Indeed. We have just talked about her debut a little bit at the Tosca in-depth thread...
No problem, we can talk about it as many times as we want. It was just to let you know in case you wanted to take a look.
Charles Simon Catel wrote in 1810 Les bayadčres, based on Voltaire. We can hear the beautiful aria "Sans détourner les yeux", performed by Mireille Delunsch:
An exquisite aria indeed.
First time I've heard something by Charles Simon Catel too.
Der Geduldige Socrates (1721) is a comic opera in three acts by Georg Philipp Telemann. We can hear the quintet from the First Act, "Weg, weg, Müßiggang":
Edita Gruberova - La Straniera:
A duodrama (spoken dialogue between two actors, with accompanying music) by Bohemian composer Jiří Antonín Benda, Ariadne auf Naxos, premiered in 1775:
Maritana was the first, and more succesful, opera by William Vincent Wallace.
John McCormack, the legendary Irish tenor, sings below "There is a flower that bloometh", from Maritana, recorded in 1912:
Inge Borkh sang several times the role of Verdi's Lady Macbeth on stage.
However, in this clip we can watch her singing the same role, but in the version of Ernest Bloch:
Franz Schubert's Die Verschworenen (The Conspirators) was his sixth Singspiel, written in 1823, but not performed after many years, in 1861. We can hear the overture:
Arminio is the only surviving opera by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, written in 1692 and premiered in Szalburg. The story revolves around the capture of Arminio's wife, Segesta, by Germanico.
Matthew Locke - Psyche, A Tragedy - 1675:
Le mariage de Ragonde (1714), is one of the first lyric comedies written in France. The author, Jean Joseph Mouret, was succesful as a composer, and also directing houses like the Italian Theater in Paris. However, he went gradually crazy, until he he was placed in the care of the Fathers of Charity at Carenton, where he died, not yet fifty years old.
The guy singing in the background just made my day... och, wait, it's middle of the night.
Interesting piece anyway.