Antonio Pappano and Marilyn Horne on Favorite Wagnerians

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Antonio Pappano Antonio Pappano (Musacchio&Ianniello/EMI)

Antonio Pappano, the outspoken music director of the Royal Opera House, Convent Garden, joins us today to talk about his first confrontation with Wagner's Siegfried. 

Also: Marilyn Horne uncovers operatic gold, talking about her favorite Wagnerian singers of the past -- from Lotte Lehmann to Ernestine Schumann-Heink.

Plus: in the latest installment of our "SuperOperavore" series -- those fans, devotees and true believers with a passion for opera -- we meet Damon Bristo, a VP and artist manager at Columbia Artists Management.

And finally: Fred Plotkin makes his debut as the "Opera Swami," answering listener questions.


Marilyn Horne on her encounter with Lotte Lehmann

Horne on the Austrian-American contralto, Ernestine Schumann-Heink:



Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold Act I
“Weiche, Wotan
Recorded 17 July 1929
Ernestine Schumann-Heink
Orchestra/Conductor TBD
Prima Voce Nimbus Records NI 7811
Wagner: Die Walküre  Act II
 “Hinweg!  Hinweg! Flieh die Entweihte!” **
Vienna Philharmonic
Bruno Walter, conductor
Sieglinde:  Lotte Lehmann
EMI Classics 7 64255 2
Wagner Siegfried
“Ewig war ich, ewig bin ich”
Rochester Philharmonic
Erich Leinsdorf, conductor
Brünnhilde:  Eileen Farrell
MYTO Records
Wagner Siegfried
Prelude to Act II
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
James Levine, conductor

Comments [1]


Please post the playlist for last week's program! The superb baritone who sang the selection from Wotan's Farewell wasn't identified on the air, and should have been. (Pretty sure it wasn't Morris ... or was it?)

Apr. 13 2013 08:24 PM

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