Saturday, June 03, 2006

Saturday, June 3, 2006

Some top recommendations for today's fare at GMT 1700/EDT 1:00PM:

Tune in to DR P2 for Thomas's Hamlet, with Jean-François Lapointe, Annick Massis, José van Dam and Nadine Denize; Michel Plasson, conductor.

Bejun Mehta stars in Handel's Orlando at Glimmerglass over KRVS.

Radio 4 Nethrelands airs a performance of Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, with Eva-Maria Westbroek, Christopher Ventris and Anatoli Kotsjerga; Mariss Jansons conducting.

Radio Oesterreich International carries Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, featuring Ruggero Raimondi as the intriguer Don Alfonso and the superb Mozartean Daniel Harding at the helm.

We have another chance to hear the exciting Houston Opera production of Handel's Giulio Cesare, with David Daniels and Laura Claycomb; heard over RDP Antena 2.

Wagner's Tannhauser, with Nina Stemme, Stephen Gould, Kristinn Sigmundsson, Dietrich Henschel, John MacMaster and Ulfried Haselsteiner, Ulf Schirmer, conductor, over a number of stations carrying the WFMT's Opera Stage Series (called by some European Opera).

And you can catch the Metropolitan Opera celebration of Joseph Volpe on XLNC1.

Enjoy!

More to come.

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