Enjoy the experience of a night out at the opera. At least one complete opera is featured in each four-hour program (plus excerpts as time permits), using great recordings of the best and most popular works from centuries past as well as today’s masterpieces.


24th February

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  • Handel: Xerxes (Serse). Carolyn Watkinson, m.sop., Ortrun Wenkel, cont., Barbara Hendricks, sop., Ulrik Cold, bass, Ensemble Vocal Jean Bridier, La Grande et la Chambre du Roy/Jean-Claude Malgiore.

  • 17th February

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  • Donizetti, Gaetano: The Mayor of Saardam. Irina Dubrovskaya, sop., Aya Wakizono, m-sop., Juan Francesco Gatell, ten, Giorgio Caoduro, barit., Andrea Concetti, bass. Orchestra and Chors Donizetti Opera/Roberto Rizzi Brignoli
  • Donizetti, Gaetano: La Zingara. Manuela Custer, sop. Rosita Ramini, m-sop., Massimiliiano Colaianni, ten., Domenico Colaianni, barit. Bratislava Chamber Choir, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia/Arnold Bosman

  • 10th February

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  • Janacek: Jenufa. Libuse Domaninska, sop., Nadezda Kniplova. sop., Vilem Pribyl, ten., Ivo Zidek, ten., Chorus and Orchestra of the National Theatre, Prague/Bohumil Gregor.

  • 3rd February

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  • Herold, Louis-Ferdinand: Le Pre aux Clercs. Marie-Eve Munger, sop., Jeanne Crousaud, sop., Marie Lenormand, m-sop., Michael Spyres, ten., Eric Huchet, ten.,Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, ten., Christian Helmer, barit., Chorus and Orchestra Gulbenkian/Paul McCreesh

  • 27th January

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  • Korngold: Die tote Stadt. Carol Neblett, sop., Rene Kollo, ten., Hermann Prey, bar., Benjamin Luxon, bar., Bavarian Radio Chorus, Munich Radio Orchestra/Erich Leinsdorf.

  • 20th January

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  • Gretry, Andre-Modeste: La Caravane du Caire. Isabelle Zelime, sop. Greta de Reyghere, sop., Guy de Mey, ten., Gilles Ragon, ten., Philippe Huttenlocher, barit., Jules Bastin, bass. Namur Chamber Chorus and Ricercar Academy/Marc Minkowski

  • 13th January

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  • Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots. Joan Sutherland, sop., Gabriel Bacquier, bar., Martina Arroyo, sop., Nicola Ghiuselev, bass, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, New Philharmonia Orchestra/Richard Bonynge

  • 6th January

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  • Dargomyzhsky: The Stone Guest. Tamara Milashkina, sop., Tamara Sinyavskaya, mezzo-sop., Vladimir Atlanov, ten., Vladimir Valaitis, barit., Alexander Vedernikov, bass. Vladimir Philippov, bass. The Bolshoi Theatre Symphony Male Chorus and Orchestra
  • Janacek, Leos: The Makropoulos Affair. Libuse Prylova, sop., Helene Tattermuschova, m-sop., Ivo Zidek, ten., Premsyl Koci, barit., Karel Berman, bass-barit., prague National Chorus and Orchestra/Bohumil Gregor.