Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Karl Böhm, 1973)

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Konstanze: Arleen Augér
Blonde: Reri Grist
Belmonte: Peter Schreier
Pedrillo: Harald Neukirch
Osmín: Kurt Moll
Bassa Selim: Otto Mellies

Karl Böhm
Rundfunkchor Leipzig
Staatskapelle Dresden
(1973)

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Mozart - Zaide (Alfons Rischner, 1956)

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Maria Stader - Zaide
Fritz Wunderlich - Gomatz
Frithjof Sentpaul - Allazim
Petre Munteanu - Sultan Solimán
Horst Günter - Osmin
Manfred Gerbert - Ein Vorsangër

Alfons Rischner
Stuttgarter Rundfunk
Liederhalle, Stuttgart 23.10.1956

Friday, April 29, 2016

Herbert - Naughty Marietta (John Mauceri, 1978)

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Gianna Rolandi (Marietta)
Jacque Trussel (Captain Richard)
Alan Titus (Etienne Grandet)
Joanna Simon (Adah Le Clerq)
Russ Thacker (Private Silas Slick)
James Billings (Acting Governor Grandet)
Brooks Morton (Florenze)
Don Yule (Sergeant Harry Blake)
Harlan Foss (Rudolfo)
Richard McKee (Pierre La Farge)
Dan Kingman (Pirate)
and others.

New York City Opera Company
Orchestra & Chorus
John Mauceri

New York State Theatre; 03.IX.1978
Live recording

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Meyerbeer - Der Prophete (Heinrich Hollreiser, 1966)

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Meyerbeer - Der Prophete
performed in German

Jean - James McCracken
Fidès - Sandra Warfield
Berthe - Annabelle Bernard
Jonas - Otto Heuer
Oberthal - Victor von Halem
Mathisen - Tomislav Neralic
Zacharie - Peter Lagger

Heinrich Hollreiser
Orchestra & Chorus - Deutsche Oper Berlin
Berlin, 6 April 1966
From LP

Monday, March 21, 2016

Schumann - Szenen aus Goethes Faust (Claudio Abbado, 1995)

* FLAC

Bryn Terfel - Faust, Peter Seraphicus, Doctor Marianus (Bass I)
Karita Matila - Gretchen, Una Poenitenium
Jan-Hendrik Rootering - Mephistopheles, Bôser Geist (Bass II)
Barbara Bonney - Marthe, Sorge (Soprano I)
Endrik Wottrich - Ariel, Pater Ecstaticus (Tenor I)
Iris Vermillion - Schuld, Maria Aegyptiaca (Alto)
Brigitte Poschner-Klebel - Not, Magna Peccatrix (Sopran II)
Susan Graham - Mangel, Samaritana, Mater Gloriosa (Mezzo)
Hans-Peter Blochwitz (Tenor II)
Harry Peeters - Pater Profundis (Bass III)

Claudio Abbado
Berliner Philarmoniker
Tôlzer Hnabenchor & Schwedischer Rundfunkchor
Berlin 1995

Saturday, February 20, 2016

De Falla - La vida breve (Jean Martinon, 1973)

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Salud - Victoria de los Angeles
Grandmother - Inés Rivadeneyra
Paco - Julian Molina
Uncle Sarvaor - Michael Rippon
Carmela and first Vendor - Sarah Walker
Second Vendor - Olive Simpson
Third Vendor - Patricia Garnham
Manuel - Robert Bickerstaff
A voice in the forge - Paul Taylor
Flamenco Singer - El Sordera
Guitar - Paco Pena

Jean Martinon
French National Radio Orchestra
Saltarello Choir and English Bach Festival Chorus 
Royal Albert Hall, London, 29th April 1973

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Bernstein - Candide (Leonard Bernstein, 1989)

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1989 Leonard Bernstein Recording also known as The Final Revised Version  Based upon the 1988 Scottish Opera Production Concerts of this version were performed on December 12 and 13, 1989 at the Barbican Centre, London

Jerry Hadley - Candide
June Anderson - Cunegonde
Adolph Green - Dr. Pangloss / Martin
Christa Ludwig - Old Lady
Nicolai Gedda - Governor / Vanderdendur / Ragotski
Della Jones - Paquette
Kurt Ollman - Maximilian / Captain
Clive Bayley - Bear-Keeper / Inquisitor / Tsar Ivan
Neil Jenkins - Cosmetic Merchant / Inquisitor / Prince Charles Edward
Lindsay Benson - Doctor / Inquisitor / King Stanislaus
Richard Suart - Junkman / Inquisitor / King Hermann Augustus
John Treleaven - Alchemist / Inquisitor / Sultan Achmet / Crook

Conducted by Leonard Bernstein
with the London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus