Today's program featured an exclusive interview with phenomenal bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni, as well as a ticket giveaway to the Columbia University New Opera Workshop's upcoming performances of John Eccles's The Judgment of Paris.
The first three hours of the program were centered on various depictions of the Rape of Lucretia. Following that, we heard arias sung by Mirella Freni, whose birthday is February 27th.
The Rape of Lucretia-Claire Booth (soprano); Susan Gritton (soprano); Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo-soprano); Hilary Summers (contralto); Ian Bostridge (tenor); Peter Coleman-Wright (baritone); Benjamin Russell (baritone); Christopher Purves (bass-baritone); Oliver Knussen (conductor); Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble.
Ophelia - Beverly Sills
Ambrosian Opera Chorus, dir. John McCarthy
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, dir. Charles Mackerras
Thaïs - Beverly Sills
Athanaël - Sherrill Milnes
Nicias - Nicolai Gedda
Palémon - Richard van Allan
Servant of Nicias - Brian Ehtridge
Crobyle - Ann-Marie Connors
Myrtale - Ann Murray
Albine - Patricia Kern
La Charmeuse - Norma Burrowes
John Alldis Choir, dir. John Alldis
New Philharmonia Orchestra, dir. Lorin Maazel
Anita - Lucia Popp
Araquil - Alain Vanzo
Remigio - Gérard Souzay
Ramon - Michel Sénéchal