Friday, March 16, 2007

Highlights for Saturday, March 17, 2007

With a dozen European stations joining in, one of the most highly visible items on tap this Saturday is the MET Faust, at GMT 1730/EDT 1:30PM, featuring Ramón Vargas, Ruth Ann Swenson, Ildar Abdrazakov, with Maurizio Benini conducting.

NPR World of Opera offers Verdi's Falstaff, starring Bryn Terfel and Patricia Racette, over WVIK.

For those who missed previous airings, we have another chance at GMT 1800/EDT 2:00PM to catch a rerun of a Gala Massenet evening: Manon, over DEUTSCHLANDRADIO KULTUR, featuring Netrebko/Alagna.

From Opéra Bastille, Rolando Villazon stars in Offenbach's Contes d'Hoffmann, over FRANCE MUSIQUE.

At GMT 1830/EDT 2:30PM, the NRK network, NRK ALLTID KLASSISK / NRK P2, carries Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri, with Olga Borodina, Juan Diego Flórez, and Ildar Abdrazakov, also our Mephisto in the MET Faust [see above].

Over RADIO OESTERREICH INTERNATIONAL, Annick Massis stars in Bizet's Pecheurs de Perles.

And there are a number of other offerings today in addition, all covering a wide variety of styles and genres in opera, ready for you to catch and enjoy!

Happy listening!



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