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This really is a remarkable collection, and anyone even remotely interested in opera is bound to be vastly entertained by it. Almost everything and everyone is here, albeit in small doses: Tebaldi, Pavarotti (a lot), Bjoerling, Bartoli, Sutherland, Solti, Karajan, Troyanos, Gheorghiu, Nucci; the composers are Puccini, Verdi, Bizet, and all the other usual suspects. There are plenty of fine compilation sets on the market, and this is one of the best. One can only hope that it whets listeners' appetites for whole operas. --Robert Levine


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  1. Bizet: Carmen - Overture (Prelude)London Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Georg Solti 2:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
  2. Verdi: La traviata / Act 1 - "Libiamo ne'lieti calici" (Brindisi)Dame Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti and Richard Bonynge and The London Opera Chorus and The National Philharmonic Orchestra 2:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
  3. Puccini: La Bohème / Act 1 - "Che gelida manina"Berliner Philharmoniker and Herbert von Karajan and Luciano Pavarotti 4:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
  4. Delibes: Lakmé / Act 1 - Viens, Mallika, ... Dôme épais (Flower Duet)Dame Joan Sutherland and Jane Berbié and Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo and Richard Bonynge 5:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
  5. Giordano: Fedora / Act 2 - "Amor ti vieta"Alberto Erede and Jussi Björling and Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino 1:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
  6. Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - "L'amour est un oiseau rebelle" (Havanaise)London Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Georg Solti and Tatiana Troyanos and The John Alldis Choir 4:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
  7. Verdi: Nabucco / Act 3 - Chorus: "Va, pensiero, sull'ali dorate"Chicago Symphony Chorus and Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Sir Georg Solti 4:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro / Act 3 - "Dove sono i bei momenti"Kiri Te Kanawa and London Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Georg Solti 4:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
  9. Verdi: Rigoletto / Act 3 - "La donna è mobile"London Symphony Orchestra and Luciano Pavarotti and Richard Bonynge 2:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
10. Wagner: Lohengrin / Act 3 - "Treulich geführt ziehet dahin"Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor and Sir Georg Solti and Wiener Philharmoniker 5:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
11. Puccini: Gianni Schicchi - "Oh! mio babbino caro"Lamberto Gardelli and Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Renata Tebaldi 2:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
12. Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - "Largo al factotum"Giuseppe Patanè and Leo Nucci and Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna 5:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
13. Catalani: La Wally / Act 1 - Ebben? Ne andrò lontanaAngela Gheorghiu and John Mauceri and Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino 3:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
14. Puccini: Madama Butterfly / Act 2 - Coro a bocca chiusa (Humming Chorus)Herbert von Karajan and Wiener Philharmoniker and Wiener Staatsopernchor 3:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
15. Bizet: Carmen / Act 2 - "La fleur que tu m'avais jetée"London Philharmonic Orchestra and Plácido Domingo and Sir Georg Solti 3:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
16. Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann / Act 2 - Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amourChorus Pro Arte Lausanne Du Brassus and Dame Joan Sutherland and Huguette Tourangeau and L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Radio Suisse Romande Chorus and Richard Bonynge 4:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
17. Puccini: Tosca / Act 3 - "E lucevan le stelle"Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and Plácido Domingo and Zubin Mehta 2:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
18. Puccini: Madama Butterfly / Act 2 - Un bel dì vedremoHerbert von Karajan and Mirella Freni and Wiener Philharmoniker 4:35$1.29  Buy MP3 
19. Bizet: Les pêcheurs de perles / Act 1 - "C'est toi"... "Au fond du temple saint"Charles Dutoit and Gino Quilico and Gregory Cross and Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal 7:32$1.29  Buy MP3 


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  1. Wagner: Die Walküre - The Ride of the ValkyresSir Georg Solti and Wiener Philharmoniker 3:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
  2. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 - Original version, Vienna 1786 / Act 2 - "Voi che sapete"Cecilia Bartoli and György Fischer and Wiener Kammerorchester 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Act 1 - "Recitar!" - "Vesti la giubba"Giuseppe Patanè and Luciano Pavarotti and The National Philharmonic Orchestra 4:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
  4. Puccini: La Bohème / Act 1 - "O soave fanciulla"Berliner Philharmoniker and Herbert von Karajan and Luciano Pavarotti and Mirella Freni 4:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
  5. Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 2 - "Vedi! le fosche notturne spoglie" (Anvil Chorus)Chicago Symphony Chorus and Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Sir Georg Solti 2:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Puccini: Manon Lescaut / Act 1 - Donna non vidi maiJosé Carreras and Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Riccardo Chailly 2:11$1.29  Buy MP3 
  7. Mozart: Don Giovanni, K.527 / Act 1 - "Là ci darem la mano"István Kertész and Lucia Popp and Tom Krause and Vienna Haydn Orchestra 3:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
  8. Leoncavallo: MattinataAndrea Bocelli and Leone Magiera and Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna 2:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Gounod: Faust / Act 4 - "Déposons les armes" (Soldiers' Chorus)Ambrosian Opera Chorus and London Symphony Orchestra and Richard Bonynge 3:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
10. Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore / Act 2 - "Una furtiva lagrima"Evelino Pidò and Orchestre de l'Opera National de Lyon and Roberto Alagna 3:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
11. Puccini: Turandot / Act 1 - Signore, ascoltaLondon Philharmonic Orchestra and Montserrat Caballé and Zubin Mehta 2:44$1.29  Buy MP3 
12. Mozart: Don Giovanni / Act 1 - "Fin ch'han dal vino"Bryn Terfel and London Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Georg Solti 1:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1 - "Soave sia il vento"Anne Sofie von Otter and Chamber Orchestra of Europe and David Syrus and Michele Pertusi and Renée Fleming and Sir Georg Solti 2:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
14. Verdi: Il Trovatore / Act 3 - "Di quella pira"Luciano Pavarotti and Richard Bonynge and The National Philharmonic Orchestra 3:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
15. Puccini: Tosca / Act 2 - "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore"Kiri Te Kanawa and Sir Georg Solti and The National Philharmonic Orchestra 3:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
16. Bizet: Carmen / Act 1 - Toreador SongJosé van Dam and London Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Georg Solti 5:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
17. Puccini: Madama Butterfly / Act 1 - Vogliatemi beneHerbert von Karajan and Luciano Pavarotti and Mirella Freni and Wiener Philharmoniker 7:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
18. Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana - IntermezzoGianandrea Gavazzeni and The National Philharmonic Orchestra 3:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
19. Dvorák: Rusalka, Op.114 / Act 1 - O Silver MoonLondon Symphony Orchestra and Renée Fleming and Sir Georg Solti 6:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
20. Puccini: La Bohème / Act 1 - "Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì"Angela Gheorghiu and John Mauceri and Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino 4:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
21. Puccini: Turandot / Act 3 - Nessun dorma!London Philharmonic Orchestra and Luciano Pavarotti and The John Alldis Choir and Wandsworth School Boys Choir and Zubin Mehta 3:00$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 11, 1997)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Decca Classics
  • ASIN: B0000042I1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,772 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 14, 1999
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This recording is incredible - from Troyanos' wonderful Habenera, to Te Kanawa's beautiful, world class renditions of Dove sono and vissi d'arte....from Pavarotti to Bjoirling, Sutherland to Caballe, this recording is magnificent. There was only one thing that disappointed me - the balance is a bit off - there is, for example, only one Cecilia aria (a not too good attempt at voi che sapete from Le Nozze - it was good, but I've heard her do better) and there was a bit of a Pavarotti overdose. Though everyone loves Pavarotti's voice, me included, there could have been more scope for other singers. That isn't me moaning of course, Pavarotti is brilliant and so is everyone else - the choice of arias for each singer and for the recording is excellent (thought I would have like to have heard Te Kanawa's O Mio in place of Tebaldi's...) Thoroughly enjoyable.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mario Martinez on April 26, 2000
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From the start, this CD has music that captures the listener's attention! For example, the "Brindisi" piece from La Traviata with Pavarotti and Sutherland forwards the motif of vitality and the perfomer's voice ensure that of a quality collection of recordings. Although, some of the more current, younger artists such as Bartoli, Terfel, Fleming, Alagna and Bocelli are not featured as much as the seasoned veterans such as Pavarotti, Domingo and Sutherland. I would have preferred a better mixture of the more current performers rather than that of the older ones, which may have more prestige, and are more well-known. But frankly, all of these singers are all talented and a monopoly of a handful of singers is not fair. Fleming's celestial, intensily supported tone, and Alagna's "tenor" forward tones are worth more attention on the CD. Yet overall, the recording is well mastered and worth buying. Despite the fact the most of the songs are the more popular ones leaving out the rather uniquely obscure pieces, one never gets tired of hearing every "Recitar!...Vesti la giubba" by any and all tenors. A Definate treasure to own!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 3, 1999
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This is the most exciting opera record. You'll have on this CDs the greatest sopranos including the marvelous Gheorghiu, the excellent voice of Te Kanawa, the beautiful voices of Freni, Sutherland, Tebaldi, Bartoli(mezzo) and the power of Flemming. Not to mention the greatest voices ever from tenors like Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras, Bocelli, Alagna, Björling, Terfel(baritone). With the most intelligent selection of the arias, duos, choruses and I sincerely recommend it to those who love this music and to those who are beginning to enjoy it. Please listen this records and you always be greatful with these kinds of artists.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 21, 2002
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For novices, and beginners who are having their first sample of the fine art of opera, this collection is a must have. In what are the most beloved and well-known operatic pieces, "celebrity" opera stars Placido Domingo, Kiri Te Kenawa, Cecilia Bartoli, Andrea Bocelli, Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavoratti, provide a rich and colorful collection. Among the beautiful soprano arias you will find "Un Bel Di" from Madama Butterfly, "Voi Che Sapete" from Nozze Di Figaro and "Habenera" from Carmen great tenor arias such as the Flower Song from Carmen, Figaro's Aria from Barber of Seville. You will be enchanted with the fine ensembles from La Traviata (the waltz-like Brindisi) the Flower Duet from Lakme,the Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore and the very rarely heard O Silver Moon from Dvorak's Rusalka, sung beautifully by Renee Fleming. This cd is a must have for opera and non-opera fans alike. Five star buy. Highlights include the Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore with its powerful chorus, Va Pensiero from Nabucco with its message of hope and sung beautifully by the John Aldis Choir, and the lovely "Barcarolle" from the Tales of Hoffman. A beautiful tenor aria rarely performed also is "Mattinata" sung gorgeously by Bocelli. A five star buy. Opera has never sounded more attractive than it does in this high-quality cd.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 1, 2001
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No question - this is an execellent collection of recordings! Rarely does one see this degree of variety and balance in the selection of composers, operas, conductors, and performers in a 2 CD set. If forced to be overly critical, though, I would make 3 points based on my personal preferences: First, I agree with those who feel Pavarotti is featured too often. Personally, I would rather have more Carreras (he appears only once - Donna non vidi mai from Manon Lescaut). Second, while there are some outstanding duets (like the pavarotti/sutherland brindisi from Traviata) and choruses (e.g., soldier's chorus from faust), there are too few ensembles. The Bella Figlia quartet from Rigoletto or the Mia Madre quintet from Figaro would have been excellent additions. Finally, there just ain't enough Wagner (is there ever?). We get only the bridal chorus from Lohengrin and the Ride of the Valkyries. The Meistersinger prize song or the pilgrim's chorus from Tannhauser would both have helped round out the set.
However, to make these additions without adding another CD, some of what's already there would have to go. And what's there now is so glorious, so representative of the great operatic works and (relatively recent) interpretations, I'd hate to see something else get left out.
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