Tales from the Opera

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    Tales from the Opera Sunday 1 December 2013

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    Tales from the Opera

    In an age when, it seemed, opera was finally relegated to the past, she blazed into being. A diva whose talent and ferocity packed opera houses, resurrected forgotten masterworks, and redefined the limits of her art. She lived and died a star- her name was Maria Callas. On the 90th anniversary of her birth, Tales from the Opera pays tribute to a modern icon.

    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

    • Title: TENESTE LA PROMESSA... ADDIO DEL PASSATO
      Composer: VERDI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO/ CARLO MARIA GIULINI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO/ CARLO MARIA GIULINI
      Duration: 0:05:25
    • Title: QUI LA VOCE SUA SOAVE
      Composer: BELLINI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA SINFONICA DI TORINO DELLA RAI/ ARTURO BASILE
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA SINFONICA DI TORINO DELLA RAI/ ARTURO BASILE
      Duration: 0:03:45
    • Title: VIEN, DILETTO, E IN CIEL LA LUNA
      Composer: BELLINI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA SINFONICA DI TORINO DELLA RAI/ ARTURO BASILE
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA SINFONICA DI TORINO DELLA RAI/ ARTURO BASILE
      Duration: 0:02:29
    • Title: NESSUN V'HA VISTO?
      Composer: PONCHIELLI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DI TORINO DELLA RAI/ ANTONINO VOTTO
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DI TORINO DELLA RAI/ ANTONINO VOTTO
      Duration: 0:02:07
    • Title: SUICIDIO!
      Composer: PONCHIELLI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DI TORINO DELLA RAI/ ANTONINO VOTTO
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DI TORINO DELLA RAI/ ANTONINO VOTTO
      Duration: 0:04:37
    • Title: AH, TALOR DEL TUO PENSIERO
      Composer: DONIZETTI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ GIUSEPPE DI STEFANO/ ORCHESTRA DEL MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO/ TULIO SERAFIN
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ GIUSEPPE DI STEFANO/ ORCHESTRA DEL MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO/ TULIO SERAFIN
      Duration: 0:00:46
    • Title: VERRANNO A TE SULL'AURE
      Composer: DONIZETTI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ GIUSEPPE DI STEFANO/ ORCHESTRA DEL MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO/ TULIO SERAFIN
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ GIUSEPPE DI STEFANO/ ORCHESTRA DEL MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO/ TULIO SERAFIN
      Duration: 0:04:16
    • Title: SE LA GIURATA FEDE DEBBO TRADIR... GIA MI STRUGGEA L'AMOR
      Composer: PUCCINI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ TITO GOBBI/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO/ VICTOR DE SABATA
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ TITO GOBBI/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO/ VICTOR DE SABATA
      Duration: 0:02:12
    • Title: COME TU MI ODI!
      Composer: PUCCINI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ TITO GOBBI/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO/ VICTOR DE SABATA
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ TITO GOBBI/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO/ VICTOR DE SABATA
      Duration: 0:01:25
    • Title: VISSI D'ARTE
      Composer: PUCCINI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA/ VICTOR DE SABATA
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA/ VICTOR DE SABATA
      Duration: 0:03:15
    • Title: NON SI DA FOLLIA MAGGIORE
      Composer: ROSSINI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO/ GIANANDREA GAVAZZENI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO/ GIANANDREA GAVAZZENI
      Duration: 0:03:39
    • Title: IN QUESTA REGGIA
      Composer: PUCCINI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA/ TULIO SERAFIN
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA/ TULIO SERAFIN
      Duration: 0:06:24
    • Title: UN BEL DI VEDREMO
      Composer: PUCCINI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO/ HERBERT VON KARAJAN
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO/ HERBERT VON KARAJAN
      Duration: 0:04:38
    • Title: CASTA DIVA
      Composer: BELLINI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO/ TULIO SERAFIN
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO/ TULIO SERAFIN
      Duration: 0:07:00
    • Title: QUI LA VOCE SUA SOAVE
      Composer: BELLINI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA SINFONICA DI TORINO DELLA RAI/ ARTURO BASILE
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA SINFONICA DI TORINO DELLA RAI/ ARTURO BASILE
      Duration: 0:03:45
    • Title: VIEN, DILETTO, E IN CIEL LA LUNA
      Composer: BELLINI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA SINFONICA DI TORINO DELLA RAI/ ARTURO BASILE
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA SINFONICA DI TORINO DELLA RAI/ ARTURO BASILE
      Duration: 0:02:29
    • Title: NESSUN V'HA VISTO?
      Composer: PONCHIELLI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DI TORINO DELLA RAI/ ANTONINO VOTTO
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DI TORINO DELLA RAI/ ANTONINO VOTTO
      Duration: 0:02:07
    • Title: SUICIDIO!
      Composer: PONCHIELLI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DI TORINO DELLA RAI/ ANTONINO VOTTO
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DI TORINO DELLA RAI/ ANTONINO VOTTO
      Duration: 0:04:37
    • Title: AH, TALOR DEL TUO PENSIERO
      Composer: DONIZETTI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ GIUSEPPE DI STEFANO/ ORCHESTRA DEL MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO/ TULIO SERAFIN
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ GIUSEPPE DI STEFANO/ ORCHESTRA DEL MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO/ TULIO SERAFIN
      Duration: 0:00:46
    • Title: VERRANNO A TE SULL'AURE
      Composer: DONIZETTI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ GIUSEPPE DI STEFANO/ ORCHESTRA DEL MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO/ TULIO SERAFIN
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ GIUSEPPE DI STEFANO/ ORCHESTRA DEL MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO/ TULIO SERAFIN
      Duration: 0:04:16
    • Title: SE LA GIURATA FEDE DEBBO TRADIR... GIA MI STRUGGEA L'AMOR
      Composer: PUCCINI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ TITO GOBBI/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO/ VICTOR DE SABATA
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ TITO GOBBI/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO/ VICTOR DE SABATA
      Duration: 0:02:12
    • Title: COME TU MI ODI!
      Composer: PUCCINI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ TITO GOBBI/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO/ VICTOR DE SABATA
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ TITO GOBBI/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO/ VICTOR DE SABATA
      Duration: 0:01:25
    • Title: VISSI D'ARTE
      Composer: PUCCINI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA/ VICTOR DE SABATA
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA/ VICTOR DE SABATA
      Duration: 0:03:15
    • Title: NON SI DA FOLLIA MAGGIORE
      Composer: ROSSINI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO/ GIANANDREA GAVAZZENI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO/ GIANANDREA GAVAZZENI
      Duration: 0:03:39
    • Title: IN QUESTA REGGIA
      Composer: PUCCINI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA/ TULIO SERAFIN
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA/ TULIO SERAFIN
      Duration: 0:06:24
    • Title: UN BEL DI VEDREMO
      Composer: PUCCINI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO/ HERBERT VON KARAJAN
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO/ HERBERT VON KARAJAN
      Duration: 0:04:38
    • Title: CASTA DIVA
      Composer: BELLINI
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO/ TULIO SERAFIN
      Performer(s): MARIA CALLAS/ ORCHESTRA DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA, MILANO/ TULIO SERAFIN
      Duration: 0:07:00

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