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 --
Unusual presentation of Bellini's original version of his PIRATA, featuring Nelly Miriciou; continuing the Berlioz bicentenary year, a chance to hear his BENVENUTO CELLINI under Sir Roger Norrington, with Bruce Ford, Laura Claycomb and Franz Hawlata; a true news item, one of the strongest aspirants of this generation to the heldentenor throne, up-and-coming Alan Woodrow, can be heard in the title role of Wagner's SIEGFRIED; or you can catch a rebroadcast of this year's Bayreuth Festival SIEGFRIED [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 http://www.operacast.com/bayreuth03.htm]; catch Mozart's final wrenching masterpiece, CLEMENZA DI TITO, from the Muziektheater in Amsterdam; Viveca Genaux and Juan Diego Florez together in concert; another chance to catch a rerun of the world premiere of Henze's new L'UPUPA; hear Barber's VANESSA, with Kiri Te Kanawa in the title role; Eva Mei in Massenet's THAIS; we hear a youthful creation from Verdi, his NABUCCO, with Sergei Leiferkus, Maria Guleghina, Samuel Ramey and Phyllis Pancella; a special treat, a rare "live" performance of Weber's FREISCHUETZ under Erich Kleiber (Kurt Boehme and Elisabeth Grummer in the cast) --
another historic "live" performance, Rafael Kubelik conducting Handel's XERXES, with Fritz Wunderlich in the title role; close-up retrospective on this year's Bayreuth RING cycle [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 http://www.operacast.com/bayreuth03.htm]; more Wagner as we look in on the stirring young Peter Sidhom tackling the leading role of Alberich in RHEINGOLD at the start of the Edinburgh Festival's RING cycle under Richard Armstrong; a star-studded retrospective of "live" highlights from the Hector Berlioz canon, topped by a rare 1966 BENVENUTO CELLINI, featuring a more youthful Nicolai Gedda than the Gedda who made the studio set under Colin Davis (also catch a snippet of Eleanor Steber in LES TROYENS); Michael Schneider leads Handel's last opera seria, his DEIDAMIA.