Editors' Notes This first all-Puccini recital album from one of the world’s most celebrated tenors is flush with the excitement that opera lovers should expect. The German Kaufmann might not have the most Italianate “ping” you’ve ever heard—but his powerful vibrato and well-judged dynamic range bring a florid range of effects to nuggets from Manon Lescaut and Turandot (not to mention some of the composer’s lesser-known triumphs). And Kaufmann’s main vocal partner here—soprano Kristīne Opolais—shows a natural rapport with the tenor, thanks to their prior appearances together on top opera stages.

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Manon Lescaut: "Donna non vidi mai"
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2:31
 
Manon Lescaut: "Oh, sarò la più bella!... Tu, tu, amore? Tu?"
2
7:44
 
Manon Lescaut: "Ah! Manon mi tradisce"
3
2:42
 
Manon Lescaut:"Presto! In fila!... Non v'avvicinate! No, pazzo son!"
4
3:37
 
Le villi: "Ei giunge!... Torna ai felici dì"
5
7:28
 
Edgar: "Orgia, chimera dall'occhio vitreo"
6
5:10
 
La bohème: "O soave fanciulla"
7
4:14
 
Tosca: "Recondita armonia"
8
2:56
 
Madama Butterfly: "Addio, fiorito asil"
9
1:49
 
La fanciulla del West: "Una parola sola!... Or son sei mesi"
10
3:33
 
La fanciulla del West: "Risparmiate lo scherno... Ch'ella mi creda libero"
11
4:39
 
La rondine: "Parigi! È la città dei desideri"
12
2:59
 
Il tabarro: "Hai ben ragione"
13
2:31
 
Gianni Schicchi: "Avete torto!... Firenze e come un albero fiorito"
14
3:00
 
Turandot: "Non piangere, Liù!"
15
2:40
 
Turandot: "Nessun dorma"
16
3:10
 
The Making of: "Nessun Dorma - The Puccini Album" (English Version)
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The Making of: "Nessun Dorma - The Puccini Album" (German Version)
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