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SINFINI MUSIC
BEST SOPRANOS

50 Greatest Tracks
Int. Release 27 Jan. 2014
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Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Gianni Schicchi

Renata Tebaldi, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Lamberto Gardelli

Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835)
Norma

Tragica lirica in due atti di Felice Romani (1788-1865)

Act 1

Beverly Sills, Paul Plishka, The John Alldis Choir, New Philharmonia Orchestra, James Levine

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Madama Butterfly

Act 2

Mirella Freni, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Tristan und Isolde, WWV 90

Act 3

Jessye Norman, London Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Serse, HWV 40

Act 1

Danielle de Niese, The English Concert, Harry Bicket

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
La Bohčme

Act 1

Renata Tebaldi, Carlo Bergonzi, Renato Cesari, Cesare Siepi, Ettore Bastianini, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Tullio Serafin

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Rigoletto

Act 1

Renata Scotto, Piero de Palma, Alfredo Giacomotti, Virgilio Carbonari, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Rafael Kubelik, Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Rinaldo, HWV 7a

Act 2

Danielle de Niese, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie

Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904)
Rusalka, Op.114, B. 203

Act 1

Renée Fleming, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Aida

Act 1

Leontyne Price, Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Georg Solti

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Tosca

Act 2

Mirella Freni, Sherrill Milnes, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Nicola Rescigno

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Le nozze di Figaro, K.492

Original version, Vienna 1786

Act 2

Kiri Te Kanawa, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Act 2

Anne Sofie von Otter, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine

Alfredo Catalani (1854 - 1893)
La Wally

Act 1

Renata Tebaldi, Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Fausto Cleva

Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)
Dido and Aeneas, Z.626

Act 3

Barbara Bonney, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Die Zauberflöte, K.620

(E. Schikaneder)

Act 2

Maria Stader, RIAS Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Ferenc Fricsay

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Act 1

Teresa Berganza, London Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Gibson

George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
Porgy and Bess

Act 1

Barbara Hendricks, James Vincent Pickens, Francois Clemmons, Arthur Thompson, Florence Quivar, Samuel Hagan, Christopher Deane, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
La Traviata

Act 1

Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Die Walküre, WWV 86B

Erster Akt

Kirsten Flagstad, Wiener Philharmoniker, Hans Knappertsbusch

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard

Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)
Carmen, WD 31

Act 1

Tatiana Troyanos, The John Alldis Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Don Giovanni, K.527

Act 1

Cecilia Bartoli, Franz Bartolomey, Wiener Kammerorchester, György Fischer

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
Lucia di Lammermoor

Act 3

Montserrat Caballé, Ann Murray, José Carreras, Claes-Hĺkon Ahnsjö, Vincenzo Sardinero, Samuel Ramey, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Jesús López-Cobos

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Roméo et Juliette, CG 9

Act 1

Joan Sutherland, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Francesco Molinari-Pradelli

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)
Turandot

Completed by Franco Alfano

Act 1

Montserrat Caballé, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta

Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883)
Tannhäuser, WWV 70

Act 2

Birgit Nilsson, Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Otto Gerdes

Michael Tippett (1905 - 1998)
A Child of our Time

Part 1

Nicole Cabell, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Cosě fan tutte, K.588

(L. da Ponte)

Act 1

Act 2

Cecilia Bartoli, Wiener Kammerorchester, György Fischer

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Fidelio, Op. 72

Edited Helga Lühning & Robert Didio

Act 1

Nina Stemme, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
La fille du régiment

Act 1

Joan Sutherland, Spiro Malas, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Richard Bonynge

Kurt Weill (1900 - 1950)
One Touch of Venus

33.
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4:02

Anne Sofie von Otter, NDR-Sinfonieorchester, John Eliot Gardiner

Johann Strauss II (1825 - 1899)
Die Fledermaus

C. Haffner & R. Genée after Meilhac & Halévy/Arr. of dialogues: August Everding

Act 1

Kiri Te Kanawa, Edita Gruberova, Wolfgang Brendel, Wiener Philharmoniker, André Previn

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Otello

Act 4

Margaret Price, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Alcina, HWV 34

Act 1

Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1857 - 1919)
Pagliacci

Act 1

Joan Carlyle, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Herbert von Karajan

Leos Janácek (1854 - 1928)
Káta Kabanová

Act 3

Elisabeth Söderström, Jaroslav Soucek, Peter Dvorsky, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Charles Mackerras

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Mitridate, re di Ponto, K.87

Act 1

Natalie Dessay, Les Talens Lyriques

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759)
Il Floridante, HWV 14

Act 2

Joyce DiDonato, Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848)
L'elisir d'amore

Edited Alberto Zedda

Act 1

Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, Choeur de l'Opera National de Lyon, Orchestre de l'Opera National de Lyon, Evelino Pidň

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Zaide, K.344

Act 1

Emma Kirkby, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood

Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893)
Roméo et Juliette, CG 9

Act 4

Nicole Cabell, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Il Trovatore

Act 1

Régine Crespin, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Edward Downes

Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949)
Der Rosenkavalier, Op.59, TrV 227

Act 1

Régine Crespin, Wiener Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
Semiramide

Act 1

William Tell

Act 2

Aleksandra Kurzak, Sinfonia Varsovia, Pier Giorgio Morandi

Leos Janácek (1854 - 1928)
The Cunning Little Vixen (Prihody Lisky Bystrousky)

Act 2

48.
0:00
4:00

Lucia Popp, Richard Novak, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Charles Mackerras

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901)
Macbeth

Version 1865 for the Paris Opéra

Act 1

Anna Netrebko, Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino, Gianandrea Noseda

Pietro Mascagni (1863 - 1945)
Cavalleria rusticana

Agnes Baltsa, Plácido Domingo, Philharmonia Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli

Total Playing Time 4:41:03