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Come what May

Sergey Romanovsky, a rising star indeed!

June may already be “bustin’ out all over” eight times a week on Broadway with Tony-nominated Renée Fleming but at “Trove Thursday” it’s May Night, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s 1880 comic opera, in a recent broadcast from Moscow led by pianist-conductor Mikhail PletnevRead more »

The queen’s throat

“Trove Thursday ” presents one of the most successful German romantic operas between Weber and Wagner: Heinrich Marschner’s Hans Heiling in a 2001 performance from Berlin conducted by Christian Thielemann and featuring Alessandra Marc as the title character’s mom, the Queen of the Elves.  Read more »

Season of the Witch

After Handel’s Teseo  and Lully’s Thésée,  that murdering mom Medea finally gets top billing. Cherubini’s most famous work Médée hasn’t often been done in its original opera-comique incarnation so today’s “Trove Thursday” offers a pair of live broadcasts of the drastic 19th century revision by Franz Lachner featuring two compelling mid-20th century divas—Inge Borkh in German and Eileen Farrell in Italian.  Read more »

Djinn and tonic

“Trove Thursday” offers one of Rameau’s rarest full-length works, Acante et Céphise featuring The English Concert conducted by Trevor Pinnock.

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Bell de jour

Next week the Italian soprano Mariella Devia celebrates her 70th birthday so “Trove Thursday” salutes her with one of her earliest New York successes: Delibes’s Lakmé 

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Testament of youth

“Trove Thursday” offers a vernal take on Massenet’s magical Cendrillon (in English) featuring two sopranos: Margaret Price—not yet 30—and Anne Pashley, then just 35.

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Frau Minne

“Trove Thursday” presents a live Tristan 2 concert featuring one of my favorite dramatic sopranos. Gertrude Grob-Prandl.

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Alexandrina in Alexandria

Giulio Cesare in Egitto featuring the artist formerly known as Alexandrina Pendatchanska in the title role.

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