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Swoon: The Opera Collection

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Xerxes
>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg)
>Smetana, Bedrich : Hubicka (The Kiss)
>Charpentier, Gustave : Louise
>Cilèa, Francesco : L'Arlesiana
>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera
>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Paride ed Elena (Paris and Helen)
>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas
>Purcell, Henry : Hush, no more, be silent all (from "The Fairy Queen"), bass aria & chorus, Z. 629/14
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Bononcini, Giovanni : Griselda
>Bellini, Vincenzo : I puritani (The Puritans)
>Offenbach, Jacques : The Tales of Hoffmann
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Strauss, Richard : Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
>Donizetti, Gaetano : The Elixir of Love
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Cosi fan tutte, K 588
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale
>Delibes, Léo : Lakmé
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Zaide
>Vivaldi, Antonio : L'Olimpiade
>Monteverdi, Claudio : The Coronation of Poppea
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>Verdi, Giuseppe : The Force of Destiny
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
>Previn, Andre : A Streetcar Named Desire
>Cilèa, Francesco : Adriana Lecouvreur
>Gounod, Charles : Cinq-Mars
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (4), Op. 27
>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 1964.



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Xerxes :: Ombra mai fù (Never was shade so pleasant)
  • Performer: Andreas Scholl (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg) :: Walther's Prize Song
  • Performer: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Smetana, Bedrich : Hubicka (The Kiss) :: Vendulka's Lullaby
  • Performer: Nicole Car
  • Conductor: Andrea Molino
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Charpentier, Gustave : Louise :: Depuis le jour où je me suis donnée (Since the day I gave myself)
  • Performer: Marilyn Richardson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Wlodzimierz Kamirski
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887-1896

>Cilèa, Francesco : L'Arlesiana :: Federico's Lament
  • Performer: Roberto Alagna (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Richard Armstrong
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1897

>Puccini, Giacomo : Gianni Schicchi, opera :: O mio babbino caro (Papa dearest)
  • Performer: Yvonne Kenny
  • Conductor: Wlodzimierz Kamirski
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette :: L'amour! L'amour!...Ah! lève-toi, soleil! (Love!...Ah, arise, sun!)
  • Performer: Juan Flórez (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Roberto Abbado
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Paride ed Elena (Paris and Helen) :: O del mio dolce ardor bramato oggetto! (O desired object of my sw
  • Performers: Vladislav Borovka (Oboe); Magdalena Kozená (Voice)
  • Conductor: Michel Swierczewski
  • Notes: Composition written: Italy.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas :: Dido's Lament
  • Performers: Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); Thurston Dart (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Anthony Lewis
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : Hush, no more, be silent all (from "The Fairy Queen"), bass aria & chorus, Z. 629/14
  • Performer: Stephen Bennett
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1689

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
  • Conductor: Johannes Fritzsch
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Bononcini, Giovanni : Griselda :: Per la gloria d'adorarvi (For the glory of worshipping you)
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1722
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I puritani (The Puritans) :: Ah, rendetemi la speme...Quì la voce (Ah, give me back some hope..His swe
  • Performer: Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Offenbach, Jacques : The Tales of Hoffmann :: Scintille, diamant (Sparkle, diamond)
  • Performer: John Wegner (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Richard Divall
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: O soave fanciulla (O lovely maiden)
  • Performers: Antoinette Halloran (Voice); Rosario Spina
  • Conductor: Stephen Mould
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Strauss, Richard : Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59 :: Act III Trio and Duet
  • Performers: Lorina Gore; Kirsti Harms (Mezzo Soprano); David Hibbard (Bass Baritone); Yvonne Kenny
  • Conductor: Johannes Fritzsch
  • Running Time: 11 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1909-1910

>Donizetti, Gaetano : The Elixir of Love :: Una furtiva lagrima (One furtive tear)
  • Performer: Thomas Edmonds (Tenor)
  • Conductor: James Christiansen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Così fan tutte, K 588 :: Soave sia il vento (May the breeze be gentle)
  • Performers: David Brennan (Baritone); Fiona Janes (Mezzo Soprano); Amanda Thane (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1790

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale :: Tornami a dir che m'ami (Come back and say you love me)
  • Performers: Richard Conrad (Baritone); Joan Sutherland
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Delibes, Léo : Lakmé :: Flower Duet
  • Performers: Heather Begg (Mezzo Soprano); Glenys Fowles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Bonynge
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Zaide :: Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben (Rest gently, my dear one)
  • Performer: Emma Matthews
  • Conductor: Marko Letonja
  • Running Time: 6 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1780

>Vivaldi, Antonio : L'Olimpiade :: Mentre dormi amor fomenti (While you sleep, let Cupid enhance your pleasures)
  • Performer: Philippe Jaroussky (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Jean-Christophe Spinosi
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Matheus
  • Running Time: 7 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 02/17/1734

>Monteverdi, Claudio : The Coronation of Poppea :: Pur ti miro (I gaze upon you)
  • Performers: Sara Macliver (Soprano); Sally-Anne Russell (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1642

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Prelude
  • Conductor: Muhai Tang
  • Running Time: 10 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : The Force of Destiny :: La Vergine degli angeli (Blessed Mary-of-the-Angels)
  • Performers: Leontyne Price (Soprano); Giorgio Tozzi
  • Conductor: Thomas Schippers
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City) :: Glück, das mir verblieb (The happiness that was left to me)
  • Performers: Jonas Kaufmann (Tenor); Julia Kleiter (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jochen Rieder
  • Notes: Composition written: 1920.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1920

>Previn, Andre : A Streetcar Named Desire :: I Can Smell the Sea Air
  • Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1998
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Cilèa, Francesco : Adriana Lecouvreur :: Intermezzo, Act II
  • Conductor: Andrea Molino
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1902

>Gounod, Charles : Cinq-Mars :: Nuit resplendissante (Resplendent night)
  • Performer: Magdalena Kozená (Voice)
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1876-1877

>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (4), Op. 27
  • Performer: Yvonne Kenny
  • Conductor: Johannes Fritzsch
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers :: Au fond du temple saint (In the depths of the holy temple)
  • Performers: David Hobson (Bass Baritone); Teddy Rhodes (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Thomas Woods
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863