Hghlights for Saturday, August 16, 2008
Deutschlandradio Kultur - a rebroadcast of this summer's Tristan und Isolde from Bayreuth, with Robert Dean Smith, Irene theorin, Michelle Breedt, Robert Holl and Jukka Rasilainen, conducted by Peter Schneifer.
Espace Musique (French Radio Canada) - From Pesaro, Rossini's Ermione, with Sonia Ganassi, Maria Pizzolato, Gregory Kunde, Antonino Siragusa, Ferdinand von Bothmer, Nicola Ulivieri, Irina Samoylova, Cristina Faus and Riccardo Botta, conducted by Roberto Abbado.
CBC Two - From the Vienna State Opera, a June 7th performance of Strauss' Capriccio, with Renée Fleming, Bo Skovhus, Michael Schade, Angela Kirschlager, Adrian Eröd and Franz Hawlata, conducted by Philippe Jordan.
Cesky Rozhlas 3-Vltava - from the Liceu in Barcelona, a performance of Wagner's Die Walküre, with Plácido Domingo, René Pape, Alan Held, Waltraud Meier, Evelyn Herlitzius and Jane Henschel, conducted by Sebastian Weigle.
DR P2 - From the Teatro real in Madrid, Martin y Soler's Il Burbero di buon cuore, with Elena de la Merced, Véronique Gens, Juan francisco Gatell and Carlos Chausson, conducted by Christophe Rousset.
KWAX & XLNC1 - from LA Opera (as part of the WFMT Opera Series), a double bill of music by composers suppressed by the Nazis: Ullmann's The Broken Jug (Der zerbrochene Krug) and Zemlinsky based The Dwarf (Der Zwerg). James Conlon conducts a cast that includes James Johnson, Rodrick Dixon, Mary Dunleavy, Steven Humes, Bonaventura Bottone, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Bishop, Melody Moore, Jason Stearns and Richard Cox.
Radio Clasica de Espana & Sveriges Radio P2 - From Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, an April 24, 2008, Rimsky-Korsakov's The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitesch, with V. Kazakov, V. Panfilov, T. Monogarova, M. Gubsky, G. Hakobyan, M. Gulordava, G. Floris, M. Kalbus, R. Ferrari, S. Consolini, A. Senes, V. Gilmanov, A. Naumenko, R. Savoia and E. Manistina, conducted by A. Vedernikov.
RTP Antena 2 - From Brussels, a February 2nd performance of Weber's Euryanthe, with Gabriele Fontana, Hendrickje Van Kerckhoven, Jolana Fogasova, Kurt Streit, Robin Tritsschler, Detlef Roth and Jan-Hendrik Rootering, conducted by Kazushi Ono.
WFMT Opera Series (on numerous stations) - From LA Opera, a performance of Puccini's La Rondine, with Patricia Racette, Marcus Haddock, Amanda Squitieri, Greg Fedderly, David Pittsinger, Dale Travis, Levi Hernandez, Paul Floyd, Karen Vuong, Silvia Vasquez and Angel Blue, conducted by Keri-Lynn Wilson.
Latvia Radio Klasika - From the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, an August 8th performance of Rossini's Maometto II, with Marina Rebeka, Francisco Meli, Daniel Barcelona and Michele Pertusi, conducted by Gustav Kunz.
Bartok Radio - Donizetti's Anna Bolena, with Edita Gruberova, Delores Ziegler, Stefano Palacci and Jose Bros.
BBC Radio 3 - From the Royal Albert Hall, a Proms concert performance of Handels' Belshazzar, with Paul Groves, Rosemary Joshua and Bejun Mehta, conducted by Charles Mackerras.
NPR World of Opera - From Glimmerglass Opera, Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, with Aaron St. Clair, Katharine Goeldner, John Tessier, Eduardo Chama, Daniel Sumegi and Judith Christin, conducted by David Angus.
KBYU - From LA Opera, Verdi's Otello, with Ian Storey, Katherine Goeldner, Elena Evseeva, Mark Delevan, Derek taylor, Ning Liang and Eric Halfvarson, conducted by JAmes Conlon.
Radio Oesterreich International - An historic Met broadcast of Puccini's Tosca from January 7, 1956, with Renata Tebalsdi, Richard Tucker and Leolnard Warren, conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos.
Radio Tre (RAI) - From Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Donizetti's Anna Bolena, with Mariella Devia, Laura Polverelli, Ugo Guagliardo, Fernando Portari, Manuela Custer and Amedeo Moretti, conducted by Marco Guidarini.
WDAV - NPR World of Opera - From Glimmerglass Opera, a double bill of Massenet's Portrait of Manon, with Kristine Winkler, Theodore Baerg, Colin Ainsworth and Bruce Reed, conducted by Andrew Bisantz; and Poulenc's Le Voix Humaine, with Amy Burton, conducted by Stewart Robinson.