Tears On Toast: Opera's Greatest Tragedies & Triumphs

Audio Samples

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>     Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>     Song to the Moon
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucrezia Borgia
>     T'amo qual dama un angelo
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>     Un bel di
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>     Parmi veder le lagrime
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>     O Dieu! que de bijoux... Ah! je ris de me voir
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Lakme
>     Sous le dôme épais
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda
>     Dance of the Hours
>Bernstein, Leonard : Candide
>     Glitter and Be Gay
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>     Là ci darem la mano
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>     Lascia, ch'io pianga
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>     Non piangere, Liù... Ah! per l'ultima volta
>Puccini, Giacomo : The Girl of the Golden West
>     E anche tu lo vorrai
>     Le tue parole sono di Dio
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Juditha Triumphans
>     Veni, veni me sequere fida
>Rodgers, Richard : South Pacific
>     Some Enchanted Evening

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucrezia Borgia
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Lakme
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda
>Bernstein, Leonard : Candide
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Puccini, Giacomo : The Girl of the Golden West
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Juditha Triumphans
>Rodgers, Richard : South Pacific
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Works Details

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
  • Conductor: Johannes Fritzsch
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka :: Song to the Moon
  • Performer: Anna Netrebko (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucrezia Borgia :: T'amo qual dama un angelo
  • Performer: Giacomo Aragall (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1833

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Un bel di
  • Performer: Cheryl Barker (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Patrick Summers
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Parmi veder le lagrime
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: O Dieu! que de bijoux... Ah! je ris de me voir
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: France Molinari-Pradelli
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé :: Sous le dôme épais
  • Performers: Heather Begg (Mezzo Soprano); Glenys Fowles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda :: Dance of the Hours
  • Conductor: Richard Divall
  • Running Time: 9 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1876

>Bernstein, Leonard : Candide :: Glitter and Be Gay
  • Performer: Emma Matthews
  • Conductor: Brad Cohen
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Là ci darem la mano
  • Performers: Danielle Niese; Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo :: Lascia, ch'io pianga
  • Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1711

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Non piangere, Liù... Ah! per l'ultima volta
  • Performers: Ruggero Raimondi (Bass Baritone); Gottfried Hornik (Baritone); Heinz Zednik (Tenor); Placido Domingo (Tenor); Francisco Araiza; Barbara Hendricks
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Puccini, Giacomo : The Girl of the Golden West :: E anche tu lo vorrai
  • Performers: John Dobson (Tenor); Jonathan Summers (Baritone); William Elvin (Bass Baritone); Carol Neblett (Soprano); Robin Leggate (Tenor); Francis Egerton (Tenor); Tom McDonnell (Bass); Paul Crook (Tenor); Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Notes: Composition written: 1910.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910

>Puccini, Giacomo : The Girl of the Golden West :: Le tue parole sono di Dio
  • Performers: John Dobson (Tenor); Jonathan Summers (Baritone); William Elvin (Bass Baritone); Carol Neblett (Soprano); Robin Leggate (Tenor); Francis Egerton (Tenor); Tom McDonnell (Bass); Paul Crook (Tenor); Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Notes: Composition written: 1910.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Juditha Triumphans :: Veni, veni me sequere fida
  • Performer: Sally-Anne Russell (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Attilio Cremonesi
  • Running Time: 7 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1716

>Rodgers, Richard : South Pacific :: Some Enchanted Evening
  • Performer: Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Paul Daniel
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1949