Oratorio

Opera and Oratorio

Famous Operatic and Oratorio works

A collection of some of the most famous classical songs ever written


UN BEL DI – PUCCINI
Stunning, emotionally building soprano aria from Madame Butterfly.    3:45


LARGO AL FACTOTUM – ROSSINI
Classic operatic aria from The Barber of Seville for baritone & orchestra.    2:34


CHORUS OF THE HEBREW SLAVES – VERDI
Graceful orchestra & choir chorus from the opera Nabucco.    2:32


PRELUDE TO CARMEN – BIZET
Exuberant orchestral overture with the big tunes from the opera Carmen.   1:54


HABANERA – BIZET
Sassy soprano aria from Carmen for orchestra & chorus (1875).    2:16


TOREADOR – BIZET
Powerful baritone operatic aria from Carmen with orchestra & chorus (1875).   2:28


DIDO’S LAMENT – PURCELL
Sad & beautiful arrangement for orchestra & soprano. (c.1688)
2:11


LIEBESTRAUME – LISZT
Gentle arrangement for choir, soloists & piano.   3:11


AVE MARIA –  SCHUBERT
Arrangement for piano, strings & soprano (1825).  3:48


AVE MARIA – J S BACH/GOUNOD
Gentle, beautiful arrangement for piano, soprano & quintet.   2:37


BARCAROLLE – OFFENBACH
Gently swaying orchestra with choir, soprano & mezzo soprano vocals (1880).   2:55


BRINDISI –  VERDI
Cheerful drinking song from La Traviata with orchestra & chorus (1852).  2:20


FLOWER DUET –DELIBES
Elegant, lilting soprano duet from Delibes’ opera Lakme (1883).   1:39


LA DONNA E MOBILE – VERDI
Arrangement for orchestra & tenor of famous aria from Rigoletto (1851).   2:18