Tales from the Opera

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    Tales from the Opera Sunday 19 May 2013


    Tales from the Opera - Tristan and Isolde

    "Imagination creates reality" - Richard Wagner

    This week, we celebrate the bi-centenary of the composer who, like a god, re-created opera according to his vision. Tristan und Isolde, Wagner's epic of boundless yearning, features in a superb recording under Karl Böhm.

    (Recording: Deutsche Grammophon 449 772-2. Wolfgang Windgassen, Birgit Nilsson, Martti Talvela. Chor & Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele/ Karl Böhm)

    Sunday December 29th
    “Why waltz with a guy for ten rounds if you can knock him out in one?" If Rocky Marciano had heard Die Fledermaus, he might have danced a little longer. This week's Tales from the Opera visits Vienna for Johann Strauss II's sparkling operetta. 
    (Recording Details: Philips Classics/464 031-2 with Edita Gruberova, Kiri Te Kanawa, Richard Leech, Wolfgang Brendel, Brigitte Fassbaender (pictured), Wiener Staatsopernchor/ Wiener Philharmoniker/ André Previn)

    Sunday January 5th (New Series)
    It is the music we all share, from simple airs to the grandeur of opera, sacred chant to the sturdy chorus. Song is the art that touches every aspect of our lives. In A World of Song, Liz Nolan celebrates the wealth of Western vocal music.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:20
      Title: Olc An Bheatha Seo
      Performer(s): Cassidy, Patrick
      Performer(s): Cassidy, Patrick
      Duration: 3:05

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