The Great Recordings ()

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composed by Douglas S. Moore, Franz Lehár, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Gioachino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi, Jacques Offenbach, Jules Massenet, Richard Strauss, Rudolf Sieczynski, Vincenzo Bellini, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Exactly as the title implies, Beverly Sills: The Great Recordings is a well-produced document of one of America's most famous sopranos, and most vibrant musical personalities. It is beautifully mastered and nicely packaged, and it captures Sills at the top of her game, as she was in the late '60s and '70s. Anchored by excerpts from her two best-loved roles, Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata and Massenet's Manon, but unfortunately only including one excerpt from her famous Donizetti "Three Queens" series (arguably her best ...

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  1. I Puritani, opera: Son vergin vezzosa
  2. I Capuleti e i Montecchi, opera: Eccomi... Oh! quante volte
  3. Norma, opera: Mira, o Norma
  4. Attila, opera: Santo di patria... Allor che i forti corrono... Da te questo
  5. Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Contro un cor che accende amore
  6. Roberto Devereux (Il Conte di Essex), opera: Che m'apporti?
  7. Roberto Devereux (Il Conte di Essex), opera: Quel sangue varsato al cielo s'innalza
  8. Vorrei spiegarvi, o Dio, aria for soprano & orchestra, K. 418
  9. Amor ("An dem Feuer sass das Kind Amor"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 68/5 (TrV 235/5)
  10. Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384: Martern aller Arten
  11. La Traviata, opera: È strano! È strano!
  12. La Traviata, opera: Ah, fors'è lui
  13. La Traviata, opera: Follie! Follie!
  14. La Traviata, opera: Sempre libera
  15. Manon, opera in 5 acts: Ces murs silencieux - Pardonnez-moi, Dieu de toute puissance
  16. Manon, opera in 5 acts: Toi! Vous! - Oui! Je fus cruelle et coupable!
  17. Manon, opera in 5 acts: N'est-ce plus ma main?
  18. Robert le diable, grand opera in 5 acts: Robert, toi que j'aime
  19. Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Tu ne chanteras plus?
  20. Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Chère enfant que j'appelle
  21. Giuditta, opera in 5 acts: Meine Lippen, die küssen so heiß
  22. Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume (Vienna, City of My Dreams) ("Wien, Wien, nur du allein")
  23. The Ballad of Baby Doe, opera in 2 acts: Always through the changing
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The Great Recordings
2004, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028947494720

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