Saturday, March 24, 2007

Saturday Highlights

Hitting some high spots other then the Barber coming today live from the Met...

NPR (WVIK & WDAV) - From Welsh National opera, Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (The Return of Ulysses) by Claudio Monteverdi, featuring Paul Nilon, Sara Fulgoni, Elizabeth Vaughan (Ericlea), Clive Bayley, Neil Jenkins, Ed Lyon, Iestyn Davies, Sarah Tynan, Elizabeth Atherton, Andrew Tortise, Geoffrey Dolton and Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks, conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini.

DR Klassik, DR P2, RBB Kulturradio, Dwojke Polskie Radio, Latvia Radio Klasika & Radio Slovenia Tretji - From Deutsche Oper in Berlin, a performance of Weber's Der Freischutz, with Simon Pauly, Tiziano Bracci, Manuela Uhl (a soprano our friend Sam Shitikawa thinks very highly of...), Marisol Montalvo, Reinhard Hagen, Will Hartmann, Harold Wilson and Jörg Schörner, conducted Renato Palumbo.

France Musique - From Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Handel's Ariodante, with Angelika Kirchschlager, Vivica Genaux, Danielle de Niese, Jaël Azzaretti, Topi Lehtipuu and Olivier Lallouette, conducted by Christophe Rousset.
Radio 4 Netherlands - From the Bastille in Paris, an April 2006 perfromance of Kaija Saariaho's Adriana Mater, with Patricia Bardon, Solveig Kringelborn, Stephen Milling and Gordon Gietz, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen.

NRK Alltid Klassisk & NRK P2 - From Willfred Pelletier Hall in Montreal, a March 10th performance of Delibes' Lakmé, with Aline Kutan, Frédéric Antoun, James Westman, Randall Jakobsh, Mireille Lebel, Anne Saint-Denis, Allison Angelo, Leticia Brewer and Thomas Macleay, conducted by Jean-Francois Rivest.

Cesky Rozhlas3-Vltava - Yet another broadcast of the La Scala opening night performance of Verdi's Aida with Roberto Alagna, Violeta Urmana and Ildika Komlosi.

Enjoy!

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