Saturday, April 09, 2005

What's on for Saturday, April 9th?

There are a number of interesting operas on offer today.

DR P2 -- From the Copenhagen Opera, Poul Ruders' Proces Kafka, with Johnny van Hal, Gisela Stille, Marianne Rørholm, Gert Henning-Jensen, Michael Kristensen, Johan Reuter, Guido Paevatalu, Anders Jakobsson, Bo Anker Hansen, and Ole Hedegaard; conducted by Thomas Søndergård

Latvia Radio Klasika -- From the 2004 Pesaro Festival, Rossini's Sabranes Mathilde featuring Juan Diego Florez

Radio 4 Netherlands -- From Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam, Korngold's Die tote Stadt, with Torsten Kerl, Nadja Michael, Michael Kraus, Lani Poulson, and Marisca Mulder; conducted by Ingo Metzmacher

Deutschlandradio Kultur -- a November 2004 performance from the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow of Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtensk, with Tatiana Anisimova, Maxim Pastor, Valery Gilmanov, Vadim Sapleschny, and Irina Udalova, conducted by Zoltán Pesko

France Musiques -- Yet another airing of a really wonderful performance from last season at Houston Grand Opera of Handel's Giulio Cesare with Laura Claycomb, David Daniels, Brian Asawa and Patricia Risley, conducted by Patrick Summers

NPR World of Opera -- From Teatro La Fenice in Venice, a performance of Massenet's Le Roi de Lahore, with Ana Maria Sánchez, Vladimir Stoyanov, Maria José Montiel, Giuseppe Gipali, Deyan Vachkov, and Riccardo Zanellato; conducted by Marcello Viotti

Metropolitan Opera Broadcast -- Puccini's Tosca with Maria Guleghina, Salvatore Licitra, and Mark Delavan; conducted by James Conlon

Radio Oesterreich International -- From the Vienna Staatsoper, an April 7th performance of Berg's Wozzeck with Franz Hawlata, Deborah Polaski and Wolfgang Schmidt; conducted by Seiji Ozawa

Sveriges Radio P2 -- Also from the Vienna Staatsoper, an October 2004 performance of Verdi's Don Carlos with Ramon Vargas, Iano Tamar, Nadja Michael, Bo Skovhus, and Alastair Miles; conducted by Simone Young

Espace 2 -- A Radio France broadcast performance of Bizet's Ivan le Terrible (or Ivan IV), with Inva Mula, Julian Gavin, Ludovic Tézier, Paul Gay, and Alexandre Vassiliev; conducted by Michael Schonwandt

Radio Tre (RAI) -- From Teatro Comunale in Modena, a February 2005 performance of Britten's Peter Grimes, with David Barrell, Vivian Tierney, Castellani Tarabini, and Mark Hollan; conducted by Alistair Dawes

Happy listening,

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