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Sutherland - Complete Bell Telephone Hour Performances

Sutherland,Joan
Release Date: 09/18/2001 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4206  
Composer:  Ambroise ThomasGiuseppe VerdiVincenzo BelliniFederico Ricci,   ... 
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Joan Sutherland - Complete Bell Telephone Hour Performances Vols. 1 & 2

In the early 1960s, the Australian soprano Joan Sutherland emerged as an opera star of the first magnitude, setting new standards of vocal excellence in the bel canto repertoire that have yet to be matched. Fortunately, Miss Sutherland's American career included numerous television appearances, prominent among them her performances on the Bell Telephone Hour, from 1961to 1968. The earliest of these telecasts marked Miss Sutherland's American television debut, less than a month after her New York debut (in a concertperformance of Bellini's Beatrice di Tenda) and well before her Metropolitan Opera debut (as Lucia, on November 26, 1961). Video Artists
Read more International isproud to present Dame Joan's complete Bell Telephone Hour performances on one DVD.

1. HAMLET Mad Scene (1961)
2. OTELLO Willow Song (1961)
3. ERNANI Ernani, involami (1961)
4. LUCIA Mad Scene (1962)
5. LA SONNAMBULA Ah, non credea . . . Ah, non giunge (1963)
6. I PURITANI Qui la voce . . . Vien, diletto (1963)
7. I PURITANI Ah sento, o mio bel angiolo (1963)
8. NORMA Casta diva . . . Ah bello, a me ritorna (1964)
9. LA TRAVIATA Ah, fors'è lui . . . Sempre libera (1965)
10. CRISPINO E LA COMARE Io non sono più l'Annetta (1967)
11. LAKMÉ Bell Song (1967)
12. TOSCA Excerpts from Act II (1968)
13. RIGOLETTO Quartet (1968)
14. LUCIA Sextette (1968)

The Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra & Chorus
Donald Voorhees, conductor

A Production of Henry Jaffe Enterprises, Inc.
© 2001 Jaffe Partners Limited Partnership (All rights reserved)
Packaging and Design © 2001 Video Artists International, Inc.

Volume 1 -
Telecast of February 11, 1964
NORMA (Bellini) Sediziose voci . . . Casta diva . . . Ah bello, a me ritorna (10:08)

Telecast of November 19, 1963
I PURITANI (Bellini)
O rendetemi la speme . . . Qui la voce . . . Vien, diletto (8:43)
Ah sento, o mio bel angiolo (2:24)

Telecast of December 8, 1961
ERNANI (Verdi) Sorta è la notte . . . Ernani, involami (5:46)

Telecast of March 22, 1968
RIGOLETTO (Verdi) Quartet: Un dì, se ben rammentomi . . . Bella figlia dell’amore (6:14)
with Nicolai Gedda, Tito Gobbi, and Mildred Miller

Telecast of January 1, 1967
CRISPINO E LA COMARE (Ricci) Io non sono più l’Annetta . . . (3:11)
LAKMÉ (Delibes) Bell Song: Où va la jeune Hindoue? (7:51)

Telecast of March 17, 1961
HAMLET (Thomas) Mad Scene: A vos jeux (6:31)*

*All selections are in color except the “Mad Scene” from Hamlet

Volume 2 -
Telecast of October 24, 1965
LA TRAVIATA (Verdi)
è strano . . . Ah, fors’è lui . . . Follie! Follie! . . . Sempre libera (7:30)

Telecast of March 17, 1961
OTELLO (Verdi) Mia madre aveva una povera ancella (Willow Song) (4:52)*

Telecast of March 22, 1968
TOSCA (Puccini) Salvatelo! . . . Già mi dicon venal . . . Vissi d’arte (9:17)
with Tito Gobbi

Telecast of February 4, 1963
LA SONNAMBULA (Bellini)
Ah! se una volta sola . . . Ah, non credea . . . Ah, non giunge (10:30)

Telecast of March 22, 1968
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (Donizetti)
Chi mi frena in tal momento (Sextette) (3:40)
with Nicolai Gedda, Tito Gobbi, Mildred Miller, Charles Anthony, Jerome Hines

Telecast of February 2, 1962
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
(Donizetti) Il dolce suono (Mad Scene) (13:40)

*All selections are in color except the “Willow Song” from Otello

USA, 1961/1962/1963/1965/1968, Color
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Works on This Recording

1. Hamlet: A vos jeux "Mad Scene" by Ambroise Thomas
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
Date of Recording: 1961 
2. Otello: Piangea cantando "Willow Song" by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1961 
3. Ernani: Ernani, involami by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1961 
4. La sonnambula: Ah, non credea mirarti by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1963 
5. I puritani: Vien, diletto, è in ciel la luna by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1963 
6. I puritani: Ah sento, o mio bel angiolo by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1963 
7. Norma: Casta diva by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1964 
8. La traviata: Sempre libera by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1965 
9. Crispino e la comare: Io non sono più l'Annetta by Federico Ricci
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1967 
10. Lakmé: Où va la jeune indoue? "Bell Song" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Date of Recording: 1967 
11. Tosca: Act 2 Excerpt(s) by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1968 
12. Rigoletto: Bella figlia dell' amore [Quartet] by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1968 
13. Lucia di Lammermoor: Chi mi frena in tal momento? (Sextet) by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Donald Voorhees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1968 

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