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Marc Gregg’s Soap Opera - Villainy & the Supernatural

Marc Gregg takes us on a journey through song, demystifies the complexity of this musical form & shakes off its associated baggage. This episode tackles Villainy & Supernatural

Marc Gregg takes us on a journey through song; demystifies the complexity of this musical form and shakes off its associated baggage. This series simply encourages the audience to discover the power of the human voice and the emotions stirred through operatic storytelling. From Jack the Ripper to the Devil Himself, Marc looks at Villainy and the Supernatural for Hallowe’en.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Queen of the Night Aria (Der Hölle Rache), K 620

    Performer: Diana Damrau. Orchestra: Le Cercle de l'Harmonie. Conductor: Jérémie Rhorer.
    • Arie di Bravura.
    • Erato Disques.
  • Claude Debussy

    Mes Longs Cheveux, Op 5

    Performer: Frederica von Stade. Performer: Barbara Hannigan. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    A... A... A..., Op 15

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Performer: Сергей Семишкур. Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Performer: Vladislav Sulimsky.
    • The Nose.
    • Mariinsky.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    O Statua Gentilissima, K 527

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Performer: Luigi Roni. Performer: Wladimiro Ganzarolli. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Mozart: Complete Edition Box 15: Late Italian Operas.
    • Universal Classics.
  • Alban Berg

    Wer ist das?

    Performer: Barbara Hannigan. Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie. Performer: Dietrich Henschel. Conductor: Paul Daniel.
    • Berg: Lulu.
    • Bel Air Classiques.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Now the Great Bear and Pleiades, Op 33

    Performer: Peter Pears. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • Peter Grimes.
    • Decca.
  • Shoji Yamashiro


    Conductor: Shoji Yamashiro. Orchestra: Geinou Yamashirogumi.
    • Akira Symphonic Suite.
    • VICTOR.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Amore O Grillo

    Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf. Performer: Robert Kerns. Orchestra: Orchestra della RCA Italiana.
    • Madama Butterfly.
    • RCA.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Vieni! t'affretta!

    Performer: Fiorenza Cossotto. Conductor: Riccardo Muti. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra.
    • Macbeth.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Richard Strauss

    Wie Stark du Bist

    Performer: Evelyn Herlitzius. Choir: Toonkunstkoor Amsterdam. Orchestra: Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest. Performer: Marc Albrecht. Conductor: Marc Albrecht.
    • Elektra.
    • Challenge Classics.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    Tre Sbirri, Una Carrozza (Te Deum), SC 69

    Performer: Sherrill Milnes. Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Michel Sénéchal. Choir: Wandsworth School Boys’ Choir. Choir: London Opera Chorus. Conductor: Nicola Rescigno.
    • Tosca.
    • Decca.
    • 414 3054.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    O Merveille

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Roger Bourdin. Performer: Georges Nore. Performer: Roger Rico. Conductor: Thomas Beecham.
    • Faust.
    • Naxos Historical.
  • Carl Orff

    Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Choir: Rundfunkchor Berlin.
    • Carmina Burana.
    • EMI.


Role Contributor
Presenter Marc Gregg