Saturday Night at the Opera Playlists

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 02/01/2014

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Benjamin Hanser

An evening devoted to the operas of Carl Maria von Weber

Der Freischütz:

Agathe: Gundula Janowitz
Ännchen: Edith Mathis
Max: Peter Schreier
Kaspar: Theo Adam
Kuno: Siegfried Vogel
Ottokar: Bernd Weikl
Ein Eremit: Franz Crass
Kilian: Günther Leib
Brautjungfern: Renate Hoff, Brigitte Pfretzschner, Renate Krahmer, Ingeborg Springer
Rundfunkchor Leipzig , Staatskapelle Dresden
Carlos Kleiber, conductor.
Recorded 1973.

Euryanthe:

Euryanthe von Savoyen: Jessye Norman
Adolar: Nicolai Gedda
Eglantine von Puiset: Rita Hunter
Lysiart: Tom Krause

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 01/18/2014

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Stepan Atamian

An exclusive look at the life and career of German mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig. On January 16, Kammersängerin Ludwig spoke to Stepan Atamian at the Blakely Hotel about her work in opera, oratorio, and lieder over her impressive five decades on the stage.        

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

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Stepan Atamian
  1. Songs of Lidice-Jarmila Novotna (soprano); Jan Masaryk (piano). Songs included: Precos k nam neprisel; Zeleni hajove; Sly panenky silnici; Ach synku, synku; Zdalo se mi, ma panenko.
  2. Excursions of Mr.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 01/04/2014

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Stepan Atamian

A night revolving around operatic and musical settings of William Shakespeare's King Lear.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 12/07/2013

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Benjamin Hanser

Featuring Lisa della Casa and Maria Callas

Cast for Arabella: Arabella: Lisa della Casa; Mandryka: George London; Zdenka: Hilde Gueden; Matteo: Anton Dermota; Adelaide: Ira Malaniuk; Waldner: Otto Edelmann; Elemer: Waldemar Kmentt; Dominik: Eberhard Wächter; Lamoral:  Harald Pröglhöff; Fiakermilli: Mimi Coertse; Fortune-teller: Judith Hellwig; Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Georg Solti, 1957

Così excerpts: Lisa della Casa as Fiordiligi, Anton Dermota as Ferrando; Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Karl Böhm

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 11/30/2013

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Connie Chen

Cast for Maid of Pskov: Ivan the Terrible - Vladimir Ognovienko, Princess Olga - Galina Gorchakova, Mikhail A. Tucha - Vladimir Glusin, Vlasyevna - Ludmilla Filatova, Perfilyevna - Evgenia Perlasova, Styosha - Olga Korzhenskaya, Prince Tokmakov - Gennady Bezzubenkov, Matuta - Nikolai Gassiev, Prince Vyazemski - Evegeny Fedotov, Yushko Velebin - Georgy Zastavni, Bomelius - Yuri Laptev.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 11/23/2013

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Stepan Atamian
  1. Blagoslovi, dushe moya, Gospoda-Iris Oja (alto); Paul Hillier; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir.
  2. Aleko-Maria Guleghina (soprano); Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano); Ilya Levinsky (tenor); Sergei Leiferkus (baritone); Anatoli Kotcherga (bass); Neeme Järvi (conductor); Gothenburg Opera Chorus; Göteborgs Symfoniker.
  3. Three Russian Songs-Eugene Ormandy (conductor); Philadelphia Orchestra; Temple

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 11/09/2013

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Stepan Atamian

A special feature on what makes a Strauss soprano focused on the work of Leonie Rysanek. 

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 11/02/2013

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Stepan Atamian
  1. Dormons, Dormons Tous-William Christie; Les Arts Florissants.
  2. Medee-Monique Zanetti (soprano); Lorraine Hunt (mezzo); Mark Padmore (tenor); Bernard Deletre (bass); Jean-Marc Salzmann (bass); William Christie (conductor); Les Arts Florissants.
  3. Le Grillon-Regina Resnik (mezzo-soprano); Richard Woitach (piano).
  4. Live In Italy-Cecilia

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 10/19/2013

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Victoria Fassrainer

After listening to Vitezslava Kapralova's songs for voice and piano on Thursday's programming of Afternoon Classical, we explore the music of one of her greatest influences- Bohuslav Martinu. Soloists for Ariane:Ariadna- Celina Lindsley; Théseus- Norman Phillips; Burún- Vladimír Doležal; Mínótauros- Richard NovaákSoloists for Mirandolina: