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The World's Greatest Opera Album (2 CDs)
 
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The World's Greatest Opera Album (2 CDs)

20 Feb. 2014 | Format: MP3

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30
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2:16
30
2
2:50
30
3
4:40
30
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5:06
30
5
1:59
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4:23
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4:37
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4:58
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2:22
30
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5:19
30
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2:09
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5:01
30
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3:41
30
14
3:00
30
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3:53
30
16
4:14
30
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2:26
30
18
4:35
30
19
7:32
Disc 2
30
1
3:04
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2
2:51
30
3
4:06
30
4
4:13
30
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2:49
30
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2:11
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3:20
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2:18
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3:14
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3:43
30
11
2:44
30
12
1:18
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2:48
30
14
3:20
30
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3:19
30
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5:22
30
17
7:53
30
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3:15
30
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6:44
30
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4:48
30
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3:00
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1997
  • Release Date: 20 Feb. 2014
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Decca Music Group Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 1997 Decca Music Group Limited
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  • Total Length: 2:31:21
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  • ASIN: B003TXH6KW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,585 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Oct. 2001
Format: Audio CD
Well, this is a compilation CD with a difference!
From the moment it arrived, I have been, quite literally spellbound.
Weeks later, after many (and that's many indeed) playings, it's not remotely possible to select "favourites". So wonderful are the renditions presented here, so beautifully moving is track after track, that it would be sheer folly to try to pick out one or two as favourites.
It's a delightful (and unusual) experience to enjoy a composite CD to this extent.
The compilers of this CD have done an excellent job in presenting a wonderfully diverse range of listening pleasure. How delightful to hear the fabulous purity of Bjorling included; how wonderful to hear Mirella Freni, as Butterfly, as she makes "Un Bel Di" a definitive performance (small wonder that von Karajan said that, if could be born as an opera singer, he'd choose to be Freni); how delightful to hear Andrea Bocelli there, up with 'the greats' (one can understand full well Pavarotti finding it hard to accept that he had not benefited from classical training); as for Renata Tebaldi with "O Mio Babbino Caro" - it's hard to find the words.
Looking at duets: well, "Flower Duet" is all that it could be, especially with the richness of Joan Sutherland at her best; as for "O Soave Fanciulla" with Pavarotti and Freni: this has to be as good as it gets.
But, there's so much more. I could go on (and on!), and it's a shame not to mention many more.
There are arias here that I have known and loved for years. I have never heard them sung better. Differently, yes; not better.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By mc on 15 Nov. 2011
Format: Audio CD
I first purchased this cd many years ago and have now purchased it again due to damaging the original. I have purchased many Opera compilations since but this is without the best mixed Opera cd ever.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Honeybun on 11 Jun. 2014
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For someone like me to listen to opera is a real achievement as I was so into pop music. But this CD collection others such a variation of music and stories. Breath taking sound making one feel as if you are watching the performance for real.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By FILmBuff on 11 Feb. 2014
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A great array of wonderful music. Usually composite albums contain many songs which are below par. This however, is packed with wonderful arias etc. It's like being in a sweetshop and being able to pick the best, all in one go. Very pleased with this purchase.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dariusz on 9 Jan. 2013
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Excellent all round. Great service.Great communication. A pleasure to do business with.Hope to deal with you again. Very happy with my purchase.Thank You!!!
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Just got into classic and opera music so hesitant about exactly what to buy ? any road up,spotted this for the princely sum of one penny. Plus of course postage, came very quickly,well packaged and in good condition. Many hours of happy listening ahead .
Was I pleased ? Of course.
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Wanted an album with plenty of variety and featuring lots of opera stars.This definitely fits the bill in every sense.
Plenty of tracks and featuring many well known arias.Slip into heaven with this album.
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By jacr264 on 30 Jan. 2013
Format: Audio CD
I really like the variety of music on this and there seems to be something for all tastes. I don't claim to know a lot about opera but it seems to be well chosen. It's a great introduction.
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