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Jan Peerce Sings Verdi - Rigoletto, La Traviata, Etc


Release Date: 06/24/2003 
Label:  Pearl   Catalog #: 196   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Giuseppe VerdiAmilcare PonchielliGaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Jan PeerceErna BergerNan MerrimanLeonard Warren,   ... 
Conductor:  Renato CelliniFrieder WeissmannSylvan LevinVictor Trucco,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony OrchestraRCA Victor Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The great success of 'Blue Bird of Happiness' on GEMM9297 must mean that there are a lot of lovers of the magnificent voice of Jan Peerce out there! His career was a wonderful rags to riches tale. From massive popularity of the Lanza/Boccelli/Watson kind he grew to become a star of the Met., a lyric tenor who sang with the greatest vocal artists of the day, for 26 seasons there until 1968. These recordings, including his renowned 'Rigoletto', show off the vibrant, thrusting tenor voice which made him an operatic 'best-seller'; and his partners here include Erna Berger, Nan Merriman, Leonard Warren, Kerstin Thorborg and Licia Albanese in arias from Il Trovatore, La Traviatal and Forza plus two arias from La Gioconda and Lucia di Lammermoor. Read more This is definitely the Jan Peerce showcase release! Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Rigoletto: Questa o quella by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jan Peerce (Tenor)
Conductor:  Renato Cellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
2. Rigoletto: E' il sol dell' anima by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jan Peerce (Tenor), Erna Berger (Soprano)
Conductor:  Renato Cellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
3. Rigoletto: Parmi veder le lagrime...Possente amor mi chiama by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jan Peerce (Tenor)
Conductor:  Renato Cellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1851 
4. Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jan Peerce (Tenor)
Conductor:  Renato Cellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
5. Rigoletto: Bella figlia dell' amore [Quartet] by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Erna Berger (Soprano), Nan Merriman (Mezzo Soprano), Leonard Warren (Baritone),
Jan Peerce (Tenor)
Conductor:  Renato Cellini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
6. Il trovatore: Quel suon...Ah! che la morte "Miserere" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Zinka Milanov (Soprano), Jan Peerce (Tenor)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra,  RCA Victor Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
7. Il trovatore: Ai nostri monti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Kerstin Thorborg (Alto), Jan Peerce (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sylvan Levin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
8. La traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici "Brindisi" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jan Peerce (Tenor), Licia Albanese (Soprano)
Conductor:  Frieder Weissmann,  Victor Trucco
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Chorus,  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
9. La traviata: Parigi, o cara by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jan Peerce (Tenor), Licia Albanese (Soprano)
Conductor:  Victor Trucco
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
10. La traviata: De' miei bollenti spiriti by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jan Peerce (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sylvan Levin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
11. La forza del destino: Solenne in quest' ora by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Leonard Warren (Baritone), Jan Peerce (Tenor)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
12. La forza del destino: Invano, Alvaro...Le menaccie by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Jan Peerce (Tenor), Leonard Warren (Baritone)
Conductor:  Jean Paul Morel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
13. La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer:  Jan Peerce (Tenor)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1876 
14. Lucia di Lammermoor: Fra poco a me ricovero by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Arthur Kent (Baritone), Jan Peerce (Tenor)
Conductor:  Wilfrid Pelletier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 

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