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Saturday Afternoon at the Opera: Vanessa

01/23/10 12:30PM By Peter Fox Smith

Metropolitan Opera Archives
Regina Resnick as the Old Baroness (rear), Eleanor Steber as Vanessa, and Rosalind Elias as Erika in Barber's "Vanessa" at the Metropolitan Opera in 1958.
This afternoon's Metropolitan Opera broadcast is a performance from the Met's Archives: Samuel Barber's Vanessa with Eleanor Steber, Rosalind Elias, Regina Resnik, Nicolai Gedda, and Giorgio Tozz, conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos.  This performance was originally broadcast on February 1, 1958.

Playlist

12:30pm

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
 
 

12:34pm

Die Entführung aus dem Serail: "Martern aller Arten"
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: RCA Victor Orchestra
Conductor: Jean Paul Morel
Soloists: Eleanor Steber, soprano
CD/Album: Eleanor Steber - Mozart - Verdi - Gounod - Verdi - Puccini
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60521
Release Year: 1991
 
 

12:43pm

Ernani: "Ernani, involami"
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Soloists: Eleanor Steber, soprano ; Edwin Bittcliffe, piano
CD/Album: Eleanor Steber - Mozart - Verdi - Gounod - Verdi - Puccini
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60521
Release Year: 1991
 
 

12:48pm

Roméo et Juliette: "Je veux vivre"
Composer: Charles Gounod
Ensemble: RCA Victor Orchestra
Conductor: Jean Paul Morel
Soloists: Eleanor Steber, soprano
CD/Album: Eleanor Steber - Mozart - Verdi - Gounod - Verdi - Puccini
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60521
Release Year: 1991
 
 

12:52pm

Le nozze di Figaro: "Non so più"
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: RCA Victor Orchestra
Conductor: Jean Paul Morel
Soloists: Eleanor Steber, soprano
CD/Album: Eleanor Steber - Mozart - Verdi - Gounod - Verdi - Puccini
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60521
Release Year: 1991
 
 

12:54pm

Chanson triste
Composer: Henri Duparc
Soloists: Eleanor Steber, soprano ; James Quillian, piano
CD/Album: Eleanor Steber - Mozart - Verdi - Gounod - Verdi - Puccini
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60521
Release Year: 1991
 
 

1:07pm

Vanessa: Act I
Composer: Samuel Barber
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: Dimitri Mitropoulos
Soloists: Eleanor Steber, soprano ; Rosalind Elias, mezzo-soprano ; Regina Resnik, mezzo-soprano ; Nicolai Gedda, tenor ; Giorgio Tozzi, bass
Record co./Cat #: Met Broadcast
Release Year: 1958
 
 

1:37pm

Vanessa: Act II
Composer: Samuel Barber
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: Dimitri Mitropoulos
Soloists: Eleanor Steber, soprano ; Rosalind Elias, mezzo-soprano ; Regina Resnik, mezzo-soprano ; Nicolai Gedda, tenor ; Giorgio Tozzi, bass
Record co./Cat #: Met Broadcast
Release Year: 1958
 
 

2:34pm

Vanessa: Act III
Composer: Samuel Barber
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: Dimitri Mitropoulos
Soloists: Eleanor Steber, soprano ; Rosalind Elias, mezzo-soprano ; Regina Resnik, mezzo-soprano ; Nicolai Gedda, tenor ; Giorgio Tozzi, bass
Record co./Cat #: Met Broadcast
Release Year: 1958
 
 

3:00pm

Vanessa: Act IV
Composer: Samuel Barber
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: Dimitri Mitropoulos
Soloists: Eleanor Steber, soprano ; Rosalind Elias, mezzo-soprano ; Regina Resnik, mezzo-soprano ; Nicolai Gedda, tenor ; Giorgio Tozzi, bass
Record co./Cat #: Met Broadcast
Release Year: 1958
 
 

3:46pm

Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24
Composer: Samuel Barber
Ensemble: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Yoel Levi
Soloists: Sylvia McNair, soprano
CD/Album: Music of Samuel Barber
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80250
Release Year: 1992
 
 

4:03pm

Violin Concerto, Op. 14
Composer: Samuel Barber
Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Maxim Shostakovich
Soloists: Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin
CD/Album: Barber & Shostakovich Violin Concertos
Record co./Cat #: EMI 54314
Release Year: 1992
 
 

4:31pm

The Telephone
Composer: Gian-Carlo Menotti
Ensemble: New York Chamber Ensemble
Conductor: Stephen Rogers Radcliffe
Soloists: Jeanne Ommerlé, soprano ; Richard Holmes, baritone
CD/Album: Happy Endings - Comic Chamber Operas
Record co./Cat #: Albany 173
Release Year: 1995
 
 

4:54pm

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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