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Great Voices of the Past - Opera's Greatest Heroes

Album Summary

>Lully, Jean-Baptiste : Amadis, LWV 63
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Oberon
>Wagner, Richard : Rienzi
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal
>Lalo, Edouard : Le Roi d'Ys
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
>Rossini, Gioachino : Guglielmo Tell
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Afrikanerin
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Halévy, Jacques : La juive
>Massenet, Jules : Le Cid
>Glinka, Mikhail : A Life for the Tsar
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Simon Boccanegra
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda
>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chenier
>Puccini, Giacomo : La Fanciulla del West
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
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Works Details

>Lully, Jean-Baptiste : Amadis, LWV 63 :: Bois épais
  • Performer: Enrico Caruso
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo :: Che farò senza Euridice
  • Performer: Tito Schipa
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön
  • Performer: Franz Völker
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72 :: Gott, welch Dunkel heir
  • Performer: Alfred Piccaver (Tenor)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1804-06.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1804-1806

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Oberon :: Seit frühester Jugend
  • Performer: Helge Rosvaenge (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1825-1826

>Wagner, Richard : Rienzi :: Allmäch'ger Vater
  • Performer: Max Lorenz (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1838-1840

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: In fernem Land
  • Performer: Richard Tauber (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Dir töne Lob
  • Performer: Lauritz Melchior
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond... Du bist der Lenz...
  • Performers: Lotte Lehmann (Soprano); Lauritz Melchior
  • Running Time: 14 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1854-1856

>Wagner, Richard : Parsifal :: Nur eine Waffe taugt
  • Performer: Lauritz Melchior
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1878-1882

>Lalo, Edouard : Le Roi d'Ys :: Vainement, ma bien aimée
  • Performer: Edmond Clement (Voice)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1875-88.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1875-1888

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47 :: Vois ma misère
  • Performer: Enrico Caruso
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859-1877

>Rossini, Gioachino : Guglielmo Tell :: O muto asil
  • Performer: Giovanni Martinelli (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1829

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Die Afrikanerin :: O Paradiso
  • Performer: Miguel Fleta (Tenor)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1864.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1864

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Salut! Demeure chaste et pure
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Fromental Halévy (Composer) (1799 - 1862) : La juive :: Rachel, quand du Seigneur
  • Performer: Enrico Caruso
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1835

>Massenet, Jules : Le Cid :: O Souverain
  • Performer: Enrico Caruso
  • Notes: Composition written: Spain.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Glinka, Mikhail : A Life for the Tsar :: Susanin's Air
  • Performer: Nicola Rossi-Lemeni (Bass)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1834-1836

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

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Ernani :: O sommo Carlo
  • Performers: Giuseppe de Luca (Baritone); Grace Anthony (Soprano); Alfio Tedesco (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1844

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Solenne in quest'ora
  • Performers: Giuseppe de Luca (Baritone); Beniamino Gigli
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Celeste Aida
  • Performer: Enrico Caruso
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore :: Ah sì ben mio... Di quella pira
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Niun mi tema
  • Performer: Giovanni Zenatello (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Leoncavallo, Ruggero : Pagliacci, opera :: Vesti la giubba
  • Performer: Aureliano Pertile
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda :: Cielo e mar
  • Performer: Beniamino Gigli
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1876

>Giordano, Umberto : Andrea Chénier :: Un dì all'azzurro spazio
  • Performer: Mario Del Monaco (Tenor)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1896.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Puccini, Giacomo : La Fanciulla del West :: Ch'ella mi creda
  • Performer: Ferruccio Tagliavini
  • Notes: Composition written: 1910.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: E lucevan le stele
  • Performer: Giuseppe Di Stefano
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun dorma
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926