Saturday Night at the Opera Playlists

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 12/20/2014

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Fernanda Douglas

The Metropolitan Opera's "Don Carlo," Kurt Adler conducting, featuring Franco Corelli and Leonie Rysanek, in honor of American mezzo-soprano, Irene Dalis who passed away last Sunday. Jumping back 200 years to Henry Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas" and to continue in the vein of lovers, Claude Debussy's setting of Tristan Lhermite's poem, "Aupres de cette grotte sombre" from Le promenoir des deux amants.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 12/14/2014

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Andrew Pasquier

Listening to two operas based on works by Gogol 

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

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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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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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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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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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Ellen Vitercik

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

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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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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