Genre: French Opera

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Joyce DiDonato – Lia’s aria (Cilea) 2/5

Master Artist: Joyce DiDonato

Master Artist Voice: Mezzo-Soprano

Venue: The Royal Opera

Date: 2018

Language of Instruction: English

 

Selected Video - Scene 2 of 5

Performer Voice Type:  Soprano

Title:  Lia's aria

Composer:  Claude Debussy

From:  L'enfant prodigue

Genre:  French Opera

Translation

Opera Synopsis

Scene One

Performer Voice Type:  Mezzo-Soprano

Title:  Parto, ma tu ben mio

Composer:  W. A. Mozart

From:  La Clemenza di Tito

Genre:  Italian Opera

Music/Scores of "Parto, ma tu ben mio"

Noteworthy Recordings

La Clemenza di Tito Piano/Vocal Scores

Libretto/Synopsis/Translation

Scene Three

Performer Voice Type:  Soprano

Title:  The Transport

Composer:  Jake Heggie

From:  Another Sunrise

Genre:  American Opera

Synopsis

Scene Four

Performer Voice Type:  Mezzo-Soprano

Title:  Acerba volutta

Composer:  Francesca Cilea

From:  Adriana Lecouvreur

Genre:  Italian Opera

Libretto/Synopsis/Translation

Scene Five

Genre:  Question and Answer

Angel Blue – A vos jeux mes amis (Thomas) 2/5

​Master Artist: ​​Angel Blue

Master Artist Voice:​ Soprano

Venue:​ ​​Royal Opera House

Date:​ 2019

Language of Instruction: ​English

 

​Selected Video - Scene 2 of 5


Performer Voice Type:  Soprano
Title:  A vos jeux mes amis
Composer:  Ambriose Thomas
From:  Hamlet
Genre:  French Opera

Music/Scores of "A vos jeux mes amis"

Noteworthy Recordings

Scene One

Performer Voice Type:  Soprano
Title:   O Patria…Di tanti palpiti
Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
From:  Tancredi
Genre:  Italian Opera

Music/Scores of "O Patria…Di tanti palpiti"

Noteworthy Recordings

​Tancredi Piano Vocal Score

​Scene Three

Performer Voice Type:  Counter-Tenor
Title:  ​Che farò senza Euridice
Composer:  ​Christoph Willibald Gluck
From:  ​Orfeo ed Euridice
Genre:  ​Italian Baroque Opera

Music/Scores of "Che farò senza Euridice"

Noteworthy Recordings

Orfeo ed Euridice Piano Vocal Score

Libretto/Synopsis/Translation

Scene Four

Performer Voice Type:  N/A

Title:  N/A

Composer:  N/A

From:  N/A

Genre:  Interview with pianist/conductor

Scene Five

Performer Voice Type:  Soprano

Title:  Caro nome

Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi

From:  Rigoletto

Genre:  Italian Opera

Music/Scores of "Caro nome"

Noteworthy Recordings

Rigoletto Piano/Vocal Score

Baldwin/Frohnmayer – Faites lui mes aveux (Gounod) – 4/5

Master Artist: Marcia Baldwin/Mira Jean Frohnmayer

Master Artist Voice:  Mezzo-Soprano/Director

Venue:  Loyola University & New Orleans Opera

Date: N/A

Language of Instruction: English

 

Selected Video - Scene 4 of 5

Performer Voice Type: Mezzo-Soprano

Title: Faites lui mes aveux

Composer: Charles Gounod

From: Faust

Genre: French Opera

Music/Scores of "Faites lui mes aveux"

Noteworthy Recordings

Faust Piano/Vocal Score

Scene One

Performer Voice Type: Soprano

Title: Si. Mi chiamano Mimi

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

From: La Bohème

Genre: Italian Opera

Music/Scores of "Si. Mi chiamano Mimi"

Noteworthy Recordings

La Bohème Piano Vocal Scores

Libretto - Synopsis

Scene Two

Performer Voice Type: Mezzo-Soprano

Title: O pallida, che un giorno mi guardasti

Composer: Pietro Mascagni

From: L’Amico Fritz

Genre: Italian Opera

Music/Scores of "O pallida, che un giorno mi guardasti"

Noteworthy Recordings

L'Amico Fritz Piano/Vocal Score

Scene Three

Performer Voice Type: Baritone

Title: The Vagabond

Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams

From: Songs of Travel

Genre: British Art Song

Music/Scores of "The Vagabond"

Noteworthy Recordings

Songs of Travel Piano/Vocal Score

Scene Five

Performer Voice Type: Tenor

Title: Oh, Is There Not One Maiden Breast

Composer:  Gilbert and Sullivan

From: The Pirates of Penzance

Genre: British Operetta

Music/Scores of "Oh, Is There Not One Maiden Breast"

Noteworthy Recordings

The Pirates of Penzance Piano/Vocal Scores

Yannick Nézet-Séguin – Dieu, qui fis l’homme à ton image (Gounod)


Master Artist: Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Master Artist Voice: Conductor

Venue: Julliard

Date: 2018

Language of Instruction: English

 

Performer Voice Type:  Soprano and Tenor

Title:  Dieu, qui fis l’homme à ton image

Composer:  Charles Gounod

From:  Roméo et Juliette

Genre:  French Opera

Noteworthy Recordings

Roméo et Juliette Piano/Vocal Scores

Libretto/Synopsis/Translation

Cheryl Studer – Je veux vivre (Gounod) 5/5

Master Artist: Cheryl Studer

Master Artist Voice:  Soprano

Venue:  International Vocal Competition Ontario

Date: 2017

Language of Instruction: English

 

Selected Video - Scene 5 of 5

Performer Voice Type:  Soprano

Title:  Ah! Je veux vivre

Composer:  Charles Gounod

From:  Roméo et Juliette

Genre:  French Opera

Music/Scores of "Ah! Je veux vivre"

Noteworthy Recordings

Roméo et Juliette Piano/Vocal Scores

Libretto/Synopsis/Translation

Scene One

Performer Voice Type:  Soprano

Title:  Nun eilt herbei

Composer:  Otto Nicolai

From:  Die Lustigen Weiber

Genre:  German Opera

Music/Scores of "Nun eilt herbei"

Noteworthy Recordings

Die Lustige Weiber Piano/Vocal Scores

Opera Synopsis

Scene Two

Performer Voice Type:  Soprano

Title:  Ah, fors ’è lui...Sempre Libera

Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi

From:  La Traviata

Genre:  Italian Opera

Music/Scores of "Ah, fors ’è lui...Sempre Libera"

Noteworthy Recordings

La Traviata Piano/Vocal Score

Libretto/Synopsis/Translation

Scene Three

Performer Voice Type:  Tenor

Title:  N/A

Composer:  N/A

From:  N/A

Genre:  Vocalization Session

Scene Four

Performer Voice Type:  Tenor

Title:  Spirto gentil

Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti

From:  La Favorita

Genre:  Italian Bel Canto Opera

Music/Scores of "Spirto gentil"

Noteworthy Recordings

La Favorita Piano/Vocal Score

Libretto/Synopsis

Jennifer Larmore – En fermant les yeux (Massenet) 4/5


Master Artist: Jennifer Larmore

Master Artist Voice: Mezzo-Soprano

Venue: International Vocal Competition Ontario

Date: 2017

Language of Instruction: English

 

Selected Video - Scene 4 of 5

Performer Voice Type: Tenor

Title: En fermant les yeux

Composer: Massenet

From: Manon

Genre: French Opera

Music/Scores of "En fermant les yeux"

Noteworthy Recordings

Manon Piano/Vocal Score

Libretto/Synopsis/Translation

Scene One

Performer Voice Type: Mezzo-Soprano

Title: Smanie Implacabili

Composer: W. A. Mozart

From: Cosi fan tutte

Genre: Italian Opera

Music/Scores of "Ah, scostati...Smanie implacabili"

Noteworthy Recordings

Cosi fan tutte Piano/Vocal Score

Scene Two

Performer Voice Type: Soprano

Title: Ach, ich fühl’s, es ist verschwunden

Composer: W. A. Mozart

From: Die Zauberflöte

Genre: German Singspiel

Music/Scores of "Ach, ich fühls"

Noteworthy Recordings

Die Zauberflöte Piano/Vocal Score

Libretto/Synopsis

Scene Three

Performer Voice Type: Tenor

Title: Here I Stand...Since it is not by Merit

Composer: Igor Stravinsky

From: The Rake's Progress

Genre: American Opera

Music/Scores of "Here I Stand...Since it is not by Merit"

Noteworthy Recordings

The Rake's Progress Piano/Vocal Scores

Synopsis

Scene Five

Performer Voice Type: Soprano

Title: Der Hölle Rache

Composer: W. A. Mozart

From: Die Zauberflöte

Genre: German Singspiel

Music/Scores of "Der Hölle Rache"

Noteworthy Recordings

Die Zauberflöte Piano/Vocal Score

Libretto/Synopsis

Biggs/Recchiuti – Ne me refuse pas (Massenet) 1/3

Master Artist: Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs/Michael Recchiuti

Master Artist Voice:  Soprano and Conductor

Venue:  New York City Opera Center

Date: 2017

Language of Instruction: English

 

Selected Video - Scene 1 of 3

Performer Voice Type:  Mezzo-Soprano

Title:  Ne me refuse pas

Composer:  Jules Massenet

From:  Hérodiade

Genre:  French Opera

Music/Scores of "Ne me refuse pas"

Noteworthy Recordings

 Hérodiade Piano/Vocal Score

Libretto/Synopsis

Scene Two

Performer Voice Type:  Mezzo-Soprano

Title:  O don fatale

Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi

From:  Don Carlo

Genre:  Italian Opera

Music/Scores of "O don fatale"

Noteworthy Recordings

​Don Carlo Piano/Vocal Score

Libretto/Synopsis/Translation

Scene Three

Performer Voice Type:  Soprano

Title:  Ebben! Ne Andro Lontana

Composer:  Alfredo Catalani

From:  La Wally

Genre:  Italian Opera

Music/Scores of "Ebben! Ne Andro Lontana"

Noteworthy Recordings

La Wally Piano/Vocal Score

Libretto/Synopsis/Translation

Emmanuel Villaume – Quels regards… Parle-moi de ma mère (Bizet)


Master Artist: Emmanuel Villaume

Master Artist Voice: Conductor

Venue: Julliard School of Music

Date: 2017

Language of Instruction: English

 

Performer Voice Type:  Soprano and Tenor

Title:  Quels regards... Parle-moi de ma mère

Composer:  Georges Bizet

From:  Carmen

Genre:  French Opera

Music/Scores of "Quels regards... Parle-moi de ma mère"

Noteworthy Recordings

Carmen Piano/Vocal Score

Emmanuel Villaume – Il faut nous séparer (Massenet)

Master Artist: Emmanuel Villaume

Master Artist Voice: Conductor

Venue: Julliard School of Music

Date: 2017

Language of Instruction: English

 

Performer Voice Type:  Mezzo-Soprano and Tenor

Title:  Il faut nous séparer

Composer:  Jules Massenet

From:  Werther

Genre:  French Opera

Noteworthy Recordings

 Werther Piano/Vocal Score

Libretto/Synopsis

Luciano Pavarotti – Va! laisse couler mes larmes (Massenet) – 8/17

Master Artist: Luciano Pavarotti

Master Artist Voice: Tenor

Venue: Julliard School of Music

Date: 1979

Language of Instruction: English

 

Selected Video - Scene 8 of 17

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Performer Voice Type:  Mezzo-Soprano

Title:  Va! laisse couler mes larmes

Composer:  Jules Massenet

From:  Werther

Genre:  French Opera

Music/Scores of "Va! laisse couler mes larmes"

Noteworthy Recordings

 Werther Piano/Vocal Score

Libretto/Synopsis/Translation

Scene One

Performer Voice Type:  Tenor

Title:  E lucevan le stelle

Composer:  Giacomo Puccini

From:  Tosca

Genre:  Italian Opera

Music/Scores of "E lucevan le stelle"

Noteworthy Recordings

Tosca Piano/Vocal Scores

Libretto/Synopsis/Translation

Scene Two

Performer Voice Type:  Mezzo-Soprano

Title:  Non so piu cosa son

Composer:  W. A. Mozart

From:  Le Nozze di Figaro

Genre:  Italian Opera

Music/Scores of "Non so piu cosa son"

Noteworthy Recordings

Le Nozze di Figaro Piano/Vocal Score

Libretto/Synopsis/Translation

Scene Three

Performer Voice Type:  Tenor

Title:  Questa o quella

Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi

From:  Rigoletto

Genre:  Italian Opera

Music/Scores of "Questa o quella"

Noteworthy Recordings

Rigoletto Piano/Vocal Score

Scene Four

Performer Voice Type:  Mezzo-Soprano

Title:  O mio Fernando

Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti

From:  La Favorita

Genre:  Italian Bel Canto Opera

Music/Scores of "O mio Fernando"

Noteworthy Recordings

La Favorita Piano/Vocal Score

Libretto/Synopsis

Scene Five

Performer Voice Type:  Bass

Title:  Infelice! E tuo credevi

Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi

From:  Ernani

Genre:  Italian Opera

Music/Scores of "Infelice! E tuo credevi"

Noteworthy Recordings

Ernani Piano/Vocal Score

Scene Six

Performer Voice Type: Soprano

Title: Donde lieta usci

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

From:  La Bohème

Genre: Italian Opera

Music/Scores of "Donde lieta usci"

Noteworthy Recordings

La Bohème Piano/Vocal Score

Scene Seven

Performer Voice Type:  Mezzo-Soprano

Title:  Una voce poco fa

Composer:  Gioachino Rossini

From:  Il barbiere di Siviglia

Genre:  Italian Opera

Music/Scores of "Una voce poco fa"

Noteworthy Recordings

Il barbiere di Siviglia Piano/Vocal Score

Scene Nine

Performer Voice Type:  Bass

Title:  Vecchia zimarra

Composer:  Giacomo Puccini

From:  La Bohème

Genre:  Italian Opera

Music/Scores of "Vecchia Zimarra"

Noteworthy Recordings

La Boheme Piano/Vocal Score

Scene Ten

Performer Voice Type:  Tenor

Title:  Una furtiva lagrima

Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti

From:  L'élisir d'amore

Genre:  Italian Opera

​Scores of "Una furtiva lagrima"

Noteworthy Recordings

L'elisir d'amore Piano Vocal Score

Scene Eleven

Performer Voice Type:  Soprano

Title:  Der Hölle Rache

Composer:  W. A. Mozart

From:  Die Zauberflöte

Genre:  German Singspiel

Music/Scores of "Der Hölle Rache"

Noteworthy Recordings

Die Zauberflöte Piano/Vocal Score

Libretto/Synopsis

Scene Twelve

Performer Voice Type:  Soprano

Title:  Casta Diva

Composer:  Vincenzo Bellini

From:  Norma

Genre:  Italian Bel Canto Opera

Music/Scores of "Casta Diva"

Noteworthy Recordings

Norma Piano/Vocal Scores

Libretto/Synopsis/Translation

Scene Thirteen

Performer Voice Type:  Soprano

Title:  Chi il bel sogno di Doretta

Composer:  Giacomo Puccini

From:  La Rondine

Genre:  Italian Opera

Music/Scores of "Chi il bel sogno di Doretta"

Noteworthy Recordings

La Rondine Piano/Vocal Scores