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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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  • Joan Sutherland (Violetta), Luciano Pavarotti (Alfredo), Matteo Manuguerra (Giorgio Germont), Della Jones (Flora), Marjon Lambriks (Annina), Jonathan Summers (Barone Douphol), John Tomlinson (Marchese d'Obigny)

    The London Opera Chorus & The National Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

    Sutherland's second studio Traviata shows her on mature if still considerable form alongside the ebullient Pavarotti and the considered Matteo Manuguerra. 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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  • Cecilia Bartoli (Cenerentola), William Matteuzzi (Ramiro), Enzo Dara (Don Magnifico), Alessandro Corbelli (Dandini), Fernanda Costa (Clorinda), Gloria Banditelli (Tisbe), Michele Pertusi (Alidoro)

    Orchestra & Chorus of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Riccardo Chailly

    All eyes and ears, inevitably, are on Bartoli, and she doesn't disappoint...The singing itself is ravishing. At the same time, the performance makes dramatic sense...Decca provide a superb Alidoro,... More…

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    $24.00

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  • Leo Nucci (Rigoletto), June Anderson (Gilda), Luciano Pavarotti (Il Duca di Mantova), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Sparafucile), Shirley Verrett (Maddalena), Natale de Carolis (Monterone), Roberto Scaltriti (Marullo), Piero De Palma (Borsa)

    Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Riccardo Chailly

    the vigour and extreme originality of the score is realized...the best reason for acquiring this set is for Pavarotti's delightfully airy and confident Duke of Mantua. Surpassing even his own... More…

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  • Ann Murray (Hänsel), Edita Gruberova (Gretel), Christa Ludwig (Witch), Gwyneth Jones (Gertrud), Barbara Bonney (Sandmännchen), Christiane Oelze (Taumännchen)

    Staatskapelle Dresden, Colin Davis

    Sir Colin Davis has rarely conducted a more glowing opera performance on record than this. It is his inspired direction, beautifully paced, as though captured live, which above all compels attention...the... More…

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