Saturday, February 28, 2009

Live Offerings - Saturday, February 28, 2009

A number of interesting offerings for this afternoon. Here is just a sampling:

  • Metropolitan Opera (on numerous stations) - First and foremost, Verdi's Il Trovatore, with Marcelo Alvarez, Dolora Zajick, Sondra Radvanovsky and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda.
  • Radio 4 Netherlands - Bellini's Puritani, starring John Osborn as the altitudinous tenor lead, with bel canto specialist Giuliano Carella at the podium.
  • Radio Oesterreich International - Bizet's Carmen, starring Vesselina Kasarova in the title role, with colleagues Jose Cura (Jose) and Ildebrando d'Arcangelo (Escamillo), Ascher Fisch conducting.
  • KBIA2 - NPR World of Opera offers a performance of Bizet's Pearl Fishers, featuring the translucent tones of Karina Gauvin as Leila, Frederic Chaslin conducting.
  • Sveriges Radio P2 - From the Metropolitan, a repeat of Cilea's Adriana Lecouvrer, with Maria Guleghina, Placido Domingo, Olga Borodina and Marco Armiliato conducting.
  • Cesky Rozhlas 3 - Vltava - John Osborn is also heard in a rarity, Marschner's Der Vampyr, with Roberto Abbado conducting.
  • Klara - Britten's Death in Venice, featuring John Graham Hall as Achenbach and Andrew Shore in a number of different roles, Paul Daniel conducting.
  • Espace 2 - R. Strauss's Salome, featuring Nicola Beller Carbone as Salome, with Kim Begley (Herod) and Alan Held (Jokanaan) as two of the men in her life ............. Gabriele Ferro conducting.
  • Radio Tre (RAI) - Salvatore Licitra is featured in Verdi's Aida, from Rome Opera, under Daniel Oren.
  • WOMR - You can also tune in for a special tribute today to beloved soprano Lotte Lehmann, following today's "live" broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera.

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