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Z to A

“Trove Thursday” celebrates its second anniversary with “the A List”—all four operas this month begin with A. Most will immediately think of Verdi but we’ve had plenty of that work recently so instead today’s offering is an electric performance of his early potboiler Attila conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli with Nicolai Ghiaurov, Piero Cappuccilli and the weirdly exciting (or is it the other way around?) Mara ZampieriRead more »

Composer’s intentions

A recent spate of comments about sopranos vs. mezzos as the Composer in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos prompted me for this week’s “Trove Thursday” to dig out a live broadcast of the opera’s prologue featuring Julia Varady, a favorite soprano in a role she sang only rarely.  Read more »

Wagner, where you least expect it

Johanna MeierWhile many may still be reveling in Marianne’s extraordinary Mixcloud posting of this year’s Bayreuth Festival broadcasts, others may want still more live Wagner, so “Trove Thursday” offers a Der Fliegende Holländer from New York City Opera featuring the underrated American soprano Johanna Meier as Senta, conducted by Julius RudelRead more »

Woman behind bars

“Trove Thursday” presentsFerdinando Paër’s 1804 Leonora ossia L’Amore coniugale.

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High Campra

“Trove Thursday” presents Campra’s first “hit” L’Europe Galante in a broadcast from Versailles’s Opéra Royal by Les Musiciens du Louvre conducted by Marc Minkowski.

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Keeper of the flame

Several prima donnas have ought to resurrect La Vestale, including Renata Scotto, whose priestess highlights this week’s “Trove Thursday.”

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