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CHAN 3140
(multiple CD Set)

Puccini: Arias

The Classical Shop
release date: February 2007

Originally recorded in 2006

Artists:

Opera North Orchestra


London Philharmonic Orchestra


Yves Abel


Gareth Hancock


Alastair Miles


Andrew Shore


Cynthia Haymon


Gregory Yurisich


Jane Eaglen


Jean Rigby


Mary Plazas


Robert Hayward


William Dazeley


Marie McLaughlin


Paul Charles Clarke


Mark Le Brocq


Peter Wedd


Susan Patterson


Cheryl Barker


Peter Sidhom


Colin Lee


Jonathan Summers


Dennis O'Neill


Alan Opie


Stuart Kale


New London Childrens Choir


Geoffrey Mitchell Choir



Record Label
Opera In English

Genre:

Opera in English


Orchestral & Concertos

Total Time - 148:52
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GIACOMO PUCCINI

(1858-1924)
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1 

'Darling Papa, I beg you' from Gianni Schicchi

2:18
  (O mio babbino caro)  
 Mary Plazas
2 

Butterfly's entrance from Madam Butterfly

3:37
 Stuart Kale
 Cheryl Barker
 Gregory Yurisich
 Yves Abel
3 

'The whole world over' from Madam Butterfly

3:39
  (Dovunque al mondo)  
 Paul Charles Clarke
 Gregory Yurisich
 Yves Abel
4 

'True love or fancy' from Madam Butterfly

3:32
  (Amore o grillo)  
 Paul Charles Clarke
 Gregory Yurisich
 Yves Abel
5 

'Our little house in the country' from Tosca

10:14
  (Non la sospiri la nostra casetta)  
 Jane Eaglen
 Dennis O'Neill
6 

'Ive a house in fair Honan' from Turandot

3:33
  (Ho una casa nell'Honan)  
 Peter Sidhom
 Mark Le Brocq
 Peter Wedd
7 

'Don't cry for me, Liù' from Turandot

3:01
  (Non pangere Liù)  
 Dennis O'Neill
8 

'One fine day' from Madam Butterfly

4:32
  (Un bel dì vedremo)  
 Cheryl Barker
 Yves Abel
9 

Flower Duet from Madam Butterfly

4:59
 Cheryl Barker
 Jean Rigby
 Yves Abel
10 

'Your tiny hand is frozen' from La bohème

4:41
  (Che gelida manina)  
 Dennis O'Neill
11 

'Yes, I'm always called Mimì' from La bohème

5:17
  (Sì, mi chiamano Mimì)  
 Cynthia Haymon
 Dennis O'Neill
12 

'Lovely maid in the moonlight' from La bohème

4:17
  (O suave fanciulla)  
 Dennis O'Neill
 Cynthia Haymon
13 

'Fair Doretta' from La rondine

3:08
  (Ch'il bel sogno di Doretto)  
 Susan Patterson
14 

'The city is a leafy tree in blossom' from Gianni Schicchi

2:37
  (Firenze è come un albero fiorito)  
 Colin Lee
 Gareth Hancock
15 

'Give me my palette' from Tosca

3:02
  (Recondita armonia)  
 Dennis O'Neill
 Andrew Shore
16 

'In the soft silken curtains' from Manon Lescaut

2:38
  (In quelle trine morbide)  
 Susan Patterson
17 

'Child from whose eyes' from Madam Buterfly

11:24
  (Bimba, dagli occhi pieni di malia)  
 Paul Charles Clarke
 Cheryl Barker
 Jean Rigby
 Yves Abel
   
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18 

Humming Chorus from Madam Butterfly

2:58
 Yves Abel
19 

'Empty, alone and so forsaken' from Manon Lescaut

4:05
  (Sola, perduta, abbandonata)  
 Susan Patterson
20 

'This love is shame' from Edgar

3:19
  (Questo amor, vergogna mia)  
 Robert Hayward
 Gareth Hancock
21 

'O Mimì, our love is over' from La bohème

3:27
  (O Mimì, tu più non torni)  
 Dennis O'Neill
 Alan Opie
22 

'As thro' the street I wander' from La bohème

5:00
  (Quando me'n vo' soletta per la via)  
 Marie McLaughlin
 Alan Opie
 Andrew Shore
 Cynthia Haymon
 Dennis O'Neill
 Alastair Miles
 William Dazeley
23 

'Nothing! All silent!' from Il tabarro

4:03
  (Nulla! Silenzio!)  
 Jonathan Summers
24 

Moon Chorus: 'Is the moon never rising?' from Turandot

4:49
25 

'Within this palace' from Turandot

6:07
  (In questa reggia)  
 Jane Eaglen
 Dennis O'Neill
26 

'You who with ice are shrouded' from Turandot

2:32
  (Tu che di gel sei cinta)  
 Mary Plazas
27 

'Let her believe' from The Girl of the Golden West

2:21
  (Ch'ella mi creda libero e lontano)  
 Dennis O'Neill
28 

'That your mother' from Madam Butterfly

3:09
  (Che tua madre dovrà prenderti in braccio)  
 Cheryl Barker
 Gregory Yurisich
 Yves Abel
29 

'Farewll, oh happy home' from Madam Butterfly

2:01
  (Addio, fiorito asil)  
 Paul Charles Clarke
 Gregory Yurisich
 Yves Abel
30 

'To the home that she left' from La bohème

3:19
  (D'onde lieta uscí)  
 Cynthia Haymon
31 

'Venerable garment, listen' from La bohème

1:51
  (Vecchia zimarra, senti)  
 Alastair Miles
32 

'Life has taught me singing and loving' from Tosca

3:26
  (Vissi d'arte)  
 Jane Eaglen
 Gregory Yurisich
33 

'All the stars shone in heaven' from Tosca

3:10
  (E lucevan le stelle)  
 Dennis O'Neill
34 

'Oh, hands of mercy' from Tosca

8:06
  (O dolci mani)  
 Dennis O'Neill
 Jane Eaglen
35 

'Still a child' from Sister Angelica

4:55
  (Senza mamma)  
 Mary Plazas
36 

'None may sleep' from Turandot

3:45
  (Nessum dorma)  
 Dennis O'Neill
  Unless otherwise stated, the orchestra is the Philharmona Orchestra, the conductor David Parry  
   
2-CDs for the price of only one mid-price disc.

This set includes brand new recordings – with premiere recordings of Manon Lescaut and La Rondine in English

Here is an excellent compilation as an introduction to opera as well as for die-hard Puccini fans

The soloists include Mary Plazas, Robert Hayward and Susan Patterson

One of the greatest romantic opera composers ever, this new release from Chandos Opera in English brings together one of the largest selection of Puccini arias, from the broadest number of Puccini operas available – it also brings together the only collection of Puccini arias sung in English. Chandos combines a broad miscellany including Madame Butterfly, Turandot, La Boheme, Tosca, Suor Angelica, Manon Lescant, La fanciulla del West, La Rondine and Gianni Schicchi.

This selection includes Puccini’s most passionate arias, and is a perfect collection for both those keen to discover more about Opera in English, as well established Puccini lovers.

This 2-CD set is available for the price of only one mid-price disc and includes premiere recordings in English – arias from Manon Lescaut and La Rodine.

This is a performance that will undoubtedly give much pleasure and merit repeated hearings.
BBC Music Magazine ‘Pick of the Month’ on CHAN 3070(2), Madame Butterfly

… an exquisite Marguerite from Mary Plazas. It’s am elegant and immaculate portrayal.
Opera on CHAN 3008(2), La Boheme

Reviews from original releases:
…one of the most formidable, vocally satisfying portrayals of the role of Tosca in years. The thrilling security with which she attacks one top note after another is a delight.
The Guardian on CHAN 3074(2), Tosca



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