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21 May 2006

Sunday 21 May 2006 18:30-19:30 (Radio 3)

Aled Jones continues Radio 3's reflections on Welsh National Opera's 60th anniversary with a trip to the Wales Millennium Centre, now home to the singers.

The music includes a specially recorded studio session of a capella works by Britten, Macmillan, Poulenc and Barber.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Verdi: Zitti, Zitti (excerpt) (from 'Rigoletto')
Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Carlo Rizzi (conductor)
TELDEC 4509 90851-2, CD 1 track 17

Gounod: Soldiers' Chorus (from 'Faust')
Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Carlo Rizzi (conductor)
TELDEC 4509-90827-2, CD 2 track16-17

Verdi: Patria Oppressa! (from 'Macbeth' Act IV)
Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Richard Armstrong (conductor)
EMI 566115 2, track 5

Poulenc: Ave Maria (from 'Dialogue des Carmelites')
Rosie Hay, Megan Llewellyn Dorke, Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Simon Philippo (piano), Donald Nally (conductor)
BBC studio recording

Britten: Time; Concord (Courtly Dances from Gloriana)
Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Donald Nally (conductor)
BBC studio recording

Tchaikovsky: Chorus and Dance of the Peasants (from 'Eugene Onegin' Act 1')
Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)
EMI 555004 2, CD 1 track 3 - 4

Macmillan: The Gallant Weaver
Samantha Hay, Anitra Blaxhall, Meriel Andrew, Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Donald Nally (conductor)
BBC studio recording

Verdi: Un patto! Un Giuramento! (from 'Ernani')
Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera, Richard Bonynge (conductor)
Decca 421 412-2, CD 2 track 11


Choir of the Year Audition Highlights

Shearing: It was a lover
Oakham School Chamber Choir, Peter Davis (conductor)
BBC recording

Pärt: Bogoroditse Djevo
Hogan: The Battle of Jericho
Chantage, James Davey (conductor)
BBC recording

trad arr. Peter Lyondev: Ergen Deda
London Bulgarian Choir, Dessislava Stefanova (conductor)
BBC recording




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