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Great Voices of the Past - Legendary Opera Duets

Audio Samples

>Bizet, Georges : The Pearl Fishers, opera
>     Au fond du temple saint
>     O Zurga, au fond du temple saint
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>     O soave fanciulla
>     Ah, Mimi, tu piú non torni
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto
>     E il sol dell'anima
>     Il nome vostro
>Purcell, Henry : Indian Queen, Z 630
>     Let us wander not unseen
>Wagner, Richard : The Flying Dutchman
>     Auf hoher Felsen
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
>     Solenne in quest'ora
>     Le minace, i fieri
>     Solenne in quest'ora
>Traditional, French : Au clair de la lune
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>     Ciel, il mio padre
>     Già, sacredoti
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda
>     Enzo Grimaldo
>Boito, Arrigo : Mefistofele
>     Lontano, lontano
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Don Giovanni
>     Là ci darem la mano
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Il Trovatore
>     Miserere
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>     Sull'aria
>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera
>     Prendi, l'anel ti dono
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Don Carlos
>     Dio che nell'alma in fondere
>Mascagni, Pietro : L'Amico Fritz
>     Suzel, buon di
>Bellini, Vincenzo : I Puritani, opera
>     Suoni la tromba
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>     Il se fait tard
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Simon Boccanegra
>     Figlia, a tal nome palpito
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>     Già, nella notte densa

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
Performers Composers

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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Works Details

>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: Enrico Caruso; Geraldine Farrar
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Rigoletto :: E il sol dell'anima
  • Performers: Hjördis Schymberg; Jussi Björling
  • 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: Giuseppe de Luca (Baritone); Beniamino Gigli
  • 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: Josef Mann (Tenor); Barbara Kemp (Soprano)
  • 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: Geraldine Farrar; Edmond Clement (Voice)
  • 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: Lily Pons; Giuseppe de Luca (Baritone)
  • 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: Frances Alda (Soprano); Enrico Caruso
  • 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: Adolfo Pacini (Baritone); Beniamino Gigli
  • 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: Marcella Sembrich (Soprano); Emma Eames (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Bellini, Vincenzo : La sonnambula, opera :: Prendi, l'anel ti dono
  • Performers: Tito Schipa; Toti Monte (Voice)
  • 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: Antonio Scotti (Baritone); Enrico Caruso
  • 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: Mafalda Vocals] (Soprano); Tito Schipa
  • Running Time: 9 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

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

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Il se fait tard
  • Performers: Maria Zamboni (Soprano); Beniamino Gigli
  • 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: Ramón Vinay (Voice); Herva Nelli (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887