Friday, October 24, 2003


For those interested, another week of opera coming to our ears courtesy of the Internet
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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 this weekend --

Handel's BELSHAZZAR with Christine Goerke in the cast; a re-broadcast of this summer's Bayreuth Festival SIEGFRIED and three different stations are airing, at different times on Saturday, the Bayreuth LOHENGRIN [for complete information on the times of each Bayreuth rebroadcast and the stations that will be carrying them, and the casts for each peformance, visit our Bayreuth 2003 page at]; from Florence, we hear Mozart's NOZZE DI FIGARO under Zubin Mehta (Patrizia Ciofi and Lucio Gallo heard in the cast); Rene Jacobs conducts a comic rarity, Gasmana's L'OPERA SERIA; another curiosity, Thuering Braem's IL GONG MAGICO; from Salzburg, AEGYPTISCHE HELENA, starring Deborah Voigt; Massenet's HERODIADE at Vienna, starring Agnes Baltsa; from the Volksoper, a rare chance to hear a performance of Flotow's MARTHA; from Houston, Handel's masterpiece ARIODANTE, with Susan Graham making her Houston debut in the title role (also in the cast, Sally Burgess); a re-broadcast of Washington Opera's VANESSA with Kiri Te Kanawa; Janacek's JENUFA at the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo (Nina Warren in the cast); a re-broadcast of the Salzburg world premiere of Henze's L'UPUPA; a re-broadcast of Renee Fleming's first TRAVIATA --

-- in apparent rebellion against the academic straitjacket of atonal dissonance, Levy revised his MOURNING BECOMES ELEKTRA, bringing it closer to the frankly Romantic textures he had really envisaged, a revision you can hear from Seattle, with Lauren Flanigan featured in the title role; to mark Jon Vickers' birthday, a classic performance, Jon Vickers at his absolute peak in TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, at the Orange Festival of 1973, singing opposite the Isolde of Birgit Nilsson; Simon Rattle conducts IDOMENEO, with Anne Schwanewilms heard as Elettra.


Geoffrey Riggs


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