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Lebendige Vergangenheit - Risë Stevens


Release Date: 07/30/2002 
Label:  Preiser Records   Catalog #: 89556   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Christoph W. GluckWolfgang Amadeus MozartGaetano DonizettiGiacomo Meyerbeer,   ... 
Performer:  Risë StevensRaoul JobinErna Berger
Conductor:  Frieder WeissmannErich LeinsdorfGeorges SebastianFritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  OrchestraMetropolitan Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Rise Stevens was born in New York City and studied at Juilliard and in Vienna. In 1938, she made her debut at the Met in "Mignon" with Richard Crooks and Ezio Pinza. For over two decades, until 1961, she was considered the Met's leading mezzo and during her first two years, she even attempted excursions into the Wagnerian field (Erda and Fricka). In 1958, she performed when President Eisenhower laid the cornerstone for The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. After her last "Carmen" at the Met in 1961, she served as General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera Touring Company until 1966 and later coached the new generation of singers at the Met. The rich intensity of her voice and her reliable feeling for the right style paired with a Read more distinctive dramatic temperament enabled her to succeed spectacularly well in a wide variety of roles. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Orfeo ed Euridice: Che farò senza Euridice? by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1941 
2. Alceste: Divinités du Styx by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1767; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1942 
3. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1941 
4. Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Voi che sapete che cosa è amor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1941 
5. La Favorita: O mio Fernando by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1942 
6. Le Prophète: Ah, mon fils! by Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1942 
7. Mignon: Connais-tu le pays? by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; France 
Date of Recording: 1941 
8. Maid of Orleans: Adieu, forêts by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1942 
9. Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Sebastian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Written: 1873-1874 
Date of Recording: 1946 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
10. Carmen: Près des ramparts de Seville "Seguidilla" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano), Raoul Jobin (Tenor)
Conductor:  Georges Sebastian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1946 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
11. Carmen: Les tringles des sistres tintaient "Gypsy Song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Sebastian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1945 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
12. Carmen: En vain pour éviter les réponses amères "Card Aria" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Sebastian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1945 
13. Carmen: C'est toi! C'est moi!...Carmen, il est temps encore by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Raoul Jobin (Tenor), Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Sebastian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 1946 
14. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Mir ist..."Rose Presentation" by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Erna Berger (Soprano), Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1951 
15. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Ist ein Traum by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Erna Berger (Soprano), Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1951 

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