playlist

Great Opera Divas and Divos

No introductions needed, simply the greatest operatic stars of all time.

26 songs (2 hours and 3 minutes) curated by Amazon's Music Experts
1
Norma, Act 1 Scene 4: No. 4b, Aria, "Casta diva" (Norma, Chorus)
Maria Callas/Philharmonia Orchestra/Tullio Serafin - Callas Forever
5:47
2
Puccini: Turandot / Act 3 - "Nessun dorma!"
Luciano Pavarotti, The John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta & Giacomo Puccini - Luciano Pavarotti - The Best
3:00
3
Tosca - Opera In Three Acts (1997 Digital Remaster), Act III: E Lucevan Le Stelle (Cavaradossi)
Plácido Domingo - 100 Best Placido Domingo
3:10
4
Puccini: Tosca / Act 2 - "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore"
Anna Netrebko, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia & Antonio Pappano - Verismo
3:26
5
Dvorák: Rusalka, Op.114, B. 203 / Act 1 - O Silver Moon [Rusalka]
Renée Fleming, London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti - Renée Fleming: By Request
5:56
6
Puccini: La Bohème / Act 1 - "Che gelida manina"
Jonas Kaufmann, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra & Marco Armiliato - The Best Of Jonas Kaufmann
5:08
7
Carmen, Act I: No.5 Habanera : L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Carmen/Cigarières/Jeunes gens/Dragons)
Angela Gheorghiu/Choeur 'Les Elements'/Orchestre National Du Capitole De Toulouse/Michel Plasson - Bizet : Carmen
4:31
8
Bellini: La Sonnambula / Act 2 - Ah! non giunge uman pensiero
Dame Joan Sutherland, The London Opera Chorus, The National Philharmonic Orchestra & Richard Bonynge - La Stupenda - The Supreme Joan Sutherland (2 CDs)
3:15
9
La traviata, Act I: Libiamo (Drinking Song)
José Carreras & Plácido Domingo - Verdi: Greatest Hits
2:57
10
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K.492 / Act 3 - "E Susanna non vien!...Dove sono"
Jessye Norman, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (Complete Mozart Edition)
6:16
11
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia / Act 1 - No.2 Cavatina: "Largo al factotum"
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Philharmonia Orchestra & Ion Marin - Dmitri Hvorostovsky / Portrait
4:56
12
Il trovatore, Act 3 Scene 6: "Ah sì, ben mio, coll'essere … Di quella pira" (Manrico, Leonora, Ruiz, Chorus)
Gabriella Tucci/Franco Corelli/Angelo Mercuriali/Mario Rinaudo/Coro del Teatro dell'Opera, Roma/Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera, Roma/Thomas Schippers - Icon: Franco Corelli
7:14
13
Verdi: Falstaff / Act 1 - Ehi! paggio!... L'onore! (Falstaff)
Bryn Terfel, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine & Giuseppe Verdi - The Art of Bryn Terfel
4:29
14
Wagner: Tannhäuser / Act 3 - Wie Todesahnung... O du mein holder Abendstern (Wolfram)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Otto Gerdes - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: Berühmte Opernarien
6:15
15
Porgy and Bess: Summertime
Leontyne Price & Skitch Henderson - The Essential Leontyne Price/Highlights
2:26
16
Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro
Kiri Te Kanawa & Sir John Pritchard - Verdi & Puccini Arias
2:27
17
Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila, Op.47, R. 288 / Act 2 - "Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix"
Elina Garanca, Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna & Yves Abel - Romantique
6:15
18
Wagner: Lohengrin, WWV 75 / Act 1 - "Einsam in trüben Tagen"
Kirsten Flagstad, Wiener Philharmoniker & Hans Knappertsbusch - Kirsten Flagstad Edition - The Decca Recitals
6:29
19
Puccini: Manon Lescaut / Act 3 - Presto! In fila!...No! pazzo son!
Paschal Allen, Plácido Domingo, John Tomlinson, Philharmonia Orchestra, Giuseppe Sinopoli & Giacomo Puccini - Puccini: Manon Lescaut - Highlights
4:00
20
Giuditta: Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss (1999 Remastered Version)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf/Otto Ackermann/Philharmonia Orchestra/Philharmonia Chorus - Legenden der Operette: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
5:09
21
Offenbach: La belle Hélène / Act 1 - "Au Mont Ida, trois déesses"
Juan Diego Flórez, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna & Roberto Abbado - Juan Diego Flórez - The Ultimate Collection
3:55
22
Il barbiere di Siviglia, Act 1 Scene 5: No. 9, Cavatina, "Una voce poco fa" (Rosina)
Joyce DiDonato, Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Roma & Edoardo Muller - Rejoyce!
6:01
23
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore / Act 2 - Una furtiva lagrima
Roberto Alagna, Evelino Pidò & London Philharmonic Orchestra - Les 100 Plus Beaux Airs de Roberto Alagna
4:22
24
Rossini: Maometto II / Act 1 - (3b) Preghiera: "Giusto Cielo, in tal periglio" (Anna, Coro) - Scena: "Ahi, padre!" (Anna, Erisso)
Cecilia Bartoli, Chorus Del Gran Teatro La Fenice, Orchestra Del Gran Teatro La Fenice & Ion Marin - Rossini Heroines
3:26
25
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas / Act 3 - "But Death alas!".."When I am laid in earth"
Dame Janet Baker, The St. Anthony Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Thurston Dart & Anthony Lewis - Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
6:27
26
Le postillon de Longjumeau, Act I, Scene 3: "Mes amis, écoutez l'histoire d'un jeune et galant postillon"
Nicolai Gedda, Orchestre national de la Radiodiffusion Française, Georges Prêtre - Gedda à Paris - Airs d'opéra français chantés en français (Stereo Version)
3:44