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


22nd February

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  • Tchaikovsky; Iolanta; Lullaby; Larissa Diadkova, Tatiana Kravtsova, Olga Korzhenskaya; Kirov Orchestra of St Petersburg; ValeryGergiev
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: The Queen of Spades: Yeletsky's Aria. Teddy Tahu Rhodes, bar. Sinfonia Australis/Antony Walker.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Eugen Onegin: Pretty maidens. Dresden State Orch, Leipzig Radio Choir/James Levine.
  • Rachmaninov, Sergei: Francesca da Rimini: Oh, do not weep, my Paolo!. Dinara Alieva, sop. New Russia State SO/Dmitry Yablonsky.
  • Rachmaninov, Sergei: Aleko: Aleko's cavatina. Nicolai Ghiaurov, bass London SO/Sir Edward Downes.
  • Rachmaninov; Aleko; Zemphira's aria and duet;Svetlana Volkova and Evgeni Nesetrenko; Moscow Philarmonic Symp Orch; Dmitri Kitaenko

  • 15th February

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  • INTERVIEW WITH JOSEPH TALIA
  • Mussorgsky, Modest: Boris Godounov: Coronation scene. Kirov Opera Chorus, Kirov Orch/Valery Gergiev.
  • Borodin, Alexander: Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances. Bolshoi Chorus, Bolshoi SO/Alexander Lazarev.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay: Servilia: My flowers !. Nicole Car, sop. Australian Opera and Ballet Orch/Andrea Molino.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay: The Tsar's Bride: What do you want?....It seems that you no longer love your Lyubasha. Dmitri Hvorostovsky, bar., Olga Borodina, m-sop. Mariinsky Theatre Orch/Valery Gergiev.
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay (arr. Campbell, Paul):Golden Cockerel: Seduction Aria. Aida Garifullina, sop. ORF SO/Cornelius Meister.

  • 8th February

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  • Glinka, Mikhail: Overture - Ruslan & Lyudmila. USSR RSO/Vladimir Fedoseyev.
  • Glinka, Mikhail: Ruslan and Lyudmila: O joy!...the hour of my triumph. Feodor Chaliapin, bass .
  • Glinka; A life for the Tsar; Antonida's cavatina - To the field, to the field (Act 1)
  • Glinka; A life for the Czar; Act 3 quartet
  • Glinka, Mikhail: A Life for the Tsar: Final Chorus. Bolshoi Chorus, Bolshoi SO/Alexander Lazarev.
  • Dargomijski, Alexander: Rusalka: Miller's Aria. Alexander Kipnis, bass Unnamed Orch/Nicolai Berezowsky.

  • 1st February

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  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Fidelio: O war ich schon mit dir vereint. Helen Donath, sop. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Fidelio: Mir ist so wunderbar. Barbara Bonney, sop., Charlotte Margiono, sop., Deon van der Walt, ten., Laszlo Polgar, bass CO of Europe/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Fidelio: Ha! welch ein Augenblick!. Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone Swedish Radio Choir, Swedish RSO/Paul Daniel.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Fidelio: Abscheulicher. Jessye Norman, sop. Dresden State Orch/Bernard Haitink.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Fidelio: O welche Lust. Opera Queensland Chorus, Queensland Orch/Johannes Fritzsch.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Fidelio: Gott! welch Dunkel hier. Jon Vickers, ten. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Fidelio: Er sterbe!. Helga Dernesch, sop., Jon Vickers, ten., Karl Ridderbusch, bass, Zoltan Kelemen, bass Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Fidelio: O namenlose Freude. Helga Dernesch, sop., Jon Vickers, ten. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.

  • 25th January

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  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Mitridate, re di Ponto, K.87: Vado incontro, al fato estremo. Gunnar Gudbjornsson, ten. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Abduction from the Seraglio, K384: Ich baue ganz auf deine. Ernst Haefliger, ten. English CO/Jorg Ewald Dahler.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Apollo & Hyacinthus, K38: Natus cadit. Allan Clayton, ten., Martene Grimson, sop. Orch of the Classical Opera Company/Ian Page.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Ascanio in Alba, K111: Ah di si nobil alma. Bejun Mehta, alto. Academy for Ancient Music Berlin/Rene Jacobs.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Cosi fan tutte, K588: Ladies, you treat so many thus. Hermann Prey, bar. Salzburg Mozarteum Orch/Bruno Weil.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Don Giovanni - Non mi dir. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop. Philharmonia Orch/Carlo Maria Giulini.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Idomeneo - Torna la pace. Luciano Pavarotti, ten. Vienna PO/Sir John Pritchard.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: La Clemenza di Tito, K621: Ah, perdona al primo affetto. Anna Netrebko, sop., Elina Garanca, m-sop. Dresden State Orch/Sebastian Weigle.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Magic Flute - Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schon. Ernst Haefliger, ten. English CO/Jorg Ewald Dahler.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Marriage of Figaro - Hai gia vinta la causa. Jonathan Lemalu, bass-baritone New Zealand SO/James Judd.

  • 18th January

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  • Chabrier, Emmanuel: Ballad of the fat turkeys. Diane Andersen, pno., Ludovic de San
  • Chabrier, Emmanuel: Pastoral of the pink pigs. Diane Andersen, pno., Ludovic de San, bar.
  • Chabrier, Emmanuel: The cicadas. Diane Andersen, pno., Ludovic de San,
  • Chabrier, Emmanuel: Gwendoline: Ne riez pas. Barbara Hendricks, sop. Toulouse Capitole Orch/Michel Plasson.
  • Chabrier, Emmanuel: Song for Jeanne. Barbara Hendricks, sop., Michel Dalberto, pno.
  • Auber, Daniel: Le cheval de bronze: Ah pour un jeune Coeur...O tourment du veuvage. Huguette Tourangeau, sop. Swiss Romande Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Auber, Daniel: Le Domino noir: Flamme vengeresse. Magdalena Kozena, m-sop. Mahler CO/Marc Minkowski.
  • Auber, Daniel: Manon Lescaut: This is the story. Amelia Farrugia, sop. BBC SO/Alexander Briger.
  • Auber, Daniel: The Oath: Du village voisin...Des l'enfance. Angela Denning, sop. Melbourne SO/Richard Bonynge.

  • 11th January

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  • Cavalli, Francesco: La Calisto: D'aver un consorte. Dominique Visse, alto., Gilles Ragon, ten. Concerto Vocale/Rene Jacobs.
  • Cimarosa, Domenico: La vergine del sole: Tormented by so many woes. Cecilia Bartoli, m-sop., Corrado Giuffredi, cl. I Barocchisti/Diego Fasolis.
  • Halevy, Jacques: La Juive - Il va venir. Francoise Pollet, sop. Montpellier PO/Cyril Diedrich.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Don Carlos: Spuntato ecco il di. La Scala Chorus, Milan, La Scala Orch, Milan/Claudio Abbado.
  • Wagner R: Kinderkatechismus. Vienna Boys' Choir, Vienna PO/Sir Georg Solti.
  • Puccini, Giacomo: Tosca: Recondita armonia. Fernando Corena, bass, Jussi Bjoerling, ten. Rome Opera House Orch/Erich Leinsdorf.
  • Lehar, Franz (arr. Bonynge, Richard):The Merry Widow: Love in my heart was dying. John Brecknock, ten. National PO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Nicolai, Otto: The Merry Wives of Windsor: Nun eilt herbei. Rita Streich, sop. Berlin RSO/Kurt Gaebel.

  • 4th January

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  • Lotti, Antonio (arr. Docker, Robert): Pur dicesti. David Hughes, ten. Unnamed Orch/Robert Docker.
  • Pergolesi, Giovanni: La Serva Padrona; Stizzoso, mio Stizzoso. Teresa Berganza, m-sop. Royal Opera House Orch. Covent Garden/Sir Alexander Gibson.
  • Tippett, Sir Michael: The Weeping Babe. The Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Scipione: Scoglio d'immota fronte. Lisa Saffer, sop. Philharmonia Baroque Orch/Nicholas McGegan.
  • Meyerbeer, Giacomo: Margherita D'Anjou: Oh Rabbia! Oh furore!. Alastair Miles, bass, Annick Massis, sop., Bruce Ford, ten., Daniela Barcellona, m-sop., Pauls Putnins, bass London PO/David Parry.
  • Gounod, Charles: Mireille: Mon coeur est plein d'un noir souci!. Rolando Villazon, ten. French Radio PO/Evelino Pido.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Samson and Delilah: Amour! viens aider ma faiblesse. Lauris Elms, contr. West Australian SO/Geoffrey Arnold.
  • Puccini, Giacomo: The Girl of the Golden West: Or son sei mesi. Mario del Monaco, ten., Renata Tebaldi, sop. St Cecilia Academy Orch/Franco Caracciolo.
  • Berg, Alban: Wozzeck: Dort links geht's in die Stadt…Du sollst da bleiben, Marie. Dorothea Roschmann, sop., Matthias Goerne, bass Swedish RSO/Manfred Honeck.