Saturday, August 29, 2009

Live Offerings - Saturday, August 29, 2009

On a dark and dreary Saturday (at least here in the Northeast, courtesy of tropical storm Danny), there are some very worthwhile live offerings to while away the afternoon. Here's a short list of the best items:

  • WFMT Opera Series (on . Here's a short list of the best items) - From San Francixco Opera, Korngold's Die Todt Stadt, with Torsten Kerl, Emily Magee, Lucas Meachem, Katharine Tier. Ji Young Yang, Daniela Mack, Alek Shrader, Andrew Bidlack, Bryan Ketron and Ben Bongers, conducted by Donald Runnicles.
  • Bayern 4 Klassik, MDR Figaro, NDR Kultur, Radio Oesterreich International, RBB Kulturradio & WDR3 - From Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, Haydn's Orlando Paladino, with Tom Randle, Sine Bundgaard, Pietro Spagnoli, Magnus Staveland, Alexandrina Pendatchanska, Sunhae Im and Victor Torres, conducted by RenĂ© Jacobs.
  • CBC Two - From Switzerland, a November 8, 2008 performance of von Weber's Der Freischutz, with Nikolai Schukoff, Ellie Dehn, Jaco Huijpen and Feodor Kuznetsov, conducted by John Nelson.
  • NPR World of Opera - From Houston Grand Opera, Verdi's Aida, with Zvetelina Vassileva, Marco Berti, Dolora Zajick, Gordon Hawkins, Tigran Martirossian, Bradley Garvin, Tamara Wilson, Beau Gibson, conducted by Carlo Rizzi.
  • XLNC1 - From San Francisco Opera, Wallace's The Bonesetter's Daughter, with Zheng Cao, Ning Liang, Qian Yi, Hao Jiang Tian, Wu Tong, James Maddalena, Valery Portnov, Madelaine Matej, Rose Frazier, Catherine Cook, Mary Finch, Natasha Ramirez Leland and Erin Neff, conducted by Steven Sloane.
There's more, but I'm composing this on a bus en route to Boston, so I will quit while I'm ahead.

Happy listening

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