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Dames

A double-barreled “Trove Thursday” birthday salute to Renée Fleming who turns 60 today: Boieldieu’s La Dame Blanche and Rossini’s Armida, both with Opera Orchestra of New York at Carnegie Hall, plus a rare Fleming-Mozart bonus!  Read more »

Halcyon days

March will come in with a lion when the occasionally ferocious William Christie returns to the Brooklyn Academy of Music with two exquisite Rameau operas. In preparation “Trove Thursday” offers a broadcast of what may be the only French baroque tragédie en musique that he and his Les Arts Florissants performed but didn’t get to record: Alcyone by Marin Marais.  Read more »

Multiple Montserrat

For the conclusion of its tribute to the late Montserrat Caballé, “Trove Thursday” offers Dvorak’s Armida, one of the earliest extant live recordings of the Spanish diva in a complete role, plus two prime-time concerts demonstrating her generous programming and featuring fourteen arias from Bellini and Verdi to Wagner and Debussy!  Read more »

Mad about the Prey

A 1985 broadcast of Don Giovanni featuring Cheryl Studer, Gundula Janowitz (as Elvira!), Krisztina Laki, Gösta Winbergh, Hermann Prey (in a rare outing as the Don) and Malcolm King conducted by Jeffrey Tate.

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At first sight

If I had to live with just one Tchaikovsky opera, it would be Iolanta.

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Crazy little thing called trove

Last week, our indefatigable podcaster Christopher Corwin (not pictured) achieved the milestone of  the 200th episode of Trove Thursday.

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The ambassadors

“Trove Thursday” offers a recent broadcast of one of his best-known but rarely performed operas, Il Mitridate Eupatore. 

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The flèche is weak

Claude Debussy wrote a number of large-scale vocal/choral pieces two of which are featured today on “Trove Thursday”: La Damoiselle élue and Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien.

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