Saturday, August 30, 2008

Live offerings - Saturday, August 30, 2008

Late summer on the opera scene offers several live offerings on interest, including an historic 1976 Puritani from the Met with Sutherland, Pavarotti and Milnes, all at or near the peak of their powers; Paolo Gavanelli in Verdi's Nabucco; from Glimmerglass Opera, another chance to hear Britten's Death in Venice; and a concert featuring vocal works by Messiaen, Liszt and Mendelssohn, with Ruth Ziesak.

Just underway as I post this:

  • Espace Musique - From the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, Italy, Rossini's Maometto II, with Francesco Meli, Marina Rebeka, Daniela Barcellona, Enrico Iviglia, Michelle Pertusi and Cosimo Panozzo, conducted by Sylvia L'Écuyer.
And starting shortly:

  • CBC Two - From Vienna State Opera, a rebroadcast of Mozart's Così fan tutte, with Barbara Frittoli, Angelika Kirchschlager, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, Francesco Meli, Laura Tatulescu, Natale de Carolis, conducted by Riccardo Muti.

  • KUHF & XLNC1 - Another chance to hear Olga Borodina star in Saint-Saens's Samson et Dalilah from San Francisco Opera; her colleagues are Clifton Forbis, Juha Uusitalo (High Priest of Dagon), Oren Gradus (Old Hebrew), Eric Jordan (Abimélech), Noah Stewart (Philistines' messenger), Richard Walker (First Philistine) and Jere Torkelsen (Second Philistine), with Patrick Summers conducting.

  • RTP Antena 2 - From Ópera Estatal da Baviera, today's leading Verdi baritone, Paolo Gavanelli, stars in Verdi's Nabucco, with Maria Guleghina, Daniela Sindram, Lana Kos, Alexander Antonenko, Kevin Conners, Giacomo Prestia and Andreas Kohn, conducted by Paolo Carignani.

  • WFMT Opera Series (on numerous stations) - From San Francisco Opera, Wagner's Tannhäuser, with Peter Seiffert, Petra Maria Schnitzer, Petra Lang, James Rutherford, Eric Halfvarson, Stefan Margita ,Gregory Reinhart, Ricardo Lugo, Matthew O'Neill and Ji Young Yang, conducted by Donald Runnicles.

  • NPR World of Opera - From Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, New York, Britten's Death in Venice, with William Burden, David Pittsinger, Bruce Reed, Craig Phillips, John Gaston and Nicola Bowie, conducted by Stewart Robinson.

  • Radio Clasica de Espana - A live broadcast from Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, of Tchaikovsky's Eugen Onegin, with F. Maria Capitanucci, S. Vassileva, D. Korchak, A. Abdrazakov, T. Tramonti, M. Pardo, A. Vespasiano and M. Bolognesi, conducted by J. Mena.

  • Radio Oesterreich International - A September 22, 2007 performance of Berlioz's Les Troyens, from the Grand Théatre in Geneva, with Anna Caterina Antonacci, Kurt Streit, Anne Sofie von Otter, Isabell Cals, Marie-Claude Chappius and Jean-François Lapointe, conducted by John Nelson.

  • France Musique, MDR Figaro & RBB KulturRadio - From the Frauenkirche in Dresden, a concert featuring among other works, two by Messiaen: O sacrum convivium with Ruth Ziesak, Mojca Erdmann, Christian Elsner, Alexander Marco-Buhrmester; and Apparition de l'église éternelle, with Johannes Unger playing the organ; Liszt 's San Francesco, Preludio per II cantico del Sol di San Francesco, with Johannes Unger playing the organ; Mendelssohn's Symphonie-cantate n°2 en si bémol Majeur op.52 "Lobgesang", with Ruth Ziesak, Mojca Erdmann, Christian Elsner, and Alexander Marco-Buhrmester, all works conducted by Jun Märkl.

  • Latvia Radio Klasika - From the Metropolitan Opera in New York, an historic broadcast of Bellini's I Puritani, from March 13, 1976, with Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti and Sherrill Milnes, conducted by Richard Bonynge.

  • WDAV - A rebroadcast from NPR World of Opera of Donizetti's Lucie de Lammermoor (French version) from Glimmerglass Opera, with Sarah Coburn, Chad A. Johnson, Earle Patriarco, Raúl Hernández, Craig Phillips and Bryon Grohman, conducted by Beatrice Jona Afron.
Happy listening....

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Live offerings for this afternoon:


  • Dwojke Polskie Radio & Sveriges Radio P2 - From Östersjöfestivalen 2008, Janacek's From the House of the Dead, with Robert Künzli, Jussi Myllys, Gabriel Suovanen, Tuomas Katajala, Esa Ruuttunen, Hannu Niemelä, Dan Karlström,Petri Bäckström,and Anna Danik, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen.
  • Espace Musique - From the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, Rossini's L'Equivoco stravagante, with Marina Prudenskaja, Bruno de Simone, Marco Vinco, Dmitri Korchak, Amanda Forsythe and Rocardo Mirbelli, conducted by Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli.
  • Radio Clasica de Espana - From the Royal Opera Wallonie in Liege, Donizetti's Maria Stuarda, with María Estuardo, P. Ciofi, M. Pizzolato, D. Axentii, D. Formaggia, F. Sacchi and M. Cassi, conducted by L. Acocella.
  • CBC Two - From the Vienna State Opera, Wagner's Die Walkure, with Johan Botha, Ain Anger, Juha Uusitalo, Nina Stemme, Eva Johansson, Michaela Schuster, Caroline Wenborne, Alexandra Reinprecht, Aura Twarowska, Zoryana Kushpler, Amanda Mace, Sophie Marilley, Daniela Denschlag and Cornelia Salje, conducted by Franz Welser-Most.
  • Deutschlandradio Kultur - From Vienna, a May 15, 2008 concert performance of Verdi's I due Foscari, with Leo Nucci, Francisco Casanova, Manon Feubel, Dan Paul Dumitrescu, Jörg Schneider, Nina Bernsteiner and Eugen Gaal, conducted by Bertrand de Billy.
  • KUHF - The Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals Concert.
  • RTP Antena 2 - From Vienna a February 6, 2008 performance of Mozart's Così fan tutte, with Barbara Frittoli, Laura Tatulescu, Angelika Kircshlager, Francesco Meli, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo and Natale de Carolis, conducted by Riccardo Muti.
  • WFMT Series (numerous stations) - From San Francisco Opera, Saint-Saens' Samson and Delilah, with Olga Borodina, Clifton Forbis, Juha Uusitalo, Oren Gradus, Eric Jordan, Noah Stewart, Richard Walker and Jere Torkelsen, conducted by Patrick Summers.
  • XLNC1 - From the WFMT Opera Series a Los Angeles Opera 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.
  • DR P2 - From Jyske Opera, Wagner's The Flying Dutchman, with John Lundgren, Majken Bjerno, Sten Byriel, Jens Krogsgaard, Mette Ejsing and David Danholt, conducted by Giordano Bellincampi.
  • NPR World of Opera - From Glimmerglass Opera, Donizetti's Lucie de Lammermoor (French version), with Sarah Coburn, Chad A. Johnson, Earle Patriarco, Raúl Hernández, Craig Phillips and Bryon Grohman, conducted by Beatrice Jona Afron.
  • KBYU - From Los Angele Opera, a double bill: Ullmann's The Broken Jug, with James Johnson, Steven Humes, Bonaventura Bottone, Rull Elizabeth Bishop, Melody Moore, Richard Cox, Jason Stearns, Natasha Flores, Ryan McKinny, Rena Harms and Lauren McNeese; and Zemlinsky's The Dwarf (Der Zweig), with Rodrick Dixon, Mary Dunleavy, James Johnson, Susan B. Anthony, Melody Moore, Lauren McNeese, Elizabeth Bishop, Karen Vuong and Rena Harms, both operas conducted by James Conlon.
  • Radio Oesterreich International - From Opéra Bastille in Paris, a March 8, 2008 performance of Verdi's Luisa Miller, with Ana Maria Martinez, Ramón Vargas, Alexander Vinogradov, Kwangchul Youn and Andrzej Dobber, conducted by Massimo Zanetti.
  • Bayern 4 Klassik - From the Montpellier Festival, a July 31, 2008 evening of arias and duets, with Natalie Dessay and Jonas Kaufmann, conducted by Michael Sch?nwandt.
  • France Musique - From Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, a March 10, 2007 concert performance of Shostakovich's Katerina Ismaïlova (1963 cersion), with Solveig Kringelborn, Alexei Tanovitsky, Evgeny Akimov, Ludmila Dudinova, Anna Markarova, Vladimir Grishko, Ilya Bannik, Vasily Gorushkov, Tatiana Kravzova, Mikhail Latyshev, Nikolaï Kamensky and Viacheslav Lukhanin, conducted by Tugan Sokhiev.
  • Latvia Radio Klasika - From the Metropolitan Opera in New York, a historic broadcastof Verdi's Otello from February 9, 1974, with Kiri te Kanawa, Jon Vickers, Thomas Stuewart and Pauk Plishka, conducted by james Levine.
  • MDR Figaro, NDR Kultur & RBB Kulturradio - From Hoftheater Drottningholm, an August 9, 2008 performance of Monteverdi's Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria, with Petteri Salomaa, Ann Hallenberg, Anders J. Dahlin, Susanne Rydén, Tove Dahlberg, Miriam Treichl, Fredrik Strid, Johan Christensson, Martin Vanberg, and Lukas Jakobski, conducted by Mark Tatlow.
  • Radio Tre (RAI) - From Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, a July 7 performance of Rossini's Stabat Mater, with Elaine Alvarez, Olga Borodina, Mario Zeffiri, Ildar Abdrazakov, conducted by Riccardo Muti.
  • WQED - From Lyric Opera of Chicago, Verdi's La Traviata, with Renee Fleming, Matthew Polenzani and Thomas Hampson, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.
  • WDAV - NPR World of Opera - From Glimmerglass Opera, Rossini's The Barber of Seville, with Aaron St. Clair, Katharine Goeldner, John Tessier, Eduardo Chama, Daniel Sumegi and Judith Christin, conducted by David Angus.

Happy listening....

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Hghlights for Saturday, August 16, 2008

Already underway:

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.

Happy listening,

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