Saturday, November 06, 2010

Live Offerings - Saturday, November 6, 2010

Shirley Verrett died yesterday in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at 79 . . . .

Tributes to Dame Joan Sutherland continue apace: this afternoon, WCNY will be airing her 1959 Lucia from Covent Garden. Also, listeners may send their memories of Dame Joan by e-mail to

Revivals of Lohengrin and Parsifal from this past summer's Bayreuth Festival . . . two different productions of Weill's The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny . . .
  • CBC Two - From Canadian opera Company, Donizetti's Maria Stuarda with Alexandrina Pendatchanska and Serena Farnocchia, conducted by Antony Walker.
  • Espace Musique - From Madrid, Weill's The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, with Jane Henschel, Willard White, Donald Kaasch and Christopher Ventris, conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado.
  • KBYU - From the 2010 Bayreuth Festivavl, Wagner's Lohengrin.
  • KBIA2, KOHM, WABE Classical, WDAV, WHQR, WPLN & WUGA: NPR World of Opera: From Covent Garden, Bizet's The Pearl Fishers, with Nicole Cabell, John Osborne, Gerald Finley and Raymond Aceto, conducted by Antonio Pappano.
  • WCLV & WRTI - From Houston Grand Opera, Wagner's Lohengrin, with Simon O’Neill, Adrianne Pieczonka, Günther Groissböck, Richard Paul Fink, Christine Goerke and Ryan McKinny, conducted by Patrick Summers.
  • WFMT Opera Series (on numerous stations): From Houston Grand Opera, Mozart's Don Giovanni, with Mariusz Kwiecien, Oren Gradus, Alexandra Deshorties, Raymond Aceto, Ana María Martinez, Garrett Sorenson, Fiona Murphy and Ryan McKinny, conducted by Patrick Summers.
  • BBC Radio 3 - From Covent Garden, Gounod's Romeo et Juliette, with Piotr Beczala, Nino Machaidze, Stéphane Degout and Alfie Boe, conducted by Daniel Oren.
  • Deutschlandradio Kultur - From Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, Bizet's Carmen, with Béatrice Uria-Monzon, Roberto Alagna, Erwin Schrott and Marina Poplawskaja, conducted by Marc Piollet.
  • DR P2, NRK Klassisk & NRK P2 - Also carrying the Bizet Pearl Fishers from Covente Garden (see NPR World of Opera, above).
  • RTP Antena 2 - From the 2010 Bayreuth Festival, Wagner's Parsifal.
  • Radio Oesterreich International (OE1) - From Vienna, an October 15 performance of Weill's The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, with Catherine Hunold, Angelika Kirchschlager, Simeon Esper, Yves Saelens, Holger Falk, Graeme Broadbent, conducted by Walter Kobéra.
  • Sveriges Radio P2 - From Stockholm, an October 22 performance of Giordano's Andrea Chenier, with Lars Cleveman, Katarina Dalayman, Jeremy Carpenter and Magnus Kyhle, conducted by Pier Giorgio Morandi.
  • Espace 2 - From the Vienna State Opera, a September 1 performance of Massenet's Manon, with Diana Damrau, Ramon Vargas, Markus Eiche, Dan Paul Dumitrescu, Alexander Kaimbacher, Clemens Unterreiner, Simina Ivan, Sophie Marilley and Zoryana Kushpler, conducted by Bertrand de Billy.
  • HR2 Kultur - From Covent Garden, a December 5, 2009 performance of Tchaikovsky's Tscherewitschki, with Olga Guryakova, Vsevolod Grivnov, Larissa Diadkova, Vladimir Matorin, Mikhailov Schulmeister, Vyacheslav Voynarovsky and Sergej Leiferkus, conducted by Alexander Polianichko.
  • Klara - Janacek's Katya Kabanova, with Katja Kabanova, with Pavlo Hunka, Kurt Streit, Renée Morloc, John Graham-Hall, Evelyn Herlitzius, Gordon Gietz, Natascha Petrinsky, Georg Nigl, Emma Sarkisyan, Mireille Capelle and Blanka Modra, conducted by Leo Hussain.
  • ABC Classic FM - From the Vienna State Opera, Wagner's Lohengrin, with Johan Botha, Ain Anger, Christian Gerhaher, Gergely Németi and Alexandru Moisiuc, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst.

Happy listening . . . .

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