Exploring the magic of opera from Monteverdi to Brett Dean.


12th June

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  • Gounod, Charles: Romeo et Juliette: Je veux vivre dans le reve. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop. Royal Opera House Orch. Covent Garden/Franc. Molinari-Pradelli.
  • Puccini, Giacomo: Tosca: Vissi d'arte. Maria Callas, sop. La Scala Orch, Milan/Tullio Serafin.
  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur: The Gondoliers: Dance a chachucha. Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Pro Arte Orch/Sir Malcolm Sargent.
  • Sondheim, Stephen: Sunday in the Park with George: Move On. Barbara Cook, voc., Malcolm Gets, voc., Wally Harper, pno.
  • Rodgers, Richard: Carousel: Mr Snow. Barbara Cook, voc., Sarah Brightman, sop. Royal PO/Paul Gemignani.

  • 5th June

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  • Wagner R: Tristan and Isolde: Isolde's Liebestod. Kirsten Flagstad, sop. Philadelphia Orch/Hans Lange.
  • Wagner R: Lohengrin: In fernem Land. Jonas Kaufmann, ten. Mahler CO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Wagner R: Die Walkure: Leb' Wohl. John Wegner, bass State Orch of Victoria/Richard Divall.
  • Wagner R: Gotterdammerung: Brunnhilde's Immolation. Birgit Nilsson, sop., Gottlob Frick, bass Vienna PO/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Wagner R: Parsifal, Prelude; Berlin Philharmonic Orch/Daniel Barenboim

  • 29th May

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  • Handel, George Frederic: Judas Maccabaeus - Arm, arm ye brave!; Bryn Terfel; Scottish Chamber Orch; Sir Charles Mackerras
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Cosi fan tutte - Un aura amorosa; Nicolai Gedda; Orch of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Sir Colin Davis
  • LTA - LEAH PHILLIPS
  • INTERVIEW - LEAH PHILLIPS
  • Delibes; Lakme; Quand une femme est si jolie; Vanzo, Annear, Cales, Clement, Sinclair; Orch National de l'Opera de Monte-Carlo/Richard Bonynge
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: La traviata: Addio del passato; Leontyne Price; RCA Italiana Opera Orch/Erich Leinsdorf
  • Puccini, Giacomo: Manon Lescaut - In quelle trine morbide; Mirella Freni; Philharmonia Orch; Giuseppe Sinopoli

  • 22nd May

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  • Gounod, Charles: Romeo & Juliette: Ange adorable; Roberto Alagna, Angela Gheorghiu; Orch National du Capitole de Toulouse/Michel Plasson
  • Donizetti, Gaetano: Rita: Allegro io son; Juan Diego Florez; Orch Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi/Riccardo Frizza
  • LTA - ALEXANDRA MATTHEW
  • INTERVIEW - ALEXANDRA MATTHEW
  • Lehar, Franz: Giuditta: Schoen wie die blaue Sommernacht; Nicolai Gedda, Edda Moser; Munich Radio Orch/Willi Boskovsky
  • Wagner; Tannhauser;Look down oh gentle evening star; Sir Thomas Allen; London Philharmonic Orch/David Parry
  • Puccini; Madam Butterfly;Ecco! son giunte al sommo del pendio; Renata Scotto; Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orc/Lorin Maazel

  • 15th May

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  • Lehar, Franz: The Merry Widow: Proceed. One girl has almond eyes; Joan Sutherland, Werner Krenn; Natioanl Philharmonic Orch/Richard Bonynge
  • Thomas; Hamlet; O vin, dissipe la tristesse; Sherrill Milnes; Chorus and Orch of the Welsh National Opera/Richard Bonynge
  • LTA - EMMA WALLACE
  • INTERVIEW - EMMA WALLACE
  • Flotow, Friedrich von: Martha: Ach so fromm; Jonas Kaufmann; Prague Philharmonic Orch/Marco Armiliato
  • Bizet, Georges: Carmen:L'amour est un oiseau rebelle; Teresa Berganza; The Ambrosian Singers and London Symph Orch/Claudio Abbado
  • Bernstien; Life is Happiness indeed; Jerry Hadlry, Kurt Ollmann, June Adnerson, Della Jones; London Symp Orch/Leonard Bernstein

  • 8th May

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  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Il trovatore: Di quella pira; Hen Heppner; Munich Radio Orch/Roberto Abbado
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: La forza del destino: Rataplan; Elina Garanca; Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana, Orquestra de la comunitat Valenciana/Roberto Abbado
  • Handel, George Frederic: Ariodante: Dopo notte; Julianne Baird; Brewer Chamber Orch/Rudolph Palmer
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Don Giovanni: Deh, Vieni alla finestra; Lado Ataneli; Wurttemberg Philharmonic Orch;Lodovico Zocche
  • Charpentier, Gustave: Louise: Depuis le jour; Angela Gheorghiu; Orch of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Richard Armstrong
  • Puccini, Giacomo: La Boheme - O soave fanciulla; Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano; Orch del Teatro alla Scala, Milano/Antonino Votto
  • Gluck, Christoph Willibald von: Orfeo ed Euridice: Che faro, senza Euridice; Kirsten Flagstad; Philharmonia Orch/Karl Bohm
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Rigoletto: La donna e mobile; The 3 tenors; Los Angeles Philharmonic/Zubin Mehta
  • Puccini, Giacomo: Manon Lescaut - Tu, tu, amore? Tu?; Leontyne Price; Rome Opera Orch/Oliviero de Fabritiis

  • 1st May

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  • Puccini, Giacomo: Turandot: Tu che di gel sei cinta; Mirella Freni; Philharmonia Orch/Giusseppe Sinopoli
  • Donizetti; L'elisir d'amore; Quanto e bella; Joseph Calleja; Orch Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi/Riccardo Chailly
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Don Giovanni: Batti, batti; Cecilia Bartoli; Vienna Chamber Orch/Gyorgy Fischer
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Magic Flute - Bei Mannern;Sir Thomas Allen and Susan Gritton; Philharmonia Orch/David Parry
  • Gershwin, George: Porgy and Bess: Summertime; Kathleen Battle; Orch of St Luke's; Andre Previn
  • Puccini, Giacomo: La Rondine: Bevo al tuo fresco sorriso; Jonas Kaufmann, Renee Fleming; Coro e Orch Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi/Marco Armiliato
  • Hasse, Johann Adolph: Artaserse: Or la nube procellosa; Vivica Genaux; Academie for Alte Musik Berlin/Rene Jacobs
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Barber of Seville: Dunque io son; Hermann Prey, Teresa Berganza; London Symph Orch; Claudio Abbado
  • Verdi; Il Trovatore; Anvil Chorus; Chorus & Orch of Welsh National Opera/Richard Armstrong
  • Gounod, Charles: Faust: Jewel Song; Victoria de los Angeles; Orchestre du Theatre Natioanl de l'Opera de Paris'Andre Cluytens

  • 24th April

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  • Handel, George Frederic: Julius Caesar: Caro Bella; Suzie Leblanc, Daniel Taylor; Arion/Stephen Stubbs
  • Gounod, Charles:Faust: Salut! Demeure chaste et pure; Jonas Kaufmann; Prague Philharmonic Orch; Marco Armiliato
  • LTA - EMMA WALLACE
  • INTERVIEW - EMMA WALLACE
  • Mozart; The Marriage of Figaro; Riconosci in questo amplesso; Popp, Berbie, Langridge, Ramey, Allen Moll; London Philharmonic Orch/Sir Georg Solti
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Demitrio e Polibio, Pien di contento in seno; Franco Fagioli; Armonia Atena/ George Petrou
  • Cherubini, Luigi: Medea: Medea! O Medea!.....Solo un pianto; Teresa Berganza; Royal Opera House Orch, Covent Garden/Alexander Gibson
  • JS Bach; Hunting Cantata BWV 208; Schafe konnen sicher weiden; Magdalena Kozena; Musica Florea/Marek Stryncl

  • 17th April

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  • Meyerbeer, Giacomo: Robert the Devil: Robert, toi que j'aime Beverly Sills; Royal Philharmonic Orch/Sir Charles Mackerras
  • Kurt Weill; Street Scene; Ain't it awful the heat; Elain Mackillop, David Marsh, Meriel Dickinson, Fiona Kimm; Scottish Opera Orch/Johan Mauceri
  • LTA - HAMISH GOULD
  • INTERVIEW - HAMISH GOULD
  • Verdi; Ernani; Solingo, errante e misero; Pavarotti, Sutherland, Horne; New Yrok City Opera Orch/Richard Bonynge
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: The Queen of Spades: You have my love and my devotion; Sir Thomas Allen; London Philharmonic Orch/David Parry
  • Rossini; La Cenerentola; Siete voi? Questo e un nodo; Simionato, Carral, Truccate Pace, Benelli, Bruscantini, Montarsolo; Orch del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino/Oliveiro de Fabritiiis
  • Schumann; Meine Rose; Hermann Prey;Karl Engel pianist