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Verdi: I Lombardi
June Anderson (Giselda); Patricia Racette (Viclinda); Jane Shaulis (Sofia); Luciano Pavarotti (Oronte); Richard Leech (Arvino); Samuel Ramey (Pagano); Ildebrando D'Arcangelo (Pirro); Anthony Dean Griffey (Priore); Yanni Yannissis (Acciano) Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
James Levine, conductor
Decca 455 287-2 (2 cds)
Text and commentary in French, German, Italian and English

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I Lombardi

Handel: Italian Secular Cantatas
Anne Murray, mezzo-soprano
The Symphony of Harmony and Invention
Harry Christophers, conductor
Collins 15032
Texts and translations in English, French and German

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The dark is my delight and other 16th century lute songs
Brian Asawa, countertenor
David Tayler, lute
RCA 0902668818 2
Texts and translations in English, French and German

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Walton: Songs
Felicity Lott, soprano
Martyn Hill, tenor
Graham Johnson, piano
Collins Classics 14932
Commentary in English, French and German, texts in English

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Memories of Love: Russian Romances
Galina Gorchakova, soprano
Larissa Gergerva, piano
Philips 446 720-2
Commentary in English, French, German and Italian; texts in Russian, English French and German

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Handel

The EMI Centenary Gala at Glyndebourne
Natalie Dessay, Angela Gheorghiu, Alison Hagley, Barbara Hendricks, Felicity Lott, Amanda Roocroft, sopranos; Ann Murray, mezzo-soprano; John Mark Ainsley, Roberto Alagna, Ian Bostridge, Nicolai Gedda, tenors; Olaf Bär, Thomas Hampson, baritones; Willard White, bass-baritone
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Davis, Franz Welser-Most, conductors

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Rebecca Evans: Debut
Rebecca Evans, soprano
Michael Pollock, piano
EMI Debut 7243 5 69706 2 5
Commentary in English, German and French; no texts

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Rossini: L'inganno felice
Annick Massis (Isabella); Raúl Giménez (Bertrando); Rodney Gilfry (Batone); Pietro Spagnoli (Tarabotto); Lorenzo Regazzo (Ormondo)
Le Concert des Tuileries
Mark Minkowski, conductor
Erato 0630-17579-2
Texts and translations in English, French, German and Italian

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Boieldieu: Ma tante Aurore (highlights)
Françoise Ogéas (Julie); Berthe Kal (Marton); Jeanine Collard (Tante Aurore); Bernard Plantey (Frontin); Jean Mollien (Valsain); Pierre Germain (Georges)
Orchestre de Chambre de la RTF
Marcel Couraud, conductor
Philips 456 655-2

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Hérold: Le Pré-aux-Clercs (highlights)
Renée Doria (Isabelle); Michèle Le Bris (La Reine Marguerite); Françoise Louvay (Nicette); Michel Sénéchal (Mergy); Pierre Giannotti (Cantarelli); Adrien Legros (Girot) Orchestre
Jésus Etcheverry, conductor
Philips 456 603-2

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Massenet: Manon (highlights)
Renée Doria (Manon); Alain Vanzo (des Grieux); Adrien Legros (Le Comte des Grieux)
Grand Orchestre et Choeurs
Jésus Etcheverry, conductor
Philips 456 601-2

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Verdi: Rigoletto (sung in French)
Renée Doria (Gilda); Denise Scharley (Maddalena); Alain Vanzo (Duc); Robert Massard (Rigoletto); Adrien Legros (Sparafucile)
Orchestra and chorus
Jésus Etcheverry, conductor
Philips 456 598-2 (2 cds)

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