Dec. 17, 2021

22. The Academy of Music

22. The Academy of Music

What was Philadelphia to do, in an age when theater audiences were Running Riot? Why, of course! . .  build them an Academy, and fill it with Grand Opera.


What was Philadelphia to do, in an age when theater audiences were Running Riot? Why, of course! . .  build them an Academy, and fill it with Grand Opera.

See the Blog Post for this Episode on our website: https://www.aithpodcast.com/blog/the-broad-street-opera-house-blog-post-and-bibliography-for-episode-22/

Music selections played on this episode:

1) "Casta Diva" from Bellini's Norma - Montserrat Caballe. Zubin Mehta, conductor.

2) Finale of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Act IV: Herbert von Karajan (conducting Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper), with Jane Berbie, Heinz Zednik, Tom Krause, Zoltan Kelemen, Ileana Cotrubaș , José Van Dam, Frederica von Stade,  and Jules Bastin.

3) Verdi, Grand March from Aida.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX0qN6QEvGg

4) Verdi, Waltz in F major. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh-QM84-BFA

5) Verdi, Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore. Herbert von Karajan conducting the Berlin Philharmonic and  Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin.

6) Wagner, Overture to Tannhäuser - Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski (1963)


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