Music for the voice, featuring the greatest singers from the past and present in a repertoire including art songs, ballads, lieder, sacred works, choral music, and items from operas and musicals.


16th July

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  • Vivaldi, Antonio: La verita in cimento, RV739: Tu m'offendi. Philippe Jaroussky, alto. Ensemble Matheus/Jean-Christophe Spinosi.
  • Rameau, Jean-Philippe: Platee: A l'aspect de ce nuage. Jean-Paul Fouchecourt, ten. Opera Lafayette/Ryan Brown.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Solfeggio in F, K393/2. Arnaud de Pasquale, org., Sabine Devieilhe, sop.
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Juditha Triumphans, RV644: Transit aetas. Nathalie Stutzmann, contr. Orfeo 55/Nathalie Stutzmann.
  • Berlioz, Hector: Damnation of Faust, Op.24: Merci, doux crepuscule!. Roberto Alagna, ten. Royal Opera House Orch. Covent Garden/Bertrand de Billy.
  • Chabrier, Emmanuel: Le roi malgre lui: Beau pays. Gerard Souzay, bar. New SO/Paul Bonneau.
  • Berlioz, Hector: Les Troyens. Chers Tyriens! Francoise Pollet, sop. Montreal SO, Montreal Symphonic Choir/Charles Dutoit.
  • Ravel, Maurice: Alcyone. Finale. Beatrice Uria-Monzon, m-sop., Mireille Delunsch, sop., Paul Groves, ten. Toulouse Capitole Orch/Michel Plasson.
  • Offenbach, Jacques: Orpheus in the Underworld. Natalie Dessay, sop., Yann Beuron, ten. CO of Grenoble, Lyon Opera Chorus, Lyon Opera Orch/Marc Minkowski.

  • 9th July

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  • Meyerbeer, Giacomo: Les Huguenots - Nobles seigneurs, salut. Marilyn Horne, m-sop. Royal Opera House Orch. Covent Garden/Henry Lewis.
  • Donizetti, Gaetano: Maria Stuarda: O Nube. Beverley Sills, sop. John Alldis Choir, London PO/Aldo Ceccato.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Cosi fan tutte. George Shirley, ten., New Philharmonia Orch/Erich Leinsdorf.
  • Meyerbeer, Giacomo: Robert the Devil: Nonnes qui reposez. Samuel Ramey, bass Munich Radio Orch/Julius Rudel.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Serse: Se bramata d'amar, chi vi sdegna. Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, m-sop. Orch of Age of Enlightenment/Harry Bicket.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Don Carlos: There it is. The child!. Jerry Hadley, ten., Thomas Hampson, bar. Welsh National Opera Orch/Carlo Rizzi.
  • Pacini, Giovanni: Stella di Napoli: Where are you, cruel man. Joyce DiDonato, m-sop. Lyon Opera Chorus, Lyon Opera Orch/Riccardo Minasi.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Marriage of Figaro - Vedro mentr'io sospiro. Rodney Gilfry, bass English Baroque Soloists/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.

  • 2nd July

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  • Traetta, Tommaso Le feste d'Imeneo: Bella armonia vieni. Nuria Rial, sop., Artemandoline.
  • Bononcini, Antonio Maria: Griselda: In te, sposa Griselda…..Cara sposa. David Hansen, alto. Academia Montis Regalis/Alessandro De Marchi.
  • Mayr, Simon: Medea in Corinto: Ah! Se manco a te di fede. Alastair Miles, bass, Bruce Ford, ten., Jane Eaglen, sop., Raul Gimenez, ten., Yvonne Kenny, sop. Philharmonia Orch/David Parry.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: The Exile. Jose Carreras, ten., Martin Katz, pno.
  • Gomes, Antonio Carlos: Salvator Rosa: Di sposo, di padre le gioie serene. Cesare Siepi, bass St Cecilia Academy Orch/Alberto Erede.
  • Ponchielli, Amilcare: La Gioconda: Suicidio! In questi fieri momenti. Eileen Farrell, sop. Philharmonia Orch/Thomas Schippers.
  • Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno: I Gioelli della Madonna: Madonna unter Tranen. Richard Tauber, ten.
  • Menotti, Gian Carlo (arr. Mercurio, Steven):The Consul: Mother's Aria. Angelika Kirchschlager, sop. London Metropolitan Ensemble .
  • Respighi, Ottorino: Notte. Amir Farid, pno., Stacey Alleaume, sop.
  • Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario: Sephardic Songs, Nos.1& 2. Louise Johnson, harp, Tim DuFore, bar.

  • 25th June

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  • Verdi, Giuseppe: La forza del destino: Son giunta!... Madre, pietosa Vergine. Maria Chiara, sop. John Alldis Choir, Royal Opera House Orch. Covent Garden/Nello Santi.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Ernani: Mi lascia … O de'verd' anni miei. Sherrill Milnes, bar. London PO/Silvio Varviso.
  • Schubert, Franz: Im Fruhling, D882. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Hans Hotter, bar.
  • Schubert, Franz: Schwanengesang, D.957/14: Die Taubenpost. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Hans Hotter, bar.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Otello: Era piu calmo; Piangea cantando; Ave Maria. Maria Chiara, sop., Rosanne Creffield, m-sop. Royal Opera House Orch. Covent Garden/Nello Santi.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: William Tell - Resta immobile. Sherrill Milnes, bar. National PO/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Wolf, Hugo: Morike Lieder: Der Tambour. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Hans Hotter, bar.
  • Wolf, Hugo: Morike Lieder: Nimmersatte Liebe. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Hans Hotter, bar.
  • Wolf, Hugo: Morike Lieder: Jaegerlied. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Hans Hotter, bar.

  • 18th June

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  • Weber, Carl Maria von: Der Freischutz: Nein, länger trag' ich nicht die Qualen ... Durch die Wälder, durch die Auen. Jonas Kaufmann, ten. Prague Philharmonic Orchestra/Marco Armiliato
  • Weber, Carl Maria von: Der Freischutz: Hier im irdschen Jammertal. Gottlob Frick, bs. Orchestra of Deutsche Oper Berlin/Lovro von Matacic
  • Weber, Carl Maria von: Der Freischutz: Kommt ein schlanker Bursch. Christine Schäfer, sop. Berlin Philharmonic/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Weber, Carl Maria von: Wie nahte mir der Schlummer...Leise, leise from Der Freischutz. Margaret Price, sop. RAI Symphony Orchestra of Rome/Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Weber, Carl Maria von: Der Freischutz. Elizabeth Grummer, sop. Vienna Phlharmonic/Wilhelm Furtwangler.
  • Weber, Carl Maria von: Der Freischutz: Einst traumte meiner sel'gen Base. Johanna Stojkovic, sop. Cappella Coloniensis/Bruno Weil
  • Weber, Carl Maria von: Der Freischutz: Finale excerpt. Gidon Saks, bs., Stephan Loges, bs-bar., Simon O'Neill, ten., Christine Brewer, sop. London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis

  • 11th June

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Cantata BWV 82, It is enough. Movt 1. David Greco, bar., Jasu Moisio, oboe Van Diemen's Band/Julia Fredersdorff.
  • Britten, Benjamin: Winter Words, Op.52. No 8. Greg Massingham, ten., Stephen Emmerson, pno.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Julius Caesar: Svegliatevi nel core. Chloe Harris, mezzo-sop Melbourne Opera Orch/Greg Hocking.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Barber of Seville: Largo al factotum. Stephen Marsh, bar. Melbourne Opera Orch/Greg Hocking.
  • Kelly, Frederick Septimus (arr. Latham, Christopher): It is not dawn till you awake. Andrew Goodwin, ten. Tasmanian SO/Benjamin Northey.
  • Strauss R: Dedication, Op.10/1. Marjorie Lawrence, sop., Raymond Lambert, pno.

  • 4th June

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  • Donizetti, Gaetano: Don Pasquale: Beautiful as an angel. Dmitri Hvorostovsky, bar. Philharmonia Orch/Ion Marin.

  • 28th May

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  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Abduction from the Seraglio, K384: Constanze, to see you once more. Fritz Wunderlich, ten. Vienna State Opera Orch/Josef Krips.
  • Schubert, Franz: Schwanengesang, D.957. Aribert Reimann, pno., Brigitte Fassbaender, mezzo-sop.
  • Schubert, Franz: Die Taubenpost, D.965a. Aribert Reimann, pno., Brigitte Fassbaender, mezzo-sop.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Don Carlos: O don fatale. Régone Crespin, sop. Paris Conservatoire Orchestra/Georges Pretre
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Don Giovanni - Notte e giorno faticar. Donald Shanks, bass, Joan Carden, sop., Stephen Bennett, bar. Australian Opera and Ballet Orch/Richard Bonynge.


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