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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Mario Chamlee


Release Date: 08/28/2001 
Label:  Preiser Records   Catalog #: 89531   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gaetano DonizettiGiuseppe VerdiCharles GounodGiacomo Meyerbeer,   ... 
Performer:  Mario Chamlee
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The era of Giulio Gatti-Casazza as director of the Met between 1908 and 1935 was great for American singers. Among tenors, Riccardo Martin, Paul Althouse, Charles Hackett, Orville Harrold and Mario Chamlee all were able to hold their own against stiff competition from their European colleagues. As Archer Ragland Cholmondeley, Mario Chamlee was born in Los Angeles. The story of how he came to change his name is detailed in the program booklet. While he was studying in New York City, the United States entered World War I. He joined the Army and spent most of his time at the French front. After the War, he was hired by the MET, then went overseas to France where he was very popular particularly in the French repertoire. He came back to the Read more United States where he sang again at the MET and at the San Francisco Opera. His last performance was in 1938 at the MET where he sang in the premiere of Menotti's Amelia goes to the Ball. He settled in Los Angeles where for three decades he was a most sought after singing teacher. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Mario Chamlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
2. Il trovatore: Mal reggendo all' aspro assalto by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mario Chamlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
3. Il trovatore: Ai nostri monti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mario Chamlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
4. Faust: Salut! demeure chaste et pure by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Mario Chamlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
5. L'Africaine: O paradis sorti de l'onde by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Mario Chamlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Germany 
6. Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Mario Chamlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
7. Manon: Ah! fuyez, douce image by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Mario Chamlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
8. La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Mario Chamlee (Tenor)
Written: 1876 
9. Cavalleria Rusticana: Viva il vino spumeggiante "Brindisi" by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Mario Chamlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Italy 
10. La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mario Chamlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
11. Tosca: E lucevan le stelle by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Mario Chamlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
12. Bohemian Girl: When other lips by Michael Balfe
Performer:  Mario Chamlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Ireland 
13. Fra Diavolo: Voyez sur cette roche by Daniel-François Auber
Performer:  Mario Chamlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 
14. Martha: Solo, profugo, rejetto! by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Mario Chamlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
15. Don Pasquale: Com' è gentil by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Mario Chamlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
16. Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mario Chamlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
17. La forza del destino: Solenne in quest' ora by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Mario Chamlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
18. L'alba separa dalla luce l'ombra by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Mario Chamlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907 
19. Lolita "Spanish Serenade" by Arturo Buzzi-Peccia
Performer:  Mario Chamlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
20. 'O sole mio by Eduardo Di Capua
Performer:  Mario Chamlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
21. Santa Lucia by Teodoro Cottrau
Performer:  Mario Chamlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
22. Triste ritorno by Richard Barthélemy
Performer:  Mario Chamlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
23. I Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Mario Chamlee (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 

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