Tales from the Opera

    Sunday, 7 - 8pm

    Tales from the Opera Sunday 2 June 2013


    Tales from the Opera

    "Caged birds accept each other but flight is what they long for."- Tennessee Williams. Join Tales from the Opera on a trip to the Southern USA, scene of George Gershwin's brilliant fusion of classical and popular idioms in his opera Porgy and Bess.

    (Recording: Willard White/ Cynthia Haymon/ Damon Evans. London Philharmonic & Glyndebourne Chorus/ Simon Rattle. EMI label)

    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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