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Opera's Greatest Drinking Songs


Release Date: 04/11/1995 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 68095   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiFriedrich von FlotowSigmund RombergPietro Mascagni,   ... 
Performer:  Carlo BergonziMontserrat CaballéKarl RidderbuschJerry Hadley,   ... 
Conductor:  Georges PrêtreHeinz WallbergPaul GemignaniZubin Mehta,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera OrchestraRCA Italian Opera ChorusMunich Radio Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Carlo Bergonzi (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra,  RCA Italian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2. Martha: Lasst mich euch fragen "Porter's Song" by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Karl Ridderbusch (Bass)
Conductor:  Heinz Wallberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Munich Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: German 
3. Student Prince: Drink, Drink, Drink by Sigmund Romberg
Performer:  Jerry Hadley (Tenor)
Conductor:  Paul Gemignani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harvard Glee Club members,  American Theatre Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: English 
4. Il trovatore: Vedi! le fosche notturne "Anvil Chorus" by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5. Cavalleria Rusticana: Viva il vino spumeggiante "Brindisi" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nello Santi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  John Alldis Choir,  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins with "Intanto, amici..." 
6. Carmen: Votre toast je peu vous le rendre "Toreador Song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Robert Merrill (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
7. Carmina burana: no 14, In taberna quando sumus by Carl Orff
Conductor:  Leonard Slatkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Louis Symphony Orchestra,  St. Louis Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
8. Chérubin: Vous parlez de pèril by Jules Massenet
Performer:  June Anderson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pinchas Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection includes "La manola." 
9. Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10. What shall we do with the drunken sailor? by Traditional
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robert Shaw Chorale
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
11. Das Lied von der Erde: no 5, Der Trunkene im Frühling by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Richard Lewis (Tenor)
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908-1909; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: German 
12. Wiener Blut: Stoss An! by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Benno Kusche (Bass), Hilde Gueden (Soprano), Rudolf Schock (Tenor)
Conductor:  Robert Stolz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: German 
13. Lucrezia Borgia: Il segreto per esser felice "Brindisi" by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Alfredo Kraus (Tenor), Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonel Perlea
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Italian Opera Orchestra,  RCA Italian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14. La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Certain rat "Song of the rat" by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Donald Gramm (Bass)
Conductor:  Charles Munch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra,  Harvard Glee Club
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
15. Don Giovanni, K 527: Finch' han dal vino [Brindisi] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alan Titus (Baritone)
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
16. La forza del destino: Holà, holà, holà by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  John Alldis Choir,  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
17. Tafellied, Op. 93b by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Kenneth Bowen (Piano)
Conductor:  Richard Westenburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Sacra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
18. Eine Nacht in Venedig: Solch' ein Wirtshaus lob' ich mir by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Rudolf Schock (Tenor)
Conductor:  Werner Schmidt-Bölke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin RIAS Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: German 
19. Otello: Inaffia l'ugola! (Iago's Drinking Song) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Paul Crook (Tenor), Frank Little (Tenor), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
20. Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Beer's no doubt a gift by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Walter Berry (Bass Baritone), René Kollo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Jaroslav Krombholc
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863/1870; Czech Republic 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: German 
21. Die Fledermaus: Champagner hat's verschuldet by Johann Strauss Jr.
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection begins with "O Fledermaus..." 
22. Der Freischütz, J 277: Hier im ird'schen Jammertal by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Peter Seiffert (Tenor), Kurt Rydl (Bass)
Conductor:  Marek Janowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: German 

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