ROH Recommended Recording
Legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti excelled in a number of major roles in Verdi operas, both on stage and in the recording studio. This 3-CD set features Pavarotti and several star colleagues in arias and extended scenes from eleven operas, the Requiem and the rarely performed Inno delle nazioni (Hymn of the Nations), which was written for the 1862 International Exhibition in London that Verdi visited as Italy's representative.
Excerpts from Aida, Un ballo in maschera, Ernani, La forza del destino, I lombardi, Luisa Miller, Macbeth, Otello, Rigoletto, La traviata, Il trovatore, Requiem.
Plus: Inno delle nazioni.
Artists include Joan Sutherland, Kiri Te Kanawa, Montserrat Caballé, June Anderson, Maria Chiara, Christa Ludwig, Margaret Price, Huguette Tourangeau, Paata Burchuladze, Leo Nucci, Richard Bonynge, Lamberto Gardelii, James Levine, Peter Maag, Lorin Maazel, Leone Magiera, Sir Georg Solti.
Running Time: 237:28 mins
Decca Compilation 2013