Saturday Night at the Opera Playlists

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

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

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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

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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

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 08/30/2014

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Stepan Atamian
  1. Drei Lieder nach dem nachlass-Anna Prohaska (soprano); Cordelia Höfer (piano).
  2. Die Soldaten-Edith Gabry (soprano); Liane Synek (mezzo-soprano); Anton de Ridder (tenor); Claudio Nicolai (baritone); Zoltan Keleman (bass); Michael Gielen (conductor); Gürzenich-Orchester Köln.
  3. Requiem für einen jungen Dichter-Claudia Barainsky (soprano); David P

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 08/23/2014

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Stepan Atamian
  1.  Zauberflöte excerpts-Cristina Deutekom (soprano); Georg Solti (conductor); Vienna Philharmonic.
  2. Lombardi excerpts-Cristina Deutekom (soprano); Lamberto Gardelli (conductor); Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
  3. Attila excerpts-Cristina Deutekom (soprano); Carlo Bergonzi (tenor); Ruggero Raimondi (bass); Lamberto Gardelli; Ambrosian Singers; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 
  4. Ogna Cura-Anneliese Rothenberger (soprano); Carlo Bergonzi (tenor); Robert Merrill (baritone); Metropolitan Opera Orchestra &

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 08/09/2014

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Fernanda Douglas

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

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Cooper Lynn

Debut Operas of the 20th Century

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 07/26/2014

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Chason Goldfinger

The tragic Greek tale of King Oedipus, as retold by two composers on Saturday Night at the Opera. First, Igor Stravinsky's opera-oratorio Oedipus Rex, then George Enescu's masterpiece 4-act Oedipe.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 07/12/2014

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Nawaz Sultani