Remembering Nicolai Gedda

August 26, 2017, 4:30 pm

Nicolai Gedda

The late Swedish tenor is fondly remembered in arias from some of his operatic roles from Carmen, Cosi fan Tutte, Faust and Vanessa. Then there will be a superb rendition of Dein ist mein ganzes Herz from Lehar’s The Land of Smiles.


Bizet: Carmen, “Flower Song”
Nicolai Gedda with the French Radio Orchestra
Conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham
Recorded in Paris in 1958
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Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte, “Un’ aura amorosa”
Nicolai Gedda with the Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire
Conducted by Andre Cluytens
Recorded in Paris in 1957
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Gounod: Faust, “Salut! Demeure”
Nicolai Gedda with the National Theater Opera Orchestra
Conducted by Andre Cluytens
Recorded in Paris in 1958
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Barber: Vanessa Act I scene between Anatole and Erika”
Nicolai Gedda and Rosalind Elias with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos
Recorded in New York in 1958

Lehar: Land of Smiles, “Dein ist mein ganzes Herz”
Nicolai Gedda with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Otto Ackermann
Recorded in London in 1953
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Sjoberg: “Tonerna”
Nicolai Gedda with Jan Eyron, piano
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