Summer Mixtape


What do you think of when you think of summer? Long days, a relaxing, easy-going vibe, and heat, heat, heat. That’s what Music Administrator Rolando Salazar thought of when we asked him to put together his idea of the perfect summer opera playlist. Everything is listed below for your reference. Enjoy!

  1. Street Scene: Ain’t it Awful, the Heat
  2. Porgy and Bess: Summertime
  3. Tales of Hoffman: Belle nuit
  4. Sweeney Todd: By the Sea
  5. Susannah: Ain’t it a pretty night?
  6. Serse: Ombra mai fù
  7. Samson: Total eclipse
  8. Pagliacci: Stridono Iassù
  9. Lohengrin: Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral
  10. The Pirates of Penzance: Climbing Over Rocky Mountain
  11. The Marriage of Figaro: Overture
  12. The Secret Gardener (La finta giardiniera): Introduction
  13. Carmen: Habanera (L’amour est un oiseau rebelle)
  14. Romeo and Juliet: Je veux vivre
  15. Rossini: Cat Duet (Duetto buffo di due gatti)