Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 05/18/2013

DJs: 
Stepan Atamian
Artist Title Album Label Link
Wagner, Richard O Heilige Götter Toscanini Conducts Wagner RCA Victor
Tigranian, Armen Anoush Parseghian Records
Vardapet, Komitas Isabel Bayrakdarian: Gomidas Songs Nonesuch
Janáček, Leoš Act I Chorus Scene; Finale Jenufa Erato
Rimsky-Korsakov Tableau 4 (The Merchants Sequence) Sadko STU
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Da, cas nastal!...Prostite vï, kholmï, polya rodnïye Romantique Deutsche Grammophon

1. O Heilige Götter-Helen Traubel (soprano); Lauritz Melchior (tenor); Arturo Toscanini (conductor); NBC Symphony Orchestra. A brief preview of our broadcast for Wagner's bicentennial.
2. Anoush-Gohar Gasparian (soprano); Dikran Levonian (tenor); Arshavir Garabedian (baritone). Secondary roles filled by: Olga Gabaian; Gohar Galachian; Henry Alaverdian; Valerie Haroutyunian; Olga Zakharian; Marieta Andonian; Araxia Mansourian; Neli Karimian; Marieta Shakhverdian. Roupen Ayzazian (Choir Conductor); Hagop Voskanian (Orchestra Conductor). Alexander Sbendarian's Academic Operatic Choir and Orchestra.
3. Gomidas Songs-The three songs were entitled Akh Maral Jan, Keler Tsoler, and Hoy Nazan. Isabel Bayrakdarian (soprano); Serouj Kradjian (piano); Eduard Topchjan (conductor); Chamber Players of the Armenian Philarmonic Orchestra.
4. Jenufa excerpts-Karita Mattila (soprano); Anja Silja (soprano); Jerry Hadley (tenor); Jorma Silvasti (tenor); Bernard Haitink (conductor); Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House.
5. Sadko-The songs of the three foreign merchants that appear in Tableau IV. Soloists in this sequence included: G Nelepp; M. Reizen; I. Kozlovsky; P. Lisitisian. N. Golovanov conducted the Bolshoi Theatre Chorus and Orchestra.
6. Da, cas nastal!...Prostite vï, kholmï, polya rodnïye-Elina Garanca (mezzo-soprano); Yves Abel (conductor). Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna.