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100 BEST TENOR ARIAS

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100 BEST TENOR ARIAS is another release in EMI’s highly successful 100 BEST series.

This 6 CD set contains a collection of 100 tenor arias from opera, oratorio and sacred classics performed by some of the world’s finest singers.

CD 1: Handel and Mozart Arias

CD 2: Verdi Arias

CD 3: Puccini and the Verismo school

CD 4: Italian and Spanish Arias

CD 5: French Arias

CD 6: Russian and German Arias

The programme covers arias from all the best-loved operas in the repertoire, from Handel’s Serse and Semele through Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte, Verdi’s Rigoletto and Aida, Puccini’s Tosca and Turandot to Gounod’s Faust and Roméo et Juliette, and ends with extracts from Wagner’s Ring.

Also included are famous arias from oratorios and sacred works such as Handel’s Messiah, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Petite Messe solennelle, and Verdi’s moving Requiem.

As well as arias from all the most popular French operas, CD 3 includes items from the original French versions of works that are also widely known in their Italian translations, such as Rossini’s Guillaume Tell and Donizetti’s La Fille du régiment.

Operetta is represented on CD 6 by two of the most popular arias by Franz Lehár: ‘Dein ist mein ganzes Herz’ (Das Land des Lächelns) and ‘Gern hab’ ich die Frau’n geküßt’ (Paganini) as well as one by Johann Strauss II: ‘Als flotter Geist...Ja, das alles auf Ehr’’ (Der Zigeunerbaron). Spanish zarzuela is also included with two items on CD 4: ‘Mi aldea’ (Los gavilanes) by Guerrero and ‘No puede ser’ (La taberna del puerto) by Sorozábal.

The singers include the greatest names of the present and the past, headed by the iconic three tenors Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras. The stars of today are represented by singers such as Rolando Villazón, Roberto Alagna and Ian Bostridge, while Wagner is sung by Klaus König, Peter Seiffert, Ben Heppner and Siegfried Jerusalem among others. The older generation of singers include Nicolai Gedda, Alfredo Kraus, Giuseppe di Stefano, Carlo Bergonzi and Luigi Alva, as well as two of the most famous tenors of all time: Jussi Björling and Beniamino Gigli.

 

CD1 - HANDEL & MOZART ARIAS
HANDEL
1 Ev’ry valley shall be exalted (Messiah)
John Aler tenor, Toronto Symphony Orchestra / Andrew Davis (P) 1987 Angel Records
2 Ombra mai fu (Serse)
Fritz Wunderlich tenor, Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Hans Müller-Kray (P) 1963/1990* EMI Electrola GmbH
3 Where’er you walk (Semele)
John Mark Ainsley tenor, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis (P) 1997 / Live recording
4 Love sounds th’alarm (Acis and Galatea)
Ian Bostridge tenor, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Harry Bicket (P) 2007
5 Vani sono i lamenti...Svegliatevi nel core (Giulio Cesare in Egitto)
Placido Domingo tenor, National Philharmonic Orchestra / Eugene Kohn (P) 1990
MOZART
6 Fuor del mar (Idomeneo)
Placido Domingo tenor
Münchner Rundfunkorchester / Eugene Kohn (P) 1991
7 Hier soll ich dich (Die Entführung aus dem Serail)
Leopold Simoneau tenor, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Thomas Beecham (P) 1957/1990*
8 Konstanze! Konstanze!...O wie ängstlich (Die Entführung aus dem Serail)
Fritz Wunderlich tenor, Berliner Symphoniker / Berislav Klobucar (P) 1960/1990*
9 Frisch zum Kampfe! (Die Entführung aus dem Serail)
Placido Domingo tenor, Münchner Rundfunkorchester / Eugene Kohn (P) 1991
10 Wenn der Freude Tränen fliessen (Die Entführung aus dem Serail)
Leopold Simoneau tenor, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Thomas Beecham (P) 1957/1990*
11 Dalla sua pace (Don Giovanni)
Luigi Alva tenor, Philharmonia Orchestra / Carlo Maria Giulini (P) 1961/2002*
12 Il mio tesoro (Don Giovanni)
Luigi Alva tenor, Philharmonia Orchestra / Carlo Maria Giulini (P) 1961/2002*
13 Un’ aura amorosa (Così fan tutte)
14 In qual fiero contrasto…Tradito, schernito (Così fan tutte)
Alfredo Kraus tenor, Philharmonia Orchestra / Karl Böhm (P) 1963/2000*
15 Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön (Die Zauberflöte)
Fritz Wunderlich tenor, Berliner Symphoniker / Berislav Klobucar (P) 1960/1986*
16 Ah, se fosse intorno al trono (La clemenza di Tito)
Placido Domingo tenor, Münchner Rundfunkorchester / Eugene Kohn (P) 1991
CD2 - VERDI ARIAS
VERDI
1 O figli, o figli miei!...Ah, la paterna mano (Macbeth)
José Carreras tenor, New Philharmonia Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (P) 1976/1985*
2 Oh, tutto di navicelle...Ella in poter del barbero...Cara patria (Attila)
Placido Domingo tenor, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, National Philharmonic Orchestra / Eugene Kohn (P) 1990
3 Oh! fede negar potessi ...Quando le sere (Luisa Miller)
Franco Corelli tenor, New Philharmonia Orchestra / Franco Ferraris (P) 2003/2003*
4 Questa o quella (Rigoletto)
5 Ella mi fu rapita! . . . Parmi veder le lagrime (Rigoletto)
6 La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
Alfredo Kraus tenor, Philharmonia Orchestra / Julius Rudel (P) 1979/1996*
7 Ah sì, ben mio (Il trovatore)
8 Di quella pira (Il trovatore)
Franco Corelli tenor, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma , Thomas Schippers (P) 1965/1990*
9 Lunge da lei...De’ miei bollenti spiriti...O mio rimorso (La traviata)
Rolando Villazón tenor, Münchner Rundfunkorchester / Marcello Viotti , (P) 2004 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
10 Di’ tu se fedele (Un ballo in maschera)
Nicolai Gedda tenor, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Giuseppe Patané (P) 1968/1990*
11 Forse la soglia attinse...Ma se m’è forza perderti (Un ballo in maschera)
Placido Domingo tenor, New Philharmonia Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (P) 1975/1997*
12 La vita è inferno...O tu che in seno agli angeli (La forza del destino)
Carlo Bergonzi tenor, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Lamberto Gardelli (P) 1970/1993*
13 Io l’ho perduta...Io la vidi (Don Carlo)
José Carreras tenor, Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan (P) 1979/1986*
14 Se quel guerrier io fossi!...Celeste Aida (Aida)
Placido Domingo tenor, New Philharmonia Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (P) 1974/2001*
15 Ingemisco (Requiem)
Luciano Pavarotti tenor, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano / Riccardo Muti (P) 1987, Recorded live in co-operation with E.A. Teatro alla Scala di Milano
16 Niun mi tema (Otello)
Placido Domingo tenor, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / John Barker (P) 1989 / Live recording
CD3 - PUCCINI AND THE VERISMO SCHOOL
PUCCINI
1 Donna non vidi mai (Manon Lescaut)
Charles Craig tenor, Orchestra / Michael Collins (P) 1959 DRM 1998 Testament
2 Che gelida manina (La bohème)
Roberto Alagna tenor, Philharmonia Orchestra / Antonio Pappano (P) 1996
3 Recondita armonia (Tosca)
Placido Domingo tenor, National Philharmonic Orchestra / Eugene Kohn (P) 1990
4 E lucevan le stelle (Tosca)
Franco Corelli tenor, Philharmonia Orchestra / Franco Ferraris (P) 1962/1997*
5 Addio, fiorito asil (Madama Butterfly)
Jussi Björling tenor • Mario Sereni baritone, Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma / Gabriele Santini (P) 1960/1990*
6 Firenze è come un albero fiorito (Gianni Schicchi)
Roberto Alagna tenor, London Symphony Orchestra / Antonio Pappano (P) 1999
7 Una parola sola...Or son sei mesi (La fanciulla del West)
8 Ch’ella mi creda libero (La fanciulla del West)
Giuseppe di Stefano tenor, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano / Antonino Votto, (P) 1989/1990* (7) & 1959/1990* (8) MONO
9 Nessun dorma (Turandot)
José Carreras tenor, Rhine Opera Chorus · Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra , Alain Lombard (P) 1978/1990*
GIORDANO
10 Colpito...Un dì all’azzuro spazio (Andrea Chénier)
11 Legray!...Andrea Chénier!...Sì, fui soldato (Andrea Chénier)
12 Come un bel dì di maggio (Andrea Chénier)
Franco Corelli tenor • Antonietta Stella soprano (11), Mario Sereni & Paolo Pedani baritones (11) • Giuseppi Modesti bass (11), Orchestra del Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma / Gabriele Santini (P) 1964/1994*
13 Amor ti vieta (Fedora)
Beniamino Gigli tenor, Orchestra / Umberto Berretoni (P) 1994* MONO
CILEA
14 È la solita storia (L’Arlesiana)
Rolando Villazón tenor, Münchner Rundfunkorchester / Marcello Viotti , (P) 2004 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
MASCAGNI
15 Intanto amici...Viva il vino spumeggiante (Cavalleria rusticana)
16 Mamma, quel vino è generoso (Cavalleria rusticana)
Adriana Lazzarini mezzo-soprano (15) • Corinna Vozza mezzo-soprano (16), Franco Corelli tenor, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma , Gabriele Santini (P) 1963/1991*
17 O amore, o bella luce del core (L’amico Fritz)
Luciano Pavarotti tenor, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Gianandrea Gavazzeni , (P) 1969/2000*
LEONCAVALLO
18 Recitar!...Vesti la giubba (Pagliacci)
José Carreras tenor, Philharmonia Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (P) 1980/1987*
CD4 - ITALIAN AND SPANISH ARIAS
VIVALDI
1 All’armi, o guerrieri! (Il giustino)
Leonardo de Lisi tenor, Il Complesso Barocco / Alan Curtis (P) 2002 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
BELLINI
2 A te, o cara (I puritani)
Franco Corelli tenor, Philharmonia Orchestra / Franco Ferraris (P) 1962/2003*
3 Meco all’altar di Venere...Me protegge, me difende (Norma)
Franco Corelli & Piero de Palma tenors, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano / Tullio Serafin (P) 1961/1997*
ROSSINI
4 Ecco ridente in cielo (Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Luigi Alva tenor, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Vittorio Gui (P) 1963/2002*
5 Cujus animam (Stabat Mater)
Robert Gambill tenor, Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino / Riccardo Muti (P) 1982
6 Domine Deus (Petite Messe solennelle) arr. Mingardo
Franco Corelli tenor, Orchestra / Raffaele Mingardo (P) 1964/1996*
DONIZETTI
7 Favorita del Re!...Spirto gentil (La favorita)
Franco Corelli tenor, Philharmonia Orchestra / Franco Ferraris (P) 1962/1997*
8 Com’è gentil (Don Pasquale)
Alfredo Kraus tenor, Ambrosian Opera Chorus , London Symphony Orchestra / Sarah Caldwell (P) 1978/1996*
9 Quanto è bella (L’elisir d’amore)
10 Una furtiva lagrima (L’elisir d’amore)
Nicolai Gedda tenor, Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma , Francesco Molinari Pradelli (P) 1967/1988*
11 Tombe degli avi miei…Fra poco a me ricovero (Lucia di Lammermoor)
12 Tu che a Dio spiegasti l’ali (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Alfredo Kraus tenor, Robert Lloyd bass (12) • Ambrosian Opera Chorus (12), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Nicola Rescigno (P) 1984
BOITO
13 Dai campi, dai prati (Mefistofele)
Peter Seiffert tenor, Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin / Heinz Wallberg , (P) 1992 EMI Electrola GmbH
PONCHIELLI
14 Cielo e mar (La Gioconda)
Franco Corelli tenor, Philharmonia Orchestra / Franco Ferraris (P) 1962/1997*
GUERRERO
15 Mi aldea (Los gavilanes)
Placido Domingo tenor, Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid / Manuel Moreno-Buendía (P) 1988
SOROZÁBAL
16 No puede ser (La taberna del puerto)
Rolando Villazón tenor, Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid / Placido Domingo, (P) 2007 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
CD5 - FRENCH ARIAS
MEYERBEER
1 Pays merveilleux...O paradis (L’Africaine)
José Carreras tenor, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Jacques Delacôte (P) 1985
DONIZETTI
2 Ah ! mes amis, quel jour de fête...Pour mon âme (La Fille du régiment)
Rockwell Blake tenor, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo / Patrick Fournillier (P) 1994 EMI Music France
HALÉVY
3 Rachel, quand du Seigneur (La Juive)
José Carreras tenor, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Jacques Delacôte (P) 1985
ROSSINI
4 Asile héréditaire (Guillaume Tell)
Nicolai Gedda tenor, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Lamberto Gardelli (P) 1973/1988*
5 Que les destins prospères (Le Comte Ory)
Rockwell Blake tenor, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo / Patrick Fournillier , (P) 1994 EMI Music France
ADAM
6 Mes amis, écoutez l’histoire (Le Postillon de Lonjumeau)
John Aler tenor
Chorale Jean Laforge
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo / Thomas Fulton (P) 1986
MASSENET
7 Je suis seul...Ah! fuyez, douce image (Manon)
Alfredo Kraus tenor, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse , Michel Plasson (P) 1979/1987* EMI France
8 Ah ! tout est bien fini !...? souverain, ô juge, ô père (Le Cid)
José Carreras tenor, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Jacques Delacôte (P) 1985
9 Traduire...Pourquoi me réveiller (Werther)
Roberto Alagna tenor, London Symphony Orchestra / Antonio Pappano (P) 1999
GOUNOD
10 L’amour ! L’amour...Ah ! Lève-toi, soleil ! (Roméo et Juliette)
Roberto Alagna tenor, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse / Michel Plasson (P) 1998
11 Quel trouble inconnu...Salut, demeure chaste et pure (Faust)
Nicolai Gedda tenor, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Giuseppe Patané (P) 1969/1989*
LALO
12 Puisqu’on ne peut fléchir...Vainement, ma bien aimée (Le Roi d’Ys)
Beniamino Gigli tenor, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden , Rainaldo Zamboni (P) 1998* MONO
THOMAS
13 Adieu, Mignon, courage (Mignon)
14 Elle ne croyait pas (Mignon)
Nicolai Gedda tenor, Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Français / Georges Prêtre, (P) 1962/1995* EMI Music France
BIZET
15 La fleur que tu m’avais jetée (Carmen)
Jon Vickers tenor, Orchestra of the Théâtre National de l’Opéra , Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (P) 1970/1990*
16 Je crois entendre encore (Les Pêcheurs de perles)
Alain Vanzo tenor, Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris , Georges Prêtre (P) 1978/1997*
OFFENBACH
17 Va, pour Kleinzach (Les Contes d’Hoffmann)
Nicolai Gedda & Andre Mallabrera tenors
Chœurs René Duclos, Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire , André Cluytens (P) 1965/2003*
18 Au Mont Ida (La Belle Hélène)
Roberto Alagna tenor, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Richard Armstrong (P) 1996
CD6 - RUSSIAN AND GERMAN ARIAS
TCHAIKOVSKY
1 Chto nasha zhizhn? Igra! (The Queen of Spades)
Nicolai Gedda tenor, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra / Gika Zdravkovitch , (P) 1970/1995* EMI Electrola GmbH
2 Kuda, kuda (Eugene Onegin)
Rolando Villazón tenor, Münchner Rundfunkorchester / Michel Plasson , (P) 2006 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
BEETHOVEN
3 Gott! Welch Dunkel hier (Fidelio)
Jon Vickers tenor, Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan (P) 1971/1988*
FLOTOW
4 Ach, so fromm (Martha)
Fritz Wunderlich tenor, Berliner Symphoniker / Berislav Klobucar (P) 1960/1986* EMI Electrola GmbH
WEBER
5 Nein, länger reag’ ich nicht...Durch die Wälder (Der Freischütz)
Rudolf Schock tenor, Berliner Philharmoniker / Joseph Keilberth , (P) 1958/1988* EMI Electrola GmbH
LORTZING
6 Vater, Mutter, Schwestern, Brüder (Undine)
Peter Schreier tenor, Berlin Symphony Orchestra / Robert Heger (P) 1967/1997* EMI Electrola GmbH
GOLDMARK
7 Magische Töne (Die Königen von Saba)
Nicolai Gedda tenor, Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper München / Heinrich Bender, (P) 1967/2000* EMI Electrola GmbH
LEHÁR
8 Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (Das Land des Lächelns)
Fritz Wunderlich tenor, Orchestra / Carl Michalski , (P) 1964/1986* EMI Electrola GmbH
9 Gern hab’ ich die Frau’n geküßt (Paganini)
Nicolai Gedda tenor, Bayerisches Symphonie-Orchester / Willy Boskovsky , (P) 1977/1988* EMI Electrola GmbH
JOHANN STRAUSS II
10 Als flotter Geist...Ja, das alles auf Ehr’ (Der Zigeunerbaron)
Peter Seiffert tenor, Wiener Opernball-Orchester (Mitgleider der Wiener Volksoper) , Peter Falk (P) 1992 EMI Electrola GmbH
WAGNER
11 Dir töne Lob! (Tannhäuser)
Klaus König tenor, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Bernard Haitink (P) 1985
12 In fernem Land (Lohengrin)
Nicolai Gedda tenor, Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper München / Heinrich Bender, (P) 1967/2000* EMI Electrola GmbH
13 Mein lieber Schwan (Lohengrin)
Rudolf Schock tenor, Sinfonieorchester des Norddeutschen Rundfunks Hamburg / Wilhelm Schüchter, (P) 1953/1990* MONO
14 Morgenlicht leuchtend im rosigem Schein (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)
Ben Heppner tenor, Bernd Weikl baritone • Kurt Moll bass • Cheryl Studer soprano, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper • Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Wolfgang Sawallisch (P) 1994
15 Winterstürme, wichen dem Wonnemond (Die Walküre)
Peter Seiffert tenor, Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin , Heinz Wallberg (P) 1992 EMI Electrola GmbH
16 Was am besten er kann...Nothung! Nothung! (Siegfried)
Siegfried Jerusalem & Peter Haage tenors, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Bernard Haitink (P) 1991

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