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The Pavarotti Edition – 27 CD Box Set

Although described as “Edition 1”, Decca released this set in 2014 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pavarotti’s recording career. No other volumes were released or planned. It includes 11 complete operas, 2 recital albums and some fascinating bonus material.

All the operas include a starry line-up of singers – Sutherland, Freni, Caballé, Milnes, Fischer-Dieskau, Ghiaurov, etc. Conductors include Bonynge, Solti, Karajan, Mehta, etc. with the world’s greatest orchestras.

• 27 x CDs + 1 x Vinyl 45-RPM 7” EP
• Beautifully packaged LP-sized presentation box
• CDs mounted in LP-sized presenters
• LP sized booklet including tracklists, cast lists and synopses; Specially Commissioned article by James Jolly
• Texts available on Deccaclassics.com

The set contains the totality of Pavarotti’s remarkable first decade with Decca (i.e. all his finest recordings). Every track in the set has been remastered for this release.
It also includes a re-issue on 7” vinyl of his first recording, the famous 1964 original EP; and a Bonus CD of Arias featuring the newly re-surfaced recording of ‘Che gelida manina’ from Pavarotti’s debut performance of La Bohème in 1961.

CDs 1-2: Bellini: Beatrice di Tenda
CDs 3-4: Donizetti: La Fille du Régiment
CDs 5-6: Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore
CDs 7-8: Verdi: Macbeth
CDs 9-10: Verdi: Rigoletto
CDs 11-12: Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
CDs 13-14: Puccini: Turandot (containing Nessun Dorma)
CDs 15-16: Puccini: La Bohème
CDs 17-19: Bellini: I Puritani
CDs 20-21: Puccini: Madama Butterfly
CDs 22-23: Donizetti: La Favorita
CD 24: Verdi: Requiem
CD 25: Verdi & Donizetti: Arias (plus other Italian arias)
CD 26: Pavarotti in Concert (plus Italian arias)
CD 27: Bonus Recordings – 5 opera arias – Pavarotti's first recording in 1964. Plus rediscovered excerpts from La Bohème (1961); Live performances of Bellini and Massenet; and excerpts from his first recording of Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera”
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