Saturday, September 27, 2003

For those interested, another week of opera coming to our ears courtesy
of the Internet
. . .

We have posted the new schedules for the next two weeks. They can be
found at:
This Saturday:
This Sunday:
This coming week Monday-Friday:


Next Saturday:
Next Sunday:
Next Week Monday-Friday:

Chief fare today --

You can join Messiaen's SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI with Jose Van Dam, ALREADY IN PROGRESS; also ALREADY IN PROGRESS is KUSC's annual Opera Quiz; another chance to catch Anne Schwanewilms' Elettra in IDOMENEO, taped at Glyndebourne; the striking young Alan Woodrow's assumption of the role of Siegfried continues with GOETTERDAEMMERUNG, the concluding work of Wagner's RING cycle; you can also catch a rebroadcast of this year's Bayreuth Festival SIEGFRIED featuring Christian Franz and Alan Titus [for complete information on the times of each Bayreuth rerun and the stations that will be carrying them and the casts for each peformance, visit our Bayreuth 2003 page at]; more Wagner from Usher Hall, as we tune in for LOHENGRIN (Petra Lang sings Ortrud); Sylvie Valayre and Dario Volonte star in a special production of TURANDOT, featuring Berio's new ending, which incorporates more of the unused Puccini sketches than the familiar Alfano/Toscanini finale; for those who feel adventurous enough to toggle back and forth, we can compare two of our finest Maestros today in one of the finest of all twentieth-century operas, Janacek's CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN, as we listen to either Sir Andrew Davis or Vladimir Fedoseyev at the podium; William Christie leads Rameau's INDES GALANTES; Mark Delavan and Maria Guleghina can be heard as father and daughter in Verdi's AIDA; Shicoff and Grundheber square off as rebel and tyrant in TOSCA; Simon Keenlyside, Natalie Dessay and Robert Lloyd in Thomas's HAMLET; from Geneva, Mussorgsky's original shorter BORIS GODUNOV (Vsevelod Grivnov heard as the Idiot); Franz Grundheber stars in LIEBE DER DANAE; Kaufmann/Van Dam/Karneus in DAMNATION DE FAUST; Sonia Ganassi stars in CENERENTOLA; more Rossini as we hear his ADINA with Joyce Di Donato/Raul Gimenez; from the Washington Opera, Kiri Te Kanawa stars in Barber's VANESSA.

Happy listening,

Liz Hubbell


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