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Simon Boccanegra with Plácido, Peter and Cheryl

02/06/10 12:00PM By Peter Fox Smith

(photo by the MET Opera)

This weekend Plácido Domingo makes his much-anticipated baritone debut in the title role of Giuseppe Verdi's politically-charged Simon Boccanegra. Peter Fox Smith and Cheryl Willoughby host the opera, and share an afternoon of their new and favorite operatic recordings.

Playlist

12:04pm

Auf Flugeln des Gesanges, Opus 34/2
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Soloists: Elly Ameling, soprano ; Rudolf Jansen, piano
CD/Album: Auf Flugeln des Gesanges: On Wings of Song
Record co./Cat #: Philips 422-333
 
 

12:08pm

Suor Angelica: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto!
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Ensemble: Coro e Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Soloists: Renee Fleming
CD/Album: Verismo
Record co./Cat #: Decca 13279
 
 

12:12pm

La Boheme: Si, Mi chiamano Mimi
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Ensemble: Coro E Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Guiseppe Verdi
Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Soloists: Renee Fleming
CD/Album: Verismo
Record co./Cat #: Decca 13279
 
 

12:18pm

Manon Lescaut: Sola, perduta, abbandonata!
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Ensemble: Coro e orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Soloists: Renee Fleming
CD/Album: Verismo
Record co./Cat #: Decca 13279
 
 

12:34pm

The New Moon: Lover, Come Back to Me
Composer: Sigmund Romberg
Soloists: Lawrence Tibbett ; Stewart Wille, piano
CD/Album: Portraits in Memory
Record co./Cat #: MET 219
 
 

12:37pm

Music in the Air: The Song is You
Composer: Jerome Kern
Conductor: Nathaniel Shilkret
Soloists: Lawrence Tibbett
CD/Album: Portraits in Memory
Record co./Cat #: MET 219
 
 

12:44pm

Ojos verdes (Green Eyes)
Composer: Manuel Lopez-Quiroga Y Miquel
Ensemble: Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid
Conductor: Miguel Roa
Soloists: Placido Domingo, tenor ; Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey, guitar
CD/Album: Pasion Espanola
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 10989
 
 

12:40pm

Suspiros de Espana (Longing for Spain)
Composer: Antonio Alvarez Alonso
Ensemble: Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid
Conductor: Miguel Roa
Soloists: Placido Domingo, tenor
CD/Album: Pasion Espanola
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 10989
 
 

12:38pm

Madame Butterfly: Un bel di, vedremo
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Ensemble: RCA Victor Orchestra
Conductor: Frieder Weissmann
Soloists: Licia Albanese, soprano
CD/Album: Licia Albanese: Puccini, Mozart, Verdi, Tchaikovsky
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor 60384
 
 

12:50pm

Madama Butterfly: Morte di Butterfly
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Ensemble: RCA Victor Orchestra
Conductor: Victor Trucco
Soloists: Licia Albanese
CD/Album: Licia Albanese: Puccini, Mozart, Verdi, Tchaikovsky
Record co./Cat #: RCA Victor 60384
 
 

3:13am

The Tales of Hoffmann: C'est l'amour
Composer: Jacques Offenbach
Ensemble: Dresden State Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Soloists: Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano
CD/Album: Aria Cantilena
Record co./Cat #: DG 8235
 
 

3:18am

The Grande Duchess of Gerolstein: Ah, que j'aime les militaires (aria: Oh! How I love soldiers!)
Composer: Jacques Offenbach
Ensemble: Dresden State Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Soloists: Elina Garanca, mezzo-soprano
CD/Album: Aria Cantilena
Record co./Cat #: DG 8235
 
 

4:44am

La Boheme: Musetta's Waltz
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Soloists: Marta Eggerth
CD/Album: My Life My Song
Record co./Cat #: Patria 3000
 
 

4:52am

Trubaduren: Di quella pira
Composer: Guisseppi Verdi
Soloists: Jussi Bjorling
CD/Album: Rare & Alternative Recordings: 1933-1949
Record co./Cat #: Bluebell 16
 
 

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