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Opera Classics [Album download]


New recording! A collection of arias, duets and popular orchestral excerpts, Opera Classics features well-known music by some of the most celebrated composers of all time: Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901), Jules Massenet (1842–1912), Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) and Pietro Mascagni (1863–1945).

Tracks include rarely recorded gems from the operas Simon Boccanegra, Werther, Edgar, L’Amico Fritz and Le Cid, as well as orchestral favourites Capriccio sinfonico and the Overture from I vespri siciliani - all conducted by Renato Balsadonna, the celebrated Chorus Director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, since 2004.


Renato Balsadonna Conductor
Susana Gaspar Soprano
David Butt Philip Tenor
Colin Schachat Baritone
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Track listing

  1. VERDI I vespri siciliani: Overture
  2. VERDI Simon Boccanegra: O inferno, cielo pietoso
  3. MASSENET Le Cid: Pleurez, pleurez mes yeux
  4. MASSENET Werther: Pourquoi me reveiller
  5. MASSENET Werther: Elle m’aime
  6. PUCCINI Capriccio sinfonico
  7. PUCCINI Edgar: Addio, mio dolce amor
  8. PUCCINI Edgar: Questo amor, vergogna mia
  9. MASCAGNI L’Amico Fritz: Cherry Duet
  10. MASCAGNI L’Amico Fritz: Vediamo un po’!

You may also like Opera Gala at Cadogan Hall on Thursday 15 September, featuring Renato Balsadonna, Susana Gaspar and Colin Schachat. 

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