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An Operavore Christmas

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Enjoy an hour of Christmas and holiday pieces sung by opera stars like Marilyn Horne, Bryn Terfel, Joan Sutherland and more.

Program details:

Traditional: The Twelve Days of Christmas
Joan Sutherland, soprano
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Richard Bonynge, conductor
London/Decca  4756153

Traditional: The First Noel
Thomas Hampson, baritone
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Hugh Wolff, conductor
Teldec  73135

Traditional: Un Flambeau, Jeannette, Isabella
Marilyn Horne, mezzo
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Jerold Ottley, conductor
CBS/Sony  63305

George Frideric Handel: Messiah: Comfort Ye...Every Valley
Jon Vickers, tenor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Thomas Beecham, conductor
Met  212

Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio: Ach, wann wird die Zeit erscheinen?
Gundula Janowitz, soprano; Christa Ludwig, mezzo; Fritz Wunderlich, tenor
Munich Bach Orchestra
Karl Richter, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 427236

Hall Johnson: Ride On, King Jesus
Leontyne Price, soprano
Studio Orchestra and Chorus
Leonard de Paur, conductor
RCA 61867

Engelbert Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel: Abends, will ich schlafen gehn (Evening Hymn)
Hei-Kyung Hong, soprano; Jennifer Larmore, mezzo
Munich Radio Orchestra
Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor
Teldec 22801

Gian Carlo Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors: Have you seen a child?
Lorna Haywood, soprano; John Dobson, tenor; Curtis Watson, bass; Donald Maxwell, baritone
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
David Syrus, conductor
Jay Records 1303

Giacomo Puccini: La Boheme: Act II
Victoria de los Angeles, soprano; Lucine Amara, soprano; Jussi Bjoerling, tenor; Robert Merrill, baritone; John Reardon, baritone; Giorgio Tozzi, bass
RCA Victor Orchestra; RCA Victor Chorus; The Columbus Boychoir
Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor
Angel/EMI 56236

George Frideric Handel: Joy to the World
Anna Moffo, soprano
Studio Orchestra and Chorus
Met 212

Ralph Blaine; Hugh Martin: Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Bryn Terfel, baritone
Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera
Tecwyn Evans, conductor
Deutsche Grammophon 1491472

Jose Feliciano: Feliz Navidad
The Three Tenors
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Steven Mercurio, conductor
Sony 89131