This podcast features appearances by (in alphabetical order) Cathy Berberian, Olga Borodina, Julia Bullock, Karen Cargill, Victoria de los Angeles, Véronique Gens, Heather Harper, Jessye Norman, Irmgard Seefried, Albina Shagimuratova, Tatiana Troyanos and Dawn Upshaw.

Jamie Barton appears tonight for the first time in the title role of Carmen in a concert staging for the Chicago Opera Theater to seduce Stephanie Blythe (in the guise of her tenor alter ego Blythely Oratonio) in their premiere Don José.

Then tomorrow at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Sondra Radvanovsky finally gets her chance to wash Lady Macbeth’s bloody hands.

This heady one-two Divadienst punch prompted me to dive into my trove of short vocal tracks where I exhumed this tantalizing 12 of all but one 20th vocal works and the exception—Borodina’s Mussorgsky cycle—is performed in Shostakovich’s 1962 orchestration!

The original (and smashing) Dozen Divas Show returns to Manhattan’s Triad Theater next Friday at 7:00 PM.

All 12 of these performances are derived from broadcasts.

Berg: Sieben frühe Lieder

Ravinia Festival
6 July 1985

Tatiana Troyanos

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: James Levine

Britten: Les Illuminations

February 1967

Heather Harper

Sinfonie-Orchester des HR
Conductor: Dean Dixon

Dukas: L’Ondine et la pêcheur

February 1991

Dawn Upshaw

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Hugh Wolff

Duparc: Four Songs

Philharmonie, Berlin
11 January 2018

Véronique Gens

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Antonio Pappano

Falla: Seven Spanish Popular Songs

Royal Festival Hall, London
15 October 1968

Victoria de los Angeles

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Rudolf Kempe

Glière: Coloratura Concerto

Opéra Berlioz du Corum, Montpellier
25 July 2017

Albina Shagimuratova

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Conductor: Vladimir Fedoseyev

Alma Mahler: Six Songs

Barbican Hall, London
24 January 2020

Karen Cargill

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Mussorgsky: Songs and Dances of Death (orch. Shostakovich)

5 March 2015

Olga Borodina

Orchestre National de France
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda

Ravel: Trois Poémes de Stéphane Mallarmé 

Davies Symphony Hall
20 February 2020

Julia Bullock

San Francisco Symphony
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen

Satie: Four Songs

February 1973

Jessye Norman

Sinfonie-Orchester des HR
Conductor: Dean Dixon

Weill (arr. Berio): Two Songs

Radio France
17 April 1972

Cathy Berberian

Ensemble Ars Nova
Conductor: Marius Constant

Wolf: Kennst du das Land?

Carnegie Hall
January 1962

Irmgard Seefried

New York Philharmonic
Conductor: Georg Solti

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The archive that lists all Trove Thursday offerings in alphabetical order by composer has just been completely updated.