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Sadko, but true

August means last-chance getaways so “Trove Thursday” escapes to an exotic place with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sadko featuring an all-star Bolshoi cast: Vladimir Atlantov, Tamara Milashkina, Elena Obraztsova, Zurab Sotkilava and Yuri Mazurok. Read more »

More than words

This week’s star-spangled “Trove Thursday” offers the second crazy-quilt installment of divas in the wrong language featuring—again in alphabetical order—Carmen Balthrop, Inge Borkh, Anita Cerquetti, Marie Collier, Costanza Cuccaro, Lisa Della Casa, Helga Dernesch, Cristina Deutekom, Sabine Devieilhe, Mirella Freni, Leyla Gencer, Reri Grist, Rotraud Hansmann, Marilyn Horne, Gundula Janowitz, Patricia Kern, Marjana Lipovsek, Angela Meade, Tamara Milashkina, Elena Nicolai, Aase Nordmo-Løvberg, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Amy Shuard, Renata Tebaldi, Tamara Wilson and Patricia Wise.  Read more »

Piau’s labyrinth

Sandrine Piau

The wide-ranging Halle Händel Festspiele is in full swing and “Trove Thursday” previews its most anticipated event with a superb broadcast of the composer’s rarely performed Arianna in Creta with Sandrine Piau, Kristina Hammarström and Ann Hallenberg conducted by Christophe RoussetRead more »

Z to A

Today’s offering is an electric performance of Verdi’s early potboiler Attila conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli.

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Composer’s intentions

A live broadcast of the prologue to Ariadne auf Naxos featuring Julia Varady, a favorite sopranos in a role she sang only rarely.

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Wagner, where you least expect it

“Trove Thursday” offers a Der Fliegende Holländer from New York City Opera featuring the underrated American soprano Johanna Meier.

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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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