Renée Fleming - Renée Fleming (soprano); London Voices (choir, chorus); London Philharmonic Orchestra; Charles Mackerras (conductor)
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  1. Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro
  2. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Un bel di vedremo
  3. La bohème, opera: Quando me n'vò
  4. Turandot, opera: Signore, ascolta!
  5. Pagliacci, opera: Stridono lassù
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  1. Gianni Schicchi, opera: O mio babbino caro
  2. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Un bel di vedremo
  3. La bohème, opera: Quando me n'vò
  4. Turandot, opera: Signore, ascolta!
  5. Pagliacci, opera: Stridono lassù
  6. Adriana Lecouvreur, opera: lo son l'umile ancella
  7. La Wally, opera (dramma musicale) in 4 acts: Ebben?... Ne andrô lontana
  8. Manon, opera in 5 acts: Je suis encor tout étourdie
  9. Manon, opera in 5 acts: Adieu, notre petite table
  10. Carmen, opera: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante
  11. Roméo et Juliette, opera: Ah! Je veux vivre
  12. Simon Boccanegra, opera: Come in quest'ora bruna
  13. Norma, opera: Casta Diva
  14. I Vespri siciliani, opera (Les vêpres siciliennes): Merci, jeunes amies
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The voice of Renée Fleming is one of the most beautiful in opera. Her wide range of roles, from Handel's Alcina to her appearance in Previn's A Streetcar named Desire, display a breadth of interest in and curiosity about the byways of opera. This recital covers some of the greatest soprano arias from Bellini to Puccini. All have been recorded many times, and most listeners will have a favorite version as a touchstone performance. As lovely one may find much of the singing, it is possible to be troubled by this disc. Perhaps ...