Saturday, November 14, 2009
Here are a few high spots for this afternoon --
- CBC TWO - Massenet's Werther, with Rolando Villazon and Susan Graham, under Kent Nagano.
- DRP2 - Gounod's Faust, with Piotr Beczala, Soile Isokoski and Boaz Daniel; Bertrand de Billy conducts.
- Espace Musique - A broadcast of Mozart's Entführung aus dem Serail, featuring Matthew Polenzani, Erin Wall, and Aleksandra Kurzak; Sir Andrew Davis conducts.
- KBYU - Joyce Di Donato stars in an English-language production of Berlioz's Beatrice and Benedick.
- RTP Antena 2 - Cavalli's's Ercole Amante: Ivor Bolton leads a performance featuring Veronique Gens.
- WETA - Charlotte Hellekant stars as Nerone in Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea.
- XLNC1 - From Houston Grand Opera, Britten's Midsummer Night’s Dream, with Iestyn Davies, Laura Claycomb, Norman Reinhardt, Liam Bonner, Katie van Kooten, Marie Lenormand, Matthew Rose and Steven Cole, conducted by Patrick Summers.
- France Musique - A rebroadcast of this summer's Bayreuth Festival performance of Wagner's Parsifal, featuring Christopher Ventris and Mihoko Fujimora.
- NPR World of Opera on numerous stations - From Washington National Opera, Richard Strauss's Elektra, with Susan Bullock, Christine Goerke, Irina Mishura, Daniel Sumegi and Alan Woodrow, conducted by Heinz Fricke.
- NRK Klassisk / NRK P2 - Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mzensk, starring Angela Denoke.
- Sveriges Radio P2 - A rare historic broadcast of a 1974 performance in New York of Verdi's Vespri Siciliani, starring Montserrat Caballé, Nicolai Gedda, Sherrill Milnes and Justino Díaz, James Levine conducting.
- Bartok Radio - Monteverdi's Orfeo, starring Ian Bostridge, Patrizia Ciofi, Natalie Dessay, Alice Coote and Véronique Gens; Emmanuelle Haim conducts.
Happy listening . . . .