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RCA Red Seal Century: The Vocalists

Album Summary

>Thomas, Ambroise : Le Caïd, opera in 2 acts
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>Wagner, Richard : The Flying Dutchman
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucrezia Borgia
>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Hippolyte et Aricie, tragédie lyrique
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Queen of Spades, Op. 68
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Giordano, Umberto : La cena delle beffe
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Falstaff
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Boris Godunov
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I lombardi
>Massenet, Jules : Hérodiade, opera in 4 acts
>Sibelius, Jean : Sigh, sedges, sigh (Säv, säv, susa), song for voice & piano, Op. 36/4
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>Cilèa, Francesco : L'Arlesiana
>Barber, Samuel : Vanessa, Op. 32
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Rondine
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il corsaro
>Massenet, Jules : Werther
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>Thomas, Ambroise : Le Caïd, opera in 2 acts :: Je comprends que la belle aime le militaire
  • Performer: Pol Plançon (Bass)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1849

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Ave Maria
  • Performer: Emma Eames (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Wagner, Richard : The Flying Dutchman :: Traft ihr das Schiff
  • Performer: Johanna Gadski (Soprano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1841.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1841

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Les tringles des sistres
  • Performer: Emma Calvé (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Celeste Aida
  • Performer: Enrico Caruso
  • Conductor: Walter Rogers
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucrezia Borgia :: Il segreto per essere felice (Brindisi)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1833

>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera :: Una voce poco fa
  • Performer: Luisa Tetrazzini (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Hippolyte et Aricie, tragédie lyrique :: Rossignols Amoreux
  • Performer: Alma Gluck (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1733

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald
  • Performer: Marcella Sembrich (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1868

>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda :: Voce di donna
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1876

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Vissi d'arte
  • Performer: Geraldine Farrar
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: Eri tu
  • Performer: Pasquale Amato (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Queen of Spades, Op. 68 :: It is almost midnight
  • Performer: Emmy Destinn (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Walter Rogers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1890

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Il mio tesoro
  • Performer: John McCormack
  • Conductor: Walter Rogers
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Bravo, signor padrone!...Se vuol ballare
  • Performers: Giuseppe de Luca (Baritone); Josef A. Pasternack (Piano)
  • Conductor: Josef Pasternack
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Follie! Follie!....Sempre libera
  • Performer: Amelita Galli-Curci
  • Conductor: Josef Pasternack
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera :: Largo al factotum
  • Performer: Titta Ruffo (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Josef Pasternack
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Giordano, Umberto : La cena delle beffe :: Ed io non ne godevo...Sempre cosi
  • Performer: Frances Alda (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Rosario Bourdon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1924

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Falstaff :: E Sogno, o realta?
  • Performer: Lawrence Tibbett
  • Conductor: Rosario Bourdon
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Boris Godunov :: In the Town of Kazan (Vaarlam's Song)
  • Performer: Feodor Chaliapin
  • Conductor: Rosario Bourdon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896-1908

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera :: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba
  • Performer: Giovanni Martinelli (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Rosario Bourdon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Sono ardati
  • Performers: Lucrezia Bori (Soprano); Tito Schipa
  • Conductor: Rosario Bourdon
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Pace, pace mio dio
  • Performer: Rosa Ponselle
  • Conductor: Rosario Bourdon
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I lombardi :: Qual volutta trascorrere
  • Performers: Beniamino Gigli; Ezio Pinza (Bass); Elisabeth Rethberg (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Rosario Bourdon
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843

>Massenet, Jules : Hérodiade, opera in 4 acts :: Ce breuvage...Vision fugitive
  • Performer: John Thomas (Voice)
  • Conductor: Nathaniel Finston
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Sibelius, Jean : Sigh, sedges, sigh (Säv, säv, susa), song for voice & piano, Op. 36/4
  • Performer: Kosti Vehanen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1900

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Wintersturme
  • Performer: Lauritz Melchior
  • Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Du bist der lenz
  • Performer: Kirsten Flagstad
  • Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: Einsam in truben Tagen
  • Performer: Helen Traubel (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Bruno Reibold
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Vanne, lasciami...D'amor sull'ali rosee
  • Performer: Zinka Milanov (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: cortigiani, vil razza dannata
  • Performer: Leonard Warren (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Renato Cellini
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: Au fond du temple saint
  • Performers: Jussi Björling; Robert Merrill
  • Conductor: Renato Cellini
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Cilèa, Francesco : L'Arlesiana :: E la solita storia (Lamento di Federico)
  • Performer: Mario Lanza
  • Conductor: Constantin Callinicos
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1897

>Barber, Samuel : Vanessa, Op. 32 :: Do not utter word, Anatol
  • Performer: Eleanor Steber
  • Conductor: Dimitri Mitropoulos
  • Notes: Composition written: 1956-57.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1956-1957

>Puccini, Giacomo : La Rondine :: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta
  • Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Oliviero de Fabritiis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1917

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Gavotte (Obeissons quand leur voix appelle)
  • Conductor: René Leibowitz
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il corsaro :: Non so le tetre immagini
  • Performer: Montserrat Caballé
  • Conductor: Anton Guadagno
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Ah! Mille vite...Si pel ciel marmoreo giuro!
  • Performers: Placido Domingo; Sherrill Milnes
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Non so piu cosa son, cosa faccio
  • Performer: Vesselina Kasarova (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Massenet, Jules : Werther :: Traduire!...Pourquoi me reveiller
  • Performer: Ramón Vargas
  • Conductor: Marcello Viotti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Quand je vous aimerai?...L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
  • Performer: Denyce Graves (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Maurizio Barbacini
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874