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Great Voices of the Past - Legendary Opera Duets

Album Summary

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>Purcell, Henry : Indian Queen, Z 630
>Wagner, Richard : The Flying Dutchman
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
>Traditional, French : Au clair de la lune
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda
>Boito, Arrigo : Mefistofele
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos
>Mascagni, Pietro : L'Amico Fritz
>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Simon Boccanegra
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
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Notes & Reviews:

This is a unique collection of some operatic rarities, some sung by famous singers, some by names now forgotten, but belonging to artists of surprising talent and fame in their day. Historic recordings 1908-1947.



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>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: Au fond du temple saint
  • Performers: Edmond Clement (Voice); Marcel Journet (Bass)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: O soave fanciulla
  • Performers: Geraldine Farrar; Enrico Caruso
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: E il sol dell'anima
  • Performers: Jussi Björling; Hjördis Schymberg
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Purcell, Henry : Indian Queen, Z 630 :: Let us wander not unseen
  • Performer: Isobel Baillie (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Wagner, Richard : The Flying Dutchman :: Auf hoher Felsen
  • Performers: Irmgard Langhammer (Soprano); Franz Völker
  • Notes: Composition written: 1841.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1841

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Ah, Mimi, tu piú non torni
  • Performers: Beniamino Gigli; Giuseppe de Luca (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Solenne in quest'ora
  • Performers: Riccardo Stracciari (Baritone); Charles Hackett (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Traditional, French : Au clair de la lune
  • Performers: Edmond Clement (Voice); Geraldine Farrar
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Ciel, il mio padre
  • Performers: Barbara Kemp (Soprano); Josef Mann (Tenor)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 8 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda :: Enzo Grimaldo
  • Performers: Titta Ruffo (Baritone); Beniamino Gigli
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1876

>Boito, Arrigo : Mefistofele :: Lontano, lontano
  • Performers: Edmond Clement (Voice); Geraldine Farrar
  • Notes: Composition written: 1868-75.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1868-1875

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: Il nome vostro
  • Performers: Giuseppe de Luca (Baritone); Lily Pons
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Le minace, i fieri
  • Performers: Benvenuto Franci (Baritone); Aureliano Pertile
  • Running Time: 8 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Là ci darem la mano
  • Performers: Augusto Beuf (Baritone); Toti Monte (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Miserere
  • Performers: Enrico Caruso; Frances Alda (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera :: O Zurga, au fond du temple saint
  • Performers: Beniamino Gigli; Adolfo Pacini (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Già, sacredoti
  • Performer: Lauritz Melchior
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Sull'aria
  • Performers: Emma Eames (Soprano); Marcella Sembrich (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera :: Prendi, l'anel ti dono
  • Performers: Toti Monte (Voice); Tito Schipa
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1831

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos :: Dio che nell'alma in fondere
  • Performers: Enrico Caruso; Antonio Scotti (Baritone)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1884.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Solenne in quest'ora
  • Performers: Beniamino Gigli; Giuseppe de Luca (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Mascagni, Pietro : L'Amico Fritz :: Suzel, buon di
  • Performers: Tito Schipa; Mafalda Favero (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera :: Suoni la tromba
  • Performers: Marcel Journet (Bass); Pasquale Amato (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Il se fait tard
  • Performers: Beniamino Gigli; Maria Zamboni (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Simon Boccanegra :: Figlia, a tal nome palpito
  • Performers: Lawrence Tibbett; Rose Bampton (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Già, nella notte densa
  • Performers: Herva Nelli (Soprano); Ramón Vinay
  • Running Time: 8 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887