Operavore's Season Finale

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Operavore Producer Elaine Warner and Engineer Bill Bowen Operavore Producer Elaine Warner and Engineer Bill Bowen (Ruth Reader)

On the Operavore season finale, host Naomi Lewin takes us through some of our favorite moments from the season. They include excerpts from Marilyn Horne's conversations with Rudy Giuliani, Eric Owens, Rolando Villazón, Martina Arroyo and Stephanie Blythe, plus Deborah Voigt's conversation with Diana Damrau.

We hear the somber story of Stephanie Blythe's struggle with anxiety and the elation Rolando Villazón felt when he realized he could still sing post-surgery, plus personal observations, anecdotes, and, of course, music!


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Die Zauberflöte, K 620 “Der Hölle Rache”
Le Cercle de l'Harmonie; Jérémie Rhorer, conductor; Diana Damrau, soprano
Virgin Classics 95250

Richard Wagner Das Rheingold “Alberich’s Curse”
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; James Levine, conductor; Eric Owens, bass-baritone
Deutsche Grammophon 001724902

Giuseppe Verdi Falstaff Act III, Sc. 1: “Amor ama il mistero”
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; James Levine, conductor; Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera | April 6, 2002

Giuseppe Verdi Aida “O patria mia”
Orquesta y Coro Estables del Teatro Colon; Bruno Bartoletti, conductor; Martina Arroyo, soprano
La Batuta

Giacomo Puccini Tosca “Tosca, finalmente mia!”
Santa Cecilia Academy of Rome Orchestra and Chorus; Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, conductor
Renata Tebaldi, soprano; George London, bass
Decca 411871

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart “Va, dal furor portata” K 21
London Symphony Orchestra; Antonio Pappano, conductor; Rolando Villazón, tenor
Deutsche Grammophon 001986002


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Kathryn Berenson from Paris, France

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Jun. 18 2014 10:12 AM

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