Album

Various Artists

Czech Opera Highlights

Catalogue Number: SU 4026-2
Published: 14th May 2010
Genre: Opera
Format: 1 CD
The Bartered Bride / The Brandenburgers in Bohemia / The Devil's Wall / The Kiss / Libuše / The Two Widows / The Jacobin / Dalibor

Gabriela Beňačková, Peter Dvorský, Richard Novák, Jindřich Jindrák, Jiřina Marková, Václav Zítek, Marcela Machotková, Naďa Šormová, Ludmila Červinková, Beno Blachut

With minor interpretational changes, we bring you the latest title in the successful series Czech Opera Highlights - The Best of Czech Opera. In the most famous arias (Song to the Moon, Ourdream of love, Oh, you lindens and Prophecy from Libuše), duets (Faithful love, I know a maiden fair), choruses (Our time has come), you can recollect the beautiful voices of some of the finest singers in the National Theatre's illustrious history. The unforgettable Beno Blachut as Dalibor, the legendary recording of Rusalka featuring Gabriela Beňačková, Wieslaw Ochman and Richard Novák, the celebrated reopening of the National Theatre in 1983 with a performance of Libuše, or the no less famous recording of the Bartered Bride with Gabriela Beňačková and Peter Dvorský inthe lead roles.
Bedřich Smetana
The Bartered Bride. A Comic opera in Three Acts
1.
Act 1, Scene 1 "Let us rejoice, let's be merry" 02:42
Bedřich Smetana
The Bartered Bride. A Comic opera in Three Acts
2.
Act 1, Scene 2 Duetto "Faithful love cannot be marred by any former pledge or promise" 02:29
Bedřich Smetana
The Bartered Bride. A Comic opera in Three Acts
3.
Act 2, Scene 4 "I know a girl" 02:05
Bedřich Smetana
The Bartered Bride. A Comic opera in Three Acts
4.
Act 3 "Oh, what a grief! ... That dream of love" 06:09
Antonín Dvořák
Rusalka. Opera in 3 Acts, Op. 114
5.
Act 1 " O, moon high up in the deep sky" 05:11
Antonín Dvořák
Rusalka. Opera in 3 Acts, Op. 114
6.
Act 2 "Pitiful Rusalka pallid" 05:27
Antonín Dvořák
Rusalka. Opera in 3 Acts, Op. 114
7.
Act 3 "Do you still know me, lover?" 13:17
Bedřich Smetana
The Brandenburgers in Bohemia. Opera in 3 Acts
8.
Act 1. Scene 8 "Now at last came our time!" 03:39
Bedřich Smetana
The Devil's Wall. Opera in 3 Acts
9.
Act 1 "Only one lovely woman's beauty touched me" 04:08
Bedřich Smetana
The Kiss. Comic opera in 2 acts
10.
Act 2, scene 7 "Announce, little bird, announce" 02:37
Bedřich Smetana
Libuše. Festival Opera in 3 Acts
11.
Act 2, scene 4 "O, ye lime-trees" 03:49
Bedřich Smetana
Two Widows. Opera in Two Acts
12.
Act 1 " I rule independently" 04:06
Antonín Dvořák
The Jacobin. Opera in 3 Acts, Op. 84
13.
Act 2 - Scene 5: We have wandered in foreign lands ... 04:50
Bedřich Smetana
The Kiss. Comic opera in 2 acts
14.
Act 1 - scene 7: And you, my baby - Sleep now, my angel - A little snow white dove was flying 04:17
Bedřich Smetana
Dalibor. Opera in 3 Acts.
15.
Act 1 "I won't deny it, lies are not my province" 03:01
Bedřich Smetana
Libuše. Festival Opera in 3 Acts
16.
Act 1, Scene 1 "Eternal gods" 04:20
Antonín Dvořák
The Jacobin. Opera in 3 Acts, Op. 84
17.
2 Act "Hail, hail, O, noble lord" 06:46