• Summer Opera Playlist

    By COC Staff

    Getaways are great but you never know who you’ll be stuck travelling with along the way. Tune out the world and find some zen with our Summer Opera Playlist. It’s also great for beach days, dinner parties, and any time you need some music to inspire.

    Our Summer Opera Playlist features 16 of the best hits from our upcoming 2019/2020 season. Experience this music live with a subscription to our most magical season yet

    Music Credits

    Puccini’s Turandot. Joan Sutherland (Turandot), Luciano Pavarotti (Calaf), Montserrat Caballé (Liù). Zubin Mehta, conductor, with the London Philharmonia Orchestra, 1973. Decca

    Dvǒrák’s Rusalka. Renée Fleming (Rusalka), Ben Heppner (Prince), Franz Hawlata (Vodnik), Dolora Zajick (Ježibaba). Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor, with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, 1998. Decca

    Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. Teresa Berganza (Rosina), Hermann Prey (Figaro), Luigi Alva (Almaviva). Claudio Abbado, conductor, with the London Symphony Orchestra, 1972. Deutsche Grammophon

    Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Gretel), Elisabeth Grümmer (Hansel). Herbert von Karajan, conductor, with the Philharmonia Orchestra, 1953. EMI

    Verdi’s Aida. Leontyne Price (Aida), Jon Vickers (Radamès), Rita Gorr (Amneris). Sir Georg Solti, conductor, with the Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, 1962. Decca

    Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. George London (The Dutchman), Leonie Rysanek (Senta). Antal Dorati, conductor, with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 1962. Decca

    Photo Credit

    Alek Shrader as Count Almaviva (far right) in the Canadian Opera Company production of The Barber of Seville, 2015, photo: Michael Cooper.

    Posted in 19/20


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