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Marc Gregg’s Soap Opera - Politics, Controversy and The Media

Marc Gregg takes us on a journey through song, demystifying this musical form & shaking off its baggage. Marc brings us Politics, Controversy & the Media this episode.

Marc Gregg takes us on a 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 the human voice and the emotions stirred through operatic storytelling. This episode we journey from China to the Middle East as Marc deals with Politics, Controversy and the Media

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Michael Tippett

    A Spiritual of Anger. Go Down, Moses

    Conductor: Richard Hickox. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Singer: Willard White. Choir: London Symphony Chorus.
    • Tippett: A Child of Our Time.
    • Chandos.
  • Trad.

    The East is Red

    Orchestra: Shanghai Philharmonic Society Orchestra. Lyricist: Li Youyuan. Conductor: Xie-Yang Chen. Choir: The East Is Red Choir.
    • Masterpieces of Chinese Chorus Songs.
    • China Record Corporation.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Song of the Forests, Op 81: 1 At the War's End

    Singer: Vitali Kilichevski. Conductor: Yevgeny Mravinsky. Orchestra: State Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture of the USSR.
    • Big Shostakovich Box.
    • eOne Music.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Rinaldo, HWV 7, Act 2 - Lascia chi’o pianga

    Conductor: Maxim Emelyanychev. Orchestra: Il Pomo d’Oro. Singer: Joyce DiDonato.
    • Il Pomo D’oro.
    • Erato.
  • John Adams

    The People Are the Heroes Now

    Conductor: Marin Alsop. Orchestra: Colorado Symphony. Choir: Opera Colorado Chorus.
    • Nixon in China.
    • Naxos.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Scene IX: Kovalev’s Apartment, Vot on! Vot on! Nos!

    Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra. Singer: Сергей Скороходов. Singer: Alexei Tanovitski. Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Singer: Vladislav Sulimsky. Choir: Mariinsky Chorus.
    • The Nose.
    • Mariinsky.
  • George Gershwin

    Act II, Scene 2 - 11 It Ain’t Necessarily So

    Lyricist: DuBose Heyward. Lyricist: Ira Gershwin. Singer: Damon Evans. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Singer: Cynthia Clarey. Singer: Marietta Simpson. Choir: Glyndebourne Chorus.
    • Porgy and Bess.
    • EMI.
  • Gaetano Donizetti

    Act III - 9 Spargi D’amore Pianto

    Singer: Joan Sutherland. Singer: Luciano Pavarotti. Singer: Sherrill Milnes. Singer: Nicolaï Ghiaurov. Conductor: Richard Bonynge. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Choir: Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
    • Lucia do Lammermoor.
    • Decca.
  • John Adams

    Act I, Scene II 12: Austrian Woman: I kept my distance

    Librettist: Alice Goodman. Orchestra: The Orchestra Of The Opéra De Lyon. Singer: Janice Felty. Singer: Eugene Perry. Conductor: Kent Nagano.
    • The Death Of Klinghoffer.
    • Elektra Nonesuch.
  • Jules Massenet

    Hérodiade: Celui Dont La Parole...Il Est Doux, Il Est Bon (Act I)

    Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Conductor: Jeffrey Tate. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
    • Diva - Kiri Te Kanawa.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Act I Posa in pace

    Singer: Fernando Corena. Conductor: Georg Solti. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Singer: Libero Arbace. Singer: Sylvia Stahlman. Choir: Chorus of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia.
    • Un Ballo in Maschera.
    • Decca.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Nabucco: Va Pensiero

    Conductor: Luis Cobos. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Choir: Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
    • Ópera Magna.
    • CBS.


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Presenter Marc Gregg