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OA1004: Gems From the Ohio Light Opera



Twenty vocal selections and one overture drawn from the 1984-2000 archives of America’s premiere operetta company.  Hear your favorites and rare gems from the shows of Gilbert and Sullivan, Jacques Offenbach, Johann Strauss, Emmerich Kálmán, Franz Lehár, Leo Fall, Oscar Straus, Sigmund Romberg, and others.

CD Contents

1.  Franz Lehár    
        Gypsy Love        

2.  Jacques Offenbach    
        We are two lovers, who

3.  Noël Coward    
        Bitter Sweet         
        What is love?

4.  Sigmund Romberg    
        The New Moon         
        One kiss

5.  Leo Fall    
        The Dollar Princess         
        Aren’t they good?

6.  Arthur Sullivan    
        The Mikado        
        Willow, tit-willow

7.  Karl Zeller    
        Der Vogelhändler        
        I am a rector and the director

8.  Oscar Straus    
        A Waltz Dream         
        Yes, sir, I will

9.  Johann Strauss    
        Wiener Blut   
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        Suddenly I have the giddiest feeling

10. Arthur Sullivan    
        The Pirates of Penzance  
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        I am the very model of a modern major-general

11. Franz Lehár    
        The Land of Smiles     
        Love, what has given you this magic power

12. Jacques Offenbach    
        La Vie Parisienne         
        Sir your coat is split right down the back

13. Emmerich Kálmán    
        The Gypsy Princess         
        Swallow duet     

14. Reynaldo Hahn    
        A love that dies, that passes by

15. Edward German    
        Merrie England         
        The Yeomen of  England

16. Eduard Künneke    
        The Cousin from Batavia         
        Seven years I spent out in Batavia

17. Arthur Sullivan    
        The Zoo         
        I’m a simple little child

18. Jacques Offenbach    
        Regrets Only     
        Cruising the highway on his donkey

19. Sigmund Romberg    
        The Desert Song    
        Then you will know

20. Arthur Sullivan    
        When the night wind howls

21. Karl Zeller    
        Der Vogelhändler     
        Roses in Tyrol

Vocalists:  2—Kenneth Brundage, Mary Gresock; 3—Julie Wright; 4—Catherine Robison; 5—Joanna Mongiardo, Andrew Clarke; 6—James Stuart; 7—George Wolff, Lars Mellander; 8—Julie Wright, Charles Davidson;  9—Kelly Kaduce; 10—Ted Christopher; 11—Paul Groves, Teri Hansen; 12—Ensemble; 13—Dennis Jesse, Emily Martin; 14—Dawn Harris; 15—Boyd Mackus; 16—John Pickle, Suzanne Woods, Julie Wright, Colleen Firstenberger, Boyd Mackus, David Wannen, Traci Pickerell; 17—Sandra Piques Eddy; 18—Brian Woods, Susan Miller; 19—Dennis Jesse, Lisa Carrier; 20—George Cordes; 21—Kandie Kearley, David Holley
Lyrics:  2, 16 – Richard Traubner; 3 – Noël Coward; 4 – Oscar Hammerstein II; 5 – Phil Park; 6, 10, 20 – William S. Gilbert; 7, 21 – Harry S. Pepper; 8 – Michael Flanders, Edmund Tracey; 9, 12 – Charles Kondek; 11 – Harry Graham; 13 – Nigel Douglas; 14,18 – James Stuart; 15 – Basil Hood; 17 – B. C. Stephenson; 19 – Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein II
16-page booklet enclosed   Total playing time:  1 hr 19 min