Verdi Bicentennial Celebrated with BBC Broadcasts
BBC Radio 3 begins its "Verdi 200" celebration this week, broadcasting all Verdi operas. The programs start at 6:30 p.m. London/10:30 a.m. Pacific time. From this week's schedule:
- Monday, I Lombardi: Roberto Abbado-Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Dimitra Theodossiou, Ramón Vargas, Erwin Schrott (this and all recording should remain available for a while)
- Tuesday, I Vespri Siciliani: Gianandrea Noseda-Vienna State Opera; Gregory Kunde, Angela Meade, Gabriele Viviani
- Thursday, Simon Boccanegra: Daniel Barenboim-La Scala; Plácido Domingo, Anja Harteros, Fabio Sartori, Ferruccio Furlanetto
- On Saturday, BBC-3 will carry the live Metropolitan Opera's live broadcast of Il trovatore, conducted by Daniele Callegari, and featuring Patricia Racette, Marco Berti, Alexey Markov, and Stephanie Blythe.
Included in: Music News: Jan. 8, 2013