Opera Night

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    Opera Night Saturday 4 January 2014

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    Opera Night from the Metropolitan Opera, New York

    Margaret Juntwait presents Mozart's Magic Flute, K.620 staring Nathan Gunn as the winsome Papageno, Alek Shrader as Tamino and Eric Owens as Sarastro.

    Saturday 20th September - Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea

    Tonight’s opera was recorded at the Palais Garnier, Paris in June 2014. Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea. The opera was premiered in Venice in 1642-43, but after a 1651 revival in Naples it remained unperformed for 250 years. This production stars Gaelle Arquez, Jael Azzaretti, Amel and Brahim-Djelloul. Rinaldo Alessandrini conducts Concerto Italiano. 

    Saturday 27th September - “Faint possibility for future” 

    This week’s Opera Night begins with a short note seeking an audition for a radio new talent programme in 1935:

    “The writer is a young soprano who has studied music and singing several years. Competent judges have pronounced my voice beautiful but with all that, it is so very difficult to find an opening, an opportunity for a real test to prove exactly what I can do. Your amateur hour I hope, may answer this need. Eagerly awaiting your reply, I remain, Very sincerely, Anita Duval.”

    Anita Duval got her audition. Under the name of “Nina Foresti”, the Amateur Hour Talent programme recorded a tape of her Un bel di from Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. It was graded “D” and bore the comment “Faint possibility for future.” 

    “Anita Duvall” was Maria Callas. On the occasion of the release of Warner Classics’ new 69-CD deluxe box set of pristine remasters –a set that contains all of the studio recordings that she made for both EMI/Columbia and the Italian label Cetra between 1949 and 1969. Opera Night profiles and celebrates the “voice of the century” Maria Callas… 

    Pictured at he recording of Carmen (c) Sabine Weiss

    Music Played on the Show

    • 20:59
      Title: Art Thou Troubled
      Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric
      Duration: 4:57
    • 21:04
      Title: Or Sai Chi L'Onore
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Duration: 3:09
    • 21:07
      Title: Bella Figlia Del'amore
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Duration: 5:47
    • 21:13
      Title: Duet From Pearl Fishers: Au Fond Du Temple Saint
      Performer(s): Bizet, Georges
      Performer(s): Bizet, Georges
      Duration: 6:27
    • 21:18
      Title: Largo Al Factotum From Barber Of Seville
      Performer(s): Rossini, Gioachino
      Performer(s): Rossini, Gioachino
      Duration: 5:13
    • 21:23
      Title: Libiamo Ne'lieti Calici
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Duration: 3:40
    • 21:27
      Title: Ruasalka - Song To The Moon
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Performer(s): Dvorak, Antonin
      Duration: 5:22
    • 21:32
      Title: Toreador Song From Carmen
      Performer(s): Bizet, Georges
      Performer(s): Bizet, Georges
      Duration: 5:51
    • 21:37
      Title: Casta Diva
      Performer(s): Bellini, Vincenzo
      Performer(s): Bellini, Vincenzo
      Duration: 7:51
    • 21:42
      Title: Les Oiseaux Dans La Charmille
      Performer(s): Offenbach, Jacques
      Performer(s): Offenbach, Jacques
      Duration: 7:26
    • 21:50
      Title: Nabucco - Va Pensiero (Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves)
      Composer: Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe
      Duration: 5:11
    • 21:55
      Title: Nessun Dorma
      Performer(s): Puccini, Giacomo
      Performer(s): Puccini, Giacomo
      Duration: 4:41
    • 21:59
      Title: Le Nozze Di Figaro: Porgi Amor
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Duration: 3:45
    • Title: The Magic Flute
      Composer: Mozart
      Performer(s): Jane Glover; Heidi Stober (Pamina), Kathryn Lewek (Queen Of The Night), Alek Shrader (Tamino), Nathan Gunn (Papageno), Shenyang (Speaker), Eric Owens (Sarastro)
      Performer(s): Jane Glover; Heidi Stober (Pamina), Kathryn Lewek (Queen Of The Night), Alek Shrader (Tamino), Nathan Gunn (Papageno), Shenyang (Speaker), Eric Owens (Sarastro)
      Album: EBU RECORDING, EBU RECORDING
      Duration: 180:00

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