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San Francisco Opera Gems Volume 2 / Merola, Et Al


Release Date: 02/22/2005 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 2287/89   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Jacques HalévyRichard WagnerUmberto GiordanoRuggero Leoncavallo,   ... 
Performer:  Giovanni MartinelliHans ClemensCharlotte BoernerElisabeth Rethberg,   ... 
Conductor:  Gaetano MerolaKurt Herbert AdlerGeorges Sebastian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera OrchestraSan Francisco Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 3 Hours 19 Mins. 

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To the historical, vocal collector, this set will sell itself. Complete notes about the recordings and the performances included in the program booklet. To the historical, vocal collector, this set will sell itself. Complete notes about the recordings and the performances included in the program booklet. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. La juive: Act 2 by Jacques Halévy
Performer:  Giovanni Martinelli (Tenor), Hans Clemens (Tenor), Charlotte Boerner (Soprano),
Elisabeth Rethberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gaetano Merola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra,  San Francisco Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/30/1936 
Venue:  Live  War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 
Length: 41 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: French 
2. Die Walküre: Act 1, Scene 3 by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano), Friedrich Schorr (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gaetano Merola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra,  San Francisco Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1936 
Venue:  Live  War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 
Length: 24 Minutes 33 Secs. 
3. Andrea Chénier: Commosso, lusingato a tanti complimenti by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  John Howell (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gaetano Merola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/07/1938 
Venue:  Live  War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
4. Andrea Chénier: Passiam la sera allegramente by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  John Howell (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gaetano Merola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/07/1938 
Venue:  Live  War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
5. Andrea Chénier: Al mio dire perdono by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Elisabeth Rethberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gaetano Merola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/07/1938 
Venue:  Live  War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
6. Andrea Chénier: Un dì all' azzuro spazio "Improvviso" by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Beniamino Gigli (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gaetano Merola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/07/1938 
Venue:  Live  War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
7. I Pagliacci: Act 1 by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer:  Licia Albanese (Soprano), Alessio De Paolis (Tenor), Mack Harrell (Baritone),
Francesco Valentino (Baritone), Raoul Jobin (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra,  San Francisco Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/07/1938 
Venue:  Live  War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 
Length: 43 Minutes 18 Secs. 
8. Carmen: Parle-moi de ma mère by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Charles Kullman (Tenor)
Conductor:  Georges Sebastian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 10/18/1945 
Venue:  Live  War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
9. Carmen: Près des ramparts de Seville "Seguidilla" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Sebastian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 10/21/1945 
Venue:  Live  War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
10. Carmen: La fleur que tu m'avais jetée "Flower song" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Charles Kullman (Tenor)
Conductor:  Georges Sebastian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 10/21/1945 
Venue:  Live  War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 
11. Carmen: Non, tu ne m'aimes pas by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Sebastian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
Date of Recording: 10/21/1945 
Venue:  Live  War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
12. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Act 3 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Alessio De Paolis (Tenor), John Garris (Tenor), Mack Harrell (Baritone),
Lotte Lehmann (Soprano), Lorenzo Alvary (Bass), Nadine Conner (Soprano),
Walter Olitzki (Baritone), Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano), Herta Glaz (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Sebastian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra,  San Francisco Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909-1910; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/18/1945 
Venue:  Live  War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 
Length: 46 Minutes 52 Secs. 
13. Carmen: Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante "Micaëla's Aria" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Eleanor Steber (Soprano)
Conductor:  Georges Sebastian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 10/21/1945 
Venue:  Live  War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: France (1873 - 1874). 

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