An Era Recaptured - Highlights From The Metropolitan Opera Record Club, 1955-57  (3-Met Opera Guild MET 258)
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An Era Recaptured - Highlights From The Metropolitan Opera Record Club, 1955-57  (3-Met Opera Guild MET 258)
V0153. AN ERA RECAPTURED - Highlights From The Metropolitan Opera Record Club, incl. Nadine Conner, Laurel Hurley, Lucine Amara, Dorothy Kirsten, Dolores Wilson, Rosalind Elias, Regina Resnik, Margaret Harshaw, Marianne Schech, Mary Curtis-Verna, Nell Rankin, Mildred Miller, Patrice Munsel, Daniele Barioni, Charles Kullman, Jon Crain, Brian Sullivan, Albert Da Costa, Ramón Vinay, Kurt Baum, Richard Tucker, Robert McFerrin, Jerome Hines, Hermann Uhde, Walter Cassel, Martial Singher, Theodore Uppman, Frank Guarrera, Frank Valentino, Mario Sereni, Giorgio Tozzi, etc.; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra under various conductors, featuring LE NOZZE DI FIGARO - Overture; Se vuol ballare; Finale; DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE - The wrath of hell; Within these holy portals; So must we too forever part?; A sweetheart or a maiden; DON PASQUALE - Via, da brava; Com’ è gentil; RIGOLETTO - Pari siamo!...Figlia! mio padre!; IL TROVATORE - Condotta ell’era in ceppi; Il balen del suo sorriso; AIDA - Ma tu, re; O patria mia; DIE WALKÜRE - Winterstürme...Du bist der Lenz; Ride of the Valkyries; War es so schmählich; Loge hör!; HÄNSEL UND GRETEL -Prelude; Forest scene and pantomime; Hocus-pocus; CARMEN - Seguidilla; Toreador song; Quintet; LA PÉRICHOLE - The soldier and the Indian maid; Oh my dearest; LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN - Act II finale; BORIS GODUNOV - My heart is sad; You have come; EUGENE ONEGIN - How happy, how pleased am I; Letter scene; Oh where, oh where have flown; DIE FLEDERMAUS - The graying sea, the leaden sky; Orlofsky’s aria; Look me over once; LA BOHÈME - Si, mi chiamano Mimì; TOSCA - Recondita armonia; Ah, quegli occhi!; La povera mia cena fu interrotta...Vissi d’arte; MADAMA BUTTERFLY - Love duet; Tu? Tu? piccolo iddio!; PAGLIACCI - Prologue; Ballatella; Vesti la giubba; ANDREA CHÉNIER - Nemico della patria; Come un bel dì di maggio; La nostra morte. 3-Met Opera Guild MET 258, Recorded between 1955 and 1957, w. Elaborate 94pp & 38pp Booklets. Long out-of-print, Final Rare ever-so-slightly used copy, barely visible only in the booklets! - 045005811596

CRITIC REVIEW:

“Three well-filled CDs with excerpts from all nineteen 1- and 2-LP sets made 1955-57 by the Met using mostly second-tier casts. Some artists did not even do these roles there but smaller ones instead. An excellent opportunity to hear major repertoire by Nadine Conner, Laurel Hurley, Lucine Amara, Dorothy Kirsten, Dolores Wilson, Rosalind Elias, Regina Resnik, Margaret Harshaw, Marianne Schech, Mary Curtis-Verna, Nell Rankin, Mildred Miller, Patrice Munsel, Daniele Barioni, Charles Kullman, Jon Crain, Brian Sullivan, Albert Da Costa, Ramón Vinay, Kurt Baum, Richard Tucker, Robert McFerrin, Jerome Hines, Hermann Uhde, Walter Cassel, Martial Singher, Theodore Uppman, Frank Guarrera, Frank Valentino, Mario Sereni, Giorgio Tozzi, etc. Many are quite impressive, accompanied by excellent documentation.”

- Ned Ludd