Opera Night

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    Opera Night Saturday 10 August 2013

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    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 25th October - Cristina, regina di Svezia by Jacopo Foroni
    Recorded live at Wexford Festival Opera 2013. This award winning production tells of the life and reign of Queen Christina of Sweden which provides the inspiration for Jacopo Foroni’s opera Cristina, regina di Svezia.  Queen Christina was an intelligent and extremely well-educated monarch who played an important role in ending the Thirty Years’ War, one of the longest and most destructive wars in European history. The events leading up to Christina’s sudden abdication in 1654, including political unrest, conspiracy and her loneliness as monarch, are at the core of Foroni’s opera and are stirringly presented in dramatic orchestral music and lyrical bel canto vocal writing.  Although a native of Verona, Foroni relocated to Stockholm where he spent the last 10 and most successful, years of his life, before his death from cholera at the age of 33. (David Stout and Helena Dix in Cristina regina di Svezia © Clive Barda)

    Friday 31st October - Salomé by Antoine Mariotte, 8-10pm

    Bernard Clarke introduces the first of two live opera broadcasts. Composed by the French sailor-turned-composer Antoine Mariotte (1875-1944), Salomé is based on Oscar Wilde's 1891 play of the same name. Mariotte followed closely Wilde's French text, portraying the emotional extremes, passions and secret terrors of Hérode.

    David Angus conducts the Wexford Festival Orchestra and cast including Na'ama Goldman (Salomé), Nora Sourouzian (Hérodias) and Scott Wilde (Hérode).

    (Na'ama Goldman and Nora Sourouzian in Salomé by Antoine Mariotte - Photo by Clive Barda)

    Saturday November 1st - Don Bucefalo by Antonio Cagnoni

    Opera Night with Bernard Clarke live from the Wexford Opera House presents Don Bucefalo by Antonio Cagnoni, 8-10pm
    Bernard Clarke presents this concert live from the Wexford Festival Opera 2014.

    Written in 1847 as a graduation work by Antonio Cagnoni (1828-1896), a student at the Milan Conservatory, Don Bucefalo was an immediate success. It was performed in several opera houses in Italy and abroad, winning critical and popular acclaim wherever it was staged. Sergio Alapont conducts this evening's performance starring Filippo Fontana as Don Bucefalo, Marie-Ève Munger as Rosa and Matthew Newlin as Il Conte di Belprato. Tonight's opera will be broadcast to the EBU to over five million people.

    (In rehearsal of Don Bucefalo by Cagnoni - Photo by Sean O'Riordan)

     

    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:00
      Title: Entrance Of The Gods Into Valhalla
      Performer(s): Wagner & Johann Strauss
      Performer(s): Wagner & Johann Strauss
      Duration: 6:49
    • 19:11
      Title: Morgenlich...
      Performer(s): Wagner & Johann Strauss
      Performer(s): Wagner & Johann Strauss
      Duration: 4:40
    • 19:17
      Title: Dich, Teure Halle...
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Duration: 3:20
    • 19:21
      Title: Das Der Mein Vater...
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Duration: 9:52
    • 19:53
      Title: Parsifal-Conclusion
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Duration: 19:58
    • 20:14
      Title: Das Rheingold-Conclusion
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Duration: 11:57
    • 21:39
      Title: Die Meistersinger -Excerpts
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Performer(s): Wagner, Richard
      Duration: 12:22

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