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Classical Music > Opera

Operas and operettas are basically plays (tragedies, dramas and comedies) set to music. Most feature solo voices and choruses and the whole is accompanied by orchestra. The operetta is a light music version of the opera form, but the French 'Opéra Comique' and the German 'Singspiel' also represent lighter forms of opera. The most frequently performed opera composers are Mozart, Rossini, Puccini and Verdi, while the most successful operetta composers are Johann Strauss II, Offenbach, Lehár and Sullivan.

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Title Catalogue No.
NASTRUCCI, U.: Almirante (York, Vierlinger, Capella Leopoldina, Zwicker) Phoenix121
NAXOS SELECTION: Highlights 8.571000
NESSLER, V.: Trompeter von Sackingen (Der) [Opera] C60055-2
NESSLER, V.: Trompeter von Säckingen (Der) [Opera] (Prey, Hawlata, Späth, Hagen, Cologne West German Radio Chorus and Orchestra, Froschauer) C5187
NESSUN DORMA - ARIAS FOR TENOR 8.571086
NESSUN DORMA AND OTHER FAVOURITE ITALIAN TENOR ARIAS 8.554065
NICOLAI, O.: Lustigen Weiber von Windsor (Die) (Strienz, Hann, Rother) (1943) 9.80359-61
NICOLAI, O.: Merry Wives of Windsor (The) [Opera] C60094
NICOLAI: Merry Wives of Windsor (The) (Leitner) (1956) 9.80099
NIELSEN / LANGE-MULLER / WEYSE / HARTMANN / KUNZEN: Serenades and Romances 8.226012
NIELSEN, C.: Maskarade (Masquerade) 6.220507-08
NIELSEN, C.: Maskarade (Masquerade) [Opera] (Dahl, Riis, Danish National Symphony, Schønwandt) 6.220641-42
NIELSEN, C.: Songs 8.224218
NIELSEN: Aladdin Suite / Pan and Syrinx / Helios Overture 8.557164
NIELSEN: Complete Orchestral Music, Vol. 2 BIS-CD-321
NIGHT AT THE OPERA (A) 8.554575
NIGHT AT THE OPERA (A) - Favourite opera arias, duets and ensembles 8.557309
NIGHT MUSIC 4 8.556818
NIGHT MUSIC, VOL. 4 8.551124
Night Music, Vol. 11 8.551131
NORGARD, P.: Gottliche Tivoli (Der) [Opera] (Keilhack) 6.220572-73
NORGARD: Gilgamesh / Voyage into the Golden Screen DCCD 9001
NORGARD: Nuit des Hommes 8.226011
NORGARD: Siddharta / Percussion Concerto, For a Change 8.224031-32
NYMAN, M.: Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (The) [Chamber Opera] (Treviño, Sjöwall, MacPherson, Nashville Opera Orchestra, D. Williamson) 8.660398



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