Saturday Night at the Opera Playlists

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 11/22/2014

Department: 
DJs: 
Stepan Atamian
  1. Ave Fortissima/O Fortuna-Arnold Schönberg Chor; Wiener Sängerknaben; Wiener Philharmoniker; André Previn.
  2. Oedipus der Tyrann-Astrid Varnay (soprano); Gerhard Stolze (tenor); Fritz Wunderlich (tenor); Hans Bauer (bass-baritone); Ferdinand Leitner (conductor); Chor & Orchester der Württembergischen Staatsoper.
  3. Carmina Burana-Lena Nordin (soprano); Hans Dornbusch (tenor); Peter Mattei (baritone);

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 11/15/2014

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DJs: 
Stepan Atamian
  1. Persian March-Guennadi Rojdestvenski (conductor); Radio Symphony Orchestra of the USSR.
  2. David-Bek-Gohar Gasparian (soprano); Tatevik Sazandarian (mezzo-soprano); Aram Samuelian (tenor); Miron Erkat (baritone); Souren Tchaghtzbanian (bass); Nar Hovhannessian (bass); Mikhail Tavrizian (conductor); Chorus & Orchestra of the Armenian State Theatre of Opera and Ballet.
  3. Battle of Avarayr

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 11/08/2014

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DJs: 
Marina Chan

1.  Il re Pastore:  Aminta - Reri Grist, soprano; Elisa - Lucia Popp, soprano; Tamiri - Arlene Saunders, soprano; Agenore - Nicolo Monti, tenor; Alessandro - Luigi Alva, tenor

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 11/01/2014

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DJs: 
Stepan Atamian

A tribute broadcast to the spectacular mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina. Now performing as Amneris in Aida, Borodina has given near definitive performances of roles as varied as Dalila, Marfa in Khovanshschina, and Marguerite in La Damnation de Faust. She spoke to us today about her extensive career and what keeps her interested in singing, even after twenty-five great years on all the world's greatest stages. Special thanks to translator Nina Manoukian.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 10/19/2014

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DJs: 
Ellen Vitercik

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 10/11/2014

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DJs: 
Stepan Atamian
  1. Ach, bin ich allein!-Amanda Majeski (soprano); Sebastian Weigle (conductor); Frankurter Opera and Museum Orchestra; Frankfurt Opera Chorus.
  2. Porgi Amor-Amanda Majeski (soprano); James Levine (conductor); Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 09/27/2014

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Chason Goldfinger

From Violanta on the previous Saturday Night Opera broadcast, we heard this evening Erich Wolfgang Korngold's opera Die tote Stadt. Surrounding the main attraction were other orchestral suites and improvisations of Korngold, known primarily as one of the first great Hollywood film composers, particularly for his Oscar-winning score for The Adventures of Robin Hood in 1938. The cast of Die tote Stadt in this 1975 recording is as follows: 

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 09/20/2014

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DJs: 
Benjamin Hanser

Violanta:

Simone: Walter Berry
Violanta: Éva Marton
Alfonso: Siegfried Jerusalem
Giovanni Bracca: Horst R. Laubenthal
Bice: Gertraut Stoklassa
Barbara: Ruth Hesse
Matteo: Manfred Schmidt
1. Soldier: Heinrich Weber
2. Soldier: Paul Hansen
1. Maid: Karin Hautermann
2. Maid: Renate Freyer
Bayerischer Rundfunkchor, dir. Heinz Mende
Münchner Rundfunkorchester, dir. Marek Janowski

Pilgrim's Progress:

The Pilgrim: John Noble
John Bunyan: Raimund Herincx
Evangelist: John Carol Case
Four Neighbors: Wynford Evans, Christopher Keyte, Geoffrey Shaw, Bernard Dickerson

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 09/13/2014

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DJs: 
Stepan Atamian

The Magda Olivero excerpts were in tribute to the great soprano, who passed earlier this week.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 09/06/2014

Department: 
DJs: 
Benjamin Hanser

Bartók Folk Songs:

Eszther Kovács, soprano
Ádám Fellegi, piano

Szokolay:

Mother: Erzsébet Komlóssy, contralto
Bridegroom: Ferenc Szőnyi, tenor
Neighbor: Margit Szlvássy, soprano
Leonardo: András Faragó, baritone
Wife: Stefánia Moldován, soprano
Mother-in-law: Anita Szabó, contralto
Bride: Erzsébet Házy, soprano
Servant: Irén Szecsődy, soprano
Father: Endre Várhelyi, bass
1st Girl: Éva Andor, soprano
2nd Girl: Eszter Kovács, mezzo-soprano
Boy: Gábor Kerekes, baritone
1st Woodcutter: László Nagypál, baritone
2nd Woodcutter: Lajos Katona, baritone