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


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.

  • 28th December

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  • Handel, George Frederic: Ariodante: Volate, amori. Patricia Petibon, sop. Venice Baroque Orch/Andrea Marcon.
  • Pacini, Giovanni: Annetta e Lucindo: Fra l'orror di notte oscura. Eiddwen Harrhy, sop., Geoffrey Dolton, bass, John Cashmore, bass, Paul Nilon, ten. Philharmonia Orch/David Parry.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Attila: Mentre gonfiarsi l'anima. Jose Van Dam, bass-baritone Loire PO/Marc Soustrot.
  • Schubert, Franz: Alfonso and Estrella: Schon wenn es beginnt zu tagen. Jonas Kaufmann, ten. Mahler CO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Manfredini, Francesco: Carlo Magno: You believe me to be bound. Cecilia Bartoli, m-sop. I Barocchisti/Diego Fasolis.
  • Smetana, Bedrich: Bartered Bride - Endlich allein. Sena Jurinac, sop. Philharmonia Orch/Warwick Braithwaite.
  • Brahms; Die Mainacht Op 43 no 2. Hermann Prey, Pianist Karl Engel
  • Handel; Rinaldo; Suzie Leblanc and Daniel Taylor; Individual players conducted by Stephen Stubbs

  • 21st December

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Christmas Cantata, BWV63: Christen, alzet diesen Tag. Concentus Musicus Vienna/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Locklair, Dan: Angel Song. Gillian McNaughton, org. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Christopher Watson.
  • Britten, Benjamin: A hymn to the Virgin. Michael Bloss, org. Elora Festival Singers/Noel Edison.
  • Ave Maria. Kathleen Battle, sop. Boys' Choir of Harlem, New York Choral Artists, Orch of St Luke's/Leonard Slatkin.
  • Traditional (arr. Palmer, Alex):Coventry Carol. Madison Nonoa, sop. Australian Brandenburg Orch, Brandenburg Choir/Paul Dyer.
  • Praetorius, Michael: Joseph, lieber Joseph mein. Viva Voce .
  • Handel, George Frederic: Messiah: There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Field/Glory to God. Gundula Janowitz, sop. Munich Bach Choir, Munich Bach Orch/Karl Richter.
  • Gounod, Charles: St. Cecilia Mass: Sanctus. Jessye Norman, sop. Children's Choir of Maitrise of Paris, Ile de France Vittoria Regional Choir, Lyon Opera Orch/Lawrence Foster.
  • Reger, Max: Maria Wiegenlied, Op.76/52. Anne Sofie von Otter, m-sop.
  • Schubert, Franz: Mille cherubini in coro. Roberto Alagna, ten. London Oratory Junior Choir, London SO, New London Children's Choir, St.John's Choir/Robin Smith.
  • Traditional: Day Full of Grace. Marianne Mellnas, sop.

  • 14th December

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  • Vivaldi, Antonio: La Fida Ninfa, RV714: Cosi Sugl' Occhi Miei. Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contr., Philippe Jaroussky, alto., Sandrine Piau, sop., Veronica Cangemi, sop. Ensemble Matheus/Jean-Christophe Spinosi.
  • Donizetti, Gaetano:La favorita: O mio Fernando. Lauris Elms, contr. West Australian SO/Geoffrey Arnold.
  • LTA - 1st aria by Cameron Sibly
  • LTA - 2nd aria by Cameron Sibly
  • INTERVIEW - Cameron Sibly
  • Berlioz, Hector (arr. Hazell, Chris):Les Troyens: O blonde Ceres. Juan Diego Florez, ten. Bologna Theatre Orch/Roberto Abbado.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: La forza del destino: In heileger Stunde. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar., Jess Thomas, ten. Berlin RSO/Hans Lowlein.
  • Halevy, Jacques: La Juive - Il va venir. Francoise Pollet, sop. Montpellier PO/Cyril Diedrich.
  • Gounod, Charles:La Reine de Saba: Faiblesse de la race humaine!..Inspirez-moi, race divine. Roberto Alagna, ten. London Orch/Yvan Cassar.
  • Puccini, Giacomo: La Rondine: Parigi! e la citta dei desideri. Jose Cura, ten. Philharmonia Orch/Placido Domingo.

  • 7th December

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  • 30th November

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  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus:Il re pastore, K208: Aer tranquillo e di sereni. Emma Kirkby, sop. Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Rossini, Gioachino: La Cenerentola: Siete voi? ...Questo a un nodo avviluppato. Dora Carral, sop., Giuletta Simionato, m-sop., Miti Truccato Pace, m-sop., Paolo Montarsolo, bass, Sesto Bruscantini, bar., Ugo Benelli, ten. Florence May Festival Orch/Oliviero de Fabritiis.
  • LTA - 1st Aria by Stephen Marsh
  • LTA - 2nd aria by Stephen Marsh
  • INTERVIEW WITH STEPHEN MARSH
  • Puccini, Giacomo: Il Tabarro : Come e difficile esser felice!. Cheryl Barker, sop., Peter Coleman-Wright, bar. Tasmanian SO/Martin Andre.
  • Verdi, Giuseppe: Il trovatore: Il balen ... Qual suono!. Robert Merrill, bar. New SO/Sir Edward Downes.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Jeanne d'Arc: Adieu, forets. Sally-Anne Russell, m-sop. Adelaide SO/Nicholas Milton.
  • Gershwin, George: It Ain't Necessarily So fr. Porgy & Bess. Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone Swedish Radio Choir, Swedish RSO/Paul Daniel.

  • 23rd November

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