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Marc Gregg’s Soap Opera - Sex, Gender and the Body

Marc Gregg takes us on a journey through song, demystifying the complexity of this musical form & shaking off its associated baggage. This time we deal with sex, gender & the body

Marc Gregg takes us on a journey through song, demystifying 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. Things get steamy this episode with sex, gender & the body

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Georges Bizet

    Act 2 Scene IX: La Fleur Que Tu M'Avais Jetée

    Singer: Plácido Domingo. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Choir: Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: Georg Solti.
    • Georges Bizet: Carmen.
    • Opera D'Oro.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Le Nozze di Figaro, K 492: Act II No 12: Arietta - Voi, che Sapete

    Singer: Marina Mescheriakova. Conductor: Michael Halász. Orchestra: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia.
    • Mozart - Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) - Highlights.
    • Naxos.
  • Thomas Adès

    Powder Her Face (an Opera in two acts) Op.14, ACT I, Scene 3: Nineteen thirty-six: Come here

    Singer: Jill Gomez. Singer: Niall Morris. Conductor: Thomas Adès. Orchestra: Almeida Ensemble.
    • Adès: Powder Her Face.
    • EMI.
  • Claude Debussy

    Pelléas et Mélisande, L 88, Act III Scene I: Je les Noue, Je les Noue aux Branches du Saule

    Singer: Richard Stilwell. Singer: Frederica von Stade. Singer: José van Dam. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Choir: Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin.
    • Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande.
    • EMI.
  • Claude Debussy

    Ariettes oubliées, L 60: No 1, C'est l'Extase Langoureuse

    Singer: Véronique Dietschy. Performer: Philippe Cassard.
    • Debussy: Melodies Vol 1 - Ariettes Oubliées - Fêtes Galantes - 5 Poèmes De Baudelaires.
    • Decca.
  • George Benjamin

    Part Two, Scene X: Agnès and the Boy

    Singer: Barbara Hannigan. Singer: Bejun Mehta. Conductor: George Benjamin. Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
    • Written on Skin: Opera in Three Parts.
    • Nimbus Records.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Samson et Dalilah, Op 47, Act II: Mon Coeur s'Ouvre a ta Voix

    Singer: Anne-Marie Owens. Conductor: Julian Bigg. Orchestra: Czech Symphony Orchestra.
    • Camille Saint-Saëns: Essential Works.
    • Menuetto Classics.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Don Giovanni, Ossia Il Dissoluto Punito, K 527 / Act 1 - Batti, Batti, o bel Masetto

    Singer: Mojca Erdmann. Conductor: Yannick Nézet‐Séguin. Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
    • Mozart: Don Giovanni.
    • Decca.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Leck mich im Arsch, K 231

    Choir: Chorus Viennensis. Conductor: Uwe Christian Harrer.
    • Mozart: Complete Edition Vol.12: Arias, Vocal Ensembles, Canons, Lieder, Notturni.
    • Decca.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Peter Grimes, Op 33 / Act II: From the Gutter

    Conductor: Benjamin Britten. Singer: Marion Studholme. Singer: Iris Kells. Singer: Jean Watson. Singer: Claire Watson. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Choir: Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
    • Britten: Peter Grimes.
  • Richard Strauss

    Salome, Op 54, TrV 215, Scene 4: Tanz für mich, Salome

    Singer: Hildegard Behrens. Singer: Karl-Walter Böhm. Singer: Agnes Baltsa. Singer: José van Dam. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan. Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic.
    • Richard Strauss: Salome.
    • Warner Classics.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Osculetur me

    Choir: Stile Antico.
    • Song of Songs.
    • harmonia mundi.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    West Side Story Act II: Quintet

    Singer: Johnny Green. Singer: Jimmy Bryant. Singer: Marni Nixon. Singer: Betty Wand. Orchestra: West Side Story Orchestra.
    • West Side Story Original Soundtrack Recording.
    • Sony.

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