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Here are recordings you won’t find anywhere else. There are EARLY BROADWAY recordings from the pens of Victor Herbert, Jerome Kern and many others. There are STAGE SHOW recordings of comic operas and operettas, including works by Offenbach, Strauss and more, in exceptional English versions. Committed to preserving the musical legacy of lighthearted gems, the Guild has committed itself to making high quality recordings of every show it has produced. Now they can be yours.

Comic Opera Guild Recordings

ORDERING A RECORDING

COU78O2-M
C= Comic Opera Guild
OU= Orpheus in the Underworld
78= Year of recording
O= With orchestra or P= Piano
2= Number of CDs
M= Music only or C= Complete
NOTE: When there are both a "complete" and a "music only" version both catalog numbers will be listed.

EARLY BROADWAY RECORDINGS

STAGED OPERAS AND OPERETTAS

SPECIAL RECORDINGS

Comic Opera Guild

American Shows That Are Never Recorded

We are promoting comic opera as a field of interest through performance, recordings, and translations. Most of our shows are American shows from early Broadway that have never been recorded. You will find the majority of the recordings of those shows as the only ones which are under existence.

When the production is an original translation or performing version, credit for the English lyrics and dialogue is given following the composer. If the reference number is “COU78O2-M,”, then it can be understood by illustrating every character and character of it.

  • C= Comic Opera Guild
  • S= Small Company / OU= Orpheus in the Underworld
  • 78= Year of recording / O= with orchestra
  • P= Piano / 2= Number of CDs
  • M= Music only
  • C= Complete

Note: When there is both a "complete" and a "music only" version, both catalog numbers will be listed.

Stage Recordings

The recordings listed were recorded live on stage. Most were recorded using a five microphone setup and an uncompressed format. ALL PERFORMANCES ARE IN ENGLISH. Many are available in both MUSIC ONLY and COMPLETE editions. MUSIC ONLY versions may feature soloists from two casts.

The cost of single CDs is $23. The cost of 2CD sets is $28. Typically, we ship in Jiffy envelopes unless there are 2 pounds or more of an order. One CD in a slim jewel case weighs about 2.5 ounces. One double CD weighs about 4 ounces. The bag weighs about one ounce.

For orders of up to 3 CDs, we charge a standard $5.00 shipping fee. For larger orders, and international orders, it is best to contact us at constu@comcast.net for an estimate.

OPERETTAS

How to Order?

You can order CDs by sending the check through mail or paying using PayPal or credit card and also by other means. Detail process is illustrated.

By Mail: Download the applicable order form (stage or festival), check the recording title and number, and send a check to THE COMIC OPERA GUILD P.O. Box 1922, Ann Arbor, MI 48106, or include credit card information requested on the form.

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By Phone:

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By Phone

Credit Card: At this time, we do not have a secure format for including credit card numbers in an email. If you wish to pay by credit card, you can order by phone at (734) 973-3264.

NOTE: CD PRICES HAVE INCREASED (we held the line as long as possible)

Early Broadway Recordings

The EARLY BROADWAY shows were recorded digitally in performance with a live audience, unless noted as a studio recording. While studio recordings are typically "music only," in-performance recordings are available with dialog and narration accompanying the music, as well as "music only" versions.

Single CD versions $18. Double CD versions $23.

Price includes shipping (exception: if only ordering one title, add $5.00 shipping).

CDS will be shipped in Jiffy padded envelopes unless ordered in quantity.

FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS, please contact us at constu@comcast.net for an estimate.

Special Pricing Includes Shipping for These Recordings

The single CD versions and double CD versions cost $18 and $23, respectively. These prices also include shipping charges.

It's an exceptional case when you order only one title. An additional $5.00 is added for shipping. Please request an estimate for international orders.

Comic Opera Guild

Stage Show Shipping

Typically, we ship in Jiffy envelopes unless there are 2 pounds or more of an order. One CD in a slim jewel case weighs about 2.5 ounces. One double CD weighs about 4 ounces. The bag weighs about one ounce.

For orders of up to 3 CDs, we charge a standard of $5.00 for shipping. Ask us for an estimate for larger international orders.

New Recordings AVAILABLE NOW!

  • MARY (Hirsch) First-ever complete recording
  • MY GOLDEN GIRL (Herbert) First-ever complete recording
  • THE GIRL IN THE SPOTLIGHT (Herbert) First-ever complete recording
  • APPLE BLOSSOMS (Kreisler) First-ever complete recording

Note: See listing in American Operettas

Recent Releases

  • THE FREE LANCE (Sousa) First-ever complete recording
  • ERMINIE (Jakobowski) First-ever complete recording. It is originally rivaled “The Mikado” in popularity
  • LIGHT CAVALRY - (Von Suppe) First-ever recording, in English

Note: See listing in American Operettas

American Operas and Operettas

Festival pricing applies to all those listed.

All these are concert performances of the score, music only with accompaniments of two pianos.

  • CBT84O-2C BABES IN TOYLAND- Herbert/Petiet Operetta in 2 Acts, it is for young audiences, 1984
  • CBT91O-2C BABES IN TOYLAND- Herbert/Petiet Operetta in 2 Acts, it features Harold Haugh as the Toymaker, 1991
  • CBT04O-2C BABES IN TOYLAND- Herbert/Petiet Operetta in 2 Acts, cond. by Cathy O'Shaughnessy, 2004 MORE ON THE STAGED VERSION
  • CBT76O-1M BABES IN TOYLAND- Herbert Operetta, it is a studio recording, music only, 1976 MORE ON THE STUDIO VERSION
  • THE BUNCH AND JUDY- Kern (See CTS210P-1M TWO SHOWS BY JEROME KERN, Vol. 2) MORE ON THE BUNCH AND JUDY
  • CCG05P-2C THE CABARET GIRL- Kern Musical in 3 Acts, with dialog
  • CCG05P-1M music only, it is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON THE CABARET GIRL
  • CCF06P-2C THE CAT AND THE FIDDLE- Kern Musical in 2 Acts, with dialog. It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog integrated into a score. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON THE CAT AND THE FIDDLE
  • CTC09P-2C THE CHARLATAN- Sousa Operetta in 3 Acts, with dialog CTC09P-1M music only. It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON THE CARLATAN
  • CCWL10P-2C CHRIS & THE WONDERFUL LAMP- Sousa Operetta in 3 Acts, w/ dialog CCWL10P-1M music only. It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON CHRIS & THE WONDERFUL LAMP
  • CDL06P-2C DREAM CITY and THE MAGIC KNIGHT- Herbert Operetta in two acts CDL06P-2M music only. It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON DREAM CITY and THE MAGIC KNIGHT
  • CDG14P-2C THE DREAM GIRL and THE SONGBIRDS, Victor Herbert CDG14P-1M Music Only, It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. Songbirds, a short farce, is packaged together with Dream Girl MORE ON DREAM GIRL & SONGBIRDS
  • CEC86O-2C EL CAPITAN, Sousa Operetta in 2 Acts. The Stars John McCollum in the Minnesota version
  • CEC01O-2C EL CAPITAN, Sousa Operetta, in 2 Acts EC01O-1M, music only, it features dialogue edited by Tom Petiet. It is a full show or music only. MORE ON EL CAPITAN
  • CEN05P-2C THE ENCHANTRESS- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts, with dialog CEN05P-2M music only. It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON THE ENCHANTRESS
  • CER15P-2C ERMINIE- JAKOBOWSKI Comic Opera in 3 Acts (dialog & narration) CER15P-1M ERMINIE - JAKOBOWSKI Comic Opera in 3 Acts (Music Only) It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON ERMINIE
  • CFL13P-2C FLORODORA- Stuart Operetta in 2 Acts, with dialog CFL13P-1M music only. It is a Concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON FLORODORA
  • CFT08O-2C THE FORTUNE TELLER- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts, with dialog. It is a concert performance of the complete score, including lost and cut material. The performance was with a 36 piece orchestra and 53 member chorus. It is mastered from a multi-track recording and conducted by Adam Aceto. MORE ON THE FORTUNE TELLER
  • CFL17P-2C THE FREE LANCE- Sousa Operetta in 2 Acts, with dialog. It is a concert performance of a full show. The piano accompaniment mastered from a multi-track recording and conducted by David Troiano.
  • CFL17P-1C THE FREELANCE- Sousa - Music only CGD06P-2C GOOD MORNING, DEARIE- Kern Operetta in 2 Acts, with dialog CGD06P-1M music only It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON GOOD MORNING, DEARIE
  • CGUP11P-2C THE GIRL FROM UTAH- Kern Musical in 2 Acts, with dialog CGUP11P-1M music only Concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON GIRL FROM UTAH
  • CHH04P-2C HAVE A HEART- Kern Musical in 2 Acts, with dialog CHH04P-2M music only- It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON HAVE A HEART
  • CHJ06P-2C HIGH JINKS- Friml Operetta in 2 Acts, with dialog CHJ06P-2M music only- It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON HIGH JINKS
  • CHR07P-2C HER REGIMENT- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts, with dialog CHR07P-1M music only- It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON HER REGIMENT
  • CIE06P-2C THE IDOL'S EYE- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts, with dialog CIE06P-2M music only – It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON THE IDOL'S EYE
  • CINO05P-2C IT HAPPENED IN NORDLAND- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts, w/dial.CINO05P-1M music only- A Concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON IT HAPPENED IN NORDLAND
  • CKT09P-2C KATINKA- Friml Operetta in 3 Acts, with dialog CKT09P-2M music only- It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON KATINKA
  • CLJ04P-2C LEAVE IT TO JANE- Kern Musical in 2 Acts, with dialog CLJ04P-1M music only- It is a concert performance of the score, with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON LEAVE IT TO JANE
  • CLL12P-2M THE LAVENDER LADY- Herbert Musical in 3 Acts, music only with detailed synopsis- It is a concert performance of the score, music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON THE LAVANDER LADY
  • CLN05P-2C LITTLE NEMO- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts, with dialog CLN05P-2M music only- It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON LITTLE NEMO
  • THE LOVE O' MIKE (See CTS110P-1M TWO SHOWS BY JEROME KERN Vol. 1) MORE ON THE LOVE OF MIKE
  • CMC12P-1C MISS CAMILLE– Herbert Operetta in 1 act, with narration -It is a concert performance, narrated and is available with Naughty Marietta MORE ON MISS CAMILLE
  • CMD07P-2C THE MADCAP DUCHESS- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts, with dialog CMD07P-1M music only -It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON THE MADCAP DUCHESS
  • CMM04P-1M MADEMOISELLE MODISTE- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts – It is a concert performance of the score, music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON MADEMOISELLE MODISTE
  • CMS12P-2C MADAME SHERRY- Hoschna Operetta in 3 Acts, with dialog CMS12P-1C music only- It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON MADAME SHERRY
  • CMA19P-2C MARY Musical in 2 Acts, with dialog CMS19P-1M music only – It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The one piano is accompaniment. MORE ON MARY
  • CMR07P-2C MLLE ROSITA- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts, with dialog CMR07P-2M music only- It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON MLLE ROSITA
  • CMDD07P-2C MISS DOLLY DOLLARS- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts, with dialog CMDD07P-2M music only- It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON MISS DOLLY DOLLARS
  • CNM81O-2C NAUGHTY MARIETTA- Herbert/Young/Petiet Operetta in 2 Acts CNM81O-2M music only -A revamped version, with original lyrics and improved dialog. MORE ON THE STAGED VERSION
  • CNM12P-3C NAUGHTY MARIETTA - Herbert/Petiet Operetta in 2 Acts (WITH MISS CAMILLE)-The two pianos is accompaniments.
  • CNM12P-2M music only (WITH MISS CAMILLE)- It is a concert performance of the show with two cut songs, and including the short farce, Miss Camille MORE ON THE CONCERT VERSION
  • COB05P-2C OH, BOY!- Kern Musical in 2 Acts, with dialog COB05P-2M music only -It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON OH, BOY!
  • COD07P-1M OLD DUTCH- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts- It is a concert performance of the score, music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON OLD DUTCH
  • COG04P-1M THE ONLY GIRL- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts- It is a concert performance of the score, music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON THE ONLY GIRL
  • COL05P-2C OH, LADY! LADY!!- Kern Musical in 2 Acts, with dialog COL05P-1M music only- It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON OH, LADY! LADY!!
  • COR05P-2C ORANGE BLOSSOMS- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts, with dialog COR05P-1M music- It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON THE CONCERT VERSION
  • COR09P-2C ORANGE BLOSSOMS- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts – It is a complete stage performance of the show. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON THE STAGE VERSION
  • THE NIGHT BOAT- Kern (See CTS210P-1M TWO SHOWS BY JEROME KERN, Vol. 2) MORE ON THE NIGHT BOAT
  • CPD06P-2C THE PRIMA DONNA- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts, with dialog CPD06P-1M music only – It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON THE PRIMA DONNA
  • CPP04P-1M THE PRINCESS PAT- Herbert Operetta in 3 Acts- It is a concert performance of the score, music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON THE PRINCESS PAT
  • CPOP11P-2C THE PRINCE OF PILSEN- Luders Operetta in 2 Acts, CPOP11P-1M music only - It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON THE PRINCE OF PILSEN
  • CRG06P-1M THE RAINBOW GIRL- Hirsch Operetta in 2 Acts- It is a concert performance of the score, music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON THE RAINBOW GIRL
  • CRM04P-1M THE RED MILL- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts- It is a concert performance of the score. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON THE RED MILL
  • ROCK-A-BYE BABY- Kern (See CTS110P-1M TWO SHOWS BY JEROME KERN Vol. 1) MORE ON TWO SHOWS, VOL 1
  • CSA05P-2C SALLY- Kern Musical in 2 Acts, with dialog CSA05P-2M music only - It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON SALLY
  • CSG05P-2C THE SINGING GIRL- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts, CSG05P-2M music only – It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON THE SINGING GIRL
  • CSS06P-1M STEPPING STONES- Kern Musical in 2 Acts- It is a concert performance of the score, music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON STEPPING STONES
  • CSH04P-2M SWEETHEARTS- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts- It is a concert performance of the score. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON SWEETHEARTS
  • CTM07P-2M THE TATTOOED MAN- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts- It is a concert performance of the score, music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON THE TATTOED MAN
  • CTS110P-1M TWO SHOWS BY JEROME KERN Vol. 1- The selections from THE LOVE O' MIKE and ROCK-A-BYE BABY MORE ON TWO SHOWS, VOL. 1
  • CTS210P-1M TWO SHOWS BY JEROME KERN Vol. 2- The selections from THE NIGHT BOAT and THE BUNCH AND JUDY MORE ON TWO SHOWS, VOL. 2
  • C3T06P-2M THREE TWINS- Hoschna Operetta in 2 Acts- It is a concert performance of the score, narrated, with dialog. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON THREE TWINS
  • CVL06P-1M THE VELVET LADY- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts- It is a concert performance of the score, music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON THE VELVET LADY
  • CVGE05P-2C VERY GOOD, EDDIE- Kern Musical in 3 Acts, with dialog CVGE05P-2M music only- It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON VERY GOOD EDDIE
  • CVR07P-2C THE VICEROY- Herbert Operetta in 3 Acts, with dialog CVR07P-2M music only- It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON THE VICEROY
  • CWS04P-1M WHEN SWEET SIXTEEN- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts- It is a concert performance of the score. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON WHEN SWEET SIXTEEN
  • CWN14P-2C THE WIZARD OF THE NILE Herbert Operetta in 3 Acts, with dialog CWN14P-2M MUSIC ONLY- It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON THE WIZARD OF THE NILE
  • CWO06P-2M WONDERLAND- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts- It is a concert performance of the score, music only. The two pianos are accompaniments. MORE ON WONDERLAND
European Operas and Operettas (Stage Pricing Applies)

All in new English performing versions

  • CBS16O-2C BARBER OF SEVILLE- Rossini/Petiet Opera Buffo in 3 Acts- One of the world's most famous comic operas, in English by Thomas Petiet
  • CBB74P-1C BASTIEN AND BASTIENNE- Mozart/Petiet Singspiel in One Act- It is a charming pastoral comedy, and COG's first production is featuring Beth Lindberg, Gene Sager, and Tom Petiet.
  • CBC77O-1C BATACLAN - Offenbach/Orenstein Operetta in One Act- Includes a Sam Roelof soprano obbligato. Cond. by Kerry Thompson
  • CBC90O-1C BATACLAN- Offenbach/Orenstein Operetta in 1 Act- Another foray into the lunatic fringe of Opera Bouffe Featuring Tracy Thorne, Mitch Gillett and Thomas Petiet
  • CLB85O-2C THE BRIGANDS- Offenbach/Gilbert Operetta in 3 Acts-Complete performance of the Gilbert version, edited by Tom Petiet featuring Nada Radakiovich.
  • CCA00-2C CARMEN- Bizet Opera Comique in 3 Acts-English lyrics by Michael Irwin, dialogue by Thomas Petiet
  • CFD81P-1C FESTIVAL OF DOVES- Breton/Petiet Zarzuela in One Act- A fine example of one of the best Spanish operettas (zarzuela)
  • CEL89O-2C ELIXIR OF LOVE- Donizetti/Martin Comic Opera in 2 Acts- Strong cast highlights a traditional version
  • CDF75O-2C DIE FLEDERMAUS- Strauss/Morningstar/Swain Operetta in 3 Acts-A top-flight cast includes Eva Likova. Cond. by Art Stephan
  • CDF90O-2C DIE FLEDERMAUS- Strauss/Morningstar/Swain Operetta in 3 Acts CDF90O-1C DIE FLEDERMAUS- MUSIC ONLY- CDF90O-1M-It is well sung and played at a brisk pace. Cond. by Jon Krueger
  • CDF95O-2C DIE FLEDERMAUS- Strauss/Morningstar/Swain Operetta in 3 Acts, 1995 production conducted by Bundit Ungrangsee
  • CDF04O-2C DIE FLEDERMAUS- Strauss/Morningstar/Swain Operetta in 3 Acts,2004 production conducted by Adam Aceto
  • CGD11O-2C THE GRAND DUCHESS OF GEROLSTEIN– Offenbach/Petiet Operetta in Two Acts, CGD11O-2M THE GRAND DUCHESS OF GEROLSTEIN- Music Only-It is performed in a new English production, restructured to combine the last two acts into one
  • CGB79O-2C GYPSY BARON- Strauss/Morningstar Operetta_in 3 Acts- This features the largest COG chorus ever! Cond. by Carl Daehler
  • CHHTP14P-2C HER HIGHNESS THE PRINCE - Offenbach/Petiet Operetta_in 2 Acts CHHTP14P-2M HER HIGHNESS THE PRINCE- music only- Based on L'Isle de Tulipatan, this original operetta is a laugh riot with a sparkling score
  • CLB76O-2C LA BELLE HELENE- Offenbach/ Morningstar/Swain Operetta in 3 Acts-Cast include Judy Gray, Sam Roelofs. Cond. by Art Stephan
  • CLP80O-2C LA PERICHOLE- Offenbach/Orenstein Operetta in 3 Acts CLP80O-2M LA PERICHOLE- Music Only CLP80O-1M – It is a real social satire, unlike the Met version. Cond. by Carl Daehler
  • CSP77O-1C LA SERVA PADRONA- Pergolesi/Swain Opera Buffa in One act- It features Larry Henkel and Julia Broxholm. Cond. by Kerry Thompson
  • CLV82O-2C LA VIE PARISIENNE- Offenbach/Orenstein Operetta in 3 Acts- It has been featuring a restoration of the original 4/5 scene plotline in a 3-act version and is transcribed from the videotape track.
  • CLC13O-2C LIGHT CAVALRY- Von Suppe/Petiet Operetta in 2 Acts CLC13O-1M LIGHT CAVALRY- music only- It is the first recording of the show, a complete rewrite from the synopsis, utilizing the original orchestration.
  • CMF92O-2C THE MAGIC FLUTE- Mozart/Petiet Singspiel in 2 Acts- The new realization for young audiences. Cond. by John Frascarelli
  • CMF02O-2C THE MAGIC FLUTE- Mozart/Petiet Singspiel in 2 Acts- The touring production of 2002 Cond. by John Goodell
  • CMC04P-1C THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT- Rossini/Petiet Opera Buffa in One Act- It is the first opera of the master and a hilarious one. The two pianos are accompaniments.
  • CMW77O-2C THE MERRY WIDOW- Lehar/Ross/Morningstar Operetta in 3 Acts- It is earned excellent reviews in all papers. Cond. by Art Sephan
  • CMW84O-2C MERRY WIDOW- Lehar/Ross/Morningstar Operetta in 3 Acts- It is an equally fine performance of this great show. Cond. by Jun Markel
  • CMU80P-1C THE MUSIC MASTER- Pergolesi/Petiet Opera Buffa in One Act- It is recorded on tour- Sound quality fair.
  • CNV89O-2C A NIGHT IN VENICE- Strauss/Petiet Operetta in 3 Acts CNV89O-1M music only – The complete reworking of the plot, utilizing the original orchestration.
  • COU78O-2C ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD- Offenbach Operetta in 2 Acts COU78O-2M A NIGHT IN VENICE w/BA-TA-CLAN - music only – It is the original 1858 4-tableau score. Cond. by Liviu Blumenthal
  • COU98O-2C ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD- Offenbach Operetta in 2 Acts- The original 1858 4-tableau score. Cond. by Edward Szabo
  • CRC94O-2C ROBINSON CRUSOE- Offenbach Operetta in 2 Acts- The completely revised performing version by Tom Petiet. Cond. by Steve DeDoes
  • CTA19P- THE TALENT AGENT - Pergolesi Comic Opera in 1 Act- A version of “THE MUSIC MASTER” set in 1968
English Operas and Operettas (Stage Pricing Applies)
  • CAA74P-2C AGES AGO- Clay/Gilbert Illustration in 2 Acts (A short Operetta) - A performance with harmonium, as in the original. Featuring Gersh Morningstar
  • CAA80P-2C AGES AGO- Clay/Gilbert Illustration in 2 Acts (A short Operetta)-It was performed at the 1980 Gilbert and Sullivan Festival
  • CBO78O-2C BEGGARS OPERA- Gay Comic Opera in 2 Acts- A performance with all the original music, orchestrated by Max Goberman, with Bev Pooley
  • CBO03-2C BEGGARS OPERA- Gay Comic Opera in 2 Acts- Performance with all the original music, orchestrated by John Dobin
  • SCO73P-1M THE CONTRABANDISTA- Sullivan/Burnand Operetta in 2 Acts- Studio recording, featuring Gersh Morningstar
  • CCB73P-1C COX & BOX- Sullivan/Burnand Operetta in 1 Act-The whole show in dinner theater, including the Gambling Duet ("Sixes") featuring Gersh Morningstar, Ronald Orenstein, Thomas Petiet
  • CCB80P-1C COX & BOX- Sullivan/Burnand Operetta in 1 Act- The whole show at the 1980 G&S Festival, including the Gambling Duet ("Sixes") featuring Gersh Morningstar, George Bufford, Thomas Petiet
  • SHW72P-2C HASTE TO THE WEDDING- Grossmith/Gilbert Operetta in 2 Acts- An irreverent performance of Gilbert's early work, featuring Gersh Morningstar, Roger Wertenberger
  • CROC10P-2C THE ROSE OF CASTILE- Balfe Comic Opera in 3 Acts- The first complete recording of this bel canto opera, with dialog
  • STH71P-1C nbsp; THESPIS- Sullivan/Gilbert Grotesque Operetta in 2 Acts: The music reconstructed from Sullivan music by Roger Wertenberger and Ron Orenstein. Featuring Gersh Morningstar as Thespis
  • CTZ75P-1C THE ZOO- Sullivan/Stephenson Operetta in One Act- It is one of the first performances of this work in the U.S.
Special Recordings (Stage Pricing Applies)
  • CCC83O-2M COMEDY CLASSICS- Concert with the Ann Arbor Chamber Orchestra- A combination of musical jokes for orchestra as well as voice and is conducted by Carl Daehler.
  • CCGH07-1M COMEDY AT THE GUILDHALL Collection- It is the funniest moments in a song from Guild performances. The talents of COG's writers and singers are both on display
  • CLL07-1M LEADING LADIES OF THE COMIC OPERA GUILD- Collection-From Eva Likova in 1975's Die Fledermaus, the Guild has featured outstanding ladies in lead roles. Those who appeared in at least two shows are honored here.
  • CVHR-VOL.1- 1M VICTOR HERBERT REDISCOVERED, VOLUME 1- The top selections from the 2004-5 Victor Herbert Festivals
  • CVHR-VOL.2- 1M VICTOR HERBERT REDISCOVERED, VOLUME 2- The top selections from the 2006-7 Victor Herbert Festivals
  • CVHR-VOL.3- 1M VICTOR HERBERT REDISCOVERED, VOLUME 3- The top selections from the 2008- Victor Herbert Festivals
  • CKSP-VOL.1- 1M JEROME KERN SONG PARADE – The top selections from the Jerome Kern Festivals, and other COG productions of Kern shows.
  • COIA09-1M OFFENBACH IN AMERICA- These are highlights from COG's translations of Offenbach operettas, making the genius of the French master more accessible to American listeners.
  • CVIA09-1M VIENNA IN AMERICA- These are highlights from COG's translations of works by Mozart, Strauss, and Lehar, making the genius of the Viennese masters more accessible to American listeners.
  • CGM11-1M GERSH MORNINGSTAR GILBERTIAN COMEDIAN EXTRAORDINAIRE- These are highlights from performances by Gersh Morningstar, one of the foremost comedians of the UM Gilbert and Sullivan Society and Comic Opera Guild, from 1956 t0 1974.
Opera and Operetta Concerts (Stage Pricing Applies)

CTM93P-1M THEATRE MUSICK OF MERRIE ENGLAND- Concert of English Theater Music- Theatrical songs and scenes from Purcell through Gilbert & Sullivan. It includes music of Morley, Purcell, Arne, Handel, Pepusch, Balfe, Sullivan and Clay.

CPP02P-1M PARIS GOES PLATINUM- Concert of French opera and operetta- Includes music of Offenbach, Bizet, Meyerbeer, Massenet, Gounod, Thomas. The two pianos are accompaniments.

Operetta DVD Video Recordings

DVD recordings are $30. Shipping charges are the same as for Stage Show CDs above.

CBS16O-1DVD BARBER OF SEVILLE– Rossini/Petiet Opera in 3 Acts-One of the world's most famous comic operas, in English by Thomas Petiet

CBO03O-1 DVD BEGGAR'S OPERA - Pepush/Gay Opera Pastche in 2 Acts- Performance with all the original music, orchestrated by John Dobin

CC00O-1 DVD CARMEN – Bizet Opera Comique in 4 Acts-The complete stage performance w/dialog (opera comique version) set in Puerto Rico

CCB78P-1DVD COX AND BOX – Burnand and Sullivan Operetta in One Act- The performance at the Celebration of the arts, 1978 in Detoit. WDET films it. Featuring Gersh Morningstar, Ronald Orenstein, Thomas Petiet

CER15P-1DVD ERMINIE - Jakobowski Comic Opera in 3 Acts-Professional videos of the first production of this show. It is professionally recorded.

CFT08O-1DVD THE FORTUNE TELLER- Herbert/Smith/Petiet Operetta in 3 Acts- Concert-style performances, with orchestral reconstruction by Adam Aceto and revised dialog/narration by Thomas Petiet Professionally recorded.

CGD11O-1 DVD THE GRAND DUCHESS OF GEROLSTEIN – Offenbach Operetta in Two Acts- Complete stage performance of the complete show restructured to combine the last two acts into one. Set in 1914 at the outset of World War I. Professionally recorded.

CHHTP14P DVD HER HIGHNESS THE PRINCE - Offenbach/Petiet- New operetta using the music of Offenbach is professionally recorded.

CLC13O-1DVD LIGHT CAVALRY - Von Suppe/Petiet Operetta in 2 Acts- The professional video of the first American production of this show is professionally recorded.

CLVP82O-1DVD LA VIE PARISIENNE- Offenbach/Orenstein Operetta in 3 Acts- Professional video of this complete version of the show. It is professionally recorded.

COR09P-1DVD ORANGE BLOSSOMS- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts- The complete stage performance of the show is professionally recorded. The two pianos are accompaniments.

COU98O-1DVD ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD - Offenbach/Petiet Operetta in 2 Acts- Well-shot amateur video with a new soundtrack.

CMC03P-1 DVD THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT- Rossini Opera in 1 Act- The complete stage performance of the show is professionally recorded. The two pianos are accompaniments.

CSA10P-1 DVD SALLY- Kern Musical in 2 Acts- The complete stage performance of the show is professionally recorded. The two pianos are accompaniments.

Other Cog Shows On Video

Except for the above professional-quality videos, the quality will vary. Video technology has improved throughout the Comic Opera Guild's history. Most of the shows were videotaped for archive purposes only, beginning with Naughty Marietta in 1981. If you are interested in obtaining a video recording of a show, please contact us for availability and recording quality.

Clips from many of our shows are available for viewing on YouTube (enter "Comic Opera Guild").