Friday, May 26, 2006

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Things have settled down a bit since the free-for-all of the first Saturday or two after the Met season ended.

Some stations will be carryong the Metropolitan Opera's Volpe Gala.

Others are continuing with WFMT's Opera Stage Series (called by some European Opera), which this week will carry Wagner's Tannhauser, with Nina Stemme, Stephen Gould, Kristinn Sigmundsson, Dietrich Henschel, John MacMaster and Ulfried Haselsteiner, Ulf Schirmer, conductor. WICR and WMCE will be carrying, from the same series, a rebroadcast of Puccini's La Fanciulla del West from Covent Garden with José Cura, Mark Delavan and Andrea Gruber, Antonio Pappano conducting.

NPR World of Opera is airing a Glimmerglass performance of Haydn's Orlando Paladino with Lisa Saffer, Paul Austin Kelly, Danielle Martin-Floyd, Nicholas Phan, Troy Cook, John Tessier, James Valenti, Brenda Patterson and Craig Phillips Guido Johannes Rumstedt conducting. Some NPR stations will be carrying a performance from Berlin of Schubert's Alfonso and Estrella with Dorothea Röschmann, Kurt Streit, Christian Gerhaher, Jochen Schmeckenbecherj and Hanno Müller-Brachmann, Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducting.

Tune in to WHRB for a nine hour Dame Joan Sutherland Orgy.

BBC Radio 3 airs a performance of Mozart's Il Re Pastore from the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House, with Peter Bronder, Katie Van Kooten, Ana James, Anna Leese and Robert Murray, Edward Gardner conducting.

Radio 4 Netherlands offers Kraus' Proserpina with Alexandra Coku, Johanna Stojkovic, Silvia Weiss, Johannes Chum and Nikolai Borchev, Christoph Spering conducting.

Klara is carrying a performance of Bellini's Norma with Edita Gruberove, Sonia Ganassi and Zoran Todorovich, Friedrich Haider conducting.

France Musiques offers a Paris performance of Mozart's Nozze de Figaro with Christiane Oelze, Heidi Grant-Murphy, Lorenzo Regazzo, Christine Schäfer, Helene Schneiderman, Roland Bracht, Burkhard Ulrich , Eberhard Francesco Lorenz and Cassandre Berthon, Sylvain Cambreling conducting.

DR P2 is carrying a performance of Paisiello's Barber of Seville from Brussels with Stefano Ferrai, Elena Monti, Luciano di Pasquale, Giulio Mastrototaro, Filippo Morace, Nabil Suliman and Donal Byme, Rinaldo Alessandrini conducting.

MDR Figaro is rebroadcasting a performanc of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess from Washington's National Opera with Indira Mahajan and Angela Simpson, conducted by Wayne Marshall.

Norwegian stations NRK Alltid Klassisk and NRK P2 are both airing a performance from Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa of Vivaldi's Orlando Furioso with Ann Hallenberg, Elena Belfiore, Laura Aikin, Annarita Gemmabella, Christophe Doumaux, Vito Priante and Franco Fagioli, Alan Curtis conducting.

Radio Oesterreich International airs a performance from Vienna of Gounod's Romeo et Juliette with Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon and Eijiro Ka, Bertrand de Billy conducting.

Sveriges Radio P2 will be carrying a performance of Puccini's Turandot with Turid Karlsen, Tomas Lind, Ann-Marie Backlund and Mats Almgren, Chritian Badea conducting.

WCNY will be reairing the Metropolitan Opera National Grand Finals Concert.

Dwojke Polskie Radio will be airing a performance of Massenet's Cherubin from Teatro Lirico Cagliari with Michelle Breedt, Patrizia Ciofi , Carmela Remigio, Giorgio Surjan , Teresa di Bari , Alessandra Palomba and Nicola Ebau, Emmanuel Villaume conducting.

Espace 2 continues with the Chatelet Ring, this week airing Siegfried with Jon Fredric West, Volker Vogel, Jukka Rasilainen, Sergei Leiferkus, Kurt Rydl, Linda Watson, Qiu Lin Zhang and Natalie Karl, Christoph Eschenbach conducting.

Radio Tre (RAI) will carry a performance from Milan of Monteverdi's Orfeo with Emanuela Galli, Mirko Guadagnini, Gloria Banditelli, Cristina Calzolari, Salvo Vitale, Cristina Calzolari, Matteo Bellotto, Vincenzo Di Donato, Annamaria Calciolari, Giovanni Caccamo and Makoto Sakurada, Francesco Micheli conducting.

Happy listening on this Memorial Day Weekend...

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