Giuditta [In English]

Giuditta [In English]

by Franz Lehár
     
 

This English-language version of Franz Lehár's Giuditta is better realized than a typical highlights disc, but nowhere near as good as EMI's 130-minute version. This performance is a good compromise for non-German speakers, however, as it is very easy to find and only takes up one CD instead of two. JerrySee more details below

Overview

This English-language version of Franz Lehár's Giuditta is better realized than a typical highlights disc, but nowhere near as good as EMI's 130-minute version. This performance is a good compromise for non-German speakers, however, as it is very easy to find and only takes up one CD instead of two. Jerry Hadley is no Nicolai Gedda, but he does the job well; Deborah Riedel makes a vocally alluring Giuditta, and Richard Bonynge is a very sympathetic conductor when it comes to this material, with more of a flowing and emphatic touch than Willi Boskovsky, making for brisker pacing and a more overtly upbeat mood to the proceedings.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/1997
Label:
Telarc
UPC:
0089408043628
catalogNumber:
80436

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Tracks

  1. Scene 1. Prelude and Ensemble
  2. Scene 1. We're just going to stroll along
  3. Scene 1. Overworked and underpaid
  4. Scene 1. Comrades, this life is the life for me!
  5. Scene 1. Oh where, oh where shall I find peace?
  6. Scene 1. Finale, Scene 1
  7. Scene 2. When you're in love, you have bells in your heart
  8. Scene 2. Blue as the summer sky above
  9. Scene 2. Finaletto
  10. Scene 3. In the cruel and barren desert
  11. Scene 3. Love, gentle and tender
  12. Scene 3. Finale, Scene 3
  13. Scene 4. Visions of love enfold me
  14. Scene 4. Love, will you come away with me?
  15. Scene 4. Kiss my lips and your heart is aflame
  16. Scene 4. Finale, Scene 4
  17. Scene 5. Prelude
  18. Scene 5. Love was a dream
  19. Scene 5. Love was a dream (reprise)
  20. Scene 5. Octavio! Octavio! You!
  21. Scene 5. Finaletto

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Franz Lehár   Primary Artist
Jerry Hadley   Tenor (Vocal)
Andrew Busher   Talking
English Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Geoffrey Shaw   Choir Master
Richard Bonynge   Conductor
London Voices   Choir, Chorus
Lynton Atkinson   Tenor (Vocal)
Naomi Itami   Soprano (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Hillary Knight   Cover Illustration
Jack Renner   Engineer
Robert Woods   Executive Producer
Andrew Lamb   Liner Notes
Anilda Carrasquillo   Art Direction,Cover Design
Susan Azzarello   Cover Design
Fritz Löhner-Beda   Lyricist,Book
James Mallinson   Producer
Paul Knepler   Lyricist,Book

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