December 2012 - Meeting

Programme for Wednesday, December 5th 2012
  1. Arrigo Boito (1842-1918): Mefistofele (Chorus: “Ave, Signor degli angele e dei santi!”) - London Opera Chorus, National Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Oliviero de Fabritiis (3.59)
  2. Giuseppe Verdi
  3. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): La Forza del Destino (“Son giunta! Grazie, o Dio!”, “Il santo nome … il santo speco”) - Renata Tebaldi, soprano; Cesare Siepi, bass; Fernando Corena, baritone; Chorus and Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome, cond. Francesco Molinari-Pradelli (17.25)
  4. Georges Bizet (1838-1875): Les pêcheurs de perles (“Je crois entendre encore”) - Alain Vanzo, tenor; Paris National Opera Orchestra, cond. Georges Prêtre (3.18)
  5. Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): Madama Butterfly (“Vogliatemi bene”) - Mirella Freni, soprano; Luciano Pavarotti, tenor; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Herbert von Karajan (7.54)
  6. Giacomo Puccini: Tosca (“Tre sbirri… Una carrozza…”) - Sherill Milnes, baritone; London Opera Chorus, National Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Nicola Rescigno (4.52)
  7. Giacomo Puccini: La Bohème (“Vecchia Zimarra, senti”) - Cesare Siepi, bass; Chorus and Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome, cond. Tullio Serafin (2.31)
  8. Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714-1787): Orfeo ed Euridice (“Che farò senza Euridice?”) - Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, cond. George Solti (5.37)
  9. Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868): Il barbiere di Siviglia (“La calunnia”) - Cesare Siepi, bass; Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, cond. Alberto Erede (8.27)
  10. Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth (“Perfidi! All’anglo contro me v’unite!”, “Pieta, rispetto, amore”) - Piero Cappuccilli, baritone; Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, cond. Claudio Abbado (5.21)
  11. Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto(“Pari siamo!”) - Tito Gobbi, baritone; Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, cond. Tullio Serafin (3.58)
  12. Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo (“Per me giunto”, “Io morrò ma lieto in core”) - Piero Cappuccilli, baritone; José Carreras, tenor; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Herbert von Karajan (8.35)
  13. Patrick Cassidy (1956- ): Vide cor meum - Danielle de Niesse, soprano; Bruno Lazzaretti, tenor; Libera Lyndhurst Orchestra, cond. Gavin Greenaway (3.56)
  14. Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990): West Side Story (“Somewhere”) - Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Leonard Bernstein (2.37)
  15. Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Tristan und Isolde (“Mild und leise wie er lachelt” - Isolde's Liebestod) - Margaret Price, soprano; Dresden Staatskapelle Orchestra, cond. Carlos Kleiber (7.26)

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