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Nessun Dorma - Great Opera Arias

Experience the exquisite beauty of the voice collected here in ABC Classics’ sumptuous new collection of opera’s truly great arias – Nessun Dorma.

Featuring beautiful performances from some of the world’s finest and best-loved opera stars, from Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Renata Tebaldi, Kiri Te Kanawa, Yvonne Kenny and Bryn Terfel to some of opera’s brightest and most promising new stars, including Sara Macliver and Teddy Tahu Rhodes.

Sure to delight, the power and majesty of these compositions are brought to life with incredible emotion by some of the greatest singers in the history of opera. The joy, the despair, the love and even the heartbreak are captured perfectly in some of opera’s most memorable moments.

Track Listing


1 LEO NUCCI Largo al factotum (Make way for the city’s jack-of-all-trades) from The Barber of Seville

2 PLÁCIDO DOMINGO Nessun dorma (None shall sleep) from Turandot

3 SALLY-ANNE RUSSELL Habanera: L’amour est un oiseau rebelle (Love is a rebellious bird) from Carmen

4 JOSÉ CARRERAS Vesti la giubba (On with the motley) from Pagliacci

5 MIRELLA FRENI Un bel dì (One fine day) from Madama Butterfly

6 KARITA MATTILA Song to the Moon from Rusalka

7 ROSARIO LA SPINA E lucevan le stelle (And the stars were shining) from Tosca

8 MAGDALENA KOŽENÁ Nuit resplendissante (Resplendent night) from Cinq-Mars

9 LUCIANO PAVAROTTI Che gelida manina (How cold your little hand is!) from La bohème

10 STUART BURROWS Un’ aura amorosa (One loving breath) from Così fan tutte

11 MARILYN HORNE Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix (My heart opens at the sound of your voice) from Samson et Dalila (Samson and Delilah)

12 PATRICIA PETIBON Je veux vivre (I want to live in this dizzy dream) from Roméo et Juliette

13 OLAF BÄR Birdcatcher’s Aria from The Magic Flute

14 JOAN CARDEN Sempre libera (I must always be free) from La traviata

15 FREDERICA VON STADE Voi che sapete (You ladies who know what love is) from The Marriage of Figaro

16 JOHN PRINGLE Non più andrai (No more gallivanting for you) from The Marriage of Figaro


1 TEDDY TAHU RHODES Catalogue Aria from Don Giovanni

2 VICTORIA LAMBOURN Una voce poco fa (A voice I heard just now) from The Barber of Seville

3 TERESA BERGANZA Che farò senza Euridice? (What will I do without Eurydice?) from Orfeo ed Euridice

4 RENATA TEBALDI Vissi d’arte (I lived for art) from Tosca

5 YVONNE KENNY Piangeró la sorte mia (I shall weep for my fate) from Julius Caesar

6 ELIZABETH CONNELL Es gibt ein Reich (There is a kingdom) from Ariadne auf Naxos

7 ANNE SOFIE VON OTTER Le Roi de Thulé (The King of Thule) from The Damnation of Faust

8 MILICA ILIC O mio babbino caro (Papa dearest) from Gianni Schicchi

9 LAURIS ELMS Stride la vampa (The flames are crackling) from Il trovatore

10 CONAL COAD La vendetta (Revenge) from The Marriage of Figaro

11 BRYN TERFEL Se vuol ballare (If you want to dance) from The Marriage of Figaro

12 SARA MACLIVER Ruhe sanft (Rest gently) from Zaide

13 KIRI TE KANAWA In quelle trine morbide (In those soft silken curtains) from Manon Lescaut

14 FRITZ WUNDERLICH Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön (This portrait is enchantingly lovely)

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