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Best Opera Classics 100 [Box set]

100 Best Opera Classics Audio CD
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Disc 1:

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 2: Voi che sapete (Cherubino)Teresa Berganza/English Chamber Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim 2:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Le Nozze di Figaro K492 (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 2: Porgi, amor (Contessa)Heather Harper/English Chamber Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim 4:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Don Giovanni K527, Atto Secondo, Scena Prima: Serenata: Deh Vieni All Finestra (Don Giovanni)Sir Thomas Allen/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Haitink 2:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Don Giovanni K527, Atto Primo, Scena Quarta: Aria: Batti, Batti, O Bel Masetto (Zerlina)Elizabeth Gale/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Haitink 3:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Die Zauberflöte - Singspiel in two acts K620 (1987 Digital Remaster), Act II: Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (Königin)Bayerisches Staatsorchester/Wolfgang Sawallisch 2:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Die Zauberflöte, Zweiter Aufzug, Nr.10 Aria & Dialog: Aria Con Coro: O Isis Und Osiris ... (Sarastro/Priester)Sir Roger Norrington/London Classical Players/Anthony Rolfe Johnson/Andreas Schmidt/Dawn Upshaw/Guy De Mey/Beverley Hoch/Olaf Bär/Catherine Denley/Catherine Pierard/Cornelius Hauptmann/Nancy Argenta/E 3:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Recitative & Aria:Temerari....Come Scoglio (Cosi Fan Tutte, Act I) (1988 Digital Remaster)Elisabeth Schwarzkopf/Philharmonia Orchestra/Karl Böhm 5:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): La calunnia è un venticello (Basilio)Ruggero Raimondi/London Symphony Orchestra/James Levine 4:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Don Carlo (2000 Digital Remaster): Nei giardin del bello (Eboli/Tebaldo/Dame)Shirley Verrett/Delia Wallis/Ambrosian Opera Chorus/John McCarthy/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Carlo Maria Giulini 4:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Norma (1997 Digital Remaster), ACT 1, Scene 1: Casta diva (Norma/Coro)Maria Callas/Coro Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 5:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Aida - Act 1 (1989 Digital Remaster): Se quel guerrier io fossi!....Celeste AidaFranco Corelli/Zubin Mehta/Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera, Roma 4:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. La Traviata: Teneste la promessa...Addio del passato (1995 Digital Remaster)Beverly Sills/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Aldo Ceccato 5:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Otello (1988 Digital Remaster), Atto Quarto, Terza E Quarta Scena: Niun Mi Tema (Otello/Cassio/Lodovico/Montano)Jon Vickers/Aldo Bottion/José Van Dam/Mario Machi/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan 6:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Madama Butterfly (2002 Digital Remaster), Act 2, First Part: Un bel di vedremo (Butterfly)Renata Scotto/Coro del Teatro dell'Opera, Roma/Sir John Barbirolli/Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera, Roma 4:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Tosca - highlights (1997 Digital Remaster), Act 3: E lucevan la stelle (Cavaradossi)Placido Domingo/Philharmonia Orchestra/James Levine 2:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. La Bohème (1991 Digital Remaster), Act I: Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì (Mimì/Rodolfo)Nicolai Gedda/Mirella Freni/Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera, Roma/Thomas Schippers 4:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Manon Lescaut (1993 - Remaster), Act II: In quelle trine morbide (Manon)Montserrat Caballé/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Bruno Bartoletti 2:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. Turandot: Signore, ascolta (Act I)Dame Kiri Te Kanawa/London Symphony Orchestra/Myung-Whun Chung 2:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. Pagliacci, Act 1 (1987 Digital Remaster): Recitar!....Vesti la giubbaJosé Carreras/Philharmonia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti 3:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen20. Fedora: Amor ti vietaRoberto Alagna/Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Mark Elder 1:45$1.29  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Faust - opera in five acts (1989 Digital Remaster), Act II: Le veau d'or est toujours debout! (Méphistophélès/Choeur)Victoria De Los Angeles/Nicolai Gedda/Liliane Berton/Rita Gorr/Boris Christoff/Ernest Blanc/Victor Autran/Choeurs Et Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Paris/André Cluytens 2:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster), Act Two: Où va la jeune indoue (Lakmé)Mady Mesplé/Orchestre du Théâtre National de I'Opéra-Comique/Alain Lombard 6:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Roméo et Juliette: L'amour! l'amour!...Ah! lève-toi, soleil! (Roméo)Alfredo Kraus/Michel Plasson/Orchestre Du Capitole De Toulouse 4:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Manon: Allons, il le faut ... Adieu, notre petite table (Act 2)Ileana Cotrubas/Orchestre Du Capitole De Toulouse/Michel Plasson 3:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Werther (2003 Digital Remaster), Act III: Toute mon âme est là!...Pourquoi me réveiller (Charlotte/Werther)Nicolai Gedda/Orchestre de Paris/Georges Prêtre 2:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. La Jolie fille de Perth, 'The Fair Maid of Perth': Quand la flamme de l'amourJosé Van Dam/Georges Prêtre/Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique De Radio France 4:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Carmen (2000 Digital Remaster): Récit & Habanera: Quand je vous aimerai?...L'amour est un oiseau rebelleVictoria De Los Angeles/Orchestre National De La Radiodiffusion Française/Sir Thomas Beecham 4:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. A cette voix...Je crois entendre encore (Les Pêcheurs de perles) (1997 Digital Remaster)Alain Vanzo/Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Paris/Georges Prêtre 4:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. La Damnation de Faust Op. 24 (1996 Digital Remaster): Une puce gentilleGabriel Bacquier/Orchestre De Paris/Georges Prêtre 1:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Les Troyens: Je vais mourir ... Adieu, fière citéGeorges Prêtre/Régine Crespin/Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Paris 6:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Samson et Dalila (2001 Digital Remaster), Act 2, Scene 3: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix (Dalila/Samson)Georges Prêtre/Rita Gorr/Jon Vickers/Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Paris 5:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Tannhäuser · Romantische Oper in 3 Akten (Dresdner Fassung), Dritter Akt (Tal vor der Wartburg): Wie Todesahnung - Oh du mein holder Abendstern (Wolfram)Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau/Orchester Der Staatsoper Berlin/Franz Konwitschny 4:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Der Fliegende Holländer (2000 Digital Remaster): Sentas Ballade: I. Johohoe!...Traft ihr das Schiff im Meere an (Senta)Anja Silja/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 8:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Lohengrin (2000 Digital Remaster): In fernem Land (Lohengrin/König/Chor)Jess Thomas/Elisabeth Grümmer/Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau/Christa Ludwig/Gottlob Frick/Otto Wiener/Chor der Wiener Staatsoper/Wiener Philharmoniker/Rudolf Kempe 4:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Siegfried, Dritter Aufzug/Act 3/Troisieme Acte, Dritte Szene/Scene 3/Troisième Scène: Heil Dir, Sonne! (Brünnhilde/Siegfried)James Morris/Peter Haage/Theo Adam/Kurt Rydl/Jadwiga Rappé/Eva Marton/Siegfried Jerusalem/Dame Kiri Te Kanawa/Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks/Bernard Haitink 5:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Tristan und Isolde (1988 Digital Remaster), Act III, Scene III: Mild und leise wie er lächelt (Isoldes Liebestod)Helga Dernesch/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert Von Karajan 7:19$1.29  Buy MP3 


Disc 3:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Orfeo ed Euridice (Vienna version, 1762), Act III, Scene 1: Che farò senza Euridice? (Orfeo)Agnes Baltsa/Philharmonia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti 5:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Die Zauberflöte - Singspiel in two acts K620 (1987 Digital Remaster), Act I: Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja (Papageno)Bayerisches Staatsorchester/Wolfgang Sawallisch 2:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Don Giovanni K527 (1991 Digital Remaster), Atto Primo, Scena Terza: Aria: Finch'Han Dal Vino (Don Giovanni)Nicolai Ghiaurov/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 1:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Le Nozze di Figaro: E Susanna non vien! ...Dove sono i bei momenti (Contessa)Barbara Hendricks/English Chamber Orchestra/Jeffrey Tate 6:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Fidelio (2000 Digital Remaster): Nr.9: Rezitativ: Abscheulicher! Wo eilst du hin? (Leonore)Christa Ludwig/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Philharmonia Orchestra/Otto Klemperer 8:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Guillaume Tell, 'William Tell' (1995 Digital Remaster): Ne m'abandonne pas, espoir de la vengeance...Asile hereditaireNicolai Gedda/Lamberto Gardelli/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 6:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1997 Digital Remaster): La ran la le ra, la ran la la. Largo al factotumTito Gobbi/Philharmonia Orchestra/Alceo Galliera 4:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Don Carlo (2000 Digital Remaster): Ella giammai m'amò!Ruggero Raimondi/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Carlo Maria Giulini 7:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Rigoletto (1996 Digital Remaster), Act 3: La donna è mobileAlfredo Kraus/Philharmonia Orchestra/Julius Rudel 2:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Il Trovatore (1990 Digital Remaster), ACT 3 Scene 2: Di quella pira, l'orrendo foco (Manrico, Ruiz, Soldiers)Franco Corelli/Angelo Mercuriali/Coro Del Teatro Dell'Opera, Roma/Gianni Lazzari/Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera, Roma/Thomas Schippers 2:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Otello Highlights (1994 Digital Remaster), Act 1: Esultate! (Otello/Ciprioti)Sir John Barbirolli/Ambrosian Opera Chorus 2:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Otello: Dio! Mi potevi scagliar (Monologue)Placido Domingo/Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano/Lorin Maazel 4:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Tosca (1997 Digital Remaster), Act II: Vissi d'arteMaria Callas/Georges Prêtre/Orchestre De La Société Des Concerts Du Conservatoire 3:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Turandot: In questa reggiaGhena Dimitrova/Münchner Rundfunkorchester/Lamberto Gardelli 5:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Turandot: L'amore? Tanto amoreGeorges Prêtre/Janine Micheau/Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Paris 2:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Gianni Schicchi (1987 Digital Remaster): O mio babbino caroMontserrat Caballé/Sir Charles MacKerras/London Symphony Orchestra 2:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Ed anchè Beppe amò (L'amico Fritz) (2000 Digital Remaster)Luciano Pavarotti/Gianandrea Gavazzeni/Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden 3:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. Adriana Lecouvreur (1997 Digital Remaster): Poveri fioriPhilharmonia Orchestra/Maria Callas/Tullio Serafin 3:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. Andrea Chenier, Act 4: Come un bel dì di maggio (Act 4)Roberto Alagna/Mark Elder/Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden 3:03$1.29  Buy MP3 


Disc 4:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Faust (1994 Digital Remaster): Les grand seigneurs ... Ah! je ris (Act 3)Victoria De Los Angeles/Choeurs Et Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Paris/André Cluytens 5:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame (2002 Digital Remaster), Acte II - La salle d`études del`abbaye, Scène 2: Légende de la suage:Marie, avec l`Enfant JésusOrchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo/Roger Boutry 5:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Mireille, ACT 4: Heureux petit bergerGeorges Prêtre/Janine Micheau/Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Paris 2:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Mignon: Connais-tu le pays?Jean-Claude Hartemann/Jane Rhodes/Orchestre Du Théâtre National De I'Opéra-Comique 5:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Mignon (1995 Digital Remaster): Elle ne croyait pas dans sa candeur naive (Act 3)Nicolai Gedda/Orchestre National De La Radiodiffusion Française/Georges Prêtre 3:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Carmen (2000 Digital Remaster): Couplets: Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre ... ToréadorErnest Blanc/Choeurs Nationals de la Radiodiffusion Française/Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française/Sir Thomas Beecham 4:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Les Contes D'Hoffmann, '(The) Tales Of Hoffmann', Prologue: Les Oiseaux Dans La Charmille (Doll's Song)Mady Mesplé/Jean-Pierre Marty/Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Paris 5:48$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. The Damnation of Faust, Part III, Scene 12: Maintenant, chantons ... Devant la maison de celui qui t'adoreGérard Souzay/Georges Prêtre/Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Paris 2:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Louise (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT 3 Scene 1: Depuis le jour où je me suis donnée (Louise)Beverly Sills/Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Paris/Julius Rudel 5:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Der Rosenkavalier (2001 Digital Remaster), Act I: Da geht er hin, der aufgeblasene schlechte Kerl (Marschallin)Elisabeth Schwarzkopf/Philharmonia Orchestra/Herbert Von Karajan 5:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Lohengrin, ACT 1: Einsam in trüben Tagen (Elsa's Dream)Régine Crespin/Georges Prêtre 6:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Tannhäuser: Dich teure Halle (Elisabeth's Greeting)Hildegard Behrens/Peter Schneider/Münchner Rundfunkorchester 4:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Die Walküre (1994 Digital Remaster), ACT 3, Scene 3: Leb wohl, du kühnes, herrliches Kind! (Wotan's Farewell) (Wotan)Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau/Rafael Kubelík/Münchner Rundfunkorchester15:42$2.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Die Walküre, Zweiter Aufzug/Act 2/Deuxieme Acte, Erste Szene/Scene 1/Première Scène: Heiaha! Heiaha! Hojotoho! (Brünnhilde/Fricka/Wotan)Bernard Haitink/Bayerisches Staatsorchester/Eva Marton/Waltraud Meier/James Morris 5:55$1.29  Buy MP3 


Disc 5:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Le Nozze di Figaro, ACT 1: Non più andraiSir Thomas Allen/Wiener Philharmoniker/Riccardo Muti 3:41$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Don Giovanni (2002 Digital Remaster), Act I, Scene Three, Recitative & Duet: Duet: Là ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni/Zerlina)Eberhard Waechter/Graziella Sciutti/Philharmonia Orchestra/Carlo Maria Giulini 3:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Die Zauberflöte, Zweiter Aufzug, Nr.21 Finale: Pa-Pa-Pa ... (Papageno/Papagena)Sir Roger Norrington/London Classical Players/Andreas Schmidt/Catherine Pierard 2:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Così fan tutte K588, Act One, Scene Two: Terzettino: Soave sia il vento (Fiordiligi/Dorabella/Don Alfonso)Carol Vaness/Delores Ziegler/Claudio Desderi/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernard Haitink 3:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Norma (1997 Digital Remaster), ACT 2, Scene 1: Mira, o Norma (Norma/Adalgisa)Maria Callas/Christa Ludwig/Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Milano/Tullio Serafin 7:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Lucia di Lammermoor, '(The) Bride of Lammermoor': Il dolce suonoEdita Gruberova/Renato Bruson/Robert Lloyd/Bruno Lazzaretti/Ambrosian Opera Chorus/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Nicola Rescigno16:44$2.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Don Pasquale (1996 Digital Remaster), Atto Terzo Sesta Scena: Com' È Gentil La Notte A Mezzo (Ernesto/Coro)Beverly Sills/Donald Gramm/Alan Titus/Alfredo Kraus/Henry Newman/Ambrosian Opera Chorus/London Symphony Orchestra/Sarah Caldwell 3:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1997 Digital Remaster): Una voce poco faMaria Callas/Philharmonia Orchestra/Alceo Galliera 6:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. La Traviata, Act I: Brindisi: Libiamo ne' lieti caliciRenata Scotto/Alfredo Kraus/Ambrosian Opera Chorus/John McCarthy/Philharmonia Orchestra/Riccardo Muti 2:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Rigoletto, Act 1, Scene 2: Gualtier Maldè ...Caro nomeDaniella Dessì/Ernesto Gavazzi/Michele Pertusi/Lucio Gallo/Coro del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Riccardo Muti 6:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Aida (1989 Digital Remaster), Act I, Scene 1: Ritorna vincitor! (Aida)Birgit Nilsson/Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera, Roma/Zubin Mehta 6:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Otello, Act IV, Scene 2: Ave Maria, piena di grazia (Desdemona)Katia Ricciarelli/Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Lorin Maazel 5:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Turandot (1988 Digital Remaster), Act III, Scene 1: Nessun Dorma (Calaf, Women's voices)Franco Corelli/Jeda Valtrani/Ida Farina/Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera, Roma/Francesco Molinari Pradelli 2:50$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. La Bohème (1991 Digital Remaster), Act I: Che gelida manina (Rodolfo)Nicolai Gedda/Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera, Roma/Coro del Teatro dell'Opera, Roma/Thomas Schippers 4:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. La Wally: Ebben?...Ne andrò lontanaBarbara Hendricks/Paavo Järvi/Orchestre Philharmonique De Radio France 4:20$1.29  Buy MP3 


Disc 6:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Le Postillon de Lonjumeau, Act 1: Mes amis, écoutez l'histoire (Freunde, vernehmet die Geschichte)Nicolai Gedda/Orchestre National De La Radiodiffusion Française/Georges Prêtre 3:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. La Muette de Portici: Duo: Mieux vaut mourir ... Amour sacré de la patrieAlfredo Kraus/Thomas Fulton/Jean-Philippe Lafont/Orchestre Philharmonique De Monte Carlo 5:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Roméo et Juliette, 'Romeo and Juliet': Ah! Je veux vivre dans le rêveMady Mesplé/Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Paris/Jean-Pierre Marty 3:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Le Roi d'Ys: 'Puisqu'on ne peut fléchir.....Vainement, ma bien aimée' (Act 3)André Cluytens/Henri Legay/Orchestre National De La Radiodiffusion Française 3:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Manon: Suis-je gentille ainsi? ... Je marche sur tous les cheminsJune Anderson/Michel Plasson/Orchestre Du Capitole De Toulouse 3:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act IV: Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour (Nicklausse, Giulietta, Chorus)Ann Murray/Jessye Norman/Brussels National Opera Chorus/Orchestre Symphonique De L'Opéra National, Bruxelles/Sylvain Cambreling 4:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Carmen, Act 2 (2003 Digital Remaster): La fleur que tu m'avais jetéeJosé Carreras/Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Jacques Delacôte 4:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Les Pêcheurs de Perles,: C'est toi....Au fond du temple saintMichel Plasson/John Aler/Gino Quilico/Choeurs Du Capitole De Toulouse/Orchestre Du Capitole De Toulouse 7:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Werther (1997 Digital Remaster), Troisieme Acte/Act Three/Dritter Akt: Ces Lettres ! Ces Lettres ! (Charlotte)Tatiana Troyanos/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Michel Plasson 7:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Lakmé (2002 Digital Remaster): Duetto: Viens, Mallika (Lakmé/Mallika)Mady Mesplé/Danielle Millet/Choeurs Et Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Paris/Alain Lombard 5:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Ah! je suis seule enfin...Dis-moi que je suis belle (Thaïs, Act II) (1995 Digital Remaster)Beverly Sills/New Philharmonia Orchestra/Lorin Maazel 6:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Faust (1986 Digital Remaster), Act 5: Alerte, alerte, ou vous êtes perdus ... Anges purs! (Méphistophélès/Marguerite/Faust)Georges Prêtre/Placido Domingo/Nicolai Ghiaurov/Mirella Freni/Choeurs Et Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Paris 2:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Boris Godunov (2002 Digital Remaster), Scene Two: Proshcháy, moy syn, umiráyu! (Boris)Boris Christoff/Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire/André Cluytens 5:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Oberon: SchreckensschwurGary Lakes/James Conlon/Gurzenich-Orchester Kölner Philharmoniker 2:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1999 Digital Remaster), Act Three, Scene Four: Die selige Morgentraum-Deutweise....Selig, wie die Sonne (Sachs/Eva/Walther/David/Magdalene)Theo Adam/Karl Ridderbusch/Eberhard Büchner/Horst Lunow/Sir Geraint Evans/Zoltan Kélémen/Hans-Joachim Rotzsch/Peter Bindszus/Horst Hiestermann/Hermann Christian Polster/Horst Reeh/Siegfried Vogel/René 5:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Siegfried: Was am besten er kann...Nothung! Nothung!Siegfried Jerusalem/Peter Haage/Dame Kiri Te Kanawa/Bernard Haitink/Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks 5:51$1.29  Buy MP3 



Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 29, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 6
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Alliance
  • ASIN: B000GPIPQU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superlative collection October 10, 2006
Format:Audio CD
A collection of 100 individual arias and ensembles from the EMI catalogue of complete opera recordings made between 1955 and 2003. It includes a wide selection from popular operas by Italian, Austrian, German, Russian and French composers. The French are especially well represented unlike most such anthologies. And a few more obscure contributions are thrown in, like an aria from Catalani's La Wally. A judicious balance of musical periods and styles, and the very best singers of the last half of the last century. And remarkably, the whole collection of 6 CDs, over 7 hours of music, is being sold for the cost of only 1 CD !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo! January 26, 2008
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What can one say but "Bravo!" to EMI's 6-CD box set "100 BEST OPERA CLASSICS." The title says it all.

This is the perfect collection for both the committed opera follower or the mildly interested or newbie. Or for anyone who wants to know what the fuss over opera is all about. This music is guaranteed to tell you -- to delight and inform at the same time.

All the major classics are here --"Voi che sapete" from Mozart's FIGARO, "Un bel di vedremo" from Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY, "Vesti la giubba" from Leoncavallo's PAGLIACCI ... and that is listing only three of the 20 tracks on disc one. Plenty more where that comes from, and all of it worthwhile. You get a fine sampling of great moments from Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Wagner, Gluck, Beethoven, Bizet ... the list goes on. I would bet you could not name a classic opera that is not represented with its best known aria. I'll bet you'll find a few selections on these six discs that surprise even you.

In any case, I'm glad I purchased my collection. So what if I already own full productions of many of these pieces. Like a lot of the finer things in life, one can never get enough opera.

Buy this. Enjoy this. You will be the better for it.

--SONNET CLV--
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5.0 out of 5 stars For the beginner March 8, 2007
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This is a great collection for someone who knows they like opera music but don't know where to start. This will probably be all the opera I will ever need now.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Opera or not February 12, 2007
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For those new to opera, this set is an excellent provider of a wide variety of operatic works, rendered by artists well known even to non-opera officionados.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Music to Make You Weep April 9, 2013
By DasHorn
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Opera is sad but this collection of arias is anything but sad. It is a collection of wonderful music sung by outstanding soloists. Something to have with you as you go through the day.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money January 3, 2013
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This is a fine collection for people who are starting out in opera appreciation. Most recordings are decent. Being new ot opera, I have no basis to technically critique the recordings or performances, but I have enjoued listining to most of the recordings.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good intro to opera October 6, 2009
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We didn't know much about opera, but decided it was about time that we learned. So we ordered a bunch of opera "compilation" CDs from Amazon. This was one of them. Keeping in mind that we are just-learning opera newbies, so far, this CD seems to be worthwhile. I'm sure more knowledgeable opera fans will have better suggestions to offer, but we, at least, were not disappointed with this CD. Then again, we have nothing against which to compare this (or any other opera CD we bought). So please take this review with a grain of salt!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Faulty titling May 30, 2007
By Ne
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The music is wonderful. HOWEVER, only the first disc has the correct song titles and artists. The other five discs have most of the same song titles and artists as Disc #1, although the music on each disc conforms to what is listed in the catalog. When we attempted to rip the music onto our "Windows Media Player", where we keep all our music stored to play through our hi-fi system, we could copy only the first disc. All the other discs had those same song titles and artists (although the music was different) and the program reported only that the song was already copied. Apparently your quality control was off work that day.

Have you had other such complaints? One wouldn't know about this if one were to simply play the discs on a CD player. They would seem to be fine. Is there any recourse for those of us who have a computer-based hi-fi system?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good CD collection for opera neophyte
I bought this after seeing several operas (which was a new experience for me). I have to say that, unlike the 200 Best Classical music pieces, only about seven of these 100 opera... Read more
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in the ancient past, i have purchased complete operas but found i never listen to them. this recording is perfect for me as it contains all the famous arias and other music from... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Sandra A. Tarzan
5.0 out of 5 stars nice collection
Gave as gift to my dad, who is an opera fan. He likes it a lot, and it sounds good to me, too.
Published 15 months ago by Peter Ho
5.0 out of 5 stars good for everybody
This collection is good both for beginners and pros. A great gathering of high quality performannces by best singers of the past century. Read more
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Buy
While this is an impressive collection of Opera Classics, do not purchase this set. The recording fidelity is terrible. Read more
Published on March 25, 2011 by Critic
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Recordings are of very good quality and you can't go wrong for the price. This set gives you a wide range of different opera pieces and also has a wide range of notable singers.
Published on December 2, 2009 by Bryan Marcotte
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