Saturday, April 18, 2009

Live Offerings - Saturday, April 18, 2009 - Part I

Siegfried, the third installment in the Met's Matinee Ring Cycle gets under way at Noon Eastern Time today. More Handel (two different Partenopes to catch). Other offerings of note:

  • France Musique - From Opéra Garnier in Paris,a January 24th performance of Boesmans' Yvonne, princesse de Bourgogne, with Dörte Lyssewski, Paul Gay, Mireille Delunsch, Yann Beuron, Victor von Halem, Hannah Esther Minutillo, Jason Bridges and Jean-Luc Ballestra, conducted by Sylvain Cambreling.
  • Metropolitan Opera (on numerous stations) - Wagner's Siegfried, with Iréne Theorin, Wendy White, Christian Franz, Robert Brubaker, James Morris, Richard Paul Fink, John Tomlinson and Lisette Oropesa, conducted by James Levine.
  • Sveriges Radio P2 - An historic live March 20, 1940 Stockholm Opera performance of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, with Hjördis Schymberg, Helga Görlin, Isa Quensel, Einar Andersson, Hugo Hasslo and Sigurd Björling, conducted by Fritz Busch.
  • Dwojkie Polskie Radio - From the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersberg, a December 20, 2008 performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's Maid of Pskov, with Alexei Tanovitski, Gennady Bezzubenkov, Nikolai Gassiev, Yuri Vorobyev, Pavel Shmulevich, Mikhail Vishnyak, Edem Umerom, Rina Mataeva, Varvara Solovyeva, Ludmila Kanunnikova, Olga Legkova and Andrei Karabanov, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
  • Deutschlandradio Kultur - From Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater in Schwerin, an April 9th performance of Flotow's Martha, with Ulrike Maria Maier, Frauke Willimczik, Andreas Lettowsky, Stefan Heibach, Olaf Plassa and Dietmar Unger, conducted by Matthias Foremny.
  • DR P2 - From Copenhagen, an October 11, 2008 performance of Handel's Partenope, with Inger Dam-Jensen, Andreas Scholl, Christophe Dumaux, Tuva Semmingsen, Bo Kristian Jensen and Palle Knudsen, conducted by Lars Ulrik Mortensen.
  • Radio 4 Netherlands - From Nationale Reisopera, a March 28th performance of Beethoven's Fidelio, with Patrick Davin. Roland Wood, Peter Wedd, Lisa Livingstone, Machteld Baumans, Almas Svilpa.
  • Radio Clasica fe Espane - From the Vienna State Opera, a February 22nd performance of Handel's Partenope, with Christine Schäfer, Kurt Streit, David Daniels and Patricia Bardon, conducted by Christophe Rousset.

More to come shortly......

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