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Opera Seria vs. Ballad Opera

06/04/11 12:00PM

We continue our journey through the history of opera with a consideration of opera seria, as exemplified by the operas of Handel, and The Beggar's Opera of John Gay.

Playlist

12:00pm

Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Overture (excerpt)
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras
CD/Album: Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80544
Release Year: 2000
 
 

12:03pm

Dido and Aeneas: "When I am laid in earth"
Composer: Henry Purcell
Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite
Soloists: Kirsten Flagstad, soprano
CD/Album: Das Kirsten Flagstad-Album
Record co./Cat #: EMI 1C147-01492MD [vinyl]
 
 

12:11pm

Julius Caesar: "Svegliatevi nel core"
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Edward Downes
Soloists: Placido Domingo, tenor
CD/Album: Placido Domingo in Romantic Arias
Record co./Cat #: RCA LSC-3083 [vinyl]
Release Year: 1969
 
 

12:21pm

Rinaldo: March
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Ensemble: Freiburger Barockorchester
Conductor: René Jacobs
CD/Album: Haendel - Rinaldo
Record co./Cat #: Harmonia Mundi 901796
Release Year: 2003
 
 

12:23pm

The Beggar's Opera: "Let us take the road"
John Pepusch
Ensemble: Pro Arte Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
CD/Album: The Beggar's Opera
Record co./Cat #: Seraphim 6023 [vinyl]
 
 

12:25pm

The Beggar's Opera: "The modes of the court so common are grown"
John Pepusch
Ensemble: Pro Arte Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
CD/Album: The Beggar's Opera
Record co./Cat #: Seraphim 6023 [vinyl]
 
 

12:28pm

Die Dreigroschenoper: Moritat von Mackie Messer
Composer: Kurt Weill
Ensemble: Lewis Ruth Band
Conductor: Theo Mackeben
Soloists: Lotte Lenja, soprano
CD/Album: Die Dreigroschenoper - Berlin 1930
Record co./Cat #: Teldec 72025
Release Year: 1990
 
 

12:33pm

The Beggar's Opera: Finale
John Pepusch
Ensemble: Pro Arte Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Soloists: John Cameron, tenor
CD/Album: The Beggar's Opera
Record co./Cat #: Seraphim 6023 [vinyl]
 
 

12:46pm

Orlando: "Ah Stigie larve!"
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Soloists: James Bowman, countertenor
CD/Album: George Frideric Handel - Orlando
Record co./Cat #: Oiseau-Lyre 430845
Release Year: 1991
 
 

12:55pm

La finta semplice: Sinfonia, K. 51
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Peter Schreier
CD/Album: La finta semplice
Record co./Cat #: Philips 422528
Release Year: 1991
 
 
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