Opera & Song

Past Programs

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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.


17th April

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  • Donizetti: Dom Sebastien, King of Portugal. Martyn Hill, ten., Alastair Miles, bass, Vesselina Kasarova, m-sop., Simon Keenlyside, bar., John Bernays, bass, Giuseppe Filianoti, ten., Carmelo Corrado Caruso, bar., Robert Gleadow, bass, John Upperton, ten., Lee Hickenbottom, ten., Andrew Slater, bass, Nigel Cliffe, bass, ROHO/Mark Elder.

  • 10th April

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    3rd April

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  • Borodin: Prince Igor. Stefka Evstatieva, sop., Alexandrina Miltcheva, mezzo-sop., Kaludi Kaludov, ten., Boris Martinovich, bass, Nicola Ghiuselev, bass, Nicolai Ghiaurov, bass. Sofia National Opera Chorus, Sofia Festival Orchestra/Emil Tchakarov

  • 27th March

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  • Verdi: Falstaff. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, sop., Luigi Alva, ten., Rolando Panerai, bar., Tito Gobbi, bar., Nicola Zaccaria, bass, Fedora Barbieri, m-sop., Anna Moffo, sop., Nan Merriman, m-sop., Philharmonia Orch, Philharmonia Chorus/Herbert von Karajan.

  • 20th March

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  • Balada: Christopher Columbus. Jose Carreras, ten., Monserrat Caballe, sop., Carlos Chausson, bass, Stefano Palatchi, bass, Victoria Vergara, m-sop., Barcelona Gran Teatre del Liceu Orch, Barcelona Gran Teatre del Liceu Chorus/Theo Alcantara.
  • Verdi: Il corsaro. Jessye Norman, sop., Clifford Grant, bass, Jose Carreras, ten., Monserrat Caballe, sop., John Noble, bar., Ambrosian Singers, New Philharmonia Orch/Lamberto Gardelli.

  • 13th March

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  • Bellini: Norma. Renata Scotto, sop., Paul Plishka, bass, Tatiana Troyanos, m-sop., Giuseppe Giacomini, ten., National PO, Ambrosian Opera Chorus/James Levine.

  • 6th March

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  • Korngold: Die tote Stadt. Hermann Prey, bar., Patricia Clark, sop., Benjamin Luxon, bar., Rene Kollo, ten., Willi Brokmeier, ten., Gabriele Fuchs, sop., Carol Neblett, sop., Rose Wagemann, m-sop., Anton de Ridder, ten., Bavarian Radio Chorus, Munich Radio Orch/Erich Leinsdorf.
  • Korngold: Der Ring des Polykrates, Op.7. Dietrich Henschel, bar., Endrik Wottrich, ten., Beate Bilandzija, sop., Jurgen Sacher, ten., Kirsten Blanck, sop., German SO Berlin/Klauspeter Seibel.

  • 27th February

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