Saint-Saëns: Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila) (Softly awakes my heart)

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Opera Breve

Opera Breve


Castelnuovo-Tedesco:

Paraphrase on 'Largo al factotum' from Rossini's 'Il barbiere di Siviglia'

Donizetti:

Una furtiva lagrima (from L'elisir d'amore)

arr. Quint

Falla:

La vida breve: First Spanish Dance

arr. Kreisler

Gershwin:

Porgy and Bess - Suite

arr. Heifetz

Gluck:

Orfeo ed Euridice: Mélodie

arr. Kreisler

Humperdinck:

Abendsegen 'Abends will ich schlafen gehn' (Hänsel und Gretel)

arr. Quint

Raff:

Cavatina for violin & piano (or orchestra), Op. 85 No. 3

Saint-Saëns:

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)

Strauss, R:

Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4

arr. Maisky

Tchaikovsky:

Kuda, Kuda 'Lensky's Aria' (from Eugene Onegin)

arr. Auer


Philippe Quint (violin), Lily Maisky (piano)

For his new project with Avanticlassic, internationally acclaimed violinist Philippe Quint is joined by rising star pianist Lily Maisky for a unique recital featuring the most beloved Operatic transcriptions.

Recorded with the legendary 1708 "Ruby" Stradivari, Opera Breve will allow you to (re)discover such gems as Figaro's aria from Il Barbiere di Siviglia, ‘Una Furtiva Lagrima from l’Elisir d’Amore, Lensky’s Aria from Eugene Onegin, ‘Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix’ from Samson and Delilah and Jascha Heifetz's clever arrangements from Porgy and Bess.

Taped at the Teldex studio –famous for its legendary acoustic– in 5 HD channels, this program is not only a tribute to one of the leading violinists of our generation; it is also a feast to the ears. From the fiery virtuosity of la Vida Breve, to the overtly humorous Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Philippe Quint and Lily Maisky will offer you an exquisite hour with the most beloved opera aria transcriptions in superlative interpretations.

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Elina: The Best of Elina Garanča

Elina: The Best of Elina Garanča


Bellini:

Dopo l'oscuro nembo (from Adelson e Salvini)

Riedi al campo (from I Capuleti e i Montecchi)

Bizet:

Près des remparts de Séville (Séguedille) (from Carmen)

Les tringles des sistres tintaient (from Carmen)

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle 'Habanera' (from Carmen)

Chapí:

Carceleras from Las hijas de Zebedeo

Delibes:

Lakmé: Dôme épais (Flower Duet)

Donizetti:

L'ai-je bien entendu?… O mon Fernand (from La Favorite)

Falla:

Nana (No. 5 from Siete canciones populares españolas)

Mozart:

Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio (from La Clemenza di Tito)

Offenbach:

Barcarolle (from Les Contes d'Hoffmann )

Saint-Saëns:

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)

Villa-Lobos:

Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5: Aria (Cantilena)


Elīna Garanča’s personal choice of her greatest tracks, released to coincide with her receiving an Echo Award (6 October) & the publication of her memoirs in December

Ten years ago she made her sensational début at the Salzburg Festival, singing the role of Annio in Mozart’s Clemenza di Tito. Since then Elīna Garanča has become one of the greatest, most sought-after mezzo-sopranos in the world. As an exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, she has made four solo albums for the label, and collaborated on many CD and DVD releases.

Now, with the artist’s help, we have brought together favourite tracks from her discography – the Seguidilla and Habanera from Carmen, the Flower Duet from Lakmé (with Anna Netrebko), the Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann and many more, including Annio’s aria from Clemenza di Tito, some of her great bel canto roles and the touching Lullaby (Nana) by de Falla (see tracklist).

The CD booklet includes a newly-commissioned interview with Elina, where she reflects on her career and indicates where she is headed artistically. Her complete discography is also given there.

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The Top Ten Opera Classics

The Top Ten Opera Classics


Bizet:

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle 'Habanera' (from Carmen)

Donizetti:

Una furtiva lagrima (from L'elisir d'amore)

Handel:

Lascia ch'io pianga (from Rinaldo)

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Mozart:

Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (from Die Zauberflöte)

Puccini:

Nessun dorma (from Turandot)

O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi)

Che gelida manina (from La Bohème)

Saint-Saëns:

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)

Verdi:

Va, pensiero (from Nabucco)


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French & Italian Arias

French & Italian Arias


Bizet:

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle 'Habanera' (from Carmen)

West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Arnold

Donizetti:

O mio Fernando (from La Favorita)

West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Arnold

Gluck:

Che faro' senza Euridice? (from Orfeo ed Euridice)

West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Arnold

Rossini:

Una voce poco fa (from Il barbiere di Siviglia)

West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Arnold

Saint-Saëns:

Printemps qui commence (from Samson et Dalila)

West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Arnold

Amour, viens aider ma faiblesse (Samson et Dalila)

West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Arnold

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)

West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Arnold

Thomas, Ambroise:

Connais-tu le pays (from Mignon)

West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Arnold

Me voici dans son boudoir 'Gavotte' (from Mignon)

West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Arnold

Verdi:

Stride la vampa (from Il Trovatore)

West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Arnold

Condotta ell’era in ceppi (from Il Trovatore)

Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Eric Clapham

Nei giardin del bello saracin ostello 'Veil Song' (from Don Carlo)

Narelle Davidson (soprano - Tebaldo)

Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Eric Clapham


Lauris Elms (mezzo-soprano)

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Mezzo Soprano Arias Vol. 1

Mezzo Soprano Arias Vol. 1

Complete versions and orchestral backing tracks


Bizet:

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle 'Habanera' (from Carmen)

Près des remparts de Séville (Séguedille) (from Carmen)

Gluck:

Che faro' senza Euridice? (from Orfeo ed Euridice)

Mozart:

Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Rossini:

Una voce poco fa (from Il barbiere di Siviglia)

Saint-Saëns:

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)

Verdi:

O don fatale (from Don Carlo)

Re dell’abisso, affrettati (from Un Ballo in Maschera)


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The Four-Minute Cylinders, Part II

The Four-Minute Cylinders, Part II


Bizet:

Parle-moi de ma mère (from Carmen)

Antoinette Laute-Brun (soprano), Gaston Dubois (tenor)

Donizetti:

Una furtiva lagrima (from L'elisir d'amore)

Karl Jorn (tenor)

Deciso è dunque...le richezze (from La Figlia del Reggimento)

(sung in Italian)

Frieda Hempel (soprano)

Flotow:

Love proscribed (from Martha)

(sung in English)

Charles Hackett (tenor), Marie Rappold (soprano)

The Last Rose of Summer (Martha)

(sung in English)

Charles Hackett (tenor), Marie Rappold (soprano)

Gounod:

Faites- lui mes aveux (from Faust)

Antoinette Laute-Brun (soprano), Rosa Olitzka (contralto)

Il était un roi de Thule (from Faust)

Antoinette Laute-Brun (soprano), Rosa Olitzka (contralto)

L'amour, l'amour... Ah, lève-toi soleil (from Roméo et Juliette)

Pierre-Aurele Asselin (tenor)

Kneass:

Ben Bolt

Eleanor de Cisneros (soprano)

Mendelssohn:

Heimkehr aus der Fremde, Op. 89: Ich bin ein vielgereister Mann

(sung in English)

Peter Dawson (baritone)

Meyerbeer:

Ah, mon fils! (from Le Prophète)

Maria Delna (contralto)

Puccini:

Si, mi chiamano Mimi (from La Bohème)

Lucrezia Bori (soprano)

Robaudi:

Alla stella confidente

Francesco Daddi (tenor)

Saint-Saëns:

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)

Maria Delna (contralto)

Thomas, Ambroise:

Je suis Titania (from Mignon)

Blanche Arral (soprano)

Wagner:

Blick ich umher in diesem edlen Kreise (from Tannhäuser)

Walter Soomer (baritone)

Nun sei bedankt, mein lieber Schwan (from Lohengrin)

Jacques Urlus (tenor)

Weber:

Wie nahte mir der Schlummer … Leise, leise, fromme Weise (from Der Freischütz)

Marie Rappold (soprano)


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Melodies of Love and Death: Opera Senza Parole

Melodies of Love and Death: Opera Senza Parole

Arranged for piano trio by Bob Zimmerman


Bizet:

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle 'Habanera' (from Carmen)

Arranged for pianotrio by Bob Zimmerman

La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (from Carmen)

Arranged for pianotrio by Bob Zimmerman

Carreau! Pique! La mort! (from Carmen)

Arranged for pianotrio by Bob Zimmerman

Donizetti:

Una furtiva lagrima (from L'elisir d'amore)

Arranged for pianotrio by Bob Zimmerman

Dvorak:

Mesícku na nebi hlubokém 'Song to the Moon' (from Rusalka)

Arranged for pianotrio by Bob Zimmerman

Janacek:

Love duet (from The Cunning Little Vixen)

Arranged for pianotrio by Bob Zimmerman

Massenet:

Pourquoi me reveiller (from Werther)

Arranged for pianotrio by Bob Zimmerman

Puccini:

E lucevan le stelle (from Tosca)

Arranged for pianotrio by Bob Zimmerman

Sola, perduta, abbandonata (from Manon Lescaut)

Arranged for pianotrio by Bob Zimmerman

Tu che di gel sei cinta (from Turandot)

Arranged for pianotrio by Bob Zimmerman

Che gelida manina (from La Bohème)

Arranged for pianotrio by Bob Zimmerman

Un bel di vedremo (from Madama Butterfly)

Arranged for pianotrio by Bob Zimmerman

Saint-Saëns:

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)

Arranged for pianotrio by Bob Zimmerman

Strauss, R:

Ist ein Traum, kann nicht wirklich sein (from Der Rosenkavalier)

Arranged for pianotrio by Bob Zimmerman

Verdi:

Addio del passato (from La Traviata)

Arranged for pianotrio by Bob Zimmerman


Osiris Trio: Ellen Corver (piano), Peter Brunt (violin) & Larissa Groeneveld (cello)

‘Melodies of Love and Death’ features the highly regarded Osiris Trio, a Dutch piano trio that since its formation over 20 years ago has been the recipient of many major awards. Their programme is an unusual but rewarding one, since it is devoted to special arrangements made by Bob Zimmerman of some of the best loved opera arias in the repertoire, from Bizet and Verdi to Puccini and Janacek.

The Osiris Trio was formed in 1988 and over the following years the group has won a number of Dutch awards, including the ‘Philip Morris Finest Selection’ award and the Annie Bosboom Prize. Since 2001 the trio has received financial support by the Dutch Ministry of Culture. The trio’s discography encompasses two centuries of repertoire for piano trio, and includes song cycles and a critically acclaimed recording of Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps. In 2009 the group released a fine CD featuring the piano trios of Antonin Dvořák.

Composer and arranger Bob Zimmerman is mostly known for his work on the album ‘Fascinating Gershwin’ that was released on the label Pentatone in 2007. He has also collaborated with the great Dutch choreographer Krzysztof Pastor in the 2010 ballet production, “Nijinsky”.

“The Osiris trio play with a classical sensitivity, successfully avoiding any Palm Court, Light music associations, and keep everything on an intimate chamber scale, ensuring that the listener is subtly drawn in rather than pinned to the back of his or her seat...I must confess I had my doubts about this disc, but in the event its winning combination of skilled arrangements and sensitive playing won me over.” Classic FM Magazine, November 2011 ****

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The Opera Album 2011

The Opera Album 2011


Bizet:

Votre toast je peux vous le rendre 'Toreador Song' (from Carmen)

Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle 'Habanera' (from Carmen)

Tatiana Troyanos (mezzo)

Au fond du temple saint (from Les Pêcheurs de Perles)

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor), Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass)

La fleur que tu m'avais jetée (from Carmen)

Plácido Domingo (tenor)

Les tringles des sistres tintaient (from Carmen)

Magdalena Kozená (mezzo)

Delibes:

Lakmé: Dôme épais (Flower Duet)

Joan Sutherland (soprano), Jane Berbié (mezzo)

Donizetti:

Una furtiva lagrima (from L'elisir d'amore)

Juan Diego Flórez (tenor)

Dvorak:

Mesícku na nebi hlubokém 'Song to the Moon' (from Rusalka)

Pilar Lorengar (soprano)

Gluck:

Che faro' senza Euridice? (from Orfeo ed Euridice)

Andreas Scholl (countertenor)

Gounod:

Ah! Je veux vivre dans ce rêve (from Roméo et Juliette)

Renée Fleming (soprano)

Gloire immortelle de nos aïeux (from Faust)

Richard Bonynge

Handel:

Lascia ch'io pianga (from Rinaldo)

Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo)

Ombra mai fu (from Serse)

Andreas Scholl (countertenor)

Leoncavallo:

Vesti la giubba (from I Pagliacci)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)

Mozart:

Der Vogelfänger bin ich, ja (from Die Zauberflöte)

Hermann Prey (baritone)

La ci darem la mano (from Don Giovanni)

Ingvar Wixell (baritone), Mirella Freni (soprano)

Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen (from Die Zauberflöte)

Patricia Petibon (soprano)

Offenbach:

Barcarolle (from Les Contes d'Hoffmann )

Joan Sutherland (soprano), Huguette Tourangeau (mezzo)

Le jugement de Pâris - Au Mont Ida (from La Belle Hélène)

Joseph Calleja (tenor)

Puccini:

Quando me'n vo (from La Bohème)

Anna Netrebko (soprano)

E lucevan le stelle (from Tosca)

Andrea Bocelli (tenor)

Humming Chorus (from Madama Butterfly)

Giuseppe Sinopoli

Nessun dorma (from Turandot)

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

Vissi d'arte (from Tosca)

Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano)

Si, mi chiamano Mimi (from La Bohème)

Angela Gheorghiu (soprano)

Signore, ascolta! (from Turandot)

Montserrat Caballé (soprano)

Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (from La Rondine)

Renata Tebaldi (soprano)

Rossini:

Una voce poco fa (from Il barbiere di Siviglia)

Teresa Berganza (mezzo)

Largo al factotum (from Il barbiere di Siviglia)

Leo Nucci (baritone)

Saint-Saëns:

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)

Marilyn Horne (mezzo)

Verdi:

Anvil Chorus (from Il Trovatore)

Sir Georg Solti

La donna è mobile (from Rigoletto)

Roberto Alagna (tenor)

Libiamo, ne' lieti calici (from La Traviata)

Plácido Domingo (tenor), Ileana Cotrubas (soprano)

Di quella pira (from Il trovatore)

José Carreras (tenor)

Sempre libera (from La Traviata)

Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano)

Questa o quella (from Rigoletto)

Rolando Villazón (tenor)

Va, pensiero (from Nabucco)

Silvio Varviso

Celeste Aida (from Aida)

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)

Wagner:

Mild und leise 'Isolde's Liebestod' (from Tristan und Isolde)

Birgit Nilsson (soprano)


This magnificent collection features the some of the greatest opera stars of all time:

Cecilia Bartoli, Anna Netrebko, Bryn Terfel, Renée Fleming, Andrea Bocelli Luciano Pavarotti, Dame Joan Sutherland, Plácido Domingo, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and José Carreras.

With a carefully chosen selection of perennially popular arias, duets and choruses, this enchanting collection creates the perfect introduction to opera.

With 40 tracks and over 2½ hours of music this collection is outstanding value for money.

Includes Pavarotti’s classic recording of the most popular opera aria of all, Puccini’s ‘Nessun dorma’.

Decca - 4782947

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Berlin Opera Night

Berlin Opera Night

Recorded live at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, 2003


Dvorak:

Mesícku na nebi hlubokém 'Song to the Moon' (from Rusalka)

Adrianne Pieczonka (soprano)

Handel:

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351: La Rejouissance

Lehár:

Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (from Das Land des Lächelns)

Charles Castronovo (tenor)

Leoncavallo:

Recitar!...Vesti la giubba (from I Pagliacci)

Vladimir Galouzine (tenor)

Massenet:

Werther! Werther!…Je vous écris de ma petite chambre (from Werther)

Vesselina Kasarova (mezzo)

Mozart:

Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo)

Voi che sapete (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo)

Madamina, il catalogo è questo (from Don Giovanni)

René Pape ( bass)

Puccini:

Vissi d'arte (from Tosca)

Michele Crider (soprano)

Nessun dorma (from Turandot)

Salvatore Licitra (tenor)

Saint-Saëns:

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)

Grace Bumbry (mezzo)

Strauss, J, II:

Die Fledermaus: Bruderlein und Schwesterlein

Soloists joined by Jochen Kowalski (counter-tenor), Markus Brüch (tenor)

Strauss, R:

Marie Theres'! ... Hab mir's gelobt (from Der Rosenkavalier)

Adrianne Pieczonka (soprano), Juliane Banse (soprano), Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo)

Wagner:

Einsam in trüben Tagen (from Lohengrin)

Anne Schwanewilms (soprano)


Major stars of the international opera stage come together with the Chor und Orchester of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, under the baton of the illustrious Kent Nagano, in this opera gala in aid of the German AIDS Foundation.

Highlights from operas by Mozart, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Saint-Saëns, Massenet, Dvorák, Wagner, Richard Strauss, Lehár and Johann Strauss II are performed by world-class musicians from around the globe.

Proceeds from the sales of this title go to support the work of the German AIDS Foundation.

Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9

Sounds formats DVD: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1

Region code: 0

Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 78 mins

FSK: 0

“In a rather mixed bag, there are a number of class acts...the highlight performance of the night in respect of bringing a role alive...[is] Kasarova singing an expressive and beautifully realised Werther!...The audience might have been more thrilled by the tenors at full throttle, but this is the highlight for me - a gold nugget in this collection.” MusicWeb International, June 2011

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New Year's Eve Concert Gala 2010

New Year's Eve Concert Gala 2010


Berlioz:

Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9

La Damnation de Faust: D'amour l'ardente flamme

Elina Garanca (mezzo soprano)

Bizet:

Carmen: Prelude to Act I

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle 'Habanera' (from Carmen)

Elina Garanca (mezzo soprano)

Carmen: Entr'acte to Act III (Intermezzo)

Près des remparts de Séville (Séguedille) (from Carmen)

Elina Garanca (mezzo soprano)

Carmen: Entr'acte to Act IV (Aragonaise)

Les tringles des sistres tintaient (from Carmen)

Elina Garanca (mezzo soprano)

Chapí:

Al pensar en el dueno (from Las Hijas del Zebedeo)

Elina Garanca (mezzo soprano)

Falla:

Three dances from El Sombrero de Tres Picos

Danse Espagnole (from La Vida Breve)

Lara, Augustin:

Granada

Elina Garanca (mezzo soprano)

Saint-Saëns:

Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)

Elina Garanca (mezzo soprano)


The 2010 New Year’s Eve concert, from Berlin, frames two of the most prominent stars on DG’s roster, Elina Garanca and Gustavo Dudamel.

Recorded live, this gala performance sparkles with a selection of arias and orchestral works that include excerpts from one of Garanca’s most celebrated roles, Bizet’s Carmen, and Marguerite in Berlioz’s Damnation of Faust.

As well as providing world class accompaniment, the Berlin Philharmonic makes a stirring contribution to the program with the overture to Berlioz’s thrilling Roman Carnival and excerpts from Manuel de Falla’s ballet, The Three-Cornered Hat.

Filmed in HD, the gala will be released in 16:9 widescreen with audio in PCM and DTS surround sound .

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DG - 0734631

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