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Diva ()

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composed by Charles Gounod, George Frederick Handel, Georges Bizet, Giacomo Puccini, Gioachino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi, Gustave Charpentier, Jules Massenet, Vincenzo Bellini

Diva is an entertaining and attractively packaged compilation of Angela Gheorghiu's EMI recordings made between 1996 and 2002. All of the selections have appeared on previous releases, but some of them only in the context of complete operas. As a one-disc snapshot of Gheorghiu's career so far, Diva does pretty well, and it would make a good first choice for anyone looking to get to know her work. The variety of repertoire that Gheorghiu tackles on this record is huge -- even including a rendition of Handel's "Lascia ch'io ...

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  1. Norma, opera: Atto I. Casta Diva
  2. Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Atto I. Una voce poco fa
  3. Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: Atto II. Lascia ch'io pianga
  4. I Puritani, opera: Atto II. Qui la voce sua soave...Ah! rendetemi la speme...Vien, diletto
  5. Il Trovatore, opera: Atto IV. D'amor sull'ali rosee
  6. Werther, lyric drama in 4 acts: Acte III. Werther! Qui m'aurait dit la place...Des cris joyeux d'enfants
  7. Manon, opera in 5 acts: Acte III. Je marche sur tous les chemins...Obéissons quand leur voix appelle
  8. Roméo et Juliette, opera, CG 9: Acte I. Non! Non!...Ah! Je veux vivre dans le rêve
  9. Carmen, opera: Acte I. L'amour est enfant de bohème
  10. Carmen, opera: Acte III. Carreau, pique...la mort! En vain pour éviter les réponses (Card Song)
  11. Louise, opera: Acte III. Depuis le jour
  12. Tosca, opera: Atto II. Vissi d'arte
  13. La Rondine (The Swallow), opera: Atto I. Chi il bel sogno di Doretta
  14. Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro
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2004, Warner Classics

UPC: 724355770622


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