A Renata Tebaldi Tribute. Featuring guest host Stepan Atamian.
Il Trittico-Tebaldi, Del Monaco, Simionato, Merrill, Corena. Lamberto Gardelli conducting the Orchestra e Coro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
2) Don Carlo-Bergonzi, Tebaldi, Christoff. Sir Georg Solti conducting the Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera Chorus. Act 5.
3) La Boheme-Bergonzi, Tebaldi, Bastianini. Tullio Serafin conducting the Orchestra e Coro dell'Academia di Santa Cecilia, Roma. From "Si, mi chiamano Mimi" to the end of Act I
Leos Janacek, Fate: Míla (soprano) - Magdaléna Hajóssyová; Zivny (tenor) - Vilém Pribyl; Mîla's Mother (mezzo-soprano) - Jarmila Palivcova; Doubek/as a little boy (soprano) - Milena Jílková; Doubek/as a student (tenor) - Josef Skrobánek
Manuel de Falla, Atlántida: Spanish National Orchestra
Description of Jacint Verdaguer's poem that inspired Atlántida from symphonyinc.org : The submersion of Atlantis created the Atlantic ocean, thus separating Spain and Latin America, later the Spanish discovery of America reunited what had always belonged together.
The main focus of tonight's show was Shostakovich's famously controversial Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, with Maria Ewing as Katerina Izmailova, Aage Haugland as Boris Izmailov, Philip Langridge as Zinovi Izmailov, Sergei Larin as Sergei, Kristine Ciesinsi as Aksinya, Heinz Zednik as the Shabby Peasant, Jean-Pierre Mazaloubaud as the Steward, Guillaume Petitot as the Porter, Jean-Claude Costa as the 1st Foreman, Jean Savignol as the 2nd Foreman, Jose Ochagavia as the 3rd Foreman, Grigory Gritziuk as the Millhand, Alan Woodrow as the Coachman, Romuald Tesarowicz as the Priest, Anatoly K