From Egypt to San Francisco!
With so many European stations carrying the Egytische Helena from the Met this week, there are only a few additional live offerings today:
- Metropolitan Opera - Strauss' Die Agytische Helena, with Deborah Voigt, Tauston Kerl, Deena Sydney Fink, Diana Damrau, Wolfgang Brendel, Garrett Sorenson and Jill Grove, conducted by Fabio Luis.
- NRK Klassisk & NRK P2 - From Den Norske Opera a November 2006 performance of Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito, with Helge Rønning, Birgitte Christensen, Hege Høisæter, Signe Sannem Lund, Silvia Moi and Magne Fremmerlid, conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini.
- NPR World of Opera (WVIK & WDAV) - Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio, with Laura Aikin, Charles Castronovo, Valentina Farcas, Dietmar Kerschbaum and Franz Hawlata, conducted by Ivor Bolton.
- Klara - From La Monnaie, a performance of Saint-Saëns' Samson et Dalila, with Olga Borodina, Carl Tanner, Jean-Philippe Lafont, Federico Sacchi, Chester Patton, Tie Min Wang and André Grégoire, conducted by Kazushi Ono.
- Latvia Klasika Radio - From Stockholm's Baltic Sea festival, Verdi's Falstaff, with Edem Umerov, Vasilly Gerello, Mikhail Petrenko, Larisa Djadkova and Olga Trifonova, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
The big news on the operatic broadcast horizon is the arrival of broadcasts from San Francisco Opera. KDFC in San Francisco will be airing one opera each month - on the first Sunday of the month (look for it on our Monday page). The lineup of operas is pretty impressive, starting with this Sunday's opera, Puccini's Manon Lescaut starring Karita Mattila (get a "sneak preview of next saeason's Met Manon Lescaut). And one can certainly look forward to May's offering: Rigoletto with one of the best Rigolettos currently singing the role, Paolo Gavanelli...
Looking further down the week, since it is Holy Week, look for various Passions and other special sacred music broadcasts, some of which we will list (our general policy is to list those items with soloists doing "parts" [versus choral solos], so we do not usually list masses but we do list things like Bach's St Matthew and St. John Passions).
Labels: Saturday Operas