Saturday Night at the Opera Playlists

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

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DJs: 
Stepan Atamian
  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); Bülen

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 05/17/2014

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DJs: 
Stepan Atamian

1. Hippolyte et Aricie-Anne-Maria Panzarella (soprano); Lorraine Hunt (mezzo-soprano); Eirian James (mezzo-soprano); Mark Padmore (tenor); Laurent Naouri (bass); William Christie (conductor); Les Arts Florissants.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 05/03/2014

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DJs: 
Benjamin Hanser

Mozart:
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
Vienna Haydn Orchestra
Reinhard Peters, conductor

Busoni:
Dichter: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (spoken role)
Doktor Faust: Dietrich Henschel (baritone)
Wagner: Markus Hollop (bass)
Mephistopheles: Kim Begley (tenor)
Der Herzog von Parma: Torsten Kerl (tenor)
Die Herzogin von Parma: Eva Jenis (soprano)
Der Zeremonienmeister: Markus Hollop (bass)
Des Mädchens Bruder (Soldat): Detlef Roth (baritone)
Naturgelehrter: William Dazeley (baritone)
Ein Leutnant: Eberhard Francesco Lorenz (tenor)
Theologe: Frédéric Caton (bass)

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 04/19/2014

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DJs: 
Stepan Atamian

Our annual Easter weekend tradition, an archival performance of Richard Wagner's Parsifal! The libretto is available online at: http://www.rwagner.net/libretti/parsifal/e-t-pars.html

  • Parsifal-Leonie Rysanek (soprano); Siegfried Jerusalem (tenor); Bernd Weikl (baritone); Walter Berry (bass-baritone); Karl Ridderbusch (bass); Horst Stein (conductor); Wiener Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 04/13/2014

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DJs: 
Rachel Tao

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 04/05/2014

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DJs: 
Benjamin Hanser

Albert Herring, op. 39

Lady Billows: Sylvia Fisher
Florence Pike: Johanna Peters
Mr. Gedge (Vicar): John Noble
Police Superintendent Budd: Owen Brannigan
Mr. Upfold (Mayor): Edgar Evans
Miss Wordsworth: April Cantelo
Sid: Joseph Ward
Nancy: Catherine Wilson
Mrs. Herring: Sheila Rex
Albert Herring: Peter Pears
Emmie: Sheila Amit
Cis: Anne Pashley
Harry: Stephen Terry

The English Chamber Orchestra,
Benjamin Britten, conductor

1964 Aldeburgh recording

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 03/29/2014

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DJs: 
Nawaz Sultani
  1. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano); Christa Ludwig (mezzo-soprano); Nicolai Gedda (tenor); Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone); Eberhard Wächter (baritone); Hans Hotter (bass); Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor); Philharmonia Orchestra.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 03/22/2014

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DJs: 
Stepan Atamian
  1. O Malheureuse Iphigénie-Maria Callas (soprano); Georges Pretre (conductor); Orchestre de la Société des Concerts de Conservatoire.
  2. Lodoïska-Mariella Devia (soprano); Thomas Moser (tenor); Bernard Lombardo (tenor); Alessandro Corbelli (baritone); William Shimell (baritone); Riccardo Muti (conductor); La Scala Opera Orchestra and Chorus.
  3. Deh, per questo istante sole-Vesselina Kasarova (mezzo-soprano); Colin Davis (conductor); Staatskapelle Dresden.
  4. Act II-Nina Stemme (soprano); Jonas Kaufmann (tenor); Christoph Strehl (tenor); Peter Mattei (baritone); Falk Struckm

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 03/15/2014

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DJs: 
Benjamin Hanser

A Life for the Tsar (excerpt):
Ivan Susanin: Nicolai Ghiaurov
London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Edward Downes

Ruslan and Lyudmila:
Svetozar: Valery Yaroslavtsev
Lyudmila: Bela Rudenko
Ruslan: Yevgeny Nesterenko
Ratmir: Tamara Sinyavskaya
Farlaf: Boris Morozov
Gorislava: Nina Fomina
Finn: Alexey Maslennikov
Naina: Galina Borisova
Bayan: Alexander Arkhipov
Chorus and Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow.
Chorusmaster: Alexander Rïbnov
Conductor: Yuri Simonov

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 03/08/2014

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DJs: 
Jess Li

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