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Charles Hackett


Release Date: 09/08/1998 
Label:  Marston   Catalog #: 51005   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Michael BalfeWolfgang Amadeus MozartGaetano DonizettiGiacomo Puccini,   ... 
Performer:  Charles Francis HackettMaria BarrientosRiccardo Stracciari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gifted with a beautiful lyric tenor voice and a handsome stage appearance, Charles Francis Hackett was one of the first American tenors to establish a solid, international career. In 1917-1918 he had great success at the Teátro Colón in Buenos Aires and in 1919 was invited to the Metropolitan Opera, making his debut there as Almaviva in Il Barbiere. He had a highly successful career at Milan, Monte Carlo, and Paris. He was engaged at the Chicago Opera (1923-31) and sang at Covent Garden (1926). This one-CD set contains highlights of Hackett's recording career. In addition to liner notes by Lawrence F. Holdridge, the booklet includes very personal recollections of Hackett, by his only son, Charles Hackett, Jr. Gifted with a beautiful lyric tenor voice and a handsome stage appearance, Charles Francis Hackett was one of the first American tenors to establish a solid, international career. In 1917-1918 he had great success at the Teátro Colón in Buenos Aires and in 1919 was invited to the Metropolitan Opera, making his debut there as Almaviva in Il Barbiere. He had a highly successful career at Milan, Monte Carlo, and Paris. He was engaged at the Chicago Opera (1923-31) and sang at Covent Garden (1926). This one-CD set contains highlights of Hackett's recording career. In addition to liner notes by Lawrence F. Holdridge, the booklet includes very personal recollections of Hackett, by his only son, Charles Hackett, Jr. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Bohemian Girl: Then you'll remember me by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Charles Francis Hackett (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Ireland 
Date of Recording: 09/13/1912 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: English 
2. Don Giovanni, K 527: Il mio tesoro intanto by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Charles Francis Hackett (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 10/20/1922 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
3. Lucia di Lammermoor: Verranno a te sull' aure by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Maria Barrientos (Soprano), Charles Francis Hackett (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1920 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4. La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Charles Francis Hackett (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/01/1919 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
5. La Bohème: O Mimì, tu più non torni by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Riccardo Stracciari (Baritone), Charles Francis Hackett (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/03/1921 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6. Roméo et Juliette: Ah! lève-toi, soleil by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Charles Francis Hackett (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; France 
Date of Recording: 10/09/1922 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection begins with "L'amour..." 
7. Manon: Ah! fuyez, douce image by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Charles Francis Hackett (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Date of Recording: 09/27/1923 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection begins with "Je suis seul..." 
8. Manon: Instant charmant...En fermant les yeux "Dream of des Grieux" by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Charles Francis Hackett (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Date of Recording: 10/07/1927 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection begins with "Instant charmant..." 
9. Mignon: Elle ne croyait pas by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Charles Francis Hackett (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
Date of Recording: 03/28/1927 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
10. Faust: Salut! demeure chaste et pure by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Charles Francis Hackett (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Date of Recording: 06/25/1926 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
11. An Sylvia, D 891/Op. 106 no 4 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Charles Francis Hackett (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/30/1926 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: English 
12. Parted! by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Charles Francis Hackett (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 12/12/1921 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
13. Vorrei, allor che tu pallido e muto by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Charles Francis Hackett (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; England 
Date of Recording: 02/25/1921 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
14. The snowy-breasted pearl by Traditional
Performer:  Charles Francis Hackett (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Written: Ireland 
Date of Recording: 10/19/1922 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Joseph Robinson 
15. In a Persian Garden: Ah, moon of my delight by Liza Lehmann
Performer:  Charles Francis Hackett (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1896; England 
Date of Recording: 05/10/1927 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: English 
16. Beloved, it is morn by Florence Aylward
Performer:  Charles Francis Hackett (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1896 
Date of Recording: 05/10/1927 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17. I Heard you Singing by Eric Coates
Performer:  Charles Francis Hackett (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; England 
Date of Recording: 10/22/1926 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
18. Duna by Josephine McGill
Performer:  Charles Francis Hackett (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 10/13/1927 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
19. I Look into your Garden by Wilmott,
Performer:  Charles Francis Hackett (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 05/24/1928 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
20. Roberta: The Touch of Your Hand by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Charles Francis Hackett (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1937 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
21. Il barbiere di Siviglia: Ecco ridente in cielo by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Charles Francis Hackett (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/24/1919 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

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