March 10, 2007
Coming up this week on A Prairie Home Companion, we've got another special compilation show drawn from the dusty shelves of our underground tape vault, featuring some of the best opera from our archives. It's the l'atto finale of our spring break with Renée Fleming appearing as the great diva Renata Flambe, and Maria Jette singing the "Jell-O Aria." Susan Graham is with us, as well as Bryn Terfel, Mark Thomsen, and Danny the Opera Dog. It's all coming up this week on A Prairie Home Companion.

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Segment 1
00:00:12Tishomingo Blues
00:00:56GK Open
00:03:58"Vilia" from "The Merry Widow" and "O Mio Babbino Caro" from "Gianni Schicchi", Renée Fleming and Lee Musiker
00:13:08"La Influenza" Garrison Keillor, Vern Sutton, Janis Hardy, Maria Jette, The Ensemble Singers of the Plymouth Music Series, The Lake Wobegon String Quartet, Rich Dworsky and Shoes
00:33:20GK Annc.
00:33:54Powdermilk Break
Segment 2
00:35:30Guy Noir w/Renée Fleming
00:52:37GK Intermission Credits
Segment 3
00:58:45GK Welcome Back/ Annc. Met Opera
01:01:03Opera script
01:10:45GK Annc.
01:11:43"The Gasman Cometh" and "My Little Welsh Home" Bryn Terfel and John Fisher
Segment 4
01:18:29The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:32:11GK Annc./"Humoresque" - Pat Donohue and Shoes
01:33:20"La donna e mobile" from "Rigoletto" - Mark Thomsen and Sonya Thompson
01:35:23Danny the Opera Dog script
01:46:44"Voi Che Sapete" from "The Marriage of Figaro" and "Scene" and "Habanera" from Carmen, Susan Graham with the Pro Arte Chamber Orch.
01:53:35GK Credits
01:54:48"Jell-O Aria" - Maria Jette with Rich Dworsky, Andy Stein and Gary Raynor

Guest Information
  • Renée Fleming
  • Susan Graham
  • Maria Jette
  • Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra
  • Andy Stein
  • Vern Sutton
  • Bryn Terfel
  • Guest Recordings
  • Renée Fleming
  • Bryn Terfel
  • Maria Jette

  • Scripts
  • Guy Noir script
  • Opera script
  • Danny the Opera Dog script

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