Richard Bonynge - The Opera Collection (4CD)

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Richard Bonynge – The Opera Collection















Various Artists, John Pringle, Isobel Buchanan, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Roger Lemke, Michael Martin, Wendy Dixon, Kerry Elizabeth Brown, Rosemary Gunn, Opera Australia Chorus, Deborah Riedel, Stephen Bennett, Andrew Phipps, Michael Tierney, Christoper Taplin, Angela Denning, Heather Begg, Anson Austin, Glenys Fowles, Joan Sutherland, Yvonne Kenny, Sydney Lyric Orchestra, Valda Wilson, John Longmuir, Fiona Janes, Lorina Gore, Liane Keegan

Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Sydney Lyric Orchestra, Richard Bonynge

Richard Bonynge is renowned as one of the finest opera conductors of his generation. His musicianship has been acclaimed around the globe – but it is at home in Australia that many of his closest musical collaborations have developed. This collection, released in celebration of the maestro’s 85th birthday, celebrates his rich legacy on ABC Classics, drawing on four decades of recordings: from Handel and Mozart to the great bel canto repertoire and Viennese operatta, including never-before-released recordings of Joan Sutherland, and classic recordings of French opera arias now issued on CD for the first time.

Track Listing:

CD 1: Mozart Opera Arias


1. Non più andrai

2. Crudel! Perchè finora

3. Vedrò mentr’io sospiro

4. Dove sono i bei momenti


5. Come scoglio

6. Donne mie, la fate a tanti


7. Là ci darem la mano

8. Batti, batti, o bel Masetto

9. Vedrai, carino


10. Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen

11. Ach, ich fühl’s, es ist verschwunden

12. Pa-Pa-Pa-Papagena

Isobel Buchanan, John Pringle, Queensland Symphony Orchestra


13. Overture

14. Hm Hm Hm Hm!

15. O Isis and Osiris

16. So Will We Never Meet Again?

17. Now, Marching Down the Road of Morning

Deborah Riedel, Michael Martin, Roger Lemke, Stephen Bennett, Opera Australia Chorus, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra


CD 2: Highlights from French and Italian Opera

1. ADAM Canari, mon chéri from Les Pantins de Violette

2. DONIZETTI Sa misère est si grande from Dom Sébastien

3. AUBER Dès l’enfance from Le Serment / Fra Diavolo

4. OFFENBACH Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann

5. DONIZETTI O mon Fernand from La Favorite

6. AUBER Buvons tous au Sultan Misapouf from L’Ambassadrice

7–10. DELIBES Selections from Lakmé

Angela Denning, Glenys Fowles, Heather Begg, Anson Austin, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

11–12. BELLINI Quì la voce...Vien, diletto from I puritani

13. THOMAS À vos jeux, mes amis from Hamlet

Joan Sutherland, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

CD 3: Viennese Operetta

1. J. STRAUSS II Grüss dich Gott (Entrance of the Countess) from Wiener Blut

2. ZELLER Schenkt man sich Rosen in Tirol (Roses fromTyrol) from Der Vogelhändler

3. SIECZYNSKI Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume (Vienna, City of My Dreams)

4. KÁLMÁN Heia, Heia (Entrance Song) from The Gypsy Princess

5. ZELLER Sei nicht bös (Don’t Be Cross) from Der Obersteiger

6. LEHÁR Einer wird kommen (Someone Will Come) from Der Zarewitsch

7. J. STRAUSS II The Nuns’ Chorus from Casanova

8. STOLZ Mein Liebeslied muss ein Walzer sein (My Love Song Must Be a Waltz) from White Horse Inn

9. HEUBERGER Im Chambre séparée (A Private Room) from The Opera Ball

10. LEHÁR Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss (My Lips Kiss So Hotly) from Giuditta

11–12. LEHÁR Vilia / Love Unspoken from The Merry Widow

13. LEHÁR Hör’ ich Cymbalklänge (When I Hear the Sound of the Cimbalom) from Zigeunerliebe

14. KREISLER Stars in My Eyes

15. ABRAHAM Toujours l’amour (All for Love) from Ball im Savoy

16. NOVELLO Some Day My Heart Will Awake from King’s Rhapsody

17. NOVELLO My Dearest Dear from The Dancing Years

18. ABRAHAM Good Night from Victoria and Her Hussar

Yvonne Kenny, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

CD 4: Handel: Rodelinda

1–23. HANDEL Rodelinda, Regina de’ Longobardi (Rodelinda, Queen of Lombardy): selections

Valda Wilson, Lorina Gore, Fiona Janes, Liane Keegan, John Longmuir, Sydney Lyric Orchestra