Great Quintets in Opera

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Sunday, January 05, 2014

On this episode of The Vocal Scene from 2000, George Jellinek explores the rich blend of quintets in operas from Mozart to Barber.



Mozart: The Magic Flute

            Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer

            Nicolai Gedda, Walter Berry, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Christa Ludwig, Marga Hoffgen


Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte

            Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Sir Georg Solti

            Renee Fleming, Anne Sofie von Otter, Frank Lopardo, Olaf Bar, Michele Pertusi


Rossini:  La Cenerentola

            Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Carlo Rizzi

            Jennifer Larmore, Raul Gimenez, Gino Quilico, Alastair Miles, Alessandro Corbelli

Rossini:  Mose in Egitto

            Bavarian State Opera Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch

            Ruggero Raimondi, Doris Soffel, Francisco Araiza, Bodo Brinkman, Eduardo Villa


Verdi:  Un Ballo in Maschara

            Orchestra del Teatro all Scala, Antonino Votto

            Giuseppe di Stefano, Fedora Barbieri, Eugenia Ratti, Silvio Maionica, Nicola Zaccaria


Wagner: Die Meistersinger

            Ben Williams, Elisabeth Schumann, Lauritz Melchior, Friedrich Schorr, Gladys Parr


Barber: Vanessa

           Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Dmitri Mitropoulos

           Eleanor Steber, Nicolai Gedda, Rosalind Elias, Giorgio Tozzi, Regina Resnik


Bizet:  Carmen       

           Orchestra National de la Radiodiffusion, Sir Thomas Beecham

           Victoria de los Angeles, Denise Monteil, Michel Hamel, Monique Linval, Jean Christophe Benoit 


Donizetti:  Lucia di Lammermoor: Sextet

            Mariinsky Orchestra, Valery Gergiev, Natalie Dessay, Piotr Beczala, Dmitry Voropaev, Vladislav Sulimsky, Ilya Bannick

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