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Opera Recital - Historical recordings 1930
Bedrich Smetana / Giuseppe Verdi / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Gioacchino Rossini / Antonin Dvorák / Jacques Offenbach / Giuseppe Puccini
Jarmila Novotná a.o. / Wiener Philharmoniker / Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Opera Recital - Historical recordings 1930

CD | Supraphon | 0099925415822 | SU 4158 | 05-14

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About the album

Jarmila Novotná in a nutshell? The answer is simple: a Czech star of the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
From the very beginning, great artists accompanied her meteoric rise (Destinnová, Tenaglia, Malatesta
and Piccoli as teachers, and the conductors Toscanini, Klemperer, Zemlinsky, Kleiber, Walter, Blech,
Széll...). She appeared to great acclaim on all the most prestigious operas stages worldwide. A beautiful
stage presence, natural dramatic performance, utmost certainty of vocal technique and genuine sensitivity
predetermined her attaining global celebrity. Her life, however, was affected by the dark events in Europe
and her homeland. She fled the Nazis at “five minutes to midnight”, from Berlin, Vienna and Prague. Her
ship reached the New World on 15 March 1939, the very day the Germans entered the Czech capital. With
the cachet of a Met star, during World War II she participated in dozens of charity concerts and radio
programmes for occupied Czechoslovakia. Yet the Communist takeover of Czechoslovakia in February
1948 prevented her from returning to her beloved homeland. The war and other historical events thus
paradoxically “sentenced” her to pursuing a career at the Metropolitan Opera, whose audiences she
dazzled for 16 years. The CD comprises unique remastered recordings of Jarmila Novotná’s singular take
on selected world-famous arias.

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Tracklisting
    • 1
      Rossini: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia
       
      04:06
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich, Giuseppe Verdi, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus , Gioacchino Rossini, Antonin Dvorák, Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Puccini
    • 2
      Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
      Ach, Ich fühl's
       
      03:30
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich, Giuseppe Verdi, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus , Gioacchino Rossini, Antonin Dvorák, Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Puccini
    • 3
      Le Nozze di Figaro:
      Non so piu cosa son - Cherubino
       
      02:48
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich, Giuseppe Verdi, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus , Gioacchino Rossini, Antonin Dvorák, Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Puccini
    • 4
      Le Nozze di Figaro:
      Voi, che sapete - Cherubino
       
      03:23
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich, Giuseppe Verdi, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus , Gioacchino Rossini, Antonin Dvorák, Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Puccini
    • 5
      Don Giovanni:
      Ah, che mi dice mai
       
      02:53
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich, Giuseppe Verdi, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus , Gioacchino Rossini, Antonin Dvorák, Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Puccini
    • 6
      Don Giovanni:
      Fuggi il traditor
       
      01:39
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich, Giuseppe Verdi, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus , Gioacchino Rossini, Antonin Dvorák, Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Puccini
    • 7
      Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann
       
      02:41
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich, Giuseppe Verdi, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus , Gioacchino Rossini, Antonin Dvorák, Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Puccini
    • 8
      Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann
       
      03:52
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich, Giuseppe Verdi, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus , Gioacchino Rossini, Antonin Dvorák, Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Puccini
    • 9
      Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann
       
      03:59
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich, Giuseppe Verdi, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus , Gioacchino Rossini, Antonin Dvorák, Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Puccini
    • 10
      Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann
       
      03:49
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich, Giuseppe Verdi, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus , Gioacchino Rossini, Antonin Dvorák, Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Puccini
    • 11
      Verdi: La Traviata
       
      01:09
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich, Giuseppe Verdi, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus , Gioacchino Rossini, Antonin Dvorák, Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Puccini
    • 12
      Verdi: La Traviata
       
      14:05
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich, Giuseppe Verdi, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus , Gioacchino Rossini, Antonin Dvorák, Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Puccini
    • 13
      Verdi: La Traviata
       
      02:34
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich, Giuseppe Verdi, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus , Gioacchino Rossini, Antonin Dvorák, Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Puccini
    • 14
      Verdi: La Traviata
       
      04:58
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich, Giuseppe Verdi, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus , Gioacchino Rossini, Antonin Dvorák, Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Puccini
    • 15
      Puccini: La Bóheme
       
      04:30
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich, Giuseppe Verdi, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus , Gioacchino Rossini, Antonin Dvorák, Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Puccini
    • 16
      Puccini: La Bóheme
       
      04:42
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich, Giuseppe Verdi, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus , Gioacchino Rossini, Antonin Dvorák, Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Puccini
    • 17
      Puccini: Tosca
       
      03:10
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich, Giuseppe Verdi, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus , Gioacchino Rossini, Antonin Dvorák, Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Puccini
    • 18
      Smetana: The Bartered Bride
       
      05:26
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich, Giuseppe Verdi, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus , Gioacchino Rossini, Antonin Dvorák, Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Puccini
    • 19
      Smetana: The Kiss
       
      04:41
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich, Giuseppe Verdi, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus , Gioacchino Rossini, Antonin Dvorák, Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Puccini
    • 20
      Dvorak: Rusalka
       
      05:13
      Composer: Smetana, Bedrich, Giuseppe Verdi, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus , Gioacchino Rossini, Antonin Dvorák, Jacques Offenbach, Giuseppe Puccini
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