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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.

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
 
 

12:02pm

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
 
 

12:10pm

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
 
 

12:19pm

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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