San Francisco Opera Gems Volume 2 / Merola, Et Al

Release Date: 2/22/2005
Label: Guild
Catalog Number: GHCD2287-88-89
Number of Discs: 3

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
To the historical, vocal collector, this set will sell itself. Complete notes about the recordings and the performances included in the program booklet.
Works on This Recording
1. La juive: Act 2 by Jacques Halévy
Performer: Charlotte Boerner (Soprano), Elisabeth Rethberg (Soprano), Giovanni Martinelli (Tenor), Hans Clemens (Tenor)
Conductor: Gaetano Merola
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835 ; Paris, France
2. Die Walküre: Act 1, Scene 3 by Richard Wagner
Performer: Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano), Friedrich Schorr (Bass Baritone)
Conductor: Gaetano Merola
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856 ; Germany
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
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
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
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
7. I Pagliacci: Act 1 by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer: Francesco Valentino (Baritone), Licia Albanese (Soprano), Mack Harrell (Baritone), Alessio De Paolis (Tenor), Raoul Jobin (Tenor)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Italy
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
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
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
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
12. Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Act 3 by Richard Strauss
Performer: Walter Olitzki (Baritone), Lotte Lehmann (Soprano), Mack Harrell (Baritone), Nadine Conner (Soprano), John Garris (Tenor), Lorenzo Alvary (Bass), Alessio De Paolis (Tenor), Risë Stevens (Mezzo Soprano), Herta Glaz (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Sebastian
Period: Romantic
Written: 1909-1910 ; Germany
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
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