Saturday, October 08, 2005

Offerings for Saturday, October 8, 2005

As usual, there are some choice offerings for our aural delectation this afternoon, including two Wagner music dramas:

ESPACE MUSIQUES (French Radio Canada) - Rossini's Tancredi from the Canadian Opera Company, with Ewa Podles, Michael Colvin, Nicoleta Ardelean, Robert Pomakov and Marie-Nicole Lemieux, conducted by Will Crutchfield.

DEUTSCHLANDFUNK - From Wildbad, a September 2005 performane of Meyerbeer's Semiramide, with Deborah Riedel, Philippo Adami, Fiona Janes, Wojtek Gierlach,
Olga Peretyatko and Leonardo Silva, conducted by Richard Bonynge.

ESPACE 2 and SVERIGES RADIO P2 - A live performance of Wagner's Tannhäuser from Geneva, Switzerland, with Kristinn Sigmundsson, Stephen Gould, Dietrich Henschel,
John MacMaster, Alexandre Vassiliev, Ulfried Haselsteiner, Nina Stemme, Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet and Katia Velletaz, conducted by Ulf Schirmer.

FRANCE MUSIQUES - From the Grand Théâtre in Geneva, a performance of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda Gabriele Fontana, Joyce di Donato, Eric Cutler, Giovanni Furlanetto, Marzio Giossi and Cecil Marion Ammann, Evelino Pido conducting Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.

KLARA - Jan van Vlijmen's Thyeste, with Dale Duesing, John Daszak, Helena Rasker and Harry Peeters, conducted by Stefan Asbury.

LATVIA RADIO KLASIKA - Verdi's Rigoletto with Mark Delevan, Diana Damrau, and Tito Beltran, conducted by Zubin Mehta.

RADIO 4 NETHERLANDS - De Nederlandse Opera begins its season with a complete Ring Cycle. Today we will hear Wagner's Das Rheingold, with Albert Dohmen, Werner van Mechelen, Frode Olsen, Mario Luperi and Michaela Kaune, conducted by Hartmut Haenchen. Tomorrow we will hear Die Walkure. Siegfried and Gotterdammerung follow next Saturday and Sunday.

RDP ANTENA 2 - From Hamburgs Staatsoper, a performance of Keiser's Der lächerliche Printz Jodelet, with Jörn Schümann, Inga Kalna, Julia Sukmanova, Anke Herrmann, Tamara Gura, Jan Buchwald, Moritz Gogg, Michael Smallwood, Andreas Hörl, Christoph Genz and Christoph Pohl, conducted by Alessandro De Marchi.

NPR WORLD OF OPERA - From Washington National Opera, Tchaikovsky's The Maid of Orleans, with (the seemingly ageless) Mirella Freni, Sergei Leiferkus, Corey Evan Rotz, Evgeny Nikitin, Phillip Skinner, Viktor Lutsiuk, Maïra Kerey, Vladimir Moroz, Trevor Byron Scheunemann and Feodor Kuznetzov, Stefano Ranzani conducting.

DR P2, NRK ALLTID KLASSISK and NRK P2 - A chance to rehear the Covent Garden performance of Puccini's La Fanciulla del West, with José Cura, Mark Delavan, Andrea Gruber and Jonathan Lemalu, conducted by Piero Faggioni.

BBC RADIO 3 - From Covent Garden, a performance of Nielsen's Maskerade, with Michael Schade, Emma Bell, Kyle Ketelsen, Gail Pearson, Brindley Sherratt and Kari Hamnøy, conducted by Michael Schønwandt.
Happy listening....


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