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New Year's Eve Concert 2010 / Fleming, Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden


Release Date: 02/15/2011 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001529902  
Composer:  Franz LehárLeonard BernsteinJohann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Sangmin LeeAaron PegramChristoph PohlTom Martinsen,   ... 
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden State Opera ChorusStaatskapelle Dresden
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This is the auspicious premiere of a series of New Year's Eve Concerts from the famous Semperoper in Dresden. Christian Thielemann, designated Principal Conductor of Staatskapelle Dresden, pours his expertise into Lehár's evergreen The Merry Widow, with the operatic megastar Renée Fleming in the title role.

Adding to the magnetic presence of Renée Fleming is the chocolaty baritone and charm of Christopher Maltman. Short encores from Lehár's The Land of Smiles and, on this occasion, obligatory, waltzes of Johann Strauss II, round the musical event off.

Fleming also performs a few encores including "I Could Have Danced All Night" from My Fair Lady.
This is the auspicious premiere of a series of New Year's Eve Concerts from the famous Semperoper in Dresden. Christian Thielemann, designated Principal Conductor of Staatskapelle Dresden, pours his expertise into Lehár's evergreen The Merry Widow, with the operatic megastar Renée Fleming in the title role.

Adding to the magnetic presence of Renée Fleming is the chocolaty baritone and charm of Christopher Maltman. Short encores from Lehár's The Land of Smiles and, on this occasion, obligatory, waltzes of Johann Strauss II, round the musical event off.

Fleming also performs a few encores including "I Could Have Danced All Night" from My Fair Lady.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Die lustige Witwe: Verehrteste Damern und Herren by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Sangmin Lee (Baritone), Aaron Pegram (Tenor), Christoph Pohl (Baritone),
Tom Martinsen (Tenor), Andrei Dunaev (Tenor), Carolina Ullrich (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden State Opera Chorus,  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Die lustige Witwe: Waltz by Franz Lehár
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Die lustige Witwe: Da geh' ich zu Maxim by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Christopher Maltman (Baritone)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Die lustige Witwe: Damenwahl! Hört man rufen rings im Saal! by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Andrei Dunaev (Tenor), Aaron Pegram (Tenor), Christopher Maltman (Baritone),
Christoph Pohl (Baritone), Carolina Ullrich (Soprano), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden State Opera Chorus,  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Gold und Silber, Op. 79 by Franz Lehár
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Die lustige Witwe: Es lebt eine Vilja...Vilja, o Vilja by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden State Opera Chorus,  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Die lustige Witwe: Wie die Weiber - Ja, das Studium der Weiber ist schwer by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Tom Martinsen (Tenor), Sangmin Lee (Baritone), Aaron Pegram (Tenor),
Gerald Hupach (Tenor), Christoph Pohl (Baritone), Ilhun Jung (Baritone),
Christopher Maltman (Baritone)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Die lustige Witwe: Play-scene and Dance duet by Franz Lehár
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Die lustige Witwe: Komm in den kleinen Pavillon by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Andrei Dunaev (Tenor), Carolina Ullrich (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Die lustige Witwe: Es waren zwei Konigskinder by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Sangmin Lee (Baritone), Carolina Ullrich (Soprano), Renée Fleming (Soprano),
Andrei Dunaev (Tenor), Ilhun Jung (Baritone), Gerald Hupach (Tenor),
Tom Martinsen (Tenor), Christopher Maltman (Baritone)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden State Opera Chorus,  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Die lustige Witwe: Zwischenspiel by Franz Lehár
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Die lustige Witwe: Ja, wir sind es, die Grisetten by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Tom Martinsen (Tenor), Romy Petrick (Soprano), Nadja Mchantaf (Soprano),
Sangmin Lee (Baritone), Valda Wilson (Soprano), Stephanie Atanasov (Mezzo Soprano),
Carolina Ullrich (Soprano), Gerald Hupach (Tenor), Christopher Maltman (Baritone),
Ilhun Jung (Baritone), Gala El Hadidi (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden State Opera Chorus,  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Die lustige Witwe: Lippen schweigen by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Christopher Maltman (Baritone), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Die lustige Witwe: Ja, das Stadium des Weiber ist schwerz by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Carolina Ullrich (Soprano), Stephanie Atanasov (Mezzo Soprano), Renée Fleming (Soprano),
Sangmin Lee (Baritone), Gerald Hupach (Tenor), Tom Martinsen (Tenor),
Christopher Maltman (Baritone), Valda Wilson (Soprano), Romy Petrick (Soprano),
Ilhun Jung (Baritone)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden,  Dresden State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
15.
West Side Story: I feel pretty by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
16.
Das Land des Lächelns: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Christopher Maltman (Baritone), Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929; Vienna, Austria 
17.
An der Elbe, Op. 477 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 1: Introduktion: "Verehrteste Damen und Herren"
The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 1: No.1a Ballmusik & No.3a Ballmusik
The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 1: "Da geh' ich zu Maxim"
The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 1: Finale I: "Damenwahl!"
Gold und Silber, Op.79: Walzer
The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 2: No.7 Introduktion, Tanz und Vilja-Lied "Es lebt eine Vilja"
The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 2: No.9 Marsch-Septett "Ja, das Studium der Weiber ist schwer"
The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 2: No.10 Spielszene und Tanzduett
The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 2: No.11 Duett und Romanze "Sieh dort den kleinen Pavillon"
The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 2: No.12 Finale II "Es waren zwei Königskinder"
The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 2 / Act 3: No.12a Entre'act , No.12b Zwischenspiel
The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 3: No.13 Tanz-Szene
The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe): No.14 Chanson "Ja, wir sind es die Grisetten" - No.14a Reminiszenz
The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 3: No.15 Duett "Lippen schweigen"
The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe) / Act 3: No.16 Schlussgesang "Ja, das Studium der Weiber ist schwer"
West Side Story: I Feel Pretty
Das Land des Lächelns / Act 2: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz
An der Elbe, Op.477

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