Saturday, January 01, 2005

Welcome to 2005

2005 is here! And with it some mighty fine operatic programming:

KLARA - from La Fenice in Venice, a performance of Verdi's La Traviata with Patricia Ciofi, Roberto Saccà, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, conducted by Lorin Maazel

METROPOLITAN OPERA BROADCAST [numerous stations] - Handel's Rodelinda with Renee Fleming, Stephanie Blythe, David Daniels, Bejun Mehta, John Relyea and Kobie van Rensburg, conducted by Harry Bicket

RADIO 4 NETHERLANDS - a September 24, 2004 performance from Florence of Mussorgsky's Khovanschina with Vladimir Ognovenko, Clifton Forbis, Robert Brubaker, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Valerie Alexeev and Elena Zaremba, conducted by James Conlon

RADIO CLASICA DE ESPANA - a rebroadcast Massenet's of Le Roi de Lahore from La Fenice in Venice, conducted by Marcello Viotto

RDP ANTENA 2 - Dvorak's oratorio Santa Ludmila

NPR WORLD OF OPERA - Rossini's Möise et Pharaon with Ildar Abdrazakov, Sonia Ganassi and Giuseppe Filianoti, conducted by Riccardo Muti

NRK ALLTID KLASSISK - A December 1999 from Covent Garden performance Verdi's Falstaff with Bryn Terfel, Roberto Frontali, Barbara Frittoli, Kenneth Tarver, and Désirée Rancatore, conducted Bernard Haitink

CESKY ROZHLAS 3-VLTAVA - Smetana's Libuše with Nadežda Kniplová and Václav Bednár, conducted by Jaroslav Krombholc

FRANCE MUSIQUES - From Theatre des Champs Elysee in Paris, a performance of Rossini's La Cenerentola with Elena Garanaca, Mazim Mironov, Ildebrando d'Arcangelo OR Nicolas Rivenq, Natale de Carolos OR Andrea Concetti, conducted by Evelino Pido

MDR KULTUR - Virgilio Ranzato's Il paese dei campanelli, conducted by Fabio Luisi

MUSIQ3 - yet another performance of Rossini's Möise et Pharaon, this one from Opera Royal de Wallonie conducted by Alberto Zedda, featuring N, A. Andalean, B. Haveman, A. Bienkowska, I. Abdrazakov and E. Capuano

Happy listening!


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