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The World's Very Best Opera for Kids...in English!

The World's Very Best Opera for Kids...in English!The World's Very Best Opera for Kids...in English!
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Artist: Susan Hammond
Format: CD
Year: 2003
Length: 72 min
Age Group: 4 and up

Features 14 best-loved arias performed in English by the world's finest opera stars and rising stars and including works from some of the most popular -- and important - operas across a wide range of genres, eras and composers. In addition to 14 stellar performances in English, this CD includes five instrumental-only karaoke-style tracks so that anyone can sing-along and be an opera star.

The CD includes a synopsis of each opera, performers' biographies and complete lyrics so the whole family can enjoy singing along. Producer Mark D. Goldman and librettist Daniel Libman have taken care to ensure that each translation retains the original language's rhyme scheme, meter and rhythm and that each performance is perfectly articulated and imaginatively interpreted. The result is highly-singable, child-appropriate opera "songs" the whole family will enjoy.

Samples (MP3)
Track Title Length Sample
1 The Barber of Seville (Largo al factotum - Figaro)
performed by Gregory Dahl
5:26

2 Carmen (Habañera)
performed by Tim Stilwell
4:16

3 The Marriage of Figaro (Non più andrai)
performed by Allan Monk
4:03

4 The Magic Flute (Papageno's Song)
performed by Daniel Lichti and Suzie LeBlanc
2:40

5 Carmen (The Toréadors Song)
performed by Brian Banion
5:39

6 La Bohème (Donde lieta usci - Addio di Mimi)
performed by Laura Whalen
3:19

7 The Magic Flute (Der Hölle Rache - The Queen of the Night's aria)
performed by Aline Kutan
3:13

8 Rigoletto (La donna è mobile)
performed by Michael Schade
2:17

9 Tales of Hoffman (The Doll Song -- Les oiseaux dans la charmille)
performed by Tracy Dahl
5:10

10 Die Walküre (Ride of the Valkyries)
performed by Natalie Choquette and Laura Whalen
2:58

11 The Marriage of Figaro (Voi, che sapete)
performed by Erin Thrall
2:44

12 Madame Butterfly (Un bel dì vedremo)
performed by Nataile Choquette
4:26

13 Xerxes (Ombra mai fù)
performed by Daniel Taylor
2:49

14 Rigoletto (Caro nome)
performed by Lambroula Maria Pappas
7:00

15 Habañera (instrumental)
performed by Budapest Concert Orchestra
4:20

16 Non Più Andrai
performed by Budapest Concert Orchestra
4:03

17 Papageno's Song (instrumental)
performed by Budapest Concert Orchestra
2:39

18 La Donna È Mobile
performed by Budapest Concert Orchestra
2:19

19 Voi, che sapete (instrumental)
performed by Budapest Concert Orchestra
2:44

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