Saturday, July 26, 2008

Quick & Dirty Hilights for Sat., 7/26/08

Today's choices are generally not exciting us, although there are three or four really interesting items. Some quick and dirty highlights for this afternoon:

XLNC1 is repeating last week's LA Opera broadcast of Don Giovanni with Erwin Schrott, Kyle Ketelsen, Alexandra Deshorties, Maria Kanyova, Charles Castronovo, Lauren McNeese, James Creswell and Kangliang Peng, conducted by Hartmut Haenchen.

KBYU is repeating the LA Opera broadcast of Jenufa with Karita Mattila, Jorma Silvasti, Kim Begley and Eva Urbanova - if you have yet to hear this, today nay be your last opportunity to catch this stellar performance of one of Mattila's touchstone roles.

NRK Klassik and NRK P2 is repeating the First Night of the Proms from Royal Albert Hall, which includes Christine Brewer singing Strauss' Four Last Songs (as an apparent late replacement for Mattila, but still luxury casting!)

Latvia Radio Klasica has been picking up some historic Met broadcasts of late - today's is the famous 1956 broadcast of Tosca with Tebaldi, Tucker and Warren, conducted by Mitropoulos.

Happy listening, kiddies....

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Highlights for 7/12/08 (D)

Starting at 3:00PM:

  • DR KLASSISK - Verdi's Requiem, with Barbara Frittoli, Daniela Barcellona, Joseph Calleja and Ferruccio Furlanetto.

  • KUAT - Your final chance today to catch the LA Opera and Janacek's Jenufa, starring Karita Mattila and Jorma Silvasti, under James Conlon's baton.

Then starting at 6:00PM:

  • RADIO TRE (RAI) - R. Strauss's Rosenkavalier, in a historic broadcast from 1957, starring Sena Jurinac as Octavian and Hilde Zadek as the Marschallin; others in a Gala cast are Ludwig Weber, Teresa Stich Randall and Alfred Poell; even Ljuba Welitsch puts in an appearance in the delightful cameo role of Marianne(!); Artur Rodzinski conducts; the presentation will be spread out this weekend through two broadcasts: Act I is today and Acts II and III will be tomorrow, also at 6:00PM.

Finally today, at 7:00PM:

  • WDAV - Another performance of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess starring Gordon Hawkins; also in the cast are Laquita Mitchell and Marietta Simpson.

All these offerings and much more on hand for all operatic tastes on this day of web-casting.

Happy listening,


Highlights for 7/12/08 (C)

Starting at 2:00PM:

  • MUSIQ3 - A special celebration of Elly Ameling, featured in the music of Schubert, Mozart, Poulenc and others.

  • SVERIGES RADIO P2 - A rare chance to hear "live" Jussi Bjoerling in his native Sweden, as we listen to Verdi's Rigoletto, in a broadcast from 1957.

  • WOMR - Another chance today to catch LA Opera's performance of Janacek's Jenufa, with Mattila, Urbanova and Silvasti.

  • WQED - Glinka's Life for the Tsar, with bass Boris Christoff, tenor Nicolai Gedda and Igor Markevitch conducting.

More to come ...............

Highlights for 7/12/08 (B)

Starting at 1:30PM today:

  • BARTOK RADIO - Donizetti's D. Sebastien, with Giuseppe Filianoti, Veszelina Kasarova, Alastair Miles, Simon Keenlyside, conducted by Mark Elder.

  • BARTOK RADIO / RADIO OESTERREICH INTERNATIONAL - Simon Keenlyside is also heard in the title role of Berg's Wozzeck, opposite Angela Denoke, under the baton of Sylvain Cambreling.

  • NPR World of Opera - Francisco Casanova stars in Verdi's I due Foscari, from Vienna, under Bertrand de Billy.

  • KBYU - Verdi's Il Trovatore, from Utah Festival Opera, with a cast that includes Michael Corvino as the Conte di Luna.

  • VPR CLASSICAL - Gershwin's Porgy & Bess, with Willard White, Leona Mitchell and Barbara Hendricks.

More to come ...................

Highlights for 7/12/08

First off, already in progress, we are treated to Puccini's Tosca, starring Adrianne Pieczonka and veteran Neil Shicoff, conducted by Richard Armstrong:

  • KUSC - Puccini's Tosca, with Adrianne Pieczonka, Neil Shicoff, Juan Pons and Dale Travis, Sir Richard Armstrong conducting, from the Los Angeles Opera.

Then starting at 1:00PM:

  • CBC TWO - Berlioz's Les Troyens, starring Kurt Streit, Anna Caterina Antonacci and Anne Sofie von Otter, under the baton of John Nelson.

  • DEUTSCHLANDRADIO KULTUR - Rossini's L'italiana in Algeri, starring Lawrence Brownlee, with Rossini specialist Alberto Zedda conducting.

  • Los Angeles Opera (numerous stations) - A broadcast of a towering masterpiece, Janacek's Jenufa, starring today's leading interpreter of the title role, Karita Mattila, alongside distinguished colleagues Eva Urbanova, Kim Begley and Jorma Silvasti, under James Conlon at the podium.

  • WQXR- More Berlioz, with his Benvenuto Cellini, starring Laura Claycomb, and Berlioz specialist Colin Davis conducting.

  • XLNC1 - A repeat from Los Angeles Opera of Beethoven's Fidelio, with James Conlon conducting Anja Kampe, Klaus Florian Vogt, Matti Salminen and Eike Wilm Schulte.

More to come ............

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Saturday,. July 5, Part 2

And now a look at tht live stuff starting at 1:30PM EDT and beyond:

  • Sveriges Radio P2 - From Opéra-comique in Paris, a march 15th performance of Ferdinand Hérold's Zampa, with Richard Troxell, Bernard Richter, Patricia Petitbon, Doris Lamprecht and Vincent Ordonneau, conducted by William Christie.
  • BBC Radio 3 - From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, with Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, Aleksandra Kurzak, Peter Mattei, Barbara Frittoli, Anna Bonitatibus, Ann Murray, Robert Lloyd, Robin Leggate, Harry Nicoll, Kishani Jayasinghe and Donald Maxwell, conducted by Charles Mackerras.
  • NPR World of Opera - From Washington National Opera, a rebroadcast of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, with Gordon Hawkins, Indira Mahajan, Terry Cook, Angela Simpson, Laquita Mitchell, Marietta Simpson, Eric Greene and Jermaine Smith, conducted by Wayne Marshall.
  • KBYU - From Utah Festival Opera, a 2006 performance of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, with Darrell Babidge, Kara Shay Thomson, Kristopher Irmiter, Suzanne Woods, Sarah Austin, Vanessa Schukis, David Barron, Isai Jess Munoz, Venetia-Maria Stelliou, Nathan Anthony and David Bailey, conducted by Barbara Day Turner.
  • KSUI, WFIU, WOI-FM & WRTI - per their schedule listings, these stations will be starting the WFMT Opera Series Fidelio at 1:30 EDT.
  • Radio Oesterreich International - From Teatro Lirico, Cagliari, an April 24th performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitesh, with Mikhail Kazakov, Vitaly Panfilov, Tatiana Monogarova and Mikhail Gubsky, conducted by Alexander Vedernikov.
  • WCNY - also broadcasting the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions finals concert.
  • France Musique - Live, direct from the International Festival of Baroque Opera in Beaune, a performance of Scarlatti's Ottavia ou le trône retrouvé (Création en première française), with Yolanda Auyanet, Filippo Minaccia, Maria Grazia Schiavo, Maria Ercolano, Valentina Varriale, Giuseppe de Vittorio and Paolo Lopez, conducted by Antonio Florio.
  • Radio Tre (RAI) - From Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, a May 25th performance of Vivaldi's Motezuma, with Vito Priante, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Laura Chierici, Franziska Gottwald, Theodora Baka and Gemma Bertagnolli, conducted by Alan Curtis.
  • KUAT - per their schedule page, they start their broadcast of the WFMT Opera Series Fidelio at 3:00Pm EDT
  • Lyric FM - Bellini's Norma, with Edita Gruberova and Jose Cura.
  • WDAV - NPR World of Opera: Verdi's La Traviata from Vienna State Opera, with Krassamira Stoyanova, Piotr Beczala, Zeljko Lucic, Sophie Marilley, Gergely Nemeti, In-Sung Sim, Eijiro Kai and Alfred Sramek, conducted by Renato Palumbo.

Happy listening.


Saturday,. July 5

I hope all our American friends had a glorious Fourth of July. We sloughed off a bit, but are working hard to get everything posted in time for all this weekend's broadcasts. Here's a "quick and dirty" look at the live offerings starting at 1:00PM EDT this afternoon:

  • CBC Two - From Rome, Rossini's Guillaume Tell, with John Osborn, Michele Pertusi, Alex Esposito, Norah Amsellem, Frédéric Caton, Darren Jeffrey, Vincent Ordonneau, Jérôme Varnier, Laura Polverelli and Ellie Dehn, soprano, Antonio Pappano conducting.
  • Cesky Rozlhas 3-Vltava - From Prague, Dvorak's Dimitri, with Leo Marian Vodicka, Drahomíra Drobková, Magdaléna Hajóssyová, Lívia Ághová, Peter Mikuláš, Ivan Kusnjer, Ludek Vele, dene(k Harvánek and Pavel Haderer, conducted by Gerd Albrecht.
  • DR P2 - A May, 2005 performance of Wagner's Siegfried, with Stig Fogh Andersen, James Johnson, Susanne Resmark and Sten Byriel, conducted by Michael Schønwandt.
  • KBPS - The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions final concert.
  • RTP Antena 2 - From Teatro da Zarzuela, Madrid in October 2006, a gala concert celebrating 150 Years of Teatro da Zarzuela, with Milagros Martín, Verónica Villarroel, Ana Maria Sánchez, Maria José Montiel, Isabel Rey, Maria Bayo, Lola Casariego, Luis Dámaso, António Gandia, Guillermo Orozco, José Bros, Luis Alvarez, Marco Moncloa, Juan Pons, José Julián Frontal, Manuel Lanza and Carlos Chausson, conducted by Miguel Roa.
  • WETA - From Washington National Opera, Saint-Saens' Samson and Delilah, with Olga Borodina, Karl Tanner, Alan Held and Kyle Ketelson, conducted by Giovanni Reggioli.
  • WFMT Opera Series (numerous stations) - From Los Angeles opera, Beethoven's Fidelio, with Anja Kampe, Klaus Florian Vogt, Eike Wilm Schulte, Matti Salminen, Oleg Bryjak, Rebekah Camm, Greg Fedderly, Robert MacNeil and James Creswell, conducted by James Conlon.
  • WQXR - a rebroadcast of Janet Baker's historic farewell appearance at Catnegie Hall in Gluck's Orfeo et Eurydice,
  • XLNC1 - A rebroadcast of the WFMT Opera Series performance of Verdi's Falstaff, from Chicago Lyric Opera, with Andrew Shore, Veronica Villarroel, Boaz Daniel, Meredith Arwady, Elizabeth De Shong, Stacey Tappan, Bryan Griffin, David Cangelosi, Rodell Rosel and Andrew Funk, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.

More to come....

Happy listening

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