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40 Most Beautiful Arias ()

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composed by Alfredo Catalani, Antonin Dvorák, Camille Saint-Saëns, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Franz Lehár, Gaetano Donizetti, George Frederick Handel, Georges Bizet, Giacomo Puccini, Gioachino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi, Henry Purcell, Jacques Offenbach, Jules Massenet

As an introduction to opera that really covers the basics, Warner's 40 Most Beautiful Arias is a terrific package to give to beginners, though aficionados of the vocal arts may find some sparkling gems here, too. The selections are drawn from the most popular works in the repertoire, such as Le nozze di Figaro, Carmen, La bohème, and La Traviata, and examples from the operas of Mozart, Bizet, Puccini, Verdi, and other masters of the genre combine to make this a well-rounded and satisfying program. The performers are ...

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  1. Turandot, opera: Nessun dorma!
  2. Carmen, opera: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera)
  3. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Una furtiva lagrima (excerpt)
  4. Carmen, opera: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante
  5. Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Au fond du temple saint (excerpt)
  6. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu
  7. Dido and Aeneas, opera, Z. 626: Whan I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament)
  8. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Voi che sapete
  9. Così fan tutte, opera, K. 588: Soave sia il vento
  10. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47: Mon c?ur s'ouvre à ta voix (excerpt)
  11. Werther, lyric drama in 4 acts: Pourquoi me réveiller
  12. Rigoletto, opera: La donna è mobile
  13. Rusalka, opera, B. 203 (Op. 114): O silver moon
  14. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Un bel di vedremo
  15. Manon Lescaut, opera: Donna non vidi mai
  16. La Traviata, opera: Brindisi: Libiamo ne' lieti calici
  17. Tosca, opera: Vissi d'arte
  18. La bohème, opera: Che gelida manina
  19. La bohème, opera: Sì. Mi chiamano Mimi
  20. La bohème, opera: O soave fanciulla
  21. Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro
  22. La Wally, opera (dramma musicale) in 4 acts: Ebben? Ne andrò lontana
  23. Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour (Barcarolle, excerpt)
  24. Carmen, opera: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (Flower Song)
  25. Turandot, opera: Signore, ascolta!
  26. La Traviata, opera: Un di felice
  27. Lakmé, opera: Dôme épais le jasmin (Flower Duet)
  28. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Pongi amor
  29. Don Giovanni, opera, K. 527: Dalla sua pace
  30. Norma, opera: Casta diva
  31. Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: Lascia ch'io pianga (excerpt)
  32. Orphée et Eurydice (French version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 41: J'ai perdu mon Eurydice (Che faró senza Euridice)
  33. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Bei Männern, weiche Liebe fühlen
  34. Aida, opera: Celesta Aida
  35. La Rondine (The Swallow), opera: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta
  36. Fedora, opera: Amor ti vieta
  37. Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow), operetta: Vilja-Lied
  38. Tosca, opera: E lucevan le stelle
  39. Otello, opera: Ave Maria
  40. La cenerentola (Cinderella), opera: Non più mesta
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40 Most Beautiful Arias
2008, Warner Music

UPC: 825646968961


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