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My Favorite Operetta Heroes - arias by Strauss II and Lehar / Nicolai Gedda, tenor [10 CDs]

Album Summary

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Der Zigeunerbaron
>Lehár, Franz : Der Graf von Luxemburg
>Lehár, Franz : Paganini
>Lehár, Franz : Der Zarewitsch
>Lehár, Franz : Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe Jacke")
Performer Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

These releases on the legendary former Electrola label document Nicolai Gedda's incomparable artistry as to operetta singer and have long enjoyed the status of benchmark recordings. Appearing alongside search Famous singers as Anneliese Rothenberger, Grace Bumbry, Rita Streich and Lucia Popp, Gedda made ??a number of Exclusive recordings in the 1960s and 1970s, working under conductors of the eminence of Willi Boskovsky and Willy Mattes and preserving for posterity his acclaimed performances in the principal tenor roles in Lehár'sPaganini, Alexis, The Count of LuxemburgandDas country of Lächelnsas well as Johann Strauss 'sThe Gypsy Baron. If operettas are now enjoying a revival after Decades of neglect, then this is due not least to Artists: color: such as Nicolai Gedda. The present album brings together five Complete Recordings showcasing the tenor in his finest operetta roles.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Bürgerbräu, München (04/27/1977-05/01/1977); Bürgerbräu, München (06/04/1967-06/08/1967); Bürgerbräu, München (06/19/1968-08/07/1968); Bürgerbräu, München (07/05/1969-07/14/1969); Bürgerbräu, München (08/1968).



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>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Der Zigeunerbaron
  • Conductor: Franz Allers
  • Notes: Bürgerbräu, München (07/05/1969-07/14/1969)
  • Running Time: 49 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 10/24/1885

>Lehár, Franz : Der Graf von Luxemburg
  • Conductor: Willy Mattes
  • Notes: Composition written: Germany.
  • Running Time: 65 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Lehár, Franz : Paganini
  • Performer: Ulf Hoelscher (Violin)
  • Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
  • Notes: Bürgerbräu, München (04/27/1977-05/01/1977)
  • Running Time: 62 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1924-1925

>Lehár, Franz : Der Zarewitsch
  • Conductor: Willy Mattes
  • Ensemble: Balalaika-Ensemble Tschaika
  • Notes: Bürgerbräu, München (06/19/1968-08/07/1968)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 21 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")
  • Conductor: Willy Mattes
  • Notes: Bürgerbräu, München (06/04/1967-06/08/1967)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta