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06/23/12 12:00PM

Betty Smith is Peter's guest for this fund-raising edition of A Passion for Opera, featuring some of the most beloved music in the repertoire.



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


Carousel: "June Is Bustin' Out All Over"
Composer: Richard Rodgers
Soloists: Patricia Neway, soprano
Record co./Cat #: Private recording


Porgy and Bess: "Summertime"
Composer: George Gershwin
Ensemble: New York Voices; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Conductor: James Levine
Soloists: Renée Fleming, soprano
CD/Album: Renée Fleming - By Request
Record co./Cat #: Decca 1024
Release Year: 1998


Così fan tutte: "Soave sia il vento"
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Soloists: Montserrat Caballé, soprano ; Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano ; Richard Van Allan, bass
CD/Album: Mozart: Così fan tutte
Record co./Cat #: Philips 422542
Release Year: 1974


Lakmé: "Viens, Mallika"
Composer: Léo Delibes
Ensemble: Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de l'Opéra-Comique
Conductor: Alain Lombard
Soloists: Mady Mesplé, soprano ; Danielle Millet, mezzo-soprano
CD/Album: Delibes - Lakmé
Record co./Cat #: EMI 49430
Release Year: 1971


Nabucco: "Va, pensiero"
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: RCA Victor Orchestra; Robert Shaw Chorale
Conductor: Renato Cellini
CD/Album: Opera Choruses
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60205
Release Year: 1989


Les pêcheurs de perles: "Au fond du temple saint"
Composer: Georges Bizet
Ensemble: RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Renato Cellini
Soloists: Jussi Björling, tenor ; Robert Merrill, baritone
CD/Album: Jussi Bjoerling - "The Pearl Fishers" Duet
Record co./Cat #: RCA 7799
Release Year: 1988


Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway
Composer: Stephen Foster
Soloists: Richard Crooks, tenor ; Frank La Forge, piano
CD/Album: Richard Crooks Sings Songs of Stephen Foster
Record co./Cat #: RCA AVM1-1738 [vinyl]
Release Year: 1976
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