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MONDAY, March 20th
La Mer by Claude Debussy
With the Orchestra dell'Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Conducted by Leonard Bernstein

Variations on a theme of Purcell Op.34
By Benjamin Britten
With the New York Philharmonic
conducted by Leonard Bernstein

La Mer, op.28
By Alexander Glazunov
With the Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Conducted by José Serebrier


TUESDAY, March 21st
Selections from Ben Hur
by Miklos Rozsa


WEDNESDAY, March 22nd
Carmina Burana By Carl Orff
Conducted by Eduardo Mata


THURSDAY. March 23rd
Missa Solemnis
By Ludwig van Beethoven
With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Conducted by Sir Georg Solti


FRIDAY, March 24th
Stabat Mater By Gioacchino Rossini
With the Cincinnati May Festival Chorus
and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Thomas Schippers



MONDAY, March 27th

Music by Engelbert Humperdinck
Moorish Rhapsody, The Merchant of Venice, Sleeping Beauty
With the Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava)
Conducted by Martin Fischer-Diskau


TUESDAY, March 28th
Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 "from The New World"
By Antonin Dvorak
Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Witold Rowicki


WEDNESDAY, March 29th
Piano Concerto in G by Maurice Ravel
with Louis Lortie, piano
and the London Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos

Symphony No.3 "Organ" by Camille Saint-Saens
With Peter Hurford, organ
and the Orchestra Symphonique de Montreal
Conducted by Charles Dutoit


THURSDAY, March 30th
Johannes Brahms
Liebeslieder, Walzer op.52 Grand Premier (Love songs)
Edith Mathis, soprano, Brigitte Fassbaender, alto
Peter Schreier, Tenor and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
With Karl Engel and Wolfgang Sawallisch, piano

Suite from Esclarmonde
By Jules Massenet
With the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Kenneth Jean


FRIDAY, March 31st
Music by Eric Coates
The Merrymakers, London Suite, Cinderella, London Again Suite
Calling all Workers, March
performed by the Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Adrian Leaper



MONDAY, April 3rd
Piano concerto No. 23 in A K 488
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
with Rudolf Buchbinder, fortepiano
and the Concentus Musicus Wien
conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Islamey by Mily Balakirev
With the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen

Tsar Saltan- Suite
By Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
With the Philharmonia Orchestra
conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy


TUESDAY, April 4th
Claude Debussy
Fantasy for Piano & Orchestra
with Marylene Dosse, piano and
Musiques pour "Le Roi Lear"
With the Orchestra of Radio Luxemburg
Conducted by Louis de Froment

Victory at Sea by Richard Rodgers
With the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
conducted by Erich Kunzel


WEDNESDAY, April 5th
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op.39
By Charles-Valentin Alkan
With Dmitry Feofanov, piano
and the Razumovsky Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Robert Stankovsky

Orchestral Suites by Klaus Wusthoff
With the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Emmerich Smola


THUSRDAY, April 6th
Music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Symphonic Overture Sursum Corda, Op.13
And Sinfonietta Op.5
With the BBC Philharmonic
conducted by Mattias Bamert


FRIDAY, April 7th
Italian Festival
With the CSR Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Ondrej Lenard



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Sunday Evening at 6:00 PM
January 1st, 2017 - June 18th 2017


January 1st
Le nozze di Figaro, K 492: Excerpt(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Patrizia Pace (Soprano), Mariana Nicolesco (Soprano), Ernesto Gavazzi (Tenor),
Margaret Price (Soprano), Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Thomas Allen (Baritone),
Jorma Hynninen (Baritone), Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano), Kurt Rydl (Bass),
Alejandro Ramirez (Tenor), Franco De Grandis (Bass)
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung


January 8th
Les pêcheurs de perles: Excerpt(s) by Georges Bizet
Performer: Barbara Hendricks (Soprano), Jean-Philippe Courtis (Bass), John Aler (Tenor),
Gino Quilico (Baritone)
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, Toulouse Capitole Chorus


January 15th
Hansel and Gretel: Excerpt(s) by Engelbert Humperdink
Performer: Christine Schäfer, Hildegard Behrens, Ruth Ziesak, Jennifer Lamore
Conductor: Donald Runnicles
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra


January 22nd
Cavalleria Rusticana: Excerpt(s) by Pietro Mascagni
Performer: Astrid Varnay (Soprano), Julia Hamari (Alto), Matteo Manuguerra (Baritone),
José Carreras (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus

I Pagliacci: Excerpt(s) by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Performer: Thomas Allen (Baritone), Kari Nurmela (Baritone), Ugo Benelli (Tenor),
José Carreras (Tenor), Renata Scotto (Soprano)
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus


January 29th
Roméo et Juliette: Excerpt(s) by Charles Gounod
Performer: Alain Fondary (Baritone), Marie-Ange Todorovitch (Soprano), José Van Dam (Bass Baritone),
Roberto Alagna (Tenor), Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano), Simon Keenlyside (Baritone),
Claire Larcher (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, Toulouse Capitole Chorus


February 5th
L'Elisir d'Amore: Excerpt(s) by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer: Rolando Panerai (Baritone), Angela Vercelli (Mezzo Soprano), Luigi Alva (Tenor),
Rosanna Carteri (Soprano), Giuseppe Taddei (Baritone)
Conductor: Tullio Serafin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus


February 12th
Turandot: Excerpt(s) by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Vincente Sardinero (Baritone), Paul Plishka (Bass), Mirella Freni (Soprano),
José Carreras (Tenor), Rémy Corazza (Tenor), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano),
Michel Sénéchal (Tenor), Riccardo Cassinelli (Tenor)
Conductor: Alain Lombard
Orchestra/Ensemble: Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Rhine Opera Chorus, Maîtrise de la Cathédrale de Strasbourg


February 19st
Aida: Excerpt(s) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano), Franco Corelli (Tenor), Birgit Nilsson (Soprano),
Mario Sereni (Baritone), Ferruccio Mazzoli (Bass), Bonaldo Giaiotti (Bass)
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble: Rome Opera House Orchestra, Rome Opera House Chorus


February 26th
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Excerpt(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Wolfgang Brendel (Baritone), Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Lucia Popp (Soprano),
Roland Bracht (Bass), Brigitte Lindner (Soprano), Heinz Zednik (Tenor),
Edita Gruberova (Soprano)
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Chorus, Tölz Boys Choir Members


March 5th
Der Freischütz, J 277: Excerpt(s) by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer: Elisabeth Grümmer (Soprano), Lisa Otto (Soprano), Wilhelm Walter Dicks (Baritone),
Karl Christian Kohn (Bass), Fritz Hoppe (Baritone), Maria Friederun (Alto),
Herta Maria Schmidt (Alto), Helga Hildebrand (Soprano), Leonore Kirchstein (Voice),
Rudolf Schock (Tenor)
Conductor: Joseph Keilberth
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus


March 12th
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Excerpt(s) by Richard Wagner
Performer: Geraint Evans (Voice), Eberhard Büchner (Tenor), Karl Ridderbusch (Bass),
Theo Adam (Bass), Horst Lunow (Bass), Zoltan Kélémén (Baritone),
René Kollo (Tenor), Peter Schreier (Tenor), Helen Donath (Soprano),
Ruth Hesse (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle, Dresden State Opera Chorus


March 19th
Manon: Excerpt(s) by Jules Massenet
Performer: Ghyslaine Raphanel (Soprano), Alfredo Kraus (Tenor), Gino Quilico (Baritone),
Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Martine Mahé (Mezzo Soprano), Colette Alliot-Lugaz (Soprano),
José Van Dam (Bass Baritone)
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, Toulouse Capitole Chorus


March 26th
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Excerpt(s) by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Michael Rippon (Bass), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone),
Joseph Galiano (Voice), Renato Capecchi (Baritone), Fedora Barbieri (Mezzo Soprano),
Ruggero Raimondi (Bass), Beverly Sills (Soprano)
Conductor: James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble: John Alldis Choir, London Symphony Orchestra


April 2nd
Parsifal: Excerpt(s) by Richard Wagner
Performer: Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano), Donald McIntyre (Bass), Phillip Joll (Baritone),
Warren Ellsworth (Tenor), William Mackie (Tenor)
Conductor: Reginald Goodall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Welsh National Opera Chorus, Welsh National Opera Orchestra


April 9th
Orfeo ed Euridice: Excerpt(s) by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer: Edita Gruberova (Soprano), Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano), Margaret Marshall (Soprano)
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra


April 16th
Il trovatore: Excerpt(s) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Ferruccio Mazzoli (Bass), Franco Corelli (Tenor), Robert Merrill (Baritone),
Giulietta Simionato (Mezzo Soprano), Gabriela Tucci (Soprano), Luciana Moneta (Mezzo Soprano),
Angelo Mercuriali (Tenor), Mario Rinaudo (Bass)
Conductor: Thomas Schippers
Orchestra/Ensemble: Rome Opera House Orchestra, Rome Opera House Chorus


April 23rd
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Excerpt(s) by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Jacques Potier (Tenor), Jean Pierre Hurteau (Bass), Anton Diakov (Bass),
Rita Gorr (Mezzo Soprano), Rémy Corazza (Tenor), Ernest Blanc (Baritone),
Jon Vickers (Tenor)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble: René Duclos Chorus, Paris National Opera Orchestra


April 30th
Faust: Excerpt(s) by Charles Gounod
Performer: Marc Vento (Baritone), Thomas Allen (Baritone), Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass),
Placido Domingo (Tenor), Mirella Freni (Soprano), Michèle Command (Soprano)
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Orchestra/Ensemble: Paris National Opera Chorus, Paris National Opera Orchestra


May 7th
Lakmé: Excerpt(s) by Léo Delibes
Performer: Jean-Christophe Benoit (Baritone), Mady Mesplé (Soprano), Charles Burles (Tenor),
Danielle Millet (Mezzo Soprano), Roger Soyer (Bass)
Conductor: Alain Lombard
Orchestra/Ensemble: Paris Opéra Comique Orchestra, Paris Opéra Comique Chorus


May 14th
Manon Lescaut: Excerpt(s) by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor), Robert Lloyd (Bass), Vincente Sardinero (Baritone),
Noël Mangin (Bass), Delia Wallis (Mezzo Soprano), Montserrat Caballé (Soprano)
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Opera Chorus


May 21st
Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Excerpt(s) by Richard Strauss
Performer: Richard Leech (Tenor), Claire Powell (Mezzo Soprano), Barbara Hendricks (Soprano),
Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano), Franz Grundheber (Baritone), Kurt Rydl (Bass),
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Alfred Sramek (Bass)
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle, Dresden State Opera Chorus


May 28th
Don Giovanni, K 527: Excerpt(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Frank Lopardo (Tenor), Cheryl Studer (Soprano), William Shimell (Baritone),
Carol Vaness (Soprano), Samuel Ramey (Bass), Natale de Carolis (Bass Baritone),
Susanne Mentzer (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung


June 4th
Selections from Der Ring Des Nibelungen
Das Rheingold
: Excerpt(s) by Richard Wagner
Performer: Heinz Zednik (Tenor), Susan Quittmeyer (Mezzo Soprano), Silvia Herman (Soprano),
Marjana Lipovsek (Mezzo Soprano), James Morris (Bass), Julie Kaufmann (Voice),
Andreas Schmidt (Baritone), Peter Seiffert (Tenor)
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Die Walküre: Excerpt(s) by Richard Wagner
Performer: Anita Soldh (Soprano), Reiner Goldberg (Tenor), James Morris (Bass),
Cheryl Studer (Soprano), Ruth Falcon (Soprano), Ursula Kunz (Mezzo Soprano),
Silvia Herman (Soprano), Margaretha Hintermeier (Mezzo Soprano), Carolyn Watkinson (Alto),
Margarita Lilowa (Mezzo Soprano), Ute Walther (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Siegfried: Excerpt(s) by Richard Wagner
Performer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor), Peter Haage (Tenor)
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Götterdämmerung: Excerpt(s) by Richard Wagner
Performer: John Tomlinson (Bass), Eva Martón (Soprano), Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor)
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra


June 11th
La traviata: Excerpt(s) by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Robert Lloyd (Bass), Mirella Fiorentini (Mezzo Soprano), Beverly Sills (Soprano),
Delia Wallis (Mezzo Soprano), Rolando Panerai (Baritone), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor)
Conductor: Aldo Ceccato
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, John Alldis Choir


June 18th
Carmen: Excerpt(s) by Georges Bizet
Performer: Bernard Gontcharenko (Bass), Kostas Paskalis (Baritone), Viorica Cortez (Mezzo Soprano),
Jon Vickers (Tenor), Éliane Lublin (Voice), Grace Bumbry (Mezzo Soprano),
Mirella Freni (Soprano), Claude Meloni (Bass)
Conductor: R. Frühbeck de Burgos
Orchestra/Ensemble: Les Petits Chanteurs à la Croix de Bois, Paris National Opera Chorus, Paris National Opera Orchestra



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