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Prologues - Part II

11/17/12 12:00PM

We continue our exploration of operatic prologues with the Prologue to Verdi's Simon Boccanegra and the Prologue to Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov.



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


Simon Boccanegra: Prologue
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Ensemble: Orchestra e Coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Conductor: Gabriele Santini
Soloists: Tito Gobbi, baritone ; Boris Christoff, bass ; Walter Monachesi, bass ; Paolo Dari, baritone
CD/Album: Verdi: Simon Boccanegra
Record co./Cat #: EMI 63513
Release Year: 1958


Boris Godunov: Prologue
Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
Ensemble: Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra; Polish Radio Chorus of Karkow
Conductor: Jerzy Semkow
Soloists: Andrzej Hiolski, baritone ; Włodzimierz Zalewski, bass ; Bohdan Paprocki, tenor ; Martti Talvela, bass
CD/Album: Mussorgsky - Boris Godunov - Semkow
Record co./Cat #: EMI 54377
Release Year: 1977
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