|Year||Album / Single Title||Artist||Details|
|1998||Armida Imaginaria||Domenico Cimarosa|
(3988 hits) Category: OperaLabel :
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Complete Act I of very fun Cimarossa O. Buffa takeoff on Tasso.Description :
This Opera has never been produced in the U.S.A. although it is a first rate comic piece. The main character can be thought of as female counterpart to Don Quixote in that she has similar delusions, specifically, that in her Garden she can preside as Armida, a major romantic character of Tasso. Many great painters chose to do versions of Armida and Rinaldo from Tasso, which gives us the opportu ...
|Beethoven - von Weber||Carl Maria von Weber , Eileen Farrell, Ludwig van Beethoven|
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Samples of very romantic pieces of German composersDescription :
Beethoven wrote just one Opera - "Fidelio" (in German).
Just about his only other important bit of Opera is this concert aria "Ah, Perfido" (in Italian), which, as in his other forms, foreshadows the Romantic era of later in the 19th century.
"Der Freischütz" of Carl Maria von Weber, could perhaps be considered to be the first important distinctly Romantic Opera.
|Das Rheingold||Richard Wagner|
(9878 hits) Category: OperaLabel :
Big deal here. 44 tracks with texts offer means of understanding the Ring.
|Eleni Matos - Opera||Eleni Matos|
(4110 hits) Category: OperaLabel :
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American mezzo of compelling magnetismDescription :
Enriched by her strong Greek-American heritage, she was honored to sing the Verdi Requiem, at the foot of Acropolis, at Greece's week-long remembrance of Maria Callas broadcast on Greek National Television. Miss Matos' debut recording of Haydn Arias can be heard on the ERI label.
|I Pagliacci||Jussi Bjoerling, Leonard Warren, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Zinka Milanov|
(3571 hits) Category: OperaLabel :
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Top voices of 1950s concise punch for this concise tragedyDescription :
Pagliacci (Players, or Clowns) is an opera consisting of a prologue and two acts written and composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo. It recounts the tragedy of a jealous husband in a commedia dell'arte troupe. (Its name is sometimes incorrectly rendered as I Pagliacci with a definite article.)
Pagliacci premiered at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan on May 21, 1892, conducted by Arturo Toscanini with Adel ...
|1896||La Bohème||André-Sébastien Savoie, Giacomo Puccini, Marc Adolph |
(3803 hits) Category: OperaLabel :
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A few very well known selectionsDescription :
La Bohème (1896) is considered one of his best works as well as one of the most romantic operas ever composed. It is arguably today's most popular opera.
It is set in the Paris of about 1840, which particular flavor of the romantic is especially is somewhat distinct from heavier romanticism is it is tempered it realistic hardships of poverty, weather, illness, and especially love, suffered by yo ...
|TOSCA-Complete||Erich Leinsdorf , Jussi Bjoerling, Leonard Warren, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Zinka Milanov|
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One of One of Puccini's most popular three. Very dramatic libretto.Description :
Tosca (1900) was arguably Puccini's first foray into verismo, the realistic depiction of many facets of real life including violence. The opera is generally considered of major importance in the history of opera because of its many significant features.
La Tosca is a five-act dramatic play
by Victorien Sardou, first produced in Paris in 1887, with Sarah Bernhardt in the title role. ...