vivalavoce highlights, Feb 2012

currently listening to:

fabbulous singing from Gruberova (unmistakeable) + Francisco Araiza (guessing to be the main tenor singing) and Agnes Baltsa (could have confused her voice with the other mezzo, am not that familiar yet with her voice to just recognize it). Also have no clue yet what it’s about… but fantastic music!

Actually i missed re-listening to Alcina which was on Feb 2… but some (re)broadcasts to listen in at 8PM EST. Here’s the whole list of their opera-at-8 program.

February 9
Jacques-François-Fromental-Élie Halévy: La Juive
José Carreras (tenor) [Eléazar] | Julia Varady (soprano) [Rachel] | Dalmacio Gonzales [Léopold] | June Anderson [La Princesse Eudoxie] | Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass) [Le Cardinal de Brogni] | René Massis [Ruggiero] | Renè Schirrer [Albert] | Ambrosian Opera Chorus | Philharmonia Orchestra | Antonio de Almeida (conductor)

February 13
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les Indes Galantes
Claron McFadden [Hébé; Zima] | Jérôme Corréas [Bellone; Alidoro] | Isabelle Poulenard [L’Amour; Phani] | Nicolas Rivneq [Osman; Adario] | Miriam Ruggeri [Émilie] | Howard Crook [Valère; Damon] | Bernard Delétré [Huascar; Don Alvar] | Jean-Paul Fouchécourt [Don Carlos; Tacmas] | Sandrine Piau [Zaïre] | Noémi Rime [Fatime] | Les Arts Florissants Chœurs et Orchestre | William Christie (conductor)

February 18
George Frideric Handel: Agrippina
Alexandrina Pendatchanska [Agrippina] | Jennifer Rivera [Nerone] | Sunhae Im [Poppea] | Bejun Mehta [Ottone] | Marcos Fink [Claudio] | Neal Davies [Pallante] | Dominique Visse [Narciso] | Daniel Schmutzhard [Lesbo] | Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin | René Jacobs (conductor)

February 22
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte
Renée Fleming (soprano) [Fiordiligi] | Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) [Dorabella] | Olaf Bär (baritone) [Guglielmo] | Frank Lopardo (tenor) [Ferrando] | Adelina Scarabelli [Despina] | Michele Pertusi [Don Alfonso] | London Voices [Soldiers, servants, mariners] | Sir Georg Solti (conductor)

February 25
Gaetano Donizetti: La Favorite
Anthony Michaels-Moore [Alphonse XI] | Vesselina Kasarova [Léonor de Guzman] | Abbie Furmansky [Inès] | Ramon Vargas [Fernand] | Carlo Colombara [Balthazar] | Francesco Piccoli [Don Gaspar] | Lorenz Fehenberger [Un seigneur] | Bavarian Radio Chorus | Münchner Rundfunkorchester | Marcello Viotti (conductor)

This last recording, i’ve always tuned in (it will be the 4th time they broadcast this.) really like. You can sample it here (hit cc for subtitle, blocked in germany).

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About thả diều
writing-challenged opera-addict

4 Responses to vivalavoce highlights, Feb 2012

  1. yvette says:

    Dear Thà diêu, this is a very interesting link I did not know. The first is an absolute must being Donizetti’s view of the bloody English history of the Queens! and the last one, with your upload, is another absolute must. But I also appreciate La Juive with such a cast! So.. this is great!

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  2. thả diều says:

    hi Yvette and Eyes! actually the timing of opera-at-8 might be not convenient for you coz it’s 8PM EST :-). However, they’re rebroadcasting everything 1 month after at 3AM EST to accommodate listeners from other parts of the world. I was just looking at the list of the encore, there’s a couple by a Dutch mezzo, Cécile van de Sant, who I don’t know yet, but seems we should listen in. She’s singing Sesto (Feb 21) and Farnace (Feb 29) <– (!!) it's a leap year!! There's also Röschmann on Feb 26 in Handel's Giustino.

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  3. I had not heard of this broadcast either – thank you!

    I can vouch for the Giustino with Roschmann – I have the recording, and it’s a lot of fun. (I’m also curious about Mitridate, rè di Ponto on Feb 29, since I’ve never heard the whole thing and would like to).

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