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22nd October

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  • Rossini, Gioachino: Addio ai viennesi. Jessica Pratt, sop., Vincenzo Scalera, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz: An Silvia, D891. Andrew Goodwin, ten., Daniel de Borah, pno.
  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur: HMS Pinafore: Never Mind the Why and Wherefore. Elsie Morison, sop., George Baker, bass-baritone, John Cameron, bar. Pro Arte Orch/Sir Malcolm Sargent.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Magic Flute - Bei Mannern. Isobel Buchanan, sop., John Pringle, bar. Queensland SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Britten, Benjamin: O Waly Waly. Simone Young, pno., Steve Davislim, ten.
  • Britten, Benjamin: Little Sir William. Simone Young, pno., Steve Davislim, ten.
  • Gounod, Charles: Romeo and Juliet: Final Duet. Glenda Raymond, sop., John Lanigan, ten. Australian SO/Hector Crawford.
  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur: Utopia Limited: A Tenor, All Singers Above. Thomas Edmonds, ten. Adelaide SO/James Christiansen.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Don Carlos: Nei giardin del bello. Lauris Elms, contr., Narelle Davidson, sop. Australian Opera Chorus, Sydney SO/Eric Clapham.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Don Giovanni - Or sai chi l'onore. Edita Gruberova, sop. Royal Concertgebouw Orch/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Strauss R: Ariadne auf Naxos. Grossmächtigen Prinzessin. Edita Gruberova, sop. London PO/Sir Georg Solti.

  • 15th October

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  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio: Ei tarda ancor...L'orror del tradimento..Ma tu, superbo giovane. Ildar Abdrazakov, bass Montreal Metropolitan Chorus, Montreal Metropolitan Orch/Yannick Nezet-Seguin.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: King for a day. Non san quant'io nel petto Jessye Norman, sop. Ambrosian Singers, Royal PO/Lamberto Gardelli.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Nabucco: Priere de Zaccaria. Jose Van Dam, bass-baritone Loire PO/Marc Soustrot.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: I lombardi: La mia letizia. Joseph Calleja, ten. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Carlo Rizzi.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Ernani. A morir ... Carlo Bergonzi, ten., Leontyne Price, sop. RCA Italiana Opera Orch/Thomas Schippers.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: I due Foscari. Jose Carreras, ten., Katia Ricciarelli, sop., Piero Cappuccilli, bar., Samuel Ramey, bass Austrian Radio Choir, Austrian RSO/Lamberto Gardelli.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Giovanna d'Arco: Qui! qui! .. dove? ..O fatidica foresta. Maria Chiara, sop. Royal Opera House Orch. Covent Garden/Nello Santi.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Alzira. Irne lungi ancor dovrei Francisco Araiza, ten., Bavarian Radio Chorus, Munich Radio Orch/Lamberto Gardelli.

  • 8th October

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  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Marriage of Figaro - Hai gia vinta la causa. Michael Spyres, baritenor.
  • Adam, Adolphe: Le postillion de Lonjumeau: My Friends, Listen to the Story. Michael Spyres, ten. Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra/Marko Letonja
  • Lully, Jean Baptiste: Armide: Enfin il est en ma puissance. Veronique Gens, sop. Ensemble Les Surprises/Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas
  • Tunder, Franz: An Wasserflussen Babylon, Cantata for soprano & orch. Iestyn Davies, alto. Fretwork
  • Schein, Johann Jacob Christ unser Herr zum Jordan Kam. Iestyn Davies, alto., Hugh Cutting, alto. Fretwork
  • Brahms, Johannes: Meine Liebe ist grun, Op.63/5. Magdalena Kozena, sop., Yefim Bronfmann, pno.
  • Mussorgsky, Modest The Nursery: 6. Riding on a hobby-horse. Magdalena Kozena, sop., Yefim Bronfman, pno.
  • Liszt, Franz: Die Loreley. Jonas Kaufmann, ten, Helmut Deutsch, pno
  • Liszt, Franz Es muss ein Wunderbares sein. Jonas Kaufmann, ten., Helmut Deutsch, pno
  • Canteloube, Joseph: Songs of the Auvergne: Quan z'eyro petitoune. Carolyn Sampson, sop. Tapiola Sinfonietta/Pascal Rophé
  • Canteloube, Joseph: Songs of the Auvergne: He beyla-z-y dau fe! Carolyn Sampson, sop. Tapiola Sinfonietta/Pascal Rophé
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Barber of Seville: Largo al factotum. Michael Spyres, bar. Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra/Marko Letonja

  • 1st October

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  • Graun, Carl Heinrich: Montezuma. Non Saprei Curare il vanto. Encarnacion Vazquez, sop.German Chamber Academy/Johannes Goritzki.
  • Schweitzer, Anton: Alceste. Freund, zweifle nicht! Christian Vogt, ten.,Christoph J Wendel, bass, Sylvia Koke, sop., Ursula Targler, sop. Erfurt PO, Opera Theatres Chorus, Erfurt/Stephan E Wehr.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: La Clemenza di Tito, K621: Ah, perdona al primo affetto. Cora Burggraaf, sop., Rebecca Bottone, sop. Orch of the Classical Opera Company/Ian Page.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Cosi fan tutte - Un aura amorosa. Ernst Haefliger, ten. English CO/Jorg Ewald Dahler.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Fidelio: Abscheulicher. Helga Dernesch, sop. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Fidelio (orig. Leonora). O namelose Freude! Jonas Kaufmann, ten., Nina Stemme, sop. Lucerne Festival Orch, Mahler CO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Weber, Carl Maria von: Abu Hassan. Was nun zu machen. Nicolai Gedda, ten. Bavarian State Orch/Wolfgang Sawallisch.
  • Lortzing, Albert: The Waffenschmied - Auch Ich war ein Jungling. Kurt Moll, bass Munich Radio Orch/Kurt Eichhorn.
  • Schubert, Franz: The Conspirators, D787. Ich muss sie finden. Adolf Dallapozza, ten., Edda Moser, sop., Elke Schary, sop., Gabriele Fuchs, sop., Gudrun Greindl-Rosner, contr., Kurt Moll, bass, Martin Finke, ten., Sunhild Rauschkolb, contr. Bavarian Radio Chorus, Munich Radio Orch/Heinz Wallberg.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: The Homecoming from Foreign Parts (Die Heimkehr aus der Fremde), Op.89. Es sass vor langer, grauer Zeit. Hanna Schwarz, contr. Munich Radio Orch/Heinz Wallberg.

  • 24th September

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  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Faithful Johnie, Op.108/20. Elizabeth Layton, vln., Krysia Osostowicz, vln., Malcolm Martineau, pno., Thomas Allen, bar., Timothy Robinson, ten., Ursula Smith, vlc.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Don Giovanni: Deh, Vieni alla finestra. Thomas Allen, bar. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Mahler, Gustav: It was my delight to walk. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Thomas Hampson, bar.
  • Strauss R: The bachelor's oath, Op.49/6. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Thomas Hampson, bar.
  • Donizetti, Gaetano: Belisario: You are free. Goodbye. Jerry Hadley, ten., Thomas Hampson, bar. Welsh National Opera Orch/Carlo Rizzi.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Magic Flute: Soll ich dich, Teurer. Deborah Riedel, sop., Michael Martin, ten., Stephen Bennett, bar. Australian Opera and Ballet Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Rameau, Jean-Philippe: Dardanus. "J'éprouve tour a tour ..." Stephen Bennett, bar. Cantillation, Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Offenbach, Jacques: Tales of Hoffmann: Scintille diamant. Gabriel Bacquier, bar. Swiss Romande Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Otello. "Credo..." Gabriel Bacquier, bar. Vienna PO, Vienna State Opera Chorus/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Schumann Clara: An einem lichten Morgen, Op.23/2. Imogen Cooper, pno., Wolfgang Holzmair, bar.
  • Wolf, Hugo: Sailor's Farewell (Eichendorff Lieder). Imogen Cooper, pno., Wolfgang Holzmair, bar.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Julius Caesar: Presti omai l'Egizia terra. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar. Berlin RSO/Karl Bohm.
  • Weber, Carl Maria von: Drinking Song. Aurele Nicolet, fte., Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Karl Engel, pno.

  • 17th September

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  • Sibelius, Jean: Hymn to Thais. Love Derwinger, pno., Monica Groop, m-sop.
  • Massenet, Jules: Thais. "C'est toi, mon père" Giuseppe Sabbatini, ten., Renee Fleming, sop., Thomas Hampson, bar. Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitane/Yves Abel.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Francesca da Rimini. Marilyn Horne, m-sop., Martin Katz, pno.
  • Zandonai, Riccardo: Francesca da Rimini. Graziano Polidori, bar., Matteo Manuguerra, bar., Raina Kabaivanska, sop., Riorella Prandini, sop. Bulgarian Radio and TV Choir, Bulgarian Radio and TV Orch/Maurizio Arena.
  • Rachmaninov, Sergei: Francesca Da Rimini, Op.25. Ilya Levinsky, ten., Maria Guleghina, sop., Sergei Larin, ten., Sergei Leiferkus, bass, Sergie Aleksashkin, bass Gothenburg Opera Chorus, Gothenburg Opera Orch/Neeme Jarvi.
  • Wagner R: Mastersingers of Nuremberg: Wahn, Wahn, überall Wahn. Norman Bailey, bs-bar. Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Georg Solti

  • 10th September

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  • Britten, Benjamin: If it's ever Spring again. Philip Langridge, ten., Steuart Bedford, pno.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Longing for Spring, KV596. Bernhard Klee, pno., Edith Mathis, sop.
  • Delius, Frederick: Let Springtime Come. Dame Felicity Lott, sop. Royal PO/Eric Fenby.
  • Nielsen, Carl: Now Leaps the Spring from it's Bed. Dorte Kirkeskov, pno., Peder Severin, ten.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: It was in early spring, Op.38/2. Brooks Smith, pno., Jennie Tourel, m-sop.
  • Schubert, Franz: By the Brook in Springtime, D361. Elly Ameling, sop., Rudolf Jansen, pno.
  • Gurney, Ivor: Desire in Spring. Julius Drake, pno., Paul Agnew, ten.
  • Wolf, Hugo: In Spring. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Olaf Baer, bar.
  • Schubert, Franz: Im Fruhling, D882. Geoffrey Parsons, pno., Hans Hotter, bar.
  • Hignard, Aristide: In springtime. Emmanuel Strosser, pno., Francoise Masset, sop.
  • Vaughan Williams, Ralph: In the Spring. Benjamin Luxon, bar., David Willison, pno.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Old German spring song, Op.86/6. Peter Schreier, ten., Walter Olbertz, pno.
  • Schubert, Franz (arr. Britten, Benjamin): Fruhlingsnacht,(No.12 of Op.39, Liederkreis). Neil Mackie, ten. Scottish CO/Steuart Bedford.
  • Wolf, Hugo: Spring all the year round. Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Ralf Gothoni, pno.
  • Strauss Jnr: Voices of Spring, Op.410. Hilde Gueden, sop. Vienna PO/Josef Krips.

  • 3rd September

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  • Rossini, Gioachino: Barber of Seville: Ecco ridente in cielo. Ferruccio Tagliavini, ten. Turin RAI SO/Ugo Tansini.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Barber of Seville. Largo al factotum. Leo Nucci, bar. La Scala Orch, Milan/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Barber of Seville: Una voce poco fa. Maria Callas, sop. Philharmonia Chorus, Philharmonia Orch/Alceo Galliera.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Barber of Seville: La calunnia. Jonathan Lemalu, bass-baritone New Zealand SO/James Judd.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Barber of Seville: Dunque io son. Hermann Prey, bar., Teresa Berganza, m-sop. London SO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Barber of Seville: A un dottor della mia sorte. Fritz Ollendorf, bs. Philharmonia Orchestra/Alceo Galliera
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Barber of Seville. Contro un cor. Cecilia Bartoli, m-sop. Bologna Theatre Orch/Giuseppe Patane.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Barber of Seville. Trio: Ah qual colpo. Marilyn Horne, m-sop., Paolo Barbacini, ten., Leo Nucci, bar. La Scala Orch, Milan/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Barber of Seville. Finale Agnes Baltsa, m-sop., Francisco Araiza, ten., Sally Burgess, m-sop., Thomas Allen, bar. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Don Giovanni, K527: Ah! Fuggi il traditor. Teresa Zylis-Gara, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Karl Böhm

  • 27th August

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  • Rossini, Gioachino: La regata veneziana. No 1. Jennie Tourel, m-sop., Paul Ulanowsky, pno.
  • Wagner R: Tannhauser: Wie Todesahnung; O du mein holder Abendstern.. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar. Philharmonia Orch/Wilhelm Schuchter.
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp: Lob des Weins. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Edith Picht-Axenfeld, hpschd., Irmgard Poppen, vlc.
  • Strauss R: All mein Gedanken, Op.21/1. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Gerald Moore, pno.
  • Auber, Daniel: La muette de Portici: Amis, la matinee est belle. Alfredo Kraus, ten., Frederic Vassar, bar. Jean Laforge Choral Ensemble, Monte Carlo PO/Thomas Fulton.
  • Gounod, Charles: Faust: Il etait un roi de Thule. Conchita Supervia, sop. Unnamed Orch/Gustave Cloez.
  • Romberg, Sigmund: Lover, come back to me. Richard Tauber, ten. Unnamed Orch/Henry Geehl.
  • Glinka, Mikhail: Ruslan and Lyudmila: Farlaf's Rondo. Askar Abdrazakov, bass Kaunas City SO/Constantine Orbelian.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Aida: Ritorna vincitor!. Katia Ricciarelli, sop. La Scala Orch, Milan/Claudio Abbado.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Otello: Venise, o ma patrie. Michael Spyres, ten. Halle Orch/Carlo Rizzi.
  • Arditi, Luigi: Il bacio. Maria Cebotari, sop. Members of Staatskapelle Berlin/Robert Heger.


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