Saturday Night at the Opera Playlists

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

Department: 
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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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

Department: 
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

Debussy's one and only.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 03/01/2014

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Chason Goldfinger

On this program, we explored China in its past and present, through the journey of a girl in search of her past, and an explorer in search of new worlds. The program began with composer Rene Orth's new opera The Red Thread (2013). A mother, under the shadow of China's One Child policy, gives her newborn baby girl away, by the desire (and necessity) for a boy child, as another mother elsewhere mourns her fourth miscarriage and hopes for an adoption.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 02/22/2014

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DJs: 
Benjamin Hanser

Sechs Gesänge nach Gedichten von Maurice Maeterlinck, op. 13:
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Cord Garben, piano

Der König Kandaules
König Kandaules: Robert Brubaker
Gyges: Wolfgang Schöne
Phedros: Mel Ulrich
Syphax: John Nuzzo
Nicomedes: Jochen Schmeckenbecher
Pharnaces: Randall Jakobsch
Philebos: Georg Zeppenfeld
Simias: Jürgen Sacher
Sebas: John Dickie
Archelaos: Almas Svilpa
Der Koch: Peter Loehle
Nyssia: Nina Stemme
Deutches Symphonie Orchester Berlin,
Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg,
Kent Nagano, conductor

Eine florentinische Tragödie
Bianca: Doris Soffel

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 02/15/2014

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DJs: 
Stepan Atamian
  1. Act III Confrontation-Tatiana Troyanos (mezzo-soprano); Alfredo Kraus (tenor); Michel Plasson (conductor); London Philharmonia Orchestra.
  2. Interview with Alain Altinoglu.
  3. Thérèse-Nora Gubisch (mezzo-soprano); Charles Castronovo (tenor); Étienne Dupuis (baritone); François Lis (bass); Alain Altinoglu (conductor); Choeur et Orchestre Opéra National Montpellier Lang

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 02/08/2014

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DJs: 
Stepan Atamian

1. E la Solita Storia-Alfredo Kraus (tenor); Mario Cordone (conductor); Symphony Orchestra of Madrid.2. L'Arlesiana-Maria Spacagna (soprano); Elena Zilio (mezzo-soprano); Péter Kelen (tenor); Barry Anderson (baritone); Charles Rosenkrans (conductor); Hungarian State Orchestra & Chorus.3. L'Amore Dei Tre Re-Clara Petrella (soprano); Amedeo Berdini (tenor); Renato Capecchi (baritone); Amedeo Berdini (baritone); Sesto Bruscantini (bass); Arturo Basile (conductor); RAI Milan Orchestra & Chorus.

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

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DJs: 
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