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 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 http:www.operacast.com/bayreuth03.htm]; 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.