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Danielle de Niese - Opera Season

As part of the BBC's autumn Opera Season, Danielle de Niese, hailed as "opera's coolest soprano" by New York Times Magazine presents a personal selection of the music closest to her heart.

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35 minutes

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Let The Bright Seraphim (Samson)

    Performer: Mark Bennett. Singer: Danielle de Niese. Ensemble: English Consort Of Viols. Conductor: Harry Bicket.
    • Decca 4782260.
    • DECCA.
    • 4.
  • Franz Lehár

    Heia-Ho! Vilja Lied (The Merry Widow)

    Singer: June Bronhill. Orchestra: Sadler'S Wells Orchestra. Ensemble: John Mccarthy Singers. Conductor: Villem Tausky.
    • PRICE-LESS : D16514.
    • PRICE-LESS.
    • 6.
  • Joseph Haydn

    With Verdure Clad (The Creation)

    Performer: Christopher Hogwood. Singer: Emma Kirkby. Singer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson. Singer: George Michael. Choir: New College Oxford Choir. Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music. Choir: Academy of Ancient Music Chorus. Director: Christopher Hogwood.
    • L'OISEAU-LYRE : 430-398/9.
    • L'OISEAU-LYRE.
    • 9.
  • Franz Schubert

    The Shepherd on the Rock, D.965

    Performer: Rudolf Serkin. Performer: Harold Wright. Singer: Benita Valente.
    • BRIDGE : 9108-A/B.
    • BRIDGE.
    • 8.
  • Morten Lauridsen

    O Magnum Mysterium

    Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • HYPERION : CDA67449.
    • HYPERION.
    • 10.
  • Georges Bizet

    Entr'acte ii (Carmen)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 427-914-3.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 5.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ch'io Mi Scordi Di Te? K.505

    Performer: Sir András Schiff. Singer: Cecilia Bartoli. Orchestra: Wiener Kammerorchester. Conductor: György Fischer.
    • DECCA : 430 513.
    • DECCA.
    • 7.
  • George Gershwin

    Bess, you is my woman now (Porgy And Bess)

    Singer: Willard White. Singer: Cynthia Haymon. Singer: Bruce Hubbard. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • EMI CLASSICS : 7243 5-562202 0.
    • EMI CLASSICS.
    • 20.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    West Side Story (Prologue)

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic.
    • SONY : SK60724.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 1.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    A Simple Song (Mass)

    Singer: Renée Fleming. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andreas Delfs.
    • DECCA : 475-692 5.
    • DECCA.
    • 8.
  • Richard Rodgers

    Sing For Your Supper (The Boys From Syracuse)

    Singer: Portia Nelson. Singer: Holly Harris. Singer: Bibi Osterwald. Conductor: Lehman Engel.
    • Sony Broadway ‎: SK 53329.
    • Sony Broadway.
    • 13.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ah, taci, ingiusto core (Don Giovanni, Act II)

    Singer: Ingvar Wixell. Singer: Wladimiro Ganzarolli. Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Singer: Luigi Roni. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Choir: Royal Opera House Chorus. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • PHILLIPS : 416 408 2.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 13.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Porgi Amor (The Marriage of Figaro)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Georg Solti. Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa.
    • DECCA : 436 862.
    • DECCA.
    • 10.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Pur ti miro (L'Incoronazione di Poppea)

    Singer: Danielle de Niese. Singer: Andreas Scholl. Ensemble: The English Concert. Conductor: Harry Bicket.
    • DECCA : 4782260.
    • DECCA.
    • 7.
  • Georges Bizet

    Habanera (Carmen)

    Singer: Victoria de los Ángeles. Choir: Chœur de Radio France. Orchestra: Orchestre national de France. Conductor: Thomas Beecham.
    • EMI : CDM-565 579 2.
    • EMI.
    • 13.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Quando m'en vo (La Boheme)

    Singer: Anna Moffo. Singer: Maria Callas. Orchestra: Orchestra of La Scala, Milan. Conductor: Antonino Votto.
    • RODOLPHE PRODUCTIONS : RPC 32512.
    • RODOLPHE PRODUCTIONS.
    • 1.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Guardian angels, oh protect me (The Triumph of Time and Truth)

    Singer: Danielle de Niese. Orchestra: The English Concert. Director: Harry Bicket.
    • Decca 478 2260.
    • Decca.
    • 10.

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