Beverly Sills - The Great Recordings

Album Summary

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera
>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera
>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Attila
>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Roberto Devereux
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio!, concert aria, K. 418
>Strauss, Richard : Amor
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Massenet, Jules : Manon
>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Robert le Diable
>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne
>Lehár, Franz : Giuditta
>Sieczynski, Rudolf : Wien, du Stadt meiner Traume (Vienna, City of My Dreams) ("Wien, Wien, nur du allein")
>Moore, Douglas S. : The Ballad of Baby Doe, opera in 2 acts
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The track list on this 2-disc set has been carefully chosen and endorsed by Beverly Sills herself, and includes a track from Norma for the very first time on CD. New notes and rare photos make this set another great addition to the Sills catalog.



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Works Details

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera :: Son vergin vezzosa
  • Performers: Heather Begg (Mezzo Soprano); Richard van Allan (Bass Baritone); Beverly Sills; Nicolai Gedda (Voice); Paul Plishka (Voice)
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Capuleti e Montecchi, opera :: Eccomi... Oh! quante volte
  • Performer: Beverly Sills
  • Conductor: Jussi Jalas
  • Ensemble: Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1830

>Bellini, Vincenzo : Norma, opera :: Mira, o Norma
  • Performers: Beverly Sills; Shirley Verrett (Voice)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Attila :: Santo di patria... Allor che i forti corrono... Da te questo
  • Performer: Beverly Sills
  • Conductor: Aldo Ceccato
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1846

>Rossini, Gioachino : Il barbiere di Siviglia :: Contro un cor che accende amore
  • Performers: Beverly Sills; Nicolai Gedda (Voice)
  • Conductor: James Levine
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1816

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Roberto Devereux :: Che m'apporti?
  • Performers: Peter Glossop (Baritone); Kenneth MacDonald (Voice); Beverly Sills; Beverly Wolff (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus
  • Notes: Composition written: 1837.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1837

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Roberto Devereux :: Quel sangue varsato al cielo s'innalza
  • Performers: Peter Glossop (Baritone); Kenneth MacDonald (Voice); Beverly Sills; Beverly Wolff (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus
  • Notes: Composition written: 1837.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1837

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio!, concert aria, K. 418
  • Performer: Beverly Sills
  • Conductor: Aldo Ceccato
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1783

>Strauss, Richard : Amor
  • Performer: Beverly Sills
  • Conductor: Aldo Ceccato
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384 :: Martern aller Arten
  • Performer: Beverly Sills
  • Conductor: Aldo Ceccato
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1782.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1782

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: E strano! E strano!
  • Performer: Beverly Sills
  • Conductor: Aldo Ceccato
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Ah, fors'è lui
  • Performer: Beverly Sills
  • Conductor: Aldo Ceccato
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Follie! Follie!
  • Performer: Beverly Sills
  • Conductor: Aldo Ceccato
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Sempre libera
  • Performer: Beverly Sills
  • Conductor: Aldo Ceccato
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Ces murs silencieux - Pardonnez-moi, Dieu de toute puissance
  • Performer: Beverly Sills
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: Toi! Vous! - Oui! Je fus cruelle et coupable!
  • Performers: Beverly Sills; Nicolai Gedda (Voice)
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Massenet, Jules : Manon :: N'est-ce plus ma main?
  • Performers: Beverly Sills; Nicolai Gedda (Voice)
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Robert le Diable :: Robert, toi que j'aime
  • Performer: Beverly Sills
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 7 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Tu ne chanteras plus?
  • Performers: Patricia Kern (Mezzo Soprano); Norman Treigle (Bass Baritone); Beverly Sills
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Offenbach, Jacques : Gaîté Parisienne :: Chère enfant que j'appelle
  • Performers: Patricia Kern (Mezzo Soprano); Norman Treigle (Bass Baritone); Beverly Sills
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : Giuditta :: Meine Lippen, die küssen so heiá
  • Performer: Beverly Sills
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus
  • Notes: Composition written: 1933.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1933

>Sieczynski, Rudolf : Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume (Vienna, City of My Dreams) ("Wien, Wien, nur du allein")
  • Performer: Beverly Sills
  • Conductor: Julius Rudel
  • Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1913

>Moore, Douglas S. : The Ballad of Baby Doe, opera in 2 acts :: Always through the changing
  • Performer: Beverly Sills
  • Conductor: Emerson Buckley
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1956