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Great Voices of the Past - Light Opera Gems

Album Summary

>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia
>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera
>Lehár, Franz : Eva (Das Fabriksmadel), operetta in 3 acts
>Flotow, Friedrich v. : Martha, opera
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>Lehár, Franz : The Land of Smiles
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Fruhlingsstimmen, Op. 410
>Romberg, Sigmund : The Student Prince, operetta
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus
>Coward, Noël : Conversation Piece, musical
>Lehár, Franz : The White Dove, song for voice & piano, V. 143
>Lehár, Franz : The Merry Widow
>Romberg, Sigmund : The New Moon
>Rodgers, Richard : Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin', song (for the musical Oklahoma!)
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Der Zigeunerbaron
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schonen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
>Millocker, Carl : The Beggar Student, operetta
>Straus, Oscar : Der Tapfere Soldat (The Chocolate Soldier), operetta
>Herbert, Victor : Mademoiselle Modiste
>Romberg, Sigmund : Up in Central Park, musical play
>Friml, Rudolf : The Vagabond King
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Linda di Chamounix
>Adam, Adolphe : Le chalet
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald
>Donizetti, Gaetano : La figlia del reggimento
>David, Félicien César : La perle du Brésil
>Guerrero, Jacinto : El Huesped del Sevillano, zarzuela
>Luna, Pablo : El Nino Judio, zarzuela
>Masse, Victor : Galathee, comic opera
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384
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Notes & Reviews:

Operetta is rare on CD these days, so a collection of highlights from the most famous repertoire, sung by the great voices of the Golden Age, is a real treasure, especially at the Great Voices bargain prices!

Notes & Reviews:

Includes modern travel, an opera parody on donizetti, gouno by various composers.



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>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia :: Largo al factotum
  • Performer: Gino Bechi (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Donizetti, Gaetano : L' elisir d'amore, opera :: Udite, udite o rustici
  • Performer: Ezio Pinza (Bass)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : Eva (Das Fabriksmädel), operetta in 3 acts :: Im heimlichen Dämmer
  • Performer: Maria Reining (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Franz Lehár
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Flotow, Friedrich v. : Martha, opera :: Mag der Himmel euch vergeben
  • Performers: Helge Rosvaenge (Tenor); Rudolf Watzke (Bass); Hedwig Debicka (Voice)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1847.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Flotow, Friedrich v. : Martha, opera :: Ach so fromm
  • Performer: Richard Tauber (Tenor)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1847.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Flotow, Friedrich v. : Martha, opera :: The Last Rose of Summer
  • Performers: Francis Lapitino (Harp); Amelita Galli-Curci
  • Notes: Composition written: 1847.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1847

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Non so piú
  • Performer: Amelita Galli-Curci
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : The Land of Smiles :: You
  • Performer: Amelita Galli-Curci
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410
  • Performers: Ada Sari (Soprano); Charles Cerne (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1883

>Romberg, Sigmund : The Student Prince, operetta :: Drinking Song / Golden Days
  • Performer: Robert Merrill
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1924

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Die Fledermaus :: You and You
  • Performer: Robert Merrill
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1874

>Noël Coward (1899 - 1973) : Conversation Piece, musical :: I'll Follow My Secret Heart
  • Performers: Lily Pons; Robert Merrill
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : The White Dove, song for voice & piano, V. 143
  • Performer: Lawrence Tibbett
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Romberg, Sigmund : The Student Prince, operetta :: Deep in my heart
  • Performers: Jane Wilson; Lauritz Melchior
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1924

>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : The Merry Widow :: The Merry Widow Waltz
  • Performer: Helen Traubel (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1905

>Romberg, Sigmund : The Student Prince, operetta :: Serenade
  • Performer: Lauritz Melchior
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1924

>Romberg, Sigmund : The New Moon :: Stout-hearted Men
  • Performer: Helen Traubel (Soprano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1928.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Romberg, Sigmund : The New Moon :: Russian Song
  • Performer: Lawrence Tibbett
  • Notes: Composition written: 1928.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Romberg, Sigmund : The New Moon :: Wanting You
  • Performer: Lawrence Tibbett
  • Notes: Composition written: 1928.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Rodgers, Richard : Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin', song (for the musical Oklahoma!)
  • Performer: Helen Traubel (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia :: Una voce poco fa
  • Performer: Luisa Tetrazzini (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Percy Pitt
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Der Zigeunerbaron :: Wer uns getraut
  • Performers: Hjördis Schymberg; Jussi Björling
  • Notes: Composition written: 10/24/1885.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 10/24/1885

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
  • Performer: Lily Pons
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1867

>Carl Millöcker (Composer) (1842 - 1899) : The Beggar Student, operetta :: Ich hab' kein Geld, bin vogelfrei
  • Performer: Jussi Björling
  • Notes: Composition written: 1882.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882

>Straus, Oscar : Der Tapfere Soldat (The Chocolate Soldier), operetta :: My Hero
  • Performers: Frank Forest (Baritone); Rosa Ponselle
  • Notes: Composition written: 1908.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1908

>Herbert, Victor : Mademoiselle Modiste
  • Performers: Frank Forest (Baritone); Rosa Ponselle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905

>Romberg, Sigmund : Up in Central Park, musical play :: When You Walk in the Room
  • Performers: Frank Forest (Baritone); Robert Merrill
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1945

>Friml, Rudolf : The Vagabond King :: Song of the Vagabonds
  • Performers: Frank Forest (Baritone); Robert Merrill
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1925

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Linda di Chamounix :: O luce di quest'anima
  • Performers: Toti Monte (Voice); Robert Merrill
  • Conductor: Carlo Sabajno
  • Notes: Composition written: 1842.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842

>Adam, Adolphe : Le chalet :: Dans le service d'Autriche
  • Performer: Hippolyte Belhomme (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald
  • Performer: Marcella Sembrich (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1868

>Donizetti, Gaetano : La figlia del reggimento :: Per viver vicino
  • Performer: John McCormack
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1840

>Félicien David (1810 - 1876) : La perle du Brésil :: Charmant oiseau
  • Performers: Clement Barone (Flute); Amelita Galli-Curci
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1851

>Guerrero, Jacinto : El Huésped del Sevillano, zarzuela :: Canción de la espada
  • Performer: Miguel Fleta (Tenor)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Luna, Pablo : El Niño Judio, zarzuela :: De España vengo
  • Performer: Conchita Supervia (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Notes: Composition written: Spain.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Victor Massé (1822 - 1884) : Galathée, comic opera :: Aimons, il faut aimer
  • Performers: Hippolyte Belhomme (Voice); Jane Marignan
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1852

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale :: Com'é gentil
  • Performer: Tito Schipa
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale :: Quel guardo il cavaliere
  • Performer: Amelita Galli-Curci
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale :: Tornami a dir che m'ami
  • Performers: Toti Monte (Voice); Tito Schipa
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384 :: Im Mohrenland gegang
  • Performer: Peter Anders (Tenor)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1782.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1782

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384 :: Oh, wie will ich tri
  • Performer: Wilhelm Hesch (Bass)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1782.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1782