Feb 17, 2008

A week in music: week 4

  • Monday Nino Rota's Il Capello di Paglia di Firenze Live from La Scala January 1998, with Juan Diego Flórez, Giovanni Furlanetto, Bruno Campanella cond.
  • Tuesday Donizetti's La Fille du Régiment Covent Garden broadcast Jan.23 2007, with JDF, Natalie Dessay, Bruno Campanella cond.
  • Wednesday Donizetti's Maria Stuarda Live from La Scala Jan.15 2008 with Anna Caterina Antonacci, Mariella Devia, Francesco Meli, Antonino Fogliani cond.
    Note I finally listened carefully to this broadcast and Antonino Fogliani's conducting is pretty dreadful, as is once great orchestra del Teatro alla Scala. Mariella Devia not at her best, Meli average, thank God Antonacci was there to save the evening.
  • Friday Richard Strauss' Salomé MET broadcast April 10 2004, with Karita Mattila, Bryn Terfel, Matthew Polenzani, Siegfried Jerusalem, Scott Bergeson cond.
    Note You should never say you don't like an opera until you've actually listened to it. So, I definitelly don't like this one.

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