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Irene Dalis: Recital


Release Date: 11/03/2017 
Label:  Profil   Catalog #: 17044  
Composer:  George Frideric HandelGiuseppe GiordaniChristoph W. GluckGioachino Rossini,   ... 
Performer:  Irene Dalis
Conductor:  Wolfgang Martin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Despite her modest discography, Irene Dalis was a singer of global renown. She played the Nurse in the American premiere of Richard Strauss’s opera Die Frau ohne Schatten (the woman without a shadow) in San Francisco in 1959 and did the same at the British premiere in London in 1966. She continued her stage career until 1977. She subsequently taught singing at her own studio. An “Honored Citizen of the City of San Jose,” she started to direct the city’s opera company in 1984 and continued to do so for nearly 0 years. She retired from her office in 2015 and died after a brief illness. Since the two studio recordings reissued here are all that remains of her heyday as a singer, this recital, which was first released in 1960 (with the tracks Read more in a different order), and the rare medley of Carmen piece are to be treasured all the more.The recital was transferred by remastering to LPs pressed then by Telefunken. The Carmen medley was transferred by means of a mono LP pressed by Telefunken as well. By using modern technology, the remastering studio was able to eliminate nearly all the distortions on the original LPs. This sole surviving recital by the singer is highly coveted among collectors and music-lovers after decades of searching and is thus, alongside the Carmen medley, a valuable account of a great artist who can now be heard again. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Dank sei dir, Herr by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Irene Dalis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Martin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
2.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Irene Dalis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Martin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
3.
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: V'adoro pupille by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Irene Dalis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Martin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
4.
Caro mio ben by Giuseppe Giordani
Performer:  Irene Dalis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Martin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
5.
Alceste: Ihr Gottes ew'ger nacht by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Irene Dalis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Martin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
6.
Semiramide: Bel raggio lusinghier by Gioachino Rossini
Performer:  Irene Dalis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Martin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Italy 
7.
Don Carlos: O don fatale by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Irene Dalis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Martin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
8.
Carmen: Près des ramparts de Seville "Seguidilla" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Irene Dalis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Martin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
9.
Carmen: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle "Habañera" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Irene Dalis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Martin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Written: 1873-1874 
10.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Irene Dalis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Martin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
11.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Die sonne, sie lachte by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Irene Dalis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Martin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
12.
Tristan und Isolde: Einsam wachend in der Nacht by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Irene Dalis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Martin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1859; Germany 
13.
Carmen: Excerpt(s) by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Irene Dalis (Soprano)
Conductor:  Wolfgang Martin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 

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