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From operas of all types and times, the arias we love and the ones we will learn to love!


14th September

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  • Purcell, Henry: The Fairy Queen, Z629: If love's sweet passion. Sara Macliver, sop. Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: The Queen of Spades: O da, minolvali stradanya. Gegam Grigorian, ten., Maria Guleghina, sop. Kirov Orch/Valery Gergiev.
  • Barber, Samuel: Vanessa: He has come, he has come!...Do not utter a word, Anatol. Renee Fleming, sop. Metropolitan Opera Orch/James Levine.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay: Tsar's Bride - S uma nejdot krasavitsa!. Dmitri Hvorostovsky, bar. Kirov Orch/Valery Gergiev.
  • Heuberger, Richard: The Opera Ball: Im chambre separee. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, sop. Philharmonia Orch/Otto Ackermann.
  • Lehar, Franz: The Merry Widow: Gentlemen, no more. Dennis Dowling, bar., John Kentish, ten., June Bronhill, sop. Sadlers' Wells Chorus, Sadlers' Wells Orch/William Reid.
  • Delibes, Leo: The Maids of Cadiz. Lesley Garrett, sop. Royal PO/Peter Robinson.
  • Smetana, Bedrich: The Kiss: Vendulka's Lullaby. Nicole Car, sop. Australian Opera and Ballet Orch/Andrea Molino.
  • Bizet, Georges: The Fair Maid of Perth: Quand la flamme de l'amour. Gerard Souzay, bar. New SO/Paul Bonneau.
  • Puccini, Giacomo: Turandot: Turn the grindstone. Opera Queensland Chorus, Queensland Orch/Johannes Fritzsch.

  • 7th September

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  • Strauss R: Ariadne auf Naxos: Sienen wir wieder gut. Albert Dohmen, bar., Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop. Staatskapelle Dresden/Giuseppe Sinopoli.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Fidelio: Abscheulicher. Rita Hunter, sop. Tasmanian SO/Dobbs Franks.
  • Bernstein, Leonard: Candide Overture. West Australian SO/Benjamin Northey.
  • Sondheim, Stephen: Sweeney Todd: Pretty Women/Johanna. Judi Connelli, voc., Suzanne Johnston, m-sop. Tasmanian SO/Guy Noble.

  • 31st August

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  • Vivaldi, Antonio: L'Olimpiade, RV725: Mentre dormi. Gianfranco Dini, horn, Magdalena Kozena, m-sop. Venice Baroque Orch/Andrea Marcon.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Magic Flute - O zittre Nicht. Christina Deutekom, sop. Vienna PO/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: Zelmira - Da te spero. Marilyn Horne, m-sop. Turin SO, Turin Symphony Chorus/Alberto Zedda.
  • Donizetti, Gaetano: Lucrezia Borgia: How sweet this moment of silence. Juan Diego Florez, ten. Milan Giuseppe Verdi Orch/Carlo Rizzi.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Luisa Miller: Sacra la scelta. Dmitri Hvorostovsky, bar. Rotterdam PO/Valery Gergiev.
  • Wagner R: Lohengrin: My Beloved Swan. Jonas Kaufmann, ten. Mahler CO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Puccini, Giacomo: Madam Butterfly: Humming Chorus. Opera Queensland Chorus, Queensland Orch/Johannes Fritzsch.
  • Boito, Arrigo: Mefistofele: Son lo spirito che nega. Boris Christoff, bass Philharmonia Orch/Nicolai Malko.
  • Massenet, Jules: Don Cesar de Bazan: Sevillana. Sumi Jo, sop. English CO/Richard Bonynge.

  • 24th August

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  • Bizet; Carmen Habanera; Aria Cappella
  • Puccini; La Boheme Quando me 'n vo; Aria Cappella
  • Delibes; Lakme Flower Duet; Aria Cappella
  • Offenbach; Tales of Hoffman Barcarolle; Aria Cappella
  • Leoncavallo; Pagliacci Vesti la giubba; Aria Cappella
  • Puccini; Turandot Nessun Dorma; Aria Cappella
  • Donizetti; The Elixir of love Una furtiva; Aria Cappella
  • Mozart; Cosi fan tutte Soave sia il vento; Aria Cappella
  • Mozart; The Marriage of Figaro Sull' aria; Aria Cappella
  • Puccini; Gianni Schicchi O mio babbino caro; Aria Cappella
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber; Phantom of the opera Wishin you were here again; Aria Cappella

  • 17th August

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  • Bellini, Vincenzo: Norma: Casta Diva; Montserrat Caballe;Ambrosian Opera Chorus and London Philharmonia Orch; Carlo Felice Cillario
  • Bellini, Vincenzo: Norma: O non tremare; Joan Sutherland, Marilyn Horne, Luciano Pavarotti;New York City Opera Orch;Richard Bonynge
  • Bellini, Vincenzo: Norma: Mira, o Norma;'Zinka Milanov and Margaret Harshaw;Metropolitan Opera Orch;Dimitri Mitropoulos
  • Bellini; Norma;Finale; Maria Callas, Franco Corelli, Nicola Zacaria;Orch e Coro del Teatro all Scala, Milano
  • Bellini, Vincenzo: Norma. Giuseppe Giacomini, ten., Paul Plishka, bass, Renata Scotto, sop., Tatiana Troyanos, m-sop. Ambrosian Opera Chorus, National PO/James Levine.
  • Bellini, Vincenzo: Norma. Ebe Stignani, m-sop., Gina Cigna, sop., Giovanni Breviario, ten., Tancredi Pasero, bass Orch e Coro dell' EIAR di Torino/Vittorio Gui.

  • 10th August

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  • Elgar; Dream of Gerontius; Softly and Gently Janet Baker;Halle Choir and Sherffeild Philamonic Orch;Sir John Baribolli
  • Gluck, Christoph Willibald von: Orfeo ed Euridice: Che faro, senza Euridice (I Have Lost my Euridice). Lauris Elms, contr. West Australian SO/Geoffrey Arnold.
  • Bizet, Georges: Carmen, excerpts. Agnes Baltsa, m-sop., Jose Carreras, ten. London SO, Tallis Chamber Choir/Placido Domingo.
  • Rossini; The Barber of Seville; Una voce poco fa; Teresa Berganza;London Symph Orch;Alexander Gibson
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Samson and Delilah: Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix; Marilyn Horne; Elizabethan Sydney Orch;Richard Bonynge
  • Massenet, Jules: Werther - Pourquoi me reveiller; Jose Carreras;Orch of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden;Colin Davis
  • Stravinsky; The Rake's Progress; As I was saying - Scorned! Abused! Anne Sofie Von Otter;London Symph Orch; John Eliot Gardiner
  • Verdi; Rigoletto; The Rigoletto Quartet Joan Sutherland, Huguette Tourangeau;Luciano Pavarotti, Sherrill Milnes,London Symph Orch;Richard Bonynge

  • 3rd August

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  • Rameau, Jean-Philippe: Dardanus: Lieux funestes. Paul Agnew, ten. Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Bizet, Georges: Carmen: Chanson boheme. Jane Berbie, m-sop., Maria Callas, sop., Nadine Sauterau, sop., Nicolai Gedda, ten. Paris National Opera Orch/Georges Pretre.
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  • Krieger, Johann Philipp: Cecrops with his Three Daughters: Dear Night. Amanda Cole, m-sop., Janet Brewer, hpschd., Neil Heymink, bsn.
  • Massenet, Jules: Herodiade: Il est doux, il est bon. Angela Gheorghiu, sop. Torino Theatre Orch/John Mauceri.
  • Berlioz, Hector: Damnation of Faust, Op.24: Grands dieux!...Ange adore. Angela Gheorghiu, sop., Roberto Alagna, ten. Royal Opera House Orch. Covent Garden/Bertrand de Billy.
  • Dostal, Nico: Clivia: At Manzanares. Jon Weaving, ten., Monique Brynnel, sop. Queensland SO/Vanco Cavdarski.
  • Wagner R: Das Rheingold: Rheingold! Rheingold! Reines Gold!. George London, bass-baritone, Hetty Plumacher, contr., Ira Malaniuk, alto, Oda Balsborg, sop., Set Svanholm, ten. Vienna PO/Sir Georg Solti.

  • 27th July

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  • Handel, George Frederic: Semele - Where'er you walk Mark Padmore;The English Concert;Andrew Manze
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Ernani: Surta e la notte Edita Gruberova;Czech Philharmonic Orch; Friedrich Haider
  • Leoncavallo, Ruggiero: Pagliacci: Recitar!...Vesti la giubba; Jose Cura;Philharmonia Orch. Jose Cura
  • Puccini, Giacomo: Manon Lescaut - Sola, perduta, abbandonata; Merella Freni;Philharmonia Orch;Giuseppe Sinopoli
  • Flotow, Friedrich von: Martha: M'appari tutt'amor; Jussi Bjorling;Royal Orch;Nils Grevillius