Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: The Greatest Hits (CD)

ABC Classics & Jazz
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Opera Australia

World-class opera in a spectacular setting: Opera Australia’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour has become an unmissable highlight of the international cultural calendar. With five productions staged to date, millions have been touched by the tragedy and triumph of great opera, whether through live performances, recordings or cine-casts from the world’s most spectacular stage: moored on Sydney Harbour, with the Opera House and Harbour Bridge as a backdrop and fireworks illuminating the night sky.

Now Opera Australia and ABC Classics celebrate these extraordinary productions with Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: The Greatest Hits, a CD presenting the very best of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. From the stirring majesty of the Triumphal March in Aida to Madama Butterfly’s tender love song ‘Un bel dì’, and from opera’s favourite femme fatale Carmen to Turandot’s iconic aria ‘Nessun dorma’, The Greatest Hits features 13 essential moments that showcase the power of opera to move the heart and stir the soul.

To celebrate this release as well as the launch of this year’s production, Carmen, 10 great operatic moments (all featured on The Greatest Hits) will be made available for free as high-resolution videos in March, bringing a daily dose of operatic splendour to audiences worldwide.

This release is part of Opera Australia's 'Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour' series. Click here to view other titles in this series.

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BIZET Carmen

1. Prelude

2. Habanera: L’amour est un oiseau rebelle

3. Toreador’s Song: Votre toast

4. Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante

VERDI La Traviata

5. Sempre libera

6. Addio del passato bei sogni


7. Triumphal March: Gloria all’Egitto

PUCCINI Madama Butterfly

8. Love Duet: Vogliatemi bene

9. Un bel di

10. Humming Chorus

PUCCINI Turandot

11. Signore, ascolta

12. In questa reggia

13. Nessun dorma

Artists include:

Rinat Shaham · Andrew Jones · Nicole Car · Emma Matthews · Hiromi Omura · Georgy Vasiliev · Dragana Radakovic · Hyeseoung Kwon · Riccardo Massi ·

Opera Australia Chorus · Opera Australia Orchestra ·

Brian Castles-Onion (conductor)

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