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Saturday Afternoon At The Opera: Norma

11/21/09 12:59PM

Bellini's masterpiece Norma is performed by a cast that includes Maria Callas in the title role.  We also hear Handel's Ode for St. Cecilia's Day.

Playlist

1:00pm

Die Meistersinger: Prelude (excerpt)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
CD/Album: Reiner Conducts Wagner
Record co./Cat #: RCA 4738
Release Year: 1983
 
 

1:07pm

Norma: Act I
Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
Ensemble: Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Soloists: Maria Callas, soprano ; Ebe Stignani, mezzo-soprano ; Mario Filippeschi, tenor ; Nicola Rossi-Lemeni, bass
Record co./Cat #: EMI 47303
Release Year: 1954
 
 

2:43pm

Norma: Act II
Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
Ensemble: Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Soloists: Maria Callas, soprano ; Ebe Stignani, mezzo-soprano ; Mario Filippeschi, tenor ; Nicola Rossi-Lemeni, bass
Record co./Cat #: EMI 47303
Release Year: 1954
 
 

3:54pm

Ode for St. Cecilia's Day
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Ensemble: New York Philharmonic; Rutgers University Choir
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Soloists: Adele Addison, soprano ; John McCollum, tenor ; John Wummer, flute ; Laszlo Varga, cello ; Bruce Prince-Joseph, organ
CD/Album: Bernstein Century Handel Ode for St. Cecilia's Day
Record co./Cat #: Sony 60731
Release Year: 1961
 
 

4:57pm

Die Meistersinger: Prelude (excerpt)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
CD/Album: Reiner Conducts Wagner
Record co./Cat #: RCA 4738
Release Year: 1983
 
 
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