Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 01/12/2013

DJs: 
Stepan Atamian
Artist Title Album Label Link
Massenet, Jules Pourquoi Me Reveiller? Jonas Kaufmann: Romantic Arias Decca
Massenet, Jules Werther Deutsche Gramaphone
Massenet, Jules Alors, c'est bien ici Werther Orfeo
Massenet, Jules Act III confrontation Werther Orfeo
Massenet, Jules Alors, c'est bien ici Werther EMI
Massenet, Jules Act IV Werther EMI
Massenet, Jules Air des Lettres Grands Airs Lyriques Pathé
Bizet, Georges La Fleur que Tu M'avais Jetee Be My Love: A Tribute to Mario Lanza Decca
Massenet, Jules Allez! Laissez-moi seul... Diva, Divo Virgin Classics
Massenet, Jules O Frele Corps...Chere Cypris Diva, Divo Virgin Classics

Using Werther as a launchpad, tonight's SNO focused on the demands and interpretations of Massenet's heroes and heroines. The program revolved around the notion of finding the right balance between lyricism and power in various interpretations of these quintessential roles of the French rep.

1. Jonas Kaufmann (tenor); Marco Armiliato (conductor); Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.
2. Werther-Rolando Villazon (tenor); Sophie Koch (mezzo); Eri Nakamura (soprano); Auden Iversen (baritone). Antonio Pappano (conductor); Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
3. Alors/Act III confrontation-Placido Domingo (tenor); Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo); Jesus Lopez Corbos (conductor); Bayerisches Staatsorchester.
4. Alors/Act IV-Alfredo Kraus (tenor); Tatiana Troyanos (mezzo); Michel Plasson (conductor); London Philharmonic Orchestra.
5. Air des Lettres-Rita Gorr (mezzo); Andre Cluytens (conductor); Orchestre du Theatre National de l'Opera.
6. La Fleur que Tu M'avais Jetee-Joseph Calleja (tenor); Steven Mercurio (conductor); BBC Concert Orchestra.
7. Allez! Laissez-moi seul...-Joyce DiDonato (mezzo); Kazushi Ono (conductor); Orchestre de l'Opera de Lyon. Excerpt from Cendrillon.
8. O Frele Corps...Chere Cypris-Joyce DiDonato (mezzo); Kazushi Ono (conductor); Orchestre de l'Opera de Lyon. Excerpt from Ariane.