Silence, Please!

August 11, 2018, 4:30 pm

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Two operatic calls for silence. One by Rita Gorr in Verdi’s Aida with Leontyne Price. The other for the finale of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger with Ben Heppner, José van Dam and more with the Chicago Symphony led by Sir Georg Solti.


“Silenzio! Aida verso noi s’avanza” from Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
Leontyne Price, soprano; Rita Gorr, mezzo-soprano;
Orchestra of the Rome Opera; Sir Georg Solti, conductor
(Rome 1962. LONDON 417 418‐2)

Act III Finale from Die Meistersinger by Richard Wagner
Ben Heppner, tenor; José van Dam, bass-baritone; Karita Mattila, soprano; supporting cast;
Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra; Sir Georg Solti, conductor
(Chicago 1995. LONDON 452 610‐2)