Saturday Night at the Opera Playlists

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 02/14/2015

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DJs: 
Benjamin Hanser

Jenůfa (excerpt):
Gabriela Beňačková, soprano
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Dir. Václav Neumann

Káťa Kabanová:
Dikoj: Dalibor Jedlička
Boris: Petr Dvorský
Kabanicha: Naděžda Kniplová
Tichon: Vladimír Krejčík
Kaťa: Elisabeth Söderström
Vǎna: Zdeněk Švhla
Varvara: Libuše Márová
Kuligin: Jaroslav Souček
Glasha: Jitka Pavlová
Feklusha: Gertrude Jahn
Bystander: Adolf Tomachek
Woman: Hedwig Drechsler
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Chorus of the Vienna State Opera
Chourusmaster: Helmuth Froschauer
Dir. Charles Mackerras

Věc Makropulos:
Emilia Marty: Elisabeth Söderström

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 02/07/2015

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Benjamin Hanser

Misc. Arias:
Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Dir. Raymond Leppard

Ercole amante:
Giunone: Yvonne Minton, mezzo-soprano
Ercole: Ulrik Cold, bass
Jole: Felicity Palmer, soprano
Hyllo: Keith Lewis, tenor
Dejanira: Patricia Miller, mezzo-soprano
Licco: Riccardo Cassinelli, tenor
Venere: Colette Alliot-Lugaz, soprano
Laomedonte: Michael Goldthorpe, tenor
Il Paggio: Agnès de Crouzat, soprano
Tevere, Nettuno: John Tomlinson, bass
Elena: Eiddwen Harrhy, soprano
Ombra d'Eutyro: Malcolm King, bass
Cinthia: Marilyn Hill Smith, soprano

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 01/24/2015

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DJs: 
Stepan Atamian

A special thanks to Maestro Artist Management for making our giveaway to Ildar Abdrazakov's 1/31 Carnegie Hall recital possible.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 01/17/2015

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DJs: 
Stepan Atamian

Memorial broadcast for Russian mezzo-soprano Elena Obraztsova, who passed away earlier this week.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 12/20/2014

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Fernanda Douglas

The Metropolitan Opera's "Don Carlo," Kurt Adler conducting, featuring Franco Corelli and Leonie Rysanek, in honor of American mezzo-soprano, Irene Dalis who passed away last Sunday. Jumping back 200 years to Henry Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas" and to continue in the vein of lovers, Claude Debussy's setting of Tristan Lhermite's poem, "Aupres de cette grotte sombre" from Le promenoir des deux amants.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 12/14/2014

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Andrew Pasquier

Listening to two operas based on works by Gogol 

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 11/22/2014

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DJs: 
Stepan Atamian
  1. Ave Fortissima/O Fortuna-Arnold Schönberg Chor; Wiener Sängerknaben; Wiener Philharmoniker; André Previn.
  2. Oedipus der Tyrann-Astrid Varnay (soprano); Gerhard Stolze (tenor); Fritz Wunderlich (tenor); Hans Bauer (bass-baritone); Ferdinand Leitner (conductor); Chor & Orchester der Württembergischen Staatsoper.
  3. Carmina Burana-Lena Nordin (soprano); Hans Dornbusch (tenor); Peter Mattei (baritone);

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 11/15/2014

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DJs: 
Stepan Atamian
  1. Persian March-Guennadi Rojdestvenski (conductor); Radio Symphony Orchestra of the USSR.
  2. David-Bek-Gohar Gasparian (soprano); Tatevik Sazandarian (mezzo-soprano); Aram Samuelian (tenor); Miron Erkat (baritone); Souren Tchaghtzbanian (bass); Nar Hovhannessian (bass); Mikhail Tavrizian (conductor); Chorus & Orchestra of the Armenian State Theatre of Opera and Ballet.
  3. Battle of Avarayr

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 11/08/2014

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Marina Chan

1.  Il re Pastore:  Aminta - Reri Grist, soprano; Elisa - Lucia Popp, soprano; Tamiri - Arlene Saunders, soprano; Agenore - Nicolo Monti, tenor; Alessandro - Luigi Alva, tenor

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 11/01/2014

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Stepan Atamian

A tribute broadcast to the spectacular mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina. Now performing as Amneris in Aida, Borodina has given near definitive performances of roles as varied as Dalila, Marfa in Khovanshschina, and Marguerite in La Damnation de Faust. She spoke to us today about her extensive career and what keeps her interested in singing, even after twenty-five great years on all the world's greatest stages. Special thanks to translator Nina Manoukian.