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Prima voce - Nicolai Gedda

Audio Samples

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>     Je crois entendre encore
>Gounod, Charles : Mireille
>     Le ciel rayonne... est-elle jeune et belle?
>     Mon Coeur est plein... ah! la voici! c'est elle!
>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette, opera
>     L'amour! L'amour!... Ah! Lève-toi, soleil!
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>     Salut! demeure chaste et pure
>     Il était temps... Il se fait tard
>     Va-t-en!... Mon Coeur est pénétré... Alerte!
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>     Instant charmant... En ferment les yeux
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
>     Pourquoi me réveiller
>Auber, Daniel-François-Esprit : La muette de Portici
>     Du pauvre seul ami fidèle
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Boris Godunov
>     Polish scene. Duet.
>Glinka, Mikhail : Ruslan and Ludmilla
>     Act 1. Introduction [Excerpt]
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugen Onegin
>     Faint echo of my youth
>Flotow, Friedrich v. : Martha, opera
>     Ach, so fromm
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>     Una furtiva lagrima
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La Favorita
>     Favorita del Re!... Spirto gentil
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>     Ella mi fu rapita!... Parmi veder le lagrime
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda
>     Cielo e mar!
>Cilèa, Francesco : L'Arlesiana
>     E la solita storia
>Lehár, Franz : The Merry Widow
>     Mein freund, vernuft... wie einer rosenknospe
>Lehár, Franz : Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe Jacke")
>     Imme
>     Dein

Album Summary

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>Gounod, Charles : Mireille
>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette, opera
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
>Auber, Daniel-François-Esprit : La muette de Portici
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Boris Godunov
>Glinka, Mikhail : Ruslan and Ludmilla
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugen Onegin
>Flotow, Friedrich v. : Martha, opera
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La Favorita
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda
>Cilèa, Francesco : L'Arlesiana
>Lehár, Franz : The Merry Widow
>Lehár, Franz : Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe Jacke")
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Notes & Reviews:

The recordings for this 2-CD set have been carefully selected to show the extraordinary control Gedda has over his vocal resources, and to demonstrate his remarkable gift for language. The French opera excerpts all display an appealing sense of style and excellent musicianship, both traits admired in the 19th and 20th centuries.



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Works Details

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: Je crois entendre encore
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Alceo Galliera
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Gounod, Charles : Mireille :: Le ciel rayonne... est-elle jeune et belle?
  • Performers: Nicolai Gedda; Janette Vivalda (Soprano)
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Running Time: 8 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863-1864

>Gounod, Charles : Mireille :: Mon Coeur est plein... ah! la voici! c'est elle!
  • Performers: Nicolai Gedda; Madeline Ignal (Voice); Andre Vessieres (Voice); Janette Vivalda (Soprano)
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Running Time: 13 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863-1864

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette, opera :: L'amour! L'amour!... Ah! Lève-toi, soleil!
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Alceo Galliera
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Salut! demeure chaste et pure
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Il était temps... Il se fait tard
  • Performers: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano); Boris Christoff (Bass); Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Running Time: 15 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Va-t-en!... Mon Coeur est pénétré... Alerte!
  • Performers: Boris Christoff (Bass); Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano); Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Running Time: 13 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Instant charmant... En ferment les yeux
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Alceo Galliera
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Massenet, Jules : Werther :: Pourquoi me réveiller
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Alceo Galliera
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Auber, Daniel-François-Esprit : La muette de Portici :: Du pauvre seul ami fidèle
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Alceo Galliera
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Boris Godunov :: Polish scene. Duet.
  • Performers: Nicolai Gedda; Eugenia Zareska (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Issay Dobroven
  • Running Time: 17 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896-1908

>Glinka, Mikhail : Ruslan and Ludmilla :: Act 1. Introduction [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Pierre Froumenty (Bass); Rita Gorr (Mezzo Soprano); Janine Micheau (Soprano); Xavier Depraz (Bass); Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Louis Fourestier
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1837-1842

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugen Onegin :: Faint echo of my youth
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Alceo Galliera
  • Running Time: 6 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1877-1878

>Flotow, Friedrich v. : Martha, opera :: Ach, so fromm
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Alceo Galliera
  • Notes: Composition written: 1847.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera :: Una furtiva lagrima
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Alceo Galliera
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Donizetti, Gaetano : La Favorita :: Favorita del Re!... Spirto gentil
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Alceo Galliera
  • Running Time: 5 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1840

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Ella mi fu rapita!... Parmi veder le lagrime
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Alceo Galliera
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda :: Cielo e mar!
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Alceo Galliera
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1876

>Cilèa, Francesco : L'Arlesiana :: E la solita storia
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Alceo Galliera
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1897

>Lehár, Franz : The Merry Widow :: Mein freund, vernuft... wie einer rosenknospe
  • Performers: Nicolai Gedda; Emmy Loose (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Otto Ackermann
  • Running Time: 6 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1905

>Lehár, Franz : Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe Jacke") :: Imme
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Otto Ackermann
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Lehár, Franz : Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe Jacke") :: Dein
  • Performer: Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Otto Ackermann
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta