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


13th July

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  • Vinci: Il Medeo: Non e piu folle lusinga. David Hansen, alto., Academia Montis Regalis/Alessandro De Marchi.
  • Mozart: Il re pastore, K208: L'amero, saro costante. Yvonne Kenny, sop., Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Krieger: Flora, Ceres and Pomona: The Joy of Summer. Amanda Cole, m-sop., Janet Brewer, hpschd., Neil Heymink, bsn.
  • Tchaikovsky: Iolanthe: Romance. Zurab Sotkilava, ten., Bolshoi Theatre Orch/Andrei Tchistyakov.
  • Offenbach: La belle Helene: Au mont Ida trois deesses. Roberto Alagna, ten., ROHO/Sir Richard Armstrong.
  • Rossini: La Cenerentola - Nacqui all'affanno. Olga Borodina, m-sop., Welsh National Opera Orch/Carlo Rizzi.
  • Ponchielli: La Gioconda: Cielo e mar. Donald Smith, ten., Tasmanian SO/Vanco Cavdarski.
  • Verdi: La traviata: Addio del passato. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, sop., Florence May Festival Orch, Florence May Festival Chorus/Zubin Mehta.
  • Offenbach: La Vie Parisienne: When she goes out... her petticoats go frou, frou, frou. June Bronhill, sop., Eric Shilling, bar., Cynthia Morey, sop., Sadlers' Wells Chorus, Sadlers' Wells Orch/Alexander Faris.

  • 6th July

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  • Handel: Ezio: Around the Capitol I hear. David Thomas, bass, Philharmonia Baroque Orch/Nicholas McGegan.
  • Massenet: Don Quichotte: Lorsque le temps d'amour…Ne pensons qu'au plaisir d'aimer. Magdalena Kozena, m-sop., Christophe Grapperon, bar., Jean-Christophe Keck, ten., Jean Zvellereiter, gtr., Mahler CO/Marc Minkowski.
  • Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin: Kuda, kuda, kuda. Rolando Villazon, ten., Munich Radio Orch/Michel Plasson.
  • Verdi: Falstaff: Ehi paggio!...L'onore! Ladri!. Domenico Trimarchi, bar., Hungarian State Opera Orch/Will Humburg.
  • Beethoven: Fidelio: Abscheulicher. Charlotte Margiono, sop., CO of Europe/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Verdi: Gerusalem: Ave Maria. Katia Ricciarelli, sop., Rome PO/Gianandrea Gavazzeni.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV 51, Praise God throughout creation. Kathleen Battle, sop.
  • Wagner R: Gotterdammerung: Brunnhilde Holiest Bride. Wolfgang Windgassen, ten., Munich Philharmonic/Leopold Ludwig.
  • Bellini: I Puritani: Vien diletto, e in ciel la luna. Emma Matthews, sop., Melbourne SO/Andrea Molino.

  • 29th June

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  • Live Performance of exceprts from La Boheme by Opera Van Diemensland

  • 22nd June

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  • Rossini: Elisabetta - Regina d'Inghilterra - Quanto e grato. Katia Ricciarelli, sop., Lyon Opera Orch, Lyon Opera Chorus/Gabriele Ferro.
  • Herold: Days of My Childhood. Sumi Jo, sop., Anthony Marwood, vln., English CO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Kalman: Countess Maritza: Sag Ja, Mein Lieb, Sag Ja!. Monique Brynnel, sop., Jon Weaving, ten., Queensland SO/Vanco Cavdarski.
  • Verdi: Don Carlos: Ah! Si maledetto, sospetto fatale. Sherrill Milnes, bar., Ruggero Raimondi, bass-baritone, Monserrat Caballe, sop., Shirley Verrett, m-sop., ROHO/Carlo Maria Giulini.
  • Puccini: Edgar: Addio mio dolce. Angela Gheorghiu, sop., Royal Opera House Chorus, Milan Giuseppe Verdi Orch/Anton Coppola.
  • Guerrero: El huesped el sevilliano: Raquel. Jose Carreras, ten., English CO/Antoni Ros Marba.
  • Strauss R: Elektra: Was bluten muss? Dein eigenes Genick. Regina Resnik, m-sop., Birgit Nilsson, sop., Vienna PO/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Bizet: Djamileh: Nour-Eddin, Roi de Lahore. Huguette Tourangeau, sop., Swiss Romande Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Saint-Saens: Etienne Marcel: O beaux reves evanouis. Joan Hammond, sop., Philharmonia Orch/Walter Susskind.

  • 15th June

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  • Adams: Nixon in China: Madam Mao's Aria. Merlyn Quaife, sop., State Orch of Victoria/Richard Mills.
  • Mozart: Magic Flute - Ach, ich fuhl's. Sara Macliver, sop., Tasmanian SO/Sebastian Lang-Lessing.
  • Beethoven: Fidelio: O war ich schon mit dir vereint. Barbara Bonney, sop., CO of Europe/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Mozart: Don Giovanni - Or sai chi l'onore. Margaret Price, sop., London PO/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Dean: Bliss. Merlyn Quaife, sop. Australian Opera and Ballet Orch, Opera Australia Chorus/Elgar Howarth.
  • Wagner R: Die Walkure: The Ride of the Valkyries. West Australian SO/David Measham.
  • Kerry: Medea; Opening scene; Merlyn Quaife, Chamber Made Opera/Mark Summerbell.
  • Mozart: Marriage of Figaro - Deh vieni non Tardar. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, sop., Philharmonia Orch/Sir John Pritchard.
  • Strauss Jnr: Die Fledermaus: Czardas. Renee Fleming, sop., English CO/Jeffrey Tate.
  • R Strauss; Elektra;Helen Watts, Maureen Lehane; Yvonne Minton;Jane Cook;Felicia Weathers;Pauline Tinsley;Vienna Philharmonic Orch;Sir Georg Solti
  • Mozart: Magic Flute: Queen of the Night Aria. Sumi Jo, sop., Vienna PO/Sir Georg Solti.

  • 8th June

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  • Leo: Demetrio: Freme orgogliosa l'onda. David Hansen, alto., Academia Montis Regalis/Alessandro De Marchi.
  • Wagner R: Das Rheingold: Alberich's renunciation of love and theft of the Rheingold. John Wegner, bass, Natalie Jones, sop., Donna-Maree Dunlop, sop., Z. MacKendree-Wright, m-sop, Adelaide SO/Asher Fisch.
  • INTERVIEW WITH SIMON BRUCKARD
  • Korngold (arr. Forsberg): Dead City - Mariettas Lied, Op.12. Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Bengt Forsberg, pno., Mats Lidstrom, vlc., Kjell Lysell, vln., Ulf Forsberg, vln., Nils-Erik Sparf, vla.
  • Proch: Deh, Torna Mio Bene. Glenda Raymond, sop., Australian SO/Hector Crawford.
  • Strauss R: Daphne: Leukippos, du?. Fritz Wunderlich, ten., Hilde Guden, sop., Vienna Symphony/Karl Bohm.
  • Meyerbeer: Dinorah - When the clock strikes. Thomas Hampson, bar., Jerry Hadley, ten., Welsh National Opera Orch/Carlo Rizzi.
  • Zeller (arr. Gamley): Der Vogelhandler: Schenkt man sich Rosen in Tirol. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Ambrosian Opera Chorus, New Philharmonia Orch/Richard Bonynge.

  • 1st June

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  • 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.
  • Stolz: A Beautiful Autumn. Peter Coleman-Wright, bar., Benjamin Burton, pno., Nexas Quartet.
  • 2 ARIAS BY STEPHEN MARSH
  • INTERVIEW WITH STEPHEN MARSH
  • Mozart: Marriage of Figaro, excerpts. Yvonne Minton, m-sop., BBC SO/Sir Colin Davis.
  • Lehar: Paganini: Girls Were Made To Love and Kiss. Donald Smith, ten., Adelaide SO/John Lanchbery.
  • Kalman: Countess Maritza: Sag Ja, Mein Lieb, Sag Ja!. Monique Brynnel, sop., Jon Weaving, ten., Queensland SO/Vanco Cavdarski.
  • Korngold (arr. Forsberg): Dead City - Mariettas Lied, Op.12. Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Bengt Forsberg, pno., Mats Lidstrom, vlc., Kjell Lysell, vln., Ulf Forsberg, vln., Nils-Erik Sparf, vla.

  • 25th May

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  • Lully: Acis et Galatee: Enfin, j'ai dissipe la crainte. Sandrine Piau, sop., Les Paladins/Jerome Correas.
  • Mozart: Abduction from the Seraglio, K384: Constanze, to see you once more. Fritz Wunderlich, ten., Vienna State Opera Orch/Josef Krips.
  • Berlioz: Beatrice and Benedict: Vous soupirez, Madame?...Nuit paisible et sereine. April Cantelo, sop., Helen Watts, contr., London SO/Sir Colin Davis.
  • Glinka: A Life for the Tsar: I am not grieving over that, dear friends. Antonina Nezhdanova, sop., Unnamed Orch, Unnamed Chorus.
  • Verdi: Aida: Rittorna vincitor!. Rita Hunter, sop., Tasmanian SO/Dobbs Franks.
  • Rachmaninov: Aleko - Ves' tabar spit. Dmitri Hvorostovsky, bar., Kirov Orch/Valery Gergiev.
  • Giordano: Andrea Chenier - La Mamma Morta. Maria Chiara, sop., National PO/Kurt Herbert Adler.
  • Straus O: A Waltz Dream: Piccolo! Piccolo!. June Bronhill, sop., Williams Singers, Michael Collins Orch/Michael Collins.
  • Massenet: Cherubin - Vive amour qui reve. Natalie Dessay, sop., Toulouse Capitole Orch, Les Elements Chamber Choir/Michel Plasson.