The Vocal Scene with George Jellinek: Danceable Opera

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George Jellinek explores various dance forms in operatic song. Hear opera's great voices including Beverly Sills, Bidu Sayao, Placido Domingo and Nicolai Gedda in the minuet, polonaise, waltz, gallop, polka and others.

Playlist:

Mozart: Don Giovanni Act I minuet - Simone Alaimo,  Thomas Allen

Massenet: Manon: Gavotte  from Act III - Beverly Sills

Thomas: Mignon: Polonaise: “Je Suis Titania” - Edita Gruberova 

Gounod:  Romeo and Juliet: Juliette’s waltz - Bidu Sayao

Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani:  Bolero - Renata Scotto

Penella: El Gato Montes: Pasadoble - Placido Domingo, Juan Pons, Veronica Villarroel

Smetana: Bartered Bride: Polka from Act 3 Duet - Gabriela Benackova, Peter Dvorsky

Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld: Galop Infernal - Natalie Dessay and Ensemble

Borodin: Prince Igor: Galitsky’s song (hopak)

Rossini: La Danza - Luciano Pavarotti

J. Strauss: Die Fledermaus:” Klange der Heimat”, Ljuba Welitsch (czardas)

Nicolai Gedda:  Tango

Bellini: I Puritani: Son Vergin Vezzosa - Joan Sutherland  (Polanaise)