AN OPERATIC WEEKEND
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 --
This entire week there will be many programs commemorating the 50th anniversary of Kathleen Ferrier's passing in October of 1953 -- a treasured artist who fully deserves this worldwide recognition, it will be worthwhile to peruse all our pages and Search the numerous entries for programs celebrating this deeply moving contralto and her all-too-brief career --
Angela Denoke in concert; Igor Kuljeric's brand new ZIVOTINJSKA FARMA based on Orwell's "Animal Farm"; another new work, Albeniz's HENRY CLIFFORD with Alessandra Marc, Carlos Alvarez, Ana-Maria Martinez, Aquiles Machado, among others; Elena Souliotis stars in Catalani's rarely heard LORELEY (Cappuccilli also in the cast); the exciting Carl Tanner is heard in Verdi's LUISA MILLER; William Christie leads Rameau's LES INDES GALANTES; from Washington Opera, Kiri Te Kanawa stars in Barber's VANESSA; Elizabeth Futral and Richard Zeller star in Massenet's THAIS; you can catch Violeta Urmana and Giuseppe Sabbatini in LA FAVORITE; Rene Jacobs leads AGRIPPINA -- Anna Caterina Antonacci, Miah Persson and Dominique Visse in the cast; Mirella Freni and Luciano Pavarotti at their most youthful in a "live" FIGLIA DEL REGIMENTO; Samuel Ramey takes on the unusual double bill of BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE and GIANNI SCHICCHI; from Pesaro, Rossini's TURCO IN ITALIA (Matthew Polenzani in the cast); at Covent Garden, it's SUOR ANGELICA that's paired with PAGLIACCI, featuring Gallardo-Domas and Palmer in Puccini's haunting one-acter under Christian Thielemann, and Domingo, Georghiu and Hvorostovsky (as Silvio) in Leoncavallo's masterpiece under Anthony Pappano; Maria Guleghina and Mark Delavan heard in Verdi's AIDA --
Juan Diego Florez in concert; Ildebrando D'Arcangelo in closeup; Bernarda Fink in concert; Verdi's rarely heard STIFFELIO with Mario Del Monaco; Susan Anthony stars in Beethoven's FIDELIO.