Saturday, April 25, 2009

Live Offerings - Saturday, April 25, 2009 - Part I

Today is the last of the Met's Matinee Ring Cycle, Götterdämmerung, and also the final broadcast of the season from the Met. James Levine was ill on Thursday evening and did not conduct Rheingold, so we hope he is feeling well enough for today's marathon performance (the Met website still lists him).

Many stations in the Met network will start next Saturday with an eight-week series of operas from Lyric Opera of Chicago and other will segue to NPR World of Opera - stay tuned as our Saturday page for next week fills in as we figure out who's airing what...

Here's the rest of today's live lineup:
  • Metropolitan Opera (on numerous stations) - Wagner's Götterdämmerung, with Christian Franz, Iain Paterson, Richard Paul Fink, John Tomlinson, Katarina Dalayman, Margaret Jane Wray, Yvonne Naef, Wendy White, Elizabeth Bishop, Wendy Bryn Harmer, Lisette Oropesa, Kate Lindsey and Tamara Mumford, conducted by James Levine.
  • Dwojkie Polsjie Radio, DR P2, Radio 4 Netherlands, Radio Clasica de Espana & Radio Tre (RAI) - From Teatro Real in Madrid, a performance of Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria, with Christine Rice, Kobie van Rensburg, Cyril Auvity, Sonya Yoncheva, Ed Lyon, Luigi De Donato, Xavier Sabata and Terry Wey, conducted by William Christie.
  • Deutschlandradio Kultur - From Aachen, a March 29th performance of Mozart's Lucio Silla, with Juan Tralla, Antonia Bourvé, Iva Danova, Eva Berard, Michaela Maria Mayer and Louis Kim, conducted by Marcus Bosch.
  • France Musique - From Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie, with Bernard Richter, Anne-Catherine Gillet, Allyson McHardy, Stéphane Degout, Françoise Masset, Jennifer Holloway, Bruno Calucci, Jaël Azzaretti, Francis Lis, Jérôme Varnier, Emiliano Gonzales Toro, Aurélia Legay, Nicholas Mulroy and Nicolas Letilleux, conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm.
  • KBIA2 - NPR World of Opera: From Washington National Opera, the American Premier of Maw's Sophie's Choice, with Angelika Kirchschlager, Rod Gilfry, Gordon Gietz, Corey Evan Rotz, Clayton Brainerd, Erin Elizabeth Smith and Trevor Scheunemann, conducted by Marin Alsop.
  • Radio Oesterreich International - From the Vienna State Opera, a February 13th performance of Verdi's Stiffelio, with José Cura, Hui He, Anthony Michels-Moore, Gergely Nemeti, Alexandru Moisiuc, Benedikt Kobel and Elisabeth Marin, conducted by Michael Halász.
  • Sveriges Radio P2 - From Berwald Hall in Stockholm, an April 18th concert performance of Torstensson's Expeditionen, with Charlotte Riedijk, Göran Eliasson, Mats Persson and Olle Persson, Niklas Willén.

More to follow in few minutes.....

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