Saturday Night at the Opera Playlists

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 01/05/2013

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Stepan Atamian

1. Rinaldo-Marilyn Horne (mezzo); Samuel Ramey (bass); Benita Valente (soprano); Noelle Rogers (soprano); John Alexander (tenor). Mario Bernardi conducts the National Arts Center Orchestra and Chorus. Live performance: July 9, 1982.
2. Sorge Infausta Una Procella/O Ruddier Than The Cherry-Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone); Charles Mackerras conducting Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
3. Lascia Ch'io Pianga-Marilyn Horne (mezzo).
4. Wozzeck- 1966 Live recording.
5. Some Enchanted Evening-Marilyn Horne (mezzo); Sam Ramey (bass).

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 12/01/2012

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Stepan Atamian

1. Eugene Onegin-Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano); Larissa Avdeyeva (mezzo); Sergei Lemeshev (tenor) Eugene Belov (baritone). Boris Khiakin conducts the Chorus and Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre.
2. Iolanta-Tamara Sorokina (soprano); Yevgeny Nesterenko (bass); Vladimir Atlantov (tenor); Yuri Mazurok (baritone). Mark Elmer conducts the Boshoi Theater Orchestra & Chorus.

All of Pavel Lisitsian's Verdi and Gounod arias are sung in Russian.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 11/17/2012

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Alessandro Garinois

An operatic night in all languages! A Fledermaus spiced with some 20th Century musical numbers! A Monsieur Beaucaire well articulated by French singers! Oh what a night of follie...

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 11/10/2012

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Stepan Atamian

Tribute to Austrian soprano Leonie Rysanek, whose birthday is this coming Wednesday.

1. In Diesem Schlosse-Rysanek (soprano); Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor); Chor und Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk.
2. Die Frau Ohne Schatten- Leonie Rysanek (soprano); Hans Hopf (tenor); Elisabeth Hongen (mezzo); Paul Schoeffler (bass-baritone); Christel Goltz (soprano); Karl Bohm (conductor); Chor der Wiener Staatsoper und Wiener Philharmoniker.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 11/03/2012

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Honor Bailey

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 10/27/2012

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Stepan Atamian

Wagnerian Night starting with Tannhauser. To contrast the demands of the Wagnerian soprano, Ortrud's Curse from Lohengrin was played alongside Isolde's Liebestod. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the world premiere of Richard Strauss's Capriccio, the program included the opera's finale.

1. Wie Todesahnung-Peter Mattei (baritone). Lawrences Renes (conductor). Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
2. Tannhauser-Helga Dernesch (soprano). Christa Ludwig (mezzo). Rene Kollo (tenor). Victor Braun (baritone). Hans Sotin (bass). Sir Georg Solti (conductor). Vienna Philharmonic.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 10/21/2012

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Honor Bailey

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 09/15/2012

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Alessandro Garinois

One could not get more classically classical!

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 09/08/2012

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Elias.7 Dagher

An exploration of 19th Century Russian artistic identity. Looking at the creations of Borodin and Pushkin, we examined questions of foreignness, Russianness, exoticism, and nationalistic hostility, all the while comparing the composer's opera, Prince Igor, to the author's extended poem, "The Captive of the Caucasus." Personnel for the opera: Ivan Petrov as Igor Svyatoslavich, Tatyana Tugarinova as Yaroslavna, Vladimir Atlantov as Vladimir Igoryevich, Artur Eisen as Vladimir Galitsky, Alexander Vedernikov as Konchak, and Yelena Obraztsova as Konchakovna.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 08/25/2012

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Honor Bailey

A lively night of zarzuelas.