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Fuoco di gioia! - Famous Opera Choruses

Famous choruses and instrumental pieces from Italian, German and Russian operas with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and the Munich Radio Orchestra under the direction of it's chief conductor Ivan Repušić.

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01 „Fuoco di gioia“ – Feuerchor  from Otello
02 Ballabili from Otello
03 „Patria oppressa!“, Choir of the Scottish refugees from Macbeth
04 „Va, pensiero, sull’ali dorate“, Choir of the captured Hebrews from Nabucco


05 „Andiam! Andiam! Don, din, don, suona vespero“, Glockenchor from Pagliacci


06 „Perché tarda la luna?“, Mondchor from Turandot
07 Coro a bocca chiusa, Summchor from Madama Butterfly


08 „Ah! Gli aranci olezzano“, Prelude and Choir of the countrymen from Cavalleria rusticana


09 Overture from Ruslan and Ludmilla


10 „Pretty Maidens“, Choir of the girls from Eugen Onegin


11 „Polovetsian Dances“ from Fürst Igor


12 Brautchor from Lohengrin
13 „Steuermann, lass die Wacht“, Choir of the Norwegian sailors from Der fliegende Holländer
14 „Beglückt darf nun dich, o Heimat, ich schau’n“ – Heil! Heil! Der Gnade Wunder, Heil!“, Choir of the pilgrims and Finale from Tannhäuser

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Yuval Weinberg, director

Münchner Rundfunkorchester
Ivan Repušić



October 2019, 1 CD, BR-KLASSIK 900329
Total Time: 80’00 min.

“Fuoco di gioia” – at the beginning of Verdi’s “Otello”, the compatriots of the victorious protagonist cheer his triumphant return to his home port with a vocal “fire of joy”. The opera quote is also the title of this new CD recently recorded by the Bavarian Radio Chorus, together with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester under its chief conductor Ivan Repušić. The opera chorus from “Otello” begins this selection of famous choruses and instrumental pieces from stage works of Italian belcanto (Verdi), Italian verismo (Leoncavallo, Puccini, Mascagni), Russian opera (Borodin, Glinka, Tchaikovsky), and the romantic operas of Richard Wagner. In the past, some opera choruses even helped to write political history, one being the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Verdi’s “Nabucco”. It went on to become the hymn of the Risorgimento – the Italian national unification movement at the end of the 19th century.

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