World of Opera

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World of Opera with host Lisa Simeone brings you the world of tragedy and triumph, passion and seduction, intrigue and disaster, jealousies and dreams - the world of opera - every week.

World of Opera features the best in opera performances from around the world, both historical and contemporary.

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Classical
1:00 am
Sat September 28, 2013

October 4, 2013

Benjamin Britten: Gloriana
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

Royal Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Paul Daniel, conductor

CAST:  Susan Bullock (Queen Elizabeth I); Toby Spence (Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex); Patricia Bardon (Countess of Essex); Mark Stone (Lord Mountjoy); Kate Royal (Penelope); Peter Coleman-Wright (Sir Robert Cecil); Clive Bayley (Sir Walter Raleigh)

Classical
1:00 am
Sat September 21, 2013

September 27, 2013

Giuseppe Verdi: I Masnadieri
La Fenice, Venice

La Fenice Orchestra and Chorus
Daniele Rustioni, conductor

CAST:  Andeka Gorrotxategui (tenor); Maria Agresta (Amalie); Artur Rucinski (Francesco); Giacomo Prestia (Count Moor); Cristiano Olivieri (Arminio); Antonio Feltracco (Rolla); Cristian Saitta (Moser)

Classical
1:00 am
Sat September 14, 2013

September 20, 2013

Gioachino Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri
 Teatro Regio, Turin

Teatro Regio Orchestra and Chorus
Daniele Rustioni, conductor

CAST:  Daniela Pini (Isabella); Antonio Siragusa (Lindoro); Lorenzo Regazzo (Mustafà); Linda Campanella (Elvira); Roberto de Candia (Taddeo); Alessia Nadin (Zulma)

The plot is more than a little bit silly -- not to mention politically incorrect in the extreme!  But nobody did wackiness better, more beautifully, or with a finer instinct for pure comedy than Rossini displays in this sparkling score.

Classical
1:00 am
Sat September 7, 2013

September 13, 2013

Giacomo Puccini: Madame Butterfly
Grand Liceu Theatre, Barcelona

Liceu Orchestra and Chorus
Josep Pons, conductor

CAST:  Hui He (Butterfly); Roberto Alagna (Pinkerton); Jossie Pérez (Suzuki); Giovanni Meoni (Sharpless); Vicente Ombuena (Goro); Roberto Accurso (Prince Yamadori); Levgueni Orlov (The Bonze); Joan Josep Ramos (Yakuside ); Claudia Schneider (Kate Pinkerton); Theodore Rulfs (Imperial Commisioner)

Classical
1:00 am
Sat August 31, 2013

September 6, 2013

G. F. Handel: Agrippina
Flemish Opera, Ghent
Flemish Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Paul McCreesh, conductor

CAST:  Ann Hallenberg (Agrippina); Renata Pokupić (Nerone); Joao Fernandes (Pallas); José Lemos (Narcissus); Gevorg Grigoryan (Lesbo); Kirstina Hammarström (Ottone); Elena Tsallagova (Poppea); Umberto Chiummo (Claudio); Marija Jokovic (Juno)

Classical
1:00 am
Sat August 24, 2013

August 30, 2013

Gioachino Rossini: The lady of the Lake
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

Royal Opera Orchestra and Chorus 
Michele Mariotti, conductor

CAST:  Joyce DiDonato (Elena); Juan Diego Flórez (Uberto); Simon Orfila (Douglas); Colin Lee (Rodrigo); Daniela Barcellona

Classical
1:00 am
Sat August 17, 2013

August 23, 2013

Giuseppe Verdi: A Masked Ball
Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm

Royal Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Pier Giorgio Morandi, conductor

CAST:  Andrea Caré (Gustavo, King of Sweden); Emma Vetter (Amelia); Frederik Zetterström (Ankarström); Marianne Hellgren Staykov (Oscar); Susanne Resmark (Ulrica); Magnus Kyhle (Judge); Anton Eriksson (Christian); John Erik Eleby (Ribbing); Lennart Forsén (Horn)

Classical
1:00 am
Sat August 10, 2013

August 16, 2013

Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman
 Teatro San Carlo, Naples

Teatro San Carlo Orchestra and Chorus
Stefan Anton Reck, conductor

CAST:  Juha Uusitalo (Dutchman); Elisabete Matos (Senta); Stanislav Shvets (Daland); Will Hartmann (Erik); Elena Zilio (Mary); Enzo Peroni (Steersman)

Perhaps Wagner's most straightforward and approachable opera, The Flying Dutchman is presented here in a version which, unlike the one-act original, comes complete with an intermission!

Classical
1:00 am
Sat August 3, 2013

August 9, 2013

Gioachino Rossini: William Tell
Netherlands Opera House, Amsterdam 
GIOACHINO ROSSINI: William Tell

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Netherlands Opera Chorus
Paolo Carignani, conductor

CAST:  Nicola Alaimo (William Tell); Helena Rasker (Hedwige); Eugénie Warnier (Jemmy); Marina Rebeka (Mathilde); John Osborn (Arnold Melchtal); Patrick Bolleire (Melchtal); Christian Van Horn (Gessler); Marco Spotti (Walter Furst)

Classical
1:00 am
Sat July 27, 2013

August 2, 2013

Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

Royal Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Antonio Pappano, conductor

CAST:  Ferruccio Furlanetto (King Philip II); Jonas Kaufmann (Don Carlo); Mariusz Kwiecien (Rodriqo); Anja Harteros (Elisabeth de Valois); Béatrice Uria-Monzon (Eboli); Eric Halfvarson (Grand Inquisitor)

Classical
1:00 am
Sat July 20, 2013

July 26, 2013


W. A. Mozart:  Cosí fan tutte
Teatro Real, Madrid
Teatro Real Orchestra and Chorus
Sylvain Cambreling, conductor

CAST:  Annett Fritsch (Fiordiligi); Paola Gardina (Dorabella); Andreas Wolf (Guglielmo); Juan Francisco Gatell (Ferrando); Kerstin Avemo (Despina); William Shimell (Don Alfonso)

Classical
1:00 am
Sat July 13, 2013

July 19, 2013

 


Amilcare Ponchielli:  La Gioconda 
Bastille Opera, Paris
Paris National Opera Orchestra and Chorus 
Daniel Oren, conductor

CAST:  Violeta Urmana (Gioconda); Marcelo Alvarez (Enzo); Luciana D'Intino (Laura); Maria José Montiel (La Cieca); Claudio Sgura (Barnaba); Orlin Anastassov (Alvise Badoero)

Ponchielli's masterpiece, a drama of politics, passion and murder, is so over-the-top sensational that you can't help but love it -- one of opera's most delicious "guilty pleasures."

Classical
1:00 am
Sat July 6, 2013

July 12, 2013

P. I. Tchaikovsky:  Eugene Onegin
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Royal Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Robin Ticciati, conductor

CAST:  Simon Keenlyside (Eugene Onegin); Krassimira Stoyanova (Tatyana); Pavol Breslik (Lensky); Peter Rose (Prince Gremin); Elena Maximova (Olga); Diana Montague (Larina); Kathleen Wilkinson (Flilppyenvna); Michel de Souza (Captain); Jihoon Kim (Zaretsky); Christophe Mortagne (Triquet)

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Classical
1:00 am
Sat June 29, 2013

July 5, 2013


Gaetano Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia
La Monnaie, Brussels
La Monnaie Orchestra and Chorus
Julian Reynolds, conductor


Elena Mosuc (Lucrezia Borgia); Charles Castronovo (Gennaro); Silvia Tro Santafé (Maffio Orsini); Paul Gay (Duke of Ferrara); Roberto Covatta (Jeppo Liverotto); Tijl Faveyts (Don Apostolo Gazella); Jean-Luc Ballestra (Ascanio Petrucci); Stefan Cifolelli (Oloferno Vitellozzo); Carlo Bosi (Rustighello); Jean Teitgen (Gubetta); Justin Hopkins (Astolfo)

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Classical
1:00 am
Sat June 22, 2013

June 28, 2013


Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff
La Scala, Milan
La Scala Orchestra and Chorus
Daniel Harding, conductor


CAST: Ambrogio Maestri (Falstaff); Fabio Capitanucci (Ford); Barbara Frittoli (Alice Ford); Irina Lungu (Nannetta); Laura Polverelli (Meg Page); Daniela Barcellona (Mistress Quickly); Francesco Demuro (Fenton); Caro Bosi (Dr. Caius); Riccardo Botta (Bardolph); Alessandro Guerzoni (Pistol)

Classical
1:00 am
Sat June 15, 2013

June 21, 2013


Domencio Cimarosa: Il Matrimonio Segreto (The Secret Marriage)
Royal Theater, Turin
Royal Theater Orchestra and Chorus
Francesco Pasqualetti, conductor


CAST: Barbara Bargnesi (Carolina); Paolo Bordogna (Sir Geronimo); Erika Grimaldi (Elisetta); Emanuele D'Auganno (Paolino); Roberto de Candia (Count Robinson); Chiara Amarù (Fidalma)

Classical
1:00 am
Sat June 8, 2013

June 14, 2013


Richard Strauss: Capriccio
Paris National Opera, Palais Garnier
Paris National Opera Orchestra
Philippe Jordan, conductor


CAST: Michaela Kaune (Countess); Michaela Schuster (La Clairon); Joseph Kaiser (Flamand); Adrian Eröd (Olivier); Bo Skovhus (Count); Peter Rose (La Roche); Ryland Davies (Monsier Taupe)

Classical
1:00 am
Sat June 1, 2013

June 7, 2013


Antonin Dvorak: Rusalka
Göteborg Opera, Sweden
Göteborg Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Olaf Henzold, conductor


CAST: Elisabet Strid (Rusalka); Nikolai Schukoff (Prince); Anders Lorentzson (Vodník); Annalena Persson (Foreign Princess); Susanne Resmark (Jezibaba); Eva-Lotta Ohlsson, Mia Karlsson, Erika Sax (Wood Sprites); Henrik Andersson (Hunter)

Classical
1:00 am
Sat May 25, 2013

May 31, 2013


Giacomo Meyerbeer: Robert le Diable (Robert the Devil)
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus
Daniel Oren, conductor


CAST: Bryan Mymel (Robert); Patrizia Ciofi (Isabelle); John Relyea (Bertram); Marina Poplavskaya (Alice); Jean-Francois Borras (Raimbaut); Nicolas Courjal (Alberti)

Classical
1:00 am
Sat May 18, 2013

May 24, 2013

Philip Glass: Kepler
Spoleto Festival USA
Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra
Westminster Choir
John Kennedy, conductor


CAST: John Hancock (Kepler); Anne-Carolyn Bird, Leah Wool, Kathryn Krasovec, Gregory Schmidt, Dan Kempson, Matt Boehler (Scholars)

In an encore presentation, the American stage premiere of Philip Glass's dynamic new drama, rooted in the life and inspirational ideas of the 17-century mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler.

Classical
1:00 am
Sat May 11, 2013

May 17, 2013

Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus

Antonio Pappano, conductor

CAST: Bryn Terfel (Wotan); Wolfgang Koch (Alberich); Stig Anderson (Loge); Sarah Connolly (Fricka); Gerhard Siegel (Mime); Ann Petersen (Freia); Peter Coleman-Wright (Donner); Andrew Rees (Froh); Maria Radner (Erda); Iain Paterson (Fasolt); Eric Halfvarson (Fafner); Nadine Livingston (Woglinde); Kai Rüütel (Wellgunde); Harriet Williams (Flosshilde)

Classical
1:00 am
Sat May 4, 2013

May 10, 2013

Jacques Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffman
Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona
Liceu Orchestra and Chorus
Stéphane Denève, conductor

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Classical
1:00 am
Sat April 27, 2013

May 3, 2013

Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut
La Monnaie Theatre, Brussels
La Monnaie Orchestra and Chorus
Carlo Rizzi, conductor


CAST: Eva-Maria Westbroek (Manon Lescaut); Brandon Jovanovich (Chevalier des Grieux); Giovanni Furlanetto (Geronte); Aris Argiris (Lescaut); Julien Dran (Edmondo); Alexander Kravits (Dancing Master/Lamplighter)

Classical
1:00 am
Sat April 20, 2013

April 26, 2013

Gaetano Donizetti: La Favorite
Champs-Elysées Theatre, Paris
National Orchestra of France, Radio France Chorus
Paolo Arrivabeni, conductor


CAST: Alice Coote (Léonor de Guzman); Judith Gauthier (Inès); Marc Laho (Fernand); Ludovic Tézier (Alphonse XI); Carlo Colombara (Balthazar); Loic Felix (Don Gaspar)

Classical
1:00 am
Sat April 13, 2013

April 19, 2013

Antonin Dvorak: Armida
National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, Ostrava
National Moravian-Silesian Theatre Orchestra and Chorus
Robert Jindra, conductor

CAST: Dana Buresová (Armida); Tomás Cerný (Rinald); David Szendiuch (Petr); Martin Gurbal (King Hydraot); Ulf Paulsen (Ismen); Martin Bárta (Bohumir); Peter Svetlik (Dudo); Martin Srejma (Sven); Matej Chadima (Gernand); Ondrej Koplik (Roger); Roman Vlkovic (Ubald); Martin Stolba (Muezzin); Marianna Pillárova (Siren)

Classical
1:00 am
Sat April 6, 2013

April 12, 2013

Giuseppe Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani
Vienna State Opera
Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

CAST: Angela Meade (Elena); Gregory Kunde (Arrigo); Gabriele Viviani (Guido de Montforte); Ferruccio Furlanetto (Giovanni da Procida); Alexandru Moisiuc (Bethune); Alisa Kolosova (Ninette); Hans Peter Kammerer (Vaudemont); Marian Talaba (Danieli); Carlos Osuna (Tebaldo)

Classical
1:00 am
Sat March 30, 2013

April 5, 2013

Giuseppe Verdi: Nabucco
La Scala, Milan 

La Scala Orchestra and Chorus 
Nicola Luisotti, conductor

CAST: Leo Nucci (Nabucco); Liudmyla Monastyrska (Abigaille); Veronica Simeoni (Fenena); Alexander Antonenko (Ismaele); Vitaly Kovalyov (Zaccaria); Tatyana Ryaguzova (Anna); Giuseppe Veneziano (Abdallo); Ernesto Panariello (High Priest of Baal)

Classical
1:00 am
Sat March 23, 2013

March 29, 2013

Special: Bach's St. Matthew Passion by the Handel and Hayden Society

Directed by Harry Christophers, this masterpiece combines the sounds of a double orchestra, a double choir, and a chorus of soloists to tell the story of Christ’s crucifixion from different characters’ perspectives.

Classical
1:00 am
Sat March 16, 2013

March 22, 2013

Vincenzo Bellini: Il Pirata 
Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona 

Liceu Symphony Orchestra and Chorus 
Antonino Fogliani, conductor

CAST: Mariella Devia (Imogene); Gregory Kunde (Gualtiero); Vladimir Stoyanov (Ernesto); Vicenc Esteve (Itulbo); Fernando Radó (Goffredo); Elena Copons (Adele)

Regarded by many as the first truly Romantic Italian opera, Il Pirata was also Bellini's first indisputable hit, beginning a career that soon saw him threatening Rossini as Italy's most popular opera composer.

Classical
1:00 am
Sat March 9, 2013

March 15, 2013

Modest Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina
Bastille Opera, Paris 

Paris National Opera Orchestra and Chorus 
Michail Jurowski, conductor

CAST: Gleb Nikolsky (Prince Ivan); Vladimir Galusin (Prince Andrei); Larissa Diadkova (Marfa); Vsevolod Grivnov (Golitsin); Orlin Anastassov (Dosifey); Sergei Murzaev (Shaklovity); Viacheslav Voinarovsky (Scrivener); Natalia Tymchenko (Emma)

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