This is one such CD. Is it the "Best Opera Album in the World"? Probably not or at least arguable. What it does is provide the listener with an introduction to this long standing genre of music. 3 people found this helpful.
The Best Opera Singers of All Time The Best Living Opera Singers The Best Opera Songs Ever Written The Greatest Classical Composers The Best Tenors of All Time History's Best Female Opera Singers The Greatest Sopranos of All Time The Greatest Pianists of All Time The Greatest Symphonies History's Best Classical Pianists The Best Classical Pianists Alive The World's Greatest. The operas listed here are classics. Many have been enjoyed by opera lovers for centuries, in fact. Some are tragedies, and they'll bring tears to even the driest of eyes (Puccini's 'La boheme' comes to mind, as does his 'Madame Butterfly' and Verdi's 'La traviata').
This CD set presents an extensive opera sampler of mostly arias, with some famous choruses as well, such as Va, Pensiero from Verdi's Nabucco. Not only does the listener get to listen to these arias from the French, Italian, and German standards, he or she is able to compare certain classes of voices. As for tenors, the "three" are certainly represented, and one is able to compare Carreras' palpable excitement and exquisite diction with Domingo's power, and the early Pavarotti's silvery, exquisite timbre with Alfredo Kraus' lyricism and Roberto Alagna's.
El Mejor Album De Opera Del Mundo (2xCD, Comp). EMI, EMI. 7243 5 66303 2 1, CMS 5 66303 2.
Verdi: Nabucco, Act 3: "Va pensiero" (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) - Giuseppe Verdi, Bernard Haitink, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Dôme épais, le jasmin" (Lakmé, Mallika) - Léo Delibes, Alain Lombard, Orchestre Du Theatre National De L'opera-comique. 9. Puccini: Gianni Schicchi: "O mio babbino caro" (Lauretta) - Giacomo Puccini, Victoria de los Ángeles, Gabriele Santini, Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma.
Songs Le jugement de Paris (03:50, 320Kb/s). New Philharmonia Orchestra - "La donna è mobile" (02:21, 320Kb/s). London Philharmonic Orchestra - "Ah, je veux vivre" (03:40, 320Kb/s). On this page you can listen to the album, get information about the album, see the list of songs and much more. Listen online and stay in a good mood. Org Album: The Opera Album 2011 (2011).
Request an album send to friend. 100 Best Opera Classics CD3 (1987). Bitrate (quality): 128. mp3. 1. Orfeo Ed Euridice (Italian Version), Opera In 3 Acts, Wq. 30 Che Farò Senza Euridice? Gluck. 2. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), Opera, K. 620: Der Vogelfänger Bin Ich Ja. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 3. Don Giovanni, Opera, K. 527: Finch'Han Dal Vino. 5. Fidelio, Opera, Op. 72: Abscheulicher! Ludwig Van Beethoven.