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A TO Z OF OPERA

A-Z of Opera
2 CDs
762-page book
Naxos 8.555037-38
ISBN 9-6263-4710-4

A-Z of Opera is a 762-page, illustrated book, accompanied by two-and-a-half hours of opera's most glorious and moving moments on two CDs, and reflects the ever-growing Naxos catalogue of recordings, ranging from Monteverdi to the contemporary. A-Z of Opera provides a wide range of information on operas and their composers, from Handel's Rinaldo to Mozart's Die Zauberflote, and beyond. It features plot synopses, background details and cast lists for hundreds of operas including well-known standards as well as opera rarities. In addition, there is a wealth of information about all the great composers and a glossary of key musical and operatic terms.


Disc 1

Monteverdi, Claudio
Striggio, Alessandro, lyricist(s)

  L'Orfeo: Sinfonia - Ecco pur ch'a voi
1.   L'Orfeo: Sinfonia - Ecco pur ch'a voi 00:01:41

Purcell, Henry
Tate, Nahum, lyricist(s)

  Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: When I am laid in earth
2.   Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626: When I am laid in earth 00:03:52

Handel, George Frideric
Rossi, Giacomo, lyricist(s)

  Rinaldo, HWV 7, Act II Scene 4: Lascia ch'io pianga (Let me Lament)
3.   Rinaldo, HWV 7, Act II Scene 4: Lascia ch'io pianga (Let me Lament) 00:03:47

Handel, George Frideric
Minato, Nicolo, lyricist(s)

  Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40, Act I: Ombra mai fu, "Largo"
4.   Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40, Act I: Ombra mai fu, "Largo" 00:02:48

Gluck, Christoph Willibald
Moline, Pierre Louis, lyricist(s)

  Orfeo ed Euridice, Act II: Dance of the Blessed Spirits
5.   Orfeo ed Euridice, Act II: Dance of the Blessed Spirits 00:06:06

Gluck, Christoph Willibald
Calzabigi, Ranieri, lyricist(s)

  Alceste, Act I: Ombre larve
6.   Alceste, Act I: Ombre larve 00:03:48

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Da Ponte, Lorenzo, lyricist(s)

  Don Giovanni, K. 527, Act I: Madamina!, il catalogo e questo, "Catalogue Aria"
7.   Don Giovanni, K. 527, Act I: Madamina!, il catalogo e questo, "Catalogue Aria" 00:05:42
  Cosi fan tutte, K. 588, Act I: Soave sia il vento
8.   Cosi fan tutte, K. 588, Act I: Soave sia il vento 00:03:12
  Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492, Act I: Non più andrai
9.   Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492, Act I: Non più andrai 00:03:50

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Schikaneder, Emanuel, lyricist(s)

  Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K. 620, Act II: Der Holle Rache … (Queen of the Night)
10.   Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), K. 620, Act II: Der Holle Rache … (Queen of the Night) 00:02:54

Beethoven, Ludwig van
Bouilly, Jean Nicolas, lyricist(s)

  Fidelio, Op. 72, Act I: Abscheulicher!
11.   Fidelio, Op. 72, Act I: Abscheulicher! 00:07:27

Weber, Carl Maria von
Kind, Johann Friedrich, lyricist(s)

  Der Freischutz, Act III: Was gleicht wohl auf Erden, "Huntsmen's Chorus"
12.   Der Freischutz, Act III: Was gleicht wohl auf Erden, "Huntsmen's Chorus" 00:02:39

Rossini, Gioachino
Sterbini, Cesare, lyricist(s)

  Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), Act I: Largo al factotum
13.   Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), Act I: Largo al factotum 00:04:36

Donizetti, Gaetano
Romani, Felice, lyricist(s)

  L'elisir d'amore, Act II: Una furtiva lagrima
14.   L'elisir d'amore, Act II: Una furtiva lagrima 00:05:11

Bellini, Vincenzo
Pepoli, Carlo, lyricist(s)

  I puritani (The Puritans), Act II: Qui la voce sua soave
15.   I puritani (The Puritans), Act II: Qui la voce sua soave 00:05:26

Verdi, Giuseppe
Piave, Francesco Maria, lyricist(s)

  La traviata, Act I: Un di felice eterea, "Love Duet"
16.   La traviata, Act I: Un di felice eterea, "Love Duet" 00:03:06

Verdi, Giuseppe
Solera, Temistocle, lyricist(s)

  Nabucco, Act III: Va pensiero, "Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves"
17.   Nabucco, Act III: Va pensiero, "Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves" 00:04:41

Verdi, Giuseppe

  Aida, Act II: Grand March
18.   Aida, Act II: Grand March 00:01:43

Verdi, Giuseppe
Boito, Arrigo, lyricist(s)

  Falstaff, Act II: E sogno o realita
19.   Falstaff, Act II: E sogno o realita 00:06:09


Disc 2

Verdi, Giuseppe
Piave, Francesco Maria, lyricist(s)

  Rigoletto, Act III: La donna e mobile
1.   Rigoletto, Act III: La donna e mobile 00:02:15

Wagner, Richard
Wagner, Richard, lyricist(s)

  Die Walkure, Act III: Ride of the Valkyries
2.   Die Walkure, Act III: Ride of the Valkyries 00:05:25
  Tannhauser, Act III: Begluckt darf nun dich, "Pilgrims' Chorus"
3.   Tannhauser, Act III: Begluckt darf nun dich, "Pilgrims' Chorus" 00:03:46

Catalani, Alfredo
Illica, Luigi, lyricist(s)

  La Wally, Act I: Ebben Ne andro lontana
4.   La Wally, Act I: Ebben Ne andro lontana 00:03:30

Dvořák, Antonín
Kvapil, Jaroslav, lyricist(s)

  Rusalka, Op. 114, Act I: O Silver Moon, "Song to the Moon"
5.   Rusalka, Op. 114, Act I: O Silver Moon, "Song to the Moon" 00:05:54

Puccini, Giacomo
Forzano, Giovacchino, lyricist(s)

  Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro
6.   Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro 00:02:21

Puccini, Giacomo
Giacosa, Giuseppe / Illica, Luigi, lyricist(s)

  La bohème, Act I: Che gelida manina
7.   La bohème, Act I: Che gelida manina 00:04:26
  Madama Butterfly, Act II: Un bel di, vedremo
8.   Madama Butterfly, Act II: Un bel di, vedremo 00:04:37
  Tosca, Act III: E lucevan le stelle
9.   Tosca, Act III: E lucevan le stelle 00:03:01

Puccini, Giacomo
Adami, Giuseppe / Simoni, Renato, lyricist(s)

  Turandot, Act III: Nessun dorma
10.   Turandot, Act III: Nessun dorma 00:03:02

Delibes, Léo
Gondinet, Edmond / Gille, Philippe, lyricist(s)

  Lakme, Act I: Dome epais, "Flower Duet"
11.   Lakme, Act I: Dome epais, "Flower Duet" 00:05:26

Massenet, Jules

  Thais, Act II: Meditation
12.   Thais, Act II: Meditation 00:04:41

Bizet, Georges
Meilhac, Henri / Halevy, Ludovic, lyricist(s)

  Carmen, Act I: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle, "Habanera"
13.   Carmen, Act I: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle, "Habanera" 00:04:52

Bizet, Georges
Cormon, Eugene / Carre, Michel, lyricist(s)

  Les pecheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers), Act I: Au fond du temple saint
14.   Les pecheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers), Act I: Au fond du temple saint 00:05:52

Leoncavallo, Ruggero
Weatherly, Frederick Edward / Leoncavallo, Ruggero, lyricist(s)

  Pagliacci, Act I: Recitar!… Vesti la giubba
15.   Pagliacci, Act I: Recitar!… Vesti la giubba 00:03:14

Mascagni, Pietro
Targioni-Tozzetti, Giovanni / Menasci, Guido, lyricist(s)

  Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo
16.   Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo 00:03:42

Giordano, Umberto
Illica, Luigi, lyricist(s)

  Andrea Chenier, Act IV: Come un bel di di maggio
17.   Andrea Chenier, Act IV: Come un bel di di maggio 00:02:55

Szymanowski, Karol
Iwaszkiewicz, Jaroslaw, lyricist(s)

  King Roger, Act II: Roxana's aria
18.   King Roger, Act II: Roxana's aria 00:04:24

Korngold, Erich Wolfgang
Schott, Paul, lyricist(s)

  Die tote Stadt, Act I: Gluck, das mir verblieb, "Mariettas Lied"
19.   Die tote Stadt, Act I: Gluck, das mir verblieb, "Mariettas Lied" 00:05:36

Total Playing Time: 02:37:37






Composer(s):
Beethoven, Ludwig van; Bellini, Vincenzo; Bizet, Georges; Catalani, Alfredo; Delibes, Léo; Donizetti, Gaetano; Dvořák, Antonín; Giordano, Umberto; Gluck, Christoph Willibald; Handel, George Frideric; Korngold, Erich Wolfgang; Leoncavallo, Ruggero; Mascagni, Pietro; Massenet, Jules; Monteverdi, Claudio; Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Puccini, Giacomo; Purcell, Henry; Rossini, Gioachino; Szymanowski, Karol; Verdi, Giuseppe; Wagner, Richard; Weber, Carl Maria von

Lyricist(s):
Adami, Giuseppe; Boito, Arrigo; Bouilly, Jean Nicolas; Calzabigi, Ranieri; Carre, Michel; Cormon, Eugene; Da Ponte, Lorenzo; Forzano, Giovacchino; Giacosa, Giuseppe; Gille, Philippe; Gondinet, Edmond; Halevy, Ludovic; Illica, Luigi; Iwaszkiewicz, Jaroslaw; Kind, Johann Friedrich; Kvapil, Jaroslav; Leoncavallo, Ruggero; Meilhac, Henri; Menasci, Guido; Minato, Nicolo; Moline, Pierre Louis; Pepoli, Carlo; Piave, Francesco Maria; Romani, Felice; Rossi, Giacomo; Schikaneder, Emanuel; Schott, Paul; Simoni, Renato; Solera, Temistocle; Sterbini, Cesare; Striggio, Alessandro; Targioni-Tozzetti, Giovanni; Tate, Nahum; Wagner, Richard; Weatherly, Frederick Edward

Conductor(s):
Dohnanyi, Oliver; Halasz, Michael; Humburg, Will; Kovacs, Laszlo; Leitner, Konrad; Morandi, Pier Giorgio; Mund, Uwe; Ostman, Arnold; Rahbari, Alexander; Saccani, Ricco; Segerstam, Leif; Selmeczi, Gyorgy; Stryja, Karol; Vartolo, Sergio; Wildner, Johannes

Orchestra(s):
Belgian Radio and Television Philharmonic Orchestra; Budapest Failoni Chamber Orchestra; Camerata Transsylvanica; Capella Istropolitana; Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra; Failoni Orchestra, Budapest; Hungarian State Opera Orchestra; Ireland National Symphony Orchestra; Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra; Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra; San Petronio Cappella Musicale Orchestra; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Vienna Mozart Orchestra

Ensemble(s):
Camerata Budapest; Scholars Baroque Ensemble

Choir(s):
Bratislava Children's Choir; Drottningholm Theatre Chorus; Hungarian Radio Chorus; Royal Swedish Opera Chorus; Slovak Philharmonic Choir; Slovak Philharmonic Chorus; Tomtberga School Children's Choir

Artist(s):
Alperyn, Graciela; Amps, Kym; Borowska, Joanna; Carolis, Natale de; Dalayman, Katarina; Gauci, Miriam; Harper, Thomas; Kertesi, Ingrid; Kohutkova, Adriana; Krause, Monika; Kwon, Hellen; La Scola, Vincenzo; Lamberti, Giorgio; Lotric, Janez; Martin, Andrea; Martinucci, Nicola; Mikuláš, Peter; Morozov, Igor; Nielsen, Inga; Orgonasova, Luba; Ramiro, Yordy; Ringholz, Teresa; Selmeczi, Janos; Servile, Roberto; Slepkovska, Denisa; Sunnegardh, Thomas; Valaskova, Jana; Welch, Jonathan; Yachmi, Rohangiz; Zagorzanka, Barbara

Label: Naxos Educational

Genre: Opera; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Baroque; Classical; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.555037-38

Barcode: 0747313503728

Physical Release: 11/2000

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