The Essential Jessye Norman [Includes DVD: Jessye Norman Sings Carmen] - Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ); Empire Chamber Ensemble; Geoffrey Parsons (piano); Irwin Gage (piano);...

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  1. Carmen, opera: Quand je vous aimerai?...L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera)
  2. Carmen, opera: Près des ramparts de Séville (Seguidilla)
  3. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro
  4. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: E Susanna non vien!...Dove sono i bei momenti
  5. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Regina coeli laetare...Inneggiamo, il Signor non è morto (Easter Hymn)
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  1. Carmen, opera: Quand je vous aimerai?...L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera)
  2. Carmen, opera: Près des ramparts de Séville (Seguidilla)
  3. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro
  4. Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492: E Susanna non vien!...Dove sono i bei momenti
  5. Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Regina coeli laetare...Inneggiamo, il Signor non è morto (Easter Hymn)
  6. Dido and Aeneas, opera, Z. 626: Thy hand Belinda...When I am laid in earth
  7. Cäcilie ("Wenn du es wüsstest"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 27/2 (TrV 170/2)
  8. Wiegenlied ("Träume, träume, du mein süsses Leben"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 41/1 (TrV 195/1)
  9. Les Nuits d'été, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra), H. 81 (Op. 7): No. 1. Villanelle
  10. Ständchen ("Der Mond steht über dem Berge"), song for voice & piano, Op. 106/1
  11. Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52/6)
  12. Amazing Grace
  13. West Side Story, musical: Somewhere
  14. With a Song in My Heart, song (from "Spring Is Here")
  15. Cantique de Noël, for voice & orchestra ("Minuit, Chrétiens," "O Holy Night")
  16. Panis angelicus for tenor, organ, harp, cello & bass
  17. Tristan und Isolde, opera, WWV 90: Mild und leise (Isoldes Liebestod)
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The Essential Jessye Norman is a hybrid CD/DVD product aimed squarely at the great soprano's already dedicated fans. The CD is an uneven sampling of Norman's diverse career, only some of which represents her best work; her "When I am Laid in Earth" from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, for instance, is among the greatest performances of that aria ever ...

The Essential Jessye Norman [Includes DVD: Jessye Norman Sings Carmen] 2005, Philips

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