Saturday, March 15, 2008

March 15, 2008 Highlights

This will be a somewhat abbreviated highlights post. I got home very late from a historic Tristan at the Met last night (more on that later...), so here's the quick and dirty on today's live lineup:

  • Metropolitan Opera (numerous stations, and also being simulcast to movie theaters in HD) - Britten's Peter Grimes, with Anthony Dean Griffey, Patricia Racette, Anthony Michaels-Moore, Felicity Palmer, Jill Grove, Leah Partridge, Erin Morley, Greg Fedderly, Bernard Fitch, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, John del Carlo and Dean Peterson, conducted by Donald Runnicles.
  • DR P2 - From Vienna State opera, Verdi's La Forza del Destino, with Nina Stemme, Salvatore Licitra, Carlos Alvarez, Alastair Miles and Nadia Krasteva, conducte by Zubin Mehta.
  • France Musique & Radio Tre (RAI) - From the Opera Comique in Paris, a concert performance of Hérold's Zampa (ou La fiancée de marbre), with Richard Troxell, Bernard Richter, Patricia Petitbon, Doris Lamprecht and Vincent Ordonneau, conducted by William Christie.
  • Radio Oesterreich International (OE1) - Rebroadcasting the Met's historic broadcast from April 1975, of Rossini's L'Assedio di Corinto, with Beverly Sills, Shirley Verrett, Justiono Diaz, Harry Theyard and Betsey Norden.
  • Latvia Radio Klasika - a rebroadcast of the Met's performance of Prokoviev's War and Peace, with Marina Poplovskaja, Kims Begley, Aleksexis Markovs, Larisa Sevcchenko and Vasilijs Gerello, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
  • Radio Stephansdom - An historic live performance of Verdi's Don Carlo (recorded at the Vienna State Opera in 1970), with Franco Corelli, Eberhard Waechter, Martti Talvela, Tugomir Franc, Gundula Janowitz, Shirley Verrett, Edita Gruberova, Ewald Aichberger and Judith Blegen, conducted by Horst Stein.
  • WDAV - From NPR World of Opera, a performance from Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam of Monteverdi's Orfeo, with Jeremy Ovenden, Judith van Wanroij, David Cordier, Pascal Bertin, Tania Kross, Alan Ewing, Panajotis Iconomou, Wilke Te Brummelstroete, Ilse Eerens, conducted by Stephen Stubbs.

Happy listening . . . .

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