Stories From The Operas

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"Owing to the appreciation which has been accorded to my three series of "Stories from the Operas," it has been decided to re-issue the collection in one volume, and to include in this additional stories of new and popular operas recently produced in England.

The plan of the work, as before, is to present all the incidents of each libretto in the clear, readable form of a short story; and it is hoped that the combined volume will continue to prove of interest, not only to opera-goers but to all lovers of dramatic tales. The three volumes have been entirely reset and re-collated in a manner which it is hoped will make them easier for reference." - Summary by Gladys Davidson (19 hr 3 min)


AUBER – Fra Diavolo 25:03 Read by JoeBlu
BALFE – The Bohemian Girl 23:57 Read by RussellEric
BEETHOVEN – Fidelio 22:25 Read by Diana Schmidt
BELLINI – La Sonnambula 14:37 Read by RussellEric
BELLINI – I Puritani 11:16 Read by RussellEric
BENEDICT – The Lily of Killarney 20:30 Read by Kathleen Moore
BIZET – Carmen 24:58 Read by Tom Denholm
DONIZETTI – Lucrezia Borgia 13:12 Read by Ciufi Galeazzi
DONIZETTI – Lucia di Lammermoor 12:37 Read by Ciufi Galeazzi
DONIZETTI – The Daughter of the Regiment (La Figlia del Reggimento) 13:16 Read by Ciufi Galeazzi
FLOTOW – Martha 21:41 Read by jenno
GOUNOD – Faust 21:20 Read by Mike Pelton
GOUNOD – Philemon and Baucis 20:38 Read by Mike Pelton
GOUNOD – Romeo and Juliet 20:26 Read by Rosemarie DeSapio
HALEVY – The Jewess (La Juive) 13:45 Read by RussellEric
HUMPERDINCK – Die Konigskinder (The Kingly Children) 24:13 Read by RussellEric
LEONCAVALLO – I Pagliacci (The Mountebanks) 15:42 Read by Tom Denholm
MASCAGNI – Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) 15:46 Read by Tom Denholm
MEYERBEER – Robert the Devil (Robert le Diable) 19:01 Read by jenno
MEYERBEER – The Huguenots (Les Huguenots) 23:08 Read by Davida George
MEYERBEER – Star of the North (L’Etoile du Nord) 25:49 Read by Davida George
MOZART – The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) 22:02 Read by Availle
MOZART – Don Juan (Don Giovanni) 25:39 Read by Availle
NICOLAI – The Merry Wives of Windsor 20:21 Read by WilkieMills
OFFENBACH – The Tales of Hoffman (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) 16:51 Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)
PUCCINI – Manon Lescaut 14:30 Read by KaraBurnett
PUCCINI – La Boheme 37:31 Read by Tom Denholm
PUCCINI – Madam Butterfly 29:59 Read by Tom Denholm
ROSSINI – The Barber of Seville (Il Barbier di Seviglia) 14:13 Read by Diana Schmidt
STRAUSS – Der Rosenkavalier (The Rose-Bearer) 24:46 Read by jenno
STRAUSS – Elektra 13:17 Read by WilkieMills
THOMAS – Mignon 22:13 Read by Davida George
TSCHAIKOVSKY – Eugine Onegin 26:28 Read by Emma Charlotte
VERDI – Ernani 21:00 Read by WilkieMills
VERDI – Rigoletto 19:41 Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)
VERDI – Il Trovatore, or the Gipsy’s Vengeance 27:15 Read by Diana Schmidt
VERDI – La Traviata 22:28 Read by Tom Denholm
VERDI – The Masked Ball (Un Ballo in Maschera) 15:27 Read by Diana Schmidt
VERDI – Aida 28:06 Read by Kathleen Moore
VERDI – Othello 17:40 Read by Tom Denholm
WAGNER – The Flying Dutchman (Der Fliegende Hollander) 15:25 Read by RussellEric
WAGNER – Tannhauser 24:32 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
WAGNER – Lohengrin 21:38 Read by JoeBlu
WAGNER – Tristan and Isolda 18:00 Read by JoeBlu
WAGNER – The Mastersingers of Nuremberg (Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg) 26:08 Read by WilkieMills
WAGNER – The Nibulungs’ Ring (Der Ring der Nibelungen) Part I The Rhinegold (Da… 9:37 Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)
WAGNER – Part II The Valkyrie (Die Walkure) 16:02 Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)
WAGNER – Part III Siegfried 13:40 Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)
WAGNER – Part IV The Twilight of the Gods (Die Gotterdammerung) 14:30 Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)
WAGNER – Parsifal 28:11 Read by RussellEric
WALLACE – Maritana 23:11 Read by RussellEric
WALLACE – Lurline 8:10 Read by RussellEric
WALTERSHAUSEN – Colonel Chabert (Oberst Chabert) 18:55 Read by Cleon Cumberbatch
WOLF-FERRARI – The Jewels of the Madonna 28:35 Read by WilkieMills
Short Biographies of the Composers 53:39 Read by Tom Denholm