Verdi Day

Episodes

First
Broadcast
Comments
20010127

12.40 La traviata (exc). Angela Gheorghiu, soprano (Violetta), Leo Nucci, baritone (Germont), Royal Opera House Orchestra/Georg Solti. 1.05 Un ballo in maschera (exc). Katia Ricciarelli, soprano (Amelia), Placido Domingo, tenor (Riccardo), Renato Bruson, baritone (Renato), Ruggiero Raimondi, bass (Sam), Giovanni Foiani, bass (Tom), La Scala Chorus and Orchestra/Claudio Abbado. 1.30 Simon Boccanegra (exc). Tito Gobbi, baritone (Simon Boccanegra), Walter Monachesi, baritone (Paolo), Victoria de los Angeles, soprano (Amelia), Giuseppe Campora, tenor (Gabriele), Rome Opera Chorus and Orchestra/Gabriele Santini. / Falstaff (final scene). Geraint Evans, baritone (Falstaff), Robert Merrill, baritone (Ford), Alfredo Kraus, tenor (Fenton), John Lanigan, tenor (Dr Cajus), Piero de Palma, tenor (Bardolfo), Giovanni Foiani, bass (Pistola), Ilva Ligabue, soprano (Alice), Mirella Freni, soprano (Nannetta), Giulietta Simionato, mezzo (Mistress Quickly), Rosalind Elias, mezzo (Meg), RCA Italiana Chorus and Orchestra/Georg Solti. / Live from Parma, a performance of Verdi's Four Sacred Pieces. Fuji Chorus, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC SO/Paulo Olmi. / Falstaff (final scene). Geraint Evans, baritone (Falstaff), Robert Merrill, baritone (Ford), Alfredo Kraus, tenor (Fenton), John Lanigan, tenor (Dr Cajus), Piero de Palma, tenor (Bardolfo), Giovanni Foiani, bass (Pistola), Ilva Ligabue, soprano (Alice), Mirella Freni, soprano (Nannetta), Giulietta Simionato, mezzo (Mistress Quickly), Rosalind Elias, mezzo (Meg), RCA Italiana Chorus and Orchestra/Georg Solti. / 11.30 Macbeth (exc). Sherill Milnes, baritone (Macbeth), Ruggiero Raimondi, bass (Banquo), Ambrosian Opera Chorus, New PO/Riccardo Muti. 11.45 Stiffelio (exc). Sylvia Sass, soprano (Lina), Jose Carreras, tenor (Stiffelio), Ezio di Cesare, tenor (Raffaele), Wladimiro Ganzarolli, baritone (Jorg), Austrian Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra/Lamberto Gardelli.