Friday, December 01, 2006

Saturday, December 2, 2006

The day starts extremely early, with Australian Radio bringing us, over ABC CLASSIC FM, Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges at GMT 0900/EST 4:00AM[!], featuring Sumi Jo, with the forces of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra under Oleg Caetani.

At GMT 1655/EST 11:55AM, CATALUNYA MÚSICA brings us Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, with Patrizia Ciofi and Giuseppe Filianoti under Josep Caballé-Domènech.

At GMT 1800/EDT 1:00PM, Roman Trekel stars in Busoni's Doktor Faust at Unter den Linden, over DEUTSCHLANDRADIO KULTUR; Daniel Barenboim conducts.

Also at the same time, those who missed last week's NPR World of Opera Coronation of Poppea, with Susan Graham and Frederica von Stade, can catch it again over WMUK.

You can also hear, from Houston Grand Opera, over WQXR, Puccini's Manon Lescaut, starring the incandescent Karita Mattila, with Vladimir Galouzin as Des Grieux, Patrick Summers conducting.

Starting the same time, FRANCE MUSIQUE brings us Bellini's La Somnambula, starring Natalie Dessay, with Evelino Pido at the podium.

At GMT 1830/EST 1:30PM, we have another La Somnambula over NRK ALLTID KLASSISK / NRK P2, featuring Anna Netrebko, in a performance led by Pier Giorgio Morandi.

Also, BBC RADIO 3 presents this summer's Salzburg Festival Don Giovanni, led by leading Mozart maestro Daniel Harding (Hampson, Schaefer, Diener, d'Arcangelo, Lloyd in the cast).

Also, NPR World of Opera (on numerous stations) - Catch Yvonne Naef's Eboli and Simon Keenlyside's Posa in Verdi's Don Carlo, with the Cleveland Orchestra led by Franz Welser-Möst.

Also at the same time, those who missed NPR World of Opera's Elixir of Love, with Paul Groves, can catch it again over KUHF.

At GMT 1900/EST 2:00PM, we have Washington National Opera's Italiana in Algeri, over BARTOK RADIO / LATVIA RADIO KLASIKA / MUSIQ3 / SVERIGES RADIO P2, with Olga Borodina, Ildar Abdrazakov and Juan Diego Florez; Riccardo Frizza conducts.

Ambrogio Maestri and Mette Ejsing head the cast (as Falstaff and Mistress Quickly) in Verdi's Falstaff over RADIO TRE (RAI), starting at GMT 1930/EST 2:30PM.

Finally, a reminder for later in the week --

On Thursday, December 7th, at GMT 1700/EST 12:00NOON, many stations will be carrying "live" the opening of the La Scala season: featured is Verdi's Aida, starring Violeta Urmana and Roberto Alagna; Riccardo Chailly conducts.

So enjoy these and other offerings today and into the week.

Happy listening!

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