Saturday, October 18, 2008

Live Offerings - Sat., October 18, 2008 - PART II

Later in the afternoon, catch a very special 1939 broadcast from Stockholm of La Traviata with a very young and fresh Jussi Björling....and the 1956 Bayreuth Gotterdammerung.....

Continuing with listings starting at EDT 1:30 or later:

  • Cesky Rohzlas 3-Vltava & Espace 2 - An historic Metropolitan Opera broadcast: the March 13, 1975 performance of Bellini's I Puritani, with Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti and Sherrill Milnes, conducted by Richard Bonynge.
  • DR P2 - From Aiz-en-Provence, a July 13th performance of Haydn's L'infidelta delusa, with Claire Debono, Ina Kringelborn, James Elliott and Andreas Wolf, conducted by Jérémie Rhorer.
  • NPR World of Opera - From Washington National Opera, Mozart's Don Giovanni, with Erwin Schrott, Ildar Abdrazakov, Anja Kampe, Erin Wall, Amanda Squitieri, Trevor Scheunemann and Morris Robinson, conducted by Placido Domingo.
  • KBYU - From Utah Opera, Rossini's La Cenerentola, with Patricia Risley, Chad Freeburg, Daniel Belcher, Derrick Parker and Stephen Condy, condcuted by Gerald Steichen.
  • Lyric FM - The Budapest Ring Cycle Gotterdammerung.
  • NRK Klassisk & NRK P2 - From Welsh National Opera, Verdi's Falstaff, with Bryn Terfel, Anthony Mee, Neil Jenkins, Julian Close, Janice Watson, Claire Ormshaw, Imelda Drumm, Christopher Purves and Rhys Meirion, conducted by Carlo Rizzi.
  • Radio Oesterreich International - From Theater an der Wien, an October 14th performance of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, with Bejun Mehta, Miah Persson and Sunhae Im, conducted by René Jacobs.
  • Klara - From Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Puccini's Turandot, with Andrea Gruber, Marco Spotti, Fabio Armiliato, Aldo Bottion, Norah Amsellem, Giorgio Caoduro, Aldo Orsolini, Stefano Pisani and Andrea Porta, conducted by Pinchas Steinberg.
  • Radio Slovenia Tretji - From Bayreuth, Wagner's Das Rheingold.
  • Radio Stephansdom - From Bayreuth, the 1955 Gotterdammerung, with Astrid Varnay, Wolfgang Windgassen, Hermann Uhde, Maria von Ilosvay, Gustav Neidlinger, Josef Greindl, Gré Brouwenstijn, Jutta Vulpius, Elisabeth Schärtel, Maria Graf, Maria von Ilosvay, Georgine von Milinkovic, and Mina Bolotine, conducted by Joseph Keilberth.
  • Sveriges P2 - From Kungliga Opera in Stockholm, a very special 1939 broadcast of Verdi's La Traviata, with Hjördis Schymberg, Jussi Björling, Conny Molin, Göta Allard, Margit Sehlmark, Georg Svedenbrant, Folke Jonsson, Olle Strandberg, Gösta Lindberg, conducted by Herbert Sandberg.
  • WDAV - NPR World of Opera - From Washington National Opera, Puccini's La Boheme, with Adriana Damato, Vittorio Grigolo, Nicole Cabell, Paolo Pecchioli, Hyung Yun and Trevor Scheunemann, conducted by Emmanuel Villaume.

Happy listening.......


At 10/18/2008 2:57 PM, Blogger bkr said...

Liz - great blog and comprehensive listing, but disappointed you haven't listed WDAV's *live* broadcast on Sat. Oct. 18th of "Faust" by Charles Gounod. Visit this link:

At 10/20/2008 1:56 AM, Blogger Liz said...

bkr - sorry we missed this broadcast. Unfortunately, we don't have time to do a comprehensive daily search of every station we list ( is maintained by only two people). I would have certainly listened to this broadcast had I known about it ahead of time, as I have been following Valenti's career since I heard him at the Met auditions finals several years back.

If you learn of something like this being aired by a station that usually only broadcasts a standard operatic program slot (like WDAV, that carries the NPR World of Opera, but usually very little else of interest to opera lovers) please do write to let us know.


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