Host Sean Bianco brings you a full-length opera featuring great voices from the past and present followed by “Opera Potpourri.”
Saturday, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.on Music Station
Das Wunder der Heliane or The Miracle of Heliane is an opera in three acts by Erich Wolfgang Korngold with a libretto by Hans Müller-Einigen, after Hans Kaltneker. It was first performed at the Hamburg State Opera on October 7, 1927. A suite for violin and piano based on the music from the aria "Ich ging zu ihm" is in print at Schott publishing.
After many successful premieres across Germany, Korngold composed this new opera beginning in 1924. Before its premiere in 1927 Korngold claimed that this would be his masterwork.
Heliane – Anna Tomowa-Sintow
The Stranger – John David de Haan
The Judge – Nicolai Gedda
John Mauceri – conductor
RSO of Berlin
Decca - 1993
January 14, 2023
January 21, 2023
February 4, 2023