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100 Hits - Opera [Box set]

Various Artists Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (5 April 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: DMG 100
  • ASIN: B003BWQEVI
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,128 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. La Donna È Mobile - RigolettoMario Lanza 2:14£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. One Fine Day - Madame ButterflyMaria Callas 4:29£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Nessun Dorma - TurandotJussi Bjorling 3:21£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Vissi D'Arte - ToscaMaria Callas 3:16£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Celeste Aida - AidaMario Lanza 4:23£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Che Gelida Manina - La BohèmeMario Lanza 5:04£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. My Beloved Father - Gianni SchicciElisabeth Schwarzkopf 2:53£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Flower Song - CarmenJussi Bjorling 4:02£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Voi Che Sapate - The Marriage Of FigaroSena Jurinac 2:42£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Donna Non Vidi Mai - Manon LescautJussi Bjorling 2:32£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Largo Al Factotum - The Barber Of SevilleTito Gobbi 4:44£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. What Is Life Without Thee - Orfeo Ed EuridiceKirsten Flagsted 4:19£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. On With The Motley - PagliacciMario Lanza 3:37£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Non Più Andrai - The Marriage Of FigaroErich Kunz 3:28£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Come Un Bel Di Di Maggio - Andrea ChenierJussi Bjorling 3:35£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Near The Ramparts - CarmenSolange Michel 3:30£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. The Flower Duet - LakméMado Robin 2:36£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Queen Of The Night's Aria - The Magic FluteErna Berger 2:48£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Di Quella Pira - Il TravatoreMario del Monaco 3:33£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Soave Fanciulla - La BohèmeJussi Bjorling 4:05£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Soldiers' Chorus - FaustThe Chorus And Orchestra Of The Paris Opera 3:21£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves - NabuccoThe Chorus And Orchestra Of The RAI Turin 4:39£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Easter Hymn - Cavalleria RusticanaMaria Callas 3:52£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Anvil Chorus - Il TrovatoreThe Chorus And Orchestra Of Maggio Musicale Florentino 2:54£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Humming Chorus - Madame ButterflyRome Opera House Orchestra & Chorus 2:24£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Soldiers' Chorus - Il TrovatoreThe Chorus And Orchestra Of Maggio Musicale Florentino 2:21£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Waltz And Chorus - FaustErnest Blanc 4:19£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Bridal Chorus - LohengrinThe Beyreuth Festival Orchestra And Chorus 4:45£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Toreador's Song - CarmenThe Chorus And Orchestra Of The Opera-Comique, Paris 4:48£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Bell Chorus - I PagliacciThe Orchestra And Chorus, La Scala, Milan 4:04£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Brindisi - La TraviataGiani Poggi 3:04£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Pilgrims Chorus - TannhäuserThe Beyreuth Festival Orchestra And Chorus 4:23£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Waltz And Chorus - Eugene OneginThe Boston Pops Orchestra 6:12£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen34. Intermezzo - MignonThe Brussels Theatre De La Monnaie Chorus, And The Belgian National Orchestra 1:49£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Polovtsian Dance No. 4 - Prince IgorRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra 2:20£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen36. Habanera - CarmenSolange Michel 3:41£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Servants Chorus - Don PasqualeThe Orchestra And Chorus, La Scala, Milan 3:30£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen38. Vin Ou Biere - FaustVictor Autran 4:34£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen39. Déposons Les Armes - FaustThe Orchestra And Chorus Of The Paris Opera 2:56£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Gloria All'Egitto, Triumphal March - AidaVienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus 3:08£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen41. Duet - The Pearl FishersJussi Bjorling 4:34£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen42. Silver Moon - RusalkaJoan Hammond 4:36£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen43. Paradiso - L'AfricaineJussi Bjorling 3:31£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen44. Casta Diva - NormaMaria Callas 5:34£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen45. And The Stars Were Shining - ToscaGiuseppe di Stefano 3:35£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen46. In Quelle Trine Morbide - Manon LescautMaria Callas 2:46£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen47. Mi Tradi Quell'Alma Ingrata - Don GiovanniElisabeth Schwarzkopf 5:36£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen48. Ecco Ridente In Cielo - The Barber Of SevilleLuigi Alva 4:14£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen49. Largo - SerseKathleen Ferrier 4:40£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen50. Porgi Amor - The Marriage Of FigaroElisabeth Schwarzkopf 4:02£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen51. The Doll Song - The Tales Of HoffmanGwen Catley 3:56£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen52. Il Mio Tesoro - Don GiovanniLuigi Alva 4:40£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen53. Di Tale Amor - Il TravatoreRenata Tebaldi 1:23£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen54. Recondita Armonia - ToscaMario Lanza 2:43£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen55. Dolci Mani - ToscaJussi Bjorling 1:42£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen56. Ah! Dite Alla Giovine - La TraviataRenata Tebaldi And Gianni Protti 4:12£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen57. Parmi Veder Le Lagrime - RigolettoMario Lanza 4:40£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen58. Waltz Song - Romeo And JulietGwen Catley 3:47£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen59. Deh Vieni Alla Finestra - Don GiovanniEberhard Wachter 1:53£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen60. Di Provenza Il Mar - La TraviataGianni Poggi 3:38£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen61. Overture - Donna DianaLondon Symphony Orchestra 5:27£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen62. Meditation - ThaisRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra 5:16£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen63. Barcarolle - The Tales Of HoffmanRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra 3:57£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen64. The Ride Of The Valkyries - Die ValkyrieThe Boston Pops Orchestra 5:15£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen65. Coronation March - Le ProphèteDetroit Symphony Orchestra 4:19£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen66. Intermezzo - Cavalleria RusticanaThe Orchestra And Chorus, La Scala, Milan 3:30£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen67. Overture - The Marriage Of FigaroRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra 4:10£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen68. Prelude Act 1 - CarmenDetroit Symphony Orchestra 1:27£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen69. Polovtsian Dance No. 1 - Prince IgorRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra 2:35£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen70. Bacchanale - Samson And DelilahHollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra 6:52£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen71. Prelude To Act 1 - La TraviataLondon Symphony Orchestra 3:30£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen72. Intermezzo - CarmenDetroit Symphony Orchestra 2:15£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen73. Polonaise - Eugene OneginThe Boston Pops Orchestra 4:32£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen74. Farandole - L'ArlésienneDetroit Symphony Orchestra 2:14£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen75. Dance Of The Nubian Slaves - FaustRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra 2:51£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen76. Overture - Susanna's SecretZurich Tonhalle Orchestra 2:55£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen77. Polka - The Bartered BrideCapitol Symphony Orchestra 4:30£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen78. March - The Love For Three OrangesPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 1:32£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen79. Aragonaise - Le CidHollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra 1:51£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen80. Overture (Finale) - William TellRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra 3:10£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen81. Una Furtive Lagrima - L'Elisir D'AmoreJussi Bjorling 4:59£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen82. Jewel Song - FaustVictoria De Los Angeles 5:08£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen83. Viene La Sera - Madame ButterflyRenata Tebaldi 4:00£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen84. M'Appari Tutt' Amor - MarthaJussi Bjorling 3:43£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen85. Bell Song - LakméMado Robin 7:16£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen86. La Ci Darem La Mano - Don GiovanniJussi Bjorling 3:15£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen87. Salut, Demeure Chaste Et Pure - FaustJussi Bjorling 4:56£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen88. Si Mi Chiamano Mimi - La BohèmeMaria Callas 4:55£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen89. Se Vuol Ballare - The Marriage Of FigaroErich Kunz 2:12£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen90. Miserere - Il TrovatoreRenata Tebaldi And Mario Del Monaco 5:28£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen91. Je Crois Entendre Encore - The Pearl FishersJussi Bjorling 3:35£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen92. Signore, Ascolta - TurandotMaria Callas 2:27£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen93. Una Voce Poco Fa - The Barber Of SevilleMaria Callas 6:20£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen94. Ah, Si Ben Mio - Il TrovatoreJussi Bjorling 3:25£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen95. Der Vogelfänger - The Magic FluteGerhard Husch 2:46£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen96. Questa O Quella - RigolettoJussi Bjorling 1:44£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen97. Di Si Felice Innesto - The Barber Of SevilleMaria Callas 2:05£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen98. Non So Più - The Marriage Of FigaroSena Jurinac 2:59£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen99. Comé Lunga L'Allerta - ToscaMaria Callas 2:15£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen100. Addio, Fiorito Asil - Madame ButterflyAnna Moffo 1:54£0.69  Buy MP3 


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4.7 out of 5 stars
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful! 1 Jan 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album was a purchase for an opera-loving relative. She absolutely loves it. She particularly commented on the quality of the singers/soloists, which sometimes on compilations like this can be patchy. Also the great variety of music on offer, with one disc dedicated to overtures. Overall, a great purchase especially at such a reasonable price. Definitely recommended
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Golden Oldies 10 Jan 2012
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Goodness knows where some of these recordings were found but it's true to say that they are real Golden Oldies, Mario Lanza, Maria Callas, Joan Hammond and the 'best pairing ever' for the Pearl Fisher's Duet of Jussi Bjorling and Robert Merrill (every recording since, and there are many, pales into insignificance,). It contains something for everyone - arias we all know and love and in some cases, even sing along with, it's irresistable. Even if one is not an opera buff - some operas are truly boring - this collection has all the best bits. The reproduction is good, we don't have a fantastic sound system but the sitting room is full of well-balanced sound and the Bose system in my car makes it sound even better.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful selection 26 Sep 2011
Format:Audio CD
Very pleased with this selection mostly of singers from the middle of the 20th century. Many of them are very good indeed and it is sobering to realise just how good many of them were compared with the modern superstars. For example there are a number of recordings of Bjorling in great voice and I can understand why one poll put him as the greatest singer of the century but there are many others who rate very highly indeed. Amazing value!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SINGERS FROM A GOLDEN AGE 6 Feb 2012
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100 Opera Hits is excellent value for money in that it gives the opportunity to hear some of the great singers from the post-war years and shows up the rather over-praised moderns. On the tenor front there is plenty of the incomparable Jussi Bjorling, fine examples of the quality of the early Di Stefano, Mario del Monaco , the wonderful Carlo Bergonzi and the rather wayward but thrilling, Mario Lanza. Add the sopranos Renata Tebaldi, Callas, Victoria De los Angeles and Sena Jurinac plus some of the leading baritones such as Robert Merill and Tito Gobbi and you have a wide selection to enjoy. There are a few tracks from some who might be called good second raters but , all-in-all, a selection well worth having.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 199 Hits - Opera 3 Sep 2012
By Helen Lore Zetter VINE VOICE
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Fab.Another great buy!Considering the price,to get hours of music it is just great.Certainly there are some discs I like better than others but certainly I would not change my choice of package.The little booklet within the pack I find very useful too,as the music that I am not that keen on can be looked up and skipped without reading pages of description for each work.I do find it is so easy to buy such inexpensive packages through Amazon rather than standing about searching in record shops while they blast out the latest pop discs in which I am just not interested.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Foundation for Listening to Opera 3 Nov 2012
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This boxed set represents incredible value including, as it does, some of the greatest recorded performances of many of the standard arias, choruses and orchestral interludes. There are many tracks of jussi Bjorling and Maria Callas including some performances that have never been matched. Jussi Bjorling in Nessun Dorma,the Flower Song, O Paradiso and the famous performance of the duet from the Pearl Fishers with Robert Merrill. Maria Callas in Casta Diva, Vissi D'Arte. And there are tracks with Kirsten Flagstad, Renato Tebaldi, Elizabeth Schwartzkopf, Tito Gobbi, Luigi Alva Guiseppe Di Stefano, Mario del Monaco and even a few to remind us just how good Mario Lanza could be. The quality of the recordings is variable since some are quite old; some are excellent and none is unacceptable. If you want to get to know more about Opera you cannot do better than buy this box.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pile opera high, sell it cheap 11 Sep 2012
By BJB
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Excellent value for a CD packed full of famous bits you've heard on the telly. Highbrow it ain't, but it's a good listen and the versions used are by recognised performers. If you've ever sat through an entire opera and squirmed with boredom at all the rubbish bits between the good songs, this is the album for you!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Value Introduction to Opera 14 July 2012
By Mr. Ross Maynard VINE VOICE
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At about 7p per track you cannot go wrong here and this set is a great introduction to Opera. Listen to it to see what sort of operas you want to explore in more detail and what you don't like. Some of the tracks sound fairly old, but most are of good audio quality. Great value for the price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Totally great set up with the music moving from one composer ...
Wow. Totally great set up with the music moving from one composer to another and with the variation in the music. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Mr David M Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars Music for the gods!!!
Brilliant assorted music and artists. Well worth the money .
Published 18 days ago by MASTERMAN
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
well worth getting
Published 21 days ago by Robbieca
5.0 out of 5 stars Classical Music CD
As a long time lover of opera, especially Italian Opera, I found this CD compilation 'right up my street' (or strada! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. G. Johns
5.0 out of 5 stars best buy
bought it for car music - and the album IS VERY GOOD - well-known arias, good performers, excellent orchestras. recommend
Published 2 months ago by ANDRUS
5.0 out of 5 stars opera
Best album for all the best know opera music every track is brilliant, good clear quality sound on mp3
A great purchase.
Published 3 months ago by Mr. Des Warburton
5.0 out of 5 stars Really love this
As previous reviewers have said, this is a lovely compilation of some of the most popular recordings of our all-time favourites.
Published 6 months ago by Lindy
5.0 out of 5 stars 100 Opera Hits
Exhilarating. So many favourite arias. A perfect choice for people that just love opera and for those not so familiar with it.
Published 8 months ago by Mrs J A Pierce
5.0 out of 5 stars 100 Hits - Opera
This arrived faster than expected, which was brilliant. Have not listened to it as it is a Christmas Present but from what others have said the selection is great.
Published 9 months ago by RB
3.0 out of 5 stars Just about okay.
The music I received is terrific, the sound brilliant. The problem was that only 57 tunes were received not 100.
Published 11 months ago by gordon f
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