Stellar Bits, Best of Opera

February 18, 2016 § Leave a comment

Moving, famous, opera arias performed by equally well-known legends.  The second video below, “the best of opera”, is a great opportunity to experience the truly exceptional.  Do try a few pieces.  They are single songs, not entire operas.  You will recognize a few.  Sit back and listen on a quiet day, distraction free.  Consider it meditation.  Until it gets loud.

But first…I prefer Placido Domingo’s “Nessun Dorma” much more than Pavarotti’s, and in general.  I am not a big Lucianno Pavarotti fan.  His voice is too piercing to my ear.  I prefer a full, warmer, voice – the first video below, I love Placido Domingo:

Per gli amanti dell’Opera Turandot, ascoltiamo questa imperdibile uscita Live del grandissimo Tenore Placido Domingo

 

1. Norma: “Casta Diva” – Antonino Votto, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Maria
2. Il trovatore: “Condotta ell’era in ceppi” – Opole Philharmonic Orchestra, Silvano Frontalini, Patrizia Chiti
3. Turandot: “Nessun dorma” – Orchestre de Paris, Leone Magiera, Luciano Pavarotti
4. Don Carlos: “O’ Don Fatal” – Opole Philharmonic Orchestra, Silvano Frontalini, Patrizia Chiti
5. Il trovatore: “Tacea la notte placida” – Orchestra del Teatro Alla Scala di Milano, Maria Callas, Antonino Votto
6. Gianni Schicchi: “O mio babbino caro” – Rai Symphonic Orchestra, Tullio Serafin, Maria Callas
7. La traviata: “Ah, forse è lui. Sempre libera” – Orchestra del Teatro Alla Scala di Milano, Maria Callas, Carlo Maria Giulini
8. Tosca: “E lucevan le stelle” – Orchestre de Paris, Leone Magiera, Luciano Pavarotti
9. Pagliacci: “Vesti la giubba” – Orchestre de Paris, Leone Magiera, Luciano Pavarotti
10. La favorita: “O mio Fernando” – Opole Philharmonic Orchestra, Silvano Frontalini, Patrizia Chiti
11. Rigoletto: “Caro nome” – Tullio Serafin, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Maria Callas
12. Lucia di Lammermoor: “Spargi d’amaro pianto” – Berlin Rias Symphonic Orchestra, Herbert Von Karajan, Maria Callas
13. La Pace di Mercurio: “La Pace di Mercurio” – Opole Philharmonic Orchestra, Silvano Frontalini, Patrizia Chiti
14. Maruzza: “Ei viene” – Dnepropetrovsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Silvano Frontalini, Natalia Margarit
15. Luisa Miller: “Quando le sere al placido” – Orchestre de Paris, Leone Magiera, Luciano Pavarotti
16. Tosca: “Vissi d’arte” – Victor De Sabata, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Maria Callas

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Stellar Bits, Best of Opera was originally published on Field Grass

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