Saturday Night at the Opera Playlists

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 07/09/2016

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Stepan Atamian

The Jon Vickers selections were meant as a tribute to the great Canadian tenor, who died exactly one year ago on July 10, 2015.

  1. Cruelle Mere-Anne Sofie von Otter; William Christie; Les Arts Florissants.
  2. Atys-William Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Guy de Mey, Guillemette Laurens, Agnès Mellon, Jean-François Gardeil, Jean-Paul Fouchéc.
  3. Nuits d'ivresse-Jon Vickers; Josephine Veasey; Colin Davis; Royal Opera House Orchestra & Chorus.
  4. O Terra Addio-Jon Vickers; Leontyne Price; Rita Gorr; Georg Solti; Rome Opera House Orchestra & Chorus.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 06/19/2016

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Julian Vleeschhouwer

1. Rodelinda - Joan Sutherland (soprano); Alicia Nafe (mezzo-soprano); Curtis Rayam (tenor); Isobel Buchanan (soprano); Huguette Tourangeau (mezzo-soprano); Samuel Ramey (bass); Richard Bonynge (conductor); Welsh National Opera Overture. 

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 05/21/2016

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Stepan Atamian

Tonight's program was curated by both Stepan Atamian and Fred Plotkin.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 05/14/2016

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Stepan Atamian

This week's show was hosted by programmer Julian Vleeschhouwer.

  1. Cosi Fan Tutte-Miah Persson (soprano); Mojca Erdmann (soprano); Angela Brower (mezzo-soprano); Rolando Villazon (tenor); Adam Plachetka (baritone); Alessandro Corbelli (bass); Yannick Nezet-Seguin (conductor); Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Vocalensemble Rastatt.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 05/07/2016

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Stepan Atamian

The program began with an exclusive interview with American soprano Ailyn Pérez, who has just concluded a run as Musetta in La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera. She will be returning to the Met next season, this time as Mimi. Special thanks to Silja Tobin & the Met's Press department for providing the Met Opera audio, Ed Hartley and Bob Huott for engineering the interview, as well as Jenny Wolf of Lenny's Studio for arranging the interview.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 04/30/2016

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Stepan Atamian
  1. Moise Et Pharaon-Cecilia Gasdia (soprano); Shirley Verrett (mezzo-soprano); Robert Dumé (tenor); Jean Dupouy (tenor); Jean-Philippe Lafont (baritone); Samuel Ramey (bass-baritone); Georges Pretre (conductor); Paris Opera Orchestra & Chorus.
  2. Sibilar Gli Angui D'Aletto-Samuel Ramey (bass-baritone); Mario Bernardi (conductor); Ottowa National Arts Center Orchestra.
  3. Non Piu Andrai-Samuel Ramey (bass-baritone); Georg Solti (conductor); London Philharmonic Orchestra.
  4. Assur's Mad Scene-Samuel Ramey (bass-baritone); Jesus Lopez-Cobos.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 04/23/2016

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Stepan Atamian

Tonight's program featured an exclusive interview with Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka. Hailed as the leading Strauss soprano of her generation, Ms. Pieczonka is currently starring at The Metropolitan Opera as Chrysothemis in Patrice Chéreau's legendary production of Richard Strauss's Elektra. After the interview, we marked the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with Verdi's final opera Falstaff, which also featured Pieczonka as Alice Ford.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 04/16/2016

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Stepan Atamian

The program began with a feature on Armenian soprano Lianna Haroutounian, who has just concluded a very successful run as Amelia in Verdi's Simon Boccanegra opposite Placido Domingo, Ferruccio Furlanetto, and Joseph Calleja.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 04/09/2016

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Stepan Atamian
  1. O Mio Fernanda-Shirley Verrett (mezzo-soprano); Eve Queler (conductor); Opera Orchestra of New York.
  2. Medea In Corinto-Marisa Galvany (soprano); Joan Patenaude (soprano); Molly Stark (soprano); Allen Cathcart (tenor); Robert White (tenor); Thomas Palmer (baritone); Newell Jenkins (conductor); Clarion Concerts Chorus and Orchestra.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 03/26/2016

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Stepan Atamian

WKCR's annual tradition over Easter weekend, Richard Wagner's Parsifal.

  1. Parsifal-Waltraud Meier (mezzo-soprano); Plácido Domingo (tenor); Falk Struckmann (baritone); Wolfgang Bankl (bass-baritone); Franz-Josef Selig (bass); Christian Thielemann (conductor); Vienna State Opera Orchestra &  Chorus.