Highlights for March 10, 2007
With over half a dozen European stations joining in, the biggest item on tap today is the MET Meistersinger, at GMT 1700/EDT 12:00NOON, offering an unusual opportunity to catch Hei-Kyung Hong's Eva; her colleagues include James Morris as Hans Sachs and Johan Botha as Walther, with James Levine conducting.
For those who missed previous airings, we have another chance at GMT 1800/EDT 1:00PM to catch a rerun of a Gala Massenet evening: Manon, over DR KLASSISK / DR P2, featuring Netrebko/Alagna.
More Mozart at GMT 1830/EST 1:30PM, when the NRK network, NRK ALLTID KLASSISK / NRK P2, offers a rerun of last summer's Salzburg Don Giovanni, led by the new conducting sensation, Daniel Harding, and featuring Hampson, Schaefer and Diener, among others.
Janice Watson stars in Previn's Streetcar Named Desire, over RADIO OESTERREICH INTERNATIONAL.
NPR World of Opera offers Gounod's Romeo et Juliette, starring Ramon Vargas and Ana Maria Martinez, over WVIK.
And finally, two rare historic documents:
- At GMT 2300/EST 6:00PM, RADIO TRE (RAI) presents Menotti's The Medium in Italian, an historic broadcast (1957) starring Gianna Pederzini and Graziella Sciutti;
- The trip down memory lane continues on Sunday, the 11th, at GMT 2300/EDT 7:00PM, when RADIO TRE (RAI) presents Menotti's The Consul, in an historic broadcast (1972) starring Virginia Zeani.
Labels: Saturday Operas