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Martina Arroyo In Conversation with Midge Woolsey

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Soprano Martina Arroyo may have stepped back from a hectic performance schedule, but she remains active in the opera community. The Martina Arroyo Foundation provides a forum for up-and-coming opera singers to perform the roles of a lifetime. Ms. Arroyo joins Midge Woolsey to share what she loves about the performances of her idols, including her experiences working with Luciano Pavarotti. 

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Don Giovanni K. 527: In quali eccessi, o Numi, Mi tradi quell'alma ingrata
Orchestra of the Prague National Theater
Karl Bohm, conductor
Martina Arroyo, soprano

Francesco Cilea - Adriana Lecouvreur: Poveri fiori
St. Cecilia Academy Orchestra
Franco Capuana, conductor
Renata Tebaldi, soprano

Giuseppe Verdi - Aida: Se quel guerrier io fossi...Celeste Aida
Orquesta Estable del Teatro Colon
Bruno Bartoletti, conductor
Carlo Bergonzi, tenor

Hector Berlioz - Les Nuits d'ete, Op. 7: Villanelle
L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Ernest Ansermet, conductor
Regine Crespin, soprano

Francis Poulenc - Deux poemes de Louis Aragon: II. Fetes galantes
Regine Crespin, soprano
John Wustman, piano

Giuseppe Verdi - Un Ballo in Maschera: Teco io sto
San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor
Martine Arroyo, soprano
Luciano Pavarotti, tenor

Gustav Mahler - Ruckertlieder: Ich atmet; einen linden Duft!
Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano
Gerald Moore, piano

Jacques Offenbach - The Tales of Hoffman: Va, pour Kleinzach!
Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire
Rene Duclos Choir
Andre Cluytens, conductor

Giuseppe Verdi - Macbeth: Come dal ciel precipita
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Patrick Summers, conductor
Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone