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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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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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Roberto Alagna (Rodolfo), Angela Gheorghiu (Mimi), Elisabetta Scano (Musetta), Simon Keenlyside (Marcello), Ildebrando d' Arcangelo (Colline), Roberto de Candia (Schaunard), Alfredo Mariotti (Benoit/Alcindoro)

Teatro alla Scala, Riccardo Chailly

Puccini's romance shines brightly, with plenty of detail and lively conducting from Riccardo Chailly, Gheorghiu, Alagna, Keenlyside and D'Arcangelo provide highlights. More…

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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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Gwyneth Jones (Helena), Matti Kastu (Menelaus), Dinah Bryant (Hermione), Barbara Hendricks (Aithra), Willard White (Altair), Birgit Finnilä (Die alles-wissendes Muschel), Curtis Rayam (Da-Ud)

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati

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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…

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Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Heliane), René Pape (Porter), Nicolai Gedda (Blind Judge), Martin Petzold (Young Man), Hartmut Welker (Ruler), John de Haan (Stranger)

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Rundfunkchor Berlin, John Mauceri

Decca have done the piece proud. The recording is wide-ranging. John Mauceri conducts with conviction and with enthusiasm (perhaps a bit too much of it at times). Choral sopranos sail fearlessly... More…

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Joan Sutherland (Lucia), Luciano Pavarotti (Edgardo), Sherrill Milnes (Enrico), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Raimondo), Ryland Davies (Arturo), Huguette Tourangeau (Alisa), Pier Francesco Poli (Normanno)

Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Richard Bonynge

Though some of the girlish freshness of voice which marked the 1961 recording had disappeared by the 1971 set, Sutherland's detailed understanding was intensified. Power is there as well as delicacy,... More…

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Joan Sutherland (Norma), Luciano Pavarotti (Pollione), Montserrat Caballé (Adalgisa), Samuel Ramey (Oroveso)

Orchestra & Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Richard Bonynge

Though Dame Joan Sutherland was 58 when her second Norma recording was made, her singing is still impressive, but Pavarotti is in some ways the set's greatest strength, easily expressive as Pollione More…

3 CDs

$19.00

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This release includes a digital booklet