Saturday, February 12, 2011

Live Offerings - Saturday, February 12, 2011

A lot of European stations have decided to pick up the Met's broadcast of Nixon in China this afternoon, so other choioces are sparser than usual. But that doesn't mean that there are no other interesting live choices to listen to today:

  • Sveriges Radio P2 - From Malmö Opera, Forssell's Hemligheter, with Bengt Krantz, Kari Postma, Naja Monrad Hansen, Karolina Blixt, Miriam Treichl, Monica Einarson, Emma Lyrén, Lena Fredlund, conducted by Staffan Larsson.
  • Metropolitan Opera (on numerous stations) - Adams' Nixon in China, with James Maddalena, Janis Kelly, Russell Braun, Robert Brubaker, Richard Paul Fink, Kathleen Kim, Ginger Costa-Jackson, Teresa S. Herold and Tamara Mumford, conducted by John Adams.
  • Radio 4 Netherlands - From Netherlands Opera, Wagemans' Legende, with Marieke Steenhoek, Caroline Cartens, Corinne Romijn, Helena Rasker, Yves Saelens, Thomas Oliemans, Elzbieta Szmytka, André Morsch, Martijn Cornet, Huub Claessens, Marcel Beekman and Dennis Wilgenhof, conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw.
  • Radio Clasica de Espana - From the Vienna State opera, a Gala in honor of Ion Hollender, with A. Netrebko, A. Pieczonka, D. Polaski, B. Frittoli, S. Isokoski, D. Damrau, A. Denoke, K. Stoyanova, G. Kühmaier, N. Dessay, V. Urmana (sop.), W. Meier, A. Kirchschlager (mez.), P. Domingo, R. Vargas, M. Schade, S. Pirgu, J. Botha, P. Seiffert, P. Beczala (ten.), T. Quasthoff, L. Nucci, T. Hampson, F. Struckmann, S. Keenlyside (bar.), F. Furlanetto (baj.), and conductors Z. Mehta, P. Domingo, A. Pappano, F. Welser-Möst, B. de Billy, F. Luisi, P. Schneider, M. Armiliato, S. Young and G. García-Calvo.
  • KBIA2, WABE, WDAV, WHQR & WUGA, - NPR World of Opera: From Maggio Musicale in Florence, Verdi's La Forza del Destino, with Violeta Urmana, Salvatore Licitra, Enrico Lori, Roberto Frontali and Antonella Trevisan, conducted by Zubin Mehta.
  • Espace 2 & Klara - Handel's Alcina, with Anja Harteros, Veronica Cangemi, Vesselina Kasarova, Kristina Hammarströom, Benjamin Bruns and Adam Plachetka, conducted by Marc Minkowski.
  • ABC Classic FM (Australia) & Concert FM (New Zealand) - an opportunity to rehear the Met's broadcast of Puccini's Tosca, with Sondra Radvanovsky, Marcelo Alvarez, Falk Struckmann, Peter Volpe, Paul Plishka, Dennis Petersen, James Courtney and Harold Wilson, conducted by Marco Armiliato.

Happy listening.... and this Valentine's Day, treat someone you love to something operatic.....

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