Command Performance - A Night At The Opera

 

  

7 LP

Released 1976
Cat No.: RDS6671-7  RD Code : CPO (GCPO-7A on Box)
Came with Bonus LP  'Golden Voices Sing Great Arias' (RDS9457) (RDC90644)

"The most beloved and familiar music from the world of opera : melodies you've known all your life, sung and played as you've never heard them before... 69 best-loved melodies from the most tuneful operas ever written."

1 - Curtain Up


 1 - Overture From 'Die Fledermaus' - Vienna State Opera Orch. cond. Oscar Danon (Strauss~J/Haffner/Genee)

2 - Overture From 'Don Giovanni' - Chicago Symphony Orch. Cond. Fritz Reiner (Mozart/Da Ponte)

3 - Overture From 'The Barber Of Seville' - Metropolitan Opera Orch. Cond. Erich Leinsdorf (Rossini/Sterbini)

4 - Overture From 'The Silken Ladder' - Philharmonic Opera Orch. Cond. Charles Gerhardt (Rossini/Rossi)

5 - Overture From 'Fidelio' - Boston Symphony Orch. Cond. Charles Munch (Beethoven)

6 - Overture From 'The Mastersingers Of Nuremberg' - Chicago Symphony Orch. Cond. Fritz Reiner (Wagner)

7 - Overture From 'The Thieving Magpie' - Beecham Promenade Orch. Cond. Gilbert Vinter (Rossini)

 

2 - World Famous Arias


1 - I'm The Factotum From 'The Barber Of Seville' - Robert Merrill (Rossini/Sterbini)

2 - Your Tiny Hand Is Frozen / Yes, They Call Me Mimi From 'La Boheme' - Richard Tauber & Anna Moffo (Puccini/Giacosa/Illica)

3 - One Fine Day From 'Madame Butterfly' - Leontyne Price (Puccini/Giacosa/Illica)

4 - Celesta Aida From 'Aida' - Placido Domingo (Verdi/Ghislanzoni)

5 - La Donna E Mobile From 'Rigoletto' - Alfredo Kraus (Verdi/Piave)

6 - Evening Star From 'Tannhäuser' - Sherrill Milnes (Wagner)

7 - Habanera From 'Carmen' - Leontyne Price (Bizet/Meilhac/Halevy)

8 - Musetta's Waltz From 'La Boheme' - Mary Costa, Robert Merrill & Anna Moffo (Puccini/Giacosa/Illica)

9 - Love And Music From 'Tosca' - Leontyne Price (Puccini/Giacosa/Illica)

10 - Stars Were Shining Brightly From 'Tosca'~The - Jussi Bjoerling (Puccini/Giacosa/Illica)

11 - Bell Song From 'Lakme'~The - Anna Moffo (Delibes/Gondinet/Gille)

 

3 - Best Loved Duets


1 - Love Duet from 'Madame Butterfly' - Leontyne Price & Richard Tucker (Puccini)

2 - Barcarolle from 'Tales Of Hoffman' - Montserrat Caballe & Shirley Verrett (Offenbach)

3 - Oh Lovely, Maid In the Moonlight from 'La Boheme' - Anna Moffo & Richard Tucker (Puccini)

4 - Love Duet from 'A Masked Ball' - Leontyne Price & Carlo Bergonzi (Verdi)

5 - 'Tis You, 'Tis I from 'Carmen' - Leontyne Price & Franco Corelli (Bizet)

6 - Love Duet from 'Tosca' - Zinka Milanov & Jussi Bjoerling (Puccini)

7 - Swear In This Hour from 'The Force Of Destiny' - Richard Tucker & Robert Merrill (Verdi)

8 - Vengeance! From 'Rigoletto' - Anna Moffo & Robert Merrill (Verdi)

 

4 - Rousing Choruses


1 - Smugglers' Chorus From 'Carmen' - Vienna Philharmonic Orch. & chorus cond. Herbert Von Karajan (Bizet/Meilhac/Halevy)

2 - Soldiers' Chorus From 'Faust' - Robert Shaw Chorale & Orch. (Gounod)

3 - Brother Dear, Sister Dear From 'Die Fledermaus' - Vienna State Opera Orch. & chorus cond. Oscar Danon (Strauss~J/Haffner/Gene)

4 - Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves From 'Nabucco' - Robert Shaw Chorale & Orch. (Verdi - Solera)

5 - In The Gently Blowing Breeze From 'Mignon' - Robert Shaw Chorale & Orch. (Thomas)

6 - Anvil Chorus From 'Il Trovatore' - Robert Shaw Chorale & Orch. (Verdi)

7 - Pilgrims' Chorus From 'Tannhäuser' - Norman Luboff Choir (Wagner)

8 - Presentation From Olympia From 'Tales Of Hoffmann'~The - Robert Shaw Chorale & Orch. (Offenbach/Guiraud/Barbier/Carre)

9 - Zitti, Zitti #from 'Rigoletto' - Robert Shaw Chorale & Orch. (Verdi/Piave)

10 - Bridal Chorus From 'Lohengrin' - Robert Shaw Chorale & Orch. (Wagner)

11 - Wach' Auf! From 'The Mastersingers Of Nuremberg' - Robert Shaw Chorale & Orch. (Wagner)

12 - Chorus Act II From 'Otello' - Robert Shaw Chorale & Orch. (Verdi/Boito)

13 - Chorus Act IV From 'Carmen' - Robert Shaw Chorale & Orch. (Bizet/Meilhac/Halevv)

 

5 - Gala Performance


1 - Toreador Song From 'Carmen' - Robert Merrill (Bizet/Meilhac/Helevy)

2 - O, Patria Mia From 'Aida' - Leontyne Price (Verdi/Ghislanzoni)

3 - Drinking Song From 'La Traviata' - Montserrat Caballe & Carlo Bergonzi (Verdi/Piave)

4 - Miserere From 'Il Trovatore' - Leontyne Price & Placido Domingo (Verdi/Cammarano)

5 - Quartet From 'Rigoletto' - RCA Italiana Opera Orch. & Chorus cond. Georg Solti (Verdi/Piave)

6 - Flower Song From 'Carmen'~The - Franco Corelli (Bizet/Meilhac/Halevy)

7 - Casta Diva From 'Norma' - Montserrat Caballe (Bellini/Romani)

8 - By The Heavens From 'Otello' - Jon Vickers &Tito Gobbi (Verdi/Boito)

9 - How Handsome He Is From 'Lucrezia Borgia' - Montserrat Caballe (Donizetti)

10 - Do Not Curse From 'The Force Of Destiny' - Leontyne Price, Richard Tauber & Giorgio Tozzi (Verdi/Piave/Ghislanzon)

 

6 - Pageantry And Splendour


1 - Grand March From 'Aida' - Arthur Fiedler And The Boston 'Pops' Orchestra (Verdi/Ghislanzoni)

2 - Magic Fire Music From 'The Valkyries'~The - Boston Symphony Orch. Cond. Charles Munch (Wagner)

3 - Polonaise From 'Eugene Onegin' - Arthur Fiedler And The Boston 'Pops' Orchestra (Tchaikovsky)

4 - Prelude To Act III From 'La Traviata' - RCA italiana Opera Orch. Cond . Georges Pretre (Verdi/Piave)

5 - Ride Of The Valkyries From 'The Valkyries' - Symphony Of The Air cond. Leopold Stokowski (Wagner)

6 - Intermezzo From 'Carmen' - Vienna Philharmonic Orch. Cond. Herbert Von Karajan (Bizet/Meilhac/Halevy)

7 - Prelude To Act III 'Lohengrin' - Arthur Fiedler And The Boston 'Pops' Orchestra (Wagner)

8 - Entry Of The Gods Into Valhalla From 'The Rhinegold' - Symphony Of The Air cond. Leopold Stokowski (Wagner)

9 - Siegfried's Funeral Music From 'Gotterdammerung' - Chicago Symphony Orch. Cond. Fritz Reiner (Wagner)

10 - Hungarian March From 'Damnation Of Faust' - Boston Symphony Orch. Cond. Erich Leinsdorf (Berlioz)

 

7 - Dances From The Opera


1 - Dance Of The Comedians From 'The Bartered Bride' - National Symphony Orch. Cond. Howard Mitchell (Smetana)

2 - Dance Of The Moorish Slaves From 'Aida' - London Symphony Orch. Cond. Erich Leinsdorf (Verdi/Ghislanzoni)

3 - Gypsy Dance Act II From 'Carmen' - Leontyne Price (Bizet/Meilhac/Halevy)

4 - Dance Of The Apprentices And Possession Of The Mastersingers - Chicago Symphony Orch. Cond. Fritz Reiner (Wagner)

5 - Ballet Music From 'Otello' - Rome Opera House Orch. Cond. Tullio Scrafin (Verdi/Boito)

6 - Bacchanale Act III From 'Samson And Delilah' - Arthur Fiedler And The Boston 'Pops' Orchestra (Saints - Saens/Lemaire)

7 - Dance Of The Blessed Spirits From 'Orfeo And Euridice' - Virtuosi di Roma cond. Renato Fasano (Gluck)

8 - Ballet Music From 'Faust' - New Philharmonia Orch. Cond. De Antonio Almeida (Gounod/Barbier/Carre)

 

 

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