Saturday Night at the Opera Playlists

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 07/30/2011

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Katie Salmon

1. Romeo Et Juliette. Soloists: Olga Borodina; Thomas Moser; Alastair Miles. Sir Colin Davis conducts the Vienna Philharmonic, and the chorus is the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 07/23/2011

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Eric "The Wind" I...

For the first half of 7/23's SNO we heard Finnish composer Aulis Sallinen's 1978 opera "The Red Line," based on Ilmari Kianto's 1911 novel of the same name.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 07/16/2011

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Eric "The Wind" I...

Two operas about foreign travel, in celebration of summer vacation.

First we heard "Nixon in China," in honor of yesterday (7/16), the 40th anniversary of Nixon's announcement of the upcoming trip to China.

Also, "L'Italiana in Algeri" premiered on May 22, 1813 in Venice, on the very day that Johanna Rosine was birthing Richard Wagner in Leipzig.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 07/09/2011

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Hannah Rubashkin

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 07/02/2011

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Hannah Rubashkin

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 06/25/2011

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Eric "The Wind" I...

Third and final installment of the Philip Glass Summer Opera Series on KCR. Broadcast featured "Akhnaten," based on the reign of Amenhotep IV, also known as Akhnaten, who changed the Ancient Egyptian religion from polytheism to monotheism.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 06/18/2011

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Eric "The Wind" I...

Part 2 of a 3-part series highlighting Philip Glass's "portrait" opera works. This week featured Satyagraha, a portrait of Mohandas Gandhi.

This program was co-hosted by Eric Ingram and Markus Micchelli

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 06/11/2011

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Eric "The Wind" I...

First of a 3-part series on the 3 portrait operas of Philip Glass. We heard the 1993 recording of "Einstein on the Beach," plus contextual information on Glass, Robert Wilson, Christopher Knowles, Albert Einstein, and Mr. Bojangles (also Jerry Jeff Walker, by extension), and excerpts of the libretto/Christopher Knowles' poetry and of Thomas Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow." Nina Simone closed the show with a sultry rendition of "Mr. Bojangles."

Look out for the 2012 Pomegranate-arts revival of "Einstein on the Beach!"

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 06/04/2011

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Adrian Montufar

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 05/28/2011

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Hannah Rubashkin