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Opera Without Words
Pietro Mascagni, Giacomo Puccini, Georges Bizet
Opera Without Words
Genres: World Music, Pop, Classical
 
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Wonderful orchestral rendering of opera classics!
Fruit Loop | Down South | 08/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Opera fans will enjoy this collection of celebrated arias without vocals for rest and relaxation. From the thrilling "March of the Toreadors" to the plaintive "Madame Butterfly" this CD is a great background for easy listening, romantic dinners, or just the drive to and from work. Even people who don't like opera can enjoy this one."
A real treat
Kurt A. Johnson | North-Central Illinois, USA | 09/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This wonderful CD, is a collection of some 23 arias, drawn from the works of such maestros as Pietro Mascagni, Guiseppe Verdi, and Engelbert Humperdinck (no, the German composer...sorry, I couldn't resist!). All of the tunes sound excellent, performed to perfection by Russian-American conductor and arranger Andre Kostelanetz and his orchestra. Overall, I found this to be a real treat to listen to, with lively arias that will not send any passionate music fan to sleep. I especially loved Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana, Verdi's Celeste Aida, and of course Bizet's March of the Toreadors.

So, if you like could orchestral music, then I must say that you will like this CD. I love it and give it my highest recommendations!"
Song list incorrect, though !
Untung P. Siahaan | Jakarta, Indonesia | 05/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In the back cover of song list, "Celeste Aida" is printed BEFORE "La donna e mobile", while in the song list inside, there is no such song. In reality, the disk does have a "Celeste Aida", but it's number 14, as the list in Amazon.com. This "Celeste Aida" has the complete tune compared to that of "Verdi Without Words".The music is marvellous."