Richard Bonynge / Franz Lehár

Lehár: The Land of Smiles

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Hadley, Gutafson, Richard Bonynge/English Chamber Orchestra

Sung in English, this version of Lehar's operetta has special appeal in the United States, and the fact that it is fit onto a single CD is also an attractive feature. Jerry Hadley's performance as the Prince isn't as impressive as Gedda's, but Bonynge's conducting brings out the lush beauty of the score in full.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe Jacke")
1
8:29
2
3:12
3
2:17
4
4:34
5
3:26
6
3:40
7
7:55
8
0:50
9
2:27
10
4:44
11
3:12
12
2:52
13
3:32
14
1:40
15
3:51
16
8:39
17
3:08
18
2:27
19
1:45
20
6:05
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