Saturday Night at the Opera Playlists

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 11/07/2015

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Stepan Atamian

An evening dedicated to the great dramatic soprano Maria Guleghina. Earlier in the day (just a few hours after she sang Tosca at the Met), she came to the studio to do an exclusive interview. A special thanks to Ms. Guleghina, Natalia Neumann, and Impresario for making this interview possible.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 10/31/2015

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Stepan Atamian

Happy Halloween!

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 10/24/2015

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Stepan Atamian
  1. Precos k nam neprisel-Jarmila Novotna (soprano).
  2. Libuše-Gabriela Benackova-Capova (soprano); Vaclav Zitek (baritone); Leo Marian Vodicka (tenor); Rene Tucek (baritone); Karel Prusa (bass); Zdenek Kosler (conductor); Prague National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 10/18/2015

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Benjamin Hanser

Mussorgsky, "The winds are howling"; "Songs and Dances of Death":
Boris Christoff, bass
French National Radio Orchestra
Dir. Georges Tzipine

Rachmaninoff, "The Covetous Knight":
Albert: Lev Kuznetsov, tenor
Money Lender: Aleksei Usmanov, tenor
Servant: Ivan Budrin, bass
Baron: Boris Dobrin, baritone
Duke: Sergei Yakovenko, baritone
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Dir. Gennady Rozhdestvensky

Rachmaninoff, "Francesca da Rimini":
Shade of Vergil: Mikhail Maslov, baritone
Dante: Alexander Laptev, tenor
Francesca: Makvala Kasrashvili, soprano
Paolo: Vladimir Atlantov, tenor

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 10/03/2015

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Marina Chan

For tonight’s program, I decided to go with an Asian theme (within Western opera), from India to China. First we started off with Philip Glass’ Satyagraha, based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi; then we listened to Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol (The Nightingale), a fairytale set in Ancient China; finally we concluded with selections of arias sung by the renowned Chinese soprano Ying Huang!

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 09/26/2015

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Stepan Atamian
  1. Ariane et Barbe-Bleue-Lori Phillips (soprano); Patricia Bardon (mezzo-soprano); Peter Rose (bass); Leon Botstein (conductor); BBC Symphony Orchestra; BBC Singers.
  2. Bluebeard's Castle-Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano); John Tomlinson (bass); Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor): Philharmonia Orchestra.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 09/19/2015

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Stepan Atamian

The last installment of our exploration of the Monteverdi trilogy through unorthodox recordings.

  1. Gia che sorta e felice-Gloria Banditelli (mezzo-soprano); Leroy Villanueva (baritone); Alan Curtis (conductor); Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca.
  2. Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria-Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano); Kathleen Kuhlmann (contralto); James King (tenor); Vinson Cole (tenor); Robert Tear (tenor); Thomas Allen (baritone); Jeffrey Tate (conductor); Tölzer Knabenchor; RSO Wien.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 09/12/2015

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Stepan Atamian

Part Two of our exploration of the Monteverdi Trilogy through unorthodox recordings.

  1. L'Incoronazione di Poppea-Sena Jurinac (soprano); Gundula Janowitz (soprano); Margarita Lilowa (mezzo-soprano); Gerhard Stolze (tenor); Otto Wiener (baritone); Herbert von Karajan (conductor); Vienna State Opera Orchestra & Chorus.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 09/05/2015

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Stepan Atamian

Part 1 of our exploration of the Monteverdi Trilogy by playing editions of Monteverdi's opera that shun historical authenticity. This week, Carl Orff's 1940 edition of L'Orfeo was the focus of discussion.
1) L'Orfeo (Orff)-Lucia Popp (soprano); Rose Wagemann (mezzo-soprano); Hermann Prey (baritone); Karl Ridderbusch (bass); Kurt Eichhorn (conductor); Bavarian Radio Choir; Munich Radio Orchestra.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 08/01/2015

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Stepan Atamian

An exclusive feature on beloved Metropolitan Opera star Lucine Amara. Now 90, Ms. Amara reflects on her career, discusses her current position as Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, and gives advice to the next generation of singers.