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List of Disc Contents:

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2016:

Margis: Valse Bleue - GERMAINE GALLOIS, Soprano
Brandt:
O Maienzeit, O Liebestraum - FRANZ BIRRENKOVEN, Tenor
Fuentes:
Tu ("Habanera) - ROSALIA CHALIA, Soprano
Verdi:
Rigoletto: Act 1 -
Pari siamo! - ERNESTO BADINI, Baritone
Mozart:
Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Act 2, No 12 -
Welche Wonne, welche Lust - MARIE KELDORFER, Soprano
Wagner:
Gotterdammerung: Act 1, Scene 1 -
Hier sitz' ich zur Wacht, wahre den Hof (Hagens Nachtgesang") - RIKÁRD ERDŐS, Bass
Verdi:
Aïda: Act 1, Scene 1 -
Ritorna vincitor - CAROLINA WHITE, Soprano
Grieg:
Sigurd Jorsalfer: Two Songs, Op. 22, No. 1 - Norrönnakvadet - ERIK OLE BYE, Baritone
Verdi:
La Traviata: Act 1 -
È strano! ... Ah, fors'è lui; Sempre libera - FRIEDEL (FRIEDL) BÖHM, Soprano
J.B. Faure:
Les Rameaux - EMIL VAN BOSCH, Baritone
Bizet:
Carmen: Act 3 -
En vain pour éviter (Air des cartes, Pt. 2) - EMMA SCHEIDL-HAUSSER, Mezzo-soprano
Wagner:
Lohengrin: Act 3, Scene 1 -
Atmest du nicht mit mir die süssen Düfte - MAX HIRZEL, Tenor
Chaminade:
L'été - FLORENCE MACBETH, Soprano
Massenet:
Le Cid: Act 3, Tableau 7 -
Ah! Tout est bien fini...Ô Souverain, ô juge, ô père (Priere de Rodrigue) - JACQUES URLUS, Tenor
Puccini:
Turandot: Act 3 -
Principessa l'amore - MARCELLE DENYA, Soprano
Moussorgsky:
Boris Godunov: Act 2 -
I have attained supreme power - JOSÉ BECKMANS, Baritone
Cowan & Lohr:
Out on the Deep - MALCOLM McEACHERN, Bass
Wagner:
Tannhäuser: Act 2 -
Dich Teure Halle - MARGARETHE HEYNE-FRANKE, Soprano
Verdi:
Don Carlos: Act 4 -
Per me giunto - DONALD DICKSON, Baritone
Bizet:
Carmen: Act 2 -
Les tringles des sistre tintaient (Chanson bohème) - MILDRED MILLER, Mezzo-soprano
Mascagni:
Cavalleria Rusticana -
Mamma quel vino è generoso (Addio alla Madre) - MARIO BINCI, Tenor

Total Time: 79'25"

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2015:

Hebrew Prayer - “Hineni hè àni mima’as” (“Componiert von vorgetragen von Obercantor”) - MAYER (MEIR) SCHORR, Baritone
Tchaikovsky: Queen of Spades (Pique Dame), Op. 68: Act 1, No. 8 - “Dear friends, for whom I sing” (“Pauline’s Aria”)
space- HERMINE KITTEL, Contralto
Verdi:
La Traviata: Act 2 - “De’miei bollenti spiriti” - FERNAND FRANCELL, Tenor
Berlin:
“Your Country and My Country” - FRANCES ALDA, Soprano
Gretchaninov:
“Over the Steppe”, Op. 5, No. 1 - VLADIMIR KASTORSKY, Bass
Thomas:
Hamlet: Act 1 - “Doute de la lumière” - GIUSEPPINA (JOSEFINA) HUGUET, Soprano & FRANCESCO CIGADA, Baritone
Schubert:
“Sei mir gegrüsst”, D.741 - VILMOS (WILHELM) KERTÉSZ, Tenor
Leoncavallo:
Zaza: Act 1 - “Lo sai tu che vuol dire” - DOROTHY JARDON, Soprano
Soler:
“Marianella Marianella” - VICENTE BALLESTER, Baritone
Hahn:
“Si mes vers avaient des ailes” - SUZANNE BROHLY, Mezzo-Soprano
Gomes:
Salvator Rosa: Act 3 - “E il foglio io segneró…Di sposa, di padre” - CARLO WALTER, Bass
Spross:
“Yesterday and Today” - ODETTE LE FONTENAY, Soprano
Zandonai: I cavalieri di Ekebù: Act 1 - “Bro: la chiesetta triste” (“Air de Gösta”) - SIMON EDWARDSEN, Tenor
Hahn:
Sept Chansons grises, No. 5: “L’heure exquise” - ANNE THURSFIELD, Mezzo-Soprano
Gounod:
Roméo et Juliette: Act 4 - “Buvez donc ce breuvage” (“Récit du Frère Laurent”) - WILLY TUBIANA, Bass-Baritone
Wagner:
Das Rheingold: Scene 4 - “Weiche, Wotan, weiche!” - FRIEDA KLINK, Soprano
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana: “Tu qui Santuzza…No, no, Turridu” - MADELEINE SIBILLE, Soprano & MIGUEL VILLABELLA, Tenor
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Cilea: L’Arlesiana: Act 2 - “È la solita storia del pastore” (“Lamento di Federico”) - TITO SCHIPA, Tenor
Lehár:
Die Lustige Witwe: Act 2 - “Vilja” (“Es lebt' eine Vilja, ein Waldmägdelein”) - ELEANOR STEBER, Soprano
Schubert:
Winterreise, D. 911, No. 5: “Der Lindenbaum” - HANS HOTTER, Bass-Baritone
Beethoven:
“In questa tomba oscura”, WoO-133 - LOTTE LEHMANN, Soprano

Total Time: 78’24”

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2014:

In Memoriam EDWIN WOLFE (1932 - 2014) and LEWIS MORRIS HALL (1929 - 2014)

Delibes: Lakmé: Act 2, No. 10 -"Ah!...Par les dieux inspires... Où va la jeune Hindoue" (“Air des Clochettes”)
space- KATARINA ARKANDY, Soprano
Donizetti: La Fille du Régiment: Act 1, No. 6 - “Ah! mes amis” (“Cavatine”) - KARL JÖRN, Tenor
Meyerbeer: Le Prophète: Act 2 - “Ah! mon fils, sois beni!” - ROSA OLITZKA, Contralto
Bleikhman /Belozarov: “My Lips Are Silent” - JOACHIM V. TARTAKOV, Baritone
Reyer: Sigurd: Act 2 - “Salut! splendeur du jour!” - MARTHE CHENAL, Soprano
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Act 1, No. 2 - “Wer ein Liebchen hat gefunden” - PAUL BENDER, Bass
Wagner: Das Rheingold: “Weiche Wotan, weiche!”- MARIE GÖTZE, Contralto
Verdi: La Forza del Destino: Act 3, Scene 1 - “La vita è inferno … Oh, tu che in seno agli Angeli”
space- ETTORE BERGAMASCHI, Tenor
Donizetti: Don Pasquale: Act, Scene 1, No. 5 - “Quel guardo il cavaliere…So anch’io virtù magica”
space(“Cavatina”) - MARINA CAMPANARI, Soprano
Wulschner/Cowles: “Forgotten” - FRIEDRICH SCHORR, Baritone
Seroff - Rogenda: “Viking Ballad” - ANNA MEITCHIK, Contralto
Massenet: Manon: Act 3 - “Je suis seul…Ah! fuyez douce image” - JARO DWORSKY, Tenor
Gounod: Faust: Act 3, No. 9 - “Ah, je ris de me voir” (“Air de bijoux”) - MIGNON NEVADA, Soprano
Massenet: Panurge: Act 1 - “Chanson de la Touraine” - TITTA RUFFO, Baritone
LaForge/Conde: “Sleep Song” - MARGARETE MATZENAUER, Contralto
Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten: No. 5 - “Schön eilet froh der Akkersmann” - LOUIS MORTURIER, Bass
Pizzetti/D’Annunzio: “I Pastori” - JOLANDA DI MARIA-PETRIS, Soprano
Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci: Act 2 - “No, Pagliaccio non son!” - JAN PEERCE, Tenor
Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila: Act 1- “Printemps qui commence” - MARGUERITE D’ALVAREZ, Contralto
Schubert: “An die Leier” D. 737 - HEINZ REHFUSS, Bass-Baritone
Ravel: L’Enfant et les sortilèges: Part 1 - “Toi, le coeur de la rose” (“Air”) - BIDÚ SAYÃO, Soprano
Traditional: “Daniel in the Lion’s Den” - THOMAS L. THOMAS, Baritone

Total Time: 78’ 59”

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2013:

Wagner: Tannhäuser: Act 1, Scene 2 - "Geliebter, komm" - TERESA ARKEL, Soprano
Guetary: "Mi Niña" - FLORENCIO CONSTANTINO, tenor
Meyerbeer: L'Africaine: Act 2, No. 4 - "Sur mes genoux, fils de soleil" ("Chanson de Sélika")
space- AURELIE RÉVY, Soprano
Massenet: Hérodiade: Act 3 - "Dors, o cité perverse" - MARCEL JOURNET, Bass
Gomes: Salvator Rosa: Act 1 - "Mia Piccirella" - LILLIAN NORDICA, Soprano
Verdi: Aïda: Act 4, Scene 2 - "O terra addio" - HULDA LASHANSKA, Soprano & HIPOLITO LAZARO, Tenor
Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer: Act 2 - "Wie aus der Ferne" - JOSEPH SCHWARZ, Baritone
Sjoberg: "Tonerna" - DR. SAMUEL HYBINETTE, Tenor
Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op. 70: No. 21 - "Hear ye, Israel" - HANNA MULLER-RUDOLPH, Soprano
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann: Act 2, No. 17 - "Amis, l'amour tendre et revêur" - MAX KUTTNER, Tenor
Carey, arr. Wilson: "A Spring Morning" ("A Pastoral"") - STELLA POWER, Soprano
Verdi: Il Trovatore: Act 2 - "Stride la vampa!" - JEANNE GORDON, Contralto
Mussorgsky: "Song of the Flea" - ALBERT HUBERTY, Bass
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel: Act3, Scene 1 - "Der kleine Taumann heiss 'ich" ("Aria des Taumännchen")
space- ILSE WALD, Soprano
Massenet/Silvestri: "Pensée d'Automne" - MIGUEL VILLABELLA, Tenor
Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto: Act 2, No. 4 - "V'adoro, pupille" - FRIEDEL BECKMANN, Mezzo-soprano
Sanderson: "Until" - TITTA RUFFO, Baritone
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor: Act 3, Scene 1 - "Ardon gl'Incensi...Spargi d'amaro pianto"
space- LUCIENNE JOURFIER, Soprano
Schubert: "Frühlingslaube" D. 868 - GERHARD HÜSCH, Baritone
Tolstoy/Tchaikovsky: "It Was in Spring" - MASCIA PREDIT, Soprano
Bach: Cantata No 159, "Sehet! Wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem": No 4. - Aria for Bass, Oboe, Strings
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- "Es ist vollbracht, das Leid ist alle" - CESARE SIEPI, Bass

Total Time: 79' 55"

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2012:

Verdi: La forza del destino: Act 2 - “Madre pietosa Vergine” - ROSA CALIGARIS, Soprano
Cilea: L’Arlesiana: Act 4 - “E la solita storia” (“Lamento di Federico”) - EMILIO PEREA, Tenor
Ricci: Une folie à Rome - “Valse” - LUCETTE KORSOFF, Soprano
Halévy: La Juive: Act 3 - “Vous qui du Dieu vivant” (“Malédiction”) - RICHÁRD ERDÖS, Bass
Wagner: Götterdämmerung: Act 3 - “Fliegt heim ihr Raben” -PAULA DOENGES, Soprano 
Dvořák: Gypsy Songs: “Songs My Mother Taught Me” Op. 55, No. 4 - PAUL REIMERS, Tenor
Verdi: Otello: Act 4 - “Ave Maria” - HEDY IRACEMA-BRÜGELMANN, Soprano
Weber: Der Freischütz: Act 1 - “Schweig, schweig, damit  niemand dich warnt” (“Arie des Kaspar”)
space- ALLEN C. HINCKLEY, Bass
Catalani: La Wally: Act 1 - “Ebben, ne andrò lontana” - GEMMA BOSINI, Soprano
Méhul: Joseph (en Égypte): Act 1 - “Champs paternels” - HANS LISSMANN, Tenor
Donizetti: Don Pasquale: Act 1 - “So anch’io la virtù magica” - CLAIRE HANSEN-SCHULTHESS, Soprano
Lortzing: Undine: Act 3 - “O kehr’ zurück” - KARL ARMSTER, Bass-Baritone
Henschel: “Morgenhymne” Op. 46, No. 4  - JENNY SONNENBERG, Mezzo-Soprano           
Mascagni: Iris: Act 1 - “Apri la tua finestra” (“Serenata”) - BJÖRN TALĖN, Tenor
Rimsky-Korsakoff: “Snegurochka” (“The Snow Maiden”): Prologue - “S Podruzhkami Po Yagodu Khodit”
space(“Snow Maiden’s Aria”) - ZINAIDA JURJEVSKAJA, Soprano
D’Amor/Marshall: La Chanson de Mon Coeur: “Toujours je vous entends” - EDMOND RAMBAUD, Tenor
Goethe/Schubert: “Erlkőnig” (Op. 1) D.328 - HERMANN SCHEY, Baritone
Unknown arr. Coppola - Momizouri: “Uta” (“Chanson de la Récolte du Riz”) - AKAYO OGINO, Soprano
Unknown arr. Coppola - Momizouri: “Uta” (“Chanson du Faucher”) - AKAYO OGINO, Soprano
Délibes: Lakmé: Act 1, No. 6 - “Fantasie aux divins mensonges” - GEORGES JOUATTE, Tenor
Day: “Arise, O Sun” - MARGUERITA CARLTON, Contralto
Massenet: Manon: Act 3, Scene 1 - “Pardon, mais j'étais là” - NINON VALLIN,
spaceSoprano/ANDRÉ BALBON, Bass-Baritone
Rossini: “Arietta all’antica” - MICHEL SÉNÉCHAL, Tenor
Ray/Rolf: “The Sunshine of Your Smile” - NICOLAI GEDDA, Tenor

Total Time: 79’55”

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2011:

Zereceda: “La Picadora” - JOSEFINA HUGUET, Soprano
Leoncavallo: Zazà: Act 4 - “Mai piu Zazà” - GIUSEPPE ARMANINI, Tenor
Grieg: “Jeg elsker dig” (2 Takes/Distance Tests) - LILLIAN NORDICA, Soprano
Verdi: La Traviata: Act 1 - “Un di felice, eterea” - ALICE NIELSEN, Soprano/FLORENCIO
spaceCONSTANTINO
, Tenor
Liszt: “Es muss ein Wunderbares sein” - LEOPOLD DEMUTH, Baritone
Rimsky-Korsakoff: Sadko: Scene 1 - “O You Dark Forest” - ALEXEI MIKHAILOVICH KANSHIN, Tenor
St-Saëns: Samson et Dalila: Act 2 - “Amour, viens aider ma faiblesse” - EDITH FURMEDGE, Contralto
Hebraic Prayer: “Akavjo ben Mahalalel” - Cantor MOSES JOSEPH SAITZ, Tenor
German Folk Song: “Hans und Liesel” - ELISABETH RETHBERG, Soprano/FRIEDRICH SCHORR, Baritone
Wagner: Siegfried: Act 1 - “Nothung! Nothung! Neidliches Schwert” (“Schmiedelied”) - KARL JÖRN, Tenor
Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48, No. 7: “Ich grolle nicht” - SUZANNE BROHLY, Soprano
Procter/Sullivan: “The Lost Chord” - RICCARDO STRACCIARI, Baritone
Forster:
I Wonder if Love is a Dream” - ELSA STRALIA, Soprano
Verdi: Il Trovatore: Act 4 - “Miserere - Ah! Che la morta” (Abridged) - ELSA STRALIA,
spaceSoprano/WILLIAM (WILLIE) ROBYN, Tenor
Mascagni: L'Amico Fritz: Act 1 - “Son pochi fiori” - MADELEINE BUGG, Soprano
Ferraro-Correra/Ponzo: “amore e Comme o Zuccaro” - GASTON MICHELETTI, Tenor
Renaud/Leroux: “Le Nil” - LUCY PERELLI, Mezzo-Soprano
Gounod: Mireille: Act 2 - “Si les filles d’Arles” (“Couplets d’Ourrais”) - GEORGES VILLIER, Baritone
Uhl-Marietta/Oscar Strauss: “Der letzte Walzer” - JEAN PLANEL, Tenor:
Marie Antoinette: “Romance du pauvre Jacques” - JO VINCENT, Soprano
Tricket/Baer: “Came A Poet” - JOAN SUTHERLAND, Soprano
Opening Greetings to President & Mrs. Roosevelt on the Occasion of His June 8, 1939 Performance
spaceat the White House, Honoring the Visit by Great Britain’s Royal Couple
- LAWRENCE TIBBETT, Baritone
Marx: “Hat dich die Liebe berührt” - LAWRENCE TIBBETT, Baritone
C. Scollard/Oley Speaks: “Sylvia” - LAWRENCE TIBBETT, Baritone

Total Time: 73’48”

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2010:

In Memoriam DONALD R. HODGMAN (1926 - 2009), GEORGE JELLINEK (1919 - 2010)
spacespace& TOM KAUFMAN (1930 - 2010)

Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreau: Act 1 - “La dolcissima effigie” - ORESTE MIELI, Tenor
Donizetti: La Favorita: Act 2 - “Vien, Leonora” - LOUIS LESTRELLY, Baritone
Giordano: “Alla mia bambia” - NINI FRASCANI, Mezzo-Soporano
Lortzing: Der Wattenschmied: Act 3 - “Auch ich war ein jüngling mit lockigem Haar” - WILHELM HESCH, Bass
Franchetti: “Era di Maggio” (“Rimembranze”) - GIULIO TINCANI, Tenor
Thomas: Mignon: Act 2 - “Me voici dans son boudoir” - ROSA OLITZKA, Mezzo-Soprano
von Kreutzer: Der Verschwender: Act 3 - “O hört des armen Mannes Bitte” - LEOPOLD DEMUTH, Baritone
Kahn: “The Hour” - TUDOR DAVIES, Tenor
Thomas: Mignon: Act 2 - “Je suis Titania” (Polonaise) - EVELYN SCOTNEY, Soprano
Álvarez: “Cantares” - RAMON BLANCHART, Baritone
Lehmann: “Evensong” (“Fold Your White Wings, Dear Angels”) - DORA LABETTE, Soprano
Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera: Act 3 - “Eri tu, che macchiavi” - LUIGI MONTESANTO, Baritone
Respighi: “La Madre” - ELSA RESPIGHI, Soprano
Bonacci/Ceccori: “Tre Parole” - LUIGI PASINATI, Tenor
Tabuyo: “Mi porbe reja” - MARGUERITE D'ALVAREZ, Soprano
Delibes: Lakmé: Act 1, No. 6 - “Fantaisie aux divins mensonges” - LOUIS DISTER, Tenor
Delibes: Lakmé: Act 2, No. 18 - “Lakmé, ton doux regard se voile” (“Stances”) - HUBERT RAIDICH, Bass
Rachmaninoff: “The Soldier's Bride”, Op.8 No. 4 - ENID HEWITT, Contralto
Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila: Act 1 - Printemps qui commence - JEANNE MONTFORT, Mezzo-Soprano
Franck: “Nocturne” - ARTHUR ENDREZE, Baritone
Renato Bellini/de Flaviis: “Ninna nanna A Liana” (“Canzoncina Infantile”) - LICIA ALBANESE, Soprano
Schubert: “Die Allmacht”, D. 852 (Op.79 No.2) - KERSTIN THORBORG, Contralto
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro: Act 1, No. 6 - “Non so piu” - BLANCHE THEBOM, Mezzo-Soprano
Birthday Greeting to Geraldine Ferrar; Leoncavallo: Zaza: Act 4 - Zaza, piccola zingata
space- RICHARD BONELLI, Baritone

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2009: 50th Anniversary Commemorative Issue
Celebrating a Half Century of Historic Reissues 1959 - 2009

In Memoriam WILLIAM S. ASHBROOK (1922 -2009)

CD 1 - HIGHLIGHTS FROM PREVIOUS VRCS ISSUES

Tosti: Marechiare” - ISA KREMER, Soprano
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(Originally issued on the 1981 VRCS Annual LP)
Virgilio:
“Hanno gettato in mare un angioletto” (Romanza) - UMBERTO MACNEZ, Tenor
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(Originally issued on the 1992 VRCS Annual LP)
Puccini:
Manon Lescaut: Act 2 - “In quelle trine morbide” - MARIE RAPPOLD, Soprano
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(Originally issued on the 1962 VRCS Annual LP)
Homer:
“The Pauper’s Drive” - DAVID BISPHAM, Baritone
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(Originally issued on the 1968 VRCS Annual LP)
Tosti:
“L’Ultima Canzone” - CAROLINA WHITE, Soprano
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(Originally issued on the 1991 VRCS Annual LP)
Goublier:
“Le Credo du Paysan” - ROMAIN (LEON) CARBELLY, Bass-Baritone
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(Originally issued on the 1992 VRCS Annual LP)
Charpentier:
Louise: Act 3 - “Depuis le jour où je me suis donnée” - FLORENCE HINKLE, Soprano
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(Originally issued on the 1986 VRCS Annual LP)
Dahn/Henschel:
“Jung-Dieterich” - KARL JÖRN, Tenor
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(Originally issued on the 1991 VRCS Annual LP)
De Ferrari - Pipelè:
“Mi ricordo quand’ero fanciulla” - AURORA RETTORE, Soprano
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(Originally issued on the 1971 VRCS Annual LP)
Pedrotti:
Tutti in Maschere - “Son Teresa la fiorera” - IRMA MION, Soprano
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(Originally issued on the 1976 VRCS Annual LP)
Rumshinsky:
Klige Frauen
- “Liebe Gesang” - LUCY FINKLE, Soprano/WILLIAM (WILLIE) ROBYN, Tenor
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(Originally issued on the 1980 VRCS Annual LP)
Liszt:
“Oh! Quand je dors” - LOUISE LERCH (BRIEN), Soprano
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(Originally issued on the 1989 VRCS Annual LP)
Schira:
“Sognai” - MARIO LAURENTI, Baritone
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(Originally issued on the 1968 VRCS Annual LP)

Puccini
:
La Bohème: Act 2 - “Quando men’ vò soletta” (“Musetta’s Waltz”) - ADRIANA PERRIS, Soprano
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(Originally issued on the 1976 VRCS Annual LP)
Wagner -
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 3, Scene 5 - “Morgenlich leuchtend”
space(“Walther’s Presilied”) - MAX BLOCH, Tenor
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(Originally issued on the 1985 VRCS Annual LP)
Sibelius -
“Slända” (“A Dragon-fly”)
Op. 17, No. 5 - EVA LEONI, Soprano
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(Originally issued on the 1973 VRCS Annual LP)
Ganne arr. Joly/Pradel -
“Marche Lorraine”
- MADELEINE SIBILLE, Soprano
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(Originally issued on the 1985 VRCS Annual LP)
Schumann -
“Die Beiden Grenadiere” - LOUIS AZÉMA, Bass
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(Originally issued on the 1977 VRCS Annual LP)
Benedict -
“Lo, Here the Gentle Lark” - LINA PAGLIUGHI, Soprano
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(Originally issued on the 1977 VRCS Annual LP)
Maillart -
Les Dragons de Villars: Act 1, No. 3 - “Ne parle pas, Rose” (“Romance”) - MARCEL GÉNIO, Tenor
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(Originally issued on the 1988 VRCS Annual LP)
Reger -
“Mariä Wiegenlied”, Op. 76 No. 52 - RINA GIGLI, Soprano
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(Originally issued on the 1991 VRCS Annual LP)
Gounod -
La Reine de Saba: Act 2 - “Faiblesse de la race humaine…Inspirez-moi” - GUY CAZENAVE, Tenor
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(Originally issued on the 1979 VRCS Annual LP)

Total Time: 79’21”

CD 2

Bellini: I Puritani: Act 2 - “Qui la voce sua soave…Vien, diletto in ciel la luna” - GIUSEPPINA
spaceFINZI-MAGRINI,
Soprano
Ponchielli:
La Gioconda: Act 2 - “Cielo e mar!” - FERRUCCIO GIANNINI, Tenor
Massenet:
Hérodiade: Act 1 - “Il est doux, il est bon” - SUSAN STRONG, Soprano
Boito:
Mefistofele: Act 1 - “Dai campi, dai prati” - GENNARO DE TURA, Tenor
Meyerbeer:
Les Hugenots: Act 1 - “Une dame noble et sage” (“Cavatine du Page”)
space- GRETE FORST,
Soprano
Goldmark:
Königin von Saba, Op. 27: Act 2 “Magische Töne” - DESIDER ARÁNYI, Tenor
Massenet:
“Pensée d’automne” - SUZANNE BROHLY, Mezzo-Soprano
Bagrinovksy:
“Give Me That Night” - VLADIMIR ROSING, Tenor
Dargomyzhsky:
“Little Black Clouds in the Sky” - ELENA KATULSKAYA, Soprano
Redding/Herbert:
Natoma: “I List the Trill of Golden Throat” - AGNES KIMBALL, Soprano
Glantz:
“Dwoirele”
(Chassidic Love Song) - LIEB GLANTZ, Tenor
Fischer:
“In tiefen Keller sitz’ ich hier” - EDUARD KANDL, Bass
Chausson:
“Le Temps des Lilas” - GERMAINE CORNEY, Soprano

J. Strauss, Jr., arr. Benatzky: Casanova: “O Mistress Fond and Fair” - ARTHUR FEAR,
Baritone
“Nena’s Lullaby” - JOSÉ MOSSESGELD SANTIAGO, Baritone
“Don’t You Go to Zamboanga” - JOSÉ MOSSESGELD SANTIAGO, Baritone
Schubert:
“An die Laute” - MAFALDA SALVATINI, Soprano
Schubert:
Rastlose Liebe” - MAFALDA SALVATINI, Soprano
Schubert:
“Der Doppelgänger” - LOUIS GRAVEURE, Tenor
Traditional:
“Grandfather’s Clock”
- HAROLD WILLIAMS, Baritone
Léhar:
Eva: Act 1:
“Wär’ es auch nicht als ein Augenblick” - GERMAINE MARTINELLI, Soprano
Traditional:
“Water Boy” - JULES BLEDSOE, Baritone
Hatziapostolou :
“O Lavomenos” - NICOLA MOSCONA, Bass
harmonized by J.S. Bach:
“Vergiss mein nicht”, BWV 505 - KATHLEEN FERRIER, Contralto
harmonized by J.S. Bach:
“Ach, dass nicht die letzte Stunde”, BWV 439
space- KATHLEEN FERRIER,
Contralto

Total Time: 76’11”

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2008:

In Memoriam CHARLES ”SAM” WEINFELD (1921 - 2007)

J. Strauss, Jr.: “Dorfschwalben aus Österreich” - IRENE EDEN, Soprano
Gounod:
Mireille: Act 2 - “Mon coeur ne peut changer” (sung in Italian) - ANNA CASE, Soprano
Gounod:
“Priere” - JEAN NOTÉ, Baritone
Masse:
Les Noces de Jeanette: Scene 12: “Au bord du chemin” (“Air de Rossignol”) - GRETE FORST, Soprano
Delibes:
Lakme: Act 1, No. 8: “Pourquoi dans les grands bois” - CATHERINE MASTIO, Soprano
Rubinstein:
Der Traum”, OP. 8, No. 1 - JENNY JUNGBAUER, Soprano
Brückner:
Ländliche Liebe, oder: “Die Liebe im Kuhstall” - ADOLF LIEBAN, Bass
Puccini:
Tosca: Act 1 - “Non lo sospiri” - MARGUERITE PRINVOT, Soprano
Bizet:
Carmen: Act 1 - “L'amour est un oiseau rebelle” (“Habanera”) (sung in German)
space- JESSICA KÖTTRICH,
Mezzo-Soprano
Alman:
Melech Ochus: “Haschiwenu” - IOSIF SOLOMONOVIVH VINOGRADOV, Baritone/S. ARKAJEWA, Soprano
Verdi:
Ernani: Act 1 - “Ernani, Ernani, involami” - ALEKSANDRA ANDREYEVNA GVOZDETSKAYA, Soprano
Mussorgsky:
Boris Godounov: Act 1 - “Pimen's Monologue” - ALEXANDER GRIFF, Bass
Tchaikovsky:
Why?”, Op. 6, No. 5 - JERZY GARDA, Baritone
Thomas:
Mignon: Act 2 - “Elle est là...Elle est aimée” - DEVA-DASSY, Mezzo-Soprano
Verdi:
Un Ballo in Maschera: Act1, Scene 2 - “Di tu se fedele” (sung in Latvian) - ARTURS FRINBERGS, Tenor
Gouonod: Faust: Act 4 - “Écoute-moi bien” (“Le mort de Valentin”) - CHARLES CAMBON,
space
Baritone/BERNADETTE LEMICHEL DU ROY, Soprano
J. Strauss, Jr.:
Ballnacht in Florenz - “Herrlich Frau” - MARTIN KREMER, Tenor
Traditional:
“In the Gloaming” - THOMAS L. THOMAS, Baritone
Brahms:
Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45, Mvt. 5 - “Ihr habt nur traurigkeit” - ELISABETH SCHUMANN, Soprano
Zuni transcribed by Troyer: “The Sunrise Call” - CALVIN MARSH, Baritone
Borodin (arr. Geunther/Paul): “The Songs You Sang” (after Prince Igor: “Polovetzian Dances”)
space- KURT BAUM, Tenor
Stölzel (attr. J. S. Bach): “Bist du bei mir” - KATHLEEN FERRIER, Contralto

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2007:

In Memoriam BARNETT M. MITZMAN (1930 - 2007)

Bellini: I Puritani: Act 2 - “Vien, diletto” - GIULIETTA WERMEZ, Soprano
Mascagni: Isabeau: Act 1 - “Sogno se poso…L’occhio è cieco” (“Sogno di Folco”) - CARLO BALLIN, Tenor
Verdi: Rigoletto: Act 3 - “Cortigani, vil razza dannata” - HENRI DANGÈS, Baritone
Maillart: Les Dragons de Villars: Act 1(???) – “Grâce à ce vilain ermite” (“Couplets de l’ermire”)
space- OTTILIE METZGER, Contralto:
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette: Act 4 - “Nuit d’Hyménée…Tu dis vrai” (“Duo de la Chambre”) - BÉRTHE CESAR,
spaceSoprano/LEON CAMPAGNOLA, Tenor
arr. Hernández: “Corraleras Sevillanas” - ROSALIA CHALIA, Soprano
Massenet: Le Roi de Lahore: Act 4 - “Promesse de mon avenir” - JOACHIM CERDAN, Bass
Franchetti: Christofolo Columbo: Act 3- “Ah il di della vendetta” - ELVIRA CERESOLI, Soprano:
Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de Perles: Act 1 - “Au fond du temple saint” - MAURICE CAPITAINE,
spaceTenor/LOUIS LESTELLY, Baritone
Puccini: Madama Butterfly: Act 2 - “Che tua madre” - BELLA ALTEN, Soprano
Damrosch: “Danny Deever” - LOUIS GRAVEURE, Baritone
Dell’Acqua: “Villanelle” - ANITA PATTI BROWN, Soprano
Adam: Si J’étais Roi: Act 1 - “Un regarde de ses yeux” - VICTOR PUJOL, Tenor
Tosti: “Parted” - ESSIE ACKLAND, Contralto
La Forge: “Song of the Open” - TUDOR DAVIES, Tenor
Massenet: Werther: Act 3 - “Va! Laisse-les couler” (“Air de larmes”) - HÉLÈNE BOUVIER, Mezzo Soprano
Massenet: Don Quichotte: Act 4 - “Ça vous commettez tours un acte épouvantable” - PIERRE DUPRÉ, Bass-Baritone
Lehar: Der Zarewitsch: Act 3 - “Warum hat jeder Frühling, ach, nur einen Mai?” - MARGARETE SLEZAK,
spaceSoprano/HERBERT ERNST GROH, Tenor
Pérez /Freire: “Ay! Ay! Ay!” - PIERRE FLETA, Tenor
Arditi: “Parla Waltz” - WILMA LIPP, Coloratura Soprano
Puccini: Tosca: Act 3 - “E lucevan le stelle” - JUSSI BJÖRLING, Tenor:
d’Hardelot: “Because” (with spoken introduction) - JUSSI BJÖRLING, Tenor

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2006: 50th Anniversary of the VRCS - 2-CD Set

CD 1:
Wagner:
Tannhäuser: Act II - Dich teure Halle - JANE CROS, Soprano
Mascagni:
Cavalleria Rusticana: Siciliana(”Oh Lola!) - FORRESR LAMONT, Tenor
Thomas:
Mignon: Act II -
Elle est là ... Elle est aimée- LAURA DEL LUNGO, Mezzo-Soprano
Paër:
Le Mâitre de Chapelle -
Pour imiter ton charme séducteur” - ALEXIS BOYER, Baritone
J. Gordon:
Sappho: ”Matouschka Golobouschka” (”Mother Dearest”) - BERTHE KALICH, Mezzo-Soprano
Becker:
Frühlingszeit” - JOHANNES SEMBACH, Tenor
Catalani:
La Wally: Act I -
Ebben, ne andró lontana” - EBE BOCCOLINI, Soprano
Wagner:
Tannhäuser: Act II -
O du mein holder Abendstern” - ERICH BYE, Baritone
Meyerbeer:
Les Huguenots: Act III -
Au beau pays de la Touraine” - LILY DUPRÉ, Soprano
Moussourgsky:
Song of the Flea” - KAPITON DENISOVICH ZAPOROZHETS, Bass
Gounod:
Sapho: Act III -
O ma lyre immortelle” - JANE BOURGIGNON, Mezzo-Soprano
Ware:
Boat Song” - LAMBERT MURPHY, Tenor
Gounod:
Roméo et Juliette: Act III -
Que fais tu, blanche tourterelle?” - LIVINE MERTENS, Mezzo-Soprano
Verdi:
Il Trovatore: Act II -
Il Balen, del suo sorriso” - CARLO MORELLI, Baritone
Puccini:
Tosca: Act II -
Vissi d'arte” - HELEN GAHAGAM DOUGLAS, Soprano
Montemezzi:
L'Amore Di Tre Re: Act I -
Italia, Italia e Tutti il mio Ricordo” - FERNANDO AUTORI, Bass
Pizzetti:
I Pastori” - MARGHERITA CAROSIO, Soprano
Wagner:
Tristan und Isolde: Act III -
Liebestod” (”Mild und Leise”) - ELSA ALSEN, Soprano

CD 2:
Donizetti:
Lucrezia Borgia: Prologue - Come è bello” - MARIA MACCHI, Soprano
Van der Stucken:
O Come with Me in the Summer Night” - ELLISON VAN HOOSE, Tenor
David:
La perle du Bresil: Act III -
Charmant oiseau” - REGINA PINKERT, Soprano
Massenet:
Hérodiade: Act III -
Salomé! Demande au prisonnier” - MARIO LAURENTIi, Baritone
Arensky:
A Broken Vase” - EVGENIS IVANOVA ZBRUYEVA, Mezzo-Soprano
Helmer/Krier:
Le Rêve Passe” - JEAN VALLIER, Bass
Marchetti:
Ruy Blas:
O madre mis dall'intimo” - TINA DESANA, Soprano
Boito:
Mefistofele: Epilogue -
Giunto sul Passo estremo” - FERNANDI CARPI, Tenor
Wagner:
Lohengrin: Act II, Scene 2 -
Euch Lüften, die mein Klagen” - JEANNE KOROLEWICZ-WAYDA, Soprano
Traditional:
By the Short Cut to the Roses” - HERBERT WITHERSPOON, Bass
Meyerbeer:
Le Prophetè: Act II -
Ah! mon fils” - MARIE DELNA, Mezzo-Soprano
Ronald:
O Lovely Night” - ROSINA BUCKMAN, Soprano/WALTER HYDE, Tenor
Verdi:
Ernani: Act I -
Infelice! e tuo credevi” - VIRGILIO LAZZARI, Bass
Wagner:
Rienzi: Act III -
In seiner Blüte bleicht mein Leben” - MAGDA SPIEGEL, Mezzo-Soprano
Torroba:
Maria La Tempranica:
Romanza de Miguel” - HIPOLTI LÁZARO, Tenor
Auber:
Manon Lescaut: Act I -
L'Éclat de rire - C'est l'histoire amoureuse” - YVONNE BROTHIER, Soprano
Halévy:
La Juive: Act V -
Rachel, quand de signeur” - THEO BEETS, Tenor
Goetz:
Der Wilderspentstigen Zähmung: Act IV -
DieKraft versagt” (Arie der Katerina) - VERA SCHWARZ, Soprano
Botrel:
”Le Petit Grégoire” - CHARLES SOIX, Bass
Adam:
Si J'étais Roi:
Des Souverains du rivage” - HJÖDIS SCHYMBERG, Soprano
”Special Holiday Greetings Record” - REINALD WERRENRATH
, Baritone

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2005:

Chopin/Viardot: “Aime-Mot” - RITA FORNIA, Soprano
Magnus/Schütt:
“Persischer Liebesreim” - FRANZ NAVÁL, Tenor
Verdi:
Don Carlo: Act IV - “Dormirò sol” - ORESTE LUPPI, Bass
Ponchielli:
La Gioconda: Act I - “Voce di donna...A te questo rosario” - ROSA OLITZKA, Contralto

Verdi: Rigoletto: Act II - “Cortigiani, vil razza damnata” - JACQUES BILK, Baritone
Puccini: La Fanciulla del West: Act I - “Laggiù nel Soledad” - LINDA CANNETTI, Soprano
Schubert: “Ständchen” - PAUL REIMERS, Tenor
Catalani: Dejanice: Act II - “Romanza di Admeto” - SALVATORE POLLICINO, Tenor
Verdi: Otello: Act IV - “Ave Maria” - GRETE STÜCKGOLD, tenor
Tosti: “Ideale” - LOUIS NUCELLY, Baritone
Grieg: “Jeg elsker dig” Op. 5 No. 3 - OTAKAR MARÀK, Tenor
Mascagni: Il Piccolo Marat: Act II - “Sei tu? Che cosa vieni a fare” - GIUSEPPINA BALDASSARI-TEDESCHI,
spaceSoprano/LUIGI ABRATE, Tenor
Puccini: La Fanciulla del West: Act II - “Or son sei mesi” - ICILIO CALLEJA, Tenor
Puccini: Turandot: Act III - “Tu che di gel sei cinta” - MARCELLE DENYA, Soprano
Puccini: Tosca: Act II - “Ella verrà” - LUIGI ROSSI-MORELLI, Baritone
Thomas: Mignon: Act II - “Je suis Titania la blonde” - HÉLÈE CALS, Soprano
Pescoli: “Mai più... Mai più” - INES MARIA FERRARIS, Soprano
Verdi: Rigoletto: Act III - “Ella mi fu rapita!... Parmi veder le lagrima” - NICOLAI S. FOKIN, Tenor
Adam: “Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman” (after Mozart , K. 265) - ELFRIDA PAKUL, Soprano
Bizet: Carmen: Act I - “Pres des remparts de Séville” (“Séguedilla”) - MADELEINE SIBILLE, Soprano
Saint-Saëns/Casalis: “Danse Macabre” - TODD DUNCAN, Bass
“My Johann” (After Grieg: Norwegian Dance No.2, Op. 35) - VIVIAN DELLA CHIESA, Soprano

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2004: Dedicated to Dr. John C. Powers, Jr. (1931-2004)

Rachmaninoff: The Cherry Tree (“Before My Window”), Op. 26, No. 10 - JOHN McCORMACK,
spaceTenor / FRITZ KREISLER, Violin

Luigi/Federico Ricci: Crispino e la Comare: “Io non sono più l’Annetta” - FRIEDA HEMPEL, Soprano
Giordano: Andrea Chénier: Act 3 – “Nemico della patria” (“Monologo”) - GIOVANNI POLESE, Baritone
Massenet: Marie-Magdeleine: Act 3 – “O bien-aimé” - MARGUERITE MÉRENTIÉ, Soprano
Dargomyzschki: “I Repent, Uncle…”; Arensky: “The Mosquito”;
Russian Song: “Down the Piterskaja
spaceStreet” - VLADIMIR KASTROSKY, Bass

Rossini: La Cenerentola: Act 2 – “Nacqui all’ affanno…Non più mesta” - EUGENIA MANTELLI, Mezzo-Soprano
Tirindelli: “Ama” - FLORENCIO CONSTANTINO, Tenor
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Act 1, No. 7
“Una voce poco fa” - STELLA POWER, Soprano
Verdi: Il Trovatore: Act 2 – “Il balen del suo sorriso” - NICOLA GEISSE-WINKEL, Baritone
Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera: Act 1, Scene 2 – “Re dell’ abisso” - JEANNE GORDON, Contralto
Yashnev: “Serene Starlit Nights” - KONSTANTIN ISACHENKO, Tenor
Tosti: “La Serenata” - EMMY BETTENDORF, Soprano
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Act 1, No. 8 – “La calunnia è un venticello” - WILHELM TISCH, Bass
Auber: Fra Diavolo: Act 2 - “Quel bonheur” - MARGARITA SALVI, Soprano
Réne-Baton: “Heures d’étés” - MAGGIE TEYTE, Soprano
Gröndahl/Póroarson: “Vögguljóo” - STÉFÁN ISLANDí, Tenor
Bassani: “Ardo, o caro” - MAGDA LÁSZLÓ, Soprano
Pfitzner: “Ist der Himmel darum im Lenz so blau” - FRIEDEL BECKMANN, Mezzo-Soprano
Szulc/Rivoire/Coolus: Mandrin: “Les yeux de femme” - GEORGES JOUATTE, Tenor
Purcell: The Indian Queen:
“I Attempt From Love’s Sickness to Fly” - IRMGARD SEEFRIED, Soprano
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier: Finale, Act 2
“Da lieg’ich…Herr Kavalier!” - ALBERT HUBERTY,
spaceBass (with MARIE-ANTOINETTE ALMONA, Mezzo-Soprano)

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2003: Dedicated to Lauritz Melchior - In Memoriam,
30th Anniversary (1973-2003)

Alvárez: “Los ojos negros” - FRANCESCO VIÑAS, Tenor
Verdi: Il Trovatore: Act 1 – “Tacea la notte placida” (Cavatina di Leonora) - AMELIA TALEXIS, Soprano
Napravnik: “Serenade of Don Juan” - OSKAR KAMIONSKY, Baritone
Meyerbeer: Le Prophète: Act 1 - “Ah! mon fils” - HELENE JUNG, Contralto
Giordano: Siberia: Act 1 - “Orride steppe” - MARIO GILION, Tenor
Verdi: Aïda: Act 3 - “O Patria mia” - ROSALIA CHALIA, Soprano
Delibes: Lakmé: Act 2, No. 18 – “Lakmé, ton doux regard se voile” (“Stances”) - ANDRÉ GRESSE, Bass
Weber: Der Freischütz: Act 2 – “Kommt ein schlanker Bursch gegangen” - MILLY STEPHAN, Soprano
Verdi: Il Trovatore: Act 3 – “Ah! Si, ben mio coll’essere” - FRANCESCO SIGNORINI, Tenor
Dukas: Ariane et Barbe-bleue: Act 1 – “Oh! Mes clairs diamants!” (“Air des Diamants”) - MARCELLE BUNLET, Soprano
Halévy: La Juive: Act 1 – “Si la rigeur ou la vengeance” - EDWARD LANKOW, Bass
Silberta: “Yohrzeit” (Kadish) - SOPHIE BRASLAU, Contralto
Verdi: La Traviata: Act 2 – “De’ miei bollenti spiriti” - FERNAND FRANCELL, Tenor
Maillart: Les Drangons de Villars: Act 1 – “Maitre Thibaud, vos mules” (“Air de Rose”) - CLAIRE
spaceHANSEN SCHULTHESS
, Soprano

Offenbach: Orphée aux Enfers: Act 2, No 12 – “Air de Pluton” - LUCIEN MURATORE, Tenor
Harty: “Sea Wrack” - MURIEL BRUNSKILL, Contralto
Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor: “Als Büblein klein” (Falstaff’s Trinklied) - CARL BRAUN, Bass
Bohm: “Still wie die Nacht” - CLARA CSÉRY, Contralto
Tosti: “Non t’amo piu” - WACLAW BRZEZINSKI, Baritone
Roussel: “Jazz dans la nuit” (Valse) - GABRIELLE RITTER-CIAMPI, Soprano
LAURITZ MELCHIOR, Tenor - Guest on “THE FRED ALLEN SHOW”

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2002: Dedicated to the Memory of Dr. Joseph Greene (1949-2002)
Supplies are limited

Marais/van Bruggen: “Heimwee” - JAN PEERCE, Tenor
Richard Strauss: “Wiegenlied”, Op. 41 No. 1 - GERTRUDE FÖRSTEL, Soprano
Vives: Maruxa: “Final del Acto 1” - INOCENCIO NAVARRO, Baritone & MIRACLE, Bass
Hahn: Chansons Grises: “L’Heure Exquise” - EDMOND RAMBAUD, Tenor
Rachmaninoff: “O Thou Billowy Harvest Field”, Op. 4 No. 5 - CLAUDINE BOONS, Soprano
Schumann: “Die beiden Grenadiere”, Op. 49 No. 1 - ARTHUR MIDDLETON, Baritone
Rimsky-Korsakoff: Maid of Pskov: “Sing, Cuckoo” - VASILI P DAMAYEV, Tenor
“Wiener Fiakerlied“ (Viennese Cab Song) - VIOLA PHILO, Soprano
Messager: Fortunio: Act 3 – “Si vous croyez que je vaìs dire…” (Chanson de Fortunio) - PIERRE FOUCHY, Tenor
Hülsen-Häseler/Blech: “Gott, Kaiser, Vaterland!” - PAUL KNÜPFER, Bass
Marchetti: Ruy Blas: “Larva dorata del mio pensiero” (Aria della Regina) - TINA DESANA, Soprano
Korngold: Die Tote Stadt, Op. 12: “Glück, das mir verblieb” - JOZEF STERKENS, Tenor
Offenbach: Les Contes D’Hoffmann: Act 2 – “Je me nomme Coppélius….” - JULES BALDOUS, Bass-Baritone
Weber: Der Freischütz: Act 3 –“Und ob die Wolke sie verhülle” - ALICE MARTURELL, Soprano
Lazzari: “Une femme” - LÉON CAMPAGNOLA, Tenor
Rubinstein: The Demon: Act 2 – “Do not weep my child“ - EUGENIUSZ MOSSAKOWSKI, Baritone
Hahn: O Mon Bel Inconnu: “O Mon Bel Inconnu” (Valse chantée) - HÉLÈNE REGELY, Soprano
Traditional: “Little Mary Cassidy” - HARRY PLUNKET GREENE, Bass-Baritone
Verdi: Falstaff: Act 2, Scene 2 – “Quand’ero Paggio” - ANTONIO PINI-CORSI, Baritone
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1, Scene 2 - “Am stillen Herd” - HENDRIK APPELS, Tenor
Mascagni: Iris: Act 2 - “Io pingo” - ANTONIETTE CASTELLI, Soprano
Rubinstein: “Gold rolls here below me”
(“Persian Love Song”), Op. 34 No. 9” CHARLES SOIX, Bass
Hebrew Prayer: “Odon jesudu meofor” - GERSON SIROTA, Tenor/Cantor

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2001 - 45th ANNIVERSARY: Dedicated to Philip H. Stern (1917-2001)

Rossini: Guillaume Tell: Act 4, No. 19 – “Asile héréditaire” - GEORGES GRANEL, Tenor
Traditional Spanish: “Malagueña” - MARIA GAY, Mezzo-Soprano
Loewe: “Heinrich der Vogler“ - SIR GEORGE HENSCHEL, Baritone
Kienzl:Der Evangelimann: Act 2 - “O schöne Jugendtage” (Lied der Madgdalena) - MARIE-LUISE SCHLIP, Alto
Hahn: “Paysage“ - RODOLPHE PLAMONDON, Tenor
Nicolai: Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor: Act 2 – “In einem Waschkorb…Wie freu'ich mich” - JACQUES BILK,
spaceBaritone & ADOLF SCHÖPFLIN, Bass

Schubert/Belanger: “Le Roi des Aulnes” - GEORGETTE FROZIER-MARROT, Mezzo-Soprano
Mendelssohn:Elijah: No. 39 – “Then Shall the Righteous Shine Forth” - THEO KARLE, Tenor
Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots: Act 1 – “Une dame noble et sage” (Page's Aria) - EDITHA FLEISCHER, Soprano
Massenet:Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame: Act 1 – “Il pleure…Un peu de foi” (Air de Prieur) - ÉTIENNE BILLOT, Bass-Baritone
Verdi: La Traviata: Act 2 - “Amami Alfredo” - MARIA ZAMBONI, Soprano
Delibes: Lakmé: Act 2 - “Air des Clochettes” - ODETTE TURBA-RABIER, Soprano (& ANDRÉ PERNET, Bass-Baritone)
Wagner: Götterdämmerung: Act 3 – “Brünnhilde, heilige Braut!” (Siegfried's Death) - JACQUES URLUS, Tenor
Wagner: Die Walküre: Act 1 – “Der Männer Sippe”) - CLÉONTINE DE MÉ0, Soprano
Brüll: Das Goldene Kreuz: “Bombardonlied” - WILHELM HESCH, Bass
Boyer/Heymann: “Serait-ce un Rêve?” (Fox-trot from the film Le Congrès s'amuse) - EDMÉE FAVART, Soprano
Traditional/Words by Ben Jonson: “Have You Seen But a Whyte Lillie Grow?” - FRANK MULLINGS, Tenor
Halévy: La Juive: Act 2 - “Für ihn, für mich erflehe” (Terzett) - HENRIETTE GOTTLIEB, Soprano,
spaceHEINZ ARENSEN
, Tenor, & PAUOL HANSEN, Tenor

Giordano: Andrea Chenier: Act 4 – “Come un bel dì Maggio” - JUSSI BJÖRLING, Tenor
Versi: Rigoletto: Act 4 - “La donna è mobile” - JUSSI BJÖRLING, Tenor
Grieg: “Jeg elsker dig” - JUSSI BJÖRLING, Tenor

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2000: Dedicated to the Memory of ROBERT REID (1918-2000),
space HENRY PLEASANTS (1910-2000) & GEORGE BENNETTE (1929-1999)

Schubert: “Die Allmacht” - JUSSI BJÖRLING, Tenor
Varney: - Les Mousquetaires au Convent Romance de Marie - “Mon dieu, de mon âme incertaine”
space- GERMAINE FÉRAKDY, Soprano

Beethoven: “The Flea” - MARK REIZEN, Bass
Brahms: “Liebestreu”, Op. 3, No. 1 - ELSA ALSEN, Soprano
Lecocq: Le Coeur et la Main“ - Couplets du casque” - ALEXIS BOYER, Baritone
Verdi: Aïda - “Rivedrai le foreste” - BIANCA SCACCIATI, Soprano & AUGUSTA BEUF, Baritone
Mozart:Don Giovanni - “Dalla sua pace” - GEORGE MEADER, Tenor
Rossini:Guillaume Tell: Récit et Prière - “Sois immobile” - PAUL LANTERI, Baritone
Alvarea: “Los Ojos Negros” - JOSEFINA HUGUET, Soprano
Wagner: Die Meistersinger - “Preislied” - MAX LIPMANN, Tenor
Cawley: “Song of the seraphs” - MALCOLM McEACHERN, Bass
Colville/Waldteufel: “The Skaters-Waltz” - GWEN CATLEY, Soprano
Verdi: La Forza del Destino: Duet -“Solenne in quest'ora” - NIUELS HANSEN, Tenor & ALBERT
spaceHØEBERG
, Baritone

Hageman: “Do not go, my love” - ARTHUR HACKETT, Tenor
Puccini: Turandot - “Tu che di gel sei cinta” - ROSINA TORRI, Soprano
Gastaldon: “Musica proibita” - FRITZ SCHRÖDTER, Tenor
& Ravel: Sheherazade -“La Flûte enchantée”/“L'Indifférent” - SUZANNE CESBON-VISEUR, Soprano
Gounod: “Judex” - KIM BORG, Bass
Richard Strauss: Arabella: Duet, Act One – “Aber der Richtige, wenn's einen gibt für mich auf
spacedieser Welt” -
MARTA FUCHS, Soprano & ELSA WIEBER, Soprano
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana: “Voi lo sapete, o Mamma” - GIUSEPPINA COBELLI, Soprano
attr. Bach: “Bist du bei mir” - BLANCHE MARCHESI, Soprano

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1999: Dedicated to the Memory of WILLIAM VIOLI (1914-1989) & RICHARD PORTER (1923-1984)

Godard: La Vivandière - “Viens avec nous” - ABBY RICHARDSON, Mezzo-Soprano
Rossini: Le Barbier de Séville: Acte 1, Air de Figaro - “Place au factotum de la Ville”
- PIERRE
spaceDELDI
, Baritone

Hervé: Mam'zelle Nitouche - “Babet und Cadet” - LINA ABARBANELL, Soprano
Mèhul: Joseph - “Champ paternel” - ALBERT ALVAREZ, Tenor
Gounod: Faust - “L'Invocation” - B.S. VEPRINSKY, Bass
Montanari: Il reno fischia - “Via…!” - GIANNINA RUSS, Soprano
Giordano: Andrea Chenier - “Son sessant'anni” - FRANCESCO MARIA BONINI, Baritone
Offenbach: Hoffmanns Ezrählungen - “Puppenarie” - AURELIE RÉVY, Soprano
Giordano: “Canzone Guerresca” - FAUSTO CASTELLANI, Tenor
Fürst: “Der Wagen rollt”, Op. 11, No.3 - ADOLF LIEBAN, Bass
Wallace: Maritana - “Scenes That Are Brightest” - CLEMENTINE DE VERE-SAPIO, Soprano
Massenet: Grisélidis - “C'est peu pour le soldat” - ANDRÉ ALLARD, Bass/Baritone
Verdi: Rigoletto - “Caro nome” () - FLORENCE MACBETH, Soprano
Giordano: Andrea Chenier - “Un dì all'azzurro spazio” - GIULIO CRIMI, Tenor
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte - “O Isis und Osiris” - EINAR NØRBY, Bass
Schreker: Der Schatzgräber - “Klein war ich noch” - ELSE GENTNER-FISCHER, Soprano
Puccini: Tosca - “Recondita armonia” - ANTONIO CORTIS, Tenor
Traditional: “Ich bin a Bal-agole” (I Am a Driver) - JOSEPH WINOGRADOFF, Baritone
Bizet: Carmen - “Les Tringles des sistres tintaient” (Chanson Bohême) - SUZANNE JUYOL, Mezzo-Soprano
von Ritter: “You Jested” - ALEXANDR M. DAVIDOV, Tenor
J. Strauss, Jr.: Die Fledermaus - “Mein Herr Marquis” (Adele's Laughing Song) - EDITH OLDRUP, Soprano
Fauré: “L'Absence” Op. 5 No. 3 - GÉRAD SOUZAY, Baritone
Sadero: “L'Altra sera la mia Nina” - ROSA PONSELLE, Soprano
Verdi: Otello - “Niun mi tema” - GIOVANNI ZENATELLO, Tenor

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1998: Dedicated to the Memory of JULIAN MORTON MOSES (1911-1997)

Gelmund: “I am Waiting for You” - KONSTANTIN ISACHENKO, Tenor
Lilljebjorn: “Nar Jag Blev Sjutton Ar” - LYDIA LINDGREN, Soprano
Rubenstein: “Prologue “Accursed World” - GEORGE BAKLANOV, Baritone
Saint-Saens: Samson et Dalila - “Printempts qui commence” - ELIETTE SCHENNEBERG, Mezzo-soprano
[traditional]: “Bendemeer's Stream”- THOMAS L. THOMAS, Baritone
Benatzky: Deux Sous de Fleurs - “Deux Sous de Fleurs” - DEVA-ASSY, Mezzo-soprano
Cilea: Gloria - “Pur dolente son io” - LICINIO FRANCARDI, Tenor
Herbert: Naughty Marietta - “Italian Street Song” - MARIE KAISER, Soprano
Flegier: “Stances” - EDMOND RAMBAUD, Tenor
Pietri: Maristella - “Uno strano senso arcano” - ROSETTA PAMPANINI, Soprano
Reissiger: “Der schlesische Zecher und der Teufel“ - PAUL KNÜPFER, Bass
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann - “Giulietta-Hoffmann duet” - ZARA DOLUKHANOVA,
spaceMezzo-soprano & IVAN KOZLOVSKY, Tenor

Schubert: “Wohin” - SUSANNE DESSOIR, Soprano)
Meyerbeer: Die Afrikanerin - “Land so wunderbar” - LORENZ FEHENBERGER, Tenor
Meyer-Helmund: “Dein gedenk' ich, Margaretha” - RITA FORNIA, Soprano
Saint-Saens: Samson et Dalila - “Israel, romps ta chaine” - CESAR VEZZANI, Tenor
Strickland: “Ma Li'l' Batteau” - SOPHIE BRASLAU, Contralto
Mussorgsky: “Air de la Puce” - JOSE BECKMANS, Baritone
Tchaikovsky: “A Weak Candle Light is Fading” - SOFIA PREOBRAZHENSKAYA, Contralto
Reyer: “Ave Maria” - FERRUCCIO CORRADETTI, Baritone
Massenet: Thais - “Air d'Eros” - SUZANNE CESBRON-VEISUER, Soprano
Lebedeff: “Roumania, Roumania” - AARON LEBEDOFF, Tenor

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1997: Dedicated to the Memory of PHILIP LIESON MILLER (1906-1996)

Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci - “Prologo” - INOCENIO NAVARRO, Baritone
Bizet: Jolie Fille de Perthe - “A la voix d'un amant fidele” - JEAN PLANEL, Tenor
Mussorgsky: “Hopak” - VERA PETROVA-ZVANTSEVA, Mezzo-soprano
Temple: “Love's Nocturne”- GEORGE HAMLIN, Tenor
Lecocq: Fille de Madame Angot - “Jadis les Rois” - - SIM VIVA, Soprano
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia - “Numero quindici a mano manca” - VITTORIA WEINBERG,
spaceBaritone & AGOSTINA CASAVECCHI, Tenor

Noskowski: “Stach“ - WACLAW BRZEZINSKIaclaw Brzeinski, Bass
Mozart: “Air de la Reine de la Nuit” - LISE LANDOUZY, Soprano
Brahms: “Von Ewiger Liebe” - TODD DUNCAN, Baritone
Greene: “Sing Me To Sleep” - NEVADA VAN DER VEER, Contralto
Saint-Saens: “Le pas D'armes du Roi Jean” - ALBERT HUBERTY, Bass
Mascagni: Parisina -“Le grida e il clamore” - ALESANDRO DOLCI, Tenor & F. SOLARI, Soprano
Halevy: Die Judin - “Er kommt zuruck” - RIZA EIBENSCHUTZ-MALATA, Soprano
Taneev: “Do not let it sound” - SERGEI SHAPOSHNIKOV, Baritone
Micelli: “La Alegria Que Vuelve” - VINCENTE BALLESTER, Baritone
Gounod: Faust - “Schumuckwalzer” - LUCILLE MARCEL, soprano
Donizetti: Lucia - “Fra poco a me ricovero” - GUIDO CICCOLINI, Tenor
Reger: “Maria Wiegenlied“ - HEDWIG FRANCILLO-KAUFMANN, Soprano
Wood: “I bless the dawn that brought me you” - DENNIS NOBLE, Baritone
Jassinowsky: “The Prophecy of Isaiah” - CANTOR MORDECHAY HERSHMAN, Tenor

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1996: 40th Anniversary:
Dedicated to the Memory of EDWIN STEFFE (1907-1996)

Handel: Messiah - “The Trumpet Shall Sound” - EDWIN STEFFE, Baritone
Koechlin: “Si tu le veux” - JOSÉ DELAQUERRIÈRE, Tenor
Mascagni: “Serenata” - ONELIA FINESCHI, Soprano
Napravnik: Dubrovsky - “O give me oblivion” - GENNADI PISHAEV, Tenor
Hahn: “Reverie” - MAURICE DECLÉRY, Baritone
Fourdrain: “Chevauchée Cosaque” - RICHARD CROOKS, Tenor
Rocca: “Il canto della culla” - GRAZIELLA VALLE, Soprano
Glazunov: “Eastern Melody” - ALEXANDR M. BRAGIN, Baritone
Messager: “A tone amour simple” - EDMOND TIRMONT, Tenor
Faure: “Poeme du Jour” (Song Cycle of three songs) - EIDÉ NORENA, Soprano
Grechaninov: “Berceuse” - CHARLES SOIXharles Soix, Bass
Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera - “Di tu se fedele” - SALVATORE POLLICINO, Tenor
Meyerbeer: Dinorah - “Shadow Song” - MARIA MICHAILOWA, Soprano
Schumann: “Wanderlied” -PAUL KNÜPFER, Bass
Verdi: Otello - “Ora e per sempre addio” - AUGUSTO CSAMPINI, Tenor
Tchaikovsky: “The Gypsy” - MASCIA PREDIT, Soprano
Bizet: Jolie Fille de Perth -“Quand la flamme” - LOUIS MORTURIER, Bass-Baritone
Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore - “Una furtiva lagrima” - FOLKE ANDERSSON, Tenor
Richepin: “L'Amour qui passe” - YVONNE BROTHIER, Soprano
Darquier: “Poulido!” - LOUIS IZAR, Tenor
Massenet: Sapho - “L'Air de Fanny” - MARTHE NESPOULOUS, Soprano
Traditional Hebrew: “Zur Jiroel” - CANTOR SAVEL KWARTIN, baritone
Verdi: Il Trovatore - Act I Trio Finale - CATERINA MANCINI, Soprano, ANTONIO SALVAREZZA,
spaceTenor & ROLANDO PANERAI, baritone

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1995:

Giordano: Andrea Chenier - “Improviso” - GIOVANNI VOYER, Tenor
Meyerbeer: L'Africaine - “Fille de rois” - LOUIS LESTELLY, Baritone
Zeller: Der Vögelhandler - “Ich bin die Christie..” - ELISABETH REICHELT, soprano
Handel: Acis and Galatea - “Love in her eyes...” - EVAN WILLIAMS, Tenor
Halévy: La Juive - “Vous qui du Dieu” - FRANCOIS AUDIGER, Bass
Giordano: Fedora - Rigida..O grand Occhi...” - EBE STIGNANI, Mezzo soprano
Mozart: Così fan tutte - “Der Odem der Liebe” - MAX ALTGLASS, Tenor
Borodin: Prince Igor - “Air du Prince Igor” - PIERRE NOUGARO, tenor
Gounod: Mireille - “Vincennette á votre áge” (Duet) - GERMAINE CORNEY, soprano & MAX DE RIEUX, Tenor
Bruneau: L'attaque du Moulin - “Adieux á la forêt” - GEORGES JOUATTE, Tenor
Saint-Saens: Samson et Dalilah - “Amour, viens aider..” - GEORGETTE FROZIER-MARROT, Mezzo Soprano
Puccini: Tosca - “Oui l'on me dit vénal” - WILLY TUBIANA, Bass
Lecocq: Le Coeur et la Main - “Bolero” - CLEMENTINE DEVERE, Soprano
Wagner: Die Meistersinger - “Preislied” - LAMBERT MURPHY, Tenor
Hallén: Gustaf Vasa's Saga - “Junker Nils sjunger...” - JOEL BERGLUND, Baritone
Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots - “O beau pays” - DEBORAH PANTOFEL-NECHETSKAYA, Soprano
Verdi: I Lombardi - “La mia letizia” - GIOVANNI CONSIGLIO, Tenor
Puccini: Turandot - “Nessun dorma” -GIOVANNI CONSIGLIO, Tenor

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1994:

Traditional: “Der Chazan un der Gabal” - MOSHE KUSEVITSKY, Tenor
Padilla: “Princesita” - GIL VALERIANO, Tenor
Lecocq: Les Cent Vierges - “Oh Paris gai séjour” - ANNA TARIOL-BAUGÉ, Soprano
Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa - “The Three Treasures” - ADOLFS KAKTINS, Baritone
Gastaldon: “Musica Proibita” - INES MARIA FERARIS, Soprano
??: (Zaklety Princ) - BEHUMIL BENONI, Baritone
Giordano: Andrea Chenier - “La mamma morta” - FLORENCE QUARTARARO, Soprano
Petrie: “Asleep in the Deep” - OSCAR NATZKE, Bass
Donizetti: Lucia - “Mad Scene” - MARIMI DEL POZO, Soprano
Casadesus: Colomba [film] - “La Vendetta” - GASTON MICHELETTI, Tenor
Grieg: “Ich liebe dich” - ROSA OLITZKA, Contralto
Thomas: Hamlet - “Doute de la lumiére” - GERMAINE FÉRALDY, Soprano & PIERRE DELDI, Baritone
Wagner: Die Walküre - “Siegmund heiss ich” - HENDRIK APPELS, Tenor
Massenet: Werther - “Va! laisse” - GERMAINE PAPE, Mezzo Soprano
Cui: “The General” - VLADIMIR KASTORSKY, Bass
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana - “Voi lo sapete” - MARIA NEMETH, Soprano
Rabaud: Marouf - “Dans le jardin fleuri” - CHARLES FRIANTharles Friant, Tenor
Paladilhe: “Psyché” - BERTHE DE ,OMTALANTerthe de Montalant, Mezzo Soprano
Pinelli: “Fior di campo” - AFRO POLI, Baritone
Raymond: Nur am Rhein [film] - “Meine Mutter war ein Rheinisches Kind” - MARCEL WITTRISCH, Tenor
Scott: “Lullaby” - MAGGIE TEYTE, Soprano & JOHN McCORMACK, Tenor

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1993:

Bemberg: “Nymphes et Sylvains” - GRETE FORDT, Soprano
Halevy: La Juive - “Rachel quand du seigneur” - HECTOR DUPEYRON, Tenor
Catalani: Loreley - “Dove son?” - ESTER MAZZOLENI, Soprano
Elgar: King Olaf - “And King Olaf Heard the Cry” - TUDOR DAVIES, Tenor
Tchaikovsky: “None But the Lonely Heart” - ELISABETH RETHBERG, Soprano
Bizet: Jolie Fille de Perth - “Quand la flamme de l’amour” - HECTOR DUFRANNE, Baritone
Massenet: Manon - “Duo de Saint Sulpice” - BERTHE CÉSAR, Soprano & LÉON CAMPAGNOLA, Tenor
Donizetti: Don Pasquale - “Come è gentil” - LUIGI SIMONETTA, Tenor
Meyerbeer: Dinorah - “En chasse, en chasse” - ANDRÉ BALBON, Baritone
Santoliquido: “L’Assiolo Canta” - CONRAD THIBAULT, Baritone
Massenet: Werther - “Du gai soleil plein de flamme”- GERMAINE CORNEY, Soprano
Massenet: Le Jongleur de Notre Dame - “Legende de la Sauge”- ROBERT COUZINOU, Baritone
Gounod: Philémon et Baucis “Que les songe sont heureux” - PAUL PAYAN, Bass
Nevin: “La Rosaire” - GERMAINE CERNAY, Mezzo Soprano
Bizet: Pêcheurs de Perles -“Je crois entendre encore” - GENNADI PISCHAEV, Tenor
Mozart: Nozze di Figaro - “Non piu andrai” - DENNIS NOBLE, Baritone
Spoliansky: “La Chanson d’une Nuit” -JOSÉ LUCCIONI, Tenor
Gounod: Faust - “Dio possente, Dio d’amor” - GIUSEPPE MANACCHINI, Baritone
Wagner: Die Walküre - “Leb’ wohl” - LUIGI ROSSI-MORELLI, Baritone

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