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Operas

This series presents legendary Decca opera recordings in new and fresh packaging, showcasing many of the greatest opera recordings ever made. Several of these recordings have been unavailable for many years, so see a welcome return to the catalogue.

Here you will find legendary recordings of Tosca (Freni & Pavarotti), Norma (Sutherland & Pavarotti), Aida (Chiara & Pavarotti) as well as several important rarer opera recordings such as Giordano’s Fedora, Krenek’s Jonny spielt auf, Massenet’s Esclarmonde, Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina and Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh.

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$12.75

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Jessye Norman (Ariadne/Prima Donna), Edita Gruberova (Zerbinetta), Julia Varady (Komponist), Paul Frey (Bacchus/Tenor), Olaf Bär (Harlekin), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Musiklehrer)

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur

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Tito Gobbi (Nabucco), Elena Souliotis (Abigaille), Carlo Cava (Zaccaria), Bruno Prevedi (Ismaele), Dora Carral (Fenena), Giovanni Foiani (Gran Sacerdote), Walter Kräutler (Abdallo), Anna D'Auria (Anna)

Vienna Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Lamberto Gardelli

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Sung in English

Steve Davislim (Oberon), Frances Bourne (Puck), Hillevi Martinpelto (Reiza), Jonas Kaufmann (Huon), William Dazely (Sherasmin), Marina Comparato (Fatima), Katharine Fuge (First mermaid), Charlotte Mobbs (Second mermaid)

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot...

It would be hard to overestimate the importance of this recording of Weber's final opera. More…

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José Carreras (Corrado), Clifford Grant (Giovanni), Jessye Norman (Medora), Montserrat Caballé (Gulnara), Giampietro Mastromei (Seid), John Noble (Selimo), Alexander Oliver (Eunuco)

New Philharmonia Orchestra & Ambrosian Singers, Lamberto Gardelli

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Mirella Freni (Tosca), Luciano Pavarotti (Cavaradossi), Sherrill Milnes (Scarpia), Italo Tajo (Sagristano), Richard Van Allan (Angelotti), Michel Sénéchal (Spoletta), Paul Hudson (Sciarrone), Walter Baratti (Un pastore), John Tomlinson (Un carceriere)

National Philharmonic Orchestra, Nicola...

The great merit of this new version of Tosca...is that the stage picture is so clear, with the words sharply audible from beginning to end...Pavarotti makes an unusually positive and bright-eyed... More…

2 CDs

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Samuel Ramey (Oberto), Maria Guleghina (Leonora), Sara Fulgoni (Imelda), Violeta Urmana (Cuniza), Stuart Neill (Riccardo)

Academy of st. Martin in the Fields & London Voices, Neville Marriner

Verdi's first opera is an uneven work but with some fine inventive passages within a Donizettian framework. This is a fine recording, though lacks theatrical atmosphere. More…

2 CDs

$12.75

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This release includes a digital booklet