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Royal Opera performances on BBC Radio 3

Summer schedule features pieces from core repertory as well as Covent Garden rarities.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

14 May 2012 at 3.37pm | 2 Comments

Seven Royal Opera performances are to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as part of the station's Opera on 3 summer season.

The run of broadcasts recorded at Covent Garden begins on 19 May with Judith Weir's Miss Fortune which received its British premiere earlier this year. The opera, based on a Sicilian folk tale stars Emma Bell, Jacques Imbrailo and chart-topping Noah Stewart.

As well as a number of core repertory pieces, there will also be an opportunity to hear Covent Garden rarities including Rusalka - conducted to acclaim by Yannick Nézet-Séguin - and Falstaff, currently on stage.

Broadcast dates are as follows:

  • 19 May Miss Fortune Judith Weir
  • 26 May The Marriage of Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • 2 June Rusalka Antonín Dvořák
  • 9 June Rigoletto Giuseppe Verdi
  • 16 June La bohème Giacomo Puccini
  • 23 June Don Giovanni Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • 30 June Falstaff Giuseppe Verdi

The season also features broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera, New York and English National Opera. All programmes will begin at 6pm.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

14 May 2012 at 3.37pm

This article has been categorised Music, Opera and tagged BBC Radio 3, broadcast

This article has 2 comments

  1. Valerie King responded on 2 October 2013 at 8:28pm Reply

    Hailing you from the Colonies,

    I wish to purchase a CD or DVD recording of the ROH performance of, "Wedding at Cana," presented at Covent Garden, in December 2001.

    The musical score is by Jaz Coleman, with libretto by (the, sadly, deceased) Laurence Gardner.

    Kindly respond,
    Valerie King

    • Ellen West (Head of Online Content) responded on 5 October 2013 at 7:12pm

      Dear Valerie

      There is no CD or DVD available for The Marriage at Cana. Sorry if this is disappointing.

      Best wishes

      Ellen

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