Czech Opera Highlights

Release Date: 6/29/2010
Label: Supraphon
Catalog Number: SU4026-2
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
With minor interpretational changes, we bring you the latest title in the successful series Czech Opera Highlights - The Best of Czech Opera. In the most famous arias (Song to the Moon, Our dream of love, Oh, you lindens and Prophecy from Libuše), duets (Faithful love, I know a maiden fair), choruses (Our time has come), you can recollect the beautiful voices of some of the finest singers in the National Theatre’s illustrious history. The unforgettable Beno Blachut as Dalibor, the legendary recording of Rusalka featuring Gabriela Beňačková, Wieslaw Ochman and Richard Novák, the celebrated reopening of the National Theatre in 1983 with a performance of Libuše, or the no less famous recording of the Bartered Bride with Gabriela Beňačková and Peter Dvorský in the lead roles.
Works on This Recording
1. Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Let us rejoice by Bedrich Smetana
Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
Period: Romantic
Written: 1863/1870 ; Czech Republic
2. Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Faithful love cannot be marred by Bedrich Smetana
Performer: Peter Dvorsky (Tenor), Gabriela Benacková (Soprano)
Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1863/1870 ; Czech Republic
3. Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: I know a girl by Bedrich Smetana
Performer: Peter Dvorsky (Tenor), Richard Novák (Bass)
Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1863/1870 ; Czech Republic
4. Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: O what grief! by Bedrich Smetana
Performer: Gabriela Benacková (Soprano)
Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1863/1870 ; Czech Republic
5. Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: O moon high up "Song to the moon" by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Gabriela Benacková (Soprano)
Conductor: Václav Neumann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Bohemia
6. Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: Alas! Alas! Poor, pale Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Richard Novák (Bass)
Conductor: Václav Neumann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Bohemia
7. Rusalka, Op. 114/B 203: Do you still know me, my love by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Gabriela Benacková (Soprano), Richard Novák (Bass)
Conductor: Václav Neumann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900 ; Bohemia
8. The Brandenburgers in Bohemia, B 124/T 90: Now at last comes our time by Bedrich Smetana
Performer: Bohumír Vich (Tenor)
Conductor: Jan Jus Tichy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Prague National Theatre Orchestra
9. The devil's wall, T 129: Only one lovely woman's beauty touched me by Bedrich Smetana
Performer: Vaclav Bednar (Baritone)
Conductor: Zdenek Chalabala
Orchestra/Ensemble: Prague National Theatre Orchestra
10. The kiss, T 115: Announce, little bird by Bedrich Smetana
Performer: Jirina Marková (Soprano)
Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Prague National Theatre Orchestra
11. Libuse, T 107: O ye lime trees by Bedrich Smetana
Performer: Václav Zitek (Baritone)
Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Prague National Theatre Orchestra
12. The two widows, T 109: I rule independently by Bedrich Smetana
Performer: Nada Sormová (Soprano)
Conductor: Frantisek Jilek
Orchestra/Ensemble: Prague National Theatre Orchestra
13. The Jacobin, Op. 84/B 159: We have wandered in foreign lands by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Václav Zitek (Baritone), Marcela Machotkova (Soprano)
Conductor: Jiri Pinkas
Orchestra/Ensemble: Brno Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887-1888 ; Bohemia
14. The kiss, T 115: And you, my baby...A little white dove was flying by Bedrich Smetana
Performer: Ludmila Cervinková (Soprano)
Conductor: Zdenek Chalabala
Orchestra/Ensemble: Prague National Theatre Orchestra
15. Dalibor, B 133/T 96: I won't deny it, lies are not my province by Bedrich Smetana
Performer: Benno Blachut (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Prague National Theatre Orchestra
16. Libuse, T 107: Eternal gods, you that dwell above the clouds by Bedrich Smetana
Performer: Gabriela Benacková (Soprano)
Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Prague National Theatre Orchestra
Period: Romantic
17. The Jacobin, Op. 84/B 159: Hail, hail, O noble lord by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Daniela Sounová-Brouková (Soprano), Benno Blachut (Tenor), Ivana Mixová (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Jiri Pinkas
Orchestra/Ensemble: Prague National Theatre Orchestra
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