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Great Voices of the Past - The Sopranos

Album Summary

>Delibes, Leo [Composer] : Lakme, opera
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492
>Charpentier, Gustave : Louise
>Gounod, Charles : Faust
>Hahn, Reynaldo : Mélodies (20), Volume 1
>Schubert, Franz : Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118
>Glinka, Mikhail : Ruslan and Ludmilla
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera
>Adam, Adolphe [Composer] : Variazioni di bravura (on "Ah! Vous dirai-je Maman"), for soprano, flute & piano
>Schubert, Franz : Schwanengesang, D 957
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>Dvorak, Antonin : Rusalka
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera
>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale
>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Alceste
>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani
>Schumann, Robert : Dichterliebe, Op. 48
>Hahn, Reynaldo : Les feuilles blesses, song cycle for voice & piano
>Dell'Acqua, Eva : Chanson provencale
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Hahn, Reynaldo : Le rossignol des lilas
>Anonymous, Italian : Amor Amaro, for voice & vielle
>Lehár, Franz : Eva (Das Fabriksmadel), operetta in 3 acts
>Pfitzner, Hans : Ist der Himmel darum im Lenz so blau?, for voice & piano, Op. 2/2
>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide
>Respighi, Ottorino : Nebbie
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
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Notes & Reviews:

Assemble three dozen operatic sopranos on one album and MAMA MIA! You have a combination that practically screams 'bada bing'! These are the original, one-and-only, greatest sopranos of the Golden Age of Recording. Note: there is definitely no 'code of silence' here!



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>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé, opera :: Dov'é l'Indiana bruna (Bell Song)
  • Performer: Amelita Galli-Curci
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: Attendo, attendo...Addio del passato
  • Performer: Claudia Muzio (Soprano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Presso il bastion di Siviglia (Séguidille)
  • Performer: Conchita Supervia (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874

>Puccini, Giacomo : Tosca :: Vissi d'arte
  • Performer: Magda Olivero (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Ugo Tansini
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: La Vergine degli angeli
  • Performer: Rosa Ponselle
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Ave Maria
  • Performer: Elisabeth Rethberg (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo :: Che puro ciel
  • Conductor: Fritz Stiedry
  • Running Time: 7 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), opera, K. 492 :: Deh! vieni, non tardar
  • Performer: Toti Monte (Voice)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Charpentier, Gustave : Louise :: Depuis le jour
  • Performer: Nellie Melba (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887-1896

>Gounod, Charles : Faust :: Ah! je ris (Jewel Song)
  • Performers: Landon Ronald (Piano); Adelina Patti (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856-1859

>Hahn, Reynaldo : Mélodies (20), Volume 1
  • Performers: Frank La Forge (Piano); Marcella Sembrich (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1888

>Schubert, Franz : Gretchen am Spinnrade, D 118
  • Performers: Emma Eames (Soprano); Henri Gilles (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 10/19/1814

>Glinka, Mikhail : Ruslan and Ludmilla :: O my Ratmir!
  • Performer: Marianne Cherkasskaya
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1837-1842

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Un ballo in maschera :: Morrò, ma prima in grazia
  • Performer: Zinka Milanov (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Héctor Panizza
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1859

>Adam, Adolphe [Composer] : Variazioni di bravura (on "Ah! Vous dirai-je Maman"), for soprano, flute & piano
  • Performer: Ada Sari (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Schubert, Franz : Schwanengesang, D 957
  • Performers: Maria Olszewska (Alto); George Reeves (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Dich teure Halle
  • Performer: Emmy Destinn (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Rusalka :: Du lieber Mond (Song to the Moon)
  • Performer: Ljuba Welitsch (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Richard Kraus
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La traviata :: E strano!...Ah, fors'è lui...Sempre libera
  • Performers: Maria Caniglia (Soprano); Beniamino Gigli
  • Conductor: Vittorio Gui
  • Notes: Composition written: 1853.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Aida, opera :: Ritorna vincitor!
  • Performer: Dusolina Giannini (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Sabajno
  • Notes: Composition written: 1871.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1871

>Puccini, Giacomo : La bohème :: Mi chiamano Mimì
  • Performer: Licia Albanese (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Umberto Berrettoni
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1896

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale :: Quel guardo il cavaliere...So anch'io la virtù magica
  • Performer: Adelaide Saraceni (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Carlo Sabajno
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Ponchielli, Amilcare : La Gioconda :: Suicidio
  • Performer: Celestina Boninsegna (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1876

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia di Lammermoor :: Spargi d'amato pianto (Mad Scene)
  • Performer: Lily Pons
  • Running Time: 8 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1835

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Alceste :: Divinités du Styx
  • Performer: Helen Traubel (Soprano)
  • Notes: Composition written: Germany.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I vespri siciliani :: Bolero
  • Performer: Rosa Raisa (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1855

>Schumann, Robert : Dichterliebe, Op. 48 :: Ich grolle nicht, song
  • Performers: Elena Gerhardt; Arthur Nikisch (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1840

>Hahn, Reynaldo : Les feuilles blessés, song cycle for voice & piano :: Belle lune d'argent, song
  • Performers: Elena Gerhardt; Maggie Teyte (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901-1906

>Dell'Acqua, Eva : Chanson provencale
  • Performer: Mado Robin (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Georges Briez
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Ach, ich fühl's
  • Performer: Dorothy Maynor (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Sergey Koussevitzky
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Hahn, Reynaldo : Le rossignol des lilas
  • Performers: Andre Collard (Piano); Geori Boue (Voice)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Anonymous, Italian : Amor Amaro, for voice & vielle
  • Performers: E. Bellinzona (Vielle); Suzanne Danco (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 14th Century

>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

>Pfitzner, Hans : Ist der Himmel darum im Lenz so blau?, for voice & piano, Op. 2/2
  • Performers: Friedel Beckmann (Alto); Bruno Seidler-Winkler (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Rossini, Gioachino : Semiramide :: Bel raggio lusinghier
  • Performer: Luisa Tetrazzini (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Percy Pitt
  • Notes: Composition written: 1823.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1823

>Respighi, Ottorino : Nebbie
  • Performers: Giorgio Favaretto (Piano); Alba Anzellotti (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1906

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Mild und leise (Liebestod)
  • Performer: Kirsten Flagstad
  • Conductor: Issay Dobroven
  • Running Time: 7 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859