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Prima Donna

The First Ladies of Opera

Renée Fleming, Anna Netrebko, Sylvia McNair, Cecilia Bartoli, Kiri Te Kanawa, Angela Gheorghiu, Karita Mattila, Barbara Hendricks, Anne Sofie von Otter, Montserrat Caballé, Elina Garanca, Danielle de Niese, Patricia Petibon, Magdalena Kožená, Sumi Jo, Nicole Cabell

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Contents

Puccini: Madama Butterfly / Act 2

Work length4:52
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  • Renée Fleming (soprano)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Charles Mackerras
  • Recorded: 1999-07-09
  • Recording Venue: The Colosseum, Watford

Un bel dì vedremo

Track length4:52
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Dvořák: Rusalka, Op. 114, B.203 / Act 1

Work length5:07
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  • Anna Netrebko (soprano)
  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Gianandrea Noseda
  • Recorded: 2003-03-17
  • Recording Venue: Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Wien

Mesicku na nebi hlubokém

Track length5:07
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Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 - Original version, Vienna 1786 - Act 2

Work length4:13
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  • Sylvia McNair (soprano)
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Sir Neville Marriner
  • Recorded: 1995-12
  • Recording Venue: Henry Wood Hall, London

"Porgi amor"

Track length4:13
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Bellini: Norma (Act 1)

Work length6:42
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  • Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano), Maria Goldschmidt (flute)
  • International Chamber Soloists, Orchestra La Scintilla
  • Ádám Fischer
  • Recorded: 2006-10-06
  • Recording Venue: Evangelisch -reformierte Kirchgemeinde, Zurich

"Casta Diva"

Track length6:42
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Handel: Samson HWV 57 / Act 3

Work length5:55
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  • Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet)
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Barry Rose
  • Recorded: 1984-06
  • Recording Venue: All Saints' Church, Tooting, London

Let The Bright Seraphim

Track length5:55
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Verdi: La forza del destino / Act 4

Work length5:40
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  • Angela Gheorghiu (soprano)
  • Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
  • Riccardo Chailly
  • Recorded: 1998-06
  • Recording Venue: Centro Telecinematografico Culturale, Milan

"Pace, pace, mio Dio"

Track length5:40
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Mozart: Così fan tutte, K.588 / Act 1

Work length6:43
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  • Karita Mattila (soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (contralto), Francisco Araiza (tenor), Thomas Allen (baritone), José van Dam (bass (vocal))
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Sir Neville Marriner
  • Recorded: 1989-07-24
  • Recording Venue: Walthamstow Assembly Hall/St. John's, Smith Square

"Temerari! Sortite!" - "Come scoglio!" - "Ah, non partite"

Track length6:43
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Puccini: Turandot / Act I

Work length2:49
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  • Barbara Hendricks (soprano)
  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Herbert von Karajan
  • Recorded: 1981-05-18
  • Recording Venue: Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Wien

"Signore, ascolta!"

Track length2:49
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Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 / Act 2

Work length2:47
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  • Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano)
  • The English Concert
  • Trevor Pinnock
  • Recorded: 1995-01-21
  • Recording Venue: Henry Wood Hall, London

"Voi che sapete"

Track length2:47
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Giordano, U: Andrea Chénier / Act 3

Work length5:28
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  • Montserrat Caballé (soprano)
  • National Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Riccardo Chailly
  • Recorded: 1982-08-26
  • Recording Venue: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London

"La mamma morta"

Track length5:28
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Rossini: Tancredi / Act I

Work length3:04
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  • Elina Garanča (mezzo-soprano)
  • Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
  • Roberto Abbado
  • Recorded: 2008-11-23
  • Recording Venue: Teatro Manzoni, Bologna

"Di tanti palpiti"

Track length3:04
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Handel: Semele HWV 58 / Act 1

Work length3:32
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  • Danielle de Niese (soprano)
  • Les Arts Florissants
  • William Christie
  • Recorded: 2007-05-12
  • Recording Venue: Notre Dame du Liban, Paris

Endless pleasure...

Track length3:32
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Massenet: Manon: Act 2

Work length2:16
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  • Patricia Petibon (soprano)
  • Opéra National de Lyon
  • Yves Abel
  • Recorded: 2003-04-11
  • Recording Venue: Opéra de Lyon

Adieu, notre petite table

Track length2:16
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Verdi: Don Carlos / Act 2

Work length4:23
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  • Marina Lodygensky (soprano), Magdalena Kozená (mezzo-soprano), Christophe Grapperon (chorus master)
  • Chorus Of Les Musiciens Du Louvre, Mahler Chamber Orchestra
  • Marc Minkowski
  • Recorded: 2002-12-10
  • Recording Venue: L'Eglise de Notre Dame du Liban, Paris

Chanson du Voile: "Au palais des fées"

Track length4:23
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Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 1

Work length4:46
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  • Sumi Jo (soprano)
  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Sir Georg Solti
  • Recorded: 1990-12
  • Recording Venue: Grossersaal, Konzerthaus, Vienna (Wien)

"O zittre nicht"

Track length4:46
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Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30 / Act 3

Work length3:01
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  • Sylvia McNair (soprano)
  • English Baroque Soloists
  • Sir John Eliot Gardiner
  • Recorded: 1991-05
  • Recording Venue: Henry Wood Hall, London

"Che fiero momento"

Track length3:01
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Mozart: Zaide, K.344 / Act 1

Work length5:26
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  • Renée Fleming (soprano)
  • Orchestra Of St. Luke's
  • Sir Charles Mackerras
  • Recorded: 1995-12
  • Recording Venue: Lefrak Concert Hall, Queen's College, New York

"Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben"

Track length5:26
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Puccini: La Bohème: Act 1

Work length4:52
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  • Angela Gheorghiu (soprano), Roberto Alagna (tenor)
  • Teatro alla Scala
  • Riccardo Chailly
  • Recorded: 1998-10
  • Recording Venue: Teatro Studio, Milan

"Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì"

Track length4:52
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Bellini: La Sonnambula / Act 2

Work length5:03
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  • Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano), Juan Diego Flórez (tenor)
  • Orchestra La Scintilla
  • Alessandro De Marchi
  • Recorded: 2007-07-09
  • Recording Venue: Evangelisch -reformierte Kirchgemeinde, Zurich

Ah! non credea mirarti si presto estinto, o fiore

Track length5:03
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Gounod: Faust, CG 4 / Act III

Work length6:28
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  • Anna Netrebko (soprano)
  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Gianandrea Noseda
  • Recorded: 2003-03-17
  • Recording Venue: Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Wien

Chanson du roi de Thule - Air des Bijoux

Track length6:28
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Charpentier, G: Louise / Act 3

Work length5:20
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  • Nicole Cabell (soprano)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Andrew Davis
  • Recorded: 2005-12-30
  • Recording Venue: The Colosseum, Watford

"Depuis le jour"

Track length5:20
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 Excerpt, Puccini: Suor Angelica

Work length5:05
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  • Barbara Hendricks (soprano)
  • Orchestre National de France
  • Lorin Maazel
  • Recorded: 1988-04
  • Recording Venue: Palais de l'Unesco, Paris

Senza mamma

Track length5:05
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Strauss, J, II: Casanova

Work length3:33
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  • Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano)
  • The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, Utah Symphony
  • Julius Rudel
  • Recorded: 1989-02
  • Recording Venue: The Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah

Nuns' Chorus

Track length3:33
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Handel: Ariodante HWV 33 / Act 3

Work length6:45
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  • Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano)
  • Les Musiciens du Louvre
  • Marc Minkowski
  • Recorded: 1997-01
  • Recording Venue: Theatre, Salle Molière, Poissy

"Dopo notte, atra e funesta"

Track length6:45
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Gounod: Roméo et Juliette / Act 1

Work length3:29
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  • Patricia Petibon (soprano)
  • Opéra National de Lyon
  • Yves Abel
  • Recorded: 2003-04-11
  • Recording Venue: Opéra de Lyon

"Ah, je veux vivre"

Track length3:29
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Donizetti: L'assedio di Calais / Act I

Work length3:31
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  • Elina Garanča (mezzo-soprano)
  • Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
  • Roberto Abbado
  • Recorded: 2008-11-23
  • Recording Venue: Teatro Manzoni, Bologna

"Al mio core"

Track length3:31
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Handel: Rinaldo, HWV 7a / Act 2

Work length5:02
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  • Danielle de Niese (soprano)
  • Les Arts Florissants
  • William Christie
  • Recorded: 2007-05-12
  • Recording Venue: Notre Dame du Liban, Paris

"Lascia ch'io pianga"

Track length5:02
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Puccini: Tosca / Act 2

Work length3:33
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  • Montserrat Caballé (soprano)
  • Royal Opera House Covent Garden
  • Sir Colin Davis
  • Recorded: 1976-07-09
  • Recording Venue: Watford Town Hall, London

"Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore"

Track length3:33
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Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K.620 / Act 2

Work length3:49
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  • Karita Mattila (soprano)
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Sir John Pritchard
  • Recorded: 1987-11-15
  • Recording Venue: St. John's Smith Square, London

"Ach, ich fühl's"

Track length3:49
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Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17 / Atto terzo

Work length5:28
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  • Magdalena Kozená (mezzo-soprano)
  • Les Musiciens du Louvre
  • Marc Minkowski
  • Recorded: 2002-11-26
  • Recording Venue: Vienna, Konzerthaus, Grosser Saal

No.37 Aria "Da tempeste il legno infranto"

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