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Saturday Afternoon At The Opera: 5 One-Act Operas

12/05/09 1:00PM By Peter Fox Smith

We hear short operas by Maurice Ravel, Emmanuel Chabrier, Thomas Arne, Francis Poulec, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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
 
 

1:03pm

L'enfant et les sortilèges
Composer: Maurice Ravel
Ensemble: Leipzig Radio Chorus; Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert Kegel
Soloists: Ingeborg Springer, mezzo-soprano ; Annelies Burmeister, mezzo-soprano ; Edda Schaller, mezzo-soprano ; Ute Mai, soprano ; Christel Klug, soprano ; Hermann Christian Polster, bass
Record co./Cat #: Berlin Classics 91182
Release Year: 1973
 
 

1:50pm

Une éducation manquée
Composer: Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor: Charles Bruck
Soloists: Christiane Castelli, soprano ; Claudine Collart, soprano ; Xavier Depraz, bass
Record co./Cat #: Harmonia Mundi 2781068
Release Year: 1991
 
 

2:29pm

Alfred
Composer: Thomas Arne
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Conductor: Nicholas Kraemer
Soloists: Diana Montague, mezzo-soprano ; Nicholas Sears, tenor ; Catherine Pierard, soprano ; Mark Padmore, tenor ; Stephen Wallace, countertenor ; Ruth Holton, soprano
Record co./Cat #: BBC Music Magazine 58
Release Year: 1997
 
 

3:23pm

La voix humaine
Composer: Francis Poulenc
Ensemble: Orchestre National de France
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Soloists: Julia Migenes, soprano
Record co./Cat #: Musifrance 45651
Release Year: 1991
 
 

4:09pm

Bastien und Bastienne, K. 50
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Uwe Christian Harrer
Soloists: Dominik Orieschnig, soprano ; Georg Nigl, baritone ; David Busch, bass
Record co./Cat #: Philips 422527
Release Year: 1987
 
 

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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