Great Tenors, Vol 1

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Great Tenors, Volume 1

Caruso, Gigli, Slezak, Tauber, Rosvaenge, Wittrisch, Schmidt, Kiepura, Björling, Wunderlich. B&W/Color. Packaged in a black sleeve.
NTSC VHS Only


Click here to see Stefan Zucker discuss Slezak and Schmidt.


Enrico Caruso excerpt from his silent film My Cousin, with “Mattinata” by Leoncavallo added as a soundtrack, with the composer at the piano (same as in Video #677. The same footage without the soundtrack is in Video #186 and The Tenors of the 78 Era)

Beniamino Gigli “Un tal gioco,” “Recitar. . . . Vesti la giubba” and the Pagliacci finale, all from Ridi, Pagliaccio (Laugh! Pagliacci) (Video #513)

Leo Slezak “Auf der Heide blühn die letzen Rosen” by Robert Stoltz from Herbst Manöver and “Ich hab den Wein gern.” (Same as in The Tenors of the 78 Era.)

Richard Tauber “E lucevan le stelle” from Melodie der Liebe

Helge Rosvaenge “Postillons Lied” from Der Postillon von Longjümeau

Marcel Wittrisch “Frag’ nicht warum ich gehe”

Joseph Schmidt “Heut’ ist der schönste Tag”

Jan Kiepura “La donna è mobile” from Rigoletto

Jussi Björling “Till Havs” by Nordqvist

Fritz Wunderlich “Kuda, kuda” from Eugene Onegin (from Video #654).