Sunday December 22nd
He loves... and she loves... Throw in a welter of class tensions, plot twists plus a rake of laughter, and set it to possibly the most sublime music in the western canon. It can only be Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. Tales from the Opera features a benchmark recording with Kiri Te Kanawa, Lucia Popp, Frederica von Stade, Samuel Ramey, Thomas Allen and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Georg Solti.
(Recording details: Kiri Te Kanawa/ Lucia Popp/ Frederica von Stade/ Samuel Ramey/ Thomas Allen/ London Philharmonic Orchestra/ Georg Solti)