Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 05/24/2014

DJs: 
Stepan Atamian
Artist Title Album Label Link
Puccini, Giacomo Liù, Liù, Sorgi! Turandot EMI Classics
Puccini, Giacomo Turandot Opera D'Oro
Alfano, Franco (after Puccini) Turandot Finale Josephine Barstow: Opera Finales London Digital
Berio, Luciano (after Puccini) Turandot Finale Puccini Discoveries Decca
Strauss, Richard Arabella Act I Duet Strauss Heroines Decca
  1. Paul Plishka (bass); Alain Lombard (conductor); Chorus de l'Opera du Rhin; Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg.
  2. Turandot-Birgit Nilsson (soprano); Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano); Franco Corelli (tenor); Nicola Zaccaria (bass); Gianandrea Gavazzeni (conductor); La Scala Opera Orchestra and Chorus.
  3. Turandot Finale (Alfano)-Josephine Barstow (soprano); Lando Bartolini (tenor); John Mauceri (conductor); Scottish Opera Orchestra & Chorus.
  4. Turandot Finale (Berio)-Eva Urbanova (soprano); Maria Fontosh (soprano); Domenico Balzani (tenor); Carlo Bosi (tenor); Bülent Bezdüz; Dario Volonté (tenor); Mario Luperi (bass); Riccardo Chailly (conductor); Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro di Milano Giuseppe Verdi.
  5. Arabella Act I Duet-Barbara Bonney (soprano); Renée Fleming (soprano); Christoph Eschenbach (conductor); Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

 A show on the unfinished ending of Puccini's final opera Turandot. We featured the opera in its standard performance ending along with the original Alfano ending, as well as a recent version by the late Luciano Berio. In addition, we previewed our Strauss Festival that will be on from June 11 at 9:30 AM through June 12 at 6:00 PM.