Saturday, March 19, 2005

What's on for Saturday, March 19th?

There are signs of spring in the air here in New York City, and plenty of opera will stream this afternoon over the internet:

RADIO OESTERREICH INTERNATIONAL - From Salzburg, Britten's Peter Grimes with Robert Gambill, Amando Roocroft and John Tomlinson, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle

CESKY ROZHLAS 3 -VLTAVA - Verdi's Don Carlo with Alastair Miles, Ramón Vargas, Bo Skovhus, Simon Young, Iano Tamar, Nadja Michael, Dan Paul Dumintrescu, and Cornelia Salje, conducted by Bertrand de Billy

DEUTSCHLANDRADIO KULTUR - Live from Stuttgart, Mozart's Mass in C Minor KV 427, with Robert Levin, Diana Damrau, Juliane Banse, Lothar Odinius, Markus Marquardt, conducted by Helmuth Rilling

DR P2 - From Amsterdam, Verdi's Jerusalem with Nelly Miricioiù, Julian Gavin, Julian Konstantinov, Mark Rucker, Anna Chierichetti, Andrew Greenan and Paul Austin Kelly, conducted by Paolo Olmi

KLARA and MUSIQ3 - Live from Theatre de la Monnaie, Philippe Boesmans' Julie, with Gary Mageen, Malena Ernman, Kerstin Avemo, conducted by Patrick Davin

METROPOLITAN OPERA BROADCAST - Verdi's Don Carlo (revised Four Act version), with Sondra Radvanovsky, Violeta Urmana, Richard Margison, Dwayne Croft, Ferruccio Furlanetto, and Samuel Ramey conducted by Fabio Luisi

RADIO 4 NETHERLANDS - (1) The world premier performance from 6-6-2004 in the Muziektheater in Bremen, Battistelli's El otoño del patriarca (De herfst van de Patriarch), from the book by Gabriel García Marquez, with the Bremer Philharmoniker, conducted by Stefan Klingele; (2) from 26-11-2004 in de Concertzaal in Tilburg, Mozart/bew: Van der Heide. Le nozze di Figaro. Nederlands Blazers Ensemble. Johannette Zomer, soprano, Frans Fiselier, baritone

NRK ALLTID KLASSISK and NRK P2 - From Oslo, Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg with Frode Olsen, Carsten Stabell, Trond Halstein Moe, Ole Jørgen Kristiansen, Ivar Gilhuus, Svein Erik Sagbråten, Ragnhild Heiland Sørensen, Ingrid Dominique, and Svein Carlsen, conducted by Olaf Henzold

NPR WORLD OF OPERA - From Teatro Lirico, Cagliari, Heinrich Marschner's Hans Heiling, with Anna Caterina Antonacci, Markus Werba, Herbert Lippert, Gabriele Fontana, Cornelia Wulkopf and Nicola Ebau, conducted by Ranato Palumbo

SVERIGES RADIO P2 - a rebroadcast of last week's Metropolitan Opera performance of Rossini's Il Barbiere de Siviglia, with Franco Vassallo, Katarina Karnéus, Matthew Polenzani, Carlos Chausson, and Ferruccio Furlanetto, conducted by Maurizio Benini

ESPACE 2 - From l'Opéra de Nantes, Henri Rabaud's Mârouf, savetier du Caire, with Michel Lecocq, Anne-Marie Blanzat, Franz Petri, François Loup, Etienne Arnaud, Danny Barraud, conducted by Jesus Etcheverry

LATVIA RADIO KLASIKA - A December 2004 performance from Covent Garden of Donizetti's Don Pasquale, with Simone Alaimo, Alessandro Corbelli, Juan Diego Florez and Tatiana Lisnic, conducted by Bruno Campanella

RADIO TRE (RAI) - From Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Puccini's Madama Butterfly, with Adina Nitescu, Elena Cassian, Roberto Aronica, Alexandru Agache, conducted by Bruno Bartoletti

The OperaCast creww is threatening to jump ship to go off to Wall to Wall Sondheim this afternoon at Symphony Space, but for those of you who decide to listen to opera today,

Happy listening,