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


16th November

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  • Hasse, Johann Adolph: Artaserse: Or la nube procellosa. Vivica Genaux, m-sop. Academy for Ancient Music Berlin/Rene Jacobs.
  • Scarlatti A: Caldo sangue. Cecilia Bartoli, m-sop. Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski.
  • Douglas Kelly LTA
  • Douglas Kelly Interview
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Don Carlos: Tu che le vanita. Joan Hammond, sop. Philharmonia Orch/Vilem Tausky.
  • Berlioz, Hector: Beatrice and Benedict: Vous soupirez, Madame?...Nuit paisible et sereine. April Cantelo, sop., Helen Watts, contr. London SO/Sir Colin Davis.
  • Bizet, Georges: Carmen: Je dis que rien ne m'epouvente. Greta Bradman, sop. English CO/Richard Bonynge.

  • 9th November

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  • Donizetti; Lucia di Lammermoor; Ohime! sorge il tremendo fantasma; Joan Sutherland; Orch of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Richard Bonynge
  • Handel; Alcina; Tornami a vagheggiar; Joan Sutherland; London SO; Richard Bonynge
  • Verdi; La Traviata; Parigi, o cara; Joan Sutherland and Pavarotti; Elizabethan Sydney Orch; Richard Bonynge
  • Bellini; Norma; Casta Diva; Joan Sutherland; Orch of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
  • Gounod; Romeo et juliette; Ah Je veux vivre; Joan Sutherland; Orch or the royal Opera House Covetn Garden; Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
  • Rossini; Semiramide; Serbami ognor si fido; Joan Sutherland and Marilyn Horne; Elizabethan Sydney Orch; Richard Bonynge
  • Bellini; I Puritani; Mad Scene; Joan Sutherland; Orch of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
  • Donizetti; Lucia di Lammermoor; Spargi d'amaro pianto; Joan Sutherland; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Richard Bonynge

  • 2nd November

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  • Gluck; Iphegenie en Tauride; Non, cet affreux devoir; Janet Baker; English CO; Raymond Leppard
  • Mozart; Correi Spiegarvi, O Dio, K 418; Beverly Hoch; Hong Kong Philharmonic Orch; Kenneth Schermerhorn
  • Rossini; Matilde di Shabran; Ah, perche, perche la morte; Franco Fagioli and Petros Magoulas; Afmonia Atenea; George Petrou
  • Donizetti; La Favorite; Unange, une femme incon nue; Roberto Alagna; London Philharmonic Orch; Evelino Pido
  • Verdi; Un Ballo in Maschera;Volta la terrea; Kathleen Battle, Pavarotti, Renato Bruson; National Philharmonic Orch and London Opera Chorus; Sir Georg Solti
  • Wagner; Die Walkure; Oh subeste Wonne! Seligstes Weib!; Reiner Goldberg and Cheryl Studer; Bavarian Radio Symph Orch; Bernard Haitink
  • Massenet; Manon; Victoria de los Angeles; Orchestre du 'Theatre National de l'Opera-Comique; Pierre Monteux;
  • Kurt Weill; Knickerbocker Holiday; September Song; Sir Thomas Allen; Philharmonia Orch; David Parry

  • 26th October

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  • Rameau, Jean-Philippe: Hippolyte et Aricie: Cruelle mere des amours. Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop. Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Abduction from the Seraglio, K384: Ach, ich liebte. Renee Fleming, sop. Orch of St Luke's/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: The Silken Ladder: Vieni fra queste braccia. Juan Diego Florez, ten. Milan Giuseppe Verdi Chorus, Milan Giuseppe Verdi Orch/Riccardo Chailly.
  • Thomas, Ambroise: Hamlet: Pale et blonde. Glenda Raymond, sop. Australian SO/Hector Crawford.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Henry VIII: Reine! Je serai reine!. Elina Garanca, m-sop. Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana/Roberto Abbado.
  • Rubinstein, Anton: The Demon: Ne plach', ditya (Do not weep, child). George London, bass-baritone Orch of Metropolitan Opera Assoc/Kurt Herbert Adler.
  • Generali, Pietro: Adelina: Giusto cielo! Correte, andate. Marilyn Hill Smith, sop., Phillip Guy Bromley, bass, Russell Smythe, bar. Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, Philharmonia Orch/David Parry.
  • Sondheim, Stephen: Sweeney Todd: Epiphany. Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop., Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone Swedish RSO/Paul Daniel.
  • Offenbach, Jacques: Tales of Hoffmann: Legend of Kleinzack. Joseph Calleja, ten. Swiss Romande Orch/Marco Armiliato.
  • Stolz, Robert: The White Horse Inn: Goodbye. Jon Weaving, ten., Monique Brynnel, sop. Queensland SO/Vanco Cavdarski.

  • 19th October

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  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus:Cosi fan tutte, K588: Una donna a quindici anni. Danielle de Niese, sop. Orch of Age of Enlightenment/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Offenbach, Jacques:Tales of Hoffmann: elle a fui, la tourterelle. Joan Hammond, sop. Philharmonia Orch/Vilem Tausky.
  • INTERVIEW - EMILIA BARTOLINI
  • Britten, Benjamin:Curlew River, Op. 71: I come from the Westland. Bryan Drake, bar. English Opera Group/Benjamin Britten.
  • Stolz, Robert; Der Favorit: Du sollst der Kaiser meiner Seele sein. Anna Moffo, sop. Hagen Galatis Orch/Hagen Galatis.
  • Strauss R:Ariadne auf Naxos: Es gibt ein Reich. Elizabeth Connell, m-sop. Queensland Orch/Muhai Tang.
  • Glass, Philip: Evening Song (from Satygraha). Douglas Perry, ten. New York City Opera Chorus, New York City Opera Orch .
  • Catalini;La Wally;Ebben? Renata Tebaldi;Orch national de l'Opera de Monte Carlo;Fausto Cleva
  • Tchaikovsky;Iolanthe;Gaspot moj; Sergei Alexashkin;Kirov Orch; Valery Borisov
  • Wagner;Die Walkure;Ride of the Valkyries; Anita Soldh, Ruch Falcon, Ute Walther, Ursula Kunz,Silvia Herman, Margaretha Hintermeier, Carolyn Watkinson, Margarita Lilowa

  • 12th October

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  • Donizetti, Gaetano: The Duke of Alba: Angelo casto e bel. Marcelo Alvarez, ten. Welsh National Opera Orch/Carlo Rizzi.

  • 5th October

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  • Bruckard, Simon The Selfish Giant;Stephen Marsh;Simon Bruckard
  • Bruckard, Simon The Selfish Giant; Saffrey Brown, Stephanie Ciantar, Chloe Harris; Simon Bruckard.
  • Purcell, Henry: Dido and Aeneas: Dido's Lament. Jessye Norman, sop. English CO/Raymond Leppard.
  • Wagner; Die Walkure;Dubist der Lenz; Jessye Norman; Dresden State Orch;Marek Janowski
  • Beethoven;Fidelio;Abominable man; Jessye Norman;Dresden State Orch;Bernard Haitink
  • Traditional (arr. Saylor, Bruce): Go Tell It on the Mountain. Jessye Norman, sop. Children's Choir of Maitrise of Paris, Ile de France Vittoria Regional Choir, Lyon Opera Orch/Lawrence Foster.
  • Bach/Gounod (arr. Saylor, Bruce): Ave Maria. Jessye Norman, sop. Children's Choir of Maitrise of Paris, Ile de France Vittoria Regional Choir, Lyon Opera Orch/Lawrence Foster.
  • Berlioz, Hector: Romeo et Juliette, Op.17: Strophes. Jessye Norman, sop. Philadelphia Orch, Westminster Choir/Riccardo Muti.
  • Traditional: There Is a Balm in Gilead. Jessye Norman, sop., Kathleen Battle, sop. Unnamed Orch/James Levine.

  • 28th September

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: St. Matthew Passion, BWV244. Barbara Schlick, sop., Hans-Peter Blochwitz, ten., Howard Crook, ten., Peter Kooy, bass, Rene Jacobs, alto, Ulrik Cold, bass Chapel Royal Choir, Children's Choir of St Nicolas, Collegium Vocale Ghent, La Chapelle Royale Orch/Philippe Herreweghe.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: He knows the proper time for joy, from Cantata 93. Sally-Anne Russell, m-sop., Sara Macliver, sop. Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Theodora: As with rosy steps. Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, m-sop., Roger Vignoles, pno.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Semele - Iris, Hence Away. Sally-Anne Russell, m-sop. Adelaide SO/Nicholas Milton.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Alcina: Verdi prati, selve amene. Sally-Anne Russell, m-sop. Adelaide SO/Nicholas Milton.

  • 21st September

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  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Ah se in ciel, benigne stelle, K538, concert aria. Emma Matthews, sop. Tasmanian SO/Marko Letonja.
  • Mercadante, Saverio: Il Giuremento - Adored by All!. Rolando Villazon, ten. Milan Giuseppe Verdi Orch/Daniele Callegari.
  • Interview with Andrea Katz
  • Cilea, Francesco: Adriana Lecouvreur: Acerba volutta. Elina Garanca, m-sop. Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana/Roberto Abbado.
  • Chapi, Ruperto: La Bruja: Jota. Jose Carreras, ten. English CO/Antoni Ros Marba.
  • Strauss R: Ariadne auf Naxos: Cantata. Lisa Della Casa, sop. Vienna PO/Heinrich Hollreiser.
  • Donizetti, Gaetano: La Favorita: Spirto Gentil. Marcelo Alvarez, ten. Welsh National Opera Orch/Carlo Rizzi.
  • Debussy, Claude: L'annee en vain chasse l'annee...from L'Enfant prodigue. Eileen Farrell, sop. Philharmonia Orch/Thomas Schippers.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: A Masked Ball: Saper correste. Rita Streich, sop. RIAS SO/Ferdinand Leitner.