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.

Album Title Catalogue No.
101 Classics: The Best Loved Classical Melodies 8.508004
102 Masterpieces: Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra Miniatures C5051
150 Years Wiener Staatsoper (The Anniversary Edition) C980120
20 Klassiska Favoriter 8.570566
20 Years Of Classical Music: Naxos Anniversary Collection (Naxos Denmark) 8.570598
21st Century Cinema Classics 8.556698
40 Tracks for 40 Years: Delos' 40th Anniversary Celebration! DE3440
A Bride's Guide To Wedding Music For Civil Ceremonies 8.570227-28
A Fool for Love DE3414
A Gottschalk Festival CDX-5009
A La Decouverte Du Classique 8.550037-38
A Lover's Gift / From Her To Him 8.553620
A Mozart Evening in Vienna 8.550866
A te, o cara - Stephen Costello Sings Bel Canto DE3541
A To Z Of Opera 8.555037-38
A to Z of Singers 8.558097-100
A Tribute to Gilbert Duprez DE3532
A Yiddish Winterreise 8.572256
Aarre Merikanto: Juha ODE872-2D
Abdi: Hafez 8.660426-27
Abdi: Rumi 8.660424-25
Abel: Home Is a Harbor - The Palm Trees Are Restless DE3495
Abert, J.J.: Ekkehard [Opera] C60080
Adam, A.: Postillon De Lonjumeau (Le) [Opera] C51180
Adams, J.: Nixon in China 8.669022-24