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BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for winter, spring and summer 2014/15

Andrea Chénier, La bohème, Die Zauberflöte and others on Opera on 3.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)

2 December 2014 at 4.44pm | 2 Comments

Update 2 March: Cast amendment for Die Zauberflöte and a live broadcast of Guillaume Tell.

Further BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera productions during the 2014/15 Season have been announced. These are in addition to previously-announced relays of autumn performances.

Cendrillon (2011) on 4 December 2014 at 2pm
The repeated broadcast stars Joyce DiDonato, Alice Coote, Ewa Podleś and Eglise Gutiérrez. Bertrand de Billy conducts Massenet's fairytale opera.

Plácido Domingo Celebration (2011) on 6 December 2014 at 7.30pm.
The repeated broadcast stars Plácido Domingo alongside Ailyn PérezMarina Poplavskaya and Francesco MeliAntonio Pappano conducts extracts of OtelloRigoletto and Simon Boccanegra.

Tristan und Isolde on 29 December 2014 at 5.45pm.
The pre-recorded broadcast stars Stephen GouldNina StemmeJohn Tomlinson and Sarah Connolly. Antonio Pappano conducts the opera, which changed the course of western music through its revolutionary score.

Un ballo in maschera on 10 January 2015 at 7.15pm.
The pre-recorded broadcast stars Joseph CallejaLiudmyla Monastyrska and Dmitri HvorostovskyDaniel Oren conducts one of Verdi's most sophisticated and subtle scores.

Idomeneo on 26 January 2015 at 6.30pm.
The pre-recorded broadcast stars Matthew PolenzaniFranco FagioliSophie Bevan and Malin Byström. Marc Minkowski conducts some of Mozart's most varied and inventive music, including the heroic 'Fuor del mar', tender duet ‘S’io non moro a questi accenti’ and the furious vocal acrobatics of 'D'Oreste, d'Ajace'.

Andrea Chénier live on 31 January 2015 at 7.15pm.
The live broadcast stars Jonas Kaufmann and Eva-Maria Westbroek. Antonio Pappano conducts Umberto Giordano's best-known work, which features the arias 'Come un bel dì di maggio' and 'La mamma morta'.

Die Zauberflöte on 13 April 2015 at 7.30pm.
The pre-recorded broadcast stars Pavol BreslikChristiane Karg, Markus Werba and Lauren FaganCornelius Meister conducts Mozart's comic opera, which features the show-stopping aria ‘Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen’.

Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny live on 14 March 2015 at 7.20pm.
The live broadcast stars Anne Sofie von OtterPeter HoareWillard W. White and Christine RiceMark Wigglesworth conducts Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's satirical opera, which features the diversely-influenced 'Alabama Song', 'Hurricane fugue' and 'Crane duet'.

Król Roger live on 16 May 2015 at 6.45pm.
The live broadcast stars Mariusz Kwiecień and Saimir PirguAntonio Pappano conducts Szymanowski's sumptuously-scored opera which draws on Byzantine, Oriental and Hellenic influences.

La bohème live on 8 June 2015 at 7.20pm.
The live broadcast stars Anna Netrebko and Joseph CallejaDan Ettinger conducts Puccini's masterpiece which features the aria 'O soave fanciulla' and one of all opera's most dramatic finales.

Don Giovanni on 13 July 2015 at 7pm.
The pre-recorded broadcast stars Christopher MaltmanAlex EspositoAlbina ShagimuratovaRolando VillazónDorothea Röschmann and Julia LezhnevaAlain Altinoglu conducts Mozart's tragicomedy, which features some of Mozart’s most dramatic music.

Guillaume Tell on 14th July 2015 at 5.50pm.
The live broadcast stars Gerald Finley, John Osborn and Malin ByströmAntonio Pappano conducts Rossini's final masterpiece, which features some of his greatest music.

All of the titles and broadcast dates listed above are subject to change. Please check BBC Radio 3’s Opera on 3 website for the latest schedule.

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This article has 2 comments

  1. Lauren responded on 25 February 2015 at 11:02pm Reply

    Which is right?
    MON 13th April at 7.30pm – MOZART THE MAGIC FLUTE from the ROH
    Christiane Karg, Pavol Breslik, Markus Werba and Lauren Fagan with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by Cornelius Meister
    Die Zauberflöte on 13 April 2015 at 7.30pm.
    The live broadcast stars Toby Spence, Janai Brugger, Markus Werba and Anna Siminska. Cornelius Meister conducts Mozart's comic opera, which features the show-stopping aria ‘Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen’.

    • Ellen West (Head of Creative Studios and Digital Products) responded on 2 March 2015 at 3:40pm

      Dear Lauren

      Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The casting is now correct on this page (Toby Spence, Janai Brugger, Markus Werba and Anna Siminska).

      Best wishes


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