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Simon Butteriss

What's comic about opera? Baritone, writer, director and broadcaster Simon Butteriss, explores the world of comedy in opera, with music by Mozart, Rossini, Sullivan, Richard Strauss, Offenbach, Bernstein, Verdi, Lehar and others.

1 hour, 58 minutes

Last on

Sat 21 Oct 2017 13:00

Music Played

  • Franz Lehár

    Gentlemen No More (The Merry Widow)

    Singer: June Bronhill. Conductor: William Reid. Orchestra: Sadler's Wells Orchestra.
    • The Merry Widow.
    • HMV.
    • 3.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Iolanthe: Overture

    Orchestra: Pro Arte Orchestra. Conductor: Malcolm Sargent.
    • Iolanthe.
    • emi.
    • 1.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Orpheus in the Underworld - You’ve gone too far

    Performer: June Bronhill. Performer: Kevin Miller. Orchestra: Sadler's Wells Orchestra. Conductor: Alexander Faris.
    • EMI.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    The Marriage of Figaro: Finale

    Performer: New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Singer: Thomas Hampson. Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Singer: Dawn Upshaw. Singer: Ferruccio Furlanetto. Conductor: James Levine.
    • Le Nozze Di Figaro.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    A La Faveur (Le Comte Ory)

    Singer: Juan Diego Flórez. Singer: Stefania Bonfadelli. Singer: Zoran Todorovich. Conductor: Jesús López Cobos. Orchestra: Bologna Municipal Theatre Orchestra.
    • Le Comte Ory.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 12.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    Sad Is That Woman's Lot (Patience)

    Singer: Felicity Palmer. Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Glitter and Be Gay

    Ensemble: Opus Two.
    • Naxos 8.559643.
    • Naxos.
    • 12.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Ah qual colpo inaspettato (The Barber of Seville)

    Singer: Maria Callas. Singer: Tito Gobbi. Singer: Luigi Alva. Conductor: Alceo Galliera. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • EMI.
    • 19.
  • Oscar Straus

    Hei Gnädiges Fräulein (Die Lustigen Nibelungen)

    Performer: Michael Nowak. Performer: Lisa Griffith. Conductor: Siegfried Köhler. Orchestra: Die Kölner Akademie.
    • Die Lustigen Nibelungen.
    • Capriccio.
    • 8.
  • Arthur Sullivan

    The Yeomen Of The Guard: Overture

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 1.
  • Richard Strauss

    Nein Herr, so kommt es nicht (Ariadne Auf Naxos)

    Singer: Júlia Várady. Singer: Edita Gruberová. Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau. Singer: Jessye Norman. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Kurt Masur.
    • ariadne auf naxos.
    • philips.
    • 4.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Falstaff: Act 1 Scene 2

    Performer: Michele Pertusi. Conductor: Colin Davis. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Falstaff.
    • LSO.
    • 4.