Washington Concert Opera

Episode One: Messages of hope and unification in opera

Episode One: Messages of hope and unification in opera

Washington Concert Opera (WCO) is proud to present a new podcast series! In episode one, WCO Artistic Director and Conductor, Maestro Antony Walker, discusses various operas that contain messages of hope and unification that were written during times of struggle. Excerpts included, in order that you will hear them, are as follows: (1) "O Gott, O welch ein Augenblick" from Beethoven's Leonore; (2) "Hymn to Liberty" from Rossini's Guillaume Tell; (3) "Va, pensiero" from Verdi's Nabucco; (4) An excerpt from Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen; (5) The ending of Janáček's Jenufa; (6) "Marie Therese! ... Ist ein Traum" duet from Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier; (7) "Wer ein holdes Weib errungen" from Beethoven's Leonore.

Duration: 49 min

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