Regina Resnik Operatic Arias

Record and Artist Details

Composer or Director: Johann Strauss II, Giuseppe Verdi, George Forrest, Georges Bizet, Richard Strauss, Franz Lehár, Camille Saint-Saëns, Richard Wagner, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Label: Opera Gala

Media Format: CD or Download

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Catalogue Number: 421 897-2DA

Tracks:

Composition Artist Credit
Carmen, Movement: L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera) Georges Bizet, Composer
Edward Downes, Conductor
Georges Bizet, Composer
Regina Resnik, Mezzo soprano
Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
Carmen, Movement: ~ Georges Bizet, Composer
Edward Downes, Conductor
Georges Bizet, Composer
Regina Resnik, Mezzo soprano
Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
(The) Maid of Orleans, Movement: ~ Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer
Edward Downes, Conductor
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Composer
Regina Resnik, Mezzo soprano
Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
Samson et Dalila, Movement: ~ Camille Saint-Saëns, Composer
Camille Saint-Saëns, Composer
Edward Downes, Conductor
Regina Resnik, Mezzo soprano
Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
(Der) Ring des Nibelungen: Part 2, '(Die) Walküre', Movement: So ist es denn aus Richard Wagner, Composer
Edward Downes, Conductor
Regina Resnik, Mezzo soprano
Richard Wagner, Composer
Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
(Il) trovatore, Section: Condotta ell'era in ceppi Giuseppe Verdi, Composer
Edward Downes, Conductor
Giuseppe Verdi, Composer
Regina Resnik, Mezzo soprano
Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
Don Carlo, Movement: ~ Giuseppe Verdi, Composer
Edward Downes, Conductor
Giuseppe Verdi, Composer
Regina Resnik, Mezzo soprano
Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden
Falstaff, Section: Siam pentiti e contriti Giuseppe Verdi, Composer
Edward Downes, Conductor
Fernando Corena, Bass
Giuseppe Verdi, Composer
Michael Langdon, Bass
New Symphony Orchestra
Regina Resnik, Mezzo soprano
Robin Bowman, Piano
Falstaff, Section: Reverenza! Giuseppe Verdi, Composer
Edward Downes, Conductor
Fernando Corena, Bass
Giuseppe Verdi, Composer
Michael Langdon, Bass
New Symphony Orchestra
Regina Resnik, Mezzo soprano
Robin Bowman, Piano
(Un) ballo in maschera, '(A) masked ball', Section: Zitti...l'incanto non dèssi turbare Giuseppe Verdi, Composer
Bruno Bartoletti, Conductor
Giuseppe Verdi, Composer
Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor
Regina Resnik, Mezzo soprano
Santa Cecilia Academy Chorus, Rome
Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra, Rome
(Un) ballo in maschera, '(A) masked ball', Section: Re dell'abisso Giuseppe Verdi, Composer
Bruno Bartoletti, Conductor
Giuseppe Verdi, Composer
Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor
Regina Resnik, Mezzo soprano
Santa Cecilia Academy Chorus, Rome
Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra, Rome
(Un) ballo in maschera, '(A) masked ball', Section: Arrivo il primo! Giuseppe Verdi, Composer
Bruno Bartoletti, Conductor
Giuseppe Verdi, Composer
Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor
Regina Resnik, Mezzo soprano
Santa Cecilia Academy Chorus, Rome
Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra, Rome
(Un) ballo in maschera, '(A) masked ball', Section: È lui, è lui! Giuseppe Verdi, Composer
Bruno Bartoletti, Conductor
Giuseppe Verdi, Composer
Luciano Pavarotti, Tenor
Regina Resnik, Mezzo soprano
Santa Cecilia Academy Chorus, Rome
Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra, Rome
Elektra, Movement: Ich will nichts hören! Richard Strauss, Composer
Georg Solti, Conductor
Regina Resnik, Mezzo soprano
Richard Strauss, Composer
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Elektra, Movement: Ich habe keine guten Nächte Richard Strauss, Composer
Georg Solti, Conductor
Regina Resnik, Mezzo soprano
Richard Strauss, Composer
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
(Die) Fledermaus, '(The) Bat', Movement: ~ Johann Strauss II, Composer
Herbert von Karajan, Conductor
Johann Strauss II, Composer
Regina Resnik, Mezzo soprano
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Waldemar Kmentt, Tenor
(Die) Lustige Witwe, '(The) Merry Widow', Movement: ~ Franz Lehár, Composer
Ambrosian Singers
Franz Lehár, Composer
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Regina Resnik, Mezzo soprano
Richard Bonynge, Conductor
Kismet, Section: Not since Nineveh George Forrest, Composer
Annunzio Paolo Mantovani, Conductor
George Forrest, Composer
Ian Wallace, Bass
Mantovani Orchestra
Regina Resnik, Mezzo soprano
Sammes Chorus
Regina Resnik made her Covent Garden debut as Carmen in 1957, and four years later recorded the role for Decca. This ''Golden Jubilee'' anthology recalls the voice as it was then: as light as Edward Downes's touch with the Royal Opera Orchestra in Habanera and Seguidilla, and with as seamless a portamento from highest soprano to lowest mezzo as she was to display in the equally wide range of roles she took on throughout her career.
The vibrant, bright soprano register, more powerful than beautiful, was to remain, even when in the mid-1950s she became a bona fide mezzo. It rings out of her Azucena (''Condotta ell'era in ceppi'') and her Eboli (''O don fatale''). At the other end of the scale, Resnik's full-bodied chest voice glows out of Dalila's ''Mon coeur s'ouvre'' (1961), muscles in to a stentorian Mistress Quickly (''Reverenza!'', 1963), and reaches the very bottom of the abyss in ''Re dell'abisso'' (Un ballo in maschera, 1970).
The height of this recording, in terms of interpretative prowess, is without doubt Resnik's Klytemnestra, singing opposite Nilsson's Elektra with Solti in 1966: the depths a somewhat gruesome Merry Widow Cancan in which she sounds like a drum majorette leading a troop of chipmunks. Her ''Not since Nineveh'' (Kismet, 1963), however, should not be missed.'

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