Saturday, May 28, 2005

Saturday LIVE on OperaCast

It's another Saturday - a three-day holiday week here in the United States, and here in New York it's finally SUNNY!

So , what's on OperaCast today?

The Houston Grand Opera Giulio Cesare with Laura Claycomb, Brian Asawa and Phyllis Pancella is being aired yet again, this time by Espaces Musiques (French CBC).

France Musiques, Latvia Radio Klasika and Radio Slovenia Tretji - Rossini's Semirade from Rome with Darina Takova, Antonino Siragusa, and Michele Pertusi, conducted by Gianluigi Gelmetti.

DR P2 - Scarlatti's Telemaco with Johanna Stojkovic, Elisabeth Kulman, and Corby Welch, conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock.

Radio 4 Netherlands - from Nationale Reisopera, Schouwburg, Arnhem, Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande Debussy's with Nathaniel Webster, Franco Pomponi, and Lenneke Ruiten, conducted by Ed Spanjaard.

In honor of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau's 80th birthday, WHRB is having an 11-hour Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Orgy. NDR Kultur and RBB Kulturradio are each running their own tributes.

WICR, KUSC and WCNY - this year's Metropolitan Opera National Council Winners Concert.

Opera Stage (The European Opera series desseminated by WFMT in Chicago) - most stations are carrying Tomás Bretón's La Dolores from Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, with Maria Rodriguez, Cecilia Diaz, Gustavo Porta and Dario Schmunck, conducted by Antoni Ros Marb; but WRTI is running this series on a two week delay, carrying Janacek's From the House of the Dead, with Peter Mikulas, Stéphanie Novacek, Stefan Margita, Alexander Vassiliev, Bernard van der Meersch, Gordon Gietz, and Pavlo Hunka, conducted by Jiri Belohlávek (this was a great performance - if you missed this, try and catch it today).

NPR World of Opera - Amilcare Ponchielli's La Gioconda from the National Opera of Ukraine, with Tetyana Anisimova, Anzhelina Shvachka, Liudmyla Yurchenko, Sergy Magera, Dmytro Popov, and Igor Mokrenko, conducted by Volodymyr Kozhukhar.

BBC Radio 3 - a BBC Symphony Orchestra concert performance of Chausson's Le Roi Arthus, with Susan Bullock, Andrew Schroeder, Simon O'Neill, François Le Roux and Daniel Okulitch, conducted by Leon Botstein.

CBC Two - Delibe's Lakme, with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, with Amy Hansen, John Tessier, and Dean Elzinga, conducted by Robert Dean.

KBYU - From Utah Opera, Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, with George Dyer, Kathleen Brett, Serena Benedetti, and Gary Lehman, conducted by William Lacey.

MDR Figaro - after a short opening tribute to Fischer-Dieskau, a rebroadcast of the performance of Bellini's La Sonnambula from Palais des Beaux-Arts, La Monnaie, Brüssel, with Sumi Jo, Antonio Siragusa and Enrico Marabelli, conducted by René Jacobs.

NRK Alltid Klassisk and NRK P2 - Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth from Mtensk, from the Bolshoi in Moscow, with Valerij Gilmanov, Maxim Paster, Tatjana Anisimova, and Vadim Zapleknij, conducted by Zoltán Pésko.

Cesky Rozhlas 3-Vltava - Salieri's Europa Riconosciuta, from La Scala, Milan, with Diana Damrau, Désirée Rancatore, Genia Kühmeier, Daniela Barcellona), and Giuseppe Sabbatini, conducted by Riccardo Muti.

Espace 2 - From Copenhagen, two works by Igor Stravinsky, the ballet Le Baiser de la fée, and Le Rossignol, with Elenae Brilova, John Mark Ainsley, Wojciech Drabowicz, Hanne Fischer, Nina Pavlovski, Vadim Lynkovsky, and Valery Gilmanov, conducted by Alexandre Vedernikov.

Radio Tre (RAI) - From last September in Edinburgh, Scotland, Carl Maria von Weber's Der Freischutz, with Hillevi Martinpelto, Ailish Tynan, Jonas Kaufmann, John Relyea, and Christopher Maltman, conducted by Charles Mackerras.

WOSU is carrying the Richard Tucker Music Foundation Opera Gala.

WDAV - a rerun of the NPR World of Opera Alcina with Karina Gauvin, Christine Brandes, Krisztina Szabó, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Nathaniel Watson, Benjamin Butterfield, and Shannon Mercer, conducted by Bernard Labadie.

Happy listening!


At 6/03/2005 8:16 PM, Anonymous Charles H. RIggs, III said...

Dear fellow opera lovers,

Elizabeth and Geoffrey are en route to a weekend getaway. They are running late due to heavy traffic, so they asked me to let all of you know that the current OperaCast listings are entirely up-to-date but so far do NOT appear on the current This Saturday and current This Sunday pages. Instead, to examine what is available for your listening pleasure this weekend, please go to the current NEXT Saturday and NEXT Sunday pages. This anomaly will be corrected as soon as possible. Elizabeth and Geoffrey expect to be able to restore normalcy to OperaCast's current listings by GMT 0400/EDT 12AM.

Happy listening,



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