Saturday, September 27, 2008

Saturday, September 27, 2009 - Live Offerings

Another chance to catch the historic Met broadcast of I Puritani with Sutherland, Pavarotti and Milnes . . . a promising looking Pelleas et Melisande from the Canadian Opera Company . . . Tristan und Isolde from Bayreuth . . . more Wagner from San Francisco Opera: Das Rheingold with Mark Delavan as Wotan . . . Yet another chance to catch the June performance of Capriccio with Fleming and Skhovus. Here's the full live lineup for this afternoon and evening:

  • BBC Radio 3 - From the Edinburgh International Festival, a performance of Szymanowski's King Roger, with Andrzej Dobber, Elzbieta Szmytka, Sergei Semishkur, Pavlo Tolstoy, Yury Vorobiev and Lyubov Sokolova, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
  • CBC Two - the Operalia Competition.
  • DeutschlandRadio Kultur - From the Schlosstheater Rheinsberg, Boieldieu's La dame blanche, with Dionisos Tsantinis, Paola Leggeri, Amar Muchhala, Christopher O'Connor, Mara Mastalir, Anne Catherine Wagner and Matthias Hinz, conducted by Gernot Schulz.
  • DR P2, Radio Oesterreich International, Sveriges Radio P2 - From the Staatsoper, Vienna, Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, with Leo Nucci, Roxana Briban, Giacomo Prestia and Roberto Aronica, conducted by Yves Abel.
  • Espace Musique - From Canadian Opera Company, Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande, with Isabel Bayrakdarian, Russell Braun, Pavlo Hunka, Richard Wiegold, Barbra Dever and Alain Coulombe, conducted by Jan Latham-Koenig.
  • France Musique - From l'Opéra de Lyon, a March 4th performance of Eötvös' Lady Sarashina, with Mireille Delunsch, Ilse Eerens, Peter Bording and Salomé Kammer, conducted by Peter Eötvös.
  • Radio 4 Netherlands - From Schouwburg Orpheus in Apeldoorn, a September 13th performance of Puccini's Madama Butterfly, with Ai-Lan Zhu, Paul Charles Clarke, Michael Kraus, Ethna Robinson and Marjolein Niels, conducted by Alexander Polianichko.
  • Radio Clasica de Espana - From Vienna State Opera, a June 7th performance of Strauss' Capriccio, with Renee Fleming, Bo Skhovus, Michael Shade and Franz Hawlata, conducted by Philippe Jordan.
  • WFMT Opera Series (on numerous stations) - From San Francisco Opera, Wagner's Das Rheingold, with Mark Delavan, Stefan Margita, Richard Paul Fink, Jennifer Larmore, Jill Grove, David Cangelosi, Fasolt Andrea Silvestrelli and Günther Groissböck, conducted by Donald Runnicles.
  • XLNC1 - On a one-week delay, the WFMT Opera Series program from last week - San Francisco Opera's performance of Glass' Appomattox, with Dwayne Croft, Andrew Shore, Rhoslyn Jones, Eliza van den Heever, Heidi Melton, Kendall Gladen, Noah Stewart, Jeremy Galyon, Chad Shelton, Ji Young Yang and Philip Skinner, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies.
  • Bartok Radio - From Budapest, Wagner's Der Rheingold, with Alan Titus, Oskar Hillebrandt, Fekete Attila, Christian Franz, Németh Judit, Herczenik Anna, Walter Fink, Korondi Anna, Gémes Katalin, and Gál Erika, conducted by Ádám Fischer.
  • Cesky Rozhlas 3-Vltava - Dvorak's Armida, with Ladislav Mráz, Milada Šubrtovám, Zdene(k Otava, Karel Berman, Ivo Žídek, Antonín Votava, Jaroslav Horác(ek, Jir(í Joran, Antonín Zlesák, Bohumír Vích, Jindr(ich Jindrák, Jir(í Bar and Stanislava Souc(ková, conducted by Václav Jirác(ek.
  • NPR World of Opera - From Teatro Lirico, Cagliari, a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh, with Tatiana Monogarova, Vitaly Panfilov, Vsevolodovic Kazakov, Mikhail Bubsky, Gevorg Hakovyan, Marika Gulordava, Stefano Consolini, Alessandro Senes, Rosanna Savoia and Elena Manistina, conducted by Alexander Vidernikov.
  • NRK Klassisk & NRK P2 - An historic Metropolitan Opera broadcast from March 13, 1976, of Bellini's I Puritani, with Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti and Sherrill Milnes, conducted by Richard Bonynge.
  • Radio Slovenia Tretji - From this summer's Bayreuth Festival, Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, with Robert Dean Smith, Robert Holl, Iréne Theorin, Jukka Rasilainen, Ralf Lukas, Michelle Breedt, Clemens Bieber, Arnold Bezuyen and Martin Snell, conducted by Peter Schneider.
  • Klara - From the Orange Festival, Bizet's Carmen, with Béatrice Uria Monzon, Ermonela Jaho, Magali de Prelle, Karine Deshayes, Marcelo Alvarez, Angel Odena, François Harismendy, Olivier Grand, Florian Laconi and Olivier Heyte, conducted by Michel Plasson.
  • Latvia Radio Klasika - From Opera Garnier in Paris, Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress, with Laura Claycomb and Toby Spence, conducted by Edward Gardner.
  • WQED - From the CAPA Theater in Pittsburgh, Jonathan Dove's Flight, featuring contralto Myrna Paris.
  • Lyric FM - An RTE/Opera Ireland production of Balfe's comic bel canto opera Falstaff given on Thursday in the National Concert Hall.
  • Radio Tre (RAI) - An historic broadcast from Naples on October 21, 1974, of Paisiello's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, with Renzo Casellato, Renato Cesari, Rosetta Pizzo, Enrico Fissore, Agostino Ferrin, Franco Calabrese, Antonio Savastano, Saverio Porzano and Leonardo Monreale, conducted by Zdenek Macal.
  • WDAV - From last week's NPR World of Opera, Massenet's Werther from Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa, with Sonia Ganassi, Adriana Kucerova, Giorgio Caoduro, Gianfranco Montrosor, Enzo Peroni and Vittorio Prato, conducted by Alain Guingal.

Happy listening . . . .

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Part 2 - Live offerings for Saturday, September 21

Starting at GMT 1800 or 2:00pm Eastern Daylight time . . .

  • Cesky Rozhlas 3-Vltava - From Teatro Real in Madrid, a 2007 performance of Martín y Soler's Il burbero di buon cuore, with Elena de la Merced, Veronique Gens, Cecilia Díaz, Saimir Purgi, Juan Francisco Gatell, Luca Pisaroni, Carlos Chausson and Josep Miquel Ramón, conducted by Christophe Rousset.
  • Klara & Lyric FM - From the Vienna State Opera, a June 7th performance of Strauss' Capriccio, with Renée Fleming, Bo Skovhus, Michael Schade, Angelika Kichschlager and Franz Hawlata, conducted by Philippe Jordan.
  • Radio Tre (RAI) - From this summer's bayreuth Festival, a rebroadcast of Wagner's Parsifal, with Detlef Roth, Diógenes Randes, Kwangchul Youn, Christopher Ventris, Thomas Jesatko, Mihoko Fujimura,r Arnold Bezuyen, Friedemann Röhlig, Julia Borchert,e Ulrike Helzel, Clemens Bieber, Timothy Oliver, Julia Borchert, Martina Rüping, Carola Guber, Anna Korondi, Jutta Böhnert, Ulrike Helzel and Simone Schröder, conducted by Daniele Gatti.
  • WQED - joins XLNC1 in rebroadcasting the San Francisco Opera Madama Buttefly (see previous post for details).
  • WDAV - Last week's NPR World of Opera broadcast: Tchaikovsky's Eugen Onegin from Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, with Fabio Maria Capitanucci, Svetla Vassileva, Tiziana Tramonti, Dmitri Korchak, Askar Abdrazakov, Ambra Vespasiani, Marina Pardo and Marco Signorini, conducted by Juan Meta.
  • WCLV - This evening, from Cleveland's Severance Hall, a Cleveland orchestra perfromance of Haydn's oratorio, The Creation, with Malin Hartelius, James Taylor and Thomas Quasthoff, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst.
  • KING - From LA Opera, Puccini's La Rondine, with Patricia Racette, Marcus Haddock, Amanda Squitieri, Greg Fedderly and David Pittsinger, conducted by Keri-Lyn Wilson.
  • Concert FM (New Zealand) - Late this evening (early Sunday for those in Europe), from Budapest, a performance of Wagner's Siegfried, with Christian Franz, Michael Roider, Alan Titus, Hartmut Welker, Walter Fink, Cornelia Kallisch, Susan Bullock and Gabi Gál, conducted by Adám Fischer.

That about wraps it up for this week, so . . .


Happy listening

Back to Live Saturdays ... September 21

First a word about a program that we never list on OperaCast - this weekend, NPR's From the Top (which runs one hour) is featuring an hour with the young artists at the Houston Grand Opera's Wortham Theater. Some stations air the program after their opera program on Saturday afternoons, while others carry it on Sunday afternoon (and a few, I believe, carry it on other days throughout the week). Sounds to us like a program worth looking out for.

And now for the live offerings this afternoon:

Netherlands Opera's Die Frau ohne Schatten seems worth a listen if only for the wondrous voices of Klaus Florian Vogt (will he ever appear again at the Met, we wonder?) and Terje Stensvold (who we will almost certainly never hear live on these shores) . . . From Radio Clasica de Espana, catch Handel's Ariodante with Joyce di Donato . . . How times have changed -- The Met now seems to be pushing its historic broadcasts as never before - catch the January 7, 1956 Tosca with Tebaldi, Tucker and Warren on Polish Radio, the March 13, 1976 I Puritani with Sutherland, Pavarotti and Milnes on Austrian Radio, or the February 9, 1974 Otello with Te Kanawa and Vickers. Any one of these three are sure to make your Saturday a little sweeter . . . .

  • BBC Radio 3 - From this summer's Edinburgh festival,a concert performance of Weill's The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, with Susan Bickley, Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts, Alan Opie, Giselle Allen, Anthony Dean Griffey, Peter Hoare, Stephan Loges, Brindley Sherratt and Hannah Gordon, HK Gruber conducting.
  • CBC Two - Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande, with Russell Braun, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Pavlo Hunka, Barbara Dever, Richard Wiegold, Erin Fisher and Alain Coulombe, conducted by Jan Latham-Koenig.
  • Dr P2 - A May 23rd performance from Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa of Tchaikovsky's Eugen Onegin, with Tiziana Tramonti, Svetla Vassileva, Marina Pardo, Fabio Maria Capitanucci, Dmitrij Korchak and Askar Abdrazakov, conducted by Juanjo Mena.
  • Espace Musique - From Washington National Opera, a performance of Handel's Tamerlano, with David Daniels, Placido Domingo, Sarah Coburn, Patricia Bardon and Andrew Foster-Williams, conducted by William Lacey.
  • France Musique - From théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, a May 5th performance of Vivaldi's La Fida Ninfa, with Veronica Cangemi, Sandrine Piau, Philippe Jaroussky, Sara Mingardo, Stefano Ferrari and Lorenzo Regazzo, conducted by Jean-Christophe Spinosi.
  • Radio 4 Netherlands - From De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, a performance of Strauss' Die Frau ohne Schatten, with Gabriele Fontana, Klaus Florian Vogt, Terje Stensvold and Evelyn Herlitzius, conducted by Marc Albrecht.
  • Radio Clasica de Espana - From Gran Teatro de Ginebra, Handels Ariodante with the sublime Joyce di Donato, Patricia Petibon, Charles Workman, A. Abete and Sandrine Piau, conducted by K. Montgomery.
  • WFMT Opera series (on numerous stations) - From San Francisco Opera, Glass' Appomattox, with Dwayne Croft. Andrew Shore, Rhoslyn Jones, Eliza van den Heever, Heidi Melton, Kendall Gladen, Noah Stewart, Jeremy Galyon, Chad Shelton, Lee Ji Young Yang and Philip Skinner, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies.
  • XLNC1 - The WFMT Opera Series on a one week delay - if you missed it last week, catch San Francisco Opera's performance of Puccini's Madama Butterfly, with Patricia Racette, Brandon Jovanovich, Zheng Cao and Stephen Powell, conducted by Donald Runnicles.
  • Dwojke Polskie Radio - An historic Metropolitan Opera broadcast from January 7, 1956, of Puccini's Tosca, with Renata Tebaldi, Richard Tucker, Leonard Warren, Fernando Correna, Alessio de Paolis, Clifford Harvout, George Cehanovsky and Peter Mark, conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos.
  • Radio Oesterreich International - Yet another historic Met broadcast, this one the March 13, 1976 performance of Bellini's I Puritani, with Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti and Sherrill Milnes, conducted by Richard Bonynge.
  • Bartok Radio - A June 20th performance of Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, with Alekszej Tyihomirov, Ilja Ilin, Marina Kalinyina, Vagyim Zaplecsnij, Petro Morozov, Sztanyiszlav Svetsz, Vaszilij Jefimov, Kszénia Vjaznyikova, Andrej Vilegzanyin, Dmitrij Ovscsinnyikov and Vlagyimir Bolotin, conducted by Vlagyimir Ponkin.
  • NPR World of Opera - From Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, a performance of Massenet's Werther, with Giuseppe Filianoti, Sonia Ganassi, Adriana Kucerova, Giorgio Caoduro, Gianfranco Montrosor, Enzo Peroni and Vittorio Prato, conducted by Alain Guingal.
  • NRK Klassisk & NRK P2 - a third historic Met broadcast - From February 9, 1974, Verdi's Otello with Kiri Te Kanawa, Jon Vickers, Jean Kraft, Thomas Stewart, William Lewis, Paul Plishka, Robert Goodloe, Andrea Velis and David Holloway, conducted by James Levine.
  • Sveriges Radio P2 - From Osada's Four Nights of Dream, with Sara Sandström, Joa Helgeson, Astrid Robillard, Johan Kinell, Akeo Hasegawa and Anton Ljungqvist, conducted by David Björkman.

And more to come in second posting.....

Happy listening

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