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George London - In Opera & Song

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Release Date: 04/30/2013 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 2418  
Composer:  VariousTraditionalSigmund RombergVictor Herbert,   ... 
Performer:  George LondonNadine ConnerDorothy Warenskjold
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Canadian-born bass-baritone George London (1920-1985) made a tremendous impact on the operatic world in the course of a fifteen-year career cut short by illness.

His beautifully textured, dark-hued voice encompassed a wide vocal range, from the depths of Boris Godunov to the baritone role of Amonasro in Verdi's "Aida" (the role of his 1951 Metropolitan Opera debut).

He was equally renowned in Wagner as well as Mozart, and his keen dramatic sense and strikingly handsome appearance made him an ideal Don Giovanni.

Region: 1 (US & Canada Only)
Running Time: 44 minutes
Color: B&W
Canadian-born bass-baritone George London (1920-1985) made a tremendous impact on the operatic world in the course of a fifteen-year career cut short by illness.

His beautifully textured, dark-hued voice encompassed a wide vocal range, from the depths of Boris Godunov to the baritone role of Amonasro in Verdi's "Aida" (the role of his 1951 Metropolitan Opera debut).

He was equally renowned in Wagner as well as Mozart, and his keen dramatic sense and strikingly handsome appearance made him an ideal Don Giovanni.

Region: 1 (US & Canada Only)
Running Time: 44 minutes
Color: B&W Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Work(s) by Various
Performer:  George London (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
2.
I know where I'm going by Traditional
Performer:  George London (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Written: Ireland 
3.
Maytime: Will you remember? by Sigmund Romberg
Performer:  George London (Bass Baritone), Nadine Conner (Soprano)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
4.
Naughty Marietta: I'm Falling in Love with Someone by Victor Herbert
Performer:  George London (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; USA 
5.
Naughty Marietta: Ah! Sweet mystery of life by Victor Herbert
Performer:  George London (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; USA 
6.
Don Giovanni, K 527: Là ci darem la mano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  George London (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787 
7.
For you alone by Henry Ernest Geehl
Performer:  George London (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
8.
Believe me, if all those endearing young charms by Traditional
Performer:  George London (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
9.
Boris Godunov: In the town of Kazan "Varlaam's Song" by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  George London (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1873; Russia 
10.
In My Garden by Idabelle Firestone
Performer:  George London (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
11.
The Desert Song: Romance by Sigmund Romberg
Performer:  Dorothy Warenskjold (Soprano)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
12.
Show Boat: Make believe by Jerome Kern
Performer:  George London (Bass Baritone), Nadine Conner (Soprano)
Conductor:  Howard Barlow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Very disappointing!  May 6, 2013 By Jean M. (Toronto, ON) See All My Reviews "Did not realise this was a dvd of a TV show. Not enough of the wonderful voice of George London. Too much operetta and not enough opera." Report Abuse
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