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.)