Annotation

Follows Metropolitan Opera's English language production. Recorded June 28-30, 1963, Reissue produced by Edward Hauser. Digitally remastered in BMG/RCA Studios, NYC, by Michael O. Drexler, engineer.

Annotation last modified on 2014-09-23 17:16 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Die Fledermaus: Overture
Johann Strauss, Jr. 5 8:14
2 Die Fledermaus, Act I: "Though honesty is said to be the policy that's best"
Johann Strauss, Jr. 5 1:26
3 Die Fledermaus, Act I: Calamity, Catastrophe
Johann Strauss, Jr. 5 1:31
4 Die Fledermaus, Act I: "Alfred!—Here we are, just you and I"
Johann Strauss, Jr. 5 6:01
5 Die Fledermaus, Act I: Propriety, propriety
Johann Strauss, Jr. 5 2:45
6 Die Fledermaus, Act II: "More often than not…Chacun à son goût"
Johann Strauss, Jr. 5 2:49
7 Die Fledermaus, Act II: "Look at how I look" (Adele's Laughing Song)
Johann Strauss, Jr. 5 3:23
8 Die Fledermaus, Act II: Echoes of Hungary! (Czárdás)
Johann Strauss, Jr. 5 4:34
9 Die Fledermaus, Act II: "Champagne is so romancing, tra la la la"
Johann Strauss, Jr. 5 1:36
10 Die Fledermaus, Act II: "Oh, mon ami, we'll meet again"
Johann Strauss, Jr. 5 1:16
11 Die Fledermaus, Act II: "Happiness, here's to health and happiness"
Johann Strauss, Jr. 5 4:32
12 Die Fledermaus, Act II: "A waltz, let's have a waltz"
Johann Strauss, Jr. 5 4:19
13 Die Fledermaus, Act III: "Oh, for the life of an actress"
Johann Strauss, Jr. 5 4:09
14 Die Fledermaus, Act III: "I'm very fond of elderberry wine and sherry"
Johann Strauss, Jr. 5 2:42

Credits

CD 1

baritone vocals:
John Hauxvell (baritone) (1963-06-28 – 1963-06-30) (tracks 4–5, 10, 12, 14)
George London (1963-06-28 – 1963-06-30) (tracks 10–12, 14)
choir vocals:
Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor (1963-06-28 – 1963-06-30) (tracks 7, 9–12, 14)
composer:
Johann Strauss (Austro-German composer, "Walzerkönig", Johann Strauss II, Sohn, Jr., the Younger, the Son) (tracks 1–14)
conductor:
Oskar Danon (1963) (tracks 1–14)
lyricist:
Mel Mandel (composer and lyricist) (tracks 2–14)
Norman Sachs (tracks 2–14)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Risë Stevens (Opera director, actress, mezzo-soprano) (1963-06-28 – 1963-06-30) (tracks 6, 10, 12, 14)
orchestra:
Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera Orchestra) (1963) (tracks 1–14)
producer:
Charles Gerhardt (1963) (tracks 1–14)
recording engineer:
Gordon Perry (1963) (tracks 1–14)
soprano vocals:
Anna Moffo (soprano) (1963-06-28 – 1963-06-30) (tracks 2–5, 8, 10, 12, 14)
Jeanette Scovotti (1963-06-28 – 1963-06-30) (tracks 2–3, 7, 9, 12–14)
tenor vocals:
Sergio Franchi (1963-06-28 – 1963-06-30) (tracks 4–5, 14)
Richard Lewis (Welsh tenor) (1963-06-28 – 1963-06-30) (tracks 2–3, 9–10, 12, 14)
phonographic copyright by:
BMG Entertainment (1999) (tracks 1–14)
recorded at:
Sofiensaal in Wien, Austria (1963-09) (tracks 1–14)
part of:
Die Fledermaus (English version, lyrics by Mandel/Sachs) (tracks 1–14)
Die Fledermaus (track 1)
recording of:
Die Fledermaus: Ouvertüre (1963) (track 1)

Release

copyrighted by: BMG Entertainment (1964)
BMG Entertainment (1999)
ASIN: US: B00001R3MT [info]