For Mozart’s birthday in 2018 I gathered together 16 of the composer’s finest concert arias in live performances by a dazzling array of singers: Anna Caterina Antonacci, Montserrat Caballé, Gianna d’Angelo, Sabine Devieilhe, Elina Garanca, Reri Grist, Barbara Hendricks, Edda Moser, Jessye Norman, Alex Penda, Sandrine Piau, Graziella Sciutti, Beverly Sills, Joan Sutherland, Lydia Teuscher and Julia Varady.
Charpentier’s Louise isn’t performed so often, but the San Francisco Opera gave it a chance in 1999 with an impressive cast: Renée Fleming, Felicity Palmer, Jerry Hadley, Samuel Ramey.
Another René—Jacobs—conducts a delicious broadcast of Georg Philipp Telemann’s rollicking Der Geduldige Sokrates.
Arianna in Creta is one of Handel’s rarest operas with a superb cast including Sandrine Piau, Kristina Hämmarström and Ann Hallenberg, conducted by Christophe Rousset
Opera singers Dorothea Röschmann, Angelika Kirchschlager, Ian Bostridge, Hanna Schwarz Florian Boesch tackle Brecht and Weill’s delicious Die Dreigroschenoper overseen by HK Gruber
Sensational soprano Asmik Grigorian, still absent from the US, stars in Tchaikovsky’s rarely heard The Enchantress.
These plus hundreds of other works remain available for listening and/or downloading. All works posted on TT are listed by composer in this updated archive.