Here Comes the Sun

March 24, 2018, 4:30 pm

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Here is a program filled with sunshine for a March day. Franco Corelli sings O sole mio plus arias from Rigoletto, Romeo and Juliet, and May Night. Also spreading sunshine are Karita Mattila, Piotr Beczala, Renata Scotto, Carlo Bergonzi and Nicolai Gedda.

 

Music

“Here Comes the Sun” by Paul McCartney
The Beatles

“Ah! Leve‐toi soleil!” Faust by Charles Gounod
Orchestra of the National Opera of Lyon, Alain Altinoglu, conductor; Piotr Beczala, tenor
(DGG 2014)

“E il sol dell’ anima” Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
The Orchestra of La Scala, Rafael Kubelik, conductor;
Renata Scotto, soprano; Carlo Bergonzi, tenor
(DGG 1964)

“The sun goes down” May Night by Nikolai Rimsky‐Korsakov 
Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Gika Zdravkovitch, conductor,
Nicolai Gedda, tenor
(EMI 1969)

“When the sun shines” by Oskar Merikanto
Karita Mattila, soprano; Ilmo Ranta, piano
(ONDINE)

“ ’O sole mio” by Eduardo di Capua
Franco Corelli with Orchestra conducted by Raffaele Mingardo
(EMI 1961)