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[BOX SET] Montserrat Caballe - Legendary Performances (14 CDs, 2007) [Lossless]

Artist: Montserrat Caballe
Title: Legendary Performances
Year Of Release: 2007
Label: Bravissimo / China
Genre: Classical, Opera
Quality: APE (*image+.cue, log, scans)
Total Time: 14 CD, 15:24:07 min
Total Size: 3,54 Gb

Seven complete operas starring the magnificent Montserrat Caballé - great live opera recordings!
Exciting live recordings taped 1965-1975!
Along with Maria Callas ("La Divina"), and Joan Sutherland ("La Stupenda"), Montserrat Caballé (b. 1933) took her place as one of the Big Three sopranos of the second half of the 20th century.
When Caballé made her New York debut in 1965, she was instantly heralded as "La Superba," a sure sign she had reached the pinnacle of diva fame. Caballé was especially noted for her pure legato, effortless phrasing, and ability to float soft high notes of breathtaking beauty. Her generosity and down-to earth humor have endeared her to her fans. In 1987, she astonished classical and pop fans alike by recording a duet of the song Barcelona with the rock star Freddie Mercury of the rock group Queen.

CDs:

1965 - Lucrezia Borgia - Gaetano Donizetti (2CD)
1968 - Madama Butterfly - Giacomo Puccini (2CD)
1971 - Salome - Richard Strauss (2CD)
1973 - Arabella - Richard Strauss (2CD)
1974 - Norma - Vincenzo Bellini (2CD)
1975 - Adriana Lecouvreur - Francesco Cilea (2CD)
1975 - Gemma di Vergy - Gaetano Donizetti (2CD)

Contents:
Donizetti - Lucrezia Borgia
- Lucrezia Borgia: Montserrat Caballé
- Gennaro: Alain Vanzo
- Don Alfonso: Kostas Paskalis
- Maffio Orsini: Jane Berbie
Chorus & Orchestra / Jonel Perlea
Live performance, New York: April 20, 1965

Puccini - Madama Butterfly
- Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San): Montserrat Caballé
- Pinkerton: Bernabe Marti
- Sharpless: Manuel Ausensi
- Suzuki: Carmen Rigai
Orchestra & Chorus of Spanish Radio & Televevision / Gianfranco Rivoli
Live broadcast, Madrid: June 12, 1968

R Strauss - Salome
- Salome: Montserrat Caballé
- Jokanaan: Siegmund Nimsgern
- Herodias: Beverly Wolff
- Herod: Karlheinz Thiemann
RAI Orchestra & Chorus, Rome / Zubin Mehta
Live performance, Rome: June 15, 1971

R Strauss - Arabella
- Arabella: Montserrat Caballé
- Mandryka: Siegmund Nimsgern
- Matteo: Rene Kollo
- Count Waldner: Kurt Moll
RAI Orchestra & Chorus, Rome / Wolfgang Rennert
Live performance, Rome: December 1, 1973

Bellini - Norma
- Norma: Montserrat Caballé
- Pollione: Jon Vickers
- Adalgisa: Josephine Veasey
- Oroveso: Agostino Ferrin
Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro Regio, Turin / Giuseppe Patane
Live performance, Orange: July 20, 1974

Cilea - Adriana Lecouvreur
- Adriana Lecouvreur: Montserrat Caballé
- Maruizio: Placido Domingo
- Princess of Bouillon: Janet Coster
- Prince of Bouillon: Orazio Mori
Lyric Orchestra of Radio France / Gianfranco Masini
Live broadcast, Paris: April 7, 1975

Donizetti - Gemma di Vergy
- Gemma: Montserrat Caballé
- Count di Vergy: Renato Bruson
- Ida di Greville: Bianca Maria Casoni
- Tamas: Giorgio Casellato Lamberti
Orchestra & Chorus of Teatro San Carlo, Naples / Armando Gatto
Live performance, Naples: December 12, 1975

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