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Legendary Performances of Corelli [Box Set]
Tito Gobbi, Lino Puglisi, Giangiacomo Guelfi
Legendary Performances of Corelli [Box Set]
Genres: Pop, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (19) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #4
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #5
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #6
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #7
  •  Track Listings (17) - Disc #8
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #9
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #10
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #11
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #12
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #13
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #14

Seven complete operas starring the great Franco Corelli! Seven great live opera recordings at budget price in one space-saving set, featuring a twenty-four-page booklet with biographies, detailed listings, and historic pho...  more »

      
   
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Seven complete operas starring the great Franco Corelli! Seven great live opera recordings at budget price in one space-saving set, featuring a twenty-four-page booklet with biographies, detailed listings, and historic photos! Exciting live recordings taped 1954-1964. Franco Corelli (1921-2003), by virtue of his thrilling tenor voice and handsome stage presence, was one of the most popular opera singers on the international scene in the third quarter of the twentieth century, facing only a handful of serious rivals. At the height of his career, Corelli displayed a melodious legato, a big and noble sonority, and a remarkable ability to project a vivid personality into the interpretation of his best roles. He was heard in the great opera houses around the world, partnered with the greatest sopranos of the day including Callas, Tebaldi, Nilsson, and Sutherland. Corelli is considered by many to have been the last of the great Italian "heroic tenors."

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An All-Star Opera Festival and such a low price!
Joe Di | 04/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I could call this set a treasure for opera fans. I have a few of this Bravissimo Opera Library Box Sets and I would say this is the best among them. The set not only features the great voice of Corelli, in each opera a great soprano sings against him. Callas, Sutherland, Nilsson, Price, Milanov, Tebaldi are all in this set. The sound and recording is much better than other sets. Other than voices of coughing and hands clapping at times, there is nothing much to disturb the listener.

If you are a beginner of opera, you should definitely get this set. Most famous operas and most famous stars all together.

If you are an opera fanatic and already have a good collection, this set could still have a good part in your library, if you dont already have the same live recordings.

Below is a detailed account of what you will get:

PAGLIACCI/Leoncavallo(1954)
Franco Corelli, Tito Gobbi, Mafalda Micheluzzi
Conductor: Alfredo Simonetto
RAI Orchesttra&Chorus, Milan

TOSCA/Puccini(1957)
Franco Corelli, Zinka Milanov, Giangiacomo Guelfi
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Orchestra&Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

ANDREA CHENIER(1960)
Franco Corelli,Renata Tebaldi, Ettore Bastianini
Conductor: Lovro Von Matacic
Chorus of the Vienna State Opera&Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

POLIUTO(1960)
Franco Corelli, Maria Callas, Ettore Bastianini, Nicola Zaccaria
Conductor: Antonino Votto
Orchestra&Chorus of La Scala, Milan

LES HUGUENOTS(1962)
Franco Corelli, Joan Sutherland, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Giulietta Simionato
Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Orchestra&Chorus of La Scala, Milan

IL TROVATORE(1962)
Franco Corelli, Leontyne Price, Ettore Bastianini, Giulietta Simionato
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Chorus of the Vienna State Opera&Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

TURANDOT(1964)
Franco Corelli, Birgit Nilsson, Galina Vishnevskaya
Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Orchestra&Chorus of La Scala, Milan


There is a 24 page booklet in the box which features an article about Corelli and Recordings, a few photos and details of the recordings.

Boxing may be a problem for you as in all Bravissimo sets, CDs are placed in plain sleeves but the external cover is a hard material and is enough to protect them.

Price is really low for this set."