|1. Introduction to the Concert (By Women's Club President)|
|2. How to Write Your Own Gilbert and Sullivan Opera|
|3. Coloratura aria: Canto dolciamente pipo from the opera La Cantatrice Squelante|
|4. British - pure but dull: I Love the Spring|
|5. "Russian folk song: Da, Nyet, Da, Nyet"|
|6. For loud singers with no brains: Ah Lover! from the operetta The Prince of Philadelphia|
|7. For singers with tremendous artistry but no voice: Schlumph; Je n'ai pas la Plume de ma Tante|
|8. For the dramatic soprano: Schreechenrauf|
|9. The Ring of the Nibelungs (An analysis)|
I saw here "live" at McCarter Theatre at Princeton many years ago during her series of farewell performances, and even though 50% of the audience knew the routines as well as she did, everyone laughed themselves silly.
About 10 years ago, I finally wrote her a fan letter, to which she responded - in inimitable fashion.
If you like vocal music, think you might like vocal music or just want to listen to a master comedienne who knows her topic (you name it vocally, she knows it and can sing it, and make it excruciatingly funny)In short - BUY THIS!
Her parody of German is really funny! You can tell she is making up german-sounding words (or French or Russian or whatever) without them actually being words. She also "germanizes" English words.
Warning: You may not be able to listen to Wagner's ring operas with the appropriate seriousness after this album!