Puccini's Gold - Tenor Arias collection

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Composer: Giacomo Puccini

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Ecco la casa… Torna ai felici dì
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Plot: After spending a period of time in Mainz, during which he had allowed himself to be ensnared by another woman and forget his betrothed, Roberto returns to his village, hoping to obtain Anna’s pardon. But the girl has since died and turned into a Villi, a nocturnal creature that awaits the one who has betrayed her so as to lead him to his own death.Composer: Giacomo PucciniOpera: Le villiLibrettists/Authors: Ferdinando FontanaCharacter Name: RobertoOrgia, chimera dall'occhio vitreo
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Plot: After rejecting the pure love of Fidelia and escaping with the courtesan Tigrana, Edgar finds himself living a life of debauchery. He regrets the simplicity of his earlier days and the chaste, timid love that Fidelia had offered him. Composer: Giacomo PucciniOpera: EdgarLibrettists/Authors: Ferdinando FontanaCharacter Name: EdgarTra voi, belle
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Plot: Renato Des Grieux pays mocking compliments to the young lovely women outside the inn where he will soon meet Manon Lescaut, with whom he will fall in love at first sight.Composer: Giacomo PucciniOpera: Manon LescautLibrettists/Authors: AnonymousCharacter Name: Des GrieuxDonna non vidi mai
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Plot: Struck by Manon's beauty, Des Grieux realizes he has fallen in love with her at first sight and recalls the words with which she has just introduced herself to him.Composer: Giacomo PucciniOpera: Manon LescautLibrettists/Authors: AnonymousCharacter Name: Des GrieuxAh, Manon mi tradisce il tuo folle pensier
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Plot: Geronte, who has become Manon’s protector, discovers her in his drawing-room in the arms of Des Grieux and runs for the police. Manon, heedless of the danger, starts stealing the jewellery, under the disconcerted, restless gaze of Des Grieux, who only now realizes that the woman is leading him to perdition.Composer: Giacomo PucciniOpera: Manon LescautLibrettists/Authors: AnonymousCharacter Name: Des GrieuxIndietro!... Guardate pazzo son
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Plot: Manon is about to board the boat that will deport her across the ocean. Des Grieux implores the commander to employ him among the ship’s crew with any task, just as long as he is not separated from her.Composer: Giacomo PucciniOpera: Manon LescautLibrettists/Authors: AnonymousCharacter Name: Des GrieuxChe gelida manina
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Plot: Mimì and Rodolfo have just met: a sudden draught blows out their candles while they look for the key Mimì has dropped and in the dark Rodolfo’s hand touches hers...Composer: Giacomo PucciniOpera: La BohèmeLibrettists/Authors: Luigi Illica, Giuseppe GiacosaCharacter Name: RodolfoRecondita armonia
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Plot: The painter Mario Cavaradossi is at work on a picture of Mary Magdalene, inspired by a fair blue-eyed unknown woman. He takes out a miniature of his beloved, the dark-eyed singer Floria Tosca, and compares the diverse beauties which are blended together by art.Composer: Giacomo PucciniOpera: ToscaLibrettists/Authors: Luigi Illica, Giuseppe GiacosaCharacter Name: CavaradossiE lucevan le stelle
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Plot: Mario Cavaradossi has been sentenced to death and, overwhelmed with memories of the happy days spent with his beloved Tosca, he bids farewell to life in despair.Composer: Giacomo PucciniOpera: ToscaLibrettists/Authors: Luigi Illica, Giuseppe GiacosaCharacter Name: CavaradossiAmore o grillo
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Plot: In front of Consul Sharpless, Pinkerton cynically expresses his easy way of life and his intention to possess the young Butterfly, even at the cost of “breaking her wings”.Composer: Giacomo PucciniOpera: Madama ButterflyLibrettists/Authors: Luigi Illica, Giuseppe GiacosaCharacter Name: Sharples - PinkertonAddio, fiorito asil
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Plot: Before leaving Butterfly’s home for ever, Pinkerton addresses a sorrowful farewell to her «flowering haven».Composer: Giacomo PucciniOpera: Madama ButterflyLibrettists/Authors: Giuseppe Giacosa, Giuseppe GiacosaCharacter Name: PinkertonUna parola sola!... Or son sei mesi
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Plot: Minnie, who has just learned from Rance that her beloved Johnson is none other that the bandit Ramerrez, wants to turn him out of her house; she is convinced that the man merely wants to rob her. But Johnson tells her of his past and of how he was forced to become a bandit out of need.Composer: Giacomo PucciniOpera: La fanciulla del WestLibrettists/Authors: Guelfo Civinini, Carlo ZangariniCharacter Name: JohnsonCh'ella mi creda
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Plot: The gold diggers have decided to do rough justice of Dick Johnson (actually Ramerrez, the bandit). His last wish before being hanged is that Minnie, the Ògirl of the golden WestÓ whith whom he is in love, is kept in the dark about his bad end.Composer: Giacomo PucciniOpera: La fanciulla del WestLibrettists/Authors: Guelfo Civinini, Carlo ZangariniCharacter Name: JohnsonAvete torto!... Firenze è come un albero fiorito
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Plot: Rinuccio praises the virtues of the city of Florence and of the rising social class, as represented by Gianni Schicchi, a plebeian though a cunning one.Composer: Giacomo PucciniOpera: Gianni SchicchiLibrettists/Authors: Giovachino Forzano, Carlo ZangariniCharacter Name: RinuccioNon piangere Liù
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Plot: The young slave girl Liù has voluntarily shared her master Timur’s sufferings «on the path to exile» because one day the Unknown Prince, son of Timur, had smiled at her. The Prince, being aware that if he fails to solve Turandot’s riddles he will be beheaded, begs Liù not to desert old Timur.Composer: Giacomo PucciniOpera: TurandotLibrettists/Authors: Giuseppe Adami, Renato SimoniCharacter Name: The Prince unidentified - Liù - TimurNessun dorma
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Plot: After solving her three riddles, the Unknown Prince has in his turn challenged Turandot: if she manages to find his name out before dawn, he shall be executed. «No one shall sleep», Turandot has ordered, but the self-confident prince already looks forward to victory.Composer: Giacomo PucciniOpera: TurandotLibrettists/Authors: Giuseppe Adami, Renato SimoniCharacter Name: The Prince unidentified - Voices of woman
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