The Last Verista’s “Pick of the Week” on Met Opera Radio for Dec. 6, 2010: Birgit Nilsson in Richard Strauss’ “Elektra”

If you have little time to listen this week, do listen to this production, conducted by James Levine, with Birgit Nilsson, Leonie Rysanek, and Mignon Dunn from 1980.

 

On at:

Thursday at 9pm

Saturday at 9am

 

Here’s the rest of this week’s line-up:

Wednesday, 12/8
6:00 AM ET Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail
4/12/1980-Levine; Eda-Pierre, Alexander, Battle, Atherton, Berberian

9:00 AM ET Wagner: Tannhäuser
1/9/1954-Szell; Vinay, Harshaw, London, Varnay, Hines

12:00 PM ET Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa
3/18/2006-Gergiev; Putilin, Guryakova, Balashov, Burchuladze, Diadkova

3:00 PM ET Offenbach: Les Contes d’Hoffmann
3/27/1982-Chailly; Domingo, Welting, Troyanos, Eda-Pierre, Morris, Howells, Sénéchal

8:00 PM ET Puccini: La Bohème (LIVE FROM THE MET)
Rizzi Brignoli; Stoyanova, Calleja, Dehn, Capitanucci, Groissböck, Tiliakos

12:00 AM ET Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera
2/28/1959-Schippers; Stella, Peerce, Merrill, Madeira, Hurley

Nilsson as Elektra

 

Thursday, 12/9
6:00 AM ET Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
1/22/1977-Conlon; Valente, Burrows, Shane, Plishka, Uppman

9:00 AM ET Janácek: Kát’a Kabanová
1/9/1999-Mackerras; Malfitano, Forst, Karnéus, Straka, Baker

12:00 PM ET Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
3/10/2007-Levine; Morris, Hong, Botha, Zifchak, Polenzani, Ketelsen

6:00 PM ET Verdi: Luisa Miller
1/27/1979-Levine; Scotto, Domingo, Milnes, Giaiotti, Morris, Kraft

9:00 PM ET R. Strauss: Elektra
2/16/1980-Levine; Nilsson, Rysanek, Dunn, McIntyre

12:00 AM ET Bellini: I Puritani
3/30/1991-Bonynge; Gruberova, Merritt, Gavanelli, Plishka

 

 

Friday, 12/10
6:00 AM ET Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa
3/18/2006-Gergiev; Putilin, Guryakova, Balashov, Burchuladze, Diadkova

9:00 AM ET Offenbach: Les Contes d’Hoffmann
3/27/1982-Chailly; Domingo, Welting, Troyanos, Eda-Pierre, Morris, Howells, Sénéchal

12:00 PM ET Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera
2/28/1959-Schippers; Stella, Peerce, Merrill, Madeira, Hurley

3:00 PM ET Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail
4/12/1980-Levine; Eda-Pierre, Alexander, Battle, Atherton, Berberian

6:00 PM ET Wagner: Tannhäuser
1/9/1954-Szell; Vinay, Harshaw, London, Varnay, Hines

9:00 PM ET Gounod: Faust
2/26/1972-Rich; Domingo, Zylis-Gara, Sereni, Tozzi

12:00 AM ET Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice
1/18/1958-Rudolf; Stevens, Amara, Cundari

 

Saturday, 12/11
6:00 AM ET Bellini: I Puritani
3/30/1991-Bonynge; Gruberova, Merritt, Gavanelli, Plishka

9:00 AM ET R. Strauss: Elektra
2/16/1980-Levine; Nilsson, Rysanek, Dunn, McIntyre

12:00 PM ET Verdi: Luisa Miller
1/27/1979-Levine; Scotto, Domingo, Milnes, Giaiotti, Morris, Kraft

3:00 PM ET Janácek: Kát’a Kabanová
1/9/1999-Mackerras; Malfitano, Forst, Karnéus, Straka, Baker

6:00 PM ET Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
3/10/2007-Levine; Morris, Hong, Botha, Zifchak, Polenzani, Ketelsen

12:00 AM ET Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
1/22/1977-Conlon; Valente, Burrows, Shane, Plishka, Uppman

Sunday, 12/12
6:00 AM ET Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice
1/18/1958-Rudolf; Stevens, Amara, Cundari

9:00 AM ET Gounod: Faust
2/26/1972-Rich; Domingo, Zylis-Gara, Sereni, Tozzi

12:00 PM ET Wagner: Tannhäuser
1/9/1954-Szell; Vinay, Harshaw, London, Varnay, Hines

3:00 PM ET Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa
3/18/2006-Gergiev; Putilin, Guryakova, Balashov, Burchuladze, Diadkova

6:00 PM ET Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail
4/12/1980-Levine; Eda-Pierre, Alexander, Battle, Atherton, Berberian

9:00 PM ET The Met on Record: L’elisir d’amore (1990)
Levine; Battle, Pavarotti, Nucci

12:00 AM ET Offenbach: Les Contes d’Hoffmann
3/27/1982-Chailly; Domingo, Welting, Troyanos, Eda-Pierre, Morris, Howells, Sénéchal

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