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.


23rd May

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  • RADIOTHON - Operatic highlights

  • 16th May

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    9th May

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  • Rossini: Willian Tell. Thomas Hampson, bar., Giuseppe Sabbatini, ten., Nancy Gustafson, sop., Egils Silins, b.bar., Choir and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera/Fabio Luisi.

  • 2nd May

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  • Puccini: Il Tabarro. Neil Shicoff, ten., Roberto Alagna, ten., Angela Gheorghiu, sop., Maria Guleghina, sop., Carlo Guelfi, bar., London SO, London Voices/Antonio Pappano.
  • Puccini: Suor Angelica. Felicity Palmer, sop., Bernadette Manca di Nissa, m-sop., Cristina Gallardo-Domas, sop., Philharmonia Orch, London Voices, Tiffin Boys' Choir/Antonio Pappano.
  • Puccini: Gianni Schicchi from Il Trittico. Felicity Palmer, sop., Roberto Alagna, ten., Jose Van Dam, bass-baritone, Angela Gheorghiu, sop., Luigi Roni, bass, London SO/Antonio Pappano.
  • Wolf-Ferrari: Susanna's Secret. Maria Chiara, sop., Bernd Weikl, bar., Omar Godknow, spkr., ROHO/Lamberto Gardelli.

  • 25th April

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  • Verdi: Macbeth, Sherrill Milnes, bar., Christa Ludwig, m-sop., Carlo Cossutta, ten., Vienna State Opera Chorus,Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Karl Bohm.

  • 18th April

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  • Schumann: Genoveva. Rodney Gilfry, barit., Oliver Widmer, bass-barit., Ruth Ziesak, sop., Deon van der Walt, ten., Marjana Lipovsek, contralto, Thomas Quasthof, bass-barit., Arnold Shconberg Choir Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Nicholas Harnoncourt

  • 11th April

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  • Marschner: Der Vampyr, Arleen Auger, sop., Donald Grobe, ten., Roland Hermann, bar., Trudeliese Schmidt, m-sop., Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Fritz Rieger.

  • 4th April

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  • Janacek: Jenufa. Elizabeth Soderstrom, sop., Wieslav Ochman, ten., Petr Dvorsky, ten., Eva Randova, mezzo., Lucia Popp, sop., Vienna State Opera Chorus and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Charles Mackerras
  • Linke: Frau Luna. Annelise Rothenberger, sop., Kurt Wehofschitz, ten., Otto Albrecht, barit., Northwest German Radio Chorus and Hamburg Radio Orchestra/Wilhelm Stephan.

  • 28th March

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  • Rossini: La Cenerentola, Joyce DiDonato, M-sop., Jose Zapata, ten., Paolo Bordogna, bar., Prague Chamber Choir, SWR Radio Orchestra Kaiserslautern/Alberto Zedda.