XM Satellite Radio Highlights Feb 14-17

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

12  noon WFMT/European Opera: Rossini’s La Donna del lago from the Wallonie Opera–followed by another Rossini for us, courtesy of our Opera Rara friends: Zelmira recorded live at the 2003 Edinburgh Festival.

Remember, these always repeat Saturday also noon eastern, and the next Tuesday at 6 pm eastern.

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

Wagner Thursdays–(noon, 9 am Pacific)— In the vast cycle of works, we’re back to the Tristan und Isolde featuring Deborah Voigt (with some reflections from the lady herself); and the Massenet rarity, Le Jongleur de Notre Dame.

 Friday, February 16th, 2007

Big Ticket Friday Special (noon eastern, 9 am Pacific)— A Jessye Norman spectacular–first, TWO Verdi operas–Un Giorno di Regno & Il Corsaro; and the wonderful 1988 Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos.

Friday Night at the Opera (6 pm eastern, 3 pm Pacific)—From Tuesday: A reprise of our Robert Merrill tribute (and perfect for Valentine’s Day) as we look at two aspects of love: Carmen and The Barber of Seville.

 Saturday, February 17th, 2007

Saturday A.M. (Begins 6 am Eastern, 3 am Pacific)—

  • The Vocal Scene with George Jellinek: “Two Immortal Tenors;”
  • The Denyce Graves Show (9:04 eastern, 6:04 Pacific): Denyce shares her special memories of Marian Anderson, including exclusive performances by this great lady;
  • Millennium of Music (10:10 eastern, 10:10 Pacific): Spotlight on the Netherlands (the Holland Festival of Early Music 2006)—Two Italianate Austrians. At 11:10: the Berlioz Te Deum.

Big Ticket Saturday: (noon eastern, 9 am Pacific—repeats Tuesday at 6 pm eastern, 3 pm Pacific): WFMT/European Opera: Rossini’s La Donna del lago from the Wallonie Opera–followed by another Rossini for us, courtesy of our Opera Rara friends: Zelmira recorded live at the 2003 Edinburgh Festival.

Saturday Night at the Opera (6 pm eastern, 3 pm Pacific)— A Jessye Norman spectacular–first, TWO Verdi operas–Un Giorno di Regno & Il Corsaro; and the wonderful 1988 Strauss Ariadne auf Naxos.

 

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One Response to XM Satellite Radio Highlights Feb 14-17

  1. Will says:

    As you know, I’m in the process of building a new house in New Hampshire. I would like to have some radio service that has opera regularly. What do you think of the ones whose programs you list, in terms of cost, value of the programming, reliability of signal, etc.?

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