Saturday Night at the Opera Playlists

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.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 03/19/2016

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Zhanna Kitbalyan

Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 03/12/2016

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Stepan Atamian

Today's program featured an exclusive interview with phenomenal bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni, as well as a ticket giveaway to the Columbia University New Opera Workshop's upcoming performances of John Eccles's The Judgment of Paris.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 02/27/2016

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Stepan Atamian

The first three hours of the program were centered on various depictions of the Rape of Lucretia. Following that, we heard arias sung by Mirella Freni, whose birthday is February 27th.

  1. The Rape of Lucretia-Claire Booth (soprano); Susan Gritton (soprano); Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo-soprano); Hilary Summers (contralto); Ian Bostridge (tenor); Peter Coleman-Wright (baritone); Benjamin Russell (baritone); Christopher Purves (bass-baritone); Oliver Knussen (conductor); Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 02/20/2016

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Stepan Atamian

The program began with highlights of the Metropolitan Opera's newly announced 2016-2017 season, courtesy of Stepan Atamian and WKCR intern Julian Vleeschhouwer.

  1. Asile Hériditaire-Bryan Hymel (tenor); Emmanuel Villaume (conductor); Prague Philharmonic.
  2. Mamicko-Karita Mattila (soprano); Bernard Haitink (conductor); Royal Opera House Orchestra.
  3. Madamina-Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass); Herbert von Karajan; Berliner Philharmoniker.
  4. Rien ne vous oblige-Ekaterina Lekhina (soprano); Marie-Ange Todorovitch (mezzo-soprano); Kent Nagano (conductor); Rundfunkchor Ber

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 02/14/2016

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Benjamin Hanser

Hamlet (excerpt):
Ophelia - Beverly Sills
Ambrosian Opera Chorus, dir. John McCarthy
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, dir. Charles Mackerras

Thaïs:
Thaïs - Beverly Sills
Athanaël - Sherrill Milnes
Nicias - Nicolai Gedda
Palémon - Richard van Allan
Servant of Nicias - Brian Ehtridge
Crobyle - Ann-Marie Connors
Myrtale - Ann Murray
Albine - Patricia Kern
La Charmeuse - Norma Burrowes
John Alldis Choir, dir. John Alldis
New Philharmonia Orchestra, dir. Lorin Maazel

La Navarraise:
Anita - Lucia Popp
Araquil - Alain Vanzo
Remigio - Gérard Souzay
Ramon - Michel Sénéchal

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 02/06/2016

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Stepan Atamian
  1. Alceste-Kirsten Flagstad (soprano); Arne Engeboll (tenor); Eskil Rask Nielsen (baritone); Johann Hye-Knudsen (conductor); Orchestra and Chorus of the Danish Radio.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 01/31/2016

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Stepan Atamian
  1. La Voix Humaine-Denise Duval (soprano); Georges Pretre (conductor); Theatre National de l'Opéra Comique.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 01/23/2016

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Marina Chan

For tonight’s program, I decided to journey from the Renaissance to the Baroque to the Early Classical periods!

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 01/16/2016

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Stepan Atamian
  1. Mitridate-Natalie Dessay (soprano); Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano); Brian Asawa (countertenor); Giuseppe Sabbatini (tenor); Christophe Russet (conductor); Les Talens Lyriques.