Album

Eva Urbanova, Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra of Europe, František Preisler jr.

Famous czech opera duets

Catalogue Number: SU 3555-2
Published: 20th April 2001
Genre: Opera
The diva Eva Urbanová (soprano) invited to her pre-Christmas concert given at the Smetana Hall of Prague's Municipal House on 10 December, 1999, several leading Czech opera singers. For that occasion, she chose a programme focused exclusively on classicsof Czech opera literature: works by Smetana, Dvořák, Fibich, and Janáček. Famous operatic duets constituted the backbone of the night, and their renditions showed both Eva Urbanová and her guests in the best light. For aficionados of Czech opera, this CDis certain to become the source of much delight. It brings an edited live recording from the concert. Eva Urbanová heralds the programme's festival atmosphere by her account of the illustrious Prophecy aria from Smetana's Libuše, and closes it off with apeerless reading of Kostelnička's aria from Jenůfa.
Bedřich Smetana
Libuše. Festive Opera in 3 Acts
1.
Act 3, Scene 5 Behold! Now from the misty veils just formed ... 03:58
Bedřich Smetana
The Bartered Bride. Opera in Three Acts
2.
Act 2, Scene 4 Duetto - Now then, my dear man ... 07:33
3.
Act 1, Scene 2 Duetto - Faitful love cannot be marred ... 02:15
4.
Act 3, Scene 3 Duetto - We shall make a graceful little bear of you ... 01:49
Bedřich Smetana
Dalibor. Opera in 3 Acts.
5.
Act 2, scene change 2, Scene 2 - Dalibor, I beg you pardon 09:34
Antonín Dvořák
The Jacobin. Opera in 3 Acts, Op. 84
6.
Act 2 - Scene 5: We have wandered in foreign lands ... 05:05
Antonín Dvořák
Rusalka. Opera in 3 Acts, Op. 114
7.
Act 3: Do you still know me, lover? 15:24
Zdeněk Fibich
Šárka. Opera in 3 Acts, Op. 51
8.
Act 2 - Woe! Help me! 15:11
Leoš Janáček
Jenufa. Opera in 3 Acts
9.
Act 2, Scene 4 - But what now? Who will save my child? 08:42