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|Thomas Allen, Gabriel Bacquier, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau|
100 Best Opera Classics
No Description Available. Genre: Classical Music Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 29-AUG-2006
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Genre: Classical Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 29-AUG-2006
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N. Freidin | Huntington, WV | 10/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A collection of 100 individual arias and ensembles from the EMI catalogue of complete opera recordings made between 1955 and 2003. It includes a wide selection from popular operas by Italian, Austrian, German, Russian and French composers. The French are especially well represented unlike most such anthologies. And a few more obscure contributions are thrown in, like an aria from Catalani's La Wally. A judicious balance of musical periods and styles, and the very best singers of the last half of the last century. And remarkably, the whole collection of 6 CDs, over 7 hours of music, is being sold for the cost of only 1 CD !"
SONNET CLV | Paradise, Montana | 01/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What can one say but "Bravo!" to EMI's 6-CD box set "100 BEST OPERA CLASSICS." The title says it all.
This is the perfect collection for both the committed opera follower or the mildly interested or newbie. Or for anyone who wants to know what the fuss over opera is all about. This music is guaranteed to tell you -- to delight and inform at the same time.
All the major classics are here --"Voi che sapete" from Mozart's FIGARO, "Un bel di vedremo" from Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY, "Vesti la giubba" from Leoncavallo's PAGLIACCI ... and that is listing only three of the 20 tracks on disc one. Plenty more where that comes from, and all of it worthwhile. You get a fine sampling of great moments from Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, Wagner, Gluck, Beethoven, Bizet ... the list goes on. I would bet you could not name a classic opera that is not represented with its best known aria. I'll bet you'll find a few selections on these six discs that surprise even you.
In any case, I'm glad I purchased my collection. So what if I already own full productions of many of these pieces. Like a lot of the finer things in life, one can never get enough opera.
Buy this. Enjoy this. You will be the better for it.
Opera or not
Janet C. Bailey | New England | 02/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For those new to opera, this set is an excellent provider of a wide variety of operatic works, rendered by artists well known even to non-opera officionados."