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At The Opera, Floyd: Susannah, July 11, 2015

  

Susannah is an opera in two acts by the American composer Carlisle Floyd, who wrote the libretto and music while a member of the piano faculty at Florida State University. Floyd adapted the story from the Apocryphal tale of Susannah and the Elders, though the latter story has a more positive ending. The story focuses on 18-year-old Susannah Polk, an innocent girl who is targeted as a sinner in the small mountain town of New Hope Valley, in the Southern American state of Tennessee.

The opera was awarded the New York Music Critics Circle Award for Best New Opera in 1956 and was chosen to represent American music and culture at the World's Fair at Brussels in 1958. This 1994 recording stars Cheryl Studer, Samuel and Jerry Hadley. Kent Nagano conducts.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:07pm
Carlisle Floyd: Susannah BUY ; Kent Negano, conductor
9:00pm
9:55pm
various: The Three Tenors Concert 1990 Rome BUY Rome Opera; Zubin Mehta, conductor
Decca 4304332
11:00pm
11:05pm
Bellini: La Sonnambula: Ah, Non Credea Mirarti - Bellini BUY from Bidu Sayao Opera Arias; composed by Bellini
11:10pm
Verdi: La Traviata: Ah, Fors E Lui... Sempre Libera - Verdi BUY from Bidu Sayao Opera Arias; composed by Verdi
11:15pm
Puccini: La Boheme: Mi Chiamano Mimi - Puccini BUY from Bidu Sayao Opera Arias; composed by Puccini
11:19pm
Puccini: La Boheme: Quando M'en Vo Soletta (Musetta's Waltz) - Puccini BUY from Bidu Sayao Opera Arias; composed by Puccini
11:22pm
Puccini: La Boheme: Addio, Senza Rancor - Puccini BUY from Bidu Sayao Opera Arias; composed by Puccini
11:25pm
Puccini: Madama Butterfly: Un Bel Di, Vedremo - Puccini BUY from Bidu Sayao Opera Arias; composed by Puccini
11:29pm
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi: O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini BUY from Bidu Sayao Opera Arias; composed by Puccini
11:31pm
Verdi: Luisa Miller, opera: Oh! Fede negar potessi...Quando le sere al placido BUY Carlo Bergonzi
11:37pm
Giuseppe Verdi: Ah Si, Ben Mio BUY Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia ; Giandrea Gavazzeni, conductor Carlo Bergonzi
11:40pm
Carlo Bergonzi: La Dolcissima BUY from Carlo Bergonzi
11:42pm
Carlo Bergonzi: L'anima Ho Stanca BUY from Carlo Bergonzi
11:43pm
Puccini: Donna Non Vidi Mai BUY ; Giandrea Gavazzeni, conductor
11:56pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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