Saturday, November 7, 2009
Here are a few high spots for this afternoon --
- WFMT Opera Series (on numerous stations) - 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.
- CBC TWO - Berlioz's Beatrice et Benedict, with Joyce Di Donato and Charles Workman, under Sir Colin Davis.
- XLNC1 - Joyce Di Donato also stars in another performance of Berlioz's Beatrice et Benedict, opposite Norman Reinhardt, with Michael Hofstetter conducting.
- KBYU - A rebroadcast of this summer's Bayreuth Festival performance of Wagner's Meistersinger von Nürnberg, featuring Klaus Florian Vogt.
- NRK Klassisk / NRK 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.
- RTP Antena 2 - Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, with Anthony Michaels-Moore, Krassimira Stoyanova, Neil Shicoff and Giacomo Prestia, conducted by Paolo Carignani.
- WETA - From the Vienna State Opera, a Gala performance of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin: Simon Keenlyside (Eugene Onegin); Tamar Iveri (Tatyana); Ramon Vargas (Lensky); Seiji Ozawa conducting.
- Latvia Radio Klasika - Wagner's Meistersinger von Nürnberg, featuring Robert Dean Smith.
Happy listening . . . .