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At The Opera, Nicolai Gedda Tribute / La Forza Del Destino, February 11, 2017


Swedish tenor Nicolai Gedda passed away on Janurary 8th at the age of 91 so in his honor host Sean Bianco will be featuring a short tribute at the top of the show with more of Gedda’s artistry to be heard again later in the program after the feature opera.

La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) is an Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi. The libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on a Spanish drama, Don Álvaro o la fuerza del sino (1835), by Ángel de Saavedra, 3rd Duke of Rivas, with a scene adapted from Friedrich Schiller's Wallensteins Lager. It was first performed in the Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre of Saint Petersburg, Russia, on November 10, 1862.


Leonora - Leontyne Price

Don Alvaro - Richard Tucker

Don Carlo - Robert Merrill

RCA - 1964

Thomas Schippers - conductor


8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:03 p.m.
Nicolai Gedda from Tribute to Nicolai Gedda
8:31 p.m.
Giuseppe Verdi: La Forza Del Destino (The Force of Destiny) BUY Rome Opera; Thomas Schippers, conductor
11:00 p.m.
11:40 p.m.
Wagner: Lohengrin, opera, WWV 75: Act 3. In fernem Land BUY from The Very Best of Nicolai Gedda; composed by Wagner
EMI Classics 85090
11:45 p.m.
Goldmark: Die Königin von Saba, opera, Op. 27: Act 2. Magische Töne BUY from The Very Best of Nicolai Gedda; composed by Goldmark
EMI Classics 85090
11:49 p.m.
Johann Strauss II: Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron), operetta (RV 511): Act 1. Als flotter Geist...Ja, das alles auf Ehr' BUY Bavarian State Opera; Franz Allers, conductor
EMI Classics 85090
11:52 p.m.
Lehar: Paganini, operetta in 3 acts: Act 2. Gern hab' ich die Frau'n geküßt BUY from The Very Best of Nicolai Gedda; composed by Lehar
EMI Classics 85090

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