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Thomson Smillie

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    • Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro

    • By: Thomson Smillie
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Many opera-lovers would name The Marriage of Figaro as their favorite opera....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not the audio that it promised.

    • By Chelsea on 01-22-16

    Regular price: $6.29

    • Gilbert and Sullivan: Opera Explained

    • By: Thomson Smillie
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    This audio-biography sets out to explain the timeless popularity of the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan: a colorful partnership of the most successful writers in the history of light music....

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Mozart: Così Fan Tutte

    • By: Thomson Smillie
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Così Fan Tutte contains some of Mozart’s most sublime music....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • especially fun before a performance

    • By EmilyK on 03-11-18

    Regular price: $6.29

    • Verdi: Aida

    • By: Thomson Smillie
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Ancient Egypt and the war with Ethiopia is the setting for Verdi’s grandest opera....

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    • Don Giovanni

    • By: Thomson Smillie
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Don Giovanni has long been regarded as Mozart’s supreme theatrical achievement....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very short introductions to specific operas!

    • By Doggy Bird on 02-09-14

    Regular price: $6.29

    • Die Fledermaus

    • By: Thomson Smillie
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Die Fledermaus is one of the few operatic works to which the phrase "never a dull moment" can be truthfully applied....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Revenge of the bat

    • By Zaubermond on 12-08-13

    Regular price: $6.29

    • Werther

    • By: Thomson Smillie
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Massenet’s Werther combines a deeply tender story with music of beauty and eloquence....

    Regular price: $6.29

    • Orfeo: Opera Explained

    • By: Thomson Smillie
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Monteverdi’s Orfeo, first performed in 1607, generates a special excitement because it is the first unquestioned masterpiece of opera....

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    • La sonnambula

    • By: Thomson Smillie
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    La sonnambula was written by Bellini as a vehicle for two of the supreme singers of his age....

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