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Dorothy Warenskjold - A Treasury Of Operatic Heroines


Release Date: 06/29/1999 
Label:  Cambria   Catalog #: 1111   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartFriedrich von FlotowGiacomo MeyerbeerGiuseppe Verdi,   ... 
Performer:  Dorothy Warenskjold
Conductor:  Gaetano MerolaMeredith WillsonCarmen DragonMaurice Abravanel,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"A soprano star with one of the loveliest voices this reporter has ever heard," Henry Humphries, the late Cincinnati music critic once wrote of one of Dorothy Warenskjold's opera performances, declaring further, "she is a singer of finely grained musicianship, personality and temperament - one the Golden Age of Song would have been proud to call its own." Dorothy Warenskjold is a third generation Californian. She was born in Piedmont and received all her education and musical training in and around San Francisco. As James Schwabacher, tenor and founder of San Francisco Opera's Merola Program, recently remarked, "I have been constantly amazed at the consistency over the years of Dorothy's vocal technique which produces the pristine lyric Read more quality uniquely hers." And nowhere is this more obviously shown than in the present choice of arias which span a period of nineteen years. These arias date from the young and budding prima donna's first major radio broadcast, through mid-career opera performances, up to the latest recorded arias. This consistency is a tribute not only to her training, but to her intelligent dedication to her art. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Don Giovanni, K 527: In quali eccessi...Mi tradì quell' alma ingrata by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Dorothy Warenskjold (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gaetano Merola
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 09/25/1949 
Venue:  Live  San Francisco, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2. Martha: Letzte Rose "The last rose of summer" by Friedrich von Flotow
Performer:  Dorothy Warenskjold (Soprano)
Conductor:  Meredith Willson
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/11/1948 
Venue:  Live  San Francisco, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: English 
3. L'Africaine: Adieu, mon doux rivage by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Dorothy Warenskjold (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carmen Dragon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; France 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Venue:  Live  San Francisco, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
4. Ernani: Ernani, involami by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dorothy Warenskjold (Soprano)
Conductor:  Maurice Abravanel
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/26/1949 
Venue:  Live  San Francisco, California 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection begins "Sorta è la notte..." 
5. La traviata: Ah, fors' è lui...Sempre libera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dorothy Warenskjold (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carmen Dragon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1952 
Venue:  San Francisco, California 
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
6. Il Guarany: C'era una volta by Antonio Carlos Gomes
Performer:  Dorothy Warenskjold (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carmen Dragon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Venue:  San Francisco, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
7. Carmen: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante "Micaëla's Aria" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Dorothy Warenskjold (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 09/26/1953 
Venue:  Live  San Francisco, California 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection continues with "Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante."
Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
8. Manon: Obéissons quand leur voix appelle "Gavotte" by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Dorothy Warenskjold (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frank Black
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883-1884; France 
Date of Recording: 1949 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: French 
9. L'enfant prodigue: L'année en vain by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Dorothy Warenskjold (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Monteux
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1884/1908; France 
Date of Recording: 04/13/1952 
Venue:  San Francisco, California 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: French 
10. L'Oracolo: Bianca luce silente by Franco Leoni
Performer:  Dorothy Warenskjold (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carmen Dragon
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; England 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Venue:  San Francisco, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
11. La Bohème: Quando m'en vo' soletta "Musetta's Waltz" by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dorothy Warenskjold (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carmen Dragon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Venue:  San Francisco, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
12. La Bohème: Donde lieta uscì by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dorothy Warenskjold (Soprano)
Conductor:  Eugen Szenkar
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/26/1954 
Venue:  Live  San Francisco, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
13. La Rondine: Ore dolci e divine by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dorothy Warenskjold (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gaetano Merola
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1917; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/07/1952 
Venue:  Live  San Francisco, California 
Length: 5 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
14. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dorothy Warenskjold (Soprano)
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/09/1951 
Venue:  Live  San Francisco, California 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
15. Turandot: Signore, ascolta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dorothy Warenskjold (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/11/1953 
Venue:  Live  San Francisco, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
16. Turandot: Tu, che di gel sei cinta by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dorothy Warenskjold (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fausto Cleva
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/11/1953 
Venue:  Live  San Francisco, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
17. I Pagliacci: Qual fiamma avea nel guardo by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Dorothy Warenskjold (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gaetano Merola
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/10/1952 
Venue:  Live  San Francisco, California 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection continues with "Stridono lassù." 
18. Der Freischütz, J 277: Leise, leise fromme Weise by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Dorothy Warenskjold (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gaetano Merola
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/18/1951 
Venue:  Live  San Francisco, California 
Length: 8 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 

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