Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 01/04/2014

DJs: 
Stepan Atamian
Artist Title Album Label Link
Verdi, Giuseppe Cortigiani vil razza Rigoletto RCA Victor
Reimann, Aribert Lear Deutsche Grammophon
Shostakovich, Dmitri Incidental Music to King Lear, Op. 137 Shostakovich-Film Music RCA Victor
Berlioz, Hector King Lear, op. 4 Berlioz: Four Overtures Urania
Verdi, Giuseppe Non piangere mia compagna Don Carlo EMI Classics
Verdi, Giuseppe Me pellegrina e orfana La Forza del Destino Decca

A night revolving around operatic and musical settings of William Shakespeare's King Lear.

  1. Cortigiani-Robert Merrill (baritone); Georg Solti (conductor); RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra.
  2. Lear-Helga Dernesch (soprano); Colette Lorand (soprano); Julia Varady (soprano); David Knutson (tenor); Werner Götz (tenor); Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone); Gerd Albrecht (conductor); Bavarian State Opera Orchestra & Chorus.
  3. Incidental Music to King Lear-José Serebrier (conductor); Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra (RTBF). 
  4. Overture to Lear-Jean Martinon (conductor); L'Orchestre de l'Association des Concerts Lamoureux.
  5. Non piangere mia compagna-Montserrat Caballe (soprano); Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor); ROH Orchestra.
  6. Me pellegrina e orfana-Renata Tebaldi (soprano); Francesco Molinari-Pradelli (conductor); Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia.