more broadcasts…

first up, music for the evening:

that was the tune that immediately hooked me to “opera” path… actually the more i listen, the more i’m amazed with her tone.
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la favorite

to continue with the theme “work hard to party hard”, i shall skip the free mozart marathon concert across campus today and camp in the office to continue with project to Donizetti’s “La Favorite“, courtesy of vivalavoce. here’s link to radio broadcast today. didn’t know she sang this role as late as in 2006!  Here’s synopsislibretto en francais, and an entire ebook libretto + music scores free from University of California’s library in English & Italian.

Do swing by to check their amazing schedule of opera-at-8 for March!!
Some highlights include Bellini’s Beatrice di Tenda with Kasarova and Gruberova, Handel’s Ariodante with ASvO and Lynne Dawson + Minkowski, Vivaldi’s Motezuma with Mijannovic and Beaumont and Basso and Il Complesso Barocco, Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Gruberova, Vivaldi’s Ercole sul Termodonte with Genaux + DiDonato + Biondi + Ciofi + Damrau + …

and while we wait until 8pm EST, a tune invaded my head since 3pm today, here’s music to start the evening…

vivalavoce highlights – oct 2011

it has been a while since i write about vivalavoce, mainly because they have been re-running a lot of their operas. However, thanks to a reminder by Smorgy, i have just a quick look, and there are a few coming up totally worth listening in:

October 14
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)
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may 2011 on vivalavoce

I haven’t had time to check the whole schedule yet, but this is one not to be missed:

May 11, 8PM EST
Antonio Vivaldi: Motezuma

Vito Priante [Motezuma] | Marijana Mijanovic [Mitrena] | Roberta Invernizzi (soprano) [Teutile] | Maite Beaumont [Fernando] | Romina Basso [Ramiro] | Inga Kalna [Asprano] | Il Complesso Barocco | Alan Curtis (conductor)

full schedule is here.

march 2011, vivalavoce highlights

The schedule was out 3 days ago, but i’m quite delayed in posting. here are some hightlights from vivalavoce. (It seems they have in their library lots of recordings with Anne Sofie von Otter, Agnes Baltsa, Marias Callas, Placido Domingo, etc. I was curious why I don’t see many recordings with Barbara Bonney for example. Did she not have many opera recordings?) They’re also repeating many recordings, possibly due to not having the budget to buy new ones. all the same, truly lovely music. let’s hope their budget won’t shrink too much next year due to the proposed cut fundings. speaking of which, i should go over there and donate some.

March 5
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)

March 6
Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio (i recently fell in love with the recording of Nina Stemme and Jonas Kaufmann of this work)

Hildegard Behrens (soprano) [Leonore] | Peter Hofmann (tenor) [Florestan] | Hans Sotin [Rocco] | Theo Adam (bass) [Don Pizarro] | Sona Ghazarian [Marzelline] | David Kuebler [Jaquino] | Gwynne Howell [Don Fernando] | Robert Johnson [Erster Gefangener] | Philip Kraus [Zweiter Gefangener] | Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus | Sir Georg Solti (conductor)
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Der R on vivalavoce (and more)

a reminder: today, 20h EST, on vivalavoce:
February 22
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf [Die Feldmarschallin] | Otto Edelmann [Der Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau] | Christa Ludwig [Octavian] | Eberhard Wächter [Herr von Faninal] | Teresa Stich-Randall [Sophie] | Ljuba Welitsch [Marianne] | Paul Kuen [Valzacchi] | Kerstin Meyer [Annina] | Nicolai Gedda [Ein Sänger] | Philharmonia Chorus | Loughton High School for Girls & Bancroft’s School | Philharmonia Orchestra | Herbert von Karajan (conductor)

click here for windows media player and here for vlc/winamp.

finale of same recording:

if Der R is not your cup-o-tea (what?!!), you can also listen to “La Traviata”. details here.

it looks like one way or another, i’ll miss the first act, aaargh . too many cool events around. first i found out there’s a FREE 2.5hr salsa class on this campus from 7-9.30pm. Then, at the same place, there’s this talk, which i think will end up going to. The capture button will be set in motion, but for sure i’ll show up at 9pm to catch the rose presentation and the rest.

gluck orfeo on vivalavoce today

Today February 11 @8PM EST on vivalavoce
(update: links provided 2 min ago were wrong, now correct at 20h02 EST)

Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice

Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano) [Orfeo] | Margaret Marshall (soprano) [Euridice] | Edita Gruberova [Amore] | Ambrosian Opera Chorus | Philharmonia Orchestra | Riccardo Muti (conductor)

click here for vlc player
click here for window media player

kasarova on vivalavoce

update 16-Dec-2010:
i couldn’t find the aria in french on youtube (for very obvious reason after i attempted to upload the aria), so here’s the 3rd attempt. it’s an absolutely great recording all around and worth buying. click on CC to see the subtitles which i managed to put in. unfortunately the video is blocked in germany.

the text is quite different than the italian version (with subtitles) (again thanks Smorgy).
today 13-Dec-2010, at 5pm PST, 8pm EST, 1am(+1) GMT, 2am(+1) CET
click here for windows media player and here for vlc/winamp players.
here’s link to libretto (en francais).
(update 17h17 PST: oops, links were wrong originally, now fixed.)

December 13
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)

here‘s a clip “O mio Fernando” from the opera (thanks Smorgy)
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Orphée et Euridice on vivalavoce

with a tenor.
Tues 07-Dec-2010, 5PM PST, 8PM EST (now)
click here (windows) or here (vlc, winamp).

la clemenza di tito–currently playing

at vivalavoce, click here (for window media player) or here (for vlc, winamp) to listen in

Fri Dec 03, 2010, at 5PM Pacific Time, 8PM Eastern Standard time, 1AM (nextday) UK time, 2AM Central Europe time

December 3
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito

Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) [Tito Vespasiano] | Julia Varady (soprano) [Vitellia] | Sylvia McNair [Servilia] | Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano) [Sesto] | Catherine Robbin [Annio] | Cornelius Hauptmann (bass) [Publio] | The Monteverdi Choir | The English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)