Saturday Night at the Opera Playlists

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 01/08/2012

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Zoë Harris

The operas heard tonight were all written and composed in the 17th Century and based on Classical themes and stories from Roman Antiquity. Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas" is modeled on the episode from Virgil's epic "the Aeneid", and Blow's "Venus and Adonis" is based on Ovid's "Metamorphoses," Book X. Monteverdi's "Coronation of Poppea" is based on the historical writings by Tacitus and others, which tells the story of Poppaea, mistress to Emperor Nero (Nerone), and her ascendance to the title of Empress of Rome.

The first half was programmed by Katie Salmon, second half by Zoe Harris

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 12/10/2011

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Alessandro Garinois

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 11/12/2011

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Victoria Lewis

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 10/16/2011

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Cat Slowik

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 10/01/2011

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Marin Fanjoy-Labrenz

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 09/17/2011

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Eric "The Wind" I...

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 08/06/2011

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Hannah Rubashkin

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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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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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.