Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 02/16/2013

Stepan Atamian
Artist Title Album Label Link
Verdi, Giuseppe Merce Dilette Amiche Verdi Arias Delos
Verdi, Giuseppe Les Vepres Siciliennes Opera Rara
Wagner, Richard Blick' ich umher Great Baritone Arias BIS
Wagner, Richard Traume Jonas Kaufmann Wagner Decca
Wagner, Richard Du siehst, das ist nicht so Rene Pape Arias Deutsche Grammophon

1. Merce Dilette Amiche-Sondra Radvanovsky (soprano); Constantine Orbelian (Conductor); Philharmonia of Russia.
2. Les Vepres Siciliennes-Jacqueline Baumaire (soprano); Jean Bonhomme (tenor); Neilson Taylor (baritone); Ayhan Baran (bass); BBC Orchestra & Chorus; Mario Rossi (conductor); Ashley Lawrence (Ballet music conductor).
3. Blick' ich umher-Peter Mattei (baritone); Lawrence Renes (conductor); Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
4. Traume-Jonas Kaufmann (tenor); Markus Bruck (bass-baritone); Donald Runnicles (conductor); Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin.
5. Du siehst, das ist nicht so-Rene Pape (bass); Daniel Barenboim (conductor); Staatskapelle Berlin.

The final three selections were chosen to illustrate the extraordinary talent featured in The Metropolitan Opera's new production of Parsifal, which premiered the day before.