Exploring the magic of opera from Monteverdi to Brett Dean.


10th April

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  • Purcell, Henry: King Arthur; Woden, first to thee; Stephen Varcoe, Paul Elliott, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner
  • Cherubini, Luigi: Medea: Son vane qui minaccei; Bruno Prevedi, Gwyneth Jones; Orch dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma/Lambero Gardelli
  • ZACHERY MCCULLOCH
  • INTERVIEW WITH ZACHERY MCCULLOCH
  • Donizetti, Gaetano: The Elixir of Love: Chiedi all'aura lusinghiera; Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti; English Chamber Orch/Richard Bonynge
  • Britten, Benjamin: The Rape of Lucrezia; Their spinning wheel unwinds;Heather Harper, Janet Baker, Elizabeth Bainbridge; English Chamber Orch/Benjamin Britten
  • Mozart; Requiem'Benedictus; Karita Mattila, Sara Mingardo, Michael Schade, Bryn Terfel; Berlin Philharmonic Orch/Claudio Abbado
  • Giordani, Giuseppe: Caro Mio Ben; Cecilia Bartoli; Pianist Gyorgy Fischer

  • 3rd April

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  • Rossini, Gioachino: Moses in Egypt; The Prayer; Ruggero Raimondi, June Anderson, Ernesto Palacio, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orch/Claudio Scimone
  • Rossini; Stabat Mater; Cujus animam gementern; Dalmacio Gonzalez; Philharmonia Orch/Carlo Maria Giuini
  • LOUISE KEAST
  • INTERVIEW WITH LOUISE KEAST
  • Mascagni, Pietro: Cavalleria Rusticana: The Easter Hymn; Stefka Evstatieva; Slovak Philharmonic Chori, Czecho-Slovak Radio Symp Orch/Alexander Rahbari
  • Handel, George Frederic: Messiah: He Shall Feed his Flock; Huguette Tourangeau, Joan Sutherland;English Chamber Orch/Richard Bonynge
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: St. Matthew Passion, BWV244: Wir setzen uns mit Traenen nieder; De Nederland Bach Choir and Amsterdam Baroque Orch/Ton Koopman
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Missa Solemnis in D, Op.123: Dona nobis pacem; Wiener Singverein, Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan

  • 27th March

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  • Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina: O magnum mysterium. Jonas Nordberg, theorbo, Mime Yamahiro Brinkmann, vlc., Ruby Hughes, sop.
  • Rossini; Le Comte Ory; Que les destins prosperes; Rockwell Blake; London Symp Orch/John McCarthy
  • Giordano; Andrea Chenier; Un di all'azzurro spazio; Ben Heppner; Munich Radio Orch/Roberto Abbado
  • LTA - KATHRYN RADCLIFFE
  • INTERVIEW - KATHRYN RADCLIFFE
  • Verdi; Don Carlos; Nel giardin del bello; Elina Garanca; Orch de la Comunitat Valenciana/Roberto Abbado
  • Massenet; Manon; Toi! Vous; Roberto Alagna, Angela Gheorghiu; Orch of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Richard Armstrong
  • J Strauss; Die Fledermaus; Spiel ich die Unschuld vom Lande; Barbara Bonney; Royal Concertgebouw Orch; Nikolaus Harnoncourt

  • 20th March

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  • Viardot-Garcia, Pauline: Havanaise. Isabel Bayrakdarian, sop., Serouj Kradjan, pno.
  • Offenbach; The tales of Hoffman; Va pour Kleinzach; Placido Domingo; Swiss Romande Radio Chorus and Swiss Romande Orch/Richard Bonynge
  • LTA - JORDAN AULD
  • INTERVIEW - JORDAN AULD
  • Wagner; Die Walkure: Wintersturme wichen dem Wonnemond; Reiner Goldberg, Cheryl Studer; Bavarian Radio Symp Orch/Bernard Haitink
  • Charpentier: Louise; O coeur ami! O coeur promis! Nicolai Gedda, Beverly Sills; Ordch du Theatre National de l"Opera de Paris/Julius Rudel
  • Kurt Weill; Street Scene; Ain't it awful, the heat; Elaine Mackillop, David Marsh, Meriel Dickinson, Fiona Kimm; Scottish Opera Orch/Johan Mauceri
  • R Strauss; Fruhling; Vier letzte Lieder; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf; Radio Symp Orch Berlin/Georg Solti

  • 13th March

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  • Strozzi, Barbara: Lamento. Anna Caterina Antonacci, sop. Modo Antiquo/Federico Maria Sardelli.

  • 6th March

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  • Caccini, Francesca (arr. Hvorostovsky, Dmitri): Amarilli mia bella. Dmitri Hvorostovsky, bar. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Henry Purcell; Dido and Aeneas; Shake the cloud from off your brow; Anna Crookes, Kym Amps; The Scholars Baroque Ensemble
  • Rossini; Il Signor Bruschino; Nel teatro del gran mondo; Jerzy Mahler; Warsaw Chamber Opera Orch/ Jacek Kasprzyk
  • Mendelssohn; Elijah; Yet doth the Lord see it not; Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Orch of the Age of Enlightenment/Paul Daniel
  • Catalani, Alfredo: La Wally - Ebben?...Ne andro lontana; Renata Tebaldi; Orch National de l'Opera de Monte Carlo/Fausto Cleva
  • Wagner R: Die Walkure: Wintersturme wichen dem Wonnemond; Reiner Goldberg, Cheryl Studer; Bavarian Radio Symp Orch/Bernard Haitink
  • Charpentier; Louise; O coeur ami! O coeur promis! Nicolai Gedda, Beverly Sills; Orchestre du Theatre National de l'Opera de Paris/Julius Rudel
  • Kurt Weill; Street Scene; Ain't it awful, the heat; Elaine Mackillop, David Marsh, Meriel Dickinson, Fiona Kimm; Scottish Opera Orch/Johan Mauceri
  • R Strauss; Fruhling; Vier letzte Lieder; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf; Radio-Symph Orch Berlin/Geroge Solti
  • Bernstein; Candide; Life is Happiness Indeed; Jerry Hadley, Kurt Ollmann, June Anderson, Della Jones; London Symp Orch/Leonard Bernstein

  • 27th February

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  • Haydn; L'Infedelta Delusa; Che imbroglio e questo; Chen Reis; WDR Funkhausorchester Koln/Markus Poschner
  • Haydn; La fedlta premiata; Deh soccorri un infelice; Lucia Valentini-Terrani; Orch de Chambre de Lausanne/Antal Dorati
  • Haydn; Orlando Paladino; Palpita ad ogni istante; Arleen Auger; Orch de Chamber de Lausanne/Antal Dorati
  • Haydn; Orland Paladino; dille che un infelice; Claes H Ahnsjo; Orch de Chambre de Lausanne/Anton Dorati
  • Haydn; Armida; Vado a pugnar contento; Claes H Ahnsjo; Orch de Chambre de Lausanne/Anton Dorati
  • Haydn; Armida; Teco lo guida al campo; Samuel Ramey; Orch de Chambre de Lausanne/Anton Dorati
  • Haydn; La Vera costanza; Bel godere la campagna; Jessye Norman, Claes H Ahnsjo, Domenico Trimarchi, Kari Lovaas, Anthony Rolfe Johnson,Helen Donath; Orch de Chambre de Lausanne/Anton Dorati
  • Haydn; La vera costanza; Rosina vezzosina; Jessye Norman, Claes H Ahnsjo; Orch de Chambre de Lausanne/Anton Dorati
  • Haydn; The Creation; Choir of King's College, Cambridge and the Academy of St Martin-in-the-fields/Sir David Willcocks

  • 20th February

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  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Missa Solemnis in D, Op.123: Kyrie;The English Baroque Soloists and The Monteverdi Choir; John Eliot Gardiner
  • Gounod; Romeo et Juliette; L'heure s'envole; Choir and Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse/Michel Plasson
  • Tchaikovsky; Eugene Onegin; Slikhali l vi za roschei glas nochnai; Anna Reynolds, Teresa Kubiak, Julia Hamari, Enid Hartle
  • Offenbach, Jacques:Tales of Hoffmann: Les oiseaux dans la charmille; Joan Sutherland, Jacques Charon; Swiss Romande Orch/Richard Bonynge
  • Englembert Humperdinck; Hansel und Gretel; Bruderchen, komm, tanz mit mir; Anne-Sofie von Otter, Barbara Bonney; Symp-Orch des Bayerischen Rundfunks/Jeffrey Tate
  • Massenet; Cendrillon; Ah Douce enfant; Ruth Welting; Ambrosian Opera Chorus and Philharmonia Orch/Julius Rudel
  • Carl Nielsen; Saul and David; Look upward, Michal; Willy Hartmann, Elisabeth Soderstrom; Danish Radio Symp Orch/Jascha Horenstein
  • Glass; Akhnaten; The Window of Appearances; Paul Esswood, Milagro Vargas, Melinda Liebermann; Stuttgart State Opera Orch/Dennis Russell Davies