A Program for Labor Day

September 5, 2020, 4:30 pm

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A tribute to workers everywhere that features three government ministers, a flower seller, a fashion designer, and even a smuggler. Cecilia Bartoli, Lucrezia Bori, and Katharine Hepburn are heard, among other vocalists.


“Yo que soy contrabandista” from El poeta calculista by Manuel García
Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano; Orchestra La Scintilla; Ádám Fischer, conductor
(Zurich 2006. DECCA 475 9077)

“Ola Pang! Ola Pong!” from Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
Mario Sereni, baritone; Piero de Palma, tenor; Tommaso Frascati, tenor; Rome Opera Orchestra; Erich Leinsdorf, conductor
(Rome 1959. RCA VICTOR 09026‐62687‐2)

“La Violetera” by Jose Padilla and E. Ray Goetz
Lucrezia Bori, soprano; Victor Orchestra; Rosario Bourdon, conductor
(New York 1928. ROMOPHONE 81017‐2 B)

“The Money Rings Out Like Freedom” from Coco by André George Previn and Alan Jay Lerner
Katharine Hepburn, actress; Chorus and Orchestra; Robert Emmett Dolan, conductor
(New York 1969. LP: PARAMOUNT PMS‐1002)