“The performance has all the sparkle one could ask for. If anything Karajan is even more brilliant than before and the Decca recording scintillating. Hilde Gueden is a deliciously vivacious Rosalinde, a beautifully projected interpretation. The Karajan ‘gala performance’ featured Decca stars appearing in their turn at the cabaret -in the Orlovsky Ball sequence. This was a famous tradition of performances at the New York Met in the early years of the 20th Century” (Penguin Guide)
Complete Opera in 3 Acts plus Gala Scene & Ballet Music BONUSES GALA SCENE includes Tebaldi, Del Monaco, Sutherland
Hilde Gueden (Rosalinde), Waldemar Kmentt (Eisenstein), Giuseppe Zampieri (Alfred), Erika Köth (Adele), Regina Resnik (Orlofsky), Eberhard Wachter (Frank), Walter Berry (Falke), Erich Kunz (Frosch).
Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan.
Arditi: Il Bacio Joan Sutherland (soprano)
Berlin, I: Anything you can do I can do better (from Annie Get Your Gun) Giulietta Simionato (mezzo), Ettore Bastianini (baritone)
Ferrari, Louis: Domino Fernando Corena (bass)
Gershwin: Summertime (from Porgy and Bess) Leontyne Price (soprano)
Lavilla Muñarriz: Lullaby Teresa Berganza (mezzo)
Lehár: Viljalied (from Die lustige Witwe) Renata Tebaldi (soprano)
Lehár: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (from Das Land des Lächelns) Jussi Björling (tenor)
Loewe, F: I Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady) Birgit Nilsson (soprano)
Siecynski: Wien, Wien nur du Allein (Vienna, City of My Dreams) Ljuba Welitsch (soprano)