Martina Arroyo In Conversation with Midge Woolsey

Airs Saturday, July 9 at 5 pm

Saturday, July 09, 2011

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. 


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 


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Comments [4]

Herman Joseph from NYC

This is oneof the most beautful programs that has been aired on WQXR. It should be a model for future programming. Martina Arroyo with her magnifiencent voice,insights,humor and communicative skills complements the commentary of Midge Woolsey to present a most enjoyable and erudite conversation. This could be the theme of great vocal programs: Conversations with Martina and Midge. Please consider this for future voacal recitals on WQXR

Aug. 18 2011 12:13 PM
Annamaria and Sergio


Mille Grazie to WQXR! Keep it coming!

Jul. 11 2011 01:48 PM

Such a thrill to listen to the insight that Martina has collected throughout her career. For such a legendary performer to decide to instill knowledge on young singers, shows a selfless dedication that is rare in any profession.

Jul. 11 2011 12:36 PM
Renate Perls from New York City

This is without doubt the most beautiful program on WQXR in the last year.
My Dear Martina:
It has been many years since we have spent time chatting. Our lives have gone in different directions. However, your wonderful sense of humor is intact and your choice of artists whom you have worked with is impeccable. I wish you could do a program similar to this one every now and again. This has been so very special, and I deeply thank you and QXR for this superb presentation.
With fondest memories,
Renate Perls

Jul. 09 2011 06:16 PM

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