McCracken

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Otello

Act 1

Un ballo in maschera

Act 3

Il Trovatore

Act 2

La forza del destino

Act 3

Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857 - 1919)
Pagliacci

Prologue

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Don Carlo

Act 4

Umberto Giordano (1867 - 1948)
Andrea Chénier

Act 3

Robert Merrill, New Symphony Orchestra, Edward Downes

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Il Trovatore

Act 3

La forza del destino

Act 3

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

Act 3

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Fanciulla del West

Act 2

Carl Maria von Weber (1786 - 1826)
Der Freischütz, Op. 77, J. 277

Act 1

Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857 - 1919)
Pagliacci

Act 1

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Tannhäuser, WWV 70

Act 3

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Otello

Act 4

James McCracken, Wiener Opernorchester, Dietfried Bernet

Total Playing Time: 1:22:58

CD 23: Marilyn Horne

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
Semiramide

Act 1

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791 - 1864)
Le prophète

Act 4

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
La clemenza di Tito, K. 621

Act 1

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791 - 1864)
Les Huguenots

Act 1

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
L'italiana In Algeri

Act 1

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
La fille du régiment

Italian version

Act 2

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
La Cenerentola

Act 2

Marilyn Horne, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Henry Lewis

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

Act 3

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Sapho, CG 1

Act 3

Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714 - 1787)
Alceste, Wq. 37

Act 1

Marilyn Horne, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Henry Lewis

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
Semiramide

Act 2

Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Total Playing Time: 1:19:23

CD 24: Renata Tebaldi

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Don Carlo

Act 5

Un ballo in maschera

Act 2

Act 3

Giovanna d'Arco

Act 1

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Turandot

Completed by Franco Alfano

Act 2

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

Act 4

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Rondine

Act 1

Pietro Mascagni (1863 - 1945)
Cavalleria rusticana

Francesco Cilea (1866 - 1950)
L'Arlesiana

Libretto: Leopoldo Marenco (1831-99) after Daudet

Act 3

Renata Tebaldi, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Oliviero de Fabritiis

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Tosca

Act 2

Renata Tebaldi, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Francesco Molinari-Pradelli

Madama Butterfly

Act 2

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

Arrigo Boïto (1842 - 1918)
Mefistofele

Act 3

Renata Tebaldi, Mario del Monaco, Cesare Siepi, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Tullio Serafin

Riccardo Zandonai (1883 - 1944)
Francesca da Rimini, tragedia in quattro atti di G. d'Annunzio

Riduzione di Tito Ricordi

Act 3

Renata Tebaldi, Franco Corelli, Les Choeurs Leman, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Anton Guadagno

Total Playing Time: 1:26:12

CD 25: Hermann Prey

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Schwanengesang, D. 957

1.
2:49

2.
4:37

4.
3:27

5.
2:33

6.
5:30

7.
4:00

8.
1:54

9.
2:43

11.
2:34

12.
3:26

Hermann Prey, Walter Klien

Hermann Prey, Karl Engel

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
5 Lieder, Op.32, TrV 174

5 Lieder, Op.39, TrV 189

23.
4:57

5 Lieder, Op.41, TrV 195

Hermann Prey, Gerald Moore

Total Playing Time: 1:17:47

CD 26: Elena Suliotis

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
Anna Bolena

Act 2

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Macbeth

Act 1

Luisa Miller

Act 2

Un ballo in maschera

Act 3

Elena Suliotis, Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Oliviero de Fabritiis

Act 2

La forza del destino

original

Act 4

Elena Suliotis, Orchestra di Roma, Silvio Varviso

Pietro Mascagni (1863 - 1945)
Cavalleria rusticana

Elena Suliotis, Anna di Stasio, Orchestra di Roma, Silvio Varviso

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

Act 4

Elena Suliotis, Orchestra di Roma, Silvio Varviso

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Nabucco

Act 2

Elena Suliotis, Giovanni Foiani, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Opernorchester, Lamberto Gardelli

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
Norma

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

Act 1

11.
5:51

Elena Suliotis, Carlo Cava, Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Silvio Varviso

Total Playing Time: 1:24:37

CD 27: Régine Crespin

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Five Poems of Mary Stuart, Op.135

Hugo Wolf (1860 - 1903)
Mörike-Lieder

Italienisches Liederbuch

Gedichte von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

10.
3:23

Gedichte von Joseph v. Eichendorff

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Trois chansons de Bilitis, L.90

13.
3:59

Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963)
Banalités, FP 107

16.
2:02

La Courte Paille, FP 178

17.
1:02

Chansons villageoises, FP 65

Deux Poèmes de Louis Aragon, FP 122

20.
2:56

Régine Crespin, John Wustman

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Il Trovatore

Act 1

Otello

Act 4

Arrigo Boïto (1842 - 1918)
Mefistofele

Act 3

Pietro Mascagni (1863 - 1945)
Cavalleria rusticana

Régine Crespin, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Edward Downes

Total Playing Time: 1:19:08

CD 28: Gwyneth Jones

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Aida

Act 1

Act 3

Don Carlo

Act 5

Gwyneth Jones, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Edward Downes

Macbeth

Act 1

Gwyneth Jones, George MacPherson, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Edward Downes

Otello

Act 4

Gwyneth Jones, Maureen Lehane, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Edward Downes

Il Trovatore

Act 4

La forza del destino

original

Act 4

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Gwyneth Jones, Wiener Opernorchester, Argeo Quadri

Total Playing Time: 1:19:24

CD 29: Luciano Pavarotti

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Luisa Miller

Act 2

I due Foscari

Act 1

Un ballo in maschera

Act 3

Macbeth

Act 4

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
Lucia di Lammermoor

Act 3

Il Duca d'Alba

Completed Matteo Salvi (-1887).

Act 4

La Favorita

Italian version

Act 4

7.
5:27

Don Sebastiano, Re del Portogallo

Act 2

Luciano Pavarotti, Wiener Opernorchester, Edward Downes

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Bohème

Act 1

Tosca

Act 3

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Rigoletto

Act 1

Act 3

Act 2

Luciano Pavarotti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Edward Downes

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
Linda di Chamounix

Linda da Chamounix

Act 1

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Otello

Act 1

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

Total Playing Time: 1:20:09

CD 30: Nicolai Ghiaurov

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Nabucco

Act 1

Nicolai Ghiaurov, Leslie Fyson, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Act 3

Macbeth

Act 2

Nicolai Ghiaurov, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

I vespri siciliani

I Vespri Siciliani

Act 2

Simon Boccanegra

Revised 1881

Prologue

Nicolai Ghiaurov, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Don Carlo

Version 1867 for the Paris Opéra

Act 4

Nicolai Ghiaurov, London Symphony Orchestra, Edward Downes

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Faust, CG 4

Version 1860/1869

Act 2

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

Anton Grigorievich Rubinstein (1829 - 1894)
The Demon

Act 3

Nicolai Ghiaurov, London Symphony Orchestra, Edward Downes

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

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881)
Boris Godounov

Arr. Rimsky-Korsakov

Act 2

Nicolai Ghiaurov, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Act 4

Nicolai Ghiaurov, Olivera Miljakovic, Sofia Radio Chorus, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time: 1:24:16

CD 31: Huguette Tourangeau

Michael William Balfe (1808 - 1870)
Ildegonda nel Carcere

Orch. Douglas Gamley

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Djamileh - opera in 1 Act

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
L'assedio di Calais

Orch. Douglas Gamley

Act 1

Daniel François Esprit Auber (1782 - 1871)
The Bronze Horse (Le cheval de bronze)

Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912)
Hérodiade

Act 1

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio

Act 1

Nicola Vaccai (1790 - 1848)
Giulietta e Romeo

Aimé Maillart (1817 - 1871)
Les Dragons de Villars

Huguette Tourangeau, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Richard Bonynge

Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912)
Esclarmonde, opéra romanesque en quatre actes

Poème de Alfred Blau et Louis de Gramont

Act 1

Joan Sutherland, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Joan Sutherland, Huguette Tourangeau, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Huguette Tourangeau, Ryland Davies, Joan Sutherland, The John Alldis Choir, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

13.
3:39

Joan Sutherland, Huguette Tourangeau, The John Alldis Choir, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Joan Sutherland, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Joan Sutherland, Huguette Tourangeau, The John Alldis Choir, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Total Playing Time: 1:17:11

CD 32: Maria Chiara

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
I Masnadieri

Act 2

I vespri siciliani

I Vespri Siciliani

Act 5

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

Otello

Act 4

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

Aida

Act 1

Giovanna d'Arco

Act 1

Simon Boccanegra

Revised 1881

Act 1

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

La forza del destino

original

Act 2

Maria Chiara, The John Alldis Choir, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Nello Santi

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
I Puritani

Act 2

Maria Chiara, Wiener Volksopernorchester, Nello Santi

Francesco Cilea (1866 - 1950)
Adriana Lecouvreur

Act 1

Act 4

Umberto Giordano (1867 - 1948)
Andrea Chénier

Act 3

Pietro Mascagni (1863 - 1945)
L'amico Fritz

Act 1

Act 3

Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857 - 1919)
Pagliacci

Act 1

Maria Chiara, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Kurt Herbert Adler

Total Playing Time: 1:22:19

CD 33: Sherrill Milnes

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Act 1

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
I Puritani

Act 1

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
La Favorita

French version

Act 2

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Ernani

Part 3

Sherrill Milnes, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Silvio Varviso

Ernani

Part 3

5.
4:18

Sherrill Milnes, Nancy Stokes, Nigel Rogers, Leslie Fyson, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Silvio Varviso

Don Carlo

Version 1867 for the Paris Opéra

Act 4

Sherrill Milnes, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Silvio Varviso

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

Act 2

Sherrill Milnes, William Elvin, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Silvio Varviso

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Otello

Act 1

Sherrill Milnes, John Dobson, David Lennox, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Silvio Varviso

Act 2

Sherrill Milnes, Ian Caley, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Silvio Varviso

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Fanciulla del West

Act 1

Sherrill Milnes, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Silvio Varviso

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Rigoletto

Act 2

Sherrill Milnes, London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
William Tell

Italian version

Act 3

13.
3:29

Sherrill Milnes, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Luisa Miller

Act 1

Sherrill Milnes, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Peter Maag

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Tosca

Act 1

Sherrill Milnes, Michel Sénéchal, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, The London Opera Chorus, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Nicola Rescigno

Total Playing Time: 1:10:10

CD 34: Hans Hotter

Hugo Wolf (1860 - 1903)
Mörike-Lieder

Italienisches Liederbuch

Mörike-Lieder

Drei Gedichte von Michelangelo

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Schwanengesang, D. 957

17.
0:00
2:55

Hans Hotter, Geoffrey Parsons

Total Playing Time: 56:48

CD 35: Sylvia Sass

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Turandot

Completed by Franco Alfano

Act 2

Tosca

Act 2

Manon Lescaut

Act 2

Act 4

Madama Butterfly

Act 2

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Aida

Act 1

Macbeth

Act 4

I Lombardi alla prima crociata

Act 2

Sylvia Sass, London Symphony Orchestra, Lamberto Gardelli

La traviata

Act 1

Sylvia Sass, Ian Caley, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Lamberto Gardelli

Il Trovatore

Act 4

Macbeth

Act 1

Act 2

Sylvia Sass, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Lamberto Gardelli

Total Playing Time: 1:15:51

CD 36: Pilar Lorengar

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

Act 1

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Tosca

Act 2

Manon Lescaut

Act 4

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Don Carlo

Act 5

Manuel de Falla Matheu (1876 - 1946)
La vida breve

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Suor Angelica

Madama Butterfly

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Lohengrin, WWV 75

Act 1

Enrique Granados (1867 - 1916)
Goyescas (Opera)

Pilar Lorengar, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jesús López-Cobos

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Bohème

Act 1

La Rondine

Act 1

Madama Butterfly

Act 2

Turandot

Completed by Franco Alfano

Act 3

Gianni Schicchi

Antonín Dvo?ák (1841 - 1904)
Rusalka, Op.114, B. 203

Act 1

Pilar Lorengar, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Giuseppe Patanè

Total Playing Time: 1:19:04

CD 37: Elisabeth Soderstrom

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881)
The Nursery (Dyetskaya)

1.
1:50

2.
1:49

3.
2:17

4.
2:23

7.
2:05

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Alexandre Gretchaninov (1864 - 1956)
The Lane - Five Children's Songs, Op.89

10.
1:08

11.
1:20

12.
1:58

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Six Songs, Op.8

Six Songs, Op.8

Six Songs, Op.8

16.
0:00
3:16

Six Songs, Op.8

Six Songs, Op.8

18.
0:00
1:17

Six Songs, Op.8

Six Songs, Op.38

Six Songs, Op.38

21.
0:00
2:39

Six Songs, Op.38

Six Songs, Op.38

Six Songs, Op.38

24.
0:00
3:27

Six Songs, Op.38

25.
0:00
2:18

Elisabeth Söderström, Vladimir Ashkenazy

Total Playing Time: 1:05:02

CD 38: Mirella Freni

Saverio Mercadante (1795 - 1870)
Le Due Illustre

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
Bianca e Fernando

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

Act 3

Mirella Freni, Renata Scotto, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Leone Magiera

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
Norma

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

Act 2

Mirella Freni, Renata Scotto, Janice Alford, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Lorenzo Anselmi

Total Playing Time: 51:51

CD 39: Martti Talvela

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881)
Songs And Dances Of Death

1.
4:57

2.
4:15

3.
4:47

Mephistopheles' Song of the Flea (Blokha)

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Martti Talvela, Ralf Gothoni

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Zwölf Gedichte, Op.35

16.
3:05

17.
2:43

20.
1:35

21.
4:17

22.
1:24

23.
4:39

25.
2:13

Martti Talvela, Irwin Gage

Total Playing Time: 1:20:34

CD 40: Paata Burchuladze

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881)
Boris Godounov

1872 Version

Prologue

Paata Burchuladze, The London Opera Chorus, English Concert Orchestra, Edward Downes

1869 Version

Act 1 - Picture 1

Paata Burchuladze, English Concert Orchestra, Edward Downes

Act 4

Linda McLeod, Paata Burchuladze, The London Opera Chorus, English Concert Orchestra, Edward Downes

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Simon Boccanegra

Revised 1881

Prologue

Paata Burchuladze, The London Opera Chorus, English Concert Orchestra, Edward Downes

Macbeth

Act 2

Don Carlo

Act 4

Ernani

Part 1

Paata Burchuladze, English Concert Orchestra, Edward Downes

Total Playing Time: 46:33

CD 41: Leo Nucci

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
I Puritani

Act 1

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
William Tell

Italian version

Act 3

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
Il pirata

Act 2

3.
4:15

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
I vespri siciliani

I Vespri Siciliani

Act 3

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
Beatrice di Tenda

Act 2

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
Poliuto

Act 1

Il Duca d'Alba

Act 3

Don Sebastiano, Re del Portogallo

Act 3

La Favorita

Italian version

Act 2

Leo Nucci, English Chamber Orchestra, Gianfranco Masini

Total Playing Time: 49:24

CD 42: Susan Dunn

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Tannhäuser, WWV 70

Act 2

Die Walküre, WWV 86B

Act 1

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Un ballo in maschera

Act 2

Ernani

Part 1

I vespri siciliani

I Vespri Siciliani

Act 4

La forza del destino

original

Act 4

Susan Dunn, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Riccardo Chailly

Il Trovatore

Act 1

Susan Dunn, Nicoletta Curiel, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Riccardo Chailly

Total Playing Time: 57:49

CD 43: Cecilia Bartoli

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
L'italiana In Algeri

Act 1

Act 2

Cecilia Bartoli, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Wiener Volksopernorchester, Giuseppe Patanè

La donna del lago

Act 1

Tancredi

Act 1

Otello

Act 3

Stabat Mater

Cecilia Bartoli, Wiener Volksopernorchester, Giuseppe Patanè

La pietra del paragone

Cecilia Bartoli, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Wiener Volksopernorchester, Giuseppe Patanè

La Cenerentola

Act 2

Cecilia Bartoli, Wiener Volksopernorchester, Giuseppe Patanè

Total Playing Time: 1:04:11

CD 44: Josephine Barstow

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Salome, Op. 54, TrV 215

Scene 4

Josephine Barstow, Graham Clark, Claire Livingstone, Scottish Opera Orchestra, John Mauceri

Luigi Cherubini (1760 - 1842)
Medea

in French

Atto 3

Josephine Barstow, John Treleavan, Clare Shearer, Scottish Opera Chorus, Scottish Opera Orchestra, John Mauceri

Leos Janácek (1854 - 1928)
Vec Makropulos (The Makropulos Case)

Act 3

Josephine Barstow, Alasdair Elliot, Steven Page, Anne Williams-King, Jason Howard, Graham Clark, Scottish Opera Chorus, Scottish Opera Orchestra, John Mauceri

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Turandot

Completed by Franco Alfano

Act 3

Josephine Barstow, Lando Bartolini, Scottish Opera Chorus, Scottish Opera Orchestra, John Mauceri

Total Playing Time: 1:16:43

CD 45: Kiri te Kanawa

Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)
Tell Me, Some Pitying Angel

1.
8:29

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
Tre Sonetti di Petrarca, S. 270

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
5 Mélodies populaires grecques

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Enrique Granados (1867 - 1916)
Fernando Jaumandreu Obradors (1897 - 1945)
Canciones clásicas españolas

13.
1:06

Kiri Te Kanawa, Roger Vignoles

Total Playing Time: 56:14

CD 46: Brigitte Fassbaender

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
Brigitte Fassbaender, Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Total Playing Time: 56:34

CD 47: Sumi Jo

Jacques Offenbach (1819 - 1880)
Un mari à la porte

Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912)
Don César de Bazan

2.
3:01

Sumi Jo, English Chamber Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Felicien David (1810 - 1876)
La perle du Brésil

Sumi Jo, William Bennett, English Chamber Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

André Grétry (1741 - 1813)
L'Amant jaloux

Michael William Balfe (1808 - 1870)
Les Puits d'amour

André Messager (1853 - 1929)
Madame Chrysanthème

Ambroise Charles Louis Thomas (1811 - 1896)
Le songe d'une nuit d'été

Adolphe Charles Adam (1803 - 1856)
Les pantins de Violette

Sumi Jo, English Chamber Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Ferdinand Hérold (1791 - 1833)
Le Pré aux clercs

Sumi Jo, Anthony Marwood, English Chamber Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Léo Delibes (1836 - 1891)
Le Roi l'a dit

Act 2

Adolphe Charles Adam (1803 - 1856)
Si j'étais roi

François-Adrien Boiëldieu (1775 - 1834)
La fête du village voisin

12.
2:30

Victor Massé (1822 - 1884)
La reine Topaze

Sumi Jo, English Chamber Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Total Playing Time: 1:08:25

CD 48: Angela Gheorghiu

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Falstaff

Act 3

Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912)
Chérubin

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

Alfredo Catalani (1854 - 1893)
La Wally

Act 1

Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912)
Hérodiade

Act 1

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

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta

Act 1

Angela Gheorghiu, Giuseppe Crott, Daniela Vendemiati, Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino, John Mauceri

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Bohème

Act 3

Arrigo Boïto (1842 - 1918)
Mefistofele

Act 3

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Faust, CG 4

Act 3

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
Don Pasquale

Act 1

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Bohème

Act 1

George Grigoriu (1927 - )
Valurile Dunarii

11.
0:00
3:01

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

Total Playing Time: 56:18

CD 49: Andreas Scholl

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Serse, HWV 40

Act 1

Semele, HWV 58

Act 2

Saul, HWV 53

Act 2

Andreas Scholl, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Roger Norrington

Act 1

Andreas Scholl, Francis Kelly, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Roger Norrington

Rodelinda, HWV 34

Act 3

Andreas Scholl, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Roger Norrington

Act 2

Andreas Scholl, Sara Fulgoni, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Roger Norrington

Giulio Cesare, HWV 17

Act 3

Johann Adolph Hasse (1699 - 1783)
Artaserse

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

Vienna Version (1762)

Act 3

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Ascanio in Alba, K.111

Part 2

Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714 - 1787)
Telemaco, or L'isola di Circe, Wq.34

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Mitridate, re di Ponto, K.87

(V.A. Cigna-Santi after Racine)

Act 1

Andreas Scholl, Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, Roger Norrington

Total Playing Time: 57:03

CD 50: Renée Fleming

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

Act 2

Act 3

Renée Fleming, London Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

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

Act 1

Renée Fleming, Larissa Diadkova, London Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Antonín Dvo?ák (1841 - 1904)
Rusalka, Op.114, B. 203

Act 1

Renée Fleming, London Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Otello

Act 4

Renée Fleming, Larissa Diadkova, London Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Peter Grimes, Op.33

Act 3

Renée Fleming, Jonathan Summers, London Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Daphne, Op.82, TrV 272

Renée Fleming, London Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Total Playing Time: 1:11:27

CD 51: Barbara Bonney

Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907)
Peer Gynt, Op. 23

Sechs Lieder, Op.48

Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)
Karl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammar (1871 - 1927)
Hugo Alfvén (1872 - 1960)
Carl Sjöberg (1861 - 1900)
Barbara Bonney, Antonio Pappano

Total Playing Time: 1:11:05

CD 52: Matthias Goerne

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

Act 1

Matthias Goerne, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck

Matthias Goerne, Dorothea Röschmann, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck

Act 2

Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492

Act 3

Matthias Goerne, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck

Matthias Goerne, Dorothea Röschmann, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck

Don Giovanni, K. 527

Act 2

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Tannhäuser, WWV 70

Act 2

Act 3

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Szenen aus Goethes 'Faust'

Zweite Abteilung (Part Two)

Matthias Goerne, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck

Engelbert Humperdinck (1854 - 1921)
Königskinder

Matthias Goerne, Children's Choir From Adolf Fredrik's Music School, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Ariadne auf Naxos, Op.60, TrV 228

Opera

Matthias Goerne, Dorothea Röschmann, Ladies of the Swedish Radio Choir, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897 - 1957)
Die tote Stadt

Act 2

Alban Berg (1885 - 1935)
Wozzeck, Op. 7

Act 1

13.
2:01

Matthias Goerne, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck

Act 3

Matthias Goerne, Dorothea Röschmann, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck

Total Playing Time: 55:08

CD 53: Juan Diego Florez

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
Rita

L'elisir d'amore

Act 2

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

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
I Capuleti e i Montecchi: Eccomi in lieta vesta

I Capuleti e i Montecchi

Act 1

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

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
Don Pasquale

Act 2

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

Act 3

Juan Diego Flórez, Andrea Menafra, Rossella Perrone, Giulio Patara, Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Frizza

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
La Sonnambula

Act 2

Juan Diego Flórez, Ermonela Jaho, Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Riccardo Frizza

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
Elisabetta

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

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
I Puritani

Act 1

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

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

Total Playing Time: 1:03:55

CD 54: Jonas Kaufmann

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Lohengrin, WWV 75

Act 3

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

Act 1

Jonas Kaufmann, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Jonas Kaufmann, Michael Volle, Coro di Teatro Regio Parma, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Fierrabras, D796

Act 1

Alfonso und Estrella, D.732

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Fidelio, Op. 72

Act 2

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

Act 1

Jonas Kaufmann, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Parsifal, WWV 111

Act 2

Jonas Kaufmann, Margarethe Joswig, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Act 3

Jonas Kaufmann, Coro di Teatro Regio Parma, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Total Playing Time: 1:09:24

CD 55: Joseph Calleja

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Bohème

Act 1

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

Act 1

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

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Simon Boccanegra

Act 2

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

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

Act 1

Joseph Calleja, Le Choeur homme du Grand Théatre de Geneve, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Marco Armiliato

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Tosca

Act 1

Act 3

Arrigo Boïto (1842 - 1918)
Mefistofele

Act 1

Act 4

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Faust, CG 4

Act 3

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Manon Lescaut

Act 1

Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912)
Manon

Act 3

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Luisa Miller

Act 2

Un ballo in maschera

Act 3

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

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

Act 2

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

Total Playing Time: 1:05:48

. . . so many superb performances, recorded by singers in their prime . . . among the greats, you'll find prime material from contralto Kathleen Ferrier . . . and the great French baritone Gérard Souzay (recorded 1950¿1956, when his voice was at its best). In addition to superb tenor Carlo Bergonzi from his freshest years, you'll find the very first operatic recital from stupendous coloratura soprano Joan Sutherland . . . If you've never heard the astounding Peter Pears/Benjamin Britten recording of Schubert's chilling "Winterreise", this will be your chance. Other gems include Wagnerian soprano Birgit Nilsson trumpeting forth in the early '60s, mezzo coloratura Marilyn Horne's very first and absolutely astounding operatic recital . . . when you have the defining tenor of the young Luciano Pavarotti, the cavernous bass of Nicolai Ghiaurov, and the authoritative baritone of Sherrill Milnes among the mix, who can complain? . . . with so much of value in this box set, and for such a good price, you need not hesitate.

. . . the sound quality (even from the mono era) is excellent . . . debut recitals by such spectacular talents as Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne, Angela Gheorghiu, and Cecilia Bartoli . . . Listen to the CDs of Robert Merrill and Sherrill Milnes and ask yourself if there are any baritones with voices of this quality singing Italian and French operas today . . . Italian tenor Mario Del Monaco overwhelms with his power while Carlo Bergonzi impresses with his style . . . The set is an incredible bargain . . . Lovers of vocal music should not miss it.

. . . [this set] draws on a golden age of producers and engineers . . . Passing through the 60-odd years collected here is to marvel at the sheer liveliness and standard of the work preserved . . . the names live up to their reputations and the extra items are a treat . . . [Joan Sutherland's 1959 "Lucia" Mad Scene is] the beginning of the "La Stupenda" legend. What top notes! . . . Apart from its Who's Who completeness, Decca's collection surprises most with less ardently promoted names . . . [Virginia Zeani] shows off fabulous intonation and line in works by all the major 19th-century Italians . . . [Jennifer Vyvyan] shows equal control and passion in tricky Haydn and Mozart concert arias . . . Two last pleasures: the young Kiri Te Kanawa in the Purcell/Britten "Blessed Virgin's Expostulation" . . . [and the sheer rightness and rhythm] of Regina Resnik's "Carmen" highlights . . . [the set] is hugely recommended and does repay chain listening.

Beinahe alle Sänger der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts mit Rang und Namen sind hier mit Liedern und Opernausschnitten in eine Box gepackt.

Ce sont les archives du label d'Universal music, un filon inestimable qui retrace les gloires passées des années 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990 . . . jusqu'aux étoiles contemporaines: Kaufmann ou Calleja, deux ténors en or. Dans les domaines enviables et impressionnants tant ils exigent profondeur, finesse, agilité ou legato, soit opéra italien et francais, Wagner et les lieder et mélodies, voici les grandes voix admirables qui nous ont bercé, qui ont faconné aussi notre goût, touts et toutes uniques dans leur spécificité incarnée, parfois d'une vérité criante ou d'une blessure envoûtante à jamais mémorable. Decca ne fait que livrer une partie infime de son immense catalogue vocal . . . Ici, chaque chanteur, tempérament singulier, révélant sa propre identité sonore, sa marque artistique forte dans un répertoire désormais bien délimité . . .

. . . [l'objet cubique] défie la critique: 55 récitals de grandes voix, parmi les plus grandes de leur époque . . . Il y a tout ce qui fait la fierté de Decca: un catalogue lyrique gigantesque avec des artistes historiques enregistrés dans des conditions exceptionnelles, constitutives d'une qualité de son montrée hier comme aujourd'hui en exemple: le "Decca sound". La "Decca pride" aussi.

Panthéon lyrique . . . quasi toutes les étoiles du chant d'après-guerre sont là . . . en compagnie d'un aréopage de dieux et déesses nommés Carlo Bergonzi, Teresa Berganza, [Birgit Nilsson, Marylin Horne, Luciano Pavarotti] liste non exhaustive . . . En attendant un deuxième coffret?