Stories from the Operas

LibriVox recording of the Gladys Davidson book
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LibriVox recording of Stories From The Operas by Gladys Davidson.
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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

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M4B Audiobook 01-19 (163MB)
M4B Audiobook 20-37 (186MB)
M4B Audiobook 38-55 (175MB)

  1. AUBER - Fra Diavolo (22.9Mb)
  2. BALFE - The Bohemian Girl (21.9Mb)
  3. BEETHOVEN - Fidelio (20.5Mb)
  4. BELLINI - La Sonnambula (13.4Mb)
  5. BELLINI - I Puritani (10.3Mb)
  6. BENEDICT - The Lily of Killarney (18.8Mb)
  7. BIZET - Carmen (22.9Mb)
  8. DONIZETTI - Lucrezia Borgia (12.1Mb)
  9. DONIZETTI - Lucia di Lammermoor (11.6Mb)
  10. DONIZETTI - The Daughter of the Regiment (La Figlia del Reggimento) (12.2Mb)
  11. FLOTOW - Martha (19.9Mb)
  12. GOUNOD - Faust (19.5Mb)
  13. GOUNOD - Philemon and Baucis (18.9Mb)
  14. GOUNOD - Romeo and Juliet (18.7Mb)
  15. HALEVY - The Jewess (La Juive) (12.6Mb)
  16. HUMPERDINCK - Die Konigskinder (The Kingly Children) (22.2Mb)
  17. LEONCAVALLO - I Pagliacci (The Mountebanks) (14.4Mb)
  18. MASCAGNI - Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) (14.4Mb)
  19. MEYERBEER - Robert the Devil (Robert le Diable) (17.4Mb)
  20. MEYERBEER - The Huguenots (Les Huguenots) (21.2Mb)
  21. MEYERBEER - Star of the North (L'Etoile du Nord) (23.6Mb)
  22. MOZART - The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) (20.2Mb)
  23. MOZART - Don Juan (Don Giovanni) (23.5Mb)
  24. NICOLAI - The Merry Wives of Windsor (18.6Mb)
  25. OFFENBACH - The Tales of Hoffman (Les Contes d'Hoffmann) (15.4Mb)
  26. PUCCINI - Manon Lescaut (13.3Mb)
  27. PUCCINI - La Boheme (34.3Mb)
  28. PUCCINI - Madam Butterfly (27.5Mb)
  29. ROSSINI - The Barber of Seville (Il Barbier di Seviglia) (13Mb)
  30. STRAUSS - Der Rosenkavalier (The Rose-Bearer) (22.7Mb)
  31. STRAUSS - Elektra (12.2Mb)
  32. THOMAS - Mignon (20.3Mb)
  33. TSCHAIKOVSKY - Eugine Onegin (24.2Mb)
  34. VERDI - Ernani (19.2Mb)
  35. VERDI - Rigoletto (18Mb)
  36. VERDI - Il Trovatore, or the Gipsy's Vengeance (25Mb)
  37. VERDI - La Traviata (20.6Mb)
  38. VERDI - The Masked Ball (Un Ballo in Maschera) (14.1Mb)
  39. VERDI - Aida (25.7Mb)
  40. VERDI - Othello (16.2Mb)
  41. WAGNER - The Flying Dutchman (Der Fliegende Hollander) (14.1Mb)
  42. WAGNER - Tannhauser (22.5Mb)
  43. WAGNER - Lohengrin (19.8Mb)
  44. WAGNER - Tristan and Isolda (16.5Mb)
  45. WAGNER - The Mastersingers of Nuremberg (Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg) (23.9Mb)
  46. WAGNER - The Nibulungs' Ring (Der Ring der Nibelungen) Part I The Rhinegold (Das Rheingold) (8.8Mb)
  47. WAGNER - Part II The Valkyrie (Die Walkure) (14.7Mb)
  48. WAGNER - Part III Siegfried (12.5Mb)
  49. WAGNER - Part IV The Twilight of the Gods (Die Gotterdammerung) (13.3Mb)
  50. WAGNER - Parsifal (25.8Mb)
  51. WALLACE - Maritana (21.2Mb)
  52. WALLACE - Lurline (7.5Mb)
  53. WALTERSHAUSEN - Colonel Chabert (Oberst Chabert) (17.3Mb)
  54. WOLF-FERRARI - The Jewels of the Madonna (26.2Mb)
  55. Short Biographies of the Composers (49.1Mb)

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