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Opera is an art form in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic work (called an opera) which combines a text (called a libretto) and a musical score.


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1998Armida ImaginariaDomenico Cimarosa
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(4175 hits)
Category:  Opera
Label : Dynamic
Extract from album : Complete Act I of very fun Cimarossa O. Buffa takeoff on Tasso.
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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 WeberCarl Maria von Weber , Eileen Farrell, Ludwig van Beethoven
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(13256 hits)
Category:  Opera
Extract from album : Samples of very romantic pieces of German composers
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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. Richard ...
Das RheingoldRichard Wagner
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(10606 hits)
Category:  Opera
Label : Naxos
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Big deal here. 44 tracks with texts offer means of understanding the Ring.
Eleni Matos - OperaEleni Matos
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(4336 hits)
Category:  Opera
Label : Private
Extract from album : American mezzo of compelling magnetism
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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 PagliacciJussi Bjoerling, Leonard Warren, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Zinka Milanov
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(3758 hits)
Category:  Opera
Label : RCA Victor
Extract from album : Top voices of 1950s concise punch for this concise tragedy
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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 ...
1896La BohèmeAndré-Sébastien Savoie, Giacomo Puccini, Marc Adolph
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(4003 hits)
Category:  Opera
Label : RECMUSIC
Extract from album : A few very well known selections
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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-CompleteErich Leinsdorf , Jussi Bjoerling, Leonard Warren, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Zinka Milanov
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(21171 hits)
Category:  Opera
Label : RCA Victor
Extract from album : One of One of Puccini's most popular three. Very dramatic libretto.
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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. ...
 
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