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The Golden Age of Singing Vol 1 - 1900-1910

Audio Samples

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Queen of Spades, Op. 68
>     Forgive me, heavenly being
>Flotow, Friedrich v. : Martha, opera
>     Chi mi dira (Porter Song)
>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera
>     Il mulini, i fonte... Vi ravviso , o luoghio ameni
>     Ah, non credea mirarti
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>     Niun mi tema
>     Era la notte
>     Credo in un Dio crudel
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>     Una furtiva lagrima
>     Chiedi all'aura lusinghiera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>     Fuggiam gli ardori inospiti (Nile Scene)
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>     Einsam in trüben Tagen (Elsa's Dream)
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale
>     Quel guardo il cavaliere... So anch'io la virtu magica
>     Sogno soave e casto
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani
>     O sommo Carlo
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Luisa Miller
>     Ah fede negar potessi... Quando le sere al placido
>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette, opera
>     Je veux vivre dans ce rêve (Waltz Song)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>     O Isis und Osiris
>Glinka, Mikhail : A Life for the Tsar
>     They guess the truth
>Massenet, Jules : Il re di Lahore
>     Promesse de mon avenir
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Le prophète, grand opera in 5 acts
>     Sopra Berta l'amor mio
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La Favorita
>     A tanto amor
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda
>     Cosi mantieni il patto?... Ebbrezza! Delirio!
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>     L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>     Heil'ge Quelle
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucrezia Borgia
>     Di pescatore ignobile
>     Il segreto per esser felice
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>     Caro nome
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Simon Boccanegra
>     A te l'estremo addio... Il lacerato spirito
>Erkel, Ferenc : Hunyadi László, opera
>     Ah rebéges
>Thomas, Ambroise : Hamlet
>     O vin, discaccia la tristezza
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>     Con onor muore
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Hugenoten
>     A ce mot
>     O beau pays de la Touraine
>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
>     La Calunnia è un venticello
>Massenet, Jules : Le Cid
>     O souverain! ô juge! o père
>Wagner, Richard : Rienzi
>     Gerechter Gott!
>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide, opera
>     Bel raggio lusinghier
>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung
>     Fliegt heim ihr Raben
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Falstaff
>     Quand' ero paggio
>Goldmark, Karl [Composer] : Die Königin von Saba, opera, Op. 27
>     Magische Töme
>Boito, Arrigo : Mefistofele
>     Giunto sul passo estremo
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : May Night
>     Sleep, my beauty
>Hatton, John Liptrot : Simon the Cellarer

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Queen of Spades, Op. 68
>Flotow, Friedrich v. : Martha, opera
>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Luisa Miller
>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette, opera
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Glinka, Mikhail : A Life for the Tsar
>Massenet, Jules : Il re di Lahore
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Le prophète, grand opera in 5 acts
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La Favorita
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucrezia Borgia
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Simon Boccanegra
>Erkel, Ferenc : Hunyadi László, opera
>Thomas, Ambroise : Hamlet
>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Hugenoten
>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera
>Massenet, Jules : Le Cid
>Wagner, Richard : Rienzi
>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide, opera
>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Falstaff
>Goldmark, Karl [Composer] : Die Königin von Saba, opera, Op. 27
>Boito, Arrigo : Mefistofele
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : May Night
>Hatton, John Liptrot : Simon the Cellarer
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Notes & Reviews:

Celebrating the golden era of operatic singing, this special collection (the first of four volumes), culled from the highly acclaimed Prima Voce series, highlights the singers of the first decade of the 20th century.



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>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Queen of Spades, Op. 68 :: Forgive me, heavenly being
  • Performer: Nikolay Figner (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1890

>Flotow, Friedrich v. : Martha, opera :: Chi mi dira (Porter Song)
  • Performer: Edouard Reszke (Voice)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1847.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera :: Il mulini, i fonte... Vi ravviso , o luoghio ameni
  • Performer: Pol Plançon (Bass)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1831

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Niun mi tema
  • Performer: Francesco Tamagno (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera :: Una furtiva lagrima
  • Performer: Enrico Caruso (Voice)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Fuggiam gli ardori inospiti (Nile Scene)
  • Performers: Celestina Boninsegna (Soprano); Giovanni Valls (Tenor)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Era la notte
  • Performer: Victor Maurel (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Credo in un Dio crudel
  • Performer: Eugenio Giraldoni (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: Einsam in trüben Tagen (Elsa's Dream)
  • Performer: Félia Litvinne (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale :: Quel guardo il cavaliere... So anch'io la virtu magica
  • Performer: Rosina Storchio (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani :: O sommo Carlo
  • Performers: Luigi Colazza (Tenor); Emilia Corsi (Soprano); Mattia Battistini (Voice); Aristodemo Sillich (Bass)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1844

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Luisa Miller :: Ah fede negar potessi... Quando le sere al placido
  • Performer: Alessandro Bonci (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1849

>Gounod, Charles : Roméo et Juliette, opera :: Je veux vivre dans ce rêve (Waltz Song)
  • Performer: Emma Eames (Soprano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1865-71.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1865-1871

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L'elisir d'amore, opera :: Chiedi all'aura lusinghiera
  • Performers: Maria Galvany (Soprano); Aristodemo Giorgini (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: O Isis und Osiris
  • Performer: Wilhelm Hesch (Bass)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Glinka, Mikhail : A Life for the Tsar :: They guess the truth
  • Performer: Vladimir Kastorsky (Bass Baritone)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1834-1836

>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera :: Ah, non credea mirarti
  • Performers: Alfredo Barili (Piano); Adelina Patti (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1831

>Massenet, Jules : Il re di Lahore :: Promesse de mon avenir
  • Performer: Maurice Renaud (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Le prophète, grand opera in 5 acts :: Sopra Berta l'amor mio
  • Performer: Francisco Viñas (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Donizetti, Gaetano : La Favorita :: A tanto amor
  • Performer: Mario Ancona (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1840

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale :: Sogno soave e casto
  • Performer: Giuseppe Anselmi (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda :: Cosi mantieni il patto?... Ebbrezza! Delirio!
  • Performer: Eugenia Burzio (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1876

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle
  • Performer: Emma Calvé (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Massenet, Jules : Manon
  • Performer: Fernando Lucia (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Heil'ge Quelle
  • Performer: Lilli Lehmann (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucrezia Borgia :: Di pescatore ignobile
  • Performer: Francesco Marconi (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1833

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Caro nome
  • Performer: Nellie Melba (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Simon Boccanegra :: A te l'estremo addio... Il lacerato spirito
  • Performer: Francesco Navarini (Bass)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857

>Erkel, Ferenc : Hunyadi László, opera :: Ah rebéges
  • Performer: Lillian Nordica (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Thomas, Ambroise : Hamlet :: O vin, discaccia la tristezza
  • Performer: Titta Ruffo (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Sabaino
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1868

>Puccini, Giacomo : Madama Butterfly :: Con onor muore
  • Performer: Emmy Destinn (Soprano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1904.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1904

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Hugenoten :: A ce mot
  • Performer: Olimpia Boronat (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1836

>Rossini, Gioachino : Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia), opera :: La Calunnia è un venticello
  • Performer: Adamo Didur (Bass)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Massenet, Jules : Le Cid :: O souverain! ô juge! o père
  • Performer: Vilhelm Herold (Tenor)
  • Notes: Composition written: Spain.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Hugenoten :: O beau pays de la Touraine
  • Performer: Antonina Nezhdanova (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1836

>Wagner, Richard : Rienzi :: Gerechter Gott!
  • Performer: Ernestine Schumann-Heink (Voice)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1838-1840

>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide, opera :: Bel raggio lusinghier
  • Performer: Marcella Sembrich (Soprano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1823.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1823

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucrezia Borgia :: Il segreto per esser felice
  • Performer: Clara Butt (Alto)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1833

>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung :: Fliegt heim ihr Raben
  • Performer: Johanna Gadski (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1874

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Falstaff :: Quand' ero paggio
  • Performer: Antonio Scotti (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1893

>Goldmark, Karl [Composer] : Die Königin von Saba, opera, Op. 27 :: Magische Töme
  • Performer: Leo Slezak (Tenor)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1869-71.
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1871

>Boito, Arrigo : Mefistofele :: Giunto sul passo estremo
  • Performer: Dmitri Smirnov (Tenor)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1868-75.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1868-1875

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : May Night :: Sleep, my beauty
  • Performer: Leonid Sobinov (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878-1879

>Hatton, John Liptrot : Simon the Cellarer
  • Performer: Charles Santley (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal