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
This Saturday: http://www.operacast.com/thissat.htm
This Sunday: http://www.operacast.com/thissun.htm
This coming week Monday-Friday: http://www.operacast.com/thiswkdays.htm
Next Saturday: http://www.operacast.com/nextsat.htm
Next Sunday: http://www.operacast.com/nextsun.htm
Next Week Monday-Friday: http://www.operacast.com/nextwkdays.htm
Chief fare this weekend --
Bryn Terfel in concert; also a few "live" cuts in concert are included in a celebration of tenor Richard Tucker; Sir Thomas Allen stars in FLEDERMAUS at the Proms; also from the Proms, Prokofiev's WAR AND PEACE (Simon Keenlyside and Peter Sidhom in the cast); Patrizia Ciofi and Alessandro Corbelli in TURCO IN ITALIA at Pesaro; a re-broadcast of La Scala's FIDELIO under Riccardo Muti, with Waltraud Meier, Robert Dean Smith and Eike Wilm Schulte; a broadcast of the world premiere of Carlisle Floyd's COLD SASSY TREE, starring Patricia Racette; we can also catch Patricia Racette in the title role of Janacek's JENUFA, with Kathryn Harries as Kostelnicka; the exciting young tenor Vsevolod Grivnov is heard in a re-broadcast of Tchaikovsky's OPRICHNIK; from Aix-en-Provence, we can hear Peter Mattei's thrilling assumption of the title role in Tchaikovsky's more familiar EUGEN ONEGIN; a re-broadcast of Covent Garden's LUISA MILLER with Frittoli and M. Alvarez; a very rare and wonderful opportunity indeed, a "live" performance of Mozart's NOZZE DI FIGARO from sixty years ago, starring the supreme Figaro of Ezio Pinza, surrounded by colleagues of the stature of Bidu Sayao, Eleanor Steber and Jarmila Novotna; another chance to hear the sparkling duo of Ana Maria Martinez and Ramon Vargas in L'ELISIR D'AMORE; Rene Jacobs and John Eliot Gardiner collaborate in Handel's BELSHAZZAR; Grieg's PEER GYNT (Mari Anne Haggander in the cast); a program spotlighting Maestro Christian Thielemann; Peter Schreier in concert; another chance to hear Anne Schwanewilms' spine-tingling Elettra in IDOMENEO, from Glyndebourne; don't miss the incandescent Lorraine Hunt Lieberson "live" in Britten's PHAEDRA and Stravinsky's OEDIPUS REX.