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>Boito, Arrigo : Mefistofele
>     Son to spirito che nega sempre tutto (I am the spirit who always denies everything)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>     Catalogue Aria
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Sadko
>     Song of the Viking Guest
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>     Serenade
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio)
>     O, wie will ich triumphieren (Oh, h
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
>     Hat man nicht auch Gold beineben (Without gold)
>Lehmann, Liza : Myself When Young (In a Persian Garden)
>Offenbach, Jacques : Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
>     Scintille, diamant (Sparkle, diamond)
>Britten, Benjamin : Billy Budd
>     O Beauty, Handsomeness, Goodness
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
>     O Isis und Osiris (O Isis and Osiris)
>Handel, George Frideric : Israel in Egypt
>     The Lord is a Man of War
>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea
>     I Rage, I Melt, I Burn...O Ruddier than the Cherry
>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'Orfeo
>     O tu, ch'innanzi morte (O thou, not yet dead)
>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods)
>     Hagen's Watch
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Mephistopheles' song of the flea
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
>     La vendetta, oh, la vendetta (Revenge, ah, revenge)
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>     Why do the Nations So Furiously Rage Together?
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Boris Godunov
>     Varlaam's Song
>Traditional Spiritual : Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?
>Kern, Jerome : Show Boat

Album Summary

>Boito, Arrigo : Mefistofele
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Sadko
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio)
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
>Lehmann, Liza : Myself When Young (In a Persian Garden)
>Offenbach, Jacques : Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
>Britten, Benjamin : Billy Budd
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
>Handel, George Frideric : Israel in Egypt
>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea
>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'Orfeo
>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods)
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Mephistopheles' song of the flea
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Boris Godunov
>Traditional Spiritual : Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?
>Kern, Jerome : Show Boat
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Works Details

>Boito, Arrigo : Mefistofele :: Son to spirito che nega sempre tutto (I am the spirit who always denies everything)
  • Performer: Nicolai Ghiaurov
  • Conductor: Oliviero de Fabritiis
  • Notes: Composition written: 1868-75.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1868-1875

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni :: Catalogue Aria
  • Performer: Teddy Rhodes (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Ola Rudner
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1787

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Sadko :: Song of the Viking Guest
  • Performer: Bruce Martin (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: David Measham
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1895-1896

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Serenade
  • Performer: John Wegner (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Richard Divall
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio) :: O, wie will ich triumphieren (Oh, h
  • Performer: Conal Coad
  • Conductor: Dobbs Franks
  • Notes: Composition written: 1782.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1782

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72 :: Hat man nicht auch Gold beineben (Without gold)
  • Performer: Hans Sotin (Bass)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Notes: Composition written: 1804-06.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1804-1806

>Lehmann, Liza : Myself When Young (In a Persian Garden)
  • Performers: Geoffrey Parsons (Piano); Raymond Myers (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Offenbach, Jacques : Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) :: Scintille, diamant (Sparkle, diamond)
  • Performer: René Pape (Bass)
  • Conductor: Sebastian Weigle
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Britten, Benjamin : Billy Budd :: O Beauty, Handsomeness, Goodness
  • Performer: Forbes Robinson (Bass)
  • Conductor: Sir Solti
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1951

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) :: O Isis und Osiris (O Isis and Osiris)
  • Performer: Conal Coad
  • Conductor: Dobbs Franks
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Handel, George Frideric : Israel in Egypt :: The Lord is a Man of War
  • Performers: Angela East (Cello); Alastair Ross (Harpsichord); Henry Herford (Baritone); Stephen Varcoe
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Notes: Composition written: 1738.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea :: I Rage, I Melt, I Burn...O Ruddier than the Cherry
  • Performer: Owen Brannigan (Bass)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Notes: Composition written: 1718.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1718

>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'Orfeo :: O tu, ch'innanzi morte (O thou, not yet dead)
  • Performer: John Tomlinson (Bass)
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1607

>Wagner, Richard : Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods) :: Hagen's Watch
  • Performer: David Parkin (Bass)
  • Conductor: Andrew Greene
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1869-1874

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Mephistopheles' song of the flea
  • Performer: John Wegner (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Richard Divall
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1879

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) :: La vendetta, oh, la vendetta (Revenge, ah, revenge)
  • Performer: Siegmund Nimsgern (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Why do the Nations So Furiously Rage Together?
  • Performer: Teddy Rhodes (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Boris Godunov :: Varlaam's Song
  • Performer: Bruce Martin (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: David Measham
  • Notes: Composition written: 1868-74.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1868-1874

>Traditional Spiritual : Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?
  • Performer: Donald Shanks (Bass)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Kern, Jerome : Show Boat
  • Performer: Paul Robeson (Bass)
  • Conductor: Ray Noble
  • Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern