The Lost Opera

The Lost Opera

Infobox Album
Name = The Lost Opera
Type = studio
Artist = London Symphony Orchestra with Kimera

Caption = Cover of the 1985 reissue
Released = 1984
Recorded =
Genre = Classical
Length =
Label = Redbus (1984)
Stylus (1985)
Producer = Steve Rowland
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"The Lost Opera" is an album by the Korean soprano Kimera ("Hong Hee Kim" or "Kim Hong-Hee") and the Operaiders with the London Symphony Orchestra. Consisting of snatches of popular operatic arias and choruses against a disco beat, in the style of Hooked on Classics, it was released in 1984 by the record label Redbus. Whilst not a major UK success [it charted for one week at #95] , it spent some sixteen weeks in the French charts. It was repackaged in a style more disco than classical in 1985 and reissued with the title "Hits On Opera", and with a more techno-style cover illustration, but gaining little additional interest. Being neither one thing nor the other, however, its audience was bound to be divided and it may be regarded as an experiment belonging to its time.

Track listing

ide One

# "Caro nome" (Verdi from "Rigoletto")
# "Operature 1" (J. Fiddy from "The Lost Opera")
# "Overture - "Madame Butterfly"" (Puccini)
# "Ah non giunge" (Bellini from "La Sonnambula")
# "Nun's Chorus" (J. Strauss from "Casanova")
# "La Donna è Mobile" (Verdi from "Rigoletto")
# "Excerpt - Vesti La Giubba" (Leoncavallo from "I Pagliacci")
# "Holle rache" (Mozart from "The Magic Flute")
# "Largo al Factotum" (Rossini from "The Barber of Seville")
# "Chanson Boheme" (Bizet from "Carmen")
# "J'ai Perdu Mon Eurydice" (Gluck from "Orpheus")
# "Couplets - Escamillo's song" (Bizet from "Carmen")
# "Operature 2" (J. Fiddy from "The Lost Opera")
# "Air des Clochettes" (Delibes from "Lakme")
# "Reprise - Caro Nome" (Verdi from "Rigoletto")

ide Two

# "Operature 3" (J. Fiddy from "The Lost Opera")
# "Sempre libera" (Verdi from "La Traviata")
# "Humming chorus" (Puccini from "Madame Butterfly")
# "L'Amour est un Oiseau (Habanera)" (Bizet from "Carmen")
# "Operature 4" (J. Fiddy from "The Lost Opera")
# "The Flower Duet" (Delibes from "Lakme")
# "Va pensiero" (Verdi from "Nabucco")
# "Prelude Nº 1" (J.S Bach)
# "Ave Maria" (Schubert/Storck)
# "Ave Maria" (J.S. Bach/Gounod)
# "Un Bel Di" (Puccini from "Madame Butterfly")


*Kimera - Lead Vocals
*John Fiddy - Arranger [ [ The Milarus Mansion - John Fiddy ] ]
*Steve Rowland - Producer
*Joe Glasman - Keyboards [ [ Joe Glasman - Composer ] ]
*The Ambrosian Singers - Chorus


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