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.


25th November

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  • Glass, Philip: Einstein on the Beach. Philip Glass Ensemble .

  • 18th November

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  • Massenet: Cherubin. Frederica von Stade, msop., Samuel Ramey, bass, June Anderson, sop., Dawn Upshaw, sop., Munich Radio Orchestra and Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera/Pinchas Steinberg.

  • 11th November

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  • Graun, Carl Heinrich: Cleopatra e Cesare. Elisabeth Scholl, sop., Iris Vermillion, m-sop., Janet Williams, sop., Jeffrey Francis, ten., Klaus Hager, bass, Lynne Dawson, sop., Maria Cristina Kiehr, sop., Ralf Popken, alto, Robert Gambill, ten. Concerto Cologne, RIAS Chamber Choir/Rene Jacobs.

  • 4th November

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  • Puccini: Il Trittico. Juan Pons, bar., Mirella Freni, sop., Giuseppe Giacomini, ten., Leo Nucci, bar., Orchestra and Chorus of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino/Bruno Bartoletti

  • 28th October

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  • Ferrandini, Giovanni Battista: Catone in Utica. Florian Simson, ten., Johnny Maldonado, alto, Kobie van Rensburg, ten., Robert Crowe, sop., Sandra Moon, sop., Simone Schneider, sop. Munich Neue Hofkapelle/Christoph Hammer.

  • 21st October

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  • Britten: Gloriana. Josephine Barstow, sop., Philip Langridge, ten., Della Jones, m-sop., Jonathan Summers, bar., Orchestra and Chorus of the Welsh National Opera/Sir Charles Mackerras

  • 14th October

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  • Schreker, Franz: Der ferne Klang. Eckehard Gerboth, bar., Mathias Schulz, ten., Sally du Randt, sop., Wilhelmine Busch, m-sop. Augsburg Philharmonic, Augsburg Theatre Opera Chorus/Dirk Kaftan.

  • 7th October

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  • Massenet: Manon. Beverly Sills, sop., Gerard Souzay, bar., Nicolai Gedda, ten., Gabriel Bacquier, b-bar., Ambrosian Opera Chorus, New Philharmonia Orchestra/Julius Rudel.

  • 30th September

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  • Stanislav Moniuszko: Halka. Barbara Zagorska, sop., Ryszarda Racewicz, mezzo., Wieslaw Ochman, ten., Andrzej Hiolski, barit., Jerzy Ostapiuk, bass, Chorus and Orchestra Teatr Wielki/Robert Satanowski
  • Zemlinsky, Alexander von: Birthday of the Infanta. Beatrice Haldas, sop., Dieter Weller, bass, Inga Nielsen, sop., Kenneth Riegel, ten. Berlin RSO, RIAS Chamber Choir/Gerd Albrecht.