The Pearl Fishers and other Famous Operatic Duets ()

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composed by Gaetano Donizetti, Georges Bizet, Giacomo Puccini, Gioachino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi, Léo Delibes

The extraordinary popularity of the "Flower Duet" from Delibes' Lakmé -- used repeatedly in television commercials and movie soundtracks -- led to a boomlet of duet compilations through the 1990s. To justify its inclusion yet again, but to keep it somewhat inconspicuous, Naxos has assembled 14 operatic duets from its extensive catalog and modestly placed the "Flower Duet" as the third track of The Pearl Fishers. If listeners expect this disc to be full of similarly affecting pieces, then they are sure to be disappointed. ...

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  1. Les Pêcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: Au fond du temple saint
  2. La bohème, opera: O soave fanciulla
  3. Lakmé, opera: Dôme épais, le jasmin (Flower Duet)
  4. La Traviata, opera: Un dì felice
  5. La bohème, opera: In un coupé
  6. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Viene la sera
  7. L'elisir d'amore, opera: Venti scudi!
  8. La bohème, opera: Mimì! Speravo di trovarti qui
  9. Tosca, opera: Mario! Mario! Mario!
  10. La forza del destino, opera: Solenne in quest'ora
  11. Manon Lescaut, opera: O sarò la più bella!
  12. Don Carlo, opera: È Lui...Dio che nell'alma infondere
  13. Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: All'idea di quel metallo
  14. Otello, opera: Era la notte... Sì, pel ciel marmoreo
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The Pearl Fishers and other Famous Operatic Duets
2003, Naxos

UPC: 747313579723

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