The First Ladies of Music is a tribute to Opera’s greatest stars, many whom still actively sing today!
This 2 – CD album features Renée Fleming, Anna Netrebko, Cecilia Bartoli, Angela Gheorghiu, Kiri Te Kanawa, and many more!
What I like about these samplers is the way you can compare your favorite arias and singers with recordings of complete operas you might already own. Those arias with which you aren’t familiar will become familiar if you listen carefully.
There’s no doubt that this is great music, as performed by terrific singers.
Here is Anna Netrebko in Antonin Dvorak’s Rusalka:
And now here’s Angela GHEORGHIU in “Si mi chiamano Mimi” from La Bohèmeby Puccini:
And one more: Cecilia Bartoli in Mozart’s “Voi che sapete” from the opear Nozze di Figaro: