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Marc Gregg’s Soap Opera - Conflict, War and Anger

Marc Gregg takes us on journey through song, demystifying the complexity of this musical form and shaking off its associated baggage. This series simply encourages the audience to discover the power of human voice and the emotions stirred through operatic storytelling.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Gustav Holst

    Ode to Death, Op 38

    Orchestra: London Symphony Chorus. Choir: City of London Sinfonia. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Ave Maria/The Cloud Messenger/A Choral Fantasia/Part-Songs.
    • Chandos.
  • Benjamin Britten

    War Requiem, Op 66 / Sanctus: After the Blast Of Lightning From the East

    Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau. Orchestra: Melos Ensemble. Conductor: Benjamin Britten.
    • Britten conducts Britten Vol III.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Henryk Mikolaj Górecki

    Symphony No 3, Op 36: II Lento e Largo - Tranquillissimo

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: David Zinman. Singer: Dawn Upshaw.
    • Symphony No.3.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Dona Nobis Pacem: Agnus Dei

    Singer: Luca Pisaroni. Conductor: Bryden Thomson. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Singer: Edith Wiens. Choir: London Philharmonic Choir.
    • Dona Nobis Pacem; Five Mystical Songs.
    • Chandos.
  • Sir Arthur Somervell

    White in the Moon

    Singer: Simon Keenlyside. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • Songs of War.
    • Sony.
  • Kurt Weill

    Dirge for Two Veterans

    Lyricist: Walt Whitman. Singer: Simon Keenlyside. Performer: Malcolm Martineau.
    • Songs of War.
    • Sony.
  • John Adams

    Doctor Atomic, Act I, Scene II: Am I in your light?

    Conductor: John Adams. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Choir: BBC Singers.
    • Doctor Atomic.
    • Nonesuch.
  • John Adams

    Act II, Scene 2: I Am the Wife of Mao Tse-tung

    Librettist: Alice Goodman. Singer: Trudy Ellen Craney. Conductor: Edo de Waart. Orchestra: Orchestra of St. Luke’s.
    • Nixon In China.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Voyna i Mir, Op 91: Scene XI: What a dreadful scene!

    Conductor: Richard Hickox. Orchestra: Spoleto Festival Orchestra. Singer: Alan Opie. Choir: Russian State Symphonic Cappella.
    • Prokofiev: War and Peace.
    • Chandos.
  • Luigi Nono

    Canti di Vita e d'amore: Sul Ponte di Hiroshima

    Singer: Monika Wiech.
    • Composers Through Time - Italy.
    • X5 Music Group.
  • Alban Berg

    Act II: Scene 5: Guardroom In The Barracks. Oh oh Andres! Andres! Ich kann nicht schlafen

    Singer: Walter Raffeiner. Singer: Philip Langridge. Singer: Franz Grundheber. Singer: Werner Kamenik. Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Choir: Chor der Wiener Staatsoper.
    • Berg: Wozzeck.
    • Decca.
  • Ivor Gurney

    In Flanders

    Singer: Benjamin Luxon. Performer: David Willison.
    • Butterworth/Gurney Songs.
    • Chandos.
  • Claude Debussy

    Noël des Enfants qui n'ont plus de Maisons

    Singer: Véronique Gens. Performer: Roger Vignoles.
    • Nuits d'étoiles (Mélodie françaises).
    • Veritas.
  • William Denis Browne

    To Gratiana Dancing and Singing

    Singer: Ian Bostridge. Performer: Julius Drake.
    • The English Songbook.
    • EMI.


Role Contributor
Presenter Marc Gregg