Exploring the magic of opera from Monteverdi to Brett Dean.


15th January

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  • Mark Lubbock; The Whispering Poplar; Nance Grant with pianist Carl Bartling
  • Donizetti; Lucia di Lammermoor; Regnava nel silenzio; Nance Grant; Conductor Hector Crawford
  • Oscar Strauss; The Chocolate Soldier; My Hero; Nance Grant; Conductor Hector Crawford
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: La traviata: "Tis wondrous; Nance Grant
  • Wagner;Die Walure; Du bist der lenz; Nance Grant; Melbourne Symph Orch/Leif Segerstam
  • Mendelssohn; Elijah; Hear Ye Israel

  • 8th January

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  • Rossini, Gioachino: Le nozze di Teti e di Peleo: Ah, non potrian resistere; Cecilia Bartoli; Orchestra e coro del Teatro La Fenice/Ion Marin
  • Donizetti; Roberto Devereux; Katia Ricciarelli and Jose Carreras; London Symp Orch/Lamberto Gardelli
  • Ambroise Thomas; Hamlet; Que nos chants montent jusqu'aux cieux; James Morris and Barbara Conrad; Chorus of the Welsh National Opera and Welsh National Opera Orch/Richard Bonynge
  • Catalani, Alfredo: Loreley: Nel verde maggio; Jose Cura/Philharmonia Orch/Jose Cura
  • Giordano, Umberto: Andrea Chenier: La mamma morta; Maria Callas; Philharmonia Orch/Tullio Serafin
  • Wagner; Parsifal; Nicht Dank! Waltraud Meier, Matthias Holle; Berliner Philharmoniker/Daniel Barenboim
  • Massenet; Cendrillon; On appelle, on sonne; Jules Bastin; Ambrosian Opera Chorus and Philharmonia Orch/Julius Rudel
  • Cantaloube: Songs of the Auvergne; Leslie Garrett; Philharmonia Orch/Ivor Bolton

  • 1st January

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  • Houston, Prudence: To All the Good Children a Happy New Year. Indiana Uni. Children's Chamber Choir, Pro Arte Singers/Paul Hillier.
  • Heinrich Proch; Theme and Variations; Beverly Hoch; Hongkong Phjilharmonic Orch/Kenneth Schermerhorn
  • Berlioz, Hector: Irlande, Op.2, Adieu, Bessy; Thomas Hampson; pianist Geoffrey Parsons
  • Pacini, Giovanni: Saffo: Grand final scene; Joyce DiDonato; Orchestre et Choeur de l'Opera National de Lyon/Riccardo Minasi
  • Massenet, Jules: Le Cid: O souverain, o juge, o pere; Ben Heppner; Munich Radio Orch/Roberto Abbado
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Rigoletto: E il sol dell'anima; Pavarotti and Sutherland; London Symp Orch/Richard Bonynge
  • Verdi; Aida; Ritorna vincitor; Mirella Frenni; National Philharmonic Orch/Oliviero de Fabritiis
  • Wagner R: Mastersingers of Nuremberg: Prize Song; Jonas Kaufmann; Prague Philharmonic Orch/Marco Armiliato
  • Walton, Sir William: What Cheer? (Carol for New Years Day). John Mallinson, org. Ormond College Choir/Douglas Lawrence.

  • 25th December

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  • Hark the Herald Angels Sing: The Bach Choir, The Jacques Orch/David Willcocks
  • Traditional: Christ was born on Christmas Day. King's College Choir Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks.
  • Adam, Adolphe: Christmas Hymn. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Joerg Demus, pno.
  • Sleeth, Natalie: Were You There That Christmas Night?. Jonathan Bradley, org. Australian Children's Choir/Andrew Wailes.
  • Silent Night; Mahalia Jackson
  • Warlock, Peter: A Cornish Christmas Carol. Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer.
  • Bach, JS: Christmas Oratorio, BWV248: And there were shepherds in the same country. Anthony Seddon, alto, Robert Tear, ten., Simon Preston, org.
  • Traditional (arr. Thuringer, Staffan): Now Are Lit a Thousand Christmas Candles. Joan Harris, mandore, Kurt Jensen, mndln., Staffan Thuringer, org., Susann Frisk, m-sop. Scandinavian Choir/Staffan Thuringer.
  • James, William G (arr. Leek, Stephen): Christmas Tree. Ralph Morton, org. Australian Voices Youth Choir/Graeme Morton.
  • I saw three ships; The Bach Choir The Jacques Orch/David Wilcocks
  • I'm Dreaming of a white Christmas; Louis Armstrong
  • O come all ye faithful; Il Divo
  • Handel; The Messiah; For unto us is born;
  • Away in a manger; Yvonne Kenny
  • The First Noel: The King's College Choir Cambridge/Sir David Willcocks

  • 18th December

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  • Handel; Tolomeo; Se il cor ti perde; Suzie Leblanc and Daniel Taylor; Arion/Stephen Stubbs
  • Mozart; Le noze di Figaro; Non piu andrai; Hermann Prey; Orch der Deutsche oper Berlin/Karl Bohm
  • Interview - Alison Jones of La Prima Opera
  • Giacomelli, Geminiano: Adriano in Siria: Mancare O Dio mi sento; Vivica Genaux; Adademie fur Alte Musik Berlin/Rene Jacobs
  • Verdi; Sicilian Vespers; O jour de peine et de souffrance; Bryan Hymel; Prague Philharmonia/ Emnmanuel Villaume;
  • Anton Pann; Tatal nostru (The Lord's Prayer); Romanian National Chamber Choir and London Philharmonic Orch/ Ion Marin
  • Donizetti; Lucia di Lammermoor; Sulla tomba; Maria Callas and Giuseppe di Stefano; Unknown orch and conductor
  • Donizetti, Gaetano: Lucia di Lammermoor: Chi mi frena in tal momento? Pavarotti/Sutherland/Milnes/Ghiaurov

  • 11th December

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  • Naoimi Flatman; Schumann; Er der Herrlichste; Pianist Alex Byrne
  • Naomi Flatman - Interview
  • Darcy Carroll; Puccini; Gianni Schicchi
  • Darcy Carroll - Interview
  • Imogen-Faith Malfitano; Bizet; Carmen; Je dis que rien
  • Imogen-Faith Falfitano - Interview
  • James Emerson; Schubert; Der Doppelganger; Pianist Linda O'Brien
  • James Emerson - Interview
  • Strauss R:Ophelia Lieder, Op.67/3. Jamie Cock, pno., Kathryn Radcliffe, sop.
  • Beach, Amy: Chanson d'amour, Op 21/1. Amir Farid, pno., Stacey Alleaume, sop., Zoe Knighton, vlc.

  • 4th December

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  • Introduction of Herald Sun Aria with Greg Hocking
  • Recital and interview with Jane Magao; pianist Phillipa Safey
  • Recital and interview with Alastair Cooper-Golec; pianist Phillipa Safey
  • Gounod, Charles: Romeo et Juliette: Je veux vivre dans le reve. Georgia Wilkinson, sop. Melbourne Opera Orch/Greg Hocking.
  • Anonymous (arr. Chance, Alice): The Wexford Carol. Maximilian Riebl, Brandenburg Choir/Paul Dyer.
  • Strauss R: Ophelia Lieder, Op.67/3. Jamie Cock, pno., Kathryn Radcliffe, sop.
  • Beach, Amy: Chanson d'amour, Op 21/1. Stacey Alleaume, sop., Zoe Knighton, vlc.Amir Farid, piano.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Rodelinda: Io gia t'amai. John Longmuir, Sydney Lyric Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: The Magic Flute, K.620: Alas I feel it. Lee Abrahmsen, sop. Melbourne Musicians/Frank Pam.

  • 27th November

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  • Handel; Acis & Galatea; Mourn, all ye muses; Alastair Cooper-Golec, Jane Magao, Darcy Carroll, Douglas Kelly, Joshua Erdelyi-Gotz'ianist Alex Byrne
  • Handel; Acis & Galatea; The Pleasure of the plains; Alastair Cooper-Golec, Jane Magao, Darcy Carroll, Douglas Kelly, Joshua Erdelyi-Gotz/pianist Alex Byrne
  • Interview - Peter Tregear and Jane Magao
  • Handel, George Frederic: Acis and Galatea, HWV49: Hush, Ye Pretty Warbling Quire. Christina Hogman, sop., Marit Bergman, vln. I Quattro Temperamenti .
  • Handel: Acis and Galatea, HWV49: Love in her eyes sits playing. David Hobson, ten. Sinfonia Australis/Antony Walker.
  • Handel; Acis and Galatea,Happy We!. Anthony Rolfe Johnson, ten., Norma Burrowes, sop. English Baroque Soloists/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Handel;Acis and Galatea, HWV49: I rage, I melt, I burn. Owen Brannigan, bass Philomusica of London/Sir Adrian Boult.
  • Handel:Acis and Galatea:O ruddier than the cherry. Bryn Terfel, John Fisher, hpschd. Scottish CO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Handel; Acis and Galatea, HWV49: Heart, the Seat of Soft Delight. Danielle de Niese, sop. English Concert/Harry Bicket.