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Lehár: Der Graf von Luxemburg

Lehár: Der Graf von Luxemburg

Operetta Film from 1972


Eberhard Wächter (Graf von Luxemburg), Lilian Sukis (Angele Didier), Erich Kunz (Fürst Basil), Peter Fröhlich (Armand Brissard), Helga Papouschek (Juliette Vermont), Jane Tilden (Stasa Kokozow), Lilian Sukis (Eberhard Waechter) & Kurt Sowinetz (Erich Kunz)

Symphony Orchestra Kurt Graunke, Munich, Walter Goldschmidt (conductor) & Wolfgang Glück (director)

With its charmingly romantic theme, effective stage action and abundance of spirited and delicate moods, this Parisian-flavoured libretto gave Franz Lehár every opportunity to display his talent. After the sensational success of the “Merry Widow” (1905), Lehár completed this operetta in only three weeks in 1909 and at first referred to it himself as „a slovenly piece of work“. Once again, however, impulsiveness and spontaneity proved to be the ingredients of an outright success. „The Count of Luxembourg“ is - with regard to its inventiveness, originality and instrumental colouring - on a par with Lehár‘s other international successes. This film version offers a wealth of artistic entertainment, with a superb cast that includes Eberhard Wächter, Lilian Sukis, Erich Kunz, Jane Tilden, Peter Fröhlich and Helga Papouschek.

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“Erich Kunz makes a dapper and dashing but dignity-affronted Basil and nearly steals every scene in which he appears...An enchanted evening of romance and comedy with some of Lehár’s loveliest waltz songs delivered by a first class ensemble of singers.” MusicWeb International, July 2012

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Lehár: Zigeunerliebe (Gipsy Love)

Lehár: Zigeunerliebe (Gipsy Love)

Operetta Film from 1974


Janet Perry (Zorika), Ion Buzea (Józsi), Adolf Dallapozza (Jonel), Colette Lorand (Ilona) & Heinz Friedrich (Dragotin)

Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Heinz Wallberg (conductor) & Václav Kašlík (stage director)

Musical Arrangement BERT GRUND

Franz Lehár (1870-1948) found remarkably expressive and brilliantly colorful sounds for the drama and romantic moods of this unique topic. The style was decisively infl uenced by the familiar cadence of Hungarian gypsy music in the composer‘s native country. This is not only evidenced by the csárdás rhythms or the inclusion of the cymbalom in the arrangement, but above all by the many pronouncedly melancholy hues of the melody and harmony produced by the use of minor keys.

After „The Merry Widow“ and „The Count of Luxembourg“, „Gypsy Love“ is Franz Lehár‘s third most successful operetta. After its triumphant Vienna premiere in 1910, it was performed all over the world from Broadway to the Far East, for example at the Empire Theater in Darjeeling, at the foot of the Himalayas! This 1974 film features major artists with extensive operatic experience such as Janet Perry, Ion Buzea and – last but not least – Adolf Dallapozza.

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Live aus der Semperoper - The Lehár Gala From Dresden

Live aus der Semperoper - The Lehár Gala From Dresden


Lehár:

Freunde, das Leben ist lebenswert (from Giuditta)

Liebe du Himmel auf Erden (from Paganini)

Die Mädels sind nur zum Küssen da (from Friederike)

Wer hat die Liebe uns ins Herz gesenkt (from Das Land des Lächelns)

Wilde Rosen - Valse Boston

Wer will heut' Nacht mein Liebster sein? (from Paganini)

Gern hab' ich die Frau'n geküßt (from Paganini)

Niemand liebt dich so wie ich (from Paganini)

Wär' es auch nichts als ein Augenblick (from Das Fabriksmädel)

Warum hat jeder Frühling, ach, nur einen Mai (from Der Zarewitsch)

Endlich, Jószi, bist du hier (from Zigeunerliebe)

Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (from Das Land des Lächelns)

Ich bin verliebt (from Schön ist die Welt)

Zehner Polka, Op. 121

Warum soll eine Frau kein Verhältnis haben?

An der Elbe, Op. 477


Angela Denoke (soprano), Ana Maria Labin (soprano), Piotr Beczala (tenor)

Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann

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Lehár: Paganini

Lehár: Paganini

Operetta Film From 1973


Antonio Theba (Paganini), Teresa Stratas (Princess Anna Elisa), Johannes Heesters (Prince Felice), Dagmar Koller (Bella Giretti), Peter Kraus (Pimpinelli) & Fritz Tillmann (Count Carcasona)

Symphony Orchestra Kurt Graunke, Munich, Wolfgang Ebert (conductor) & Eugen York (stage director)

Script by PAUL KNEPLER AND BELA JENBACH

Television adaptation by ROLF AND ALEXANDRA BECKER, EUGEN YORK

Franz Lehár’s operetta „Paganini“ (Vienna, 1925) marked the start of a new period in the composer’s work that was strongly influenced by the tenor Richard Tauber. Lehár now began to write works that were highly demanding in vocal terms and stylistically closely modelled on the opera repertoire.

The enormous success achieved by these works prove how right he was in not merely trying to make people laugh, but also to provide them with emotionally moving situations. One of the most successful operettas from this period was undoubtedly „Paganini“, which includes the immortal melody „Gern hab‘ ich die Frau’n geküsst“. Now for the first time, the legendary 1973 film version of the operetta offers an opportunity to experience once again stars like Teresa Stratas, Peter Kraus, Dagmar Koller and, last but not least, Johannes Heesters.

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“The colour film and sound recording, from 1973, are very good...Lovely melodies, lovely production.” MusicWeb International, December 2012

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Viennese Night At The Proms

Viennese Night At The Proms


Lehár:

Gold und Silber Walzer, Op. 79

RPO, Walter Susskind

Strauss, J, I:

Radetsky March, Op. 228

BBCSO, Walter Susskind

Strauss, J, II:

Die Fledermaus Overture

Hallé, James Loughran

Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324

BBCSO, Walter Susskind

Pizzicato Polka

RPO, Walter Susskind

Rosen aus dem Süden, Op. 388

Hallé, James Loughran

Csárdás from the operetta Die Fledermaus

Sheila Armstrong

Hallé, James Loughran

Leichtes Blut, polka schnell, Op. 319

Hallé, James Loughran

Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214

Hallé, James Loughran

Der Zigeunerbaron Overture

BBCSO, Walter Susskind

Der Zigeunerbaron: Einzugsmarsch

Hallé, James Loughran

Vergnügungszug, Op. 281

Hallé, James Loughran

Perpetuum Mobile, Op. 257

RPO, Walter Susskind

An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314

Hallé, James Loughran

Suppe:

Leichte Kavallerie Overture

bonus

BBC Northern, János Fürst


This compilation DVD features the best performances of Viennese classics from the BBC television archive, spanning a vintage period in the history of the Viennese Night Proms concerts: 1974 – 1979.

Audiences at the Viennese Nights rival the enthusiasm of Last Night Prom audiences, a tradition that has been part of the Proms concert season since 1947 and which draws concert goers from all over the world.

Classics featured on this DVD include the Blue Danube Waltz, Radetsky March and the Csardas and Laughing Song from Die Fledermaus, performed by Sheila Armstrong, who made her Covent Garden debut four years prior to the performances recorded here.

The characteristic Viennese waltzes, polkas and overtures are performed with exuberance, good humour and panache by these three great conductors. Both Susskind and Loughran recorded Strauss and other Viennese composers for EMI, with Loughran succeeding Sir John Barbirolli at the Hallé where Viennese Nights are still a strong tradition.

These performances, released for the first time on DVD, will appeal to a wide cross section of the public with branding targeted at the large Viennese/Strauss market, currently dominated by André Rieu.

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Berlin Opera Night

Berlin Opera Night

Recorded live at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, 2003


Dvorak:

Mesícku na nebi hlubokém 'Song to the Moon' (from Rusalka)

Adrianne Pieczonka (soprano)

Handel:

Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351: La Rejouissance

Lehár:

Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (from Das Land des Lächelns)

Charles Castronovo (tenor)

Leoncavallo:

Recitar!...Vesti la giubba (from I Pagliacci)

Vladimir Galouzine (tenor)

Massenet:

Werther! Werther!…Je vous écris de ma petite chambre (from Werther)

Vesselina Kasarova (mezzo)

Mozart:

Non so più cosa son, cosa faccio (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo)

Voi che sapete (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo)

Madamina, il catalogo è questo (from Don Giovanni)

René Pape ( bass)

Puccini:

Vissi d'arte (from Tosca)

Michele Crider (soprano)

Nessun dorma (from Turandot)

Salvatore Licitra (tenor)

Saint-Saëns:

Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix (from Samson et Dalila)

Grace Bumbry (mezzo)

Strauss, J, II:

Die Fledermaus: Bruderlein und Schwesterlein

Soloists joined by Jochen Kowalski (counter-tenor), Markus Brüch (tenor)

Strauss, R:

Marie Theres'! ... Hab mir's gelobt (from Der Rosenkavalier)

Adrianne Pieczonka (soprano), Juliane Banse (soprano), Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo)

Wagner:

Einsam in trüben Tagen (from Lohengrin)

Anne Schwanewilms (soprano)


Major stars of the international opera stage come together with the Chor und Orchester of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, under the baton of the illustrious Kent Nagano, in this opera gala in aid of the German AIDS Foundation.

Highlights from operas by Mozart, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Saint-Saëns, Massenet, Dvorák, Wagner, Richard Strauss, Lehár and Johann Strauss II are performed by world-class musicians from around the globe.

Proceeds from the sales of this title go to support the work of the German AIDS Foundation.

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Running time: 78 mins

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“In a rather mixed bag, there are a number of class acts...the highlight performance of the night in respect of bringing a role alive...[is] Kasarova singing an expressive and beautifully realised Werther!...The audience might have been more thrilled by the tenors at full throttle, but this is the highlight for me - a gold nugget in this collection.” MusicWeb International, June 2011

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New Year's Eve Concert in Dresden 2010

New Year's Eve Concert in Dresden 2010


Lehár:

Die Lustige Witwe (highlights)


Renée Fleming (soprano) & Christopher Maltman

Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden & Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann

This is the auspicious premiere of a series of New Year's Eve Concerts from the famous Semperoper in Dresden. Deutsche Grammophon is proud to announce a long-term cooperative association with Christian Thielemann, Staatskapelle Dresden and Unitel/Classica to brand a new series of CDs and DVDs, beginning at the turn of the year.

Christian Thielemann, no stranger to the Yellow Label, and designated Principal Conductor of Staatskapelle Dresden, pours his expertise into Lehár’s evergreen The Merry Widow, with the American megastar Renée Fleming in the title role.

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Ioan Holender Farewell Concert

Ioan Holender Farewell Concert

Gala from Vienna State Opera


Bellini:

Ah, non credea mirarti (from La Sonnambula)

Diana Damrau (soprano)

Donizetti:

Ah! tardai troppo...O luce di quest'anima (from Linda di Chamounix)

Stefania Bonfadelli (soprano)

Pour ce contrat fatal...Salut à la France (from La fille du régiment)

Natalie Dessay (soprano)

Giordano, U:

Amor ti vieta (from Fedora)

Ramon Vargas (tenor)

Gounod:

L'amour, l'amour... Ah, lève-toi soleil (from Roméo et Juliette)

Ramon Vargas (tenor)

Quel trouble inconnu me pénètre… Salut! Demeure chaste et pure (from Faust)

Piotr Beczala (tenor)

Hiller, W:

Holenderchen! Ich war dein Traumfresserchen (from Das Traumfresserchen)

Herwig Pecoraro (tenor)

Korngold:

Glück, das mir verbleib 'Marietta's Lied' (from Die Tote Stadt)

Angela Denoke (soprano), Stephen Gould (tenor)

Lehár:

So kommen Sie! ? Ich bin eine anstnd'ge Frau (from Die lustige Witwe)

Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo), Michael Schade (tenor)

Massenet:

Vision fugitive (from Hérodiade)

Boaz Daniel (baritone)

Werther! Werther!…Je vous écris de ma petite chambre (from Werther)

Roxana Constantinescu (mezzo)

Toute mon âme - Pourquoi me réveiller (from Werther)

Piotr Beczala (tenor)

Suis-je gentille ainsi? ... Je marche sur tous les chemins ... Obéissons quand leur voix appelle (from Manon)

Anna Netrebko (soprano)

Mozart:

Un'aura amorosa del nostro tesoro (from Così fan tutte)

Michael Schade (tenor)

Prenderò quel brunettino (from Così fan tutte)

Barbara Frittoli (soprano), Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo)

E Susanna non vien! … Dove sono i bei momenti (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Barbara Frittoli (soprano)

Offenbach:

Hélas! mon cœur s'égare encore! (from Les Contes d'Hoffmann)

Puccini:

Firenze è come un albero fiorito (from Gianni Schicchi)

Saimir Pirgu (tenor)

Se come voi piccina io fossi (from Le Villi)

Krassimira Stoyanova (soprano)

Strauss, R:

Wie schön ist doch die Musik (from Die schweigsame Frau)

Thomas Quasthoff (bass-baritone)

Nun will ich jubeln wie keiner gejubelt (from Die Frau ohne Schatten)

Adrianne Pieczonka, Deborah Polaski (sopranos), Johan Botha (tenor), Falk Struckmann (baritone)

Er ist der Richtige nicht für mich … Aber der Richtige, wenn's einen gibt für mich (from Arabella)

Adrianne Pieczonka, Genia Khmeier (sopranos)

Verdi:

Stride la vampa (from Il Trovatore)

Nadia Krasteva (mezzo)

In braccio alle dovizie (from I Vespri Siciliani)

Leo Nucci (baritone)

Va, pensiero (from Nabucco)

Elle ne m'aime pas! (from Don Carlos)

Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass)

Pace, pace mio Dio! (from La forza del destino)

Violeta Urmana (soprano)

Perfidi!…Pietà, rispetto, amore (from Macbeth)

Simon Keenlyside (baritone)

Tutto nel mondo è burla (from Falstaff)

Elisabeth Kulman, Krassimira Stoyanova, Ileana Tonca (sopranos), Nadia Krasteva (mezzo), Gergely Nmeti, Herwig Pecoraro, Michael Roider (tenors), Leo Nucci, Alfred Ramek, Boaz Daniel (baritones)

Wagner:

Rienzi Overture

Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond (from Die Walküre)

Placido Domingo (tenor)

Mild und leise 'Isolde's Liebestod' (from Tristan und Isolde)

Waltraud Meier (soprano)

O sink hernieder, Nacht der Liebe (from Tristan und Isolde)

Maria Schnitzer (soprano), Peter Seiffert (tenor)

In fernem Land (from Lohengrin)

Johan Botha (tenor)

Über Stock und Stein (from Das Rheingold)

Elisabeth Kulman (soprano), Gergely Nmeti, Adrian Erd (tenors), Boaz Daniel (baritone)

Weber:

Und ob die Wolke sie verhülle (from Der Freischütz)

Soile Isokoski (soprano)


A star-studded benefit concert to celebrate Ioan Holender’s farewell after 19 years as the director of one of the world’s leading and most famous opera houses. The highly acclaimed cast was headed by brilliant singers such as Diana Damrau, Natalie Dessay, Angelika Kirchschlager, Waltraud Meier, Anna Netrebko, Pjotr Beczala, Plácido Domingo, Thomas Hampson, Leo Nucci, Thomas Quasthoff, Ramon Vargas and many others. No fewer than twelve conductors including Marco Armiliato, Bertrand de Billy, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Antonio Pappano and Franz Welser-Möst led the way through a program lasting over four hours at the fully-packed Wiener Staastoper.

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Lehár: Der Zarewitsch

Lehár: Der Zarewitsch


Tiberius Simu (Der Zarewitsch), Harald Serafin (Der Großfürst), Alexandra Reinprecht (Sonja), Marko Kathol (Iwan, der Leiblakai), Sieglinde Feldhofer (Mascha, seine Frau) & Ciro de Luca (Bordolo)

Festival Orchester Mörbisch & Chor und Ballett der Seefestspiele Mörbisch, Peter Lund

This year’s Mörbisch Lake Festival has brought an operetta classic to the stage. It has an unusually tragic plot for this genre but became a hit, largely though Richard Tauber’s association with the work. Here the Romanian tenor Tiberius Simu sings the role of the Zarewitsch.

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Lehár: Die Lustige Witwe

Lehár: Die Lustige Witwe

(French version: 'La Veuve Joyeuse')


Véronique Gens (Missia Palmieri), Ivan Ludlow (Le Prince Danilo), Magali Léger (Nadia Manon), François Le Roux (Le Baron Popoff), Gordon Gietz (Camille de Coutanson, Arsène), David Lefort (D'Estillac), Alexandre Guerrero (Lérida), Jean-Phillipe Marlière (Kromski), Leandro Lopez Garcia (Bogdanovitch), Marcin Habela (Pritschitch)

Orchestra and Chorus of the Opera de Lyon, Gerard Korsten

The heroine of La Veuve joyeuse is called Missia Palmieri, but she had started off in 1905 as Hanna Glawari in Vienna, where this operetta is known as Die lustige Witwe; its French premiere followed in 1909. The story of the merry widow and her rekindled romance with dissipated diplomat Count Danilo takes place in Paris – notably chez Maxim’s in the final act – and in fact has its roots in a French play, L'attaché d'ambassade by Henri Meilhac. With Ludovic Halévy, Meilhac was the librettist of Carmen, a number of Offenbach’s operettas and a play called Le Réveillon, which forms the basis of that other supreme Viennese operetta Die Fledermaus. Johann Strauss’ waltzes and polkas were clearly an influence on Lehár, but his sumptuous and often touching score also frequently furnishes reminders that he was a contemporary both Richard Strauss and Giacomo Puccini.

This production, mounted in December 2007 at the Opéra de Lyon (the source of Virgin Classics’ DVD of Offenbach’s La Vie parisienne in a riotous contemporary updating by Laurent Pelly) is by the French director Macha MakeIeff. She treats the work as the masterpiece it is: ”Macha Makeleff’s reading … turns its back on the conventions of operetta frippery, of musical champagne bubbles to keep the crowds happy … In defining the personalities of the two lovers – two wounded birds who have put up barriers to protect themselves from love – she brings depth and gravity to the work, giving it new stature.” (Le Progrès)

In the title role is the leading French lyric soprano, the graceful Véronique Gens, whose two Tragédienne recitals are on Virgin Classics; her Danilo is the dashing British baritone Ivan Ludlow, while the roles of the secondary pair of errant lovers are played by the Canadian tenor Gordon Gietz and the delightful Magali Léger, with the latter’s long-suffering husband portrayed by François Le Roux, a proverbially elegant and witty singer. Conducting is Gerard Korsten, born in South Africa but with long experience as both a student and performer in Austria, notably Salzburg.

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