Saturday, July 12, 2008

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 ............

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