Saturday Night at the Opera Playlists

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. 

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 07/25/2015

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Stepan Atamian

The program was primarily focused on operatic adaptations of Georg Büchner's literary works. Following that, we played Carlo Bergonzi recordings to commemorate his death exactly one year before. Next week, we will be dedicating an entire program to the great soprano Lucine Amara, whom we have interviewed for the program. Don't miss it!

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 07/18/2015

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Stepan Atamian

A tribute broadcast to the founder of Il Complesso Barocco, the late Alan Curtis.

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

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Stepan Atamian

This week's Saturday Night At The Opera ended at midnight, so that we could begin our 24-hou memorial broadcast to tenor Jon Vickers.

  1. Ein Schwert-Jon Vickers (tenor); Berislav Klobucar (conductor); Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
  2. Krol Roger-Olga Pasichnyk (soprano); Piotr Beczala (tenor); Wojtek Drabowicz (baritone); Jacek Kaspszyk (conductor); Polish National Opera Orchestra & Chorus.

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 07/05/2015

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Benjamin Hanser

Monica: Evelyn Keller
Mme. Flora: Marie Powers
Mrs. Gobineau: Beverly Dame
Mr. Gobineau: Frank Rogier
Mrs. Nolan: Catherine Mastice
Dir. Emanuel Balaban

Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 06/27/2015

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Stepan Atamian
  1. Treemonisha-Carmen Balthrop (soprano); Betty Allen (mezzo-soprano); Curtis Rayam (tenor); Willard White (bass); Gunther Schuller; Original Cast Orchestra & Chorus.
  2. Street Scene-Helen Arden (soprano); Hope Emergson (mezzo-soprano); Ellen Repp (contralto); Irving Kaufman (tenor); Wilson Smith (bass); Maurice Abravanel (conductor); Original Cast Recording Orchestra.
  3. Great Scenes From Gershwin's Porgy & Bess-Leontyne Price (soprano); John W.