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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Jose Carreras: Italian Opera Composers' Songs
Jose Zarreras

Sony, 1990

Zarreras,Jose ~ Italian Opera Composers' Songs


Paris, mon amour
Sonya Yoncheva

Sony Classical, 2015

Sonya Yoncheva "Paris, mon amour" The debut album from opera s rising soprano star appearing at The Metropolitan Opera in November and January! "An artist on the brink of a major career."--New York Times Sonya Yoncheva is one of today's fastest rising young opera stars. The Bulgarian soprano first gained international prominence in 2010 when she won first prize at Plácido Domingo's prestigious Operalia competition. In 2013, Sonya had her ...


Marcelo Alvarez - 20 Years on the Opera Stage
Ruggero Leoncavallo, Carlos Gomes, ...

Delos, 2014

A superb new recording from one of the great tenors of our time with thrilling accounts of arias both well-known and rare.


Most Wanted Recitals: Ingvar Wixell Sings Verdi
Wixell, Dresden, ...

Decca, 2014


Héroïque - French Opera Arias
Various, Emmanuel Villaume, ...

Warner Classics, 2015

This recital, Heroique, is American tenor Bryan Hymel's first studio recording for Warner Classics. One of the opera world's fastest-rising stars, Hymel was the winner of the 2013 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera for his trio of performances in Les Troyens, Robert le Diable and Rusalka at London's Royal Opera House. The New York Times praised his "unflagging stamina and impetuous abandon" during his 2012 Metropolitan Opera ...


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.


My Life Is An Opera
Giacomo Puccini, Piotr Tchaïkovski, ...

Deutsche Grammophon, 2015

Roberto Alagna is THE most well know french tenor worldwide, with 30 years of career on stage, and 60 opera roles in his repertoire My Life Is An Opera: 15 arias and duo's reflect the significant moments in Alagna s life and career This new album, recorded last September in London, includes real opera hits like Che faro senza Euridice (ORPHEE ET EURIDYCE, Gluck) [12], Donna non vidi mai... (MANON LESCAUT, Giacomo Puccini) [2], Vesti la ...


Greatest Operatic Recordings
Mario Lanza


This CD brings together for the first time the best of Mario Lanza s live and studio operatic recordings, beginning with the tenor s forays into lighter lyric parts and moving gradually into dramatic roles.


Baryshnikov - Live at Wolf Trap
Mikhail Baryshnikov, Marianna Tcherkassky

Kultur Video, 2004

This 1976 live performance showcases the incredible Mikhail Baryshnikov, at the peak of his talents, shortly after arriving in the West.


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 ...


Most Wanted Recitals: Virginia Zeani - Operatic
Virginia Zeani

Decca, 2014


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

Reference Recordings, 2014

This incredible recording was a Grammy® Nominee for the Best Orchestral Performance Grammy® Award. 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.


Sol Gabetta

Sony Classics, 2014



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 ...


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 ...


Most Wanted: Jose Carreras - Berdi Donizetti Rossi
Carreras, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Decca, 2014


Opera's Greatest Duets
Opera's Greatest Duets

RCA, 1994



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