Live Offerings for Saturday, October 3, 2008 - Part I
Another chance to hear the Washington National Opera Tamerlano, with the exquisite Sarah Coburn....Two different performances of Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress....Several WFMT stattions have fallen behind the regular schedule, so now you have a second (and sometimes, a third) chance to hear an opera you missed the first time around....
- Espace Musique - From l'Opéra de Québec, Moore's The Ballad of Baby Doe, with Tracy Dahl, Elizabeth Turnbull, John Fanning, John Avey, Marcia Swanston and James McLennan, conducted by Hal France.
- Bartok Radio - FInishes the Budapest Ring Cycle, with Wagner's Gotterdammerung, with Stig Andersen, Oscar Hillebrandt, Matti Salminen, Hartmut Welker, Susan Bullock, Markovics Erika, Cornelia Kallisch, Kovács Annamária, Németh Judit, Temesi Mária, González Mónika, Gémes Katalin, and Schöck Atala, conducted by Adam Fischer.
- Dwojke Polskie Radio, Deutschlandradio Kultur - From Washington National Opera, Handel's Tamerlano, with David Daniels, Plácido Domingo, Sarah Coburn, Patricia Bardon, Claudia Huckle and Andrew Foster-Williams, conducted by. William Lacey.
- BBC Radio 3 - From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress, with Charles Castronovo, John Relyea, Sally Matthews, Darren Jeffrey, Patricia Bardon, Peter Hoare and Kathleen Wilkinson, conducted by Thomas Ades.
- CBC Two - From Vienna, Verdi's I Due Foscari, with Leo Nucci, Francisco Casanova, Manon Feubel, Dan Paul Dumitrescu, Jörg Schneider, Nina Bernsteiner, Jörg Schneider, Eugen Gaal, conducted by Bertrand de Billy.
- France Musique - From Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Lully's Armide, with Claire Debono, Isabelle Druet, Stéphanie Oustrac, Nathan Berg, Paul Agnew, Marc Mauillon, Marc Callahan, Andrew Tortise, Laurent Naouri, Anders J Dahlin, conducted by William Christie.
- Radio 4 Netherlands - From Venice, Vivaldi's Orlando Furioso, with Romina Basso, Manuela Custer, Sylva Pozzer and Anna Rita Gemmabella, conducted by Andrea Marcon.
- Radio Clasika de Espana - Teatro Regio in Turín, Cherubini's Medea, with A. Caterina Antonacci, G. Sabbatini, C. Forte, S. Mingardo, G. Battista Parodi, D. Matamoros and E. Grimaldi, conducted by E. Pidò.
- RTP Antena 2 - From Opéra Garnier in Paris, a March 22nd performance of Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress, with Laura Claycomb, Hilart Summers, Jane Henschel, Toby Spence, Ales Briscein, Laurent Naouri, René Schirrer and Ugo Rabec, conducted by Edward Gardner.
- WFMT Opera Series (on numerous stations) - PLEASE NOTE THAT A NUMBER OF WFMT STATIONS ARE NO LONGER ON THE STANDARD SCHEDULE AND MAY BE A WEEK OR MORE BEHIND. From Houston Grand Opera, Verdi's A Masked Ball, with Ryan McKinny, Nikolay Didenko, Lyubov Petrova, Ramón Vargas, Carlo Guelfi, Beau Gibson, Ewa Podles, Liam Bonner, Cameron F. Schutza and Tamara Wilson, conducted by Patrick Summers.
- WQXR - WFMT Opera Series - From San Fransisco Opera, Puccini's Madama Butterfly, with Patricia Racette,
- B.F. Pinkerton Brandon Jovanovich, Zheng Cao and Stephen Powell, conducted by Donald Runnicles.
- XLNC1- WFMT Opera Series - From San Fransisco Opera, Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, with Natalie Dessay, Giuseppe Filianoti, Gabriele Viviani and Oren Gradus, conducted by Jean-Yves Ossonce.
More to follow.....