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18th September

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11th September

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  • Generali, Pietro: Adelina: Giusto cielo! Correte, andate. Marilyn Hill Smith, sop., Phillip Guy Bromley, bass, Russell Smythe, bar. Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, Philharmonia Orch/David Parry.
  • Mayr, Simon: Alfredo il Grande: Ov'e la bella vergine. Diana Montague, m-sop., Kevin John, ten., Myrna Moreno, m-sop., Russell Smythe, bar. Philharmonia Orch/David Parry.
  • Wagner R: Die Walkure: Leb' Wohl. John Wegner, bass State Orch of Victoria/Richard Divall.
  • Interview :Julie Houghton talking to Alexandra Flood
  • Rachmaninov, Sergei: Aleko - Ves' tabar spit. Dmitri Hvorostovsky, bar. Kirov Orch/Valery Gergiev.
  • Massenet, Jules: Herodiade: Venge-moi d'une supreme offense!. Elina Garanca, Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana/Roberto Abbado.
  • Strauss Jnr: A Night in Venice: Schwips-Lied, Monique Brynnel, sop. Queensland SO/Vanco Cavdarski.

  • 4th September

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  • Massenet, Jules: Thais: Voila donc la terrible cite. George London, Columbia SO/Jean Morel.
  • Massenet, Jules: Thais: Ah! je suis seul!. Jessica Harper, sop. Melbourne Opera Orch/Greg Hocking.
  • Massenet, Jules: Thais. Giuseppe Sabbatini, ten., Renee Fleming, sop., Thomas Hampson, bar. Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitane/Yves Abel.
  • Massenet, Jules: Thais. Giuseppe Sabbatini, Marie Devellereau, Isabella Calls, Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitane/Yves Abel.
  • Massenet, Jules: Thais. Renee Fleming, sop., Thomas Hampson, bar. Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitane/Yves Abel.
  • Massenet, Jules: Thais. Renee Fleming, sop., Thomas Hampson, bar. Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitane/Yves Abel.
  • Massenet, Jules: Thais : Thais! C'est toi, mon pere!. Cheryl Barker, sop., Peter Coleman-Wright, bar. Tasmanian SO/Martin Andre.

  • 28th August

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  • Leo, Leonardo: Andromaca: Talor che irato e il vento. David Hansen, alto. Academia Montis Regalis/Alessandro De Marchi.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Abduction from the Seraglio, K384: Vivat Bacchus! Bacchus lebe!. David Parkin, Roy Best. Queensland Orch/Andrew Greene.
  • Donizetti: Anna Bolena: Piangete voi...Al dolce guidami. Maria Chiara, Vienna Folk Opera Orch/Nello Santi.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: La forza del destino: La vita e inferno all'infelice. Marcelo Alvarez, Milan Giuseppe Verdi Orch/Daniel Oren.
  • Smetana, Bedrich: Bartered Bride - Endlich allein. Sena Jurinac, Philharmonia Orch/Warwick Braithwaite.
  • Boito, Arrigo: Mefistofele: Son lo spirito che nega. Jonathan Lemalu, bass-baritone New Zealand SO/James Judd.
  • Ponchielli, Amilcare: La Gioconda:Cielo e mar. Donald Smith, ten. Tasmanian SO/Vanco Cavdarski.
  • Adam, Adolphe: Se j'etais roi; My Royal Cousin, Deign to Remember. Sumi Jo, sop. English CO/Richard Bonynge.

  • 21st August

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  • Handel, George Frederic: Xerxes: Chi cede al furore. Yvonne Kenny, Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Rameau, Jean-Philippe: Zoroastre: Regne Amour. Carolyn Sampson, Ex Cathedra Baroque Ensemble, Ex Cathedra Chamber Choir/Jeffrey Skidmore.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: The Italian Girl in Algiers: Kaimakan! … Ho un gran peso. Fernando Corena, Orch del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino/Gianandrea Gavazzeni.
  • Wagner R: Twilight of the Gods: Here I sit, keeping watch. David Parkin, Sinfonia Australis/Andrew Greene.
  • Puccini, Giacomo: Turandot: Non Piangere Liu!. Luciano Pavarotti, Monserrat Caballe, Nicolai Ghiaurov, bass, Tom Krause, bar. London PO/Zubin Mehta.
  • Mercadante, Saverio: Il Giuremento - Adored by All!. Rolando Villazon, ten. Milan Giuseppe Verdi Orch/Daniele Callegari.
  • Stravinsky, Igor: The Rake's Progress: No Word From Tom. Dawn Upshaw,Orch of St Luke's/David Zinman.
  • Berg, Alban: Wozzeck: Dort links geht's in die Stadt…Du sollst da bleiben, Marie. Dorothea Roschmann, sop., Matthias Goerne, bass Swedish RSO/Manfred Honeck.
  • Offenbach, Jacques: Un mari a la port: Valse tyrolienne. Sumi Jo, sop. English CO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Winter, Peter: Il Ratto di Proserpina: Paga fui. Deborah Riedel, sop. Arcadia Lane Orch/Richard Bonynge.

  • 14th August

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  • Lully, Jean Baptiste: Acis et Galatee: Enfin, j'ai dissipe la crainte. Sandrine Piau, sop. Les Paladins/Jerome Correas.
  • Rameau, Jean-Philippe: Hippolyte et Aricie: Cruelle mere des amours. Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop. Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.
  • Gluck, Christoph Willibald von: Orfeo ed Euridice: Come, come to your husband's bidding. Lauris Elms, contr., Nance Grant, sop. Unnamed Orch/Richard Divall.
  • Meyerbeer, Giacomo: Robert the Devil: Nonnes qui reposez. Samuel Ramey, bass Munich Radio Orch/Julius Rudel.
  • Gounod, Charles: Faust: Soldiers Chorus. RCA Victor Orch, Robert Shaw Chorale/Renato Cellini.
  • Bizet, Georges: The Pearl Fishers: Je crois entendre encore. Marcelo Alvarez, ten., Salvatore Licitra, ten.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Samson and Delilah: Printemps qui commence. Lauris Elms, contr. West Australian SO/Geoffrey Arnold.
  • Thomas, Ambroise: Mignon: Oui, je veux par le monde promener librement. Juan Diego Florez, ten. Bologna Theatre Orch/Roberto Abbado.
  • Delibes, Leo: Lakme:Bell song. Natalie Dessay, sop. Toulouse Capitole Choir/Michel Plasson.

  • 7th August

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  • Weber, Carl Maria von: Oberon: Ozean du Ungheuer!. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop. London SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Donizetti, Gaetano: The Duke of Alba:In my moments of highest honours; Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Philharmonia Orch/Ion Marin.
  • Massenet, Jules: Thais: Dis-moi que je suis. Nicole Car, sop. Australian Opera and Ballet Orch/Andrea Molino.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Barber of Seville: Am I dreaming. Donald Smith, ten., Glenda Raymond, sop., Robert Simons, bar. Sydney SO/Eric Clapham.
  • Glinka, Mikhail: A Life for the Tsar: I am not grieving over that, dear friends. Antonina Nezhdanova, sop. Unnamed Chorus, Unnamed Orch .
  • Puccini, Giacomo: Edgar: Addio mio dolce. Angela Gheorghiu, sop. Milan Giuseppe Verdi Orch, Royal Opera House Chorus/Anton Coppola.
  • Rachmaninov, Sergei: Two farewells, Op.26/4. Howard Shelley, pno., Sergei Leiferkus, bass .
  • Gluck, Christoph Willibald von: Iphigenie en Aulide: O Diana, dea spietata. Boris Christoff, bass Philharmonia Orch/Anatole Fistoulari.
  • Lehar, Franz: Count of Luxembourg:Someones here to marry me ...Love, goodbye. June Bronhill, sop. Studio 2 Orch/Vilem Tausky.

  • 31st July

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  • Rossini, Gioachino: Zelmira: Riedi al soglio; Joyce DiDonato; Orchestre et Choeur de l"opera National de Lyon/Riccardo Minasi
  • Weill, Kurt; Street Scene: What good would the moon be?;Leslie Garret;Philharmonia Orch/Ivor Bolton
  • Live-to-air recital; Mitchell Sanders and Rhodri Clarke; Handel: Pastorello d'un povero armento
  • Live-to-air recital; Mitchell Sanders and Rhodri Clarke; Donaudy; Vaghissima sembianza
  • Live-to-air recital: Mitchell Sanders and Rhodri Clarke; Donaudy; O del mio amato ben
  • Live-to-air recital; Mitchell Sanders and Rhodri Clarke; Lalo; Le roi d'Ys; Vainement, ma bien-aimee
  • Interview with Mitchell Sanders
  • Strauss R: Die Agyptische Helena: Zweite Brautnacht; Renee Fleming; Munchner Philharmoniker/Christian Thielemann
  • Handel, George Frederic: Samson, HWV57: Honour and Arms; Bryn Terfel; Scottish Chamber Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: St. Matthew Passion, BWV244: Erbarme dich; Kirsten Flagstad; Philharmonia Orch/Karl Bohm

  • 24th July

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  • Handel; L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato; Sweet bird; Beverly Hoch; Hongkong Philharmonic Orch/Kenneth Schermerhorn
  • Mozart; Bastien un Bastienne;Geh hin! Ich will mich in die Stadt; Dongkyu Choy and Eva Kirchner; Alpe Adria Ensemble/Rene Clemencic
  • Donizetti, Gaetano: Lucia di Lammermoor: Tombe degl'avi miei; Joseph Calleja; Orch Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi/Riccardo Chailly
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: La forza del destino: Madre. Vergine; Maria Chiara; John Aldis Choir and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Nello Santi
  • Wagner; Mignonne; Thomas Hampson and Geoffrey Parsons
  • Gluck; Elena e Paride; O del mio docle ardor; Teresa Berganza; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/ Alexander Gibson
  • Puccini, Giacomo:La Boheme: Che gelida manina; Jonas Kaufmann; Prague Philharmonic Orch/Marco Armiliato
  • Lehar, Franz: Giuditta: Meine Lippen sie kussen so heiss; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf; Philharmonia Orch/ Otto Ackermann