Viva Verdi!

Villazón. Viva Verdi

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, Rolando Villazon collects in an album your favorite interpretations of the repertoire of the great composer, with voices like Domingo, Netrebko, Terfel, Alagna, Bergonzi or Fassbaender which includes some of the most important pages in the history of opera.
• CD 1
1 The force of Destiny: Overture 7’50. Philharmonia Orchestra / Giuseppe Sinopoli
2 Nabucco: will, thought, on the golden wings 4'54. Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin / Giuseppe Sinopoli P 1983
3 Rigoletto: The woman is mobile 2’08. Joseph Calleja / Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milan / Chailly
4 Rigoletto: Giovanna, I have remorse ... And the sun of the soul 8'19. Anna Netrebko / Rolando Villazón / Nadine Wiessmann / Nicola Luisotti / Staatskapelle Dresden / Nicola Luisotti
5 Rigoletto: Beautiful daughter of love 4'33. Carlo Bergonzi / Fiorenza Cossotto / Renata Scotto / Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau / Orchestra of La Scala, Milan/Rafael Kubelik
6 The Troubadour: Stride la vampa 2’43. Brigitte Fassbaender / Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia / Carlo Maria Giulini
7 The Troubadour: You see! The dark night remains 2'55. Chorus and Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia / Carlo Maria Giulini P 1984
8 The Troubadour: Of that pyre 3'20. Luciano Pavarotti/Joan Sutherland/Graham Clark/London Opera Chorus/National Philharmonic Orchestra/Richard Bonynge
9 The Troubadour: Miserere 5’11. Rosalind Plowright / Plácido Domingo / Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia / Carlo Maria Giulini P 1984
10 Don Carlos:Fontainebleau! Foret immense X’XX. Alagna / Paris Orchestra / Pappano (licensed to Universal)
11 The force of Destiny: Oh, you who within the angels 3'05. José Carreras / Philharmonia Orchestra / Giuseppe Sinopoli
12 La Traviata: Prelude 3’37. Bavarian State Orchestra/Carlos Kleiber
13 La Traviata: Let us free in the happy glasses (Brindisi) 3’06. Rolando Villazón / Anna Netrebko / others / Vienna Philharmonic / Carlo Rizzi
14 La Traviata: It's strange! It's weird… Ah, maybe he’s 4’55
15 Always free 3'39. Anna Netrebko / Saimir Pirgu / Mahler Chamber Orchestra / Claudio Abbado
16 La Traviata: Of Provence on Tue, the ground 4'01. Sherrill Milnes/Bavarian State Orchestra/Carlos Kleiber P 1977
17 La Traviata: Paris, o way 4'55. Joan Sutherland /Luciano Pavarotti/The National Philharmonic Orchestra/Richard Bonynge

• CD 2
1 Sicilian Vespers: Overture 7‘23. Berlin Philharmonic / Claudio Abbado
2 Aida: If I were that warrior! Celeste Aida 4'30. Plácido Domingo / Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala, Milan / Claudio Abbado
3 Aida: Glory to Egypt, ad Iside 3’28
4 Triumphal March 1’35
5 Ballet 4’22
6 Come, or victorious warrior 2'29. Nicolai Ghiaurov/Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan / Claudio Abbado
7 Aida: Immenso Ptha… O terra, goodbye 5'23. Katia Ricciarelli / Elena Obraztsova / Plácido Domingo / Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan / Claudio Abbado
8 Requiem: Day of Wrath 2'51. Ernst Senff Choir / Berlin Philharmonic / Carlo Maria Giulini
9 Requiem: I groan as if guilty 3'38. Rolando Villazón / Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino / Gianandrea Noseda
10 Requiem: Lacrymosa 6’58. Sharon Sweet/Florence Quivar/Vinson Cole/Simon Estes/Ernst Senff Chor/Berliner Philharmoniker/Carlo Maria Giulini
11 Requiem: Holy 2'37. Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan / Claudio Abbado
12 Don Carlo: O don fatale 4’23. Grace Bumbry / RSO Berlin / Janos Kulka
13 Simon Boccanegra: Have you seen? – Vil drawing! ... I feel blazing ... Merciful sky 5'48. José van Dam / José Carreras / Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala / Claudio Abbado
14 Otello: Rejoice! Muslim pride 2'16. Plácido Domingo / Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia / Myung-Whun Chung
15 Otello: Hail Mary 4'56. Renee Fleming / London Symphony Orchestra / Solti
16 Falstaff: Hey! Paggio! – Honor! Thieves! 4’30. Bryn Terfel/Metropolitan Opera Orchestra/James Levine
17 Falstaff: The song of the lip 4'00. Rolando Villazón / Mojca Erdmann / Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino / Gianandrea Noseda
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Roberto Alagna
German Grammophon