More Sunday Night at the Opera

In the coming weeks, join Chris Voss as he finishes up a month-long exploration of opera deep cuts with Beethoven's only opera, in its original version: "Leonore"!

Then, in May, hear some perennial favorites, including Tchaikovsky's "Iolanta," Monteverdi's "The Coronation of Poppea," and Massenet's "Manon".

April 30
Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore

Leonore: Edda Moser
Florestan: Richard Cassilly
Marzelline: Helen Donath
Jaquino: Eberhard Büchner
Don Pizarro: Theo Adam
Don Fernando: Hermann Christian Polster
First Prisoner: Reiner Goldberg
Second Prisoner: Siegfried Lorenz

Staatskapelle Dresden, The Leipzig Radio Choir
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

May 7
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Iolanta

Iolanta: Galina Gorchakova
King René: Sergei Alexashkin
Robert: Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Vaudémont: Gegam Grigorian
Ibn-Hakia: Nikolai Putilin
Alméric: Nikolai Gassiev
Bertrand: Gennady Bezzubenkov
Martha: Larissa Diadkova
Brigitta: Tatiana Kravtsova
Laura: Olga Korzhenskaya

Kirov Orchestra and Chorus, St. Petersburg
Valery Gergiev, conductor

May 14
Claudio Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea)

Poppea: Danielle Borst
Nerone: Guillemette Laurens
Ottavia: Jennifer Larmore
Ottone: Axel Köhler
Seneca: Michael Schopper
Drusilla: Lena Lootens
Nutrice: Dominique Visse
Arnalta: Christoph Homberger
Lucano: Guy de Mey
Amore: Martina Bovet

Concerto Vocale
René Jabobs, conductor

May 21
Jules Massenet: Manon

Manon: Beverly Sills
Le chevalier des Grieux: Nicolai Gedda
Lescaut: Gérard Souzay
Le comte des Grieux: Gabriel Bacquier
Guillot de Morfontaine: Nico Castel
Brétigny: Michel Trempont
Rosette: Patricia Kern
Poussette: Michèle Raynaud
Javotte: Hélia T'Hézan

New Philharmonia Orchestra / Ambrosian Opera Chorus 
Julius Rudel, conductor

May 28
W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan: Iolanthe

The Lord Chancellor: George Baker
Iolanthe: Marjorie Thomas
Earl of Mountararat: Ian Wallace
Earl Tolloller: Alexander Young
Private Willis: Owen Brannigan
Strephon: John Cameron
Queen of the Fairies: Monica Sinclair
Celia: April Cantelo
Lelia: Heather Harper
Phyllis: Elsie Morison

Pro Arte Orchestra / Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Malcolm Sargent, conductor

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