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Saturday Afternoon at the Opera: Elektra

12/26/09 1:00PM By Peter Fox Smith

Metropolitan Opera

Richard Strauss's riveting one-act opera Elektra is heard live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, with Susan Bullock, Deborah Voigt, and Felicity Palmer.

Playlist

12:22pm

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
 
 

12:28pm

Lucrezia Borgia: Banquet Scene
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Ensemble: RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: Jonel Perlea
Soloists: Montserrat Caballé, soprano ; Shirley Verrett, mezzo-soprano ; Alfredo Kraus, tenor ; Vito Maria Brunetti, bass
Record co./Cat #: RCA 6642
Release Year: 1967
 
 

1:09pm

Elektra
Composer: Richard Strauss
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Soloists: Susan Bullock, soprano ; Deborah Voigt, soprano ; Felicity Palmer, mezzo-soprano ; Wolfgang Schmidt, tenor ; Evgeny Nikitin, bass
Record co./Cat #: Met Broadcast
Release Year: 2009
 
 

3:03pm

Salome: Dance and final scene
Composer: Richard Strauss
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Soloists: Birgit Nilsson, soprano ; Gerhard Stolze, baritone
Record co./Cat #: London 414414
Release Year: 1962
 
 

3:44pm

Dido and Aeneas
Composer: Henry Purcell
Ensemble: Le concert d'astrée
Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
Soloists: Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano ; Camilla Tilling, soprano ; Felicity Palmer, mezzo-soprano ; Ian Bostridge, tenor ; David Daniels, countertenor
Record co./Cat #: Veritas 45605
Release Year: 2003
 
 

4:39pm

A Hand of Bridge
Composer: Samuel Barber
Ensemble: Adirondack Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Gregg Smith
Soloists: Catherine Aks, soprano ; Fay Kittelson, contralto ; William Carney, tenor ; Richard Muenz, baritone
CD/Album: 3 American On-Act Operas
Record co./Cat #: Premier 1009
Release Year: 1991
 
 

4:49pm

Brief Candle
Composer: William Mayer
Conductor: Nicholas Harsanyi
CD/Album: Choral Music of William Mayer
Record co./Cat #: Private recording
 
 

4:56pm

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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