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Pink is the navy blue of chat

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.

30 comments

  • Buster says:

    Anja Harteros seems to be in the mood for Strauss songs of late. She will sing Allerseelen, Die heiligen drei Könige aus Morgenland, Waldseligkeit, Wiegenlied, Morgen and Zueignung with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra later this week in Amsterdam first, then in Dortmund. Surprisingly enough, both Allerseelen and Zueignung have never before been played by the orchestra -- which Strauss himself conducted quite a few times.

    • Clita del Toro says:

      I listened to Harteros’ VLL today. Very beautiful. I was a just little surprised at how indistinct her German was at times: most of the text was not as clear as I would like it to be, but the voice was gorgeous, especially the upper part of her range.

  • Nerva Nelli says:

    Top THIS, Little Miss Jackie Evancho!

    http://tinyurl.com/99racd5

    [Upside: maybe she'll stay there.]