Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Opera Night with Paul Herriott

Saturday, 7 - 10pm

Opera Night Saturday 10 August 2013

Opera Night

Tonight, Bernard Clarke dips into some of the great, some of the infamous opera recordings surrounding Wagner.

Details of recordings played

Track Name: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla
Composer: Wagner & Johann Strauss
Orchestra: Cleveland
Conductor: George Szell
Album Title: Szell conducts Wagner
Record Label: SONY
Record Catalogue Number: SS 89035
Duration: 06:34

Track Name: Morgenlich...
Complete Work Name: Wagner Scenes & Arias
Composer: Wagner & Johann Strauss
Soloist: Leo Slezak
Orchestra: Berlin State Orchestra
Additional Performers: 1928 recording
Conductor: Manfred Gurlitt
Album Title: Wagner Scenes & Arias
Record Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Record Catalogue Number: 459 006-2
Duration: 04:26

Track Name: Dich, teure Halle...
Complete Work Name: Legendary Wagner Singers of the 1930s
Composer: Wagner, Richard
Soloist: Hilde Konetzni
Orchestra: Berlin Deutsche Oper
Conductor: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Album Title: Legendary Wagner Singers of the 1930s
Record Label: Teldec
Record Catalogue Number: 8573-83022-2
Duration: 03:05

Track Name: Das der mein Vater...
Complete Work Name: Legendary Wagner Singers of the 1930s
Composer: Wagner, Richard
Soloist: Max Lorenz
Orchestra: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Conductor: Heinz Tietjen
Album Title: Legendary Wagner Singers of the 1930s
Record Label: Teldec
Record Catalogue Number: 8573-83022-2
Duration: 09:38

Track Name: Tristan und Isolde Act 3 Scene 3
Complete Work Name: Tristan und Isolde
Composer: Wagner, Richard
Soloist: Kirsten Flagstad
Orchestra: Philharmonia
Additional Performers: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Blanche Theobom; Edgar Evans; Josef Greindel
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Album Title: Tristan und Isolde
Record Label: EMI

Record Catalogue Number: CDS 7243 556254 2
Duration: 16:54

Track Name: Parsifal-conclusion
Complete Work Name: Parsifal
Composer: Wagner, Richard
Soloist: Hans Hotter
Orchestra: Bayreuth Festival
Choir: Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Additional Performers: George London; Jess Thomas
Conductor: Hans Knappertsbusch
Album Title: Parsifal
Record Label: Philips
Record Catalogue Number: 464 756-2
Duration: 19:43

Track Name: Das Rheingold-conclusion
Complete Work Name: Das Rheingold
Composer: Wagner, Richard
Soloist: George London
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic
Additional Performers: Eberhard Wachter; Set Svanholm; Kirsten Flagstad
Conductor: Georg Solti
Album Title: Das Rheingold
Record Label: DECCA
Record Catalogue Number: 455 556-2
Duration: 11:42

Track Name: Die Walkure-opening storm
Complete Work Name: Die Walkure-
Composer: Wagner, Richard
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Herbert Von Karajan
Album Title: Die Walkure-
Record Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Record Catalogue Number: 457 785-2
Duration: 02:51

Track Name: Die Walkure-Act 1 conclusion
Composer: Wagner, Richard
Soloist: Jon Vickers & Gundula Janowitz
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Herbert Von Karajan
Album Title: Die Walkure
Record Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Record Catalogue Number: 457 786-2
Duration: 16:13

Track Name: Tannhauser-beginning
Complete Work Name: Tannhauser
Composer: Wagner, Richard
Soloist: Wolfgang Windgassen
Orchestra: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Choir: Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Additional Performers: Grace Bumbry
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Album Title: Wagner-Great Operas from the Bayreuth Festival
Record Label: DECCA
Record Catalogue Number: 478 0279
Duration: 35:47

Track Name: Die Meistersinger -excerpts
Complete Work Name: Die Meistersinger -excerpts
Composer: Wagner, Richard
Orchestra: Chicago Symphony
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Album Title: Fritz Reiner The Director
Record Label: BMG
Record Catalogue Number: 74321 84219 2
Duration: 12:08

Track Name: Wesendonck-Lieder (3) Im Treibhaus
Complete Work Name: Wesendonck-Lieder
Composer: Wagner, Richard
Soloist: Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)
Orchestra: Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Conductor: Donald Runnicles
Album Title: Kaufmann - Wagner
Record Label: Decca
Record Catalogue Number: 4785189
Duration: 06:07

 

Saturday September 16th - Maria Callas in Cherubini's Medea

Medea is one of the roles most closely associated with Maria Callas. Tonight, marking the 40th Anniversary of the death of Callas we present the 1957 recording of Cherubini's three act opera featuring Maria Callas as Medea, Renata Scotto as Glauce, Miriam Pirazzini as Neris, Mirto Picchi as Giascone and Tullio Serafin conducting the Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan.  

Saturday September 23rd - Maria Callas in Puccini's Tosca

We delve into the archives again this week for another great recording by the legendary Maria Callas as we mark the 40th anniversary of her death this month. Tonight, we bring you Puccini's Tosca.  Maria Callas is Floria Tosca, Guiseppe de Stefano is Mario Cavaradossi, Tito Gobbi is Scarpia, Franco Calabrese is Cesare Angelotti, Angelo Mercuriali is Spoletta, Melchiorre Luide is Il sagrestano, Dario Caselli is Sciarrone and Alvaro Cordova is Un Pastore. The Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala Milan is conducted by Victor de Sabata 

Saturday September 30th - Maria Callas in Verdi's La Traviata

We have another great recording by the legendary Maria Callas as we mark the 40th Anniversary of her death this month. La Traviata, an opera by Giuseppe Verdi, is a love story shrouded in sacrifice and misunderstanding. Maria Callas sings Violetta, Francesco Albanese is Alfredo Germont, Ugo Savarese is Giorgio Germont, Ede Marietti Gandolfo is Flora Bervoix, Ines Marietti is Annina, Mariano Caruso is Gastone, Alberto Albertini is Il Barone Douphol, Mario Zorgniotti is Il marchese d'Obigny and Il Dottore Grenvil, and Tommaso Soley is Giuseppe and Cora Cetra and the RAI Symphony Orchestra of Turin is conducted by Gabriele Santini. 

Music Played on the Show

19:00

Title: Entrance Of The Gods Into Valhalla

Performer(s): Wagner & Johann Strauss

Duration: 6:49

19:11

Title: Morgenlich...

Performer(s): Wagner & Johann Strauss

Duration: 4:40

19:17

Title: Dich, Teure Halle...

Performer(s): Wagner, Richard

Duration: 3:20

19:21

Title: Das Der Mein Vater...

Performer(s): Wagner, Richard

Duration: 9:52

19:53

Title: Parsifal-Conclusion

Performer(s): Wagner, Richard

Duration: 19:58

20:14

Title: Das Rheingold-Conclusion

Performer(s): Wagner, Richard

Duration: 11:57

21:39

Title: Die Meistersinger -Excerpts

Performer(s): Wagner, Richard

Duration: 12:22

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Presenter: Paul Herriott

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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