Arias from the Age of Bel Canto

July 1, 2017, 4:30 pm

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Enjoy a Bel Canto spectacular with Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne, Placido Domingo, Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano and Leopold Simoneau in selections from operas by Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti.


Donizetti: L’elisir D’amore, “Una Furtiva Lagrima”
Leopold Simoneau with the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Berlin
Conducted by Paul Strauss
Recorded in Berlin in 1957
DGG 457 752-2

Bellini: I Puritani, “Quartet”
Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano, Nicola Rossi- Lemeni
Carlo Forti with the Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Conducted by Tulio Serafin
Recorded in Milan in 1955
EMI CDC 7 47308 2

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor, “Fra poco a me ricovero”
Placido Domingo with the Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera
Conducted by James Levine
Recorded in Tokyo in 1988
DGG 427 686-2

Rossini: Semiramide, “Serbami Ognor si Fido”
Joan Sutherland and Marilyn Horne
The London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Richard Bonynge
London in 1969