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Puccini: Opera Arias [CD]

Angela Gheorghiu, Giacomo Puccini Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (13 Feb 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B006LL025U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 108,506 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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EMI Masters celebrates the full glory of the greatest performances from the world's greatest catalogue of recorded music. Digitally remastered at EMI's Abbey Road Studios direct from the original master tapes, these classic recordings emerge with unparalleled immediacy. You will be left in no doubt that you are in the resence of legendary musicians and ageless interpretations.

‘Everything Gheorghiu achieves here is technically assured, thought through and emotionally rewarding. This is a deeply satisfying traversal of the Puccini canon.' --Gramophone



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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If Puccini could have chosen a soprano......... 23 Mar 2012
By Trev-R TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I am sure if Puccini was alive today he would chose Angela Gheorghiu to interpret his work. This CD, remastered from the original tapes is an excellent selection from the popular and less popular Puccini operas.

Sound quality is very good, like many modern recordings you may need to crank the volume up more. I never owned the original CD so cannot comment if the remastering makes any difference. It is just a very well engineered CD that highlights Ms Gheorghiu's beautiful voice. While a couple of the tracks were not for me <skip> 16 of the 18 tracks were to my liking and made this a very enjoyable listening experience.

If you already own the original disc I don't know if it is worth updating, perhaps download one MP3 track and have a listen.

I can recommend this CD not only to fans of Ms Gheorghiu but also to any fan of opera.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 9 Sep 2013
By Joanne
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There isn't much one needs to say about this album. If you like Angela Gheorghiu you'll love this, she has a beautiful voice and the recording is excellent
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4.0 out of 5 stars good opera 4 Mar 2014
By HelF
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great opera singer and super cast in this famous opera so well sang by all the artists, would definitely recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Viva La Diva 4 May 2012
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Angela Gheorghiu once again brings new light to many of the standard Puccini arias, a delight to listen to on a long weekend with no distractions.
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