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Opera's Greatest Duets
Opera's Greatest Duets

RCA, 1994


Opera, The Ultimate Collection
Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, ...

Decca, 2014

Opera, The Ultimate Collection showcases Andrea Bocellis vibrant personal journey through the world of opera. The collection features the most popular tenor arias from well-known operas such as La Boheme, Tosca, La Traviata, Madame Butterfly and Romeo & Juliet. A brand new recording of the much celebrated Nessun Dorma! from Puccinis Turandot is included; a signature piece for Bocelli as it was for his mentor Luciano Pavarotti. The album draws ...


Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 - Janacek: Jenufa Suite
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Leos Janacek, ...

Naxos of America, Inc., 2014

Thrilling live performances from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, in brilliant audiophile sound! This release is the second in the Pittsburgh Live! series of multi-channel hybrid SACD releases on the FRESH! label from Reference Recordings.


Maria Callas - Remastered (The Complete Studio Recordings 1949-1969)

Warner Classics, 2014

This is a deluxe box set including: Each individual item (complete opera or recital CD) presented in its original artwork, 136 pages hard-back book containing essays, a biography and chronology, rarely-seen photos and also reproductions of revealing correspondence between Maria Callas, Walter Legge and other EMI executives. Librettos and texts are included on a CD-ROM, and individual albums carry new notes on the specific recording.


50 Greatest Tracks
Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, ...

Decca, 2013

The 50 Best Recordings from the Worlds Greatest Voice of all time Luciano Pavarotti. Including Pavarottis FIRST EVER recording, officially released for the first time, to mark 50 years of his international career, as well as 50 years with Decca. These 50 recordings have been digitally remastered making this album the definitive, expertly selected survey of the singers recorded output. The collection takes the listener from Nessun Dorma to ...


The Romantic Hero
Vittorio Grigolo

Sony Classical, 2014

Renowned Tenor Performs the French Arias That Shaped His Career Established as one of the world s leading Italian tenors, Vittorio Grigòlo is renowned for his soaring voice, his handsome stage presence and his great success as an opera star, performing with The Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, La Scala and more. He s also appeared on hit television shows including Dancing with the Stars and Good Morning America. Throughout his career, an ...


Jonas Kaufmann, 50 Great Arias
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Alexander Schumann, ...

Decca, 2014

Jonas Kaufmanns matchless charisma and effortless physicality enable him to embody a broad range of characters onstage. These discs make clear, however, that Kaufmanns acting emerges above all in his voice. Through acute interpretative intelligence and deeply affecting dramatic involvement, every gradation of feeling is revealed. Whether in French, German, or Italian, this is one of the most communicative singers of our time. CD 1 ROMANTIC ...


Best Opera Classics 100
100 Best Opera Classics

Warner Classics, 2007

This six CD set contains the most important sections of key Operas through history. 100 Best Opera Classics is the companion to last years 100 Best Classics. From Mozart's 'Les Noces De Figaro' to Verdi's 'La Traviata' this collection has you covered. EMI Classsics. 2005.


Drama Queens
Joyce DiDonato

Erato Disques, 2012

Grammy® Award winner Joyce DiDonato joins conductor Alan Curtis and Il complesso barocco for Drama Queens, an electrifying program of royal arias the 17th and 18th centuries, composed by figures as famous as Handel and Vivaldi and as little known as Orlandini and Porta. The impact achieved by Joyce DiDonato with her last Virgin Classics Album, Diva, Divo, was summed up by her triumph at the 2012 Grammy® Awards in February. victor in the ...


Amira Willighagen

Sony Masterworks, 2014

Last November, after a stunning audition for Holland s Got Talent, Amira's performance of "O Mio Babbino Caro" went viral, touching millions of people worldwide. Even Simon Cowell tweeted that Amira is a "total star." She went on to win the talent contest and is now set to release her debut album, Amira. Originally from the Netherlands, Amira, who is only ten years old, taught herself to sing opera by watching videos on YouTube and imitating the ...


Puccini - La Bohème / Freni, Pavarotti, Harwood, Berlin Phil., Karajan [Highlights]
Giacomo Puccini, Elizabeth Harwood, ...

Decca, 1990



Pure - Maria Callas

Warner Classics, 2014

Featuring Callas in a glittering selection of opera favourites by Bizet, Bellini, Donizetti, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi and many more, this disc showcases her unique voice and her heartbreaking portrayal of tragic heroines.


Martha Argerich: 5 Classic Albums

Warner Classics, 2013

Pianist Martha Argerich is featured in this second batch of our series comprising five original artist studio albums in one clamshell box. The first of five discs in this set offers live recordings of three works: Robert Schumann's Fantasiestücke, Op.12, and Maurice Ravel's Sonatine and Gaspard de la nuit. These three works were recorded live in 1979 at Concergebouw Amsterdam. Disc two of this set features piano works from a variety of ...


Richard Wagner, Donald Runnicles, ...

Decca, 2013

Kaufmanns 5th solo album on Decca - specially recorded for the Wagner anniversary year by the worlds leading Wagner tenor. Kaufmann and Wagner is a classic combination: For any Wagnerians whove been slumbering, Fafner-like, in their caves during the last few years, heres your wake-up call: Jonas Kaufmann is the tenor we've been waiting for(Washington Post). A selection of the great Heldentenor scenes and arias coupled with the complete (and ...


My Favorite Opera for Children
Pavarotti's Opera Made Easy

Decca, 1994


Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi, Gianandrea Noseda, ...

Deutsche Grammophon, 2013

In her first studio album for five years, Anna Netrebko celebrates the mighty power and compelling human drama of Verdis music. The superstar Russian soprano has surged to the top of the opera world since the release of her first recording for Deutsche Grammophon a decade ago, propelled by the unforgettable force of her interpretations of landmark works of the operatic repertoire. Anna Netrebko Verdi is destined to stand out among major ...


Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ludwig van Beethoven, ...

Decca, 2012

Valentina Lisitsa, a stunning virtuosic pianist, has become the first classical musician to achieve fame via YouTube, emulating Justin Bieber s achievement in the pop world. Having amassed an impressive 43 million views on her channel:, Valentina is now in the unique position of going straight to one of the world s leading concert venues for her central London debut. The self-made virtuoso who has achieved all of ...


Vocal Portrait
Verdi, Bellini, ...

Preiser Records, 2011


Heroes from the Shadows
Nathalie Stutzmann, Georg Friedrich Handel, ...

Erato Disques, 2014

In 2009, contralto and conductor Nathalie Stutzmann founded her own chamber orchestra, Orfeo 55, with which she tours extensively and partners her on this new release. The orchestra, which performs on both baroque and modern instruments, performs not only music from the baroque period, but also works by composers in the 20th century such as Richard Strauss and Arnold Schoenberg. This album focuses on Handel's contralto arias: music from some of ...


Maria Callas Remastered - Callas Remastered Vinyl LP
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Warner Classics, 2014

One of the 20th century's most legendary and enduring icons, Maria Callas was both a glamorous diva and a global superstar who captivated audiences worldwide with her vivid and passionate performances. This special limited-edition 180-gram vinyl album features Callas in a glittering selection of opera favorites that showcase her unique voice and her heartbreaking portrayal of tragic heroines. This vinyl recording is part of the larger ""Maria ...



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