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    Tales from the Opera Sunday 26 May 2013


    Tales from the Opera - Dvorák's Bohemia

    "I close my eyes and imagine the dark hills I would have to cross to reach you. For I am in love with you and this is what it is like or what it is like in words."- Carol Ann Duffy. This week, Tales from the Opera visits Dvorák's Bohemia, in company with the lovelorn water nymph Russalka. Soprano Renée Fleming stars, in a transcendent recording conducted by Charles Mackerras.

    (Recording: DECCA 460 568-2. Renée Rleming, Ben Heppner, Dolora Zajick. Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/ Charles Mackerras.)

    Sunday December 29th
    “Why waltz with a guy for ten rounds if you can knock him out in one?" If Rocky Marciano had heard Die Fledermaus, he might have danced a little longer. This week's Tales from the Opera visits Vienna for Johann Strauss II's sparkling operetta. 
    (Recording Details: Philips Classics/464 031-2 with Edita Gruberova, Kiri Te Kanawa, Richard Leech, Wolfgang Brendel, Brigitte Fassbaender (pictured), Wiener Staatsopernchor/ Wiener Philharmoniker/ André Previn)

    Sunday January 5th (New Series)
    It is the music we all share, from simple airs to the grandeur of opera, sacred chant to the sturdy chorus. Song is the art that touches every aspect of our lives. In A World of Song, Liz Nolan celebrates the wealth of Western vocal music.

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