Saturday, April 14, 2007

Saturday's Offerings - 4/14/07

Not one, but TWO, Anna Bolena's, a repeat of a Mozart double bill from last summer's Salzburg Festival, a Netrebko/Villazon Boheme (with some other nice cast members to boot), and a Swedish Parsifal ... an embarrassment of riches:

  • Deutschlandradio Kultur - From Wiener Staatsoper, an April 1st performance of Donizetti's La fille du régiment, with Natalie Dessay, Juan Diego Flórez, Carlos Alvarez and Montserrat Caballé, conducted by Yves Abel.
  • DR P2 Klassisk & DR P2 - From Vienna, a December performance of Strauss' Arabella, with Adrianne Pieczonka, Genia Kühmeier, Thomas Hampson, Michael Schade, Wolfgang Bankl, Daniela Denschlag, John Dickie, Adrian Eröd, Johannes Wiedecke, Daniela Fally and Janina Baechle, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst.
  • France Musique - From Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris a February concert performance of Handel's Riccardo Primo, with Lawrence Zazzo, Geraldine McGreevy, Nuria Rial and Tim Mead.
  • Radio 4 Netherlands - From Montreal, Canada, a February performance of Delibes' Lakmé, with Aline Kutan and Frederic Antoun, conducted by Jean-Francois Rivest.
  • Metropolitan Opera (numerous stations) - Puccini's Turandot, with Andrea Gruber, Oren Gradus, Richard Margison, Hei-Kyung Hong, Charles Anthony, Earle Patriarco, Tony Stevenson and Eduardo Valdes, conducted by Richard Armstrong.
  • Radio Oesterreich International - From Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna, a March 30th performance of Donizetti's Anna Bolena, with Elena Mosuc, Roberto Sacca, Kwangchul Youn and Ruxandra Donose, conducted by Bertrand de Billy.
  • Sveriges Radio P2 - From Göteborgsoperan, a performance of Wagner's Parsifal, with Jan Kyhle, Annalena Persson, Mats Almgren, Mats Persson, Krister St. Hill and Peter Loguin, conducted by Shao-Chia Lü.
  • NPR World of Opera (WVIK & WDAV) - From Carnegie Hall in New York, a performance of Donizetti's Anna Bolena, with Krassimira Stoyanova, James Morris, Jennifer Larmore, Kate Aldrich, Yeghishe Manucharyan, Derrick Ballard and Guillermo Lagundino, conducted by Eve Queler.
  • Bayern 4 Klassik - Live from the Philharmonie in Munich, Puccini's La Bohème, with Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón, conducted by Bertrand de Billy.
  • Cesky Rozhlas 3-Vltava - From last summer's Salzburg Festival, a double bill of two Mozart operas: Apollo und Hyacinth, with Maximilian Kiener, Christiane Kargová, Jekaterina Tretjakovová, Anja Schlosserová, Astrid Monika Hoferová and Norbert Steidl AND Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots, with Michiko Watanabe, Bernhard Berchtold, Cordula Schusterová, Peter Sohn and Christiane Kargová, conducted by Josef Wallnig.
  • Espace 2 - From Wiener Staatsoper, a March 3rd perfromance of Massenet's Manon, with Anna Netrebko, Roberto Alagna, Ain Anger, Adrian Eröd, Simina Ivan, Sophie Marilley, Juliette Mars, Michael Roider, Guillot and In-Sung Sim, conducted by Bertrand de Billy.

Happy listening!

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