La Traviata: “Libiamo, ne’ lieti calici” [Damrau, Flórez at Metropolitan Opera]

German soprano Diana Damrau, Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez, and the Met Chorus sing “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” (English: “Let’s drink from the joyful cups”), a famous duet with a chorus from Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, an 1853 opera in three acts. It is one of the best-known opera songs. Production: Michael Mayer. Conductor: Yannick …

Camille Thomas plays Una furtiva lagrima (from Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore)

Accompanied by the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, Franco-Belgian cellist Camille Thomas plays the tenor part of Una furtiva lagrima (English: A furtive tear), a romanza from act 2, scene 8 of Gaetano Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” (English: The Elixir of Love), an 1831 comic opera (melodramma giocoso) in two acts., on cello. Recorded at Le Musée des …

Mario Lanza sings La Donna è Mobile (Rigoletto)

American tenor and Hollywood film star of Italian origin, Mario Lanza sings “La donna è mobile”, the Duke of Mantua’s canzone from the beginning of act 3 of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Rigoletto (1851). Clip from The Great Caruso, a 1951 biographical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and starring Mario Lanza as the great Italian tenor Enrico …

Emőke Baráth performs “Scherza in mar la navicella” from Handel’s Lotario

Hungarian soprano Emőke Baráth performs the aria “Scherza in mar la navicella” from Handel’s 1729 opera Lotario (“Lothair”), HWV 26. In the album Dualità, Baráth is joined by the French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky as conductor of his Ensemble Artaserse in captivating arias for the female voice, embodying roles both male and female.

Stutzmann & Jaroussky – Recording Handel duet “Son nata a lagrimar”

French operatic contralto and conductor Nathalie Stutzmann and the French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky record George Frideric Handel ‘s duet “Son nata a lagrimar”. Stutzmann also conducts her superb musicians playing on Baroque instruments (Orfeo 55). This famous Cornelia and Sesto duet is from Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Italian for “Julius Caesar in Egypt”, HWV 17), …

Delibes: Flower Duet, Devieilhe & Crebassa

Accompanied by the period-instrument orchestra Les Siècles under its founder, François-Xavier Roth, French operatic soprano Sabine Devieilhe and French mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa perform “The Flower Duet” (French: Duo des fleurs / Sous le dôme épais), a famous duet for sopranos from Léo Delibes’ in three acts, Lakmé.

Christmas in Vienna 2016 (Complete Concert)

Christmas in Vienna 2016: the complete concert, produced and broadcast by the ORF. Soloists: Angela Denoke (soprano), Vesselina Kasarova (soprano), Noah Stewart (tenor), Günter Haumer (baritone). Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna Boys’ Choir), Wiener Singakademie (chorus of Vienna Singing Academy) and ORF Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien (ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna). Conductor: Erwin Ortner.

Pavarotti sings Una furtiva lagrima

The legendary Luciano Pavarotti sings “Una furtiva lagrima” (English: A furtive tear), a romanza from act 2, scene 8 of Gaetano Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” (English: The Elixir of Love), an 1831 comic opera (melodramma giocoso) in two acts. The opera premiered on 12 May 1832 at the Teatro della Canobbiana in Milan.