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Elizabeth Zharoff

January 26, 2012

Love or Death?

Love or death? It's a question that's posed at some point in most every dramatic opera. And unlike everyday life, opera heroines generally have to choose between the two. In today's show, PT Young Artist in Residence Elizabeth Zharoff addresses the question in the role of four different opera characters: Iolanthe, Juliet, Elvira, and Pamina.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Robert Schumann
    Third movement from Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 97 (Rhenish)
    The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly, conductor
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau
    Excerpts from Nouvelles Suites de Pieces de Clavecin: Suite in A Minor
    The Calefax Reed Quintet
    Falany Performing Arts Center, Waleska, Georgia
  • Camille Saint-Saens
    Finale from Carnival of the Animals
    Gideon Broshy and Christopher O'Riley, pianos, Brannon Cho, cello, Helen Gerhold, harp, Marcelina Suchocka, percussion
    Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, New York City
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Symphony No. 38 in D, K 504 (Prague)
    The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Giovanni Antonini, conductor
    Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany

hour 2

  • Pietro Mascagni
    Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
    The Russian National Orchestra, Omer Meir Wellber, conductor
    Festival del Sole, Napa Valley, California
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Ach, ich fuhl's, from the Magic Flute
    Elizabeth Zharoff, soprano, Milos Repicky, piano
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul
  • Vincenzo Bellini
    Qui la Voce, from I Puritani
    Elizabeth Zharoff, soprano, Milos Repicky, piano
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul
  • Charles Gounod
    Juliet's Waltz, from Romeo and Juliet
    Elizabeth Zharoff, soprano, Milos Repicky, piano
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul
  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    Iolanthe's Arioso, from Iolanthe
    Elizabeth Zharoff, soprano, Milos Repicky, piano
    Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul
  • PT Young Artist in Residence
    Elizabeth Zharoff, soprano
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Overture to the Marriage of Figaro
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
  • Igor Stravinsky
    Scherzo a la Russe
    The Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev, conductor
  • Johannes Brahms
    Intermezzo in A, Op. 118, No. 2
    Sveinung Bjelland, piano
    Oslo Concert Hall, Oslo, Norway
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