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Nessun Dorma - The Puccini Album

Release date: 11 Sep 2015, G010003313301H

Artists

Jonas Kaufmann, Kristine Opolais, Antonio Pirozzi, Massimo Simeoli, Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano

Composers

Giacomo Puccini

Category

Vocal

Period

Romantic

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Press Quotes

Gramophone

Kaufmann's reassuringly expensive-sounding voice finding luxurious and ardent support from Antonio Pappano and his Santa Cecilia Orchestra…Dick Johnson suits his poetico-heroic manner well…and there are few quibbles with Kaufmann in the title track, delivered (as the disc's finale) with his trademark purring, mahogany-tinged tone and rising to a ringing top B

Financial Times

Although he does not sound very Italian, Kaufmann draws strength from staying true to himself, a gloriously bronze-voiced German tenor, welding musicianship with smouldering emotion...Pappano and his Santa Cecilia orchestra fire up every track with native Italian passion.

The Times

On stage he is remarkably invested in character and text, in other words in being somebody else rather than himself. The best of Nessun Dorma — and Kaufmann’s best is peerless — shows how well he can do that even on record, assisted by the vivid playing of the Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome under Antonio Pappano.”

The Observer

All the operas (except the all-female Suor Angelica) are represented, ending with a pinging, thrilling Nessun Dorma. It’s as far from Pavarotti as you can get, yet still captures the essence of Puccini.

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Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut 16:24   $
Atto I: "Donna non vidi mai" 02:28   $
Atto II: "Oh, sarò la più bella!... Tu, tu, amore? Tu?" 07:41   $
Atto II: "Ah! Manon mi tradisce" 02:39   $
Atto III:"Presto! In fila!... Non v'avvicinate! No, pazzo son!" 03:36   $
Giacomo Puccini: Le Villi, Atto II 7:26   $
Le Villi, Atto II: "Ei giunge!... Torna ai felici dì" 07:26   $
Giacomo Puccini: Edgar, Atto II 5:8   $
Edgar, Atto II: "Orgia, chimera dall'occhio vitreo" 05:08   $
Giacomo Puccini: Edgar, Atto II 4:13   $
La Bohème Atto I: "O soave fanciulla" 04:13   $
Giacomo Puccini: Tosca, Atto I 2:55   $
Tosca, Atto I: "Recondita armonia" 02:55   $
Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly, Atto III 1:47   $
Madama Butterfly, Atto III: "Addio, fiorito asil" 01:47   $
Giacomo Puccini: La Fanciulla del West, Atto II 8:7   $
Atto II: "Una parola sola!... Or son sei mesi" 03:30   $
Atto III: "Risparmiate lo scherno... Ch'ella mi creda libero" 04:37   $
Giacomo Puccini: La Rondine, Atto I 2:58   $
La Rondine, Atto I: "Parigi! È la città dei desideri" 02:58   $
Giacomo Puccini: Il Tabarro 2:29   $
Il Tabarro: "Hai ben ragione" 02:29   $
Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi 2:58   $
Gianni Schicchi: "Avete torto!... Firenze e come un albero fiorito" 02:58   $
Giacomo Puccini: Turandot 5:45   $
Atto I: "Non piangere, Liù!" 02:38   $
Atto III: "Nessun Dorma" 03:07   $
 

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Album information

Jonas Kaufmann dedicates his new album to the most popular Italian opera composer of all time, Giacomo Puccini. Featuring the most loved aria of all time, ‘Nessun Dorma’, alongside stunning pieces from Manon Lescaut, La Boheme, Tosca and more. Together with Jonas Kaufmann, this album includes celebrated Royal Opera House conductor Antonio Pappano and his renowned orchestra and choir of the Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia.

Nessun Dorma - The Puccini Album

Category Vocal

Period Romantic

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