Verdi - Arias from the operas (Vol 1)

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Verdi - Arias from the operas (Vol 1)
Luciano Pavarotti and other artists

[ Decca Records / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 26 October 2001

celebrationing the 40th year of Pavarotti's career

The first of two albums devoted to Pavarotti's famous Verdi interpretations includes arias from five middle period operas, all of which Pavarotti has sung on stage. In addition, a world premiere recording is included of an alternative aria from the French version of I vespri siciliani.



Tracks:

Macbeth
1 O figli ... Ah, la paterna mano
with Riccardo Cassinelli
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Lamberto Gardelli

Luisa Miller
2 Il foglio dunque?
3 Quando le sere al placido
4 M'ardon le vene
with Fernando Pavarotti (2)/Montserrat Caballé (4) National Philharmonic Orchestra/Peter Maag

Rigoletto
5 Questa o quella
6 Ella mi fu rapita! ... Parmi veder le lagrime
7 Duca, duca! ... Scorrendo uniti
8 Possente amor
9 La donna è mobile ... E' là il vostr'uomo
10 Un dì, se ben rammentomi
11 Bella figlia dell'amore
with Christian du Plessis (7)/John Gibbs (7)/Riccardo Cassinelli (7)/Martti Talvela (9)/Sherrill Milnes (9-11)/Joan Sutherland (10, 11)/Huguette Tourangeau (10, 11)
London Symphony Orchestra/Richard Bonynge

Il trovatore
12 Quale d'armi fragor
13 Ah sì, ben mio
14 L'onda de' suoni mistici ... Manrico?
15 Di quella pira
16 Miserere d'un alma
with Joan Sutherland (12, 14-16)/Graham Clark (14, 15)
National Philharmonic Orchestra/Richard Bonynge

La traviata
17 Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Brindisi)
18 Un dì felice
19 Lunge da lei ... De' miei bollenti spiriti ... O mio rimorso!
20 Parigi, o cara
with Joan Sutherland (17, 18, 20)/Marjon Lambriks (19)
National Philharmonic Orchestra/Richard Bonynge

Les Vêpres siciliennes
21 À toi que j'ai chérie
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala/Claudio Abbado