Remembering Nicolai Gedda

August 26, 2017, 4:30 pm

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Nicolai Gedda
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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