Wednesday, August 05, 2009

With Funding From “A Great Nation Deserves Great Art” NEA, Sharon Rockefeller’s WETA/WGMS To Broadcast Handel’s Faramondo & Haydn’s Orlando Paladino

Haydn's and Fertőd’s Esterházy Palace is part of the Fertö-Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape and was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001. I visited in September 2002.

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Metropolitan Theatre of Lausanne
August 8, 2009, 1:00 pm

Composer: G. F. Handel
Conductor: Diego Fasolis

The up and coming Swiss Baroque ensemble I Barocchisti brings us a seldom-heard drama by Handel, sung by a top-notch cast, from Lausanne's beautiful Salle Metropole.

Cast: Max Emanuel Cencic (Faramondo); Sophie Karthäuser (Clotilde); Marina de Liso (Rosimonda); Insung Sinn (Gustavo); Philippe Jaroussky (Adolfo); Xavier Sabata Corominas (Gernando); Fulvio Bettini (Teobaldo); Johann Ebert (Childerico)


Orlando Paladino
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
August 29, 2009, 1:00 pm

Composer: Joseph Hadyn
Conductor: Alessandro De Marchi

Of all Haydn's operas, this was the most popular in his lifetime, and arguably his best, described as "a comedy of errors in which most of the characters are in love with the wrong partner." Orlando, literally crazy for love, goes in search of Medoro and Angelica, while Rodomonte is trying to kill him, and the witch Alcina targets him with fiendish hexes.

Cast: Henriette Bonde-Hansen (Angelica); Marcel Reijans (Orlando); Pietro Spagnoli (Rodomonte); Elena Monti (Alcina); Kenneth Tarver (Medoro); Nikolay Borchev (Pasquale); Martijn Cornet (Caronte); Peter Gijsbertsen (Licone); Laura Cherici (Eurilla)



But will Sharon Rockefeller's WETA-TV ever broadcast the San Francisco Symphony's Keeping Score project, which contains 'modern' music by Mahler, Ives, Copland, Stravinsky, and Shostakovich banned on Sharon Rockefeller's WETA/WGMS?


Photo credit: (c) Zsolt and Budapest (Hunagary) Daily Photo 2009. Copyright controlled. With thanks.


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