Offenbach: Arias and Overtures - Frederica Von Stade (mezzo-soprano); Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Antonio de Almeida (conductor)
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  1. La Périchole, operetta in 2 acts: Overture
  2. La Périchole, operetta in 2 acts: Lettre De La Périchole
  3. La Périchole, operetta in 2 acts: Ah! Que Les Hommes Sont Bêtes!
  4. La Périchole, operetta in 2 acts: Ariette De La Griserie
  5. La Périchole, operetta in 2 acts: Entr'acte
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  1. La Périchole, operetta in 2 acts: Overture
  2. La Périchole, operetta in 2 acts: Lettre De La Périchole
  3. La Périchole, operetta in 2 acts: Ah! Que Les Hommes Sont Bêtes!
  4. La Périchole, operetta in 2 acts: Ariette De La Griserie
  5. La Périchole, operetta in 2 acts: Entr'acte
  6. La fille du tambour-major, comic opera in 3 acts: Chanson de la Fille du Tambour-Major
  7. La belle Hélène, operetta in 3 acts: Amours Divins
  8. Pomme d'api, operetta in 1 act: Overture
  9. Pomme d'api, operetta in 1 act: Couplets de Pomme
  10. Pomme d'api, operetta in 1 act: J'en Prendrai Un, Deux, Trois
  11. Madame l'archiduc, operetta in 3 acts: Couplets De L'Alphabet
  12. La romance de la rose, operetta in 1 act: Overture
  13. La vie parisienne, operetta in 5 acts, revised to 4 acts: Rondeau Et Valse
  14. Orphée aux enfers, operetta: Couplets du Berger Joli
  15. Barbe-bleue, operetta in 3 acts: Overture
  16. Barbe-bleue, operetta in 3 acts: Couplets dDe Boulette
  17. Barbe-bleue, operetta in 3 acts: Couplets dela Rosière
  18. La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, operetta in 3 acts: Overture
  19. La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, operetta in 3 acts: Dites-Lui
  20. La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, operetta in 3 acts: Ah! Que J'aime Les Militaires!
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The magic of Offenbach is unquestionably found in his beautiful melodies, almost to the exclusion of any other feature in his music. Regardless of how they are presented, whether as arias in the original operetta scores or as arranged by other hands in various overtures and concert suites, these well-crafted and memorable songs support Rossini's judgment of Offenbach as the "Mozart of the Champs Élysées." Frederica von Stade's exuberance and charm run through her performances, and her singing is especially bright in such ...

Offenbach: Arias and Overtures 1995, RCA

UPC: 090266811625

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