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Renée Fleming - Greatest Moments at the Met cover
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DVORAK / MOZART / BRITTEN / GOUNOD / VERDI / R. STRAUSS / etc
Renée Fleming - Greatest Moments at the Met
Renée Fleming, with Cecilia Bartoli, Susan Graham, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Samuel Ramey, Bryn Terfel & more
[ Decca / 2 CD - released 27/Jan/2023 ]
This first-ever, specially remastered collection compiles highlights chosen by Renée of her "most magical experiences", captured live on stage in this pinnacle of opera houses. Produced by GRAMMY-winning David Frost, the collection features duets...
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Die Zauberflote [The Magic Flute] (Complete opera recorded in 1990 with libretto) cover
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W. A. MOZART
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Die Zauberflote [The Magic Flute] (Complete opera recorded in 1990 with libretto)
Samuel Ramey, Cheryl Studer, Kiri te Kanawa, Olaf Bar / Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner
[ Philips / 2 CD Box Set - released 20/Jun/1990 ]
"This is a strong, clear, forthright account of Die Zaubeilleite, beautifully played and on the whole finely sung, which I think will win many friends." (Gramophone)
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Don Giovanni (Highlights from the complete opera) cover
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W. A. MOZART
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Don Giovanni (Highlights from the complete opera)
William Shimell, Cheryl Studer, Samuel Ramey / Vienna Philharmonic / Riccardo Muti
[ EMI Encore / CD - released 22/Feb/2005 ]
Combining comedy and drama, Don Giovanni is one of the most well-known and often praised operas ever written. First performed in 1787, it has been appealing to audiences ever since with its multitude of moral, as well as musical themes.
Rodgers: Carousel cover
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RICHARD RODGERS / OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
Rodgers: Carousel
Barbara Cook & Samuel Ramey / New 1987 Studio recording
[ MCA / CD - released 1/Jun/1987 ]
Carousel is the second musical by the team of Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (book and lyrics). The 1945 work was adapted from Ferenc Molnár's 1909 play Liliom, transplanting its Budapest setting to the Maine coastline.
Massenet: Manon (complete opera recorded in 2007) cover
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JULES MASSENET
Massenet: Manon (complete opera recorded in 2007)
Gran Teatre del Liceu / Natalie Dessay/ Rolando Villazon / Samuel Ramey / Victor Pablo Perez (cond)
[ Virgin Classics DVD / 2 DVD - released 4/Apr/2008 ]
G : - "Natalie Dessay and Rolando Villazón bring to their characters the generosity of their commitment...the French soprano Natalie Dessay is poised to succeeding brilliantly her evolution towards the repertoire of lyric sopranos" www.forumopera.com
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Rossini: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia [The Barber of Seville] (Highlights) cover
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GIOACHINO ROSSINI
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Rossini: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia [The Barber of Seville] (Highlights)
Hakan Hagegard, Jennifer Larmore, Raul Gimanez, Samuel Ramey / Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Jesus Lapez-Cobos
[ Teldec / CD - released 1/Jul/1994 ]
"Barbara Frittoli makes a good showing in her aria and Jennifer Larmore seems sublimely unfazed by the conductor's fast tempi. The voice is always full and warm, the coloratura flawless and the characterization vivid." (MusicWeb July 2004)
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia [The Barber of Seville] (Complete Opera recorded in 1992) cover
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GIOACCHINO ROSSINI
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia [The Barber of Seville] (Complete Opera recorded in 1992)
Jerry Hadley, Bruno Praticò, Susanne Mentzer, Thomas Hampson, Samuel Ramey / Orchestra della Toscana, Gianluigi Gelmetti
[ EMI Classics / 3 CD Box Set - released 10/Dec/1993 ]
"..an absolutely complete text (the recent critical edition by Alberto Zedda is used) shorn of the accretions of nearly 200 years, and singers of the calibre of Thomas Hampson and Samuel Ramey." Classical-Music
Booming Bass & Baritone: Best Loved Opera Arias cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
Booming Bass & Baritone: Best Loved Opera Arias
Lado Ataneli (Baritone), Matthias Goerne, (Baritone), Carlo Colombara (Bass), Samuel Ramey (Bass)
[ Naxos / CD - released 23/Apr/2021 ]
From the jack-of-all-trades, Figaro, to the impotent jester Rigoletto, and from the heroic William Tell to the mischievous Méphistophélès, these larger-than-life characters for baritone and bass represent the grandeur of great music.
Haydn: The Creation (recorded in 1990) cover
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MARBECKS COLLETCABLE: Rossini: L'italiana In Algeri (highlights from the opera] cover
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Boris Godunov (Complete Opera recorded in 1994) cover
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MUSSORGSKY
Boris Godunov (Complete Opera recorded in 1994)
Anatoly Kocherga, Marjana Lipovsek, Samuel Ramey, Sergei Larin / Rundfunkchor Berlin & Tölzer Knabenchor, Claudio Abbado
[ Sony Opera House / 3 CD Box Set - released 1/Apr/2010 ]
Release includes a booklet with a three language synopsis [English / French / German], full cast list and detailed track list.
Operas (Armida / L'incontro improvviso / L'infedelta delusa / L'isola disabitata / etc) cover
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JOSEF HAYDN
Operas (Armida / L'incontro improvviso / L'infedelta delusa / L'isola disabitata / etc)
Elly Ameling, Arleen Auger, Ileana Cotrubas, Jessye Norman, Samuel Ramey, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Frederica von Stade / Antal Dorati (cond)
[ Decca / 20 CD Box Set - released 10/May/2012 ]
Haydn's operas are still something of a rarity both in the theatre and on record. Antal Dorati's advocacy of Haydn's music during the 1970s resulted in numerous award-winning recordings including his legendary cycle of all the symphonies as well his...
Anna Bolena (complete opera) cover
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DONIZETTI
Anna Bolena (complete opera)
Joan Sutherland / Samuel Ramey / Susanne Mentzer / Jerry Hadley / Welsh National Opera Chorus & Orchestra / Richard Bonynge
[ Decca Classic Opera / 3 CD - released 1/Oct/2006 ]
The story of England's King Henry VIII, the demise of his second wife Anne Boleyn, and the rise of her rival Jane Seymour fascinated a wide 19th Century audience. With the opera Anna Bolena Donizetti brought his art to a new height and created what...
Rossini: Maometto Secondo (Complete opera recorded in 1985) cover
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GIOACHINO ROSSINI
Rossini: Maometto Secondo (Complete opera recorded in 1985)
June Anderson, Margarita Zimmermann, Ernesto Palacio, Samuel Ramey / Ambrosian Opera Chorus / Philharmonia Orchestra, Claudio Scimone
[ Decca Grand Opera / 3 CD - released 20/Jun/2012 ]
"... the performance is exemplary in its fidelity to the letter of the score and the style of the composer ... Scimone directs with an acute ear for Rossini's imaginative use of orchestral sonority...the recording is excellent" Gramophone (June 1985)
Semele (Complete Opera) cover
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HANDEL
Semele (Complete Opera)
Kathleen Battle, Marilyn Horne, Samuel Ramey, English Chamber Orch., John Nelson
[ Deutsche Grammophon / 3 CD - released 11/Nov/2000 ]
Handel's grand opera with the cream of a cast
Verdi: Macbeth (feature film of the opera recorded in 1987) cover
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GIUSEPPE VERDI
Verdi: Macbeth (feature film of the opera recorded in 1987)
Leo Nucci / Samuel Ramey / Shirley Verrett / Veriano Luchetti / Teatro Comunale di Bologna / Riccardo Chailly
[ Deutsche Grammophon DVD / DVD - released 9/Nov/2007 ]
G - "Practically everything has already been said about the quality of Shirley Verrett´s voice: she plays Lady Macbeth magnificently. On the other hand, her partner Leo Nucci, new to the role of Macbeth, seems like a fresh discovery." (Le Figaro)
Riccardo Muti - The Verdi Collection cover
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GIUSEPPE VERDI
Riccardo Muti - The Verdi Collection
Luciano Pavarotti, Samuel Ramey, Daniela Dessi, Matteo Manuguerra, Renata Scotto, Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo / Riccardo Muti
[ Warner Classics / 29 CD/DVD Box Set - released 25/Jul/2016 ]
Riccardo Muti is the greatest living interpreter of Verdi's music, applauded by the critics and audiences all over the world. This collection includes 11 complete operas, the Requiem and the Four Sacred Pieces.
Bizet: Carmen (complete opera recorded in 1988) cover
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GEORGES BIZET
Bizet: Carmen (complete opera recorded in 1988)
Metropolitan Opera / Agnes Baltsa, Jose Carreras, Leona Mitchell, Samuel Ramey / James Levine (cond)
[ Deutsche Grammophon DVD / DVD - released 3/Jun/2000 ]
Georges Bizet's Carmen, which takes place in and around Seville, Spain tells of the downfall of a soldier, Don José, seduced by the wiles of the fiery gypsy, Carmen. José abandons his sweetheart and his military duties for Carmen.
Turandot (complete opera recorded in 2009) BLU-RAY cover
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PUCCINI
Turandot (complete opera recorded in 2009) BLU-RAY
Metropolitan Opera / Maria Guleghina, Marcello Giordani, Marina Poplavskaya, Samuel Ramey / Andris Nelsons (cond)
[ Decca Music Group Blu-Ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 28/Jul/2011 ]
Franco Zeffirelli's magnificent staging of Puccini's final opera - a fairy tale set in a mythical China - is one of the most popular in the Met repertory.
Tosca (complete opera) cover
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PUCCINI
Tosca (complete opera)
Monserrat Caballa / Josa Carreras / Ingvar Wixell / Samuel Ramey / Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Sir Colin Davis
[ Pentatone SACD / 2 SACD - released 26/Sep/2006 ]
The blissfully melodic drama full of delicate weaknesses, La bohème, was followed by the chamber of horrors which was Tosca. Giacomo Puccini demonstrated the artistic acrobatics of which he was capable in two of his most successful works.