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Montserrat Caballé Sings Verdi

Montserrat Caballé Audio CD
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  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé
  • Audio CD (4 Nov 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Sony Music Classical
  • ASIN: B00BX8689A
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 194,278 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. I Vespri Siciliani / Bolero: merce, dirette amiche - Montserrat Caballé
2. I Vespri Siciliani / Arrigo! Ah parli a un core - Montserrat Caballé
3. Il Trovatore / Che più t'arresti?... Tacea la notte placida... Di tale amor - Montserrat Caballé
4. Il Trovatore / D'amor sull'ali rosee - Montserrat Caballé
5. Rigoletto / Caro nome - Montserrat Caballé
6. Aida / Act II / Silenzio! Aida verso noi s'avanza - Montserrat Caballé / Shirley Verrett / Anton Guadagno
7. Un Ballo In Maschera / Ecco l'orrido - Montserrat Caballé
8. Un Ballo In Maschera / Morro, ma prima in grazia - Montserrat Caballé
9. Otello: Mia madre aveva... (Canzone del salince) - Montserrat Caballé
10. Otello / Ave Maria - Montserrat Caballé
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Disc: 2
1. La Traviata / Act I / Libiamo ne' lieti calici - Carlo Bergonzi
2. La Traviata / Act I / E strano, è strano! - Ah fors è lui - Georges Prêtre / Montserrat Caballé
3. La Traviata / Act I / Follie! Follie! Delirio vano - Georges Prêtre
4. La Traviata / Act I / Sempre libera - Georges Prêtre
5. Alzira, Act I: "Riposa. Tutte, in suo dolor vegliante" - Montserrat Caballé / Maja Sunara
6. Un giorno di regno (Il Finto Stanislao) / Act I / Ah! non m'hanno ingannata! - Grave a core innamorato - Anton Guadagno / Montserrat Caballé
7. I Lombardi / Act IV / Qual prodigio! - Non fu sogno! - Montserrat Caballé / Anton Guadagno
8. I due Foscari / Act I / No, mi lasciate, Tu al cui sguardo onnipossente - Montserrat Caballé / Maja Sunara
9. Attila / Act I / Liberamente or piangi - Oh! Nel fuggente nuvolo - Montserrat Caballé
10. Il Corsaro / Act I / Egli non riede ancora! - Non so le tetre immagini - Montserrat Caballé / Anton Guadagno
See all 14 tracks on this disc

Product Description

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Opera master, Giuseppe Verdi, and the 80th birthday of opera’s last great diva, Montserrat Caballé, Sony Classical are pleased to release this special 2 CD collection.
Caballé was born in Barcelona in 1933, and studied music at the Liceu Conservatory, where she graduated in 1954 with a gold medal. She made her professional debut in 1956 and has performed in Basel, at the Liceu, Carnegie Hall, Glyndebourne, San Francisco Opera, Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera House throughout her career.
She has performed with great Opera performers including Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, José Carreras, Richard Tucker, Piero Cappuccilli, Franco Corelli, Birgit Nilsson among many others, and Queen’s frontman, Freddie Mercury.
Caballé’s extensive discography includes a host of notable complete opera recordings and recital albums, many of which have appeared on the RCA Red Seal label. This 2 CD collection showcases Caballé performing famous arias & duets by the celebrated Opera composer, Giuseppe Verdi.
The collection features famous Opera favourites including ‘Va Pensiero’ from Nabucco, ‘Sempre libera’ from La Traviata, ‘Ave Maria’ from Otello, music from Il Trovatore, Rigoletto, Aida, Macbeth and more.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Vocal splendour 7 Nov 2013
I'm not generally a Caballe fan, finding some of here complete recordings a little uninvolved. This collection from her 1960s RCA recordings captures here in glorious voice with the bloom of youth but also the power from over 10 years performing these roles. It also includes arias from roles she did not record in the studio such as Il Trovatore, Vespri, Desdemona and Lady M. The technique is astounding, muscianship superb and a fresh, radiant golden colour that can be spun fine or given weight - at this point without audible spreading. The collection of presumably spanish conductors who support her do a decent job and the sound captures the voice beautifully. 2 CDs offer excellent value at a quarter of the cost of new recital discs by today's singers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great voice 20 Jan 2014
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A very pleasing selection of arias, sung by a great soprano. What,s not to like? I recommend it without reservation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Verdi 15 Mar 2014
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She has the most beautiful voice I have every heard. I just can't get enough so I'll probably keep ordering.
5.0 out of 5 stars She as so much breath she takes yours away! 9 Dec 2013
By Stan B - Published on Amazon.com
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Caballe's voice is simply gorgeous. She does not bring great drama to her performances, even when it would be welcomed, but the vocal control, clarity and flawless legato saves the day repeatedly.
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