Leontyne Price ‎– Prima Donna Assoluta: Her Ultimate Opera Recordings - Remastered

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Sony Classical ‎– 88985311342, RCA Red Seal ‎– 88985311342
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22 × CD, Reissue, Remastered
Box Set, Compilation
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CD1-3 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Così Fan Tutte
Baritone Vocals [Guglielmo] – Sherrill MilnesBass Vocals [Don Alfonso] – Ezio FlagelloChorus – Ambrosian Opera Chorus*Conductor – Erich LeinsdorfHarpsichord – Valda AvelingOrchestra – New Philharmonia OrchestraSoprano Vocals [Despina] – Judith RaskinSoprano Vocals [Dorabella] – Tatiana TroyanosSoprano Vocals [Fiordiligi] – Leontyne PriceTenor Vocals [Ferrando] – George Shirley
CD4-6 Georges Bizet Carmen
Baritone Vocals [Escamillo] – Robert MerrillBaritone Vocals [Le Dancaïre] – Jean-Christophe BenoitBaritone Vocals [Moralès] – Bernard DemignyBass Vocals [Zuniga] – Frank SchootenChoir – Vienna Boys' Choir*Chorus – Vienna State Opera Chorus*Conductor – Herbert von KarajanMezzo-soprano Vocals [Mercédès] – Geneviève MacauxOrchestra – Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra*Soprano Vocals [Carmen] – Leontyne PriceSoprano Vocals [Frasquita] – Monique LinvalSoprano Vocals [Micaëla] – Mirella FreniTenor Vocals [Don José] – Franco CorelliTenor Vocals [Le Remendado] – Maurice Besançon
CD7-8 Giuseppe Verdi Ernani
Baritone Vocals [Don Carlo] – Mario SereniBass Vocals [Don Ruy Gomez de Silva] – Ezio FlagelloBass Vocals [Iago] – Hartje MuellerChorus – RCA Italiana Opera ChorusConductor – Thomas SchippersMezzo-soprano Vocals [Giovanna] – Julia HamariOrchestra – RCA Italiana Opera OrchestraSoprano Vocals [Elvira] – Leontyne PriceTenor Vocals [Don Riccardo] – Fernando IacopucciTenor Vocals [Ernani] – Carlo Bergonzi
CD9-10 Giuseppe Verdi Il Trovatore
Baritone Vocals [Il Conte di Luna] – Sherrill MilnesBass Vocals [Ferrando] – Bonaldo GiaiottiBass Vocals [Un messo] – Neilson TaylorBass Vocals [Un vecchio zingaro] – Stanley Riley (5)Chorus – Ambrosian Opera Chorus*Conductor – Zubin MehtaMezzo-soprano Vocals [Azucena] – Fiorenza CossottoMezzo-soprano Vocals [Ines] – Elizabeth BainbridgeSoprano Vocals [Leonora] – Leontyne PriceTenor Vocals [Manrico] – Placido DomingoTenor Vocals [Ruiz] – Ryland Davies
CD11-12 Giuseppe Verdi Un Ballo In Maschera
Baritone Vocals [Renato] – Robert MerrillBaritone Vocals [Silvano] – Mario Basiola, Jr.*Bass Vocals [Samuel] – Ezio FlagelloBass Vocals [Tom] – Ferruccio MazzoliChorus – RCA Italiana Opera ChorusConductor – Erich LeinsdorfMezzo-soprano Vocals [Ulrica] – Shirley VerrettOrchestra – RCA Italiana Opera OrchestraSoprano Vocals [Amelia] – Leontyne PriceSoprano Vocals [Oscar] – Reri GristTenor Vocals [Riccardo] – Carlo BergonziTenor Vocals [Un Giudice] – Piero De PalmaTenor Vocals [Un Servo D'Amelia] – Fernando Iacopucci
CD13-15 Giuseppe Verdi La Forza Del Destino
Baritone Vocals [Don Carlo Di Vargas] – Robert MerrillBaritone Vocals [Un Alcade] – Ron BottcherBass Vocals [Fra Melitone] – Ezio FlagelloBass Vocals [Marchese Di Calatrava] – Giovanni FoianiBass Vocals [Padre Guardiano] – Giorgio TozziBass Vocals [Soldati] – Claudio Piccini, Franco RutaBass Vocals [Un Chirurgo] – Mario RinaudoChorus – RCA Italiana Opera ChorusConductor – Erich LeinsdorfMezzo-soprano Vocals [Curra] – Corinna VozzaMezzo-soprano Vocals [Preziosilla] – Shirley VerrettOrchestra – RCA Italiana Opera OrchestraSoprano Vocals [Donna Leonora Di Vargas] – Leontyne PriceSoprano Vocals [Una Contadina] – Luciana MarrapeseTenor Vocals [Don Alvaro] – Richard Tucker (2)Tenor Vocals [Mastro Trabuco] – Piero De PalmaTenor Vocals [Soldati] – Camillo Sforza, Romano Truffelli, Vito Jannizzotto
CD16-17 Giuseppe Verdi Aida
Baritone Vocals [Amonasro] – Sherrill MilnesBass Vocals [Il Re D'Egitto] – Hans SotinBass Vocals [Ramfis] – Ruggero RaimondiChoir – John Alldis ChoirConductor – Erich LeinsdorfMezzo-soprano Vocals [Amneris] – Grace BumbryOrchestra – London Symphony Orchestra*Soprano Vocals [Aida] – Leontyne PriceSoprano Vocals [Sacerdotessa] – Joyce MathisTenor Vocals [Radames] – Placido DomingoTenor Vocals [Un Messaggero] – Bruce Brewer
CD18-19 Giacomo Puccini Tosca
Baritone Vocals [Il Barone Scarpia] – Sherrill MilnesBass Vocals [Cesare Angelotti] – Clifford GrantBass Vocals [Il Sagrestano] – Paul PlishkaBass Vocals [Sciarrone] – John Gibbs (4)Bass Vocals [Un Carceriere] – Michael RipponChoir – John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys' ChoirConductor – Zubin MehtaOrchestra – New Philharmonia OrchestraSoprano Vocals [Floria Tosca] – Leontyne PriceSoprano Vocals [Un Pastore] – David PearlTenor Vocals [Mario Cavaradossi] – Placido DomingoTenor Vocals [Spoletta] – Francis Egerton
CD20-21 Giacomo Puccini Madama Butterfly
Baritone Vocals [Il Commissario Imperiale] – Arturo La PortaBaritone Vocals [Il Principe Yamadori] – Robert KernsBaritone Vocals [Lo Zio Bonzo] – Virgilio CarbonariBaritone Vocals [Sharpless] – Philip MaeroBass Vocals [L'Ufficiale Del Registro] – Mario RinaudoBass Vocals [Yakuside] – Leo PudisChorus – RCA Italiana Opera ChorusConductor – Erich LeinsdorfMezzo-soprano Vocals [Kate Pinkerton] – Anna Di StasioMezzo-soprano Vocals [La Madre Di Cio-Cio-San] – Fernanda CadoniMezzo-soprano Vocals [Suzuki] – Rosalind EliasOrchestra – RCA Italiana Opera OrchestraSoprano Vocals [La Cuglina Di Cio-Cio-San] – Silvia BertonaSoprano Vocals [La Zia Di Cio-Cio-San] – Gianna LolliniSoprano Vocals [Madama Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San)] – Leontyne PriceTenor Vocals [B.F. Pinkerton] – Richard Tucker (2)Tenor Vocals [Goro] – Piero De Palma
CD22 Giacomo Puccini Il Tabarro
Baritone Vocals [Michele, Padrone Del Barcone (Age 50)] – Sherrill MilnesBass Vocals [Il Talpa, Scaricatore (Age 55)] – Robert El HageChoir – John Alldis ChoirConductor – Erich LeinsdorfMezzo-soprano Vocals [La Frugola, Moglie Di Talpa (Age 50)] – Oralia DominguezOrchestra – New Philharmonia OrchestraSoprano Vocals [Amanti] – Elizabeth GaleSoprano Vocals [Giorgetta, Moglie Di Michele (Age 25)] – Leontyne PriceTenor Vocals [Amanti] – Nigel Rogers (2)Tenor Vocals [Il Tinca, Scaricatore (Age 35)] – Piero De PalmaTenor Vocals [Luigi, Scaricatore (Age 20)] – Placido DomingoTenor Vocals [Venditore Di Canzonette] – Philip Langridge

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All operas remastered from the original analogue master tapes using 24 bit/96 kHz technology

CDs 1–17, 22 transferred from the original analogue tapes,
mixed and mastered by Andreas K. Meyer and Rebekah Wineman
using 24bit/96 kHz technology
CDs 18 & 19 transferred from the original analogue tapes
by Andreas K. Meyer, mixed and mastered by Martin Kistner and Hansjörg Seiler,
b-sharp music & media solutions, using 24bit/96 kHz technology
CDs 20 & 21 transferred from the original analogue tapes
by Dirk Sobotka using DSD Direct Stream Direct,
mixed and mastered by Mark Donahue
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88985311342 • © 2016 Sony Music Entertainment. Compilation Ⓟ 2016 Sony Music Entertainment.
Remastered Ⓟ 2008, 2013, 2016 Sony Music Entertainment. Originally released 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968,
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