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David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s potent and tragic opera, Rigoletto, is conducted by Alexander Joel, with an excellent cast led by Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe and Michael Fabiano. ...

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COMING TO THE STAGE

Antonio Pappano conducts Rossini’s epic tragedy with a cast including Joyce DiDonato, Daniela Barcellona and Lawrence Brownlee in a new production for ...

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BBC Radio 3 – Dec/Jan 2017/8

Thursday 7th December 2017 – 1400
Tchaikovsky – Eugene Onegin – ROH (2016)
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano
ROH / Seymon Bychkov

Saturday 9th December 2017 – 1830
Nico Muhly – Marnie – ENO
Sasha Cooke, Daniel Okulitch, James Laing
ENO / Martyn Brabbins

Saturday 16th December 2017 – 1800
Bellini – Norma – Met Live
Angela Meade, Jamie Barton, Joseph Calleja
Met opera / Joseph Colaneri

Thursday 21st December 2017 – 1400
Chabrier – L’étoile – ROH (2016)
Christophe Mortagne, Simon Bailey, Kate Lindsey
ROH / Mark Elder

Saturday 23rd December 2017 – 1800
Mozart – Le Nozze di Figaro – Met Live
Rachel Willis-Sorensen, Christiane Karg, Luca Pisaroni
Met / Harry Bicket

Thursday 28th December 2017 – 1400
Cavalli – Erismena – Aix-en-Provence Festival 2017
Francesca Aspromonte, Carlo Vistoli, Susanna Hurrell
Cappella Mediterranea / Leonardo García Alarcón

Saturday 30th December 2017 – 1830
Bernstein / Janacek Double Bill – Trouble in Tahiti / Osud – Opera North
Trouble in Tahiti: Quirijn de Lang, Wallis Giunta, Opera North / Tobias Ringborg
Osud: Giselle Allen, John Graham-Hall, Rosalind Plowright, Opera North / Martin André

Thursday 4th January 2017 – 1400
Salinen – Castle in the Water – Savonlinna Opera Festival 2017
Tiina-Maija Koskela, Tuiji Knihtila, Jussi Myllys
Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra / Ville Matvejeff

Saturday 6th January 2017 – 1800
Rossini – Semiramide – ROH
Joyce DiDonato, Michele Pertusi, Daniela Barcellona
ROH / Antonio Pappano

Thursday 11th January 2017 – 1400
Beethoven – Fidelio – Proms 2017
Stuart Skelton, Ricarda Merbeth, James Creswell
BBC Philharmonic / Juanjo Mena

Saturday 13th January 2017
Mascagni/Leoncavallo
Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci – Metropolitan Opera
Ekaterina Semenchuk, Roberto Alagna, Željko Lučić
Metropolitan Opera House Orchestra /Nicola Luisotti

Thursday 18th January – 1400
Rossini – Moses in Egypt – Metropolitan Opera
Andrew Foster-Williams, Mandy Fredrich, Sunnyboy Dladla
Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Enrique Mazzola

Saturday 20th January
TBD

Thursday 25th Januray
TBD

Saturday 27th January
Puccini – Tosca – Metropolitan Opera
Sonya Yoncheva, Vittorio Grigolo, Bryn Terfel
Metropolitan Opera House Orchestra / James Levine

 

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