Saturday Night at the Opera Playlists

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 03/30/2013

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Stepan Atamian

A new tradition! A historic broadcast of Richard Wagner's Parsifal over Good Friday weekend.

A live 1960 performance from La Scala featuring: Rita Gorr (mezzo-soprano); Sandor Konya (tenor); Gustav Neidlinger (bass-baritone); Georg Stern (bass-baritone); Boris Christoff (bass); Andre Cluytens (conductor); La Scala Orchestra & Chorus.
Ich Sah Das Kind-Martha Modl (soprano); Ferdinand Leitner (conductor); Paris Opera Orchestra.
Grausamer!-Waltraud Meier (mezzo-soprano); Lorin Maazel (conductor); Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 03/24/2013

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Nawaz Sultani

Khovanschina played by Sofia National Opera
Conductor: Emil Tchakarov
Prince Ivan Khovansky: Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass)
Prince Andrey Khovansky: Zdravko Gadjev (tenor)
Prince Vasily Golitsin: Kaludi Kaudov (tenor)
Shaklovity: Stoyan Popov (baritone)
Dosifey: Nicola Ghuiselev (bass)
Marfa: Alexandrina Miltcheva (mezzo-soprana)
Public Scribe: Angel Petkov (tenor)
Emma: Maria Dimchevska (soprano)

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 03/02/2013

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Carter Purcell

Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde; Siegfried Jerusalem as Tristan; Matti Salminen as King Marke; Waltraud Meier as Isolde; Falk Struckmann as Kurwenal; Johan Botha as Melot; Marjana Lipovsek as Brangane; Peter Maus as the shepherd; Roman Trekel as the steersman; Uwe Heilmann as the young sailor; with the Chor der Berliner Staatsoper; Ernst Stoy, chorus master.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 02/24/2013

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Connie Chen

Mikhail Glinka's "Ruslan and Lyudmila," 1842 - the work that marked the birth of Russian national opera.
Libretto by the composer and Valeryan Shirkov after the poem by Alexander Pushkin.
Recording: Moscow, Bolshoi Theatre, 1978/79.

Performers:
Grand Prince Svetozar - Valery Yaroslavtsev, bass
Lyudmila, Svetozr's daughter - Bela Rudenko, soprano
Ruslan, Kievan knight - Yevgeny Nesterenko, bass
Ratmir, Khazar prince - Tamara Sinyavskaya, mezzo-soprano
Farlaf, Varangian knight - Boris Morozov, bass
Gorislava, Ratmir's slave - Nina Fomina, soprano

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

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Stepan Atamian

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.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 02/09/2013

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Stepan Atamian

Idomeneo-Nicolai Gedda (Idomeneo); Edda Moser (Elettra); Anneliese Rothenberger (Ilia); Adolf Dallapozza (Idamante); Arbace (Peter Schreier); Hans Schmidt-Innerstadt (conductor); Staatskapelle Dresden; Chor des Leipziger Rundfunks.

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

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Victoria Fassrainer

A night of operas inspired by Greek tragedies.

Soloists for Oedipe:
Jose van Dam, bass-baritone
Gabriel Bacquier, baritone
Brigitte Fassbaender, mezzo-soprano
Barbara Hendricks, soprano

Soloists for Médée:
Maria Callas, soprano
Fedora Barbieri, mezzo-soprano
Gino Penno, tenor

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 01/26/2013

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Connie Chen

Soloists for Haydn, The Creation:

Ruth Ziesak, soprano - Eve & Gabriel
Herbert Lippert, tenor - Uriel
Rene Pape, bass - Raphael
Anton Scharinger, bass - Adam

Soloists for Bartok, Bluebeard's Castle:

Bluebeard - Siegmund Nimsgern
Judith - Tatiana Troyanos

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 01/19/2013

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Honor Bailey

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 01/12/2013

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Stepan Atamian

Using Werther as a launchpad, tonight's SNO focused on the demands and interpretations of Massenet's heroes and heroines. The program revolved around the notion of finding the right balance between lyricism and power in various interpretations of these quintessential roles of the French rep.

1. Jonas Kaufmann (tenor); Marco Armiliato (conductor); Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.
2. Werther-Rolando Villazon (tenor); Sophie Koch (mezzo); Eri Nakamura (soprano); Auden Iversen (baritone). Antonio Pappano (conductor); Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.