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.


29th May

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  • Meale, Richard: Voss. "Im Felde schleich". Geoffrey Chard, bass, Marilyn Richardson, sop., Robert Gard, ten. Australian Opera Chorus, Sydney SO/Stuart Challender.
  • Grainger, Percy: Hard Hearted Barb'ra (H)Ellen. Merlyn Quaife, sop., Michael Kieran Harvey, pno.
  • Conyngham, Barry: Fly. Anthony Roden, ten., Margaret Haggart, m-sop. Victoria State Opera Orch/John Hopkins.
  • Westlake, Nigel: Inna Rifqa - The Beauty Within. Lior, voc. Sydney SO/Nigel Westlake.
  • Mills, Richard: The Love of the Nightingale: The Nightingale's Song. Emma Matthews, sop. Monte Carlo PO/Brad Cohen.
  • Dean, Brett: Bliss. Peter Coleman-Wright, bar., Merlyn Quaife, sop. Australian Opera and Ballet Orch, Opera Australia Chorus/Elgar Howarth.
  • Glanville-Hicks, Peggy: Sappho: Final Scene. Deborah Riedel, sop. Tasmanian SO/Richard Mills.
  • Kats-Chernin, Elena: Dark Wind Blowing. At Tintagel. Christopher Saunders, ten., Stefan Cassomenos, pno.

  • 22nd May

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  • Thomas, Ambroise: Mignon: Je suis Titania. Beverley Sills, sop. Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Royal PO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Mahler, Gustav: Songs of a Wayfarer. David Lutz, pno., Thomas Hampson, bar.
  • Pacini, Giovanni: Stella di Napoli: Where are you, cruel man. Joyce DiDonato, m-sop. Lyon Opera Chorus, Lyon Opera Orch/Riccardo Minasi.
  • Meyerbeer, Giacomo: Le Prophete: O Pretres de Baal…O toi qui mábandonne. Marilyn Horne, m-sop. Royal Opera House Orch. Covent Garden/Henry Lewis.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Eugene Onegin. Kuda, kuda "Lensky's aria" Neil Shicoff, ten., Gunter Emmerlich, bs. Dresden State Orch, Leipzig Radio Choir/James Levine.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Aida: O patria mia. Leontyne Price, sop. Rome Opera House Orch/Oliviero de Fabritiis.

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    1st May

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  • Strauss R: Guntram, Op. 25: Fass ich siebang. Leontyne Price, sop. New Philharmonia Orch/Erich Leinsdorf.
  • Strauss R: Dedication, Op.10/1. Siegfried Jerusalem, ten. Gewandhaus Orch/Kurt Masur.
  • Strauss R: Salome, Op.54. Final scene. Birgit Nilsson, sop., Gerhard Stolze, ten. Vienna PO/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Strauss R: Die Nacht, Op.10/3. Simon O'Neill, ten., Terence Dennis , pno.
  • Strauss R: Der Rosenkavalier, Op.59: Herr Kavalier. Michael Langdon, bass, Yvonne Minton, m-sop. Royal Opera House Orch. Covent Garden/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Strauss R: Morgen, Op.27/4. Brigitte Fassbaender, mezzo-sop., Irwin Gage, pno.
  • Strauss R: Ariadne auf Naxos. Deborah Voigt, sop., Ben Heppner, ten. Staatskapelle Dresden/Giuseppe Sinopoli
  • Strauss R: Befreit, Op.39/4. Steve Davislim, ten. State Orch of Victoria/Simone Young.

  • 24th April

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  • Mahler, Gustav: Kindertotenlieder: I Often Think They Have Merely Gone Out !. Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop. Vienna PO/Pierre Boulez.
  • Mahler, Gustav: St. Anthony of Padua preaches to the fish. Daniel Barenboim, pno., Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar.
  • Mahler, Gustav: Ruckert Lieder. Dagmar Peckova, m-sop. Prague Chamber PO/Jiri Belohlavek.

  • 17th April

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  • Monteverdi, Claudio: L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Farewell Rome. Joyce DiDonato, m-sop. Le Concert d'Astree/Emmanuelle Haim.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: La traviata: Addio del passato. Joan Carden, sop. Queensland PO/Roderick Brydon.
  • Mussorgsky, Modest: Boris Godounov - Farewell and Death of Boris. Alexander Kipnis, bass Unnamed Orch/Nicolai Berezowsky.
  • Massenet, Jules: Manon - Adieu notre petite table. Patricia Petibon, sop. Lyon Opera Orch/Yves Abel.
  • Schubert, Franz: Schwanengesang, D.957. Aribert Reimann, pno., Brigitte Fassbaender, mezzo-sop.
  • Stolz, Robert: The White Horse Inn: Goodbye. Donald Smith, ten. Adelaide SO/John Lanchbery.
  • Puccini, Giacomo: La Boheme: Addio. Che! Vai?...Donde lieta usci. Carlo Bergonzi, ten., Renata Tebaldi, sop. St Cecilia Academy Orch/Tullio Serafin.
  • Wagner R: Die Walkure: Leb' Wohl! du kuhnes herrliches Kind. Hans Hotter, b-bar, Bayreuth Festival Orch/Hans Knappertsbusch

  • 10th April

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  • Schubert, Franz (arr. Reger, Max): An die Musik, D.547. Thomas Quasthoff, bass-baritone CO of Europe/Claudio Abbado.
  • Berlioz, Hector: Les Nuits d'ete, Op.7: Sur les lagunes. Francois Le Roux, bar. Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Barber of Seville: Largo al factotum. Peter Dawson, bass-baritone Unnamed Orch .
  • Puccini, Giacomo: La Boheme: Vecchia zimarra. Stephane Degout, bar., Vitalij Kowaljow, bass Bavarian RSO/Bertrand de Billy.
  • Fraser-Simson, Harold: The Maid of The Mountains. Christopher Maltman, bar., Donald Maxwell, bar., Janis Kelly, sop., Jeanette Ager, m-sop., Joanna Gamble, m-sop., Michael Bundy, bar., Michael George, bass, Richard Suart, bass, Sally Burgess, m-sop. New London Light Opera Chorus, New London Orch/Ronald Corp.
  • Puccini, Giacomo: Tosca: Tre sbirri, una carozza. Renato Ercolani, ten., Tito Gobbi, bar. Paris National Opera Chorus, Societe Concerts Conservatoire Orch/Georges Pretre.
  • Weill, Kurt: September Song. Benjamin Burton, pno., Peter Coleman-Wright, bar. Nexas Quartet .
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Fidelio: Ha! welch ein Augenblick!. Ekkehard Wlaschiha, bar. Dresden State Opera Chorus, Dresden State Orch/Bernard Haitink.
  • Ireland, John: Sea Fever. Iain Burnside, pno., Roderick Williams, bar.
  • Mahler, Gustav: Youths Magic Horn. Christian Gerhaher, bar., Magdalena Kozena, m-sop. Cleveland Orch/Pierre Boulez.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: La traviata: Di provenza il mar. Rolando Panerai, bar. Philharmonia Orch/Alceo Galliera.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Don Giovanni: Fin ch'han dal vino (Champagne). Thomas Allen, bar. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.

  • 3rd April

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  • Johnson, Robert: As I Walked Forth. Carolyn Sampson, sop., Matthew Wadsworth, lute .
  • Finzi, Gerald: A young man's exhortation, Op.14. Final movt. Iain Burnside, pno., John Mark Ainsley, ten.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Falstaff. Honour monologue. Geraint Evans, bass. RCA Italiana Opera Orch/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: La Clemenza di Tito, K621: Se all'impero. Philip Langridge, ten. Zurich Opera Orch/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Zaide: Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben. Susan Gritton, sop. Orch of the Classical Opera Company/Ian Page.
  • Ravel, Maurice: Chansons madecasses. Movt 3. Dame Janet Baker, m-sop. Melos Ensemble .
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: The Maid of Isla, Op.108/4. Christopher Maltman, bar., Elizabeth Layton, vln., Krysia Osostowicz, vln., Malcolm Martineau, pno., Ursula Smith, vlc.
  • Mahler, Gustav: Youths Magic Horn. Movt 4. Sarah Connolly, m-sop. Orchestre des Champs Elysees/Philippe Herreweghe.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Ezio: Se un bell'ardire. Forbes Robinson, bass Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Philip Ledger.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, Op.21, Incidental music, Op.61, excerpts. Ye spotted snakes. Jennifer Vyvyan, sop., Marion Lowe, sop. London SO, Royal Opera House Chorus/Peter Maag.


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