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18th May

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  • Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice;Deh! Placatevi con me;Kathleen Ferrier;Glyndebourne Festival Chorus and the Southern Philharmonic Orch;Fritz Stiedry
  • Mozart: Marriage of Figaro - Riconosci in quest' amplesso;Lucia Popp, Jane Berbie, Philip Langridge, Samuel Ramey, Thomas Allen, Kurt Moll;London Philharmonic Orch;Sir Georg Solti
  • Beethoven: Fidelio: Jetzt, Schhatzchen, jetzt sind wir allein;Hans Peter Blochwitz and Pamela Coburn;Staatskapelle Dresden;Bernard Haitink;
  • INTERVIEW WITH MARTIN BUCKINGHAM
  • Puccini; La Boheme: O soave fanciulla;Pavarotti and Mirella Freni;Berliner Philharmoniker;Herbert von Karajan
  • Donizetti: Rosamonda d'Inghilterra: Dove t'inoltri; Diana Montague and Nelly Miricioiu;Geoffrey Mitchell Choir and Philharmonia Orch;David Parry
  • Verdi; Il Corsaro;Jose Carreras; Ambrosian Singers and New Philharmonia Orch;Lamberto Gardelli
  • Wagner; Das Rheingold;he da he da;Adreas Schmidt;Bavarian Radio Symph Orch;;Bernard Haitink
  • Orff: Carmina Burana: Fortune, Empress of the World; Slovak Radio Symphony Orch;Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Massenet: Werther;Va!Laisse couler mes larmes;Elina Garanca;Orchestra de la Comunitat Valenciana;Roberto Abbado

  • 11th May

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  • Lehar: Giuditta: Meine Lippen sie kussen so heiss. Yvonne Kenny, sop., Melbourne SO/Vladimir Kamirski.
  • Puccini: Tosca - E lucevan le stelle. Rosario La Spina, ten., Queensland Orch/Stephen Mould.
  • Mozart: Marriage of Figaro, excerpts. Yvonne Minton, m-sop., BBC SO/Sir Colin Davis.
  • Stolz: A Beautiful Autumn. Peter Coleman-Wright, bar., Benjamin Burton, pno., Nexas Quartet.
  • Handel: Serse: Ombra mai fu. Liane Keegan, contr., Dennis Webster, org.
  • Gounod: Faust: Jewel Song. Nicole Car, sop., Australian Opera and Ballet Orch/Andrea Molino.
  • Gounod: Romeo et Juliette: Que fais-tu blanche tourterelle. Caitlin Hulcup, m-sop., VCA SO/Marco Zuccarini.
  • Mozart: Marriage of Figaro - La vendetta. Conal Coad, bass, Tasmanian SO/Dobbs Franks.
  • Stevenson (arr. Flotow): The Last Rose of Summer. Emma Matthews, sop., Monte Carlo PO/Brad Cohen.
  • Puccini: Tosca: Vissi d'arte. Cheryl Barker, sop., Orch Victoria/Richard Bonynge.
  • Puccini: La Boheme - O soave fanciulla. Antoinette Halloran, sop., Rosario La Spina, ten., Queensland Orch/Stephen Mould.

  • 4th May

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  • Verdi: Il trovatore: Anvil chorus. Chicago SO, Chicago Symphony Chorus/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Mozart: Marriage of Figaro - Non so piu cosa son, cosa faccio. Susan Graham, m-sop., OAE/Harry Bicket.
  • Wagner R: Lohengrin: The Bridal Chorus. RCA Victor Orch, Robert Shaw Chorale/Renato Cellini.
  • Bellini: Norma: Mira, o Norma. Monserrat Caballe, sop., Shirley Verrett, m-sop., Philharmonia Orch/Anton Guadagno.
  • Purcell: One Charming Night MAX RIEBL
  • Purcell: What Power art thou MAX RIEBL
  • INTERVIEW WITH MAX RIEBL
  • Lehar: Paganini: Girls Were Made To Love and Kiss. Donald Smith, ten., Adelaide SO/John Lanchbery.
  • Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur: Poveri fiori. Renee Fleming, sop., Mariinsky Theatre Orch/Valery Gergiev.

  • 27th April

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  • Monteverdi; O come sei gentile;Emma Kirkby and Evelyn tubb;Consort of Musicke;Anthony Rooley
  • Mendelssohn; Infelice;Cecilia Bartoli and Maxim Vengerov (violin);Orch La Scintilla;Adam Fischer
  • Wagner R: Mastersingers of Nuremberg: Die selige Morgentraum;B ode, Hamari, Dallapozza, Kollo, Bailey;Vienna Philharmonic;Sir Georg Solti
  • Verdi: Il trovatore: Timor di me?;Leontne Price;Rome Opera orchestra;Oliviero de Fabritiis
  • Boito: Mefistofele: Giunto sul passo estremo;Joseph Calleja;L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande;Marco Armiliato
  • Strauss Richard; Ariadne auf Naxos;Ein Schones war;Renee Fleming;Munchner Philharmoniker;Christian Thielemann
  • Benjamin Britten Phaedra;In May in brilliant Athens;Janet Baker;;English Chamber Orch; Steuart Bedford
  • Donizetti; Don Pasquale;Via caro sposino;Beverly Sills and Donald Gramm;London Symph Orch;Sarah Caldwell

  • 20th April

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  • Porpora: Adelaide: Nobil onda. Cecilia Bartoli, m-sop., Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini.
  • Beethoven: Fidelio: Wer ein holdes Weib errungen. Andreas Schmidt, bass, Pamela Coburn, sop., Jessye Norman, sop., Hans-Peter Blochwitz, ten., Reiner Goldburg, ten., Dresden State Orch, Dresden State Opera Chorus/Bernard Haitink.
  • Mercadante: Virginia: Al cor furente ed ebro. Alastair Miles, bass, Bruce Ford, ten., Philharmonia Orch, Geoffrey Mitchell Choir/David Parry.
  • Glinka: A Life for the Tsar: Brethren! In the storm. Helge Rosvaenge, ten., Unnamed Orch, Unnamed Chorus.
  • Verdi: Oberto: Ciel, che feci!. Rolando Villazon, ten., Turin Theatre Orch/Gianandrea Noseda.
  • Wagner R: Rienzi: Allmacht'ger Vater, blick herab!. Wolfgang Windgassen, ten., Bamberg SO/Ferdinand Leitner.
  • Offenbach: Robinson Crusoe: Conduisez-moi vers celui que j'adore. Yvonne Kenny, sop., Marilyn Hill Smith, sop., Alexander Oliver, ten., Sandra Browne, m-sop., Royal PO, Geoffrey Mitchell Choir/Alun Francis.
  • Massenet: Sapho - Pendant un an je fus ta femme. Francoise Pollet, sop., Montpellier PO/Cyril Diedrich.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko - Gorat kamennyi & Gorat prekrasnyj. Dmitri Hvorostovsky, bar., Kirov Orch/Valery Gergiev.
  • Krieger: Flora, Ceres and Pomona: To the Sun God. Amanda Cole, m-sop., Janet Brewer, hpschd., Neil Heymink, bsn.

  • 13th April

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  • Hasse: Tito Vespasiano: Opprimete I contumaci. Max Emanuel Cencic, alto., Armonia Atenea/George Petrou.
  • Myslivecek: L'Olimpiade - Dunque Licida ingrato - Piu non si trovano. Magdalena Kozena, m-sop., Prague Philharmonia/Michel Swierczewski.
  • Valentini: Il sonnambulo: When the Sea Murmers Restlessly. Joyce Di Donato, m-sop., Lyon Opera Orch/Riccardo Minasi.
  • Mercadante: Il Giuremento - Adored by All!. Rolando Villazon, ten., Milan Giuseppe Verdi Orch/Daniele Callegari.
  • Meyerbeer: L'Africaine: O Paradis. Henry Choo, ten., Orch Wellington/Marc Taddei.
  • Wagner R: Gotterdammerung: Peace with Your Cries of Useless Lament!. Margaret Curphey, sop., Rita Hunter, sop., Sadlers' Wells Orch/Reginald Goodall.
  • Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina - Postav! Sily potanjnye. Olga Borodina, m-sop., Alexie Steblianko, ten., Kirov Orch/Valery Gergiev.
  • Kodaly: Hary Janos: Orzse's Song. Olga Szonyi, sop., John Leach, cimbalom, London SO/Istvan Kertesz.
  • Korngold: Die tote Stadt: Gluck das mir verblieb. Joan Hammond, sop., Philharmonia Orch/Walter Susskind.
  • Alagna: Le dernier jour d'ún condamne: Il est dix heures ... Encore six heures. Roberto Alagna, ten., London Orch/Yvan Cassar.

  • 6th April

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  • Vivaldi: Farnace, RV711: My Beloved, Perhaps Through These Words. Magdalena Kozena, m-sop., Venice Baroque Orch/Andrea Marcon.
  • Mozart: Welch Aengstliches Beben, K389. Stuart Burrows, ten., Robert Tear, ten., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Colin Davis.
  • Ponchielli: Marion Delorme: M'e tolto, ahime, d'essere felice. Elizabeth Whitehouse, sop., Orch Victoria/Richard Bonynge.
  • Chabrier: L'Etoile: O petite etoile. Patricia Petibon, sop., Lyon Opera Orch/Yves Abel.
  • Berlioz: Les Troyens: O blonde Ceres. Roberto Alagna, ten., ROHO/Bertrand de Billy.
  • Adam: Le Toreador: Ah! vous dirai-je maman. John Aler, ten., Sumi Jo, sop., Michel Trempont, bar., Jonathan Burgess, fte., Welsh National Opera Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Massenet: Le Cid - De cet affreux combat. Marilyn Richardson, sop., Queensland SO/Vladimir Kamirski.
  • Adams: Nixon in China: Madam Mao's Aria. Merlyn Quaife, sop., State Orch of Victoria/Richard Mills.
  • Kunneke: Liselot: Gluckilch am Morgan. Lucia Popp, sop., Graunke SO/Charles Wildmann.
  • Pucitta: La Caccia di Enrico IV: Un palpito mi sento. Della Jones, m-sop., Marilyn Hill Smith, sop., Philharmonia Orch/David Parry.

  • 30th March

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  • Bernard Herrmann; Citizen Kane;Saalambos Aria;Rosamund Illing; Ausralian Philharmonic;Tony Brenner
  • Puccini: Mdm Butterfly; Un bel di;Mirella Freni; Orchestra della Rai Madrid;Leone Magiera
  • Verdi: Otello. Sergei Leiferkus, bass, Bastille Opera Orch,Myung-Whun Chung.
  • Puccini: Turandot: In questa reggia;Biegit Nilsson;Orch and chorus of the Rome Opera; Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
  • Henri Duparc; Le manor de Rosemonde;Rosamund Illing;David McSkimming piano;
  • Bellini; Il Pirata; Col sorriso d'innocenza;Montserrat Caballe; conductor Carlo Felice Cillario
  • Verdi: A Masked Ball: Ecco l'orrido campo;Julia Varady;Bavarian State Orch;dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Massenet; Le Cid;Pleurez pleurez mes veux; Rosamund Illing;Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra;Richard Bonynge
  • Mozart: Abduction from the Seraglio, Ich baue ganz;. Gosta Winbergh, ten., Vienna PO, Vienna State Opera Chorus/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Serenata; Elly Ameling; Rudolf Jansen piano