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Overtures II

01/21/12 12:00PM

We continue our exploration of operatic overtures and preludes - and it's time for January's Mystery Voice quiz.



Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Overture (excerpt)
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras
CD/Album: Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80544
Release Year: 2000


Der Freischütz: Overture
Composer: Carl Maria von Weber
Ensemble: Staatskapelle Dresden
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
CD/Album: Carl Maria von Weber - Der Freischütz
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 415432
Release Year: 1973


Tannhäuser: Overture
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
CD/Album: Wagner - Tannhäuser
Record co./Cat #: Decca 470810
Release Year: 1971


Rigoletto: Prelude
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
CD/Album: Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 415288
Release Year: 1980


La traviata: Prelude
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
CD/Album: Verdi - La traviata
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60303
Release Year: 1991


Carmen: Overture
Composer: Georges Bizet
Ensemble: Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
CD/Album: Bizet - Carmen
Record co./Cat #: EMI 47313
Release Year: 1964
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