Back in the Groove
After cursing Bill Gates this week (it should be loads easier than it is to reinstall software onto a new hard drive when your old one fails!), I am back to opera, at last.
I still have not had time this week to check the status of the various streams, so if anyone out there is aware of a problem with any of the streams we list, please let us know....
On to the listings for this afternoon, some of which are already underway:
RADIO 4 NETHERLANDS is airing a double bill from the Holland Festival, Purcell's Timon of Athens and Galliard's Pan and Syrinx. The Swedish stations NRK ALLTID KLASSISK and NRK P2 are also carrying this program.
RADIO CLASICA DE ESPANA is running an afternoon of arias sung by new tenor sensation Rolando Villazon (I can't tell from the listing whether any of the items are "live" cuts, but this should still be an interesting introduction to this up and coming young tenor).
Bayreuth rebroadcasts for today: SVERIGES RADIO P2 (from Sweden) -- Parsifal. RADIO OESTERREICH INTERNATIONAL -- Tannhäuser.
From BBC RADIO 3 comes a Proms concert featuring Luciano Berio's final work, Stanze, and Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, with Andreas Schmidt, Yvonne Naef and Anthony Dean Griffey, Christoph Eschenbach conducting.
DEUTSCHLANDRADIO is rebroadcastings the Glyndebourne performance from is past May of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, with Lisa Milne as Pamina, Pavol Breslik as Tamino, Cornelia Götz as Queen of the Night, Peter Rose as Zarastro, Jonathan Lemalu as Papageno and Claire Ormshaw as Papagena, Vladimir Jurowski conducting.
DR P2 (Copenhagen, Denmark) is airing a performance of Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande from Musikhuset Aarhus.
NPR's WORLD OF OPERA (carried by a multitude of stations) features a performance of Bellini's Norma from Washington National Opera. with Hasmik Papian (Norma); Irina Mishura (Adalgisa); Richard Margison (Pollione); Kyle Ketelsen (Oroveso).
RADIO CANADA CHAINE CULTURELLE (French CBC) is rebroadcasting a performance of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux with Edita Gruberova, Paolo Gavanelli and Zoran Todorovich.
WMCE is airing a 1968 Robert le Diable with Renata Scotto.
WICR (Indianapolis, Indiana) is broadcasting Albert Roussel's Padmavati from 1969 (London Coliseum) with Rita Gorr, Albert Lance, Gerard Souzay, and Jean Barbié, Jean Martinon conducting.
RADIO TRE (RAI) is carrying a perfoamnce from the Ravenna Festival of Richard Strauss' Salome, with Sue Patchell, Albert Dohmen, John Dickie and Margaret Hintermeier, Peter Schneider conducting.