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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.
HAGEN, D.: Shining Brow [Opera] (Orth, Harris, Frankenberry, Buffalo Philharmonic, Falletta) 8.669020-21
HALLELUJAH! SACRED ARIAS AND CHORUSES 8.571095
HALLSTROM: Duke Magnus and the Mermaid 8.225214-15
HALLSTROM: Hertig Magnus och sjojungfrun (Duke Magnus and the Mermaid) 8.555322-23
HANDEL (THE VERY BEST OF) 8.552109-10
HANDEL, G.: Rinaldo (excerpts) / Orlando (excerpts) DE3253
HANDEL, G.: Semele [Oratorio] (Martini) 8.570431-33
HANDEL, G.F. / VIVALDI, A.: Opera Arias (Bellissimo Baroque) (Gens, Jaroussky, Hallenberg, Mingardo) CDS705
HANDEL, G.F.: If God be for us, who can be against us? / Whereer you walk / SCHUBERT, F.: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (Mehta) DE3019
HANDEL, G.F.: Acis and Galatea (Kotoski, Gordon, Siebert, Opalach, Seattle Symphony Chorale and Orchestra, Schwarz) 8.572745-46
HANDEL, G.F.: Acis and Galatea [Opera] (Amps, Davidson, Doveton, Asch) DOR-93227
HANDEL, G.F.: Admeto (Handel-Festival Halle, 2006) (Special Edition with 1 Blu-ray Video, 2 DVDs and 2 CDs) (NTSC, Blu-ray) 109067
HANDEL, G.F.: Arias C71024
HANDEL, G.F.: Arias (Kohler) C10547
HANDEL, G.F.: Giulio Cesare in Egitto [Opera] (Sung in German) (Popp, Ludwig, Berry, Bavarian Radio Chorus, Munich Philharmonic, Leitner) C351943D
HANDEL, G.F.: Opera Arias / Sacred Arias / Italian Cantatas (Kowalski) C7061
HANDEL, G.F.: Rinaldo [Puppet-Show] (Handel-Festival Halle, 2014) (1 Blu-ray + 2 CD set) (Blu-ray, HD) 108125
HANDEL, G.F.: Rinaldo [Puppet-Show] (Handel-Festival Halle, 2014) (1 DVD + 2 CD set) (NTSC) 102207
HANDEL, G.F.: Rodelinda [Opera] (Ganassi, Fagioli, Fanale, Myshketa, Orchestra Internazionale dItalia, Fasolis) CDS7724
HANDEL, G.F.: Serse (Xerxes) [Opera] (Sung in German) (Wunderlich, Pöld, Töpper, J. Cook, Hallstein, Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony, Kubelík) C476983D
HANDEL, G.F.: Solo Cantatas / Opera Arias (Kohler) Phoenix404
HANDEL: Acis and Galatea 8.553188
HANDEL: Agrippina CDS431
HANDEL: Hercules 8.557960-62
HANDEL: Imeneo CDX-5135
HANDEL: Lotario OC902
HANDEL: Rinaldo 8.660165-67
HANDEL: Rodelinde CD93.032
HANSEN, Ib: Kongelig Kammersanger (1959 - 1983) 8.112003
HANSON: Merry Mount 8.669012-13
HARTKE: Greater Good (The) 8.669014-15
HARTMANN, J.P.E.: Key Masterpieces (The) - Symphony No. 1 / Piano Sonata / Suite in A Minor / Volvens spaadom / Liden Kirsten (excerpt) 8.226103-04
HARTMANN, J.P.E.: Liden Kirsten (Little Christine) 8.224106-07
HARTMANN, K.A.: Simplicius Simplicissimus [Opera] (C. Nylund, C. Gerhaher, Munich Radio Orchestra, U. Schirmer) 403571900301
HASSE, J.A.: Antonio e Cleopatra [Opera] (Dirst) DSL-92115
HASSE, J.A.: Artaserse [Opera] (Giustiniani, Schiavo, Prina, Fagioli, Bove, Giovannini, Rovaris) CDS7715
HASSE, J.A.: Cleofide (Opera Scenes and Arias) (Kirkby) Phoenix178
HASSE, J.A.: Cleofide [Opera] (Christie) C7080
HASSE, J.A.: Cleofide [Opera] (Kirby) C10193-96
HASSE, J.A.: Didone abbandonata (excerpts) / La gelosia (excerpts) / Or la nube procellosa from Artaserse (Reloaded) (Barna-Sabadus) OC830
HASSE, J.A.: Didone abbandonata [Opera] (Holzhauser, Ferri-Benedetti, Barna-Sabadus, Hinterdobler, Celeng, Burkhart, Hofkapelle Munchen, Hofstetter) 8.660323-25
HASSE, J.A.: Piramo e Tisbe [Opera] C60043-2
HAUER, J.M.: Salambo [Opera] (Roberts, Elias, Ahnsjö, Vienna Radio Chorus and Symphony, Zagrosek) C493981A
HAYDN, J.: Anima del filosofo, ossia Orfeo ed Euridice (L) [Opera] (Donath, Swensen, Greenberg, Bavarian Radio Chorus, Munich Radio Orchestra, Hager) C262932H
HAYDN, J.: Infedeltà delusa (L) / La vera costanza [Operas] (Opera Gala) (Kermes, Cologne West German Radio Orchestra, Hernandez-Silva, Poschner) C5255
HAYDN, J.: Opera and Concert Arias (Šaturová, NDR Philharmonic, De Marchi) C782091A
HAYDN, M.: Andromeda e Perseo [Opera] (Goebel) OC911
HAYDN: Symphony No. 88 / MOZART: Symphony No. 40 (Toscanini) (1938-1939) 8.110895
HEGGIE, J.: Radio Hour (The) [Opera] / Patterns / I Shall Not Live in Vain / He Will Gather Us Around (John Alexander Singers, J. Alexander) DE3484
HEGGIE: For a Look or a Touch / SCHWARZ: In Memoriam / LAITMAN: The Seed of Dream (Music of Remembrance) 8.559379
HEISE / LANGE-MULLER: Songs 8.224065
HERBERT, V.: Beloved Songs and Classic Miniatures 8.559026
HERBERT, V.: Kiss Me Again - Beloved Songs and Classic Miniatures 8.225108
HERMANN PREY EDITION (5-CD Box Set) C7202
HERMANN, B.: Macbeth (Welles) (1940) 9.81069P
HEROLD: Overtures and Symphonies CDS282
HINDEMITH, P.: Mathis der Maler [Opera] (Struckmann, MacAllister, Anthony, Kalna, Lindskog, Hamburg State Opera Chorus and Philharmonic, Simone Young) OC908
HOIBY, L.: Pocket of Time (A) - 21 Songs and a Duet (J. Faulkner, A. Garland, L. Hoiby) 8.559375
HUI, He: Verdi and Puccini Arias OC703
HUMPERDINCK, E.: Hansel und Gretel / LORTZING, A.: Zar und Zimmermann (Selections) (1954-1955) 9.80479
HUMPERDINCK, E.: Konigskinder (The Kings Children) [Opera] (Weigle) OC943
HUMPERDINCK: Hansel und Gretel (Schwarzkopf, Karajan) (1953) 8.110897-98



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