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It started with Priscilla …. Let your imagination run riot! This week’s theme is Opera Drag, with your host starring in all the soprano show-stopper roles.
Tim might or might not win prizes for his dreamed of drag act, but he would definitely win the World’s Worst prize for his original joke in tonight’s show. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!

Playlist: 31 May 2020

  • Verdi: La Traviata: Act I: Sempre Libera. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop. Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale of Florence/ Sir John Pritchard. (Recorded 1961)
  • Catalani: La Wally: Act I: Ebben, ne andro lontana. Maria Callas, sop.
  • Richter: Autumn Music 2.
  • Puccini: Madama Butterfly. Act II: Un Bel Di. Mirella Freni, sop. Vienna PO/ Herbert von Karajan. (Recorded 1988)
  • Marais: The Bells of St. Genevieve. Guildhall String Ensemble.
  • Bernstein: Candide: Act I: Glitter and Be Gay. Barbara Cook, sop. Candide Orchestra.
  • Beethoven: Piano Sonata no.13: 2nd movement. Daniel Barenboim.
  • Bizet: Carmen: Act I: Habanera “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle”. Leontyne Price, mezzo. Vienna PO/ Herbert von Karajan.
  • Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor: Act III: Il Dolce Suono (Mad Scene). Montserrat Caballé, sop. New Philharmonia Orch/ Jésus López-Cobos.

About the author: Margaret


Long-time JOY 94.9 listener. Podcaster since 2015: formerly - Friday Drive (Driving you mad, driving you crazy); currently - Friday Night Live with David & Sue; Queen of the Night; Queer Concert Hall.


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