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.


19th July

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12th July

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5th July

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28th June

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21st June

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  • Intro
  • Donizetti: Maria Stuarda: Yes, the King of France wants the English throne. Nance Grant, sop., Elizabethan Trust Melbourne Orch/Richard Divall.
  • Britten: Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.64.I know a bank. James Bowman, C-ten..City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox.
  • Verdi: Don Carlos: Ella giammai m'amo... Dormiro sol. Bruce Martin, bass, West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance. Oh, better far to live and die. Donald Adams, bass-baritone. Royal PO, D'Oyly Carte Opera Company/Isidore Godfrey.
  • Handel: Solomon - Welcome as the dawn of day. Andreas Scholl, alto., Inger Dam-Jensen, sop., Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh.
  • Verdi: Macbeth. Perfidi1 ... pieta, rispetto, amore. Piero Cappuccilli, bar., La Scala Chorus, Milan, La Scala Orch, Milan/Claudio Abbado.
  • Britten: Gloriana, Op.53. The Queen's anouncement. Josephine Barstow, sop., Alan Opie, bar., Welsh National Opera Orch, Welsh National Chorus/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Mozart: Magic Flute - Der holle Rache. Sumi Jo, sop., Ensemble Orchl de Paris/Armin Jordan.

  • 14th June

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  • Fine Music from 3MBS, Classically Melbourne.

  • 7th June

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  • Verdi: La traviata. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Luciano Pavarotti, ten., National PO, London Opera Chorus/Richard Bonynge.
  • Puccini: Turandot - Signore ascolta. Monserrat Caballe, sop., London PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Verdi: La traviata: Di provenza il mar. Robert Allman, bar., Sydney SO/Eric Clapham.
  • Verdi: Il trovatore: Stride la vampa!. Lauris Elms, contr., West Australian SO/Geoffrey Arnold.
  • Bellini: Norma: Deh! Con te liprendi...Mira, o Norma. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Marilyn Horne, m-sop., London SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Bononcini: Griselda: Se, vaga pastorella. Margretta Elkins, mezzo-sop., London Philharmonic Orch/Richard Bonynge
  • Donizetti: Maria Stuarda: O Nube. Beverley Sills, sop., London PO, John Alldis Choir/Aldo Ceccato.
  • Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop.,Sherrill Milnes, bar., ROHO, Royal Opera House Chorus/Richard Bonynge.
  • Delibes: Lakme: Prendre le dessin d'un bijou. Anson Austin, ten., Melbourne SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann: Epilogue. Placido Domingo, ten., Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Huguette Tourangeau, sop., Gabriel Bacquier, bar., Swiss Romande Orch/Richard Bonynge.

  • 31st May

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  • Verdi: Il trovatore: D'amor sull'ali rosee. Leontyne Price, sop., Rome Opera House Orch/Arturo Basile.
  • Verdi: A Masked Ball: Di tu se fedele. Robert Merrill, bar., RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra/Erich Leinsdorf
  • Verdi: A Masked Ball, reri Grist, sop., RCA Italiana Opera Orch/Erich Leinsdorf
  • Verdi: Macbeth: Vieni t'affretta! Shirley Verrett, sop., Orchestra of La Scala/Claudio Abbado
  • Handel: Serse: Frondi tenere and Ombra mai fu. David Daniels, alto., OAE/Sir Roger Norrington.
  • Mozart: Cosi fan tutte - E'amore un ladroncello. Frederica von Stade, mezzo-sop, Strasbourg PO/Alain Lombard.
  • Korngold: Die tote Stadt: Mein Sehnen mein Wahnen. Thomas Hampson, bar., Munich radio Orch/Fabio Luisi
  • Arditi: Bolero. Marilyn Horne, mezzo-sop., LSO/Richard Bonynge
  • Bernstein: Candide: It must be so. Robert Rounseville, voc., Unnamed Orch/Samuel Krachmalmick.
  • Verdi: Falstaff. , Anna Moffo, sop., Philharmonia Orch, Philharmonia Chorus/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Donizetti: Maria Stuarda. Beverley Sills, sop., Eileen Farrell, sop., London PO, John Alldis Choir/Aldo Ceccato.

  • 24th May

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