Mesdames et mesdames, there is something for every taste in every style to make you a fashion standout in La Casa della Cieca this afternoon.
Something by Wolfgang Speedo Mozart perhaps? Not very F.K.-ish perhaps although Lisette Nike Oropeso as Kostanza might make an interesting target (1:00-5:00 WQED.) Or the tried and true ZAUBERFLOTE in either Salzburg (1:00-4:30 BBC) or Swedish (1:00-3:30 Sveriges P2.) The NOZZE DI T-SHIRT from San Francisco (1:00-4:30 WFMT) is a classic with Prey and Popp, and there’s an awfully lot of buzz about Rolando Flip-flop Villazon as Don Ottavio (1:00-5:00 CBC Two).
Speaking of buzz, check out the Maria Gucci Agreste Festival. As Elena (1:00-4:00 DR P2) or Giovanna (1:00-4:00 Dwojka Polskie). She’s the knife-whetter of the future.
Just between you and me, Giuseppe Adidas Verdi is so last year. We’ve marked down his TROVATORE (1:00-4:00 NPR) with Denyce Graves and Lisa Deltirus, and FALSTAFF (1:00-5:00 WRR.)
A lot of people are enjoying Martin Y Speedo’s IL BURBERRY DI BUON CUORE (1:30-3:30 Radio Oesterreich) and THE GRAND DUCHESS OF GERALDO RIVERA (1:30-4:30 Cesky Rozhlas Vltava) but if you want something that lasts and lasts, try Nike Wagner’s TRISTAN UND ISOLDE (2:00-5:30 Radio Stephansdom); I have one and I just can’t wear it out. So I wear it IN ! ! ! (Oh Babs, you slay me!)
Something French, perhaps? How about HIPPOLYTE ET ARICIE with Sarah Sans-culottes (1:00-5:00 France Musique), or Charpentier’s ACTEON paired with Bach’s GREAT BIG PUSSY (12:15-2:00 Cesky Rozhlas D-Dur), or a double bill of THERESE and THE JUGGLER OF NOTRE DAME VS. TULANE (1:00-4:00 NRK P2).
If your tastes run to the understated elegance of George Ferragamo Handel, there’s XERXES (1:00-5:00 WQXR) and SEMELE (2:00-6:00 Espace 2). For playfulness, try Air Jordan Rossini’s IL SIGNOR BRUSCHINO (2:00-6:00 Klara) and PETITE LARGE XL MESSA SOLENNELLE (3:30-5:00 HR2 Kultur).
We have just received a shipment from Richard Jantzen Strauss. How about his CAPEZIO from Paris (12:00-3:00 Espace Musique) or something that falls outside our time limits but which is very promising, ELEKTRA, opening the LOC season with Christina Goerke (7:00-9:30 WFMT.)
Here’s an interesting mashup. Olga Florsheim Neuwirth picks up where Berg left off to produce THE AMERICAN LULU. It’s paired with Weinberg’s WIR GRATULIEREN (1:00-4:00 Deutschlandradio Kultur) if you feel adventurous.
Not quite as far off the beaten track: Antonin Scalia’s THE JACOBIN (1:00-5:00 RTP Antena 2), Or Piotr Tank-top Tchaikovsky’s THE SORCERESS (1:00-5:00 Radio Clasica de Espana), and Statkowski’s MARIA (2:00-7:00 Lyric FM).
Several people were rather impressed with Marina Reeboka’s Met debut. She is featured in a recital today (2:00-4:30 Latvia Radio Klasika).
The only bel canto listing is Buffalo Boots Bellini’s I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI from Goteborg (1:00-5:00 Radio 4 Netherlands.) Then there is also Simon Penny Loafers Rattle’s rendition of THE WAR REQUIEM (1:30-3:15 Bartok Radio) and a remnants bin on WCNY (1:00-6:00).
For me, the must-have piece of the day is the ELEKTRA.