Opera Night

Opera Night

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 1st October - Mozart's Die Zauberflote

Bernard Clarke brings the wonderful story of Die Zauberflote - The Magic Flute from the Grand Theatre, Geneva. Joachim Backstrom sings Tamion, Mandy Fredrich is the coloratura Queen of the Night, Pretty Yende sings Pamina, Amelia Scicolone sings Papagena and Andreas Wolf is Papageno. The Grand Theatre Chorus, Zurich Boy's Chorus and The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is conducted by Gergely Madaras. (Photo (c) Carole Parodi)

Saturday October 8th - Franco Faccio's Hamlet

Bernard Clarke brings us Franco Faccio's Hamlet opera in four acts after Shakespeare. This production comes from the Festspielhaus, Bregenz, Austria and was recorded during the 2016 Bregenz Festival. The production features tenor Pavel Cemoch, baritone Claudio Sgura, tenor Paul Schweinester, soprano Iulia Maria Dan, mezzo Dshamilja, bass Gianluca Buratto and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and Prague Philharmonic Chorus is conducted by Paolo Carignani. (Pictured: David Lundqvist, Anders Wangdahl, Tobias Ahlsell, Paul Whelan, Thomas Oliemans)

Saturday October 15th - Verdi's Otello

Bernard Clarke continues is celebration of Shakespeare 400 with Verdi's Otello based on the bard's play Othello. Tonight's concert comes from the Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg where this production was recorded as during the Salzburg Easter Festival 2016. A stellar cast including Dorothea Roschmann, Georg Zeppenfeld, Benjamin Bernheim, Carlos Alvarez, Jose Cura, Christa Mayer, Bror Magnus, Csaba Szegedi and Gordon Bintner. The Salzburg Festival and Theater Children's Chorus and the Dresden Staatskapelle is conducted by Christian Thielemann.

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: Bernard Clarke

Producer: Gail Henry

Production Co-ordinator: Ian McGlynn

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