Saturday Night at the Opera Playlists

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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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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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

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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DJs: 
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.