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Prologues - Part I

11/10/12 12:00PM

In the first of two programs of operatic prologues, we hear the Prologue to Monteverdi's Orfeo, the Prologue to Pagliacci, and the Prologue to Götterdämmerung.



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


L'Orfeo: Toccata; Prologo
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Soloists: Lynne Dawson, soprano
CD/Album: Claudio Monteverdi - L'Orfeo
Record co./Cat #: Archiv 419250
Release Year: 1987


Pagliacci: Prologue
Composer: Ruggero Leoncavallo
Conductor: Rosario Bourdon
Soloists: Lawrence Tibbett, baritone
CD/Album: Lawrence Tibbett Gershwin - Rossini - Verdi - Bizet
Record co./Cat #: RCA 7808
Release Year: 1989


Götterdämmerung: Prologue
Composer: Richard Wagner
Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Soloists: Birgit Nilsson, soprano ; Wolfgang Windgassen, tenor ; Helen Watts, contralto ; Grace Hoffman, mezzo-soprano ; Anita Välkki, soprano
CD/Album: Richard Wagner - Götterdämmerung
Record co./Cat #: London 414115
Release Year: 1965
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