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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.

By Email

PayPal: Simply email your order request to constu@comcast.net and then go to PayPal.com. Go to the SEND MONEY page and deposit the amount to pay for your order in US funds to The Comic Opera Guild email address: constu@comcast.net. When we receive notice of deposit, we will ship your CDs.

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.

FOR INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 734-973-3264

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
  • The Gold Bug (Herbert) 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
  • APPLE BLOSSOMS (Kreisler) First-ever complete recording

Note: See listing in American 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
  • CTBE21P-2C THE BRIDE ELECT- John Philip Sousa operetta in two acts; Concert performance with dialog, piano accompaniment
  • CTBE21P-1M THE BRIDE ELECT - John Philip Sousa operetta in two acts; Concert performance, music only. Piano accompaniment
    MORE ON THE BRIDE ELECT
  • 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. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. MORE ON THE CHARLATAN
  • 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. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. 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-1M EL CAPITAN, Sousa Operetta, in 2 Acts CEC01O-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. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. MORE ON FLORODORA
  • CFL17P-2C THE FREE LANCE- Sousa Operetta in 2 Acts, with dialog. CFL17P-1M Music Only. This is a concert performance of a full show. The piano accompaniment mastered from a multi-track recording and conducted by David Troiano. MORE ON THE FREE LANCE
  • 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
  • CGB21O/P-2C THE GOLD BUG and HULA-LULA Victor Herbert, complete CGB21O/P-1M THE GOLD BUG and HULA-LULA Victor Herbert, music only. Gold Bug uses synthesized orchestra Hula-Lula uses synthesized piano. MORE ON THE GOLD BUG and HULA-LULA
  • CGG06P-2C GOOD MORNING DEARIE- Kern Operetta in 2 Acts, with dialog CGD06P-1M- music only. This is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. MORE ON GIRL FROM UTAH
  • CGIS18P-2C  THE GIRL IN THE SPOTLIGHT- Herbert   Operetta in 2 Acts, Concert performance of score, music only.   2 piano accomp MORE ON THE GIRL IN THE SPOTLIGHT
  • 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. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. MORE ON THE MADCAP DUCHESS
  • CMM04P-1M MADEMOISELLE MODISTE- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts – It is a concert performance of the score, music only. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. MORE ON MISS DOLLY DOLLARS
  • CMGG18P-2C MY GOLDEN GIRL- Herbert Musical in Two Acts - With dialog CMGG18P-2M Music Only Concert performance of score, narrated with dialog, or music only. 2 piano accomp MORE ON MY GOLDEN GIRL
  • 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 (WITH MISS CAMILLE) -Victor Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts CNM12P-2M Music Only - It is a concert performance of the show with two cut songs, and including the short farce, Miss Camille. Two piano accompaniment. MORE ON THE CONCERT VERSION
  • 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. Two piano accompaniment. MORE ON OH, BOY!
  • COD07P-1M OLD DUTCH- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts- It is a concert performance of the score, music only. Two piano accompaniment. MORE ON OLD DUTCH
  • COG04P-1M THE ONLY GIRL- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts- It is a concert performance of the score, music only. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. MORE ON OH, LADY! LADY!!
  • COR05P-2C ORANGE BLOSSOMS- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts, with dialog COR05P-1M music only- It is a concert performance of the score, narrated with dialog, or music only. Two piano accompaniment. MORE ON THE CONCERT VERSION
  • COR09P-2C ORANGE BLOSSOMS- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts – It is a complete stage performance of the show. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. MORE ON THE RAINBOW GIRL
  • CRM04P-1M THE RED MILL- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts- It is a concert performance of the score. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. MORE ON THE SINGING GIRL
  • CSS06P-1M STEPPING STONES- Kern Musical in 2 Acts- It is a concert performance of the score, music only. Two piano accompaniment. MORE ON STEPPING STONES
  • CSH04P-2M SWEETHEARTS- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts- It is a concert performance of the score. Two piano accompaniment. MORE ON SWEETHEARTS
  • CTM07P-2M THE TATTOOED MAN- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts- It is a concert performance of the score, music only. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. MORE ON THREE TWINS
  • CVL06P-1M THE VELVET LADY- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts- It is a concert performance of the score, music only. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. MORE ON THE VICEROY
  • CWS04P-1M WHEN SWEET SIXTEEN- Herbert Operetta in 2 Acts- It is a concert performance of the score. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. 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. Two piano accompaniment. MORE ON WONDERLAND