Saturday, January 05, 2008

Saturday Highlights

Greetings from the snowy wastes of Brunswick, Maine!

This week we received a couple of emails complaining of problems connecting to Sveriges Radio P2 (Swedish Radio), so we have investigated and have now replaced all three stream links for the station. If you notice problems with any of the links we list on our pages, please do let us know.

Here's the lineup of live offerings for this Saturday:

  • Radio 4 Netherlands - From Rome, a November 18th performance of Rossini's Guillaume Tell, with Michele Pertusi, Alex Esposito and Norah Amsellem, conducted by Antonio Pappano.
  • France Musique - From Nantes, France, a performance of Rossini's Comte Ory, with Luciano Botelho, Pascale Beaudin, Anna Destraël, Isabelle Henriquez, Franck Leguérinel, Nicolas Courjal and Stéphanie Loris, conducted by Giuseppe Grazioli.
  • Metropolitan Opera, New York (numerous stations) - Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera, with Michele Crider, Ofelia Sala, Stephanie Blythe, Salvatore Licitra, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Jeff Mattsey and Hao Jiang Tian, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda.
  • Radio Oesterreich International - From Teatro Real in Madrid, a November 10, 2007 performance of Martin y Soler's Il burbero di buon cuore, with Elena de la Merced, Véronique Gens, Saimir Pirgu, Luca Pisaroni and Carlos Chausson, conducted by Christophe Rousset.
  • Espace 2 - A rebroadcast of this season's La Scala Opening Night performance of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, with Ian Storey, Matti Salminen, Waltraud Meier, Gerd Grokowski, Will Hartmann, Michelle De Young, Ryland Davies, Ernesto Panariello and Alfredo Nigro, conducted by Daniel Barenboim.
  • Catalunya Musica - From the foyer of Gran Teatre del Liceu a May 5, 2007 performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's An Acquired Taste, with Janis Kelly and Richard Suart, Wyn Davies on piano.
  • RBB Kulturradio - From Friedenskirche Potsdam as part of the Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci, Handel's Messiah, with Helen Williams, Daniel Taylor, Mark Dobel, Neal Davies and The Sixteen, conducted by Harry Christophers.
  • Radio Tre (RAI) - On their late-night program, ESERCIZI DI MEMORIA - SUONI DALL'ARCHIVIO DELLA RADIO, features Boris Christoff. Saturday night he appears in an archival broadcast from Milan in 1954 of Glinka's A Life for the Czar with Virginia Zeani, Giuseppe Campora and Anna Maria Rota, conducted by Alfredo Simonetto. On Sunday night Christoff appears in a 1964 Rome broadcast of Borodin's Prince Igor, with Giussepe Taddei. Margherita Kalmus. Luigi Infantino. Oralia Dominguez, Ennio Buoso, Nelly Pucci and Vito Susca, conducted by Armando La Rosa Parodi.

Happy listening,

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