OPERA STUDIES 2006
THE OLYMPICS OF SINGING
Dr. James A. Drake
Biographer of Opera Stars
This lecture was presented December 10 - 06
BORIS GODUNOV - Mussorgsky
Wayne Kleinstiver, Presenter
This lecture was presented November 5 - 06
Considered Russia’s “National Opera”, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, is based on Alexander Puskin’s “dramatic chronicle”, Boris Godunov. It is considered the “Holy Grail” of the bass-baritone roles, and is the most frequently performed opera in Russia (premiering in 1872), and the most frequently performed Russian opera at the Metropolitan Opera (273 performances, since its Met premier on March 19, 1913). This 1954 filmed performance, directed by Vero Stroyeva, features an all-star cast of Bolshoi legends: Alexander Pirogov in the title role; basso profundo Maxim Mikhailov as Pimen; Georg Nelepp as the False Dimitri; N. Khanaev as the wily Shuisky; L. Avdeyeva as Marina; and one of Russia’s most famous tenors, Ivan Koslovsky, as the Simpleton. English subtitles.
GREAT SINGERS ON RADIO
Excerpts from Historic Opera Broadcasts
Dr. James A. Drake, DON GIOVANNI - W.A. Mozart - Román Ortega-Cowan, Artistic Director, Vero Beach Opera
This lecture was presented on May 21 - 06
TOSCA - G. Puccini & LE NOZZE DI FIGARO W.A.Mozart"
Robert Swedberg, General Director, Orlando Opera
This lecture was presented on March 12 - 06
J. Drake R. Swedberg R. Ortega-Cowan W.Kleinstiver
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