Your presenter Tim’s enthusiasm for opera and ballet is evident as he talks about three productions in Melbourne at the moment – the ballet Swan Lake and the operas Aida and Ernani. Enjoy excerpts from each in this show, plus , as always, more!

Playlist: 09 May 2021

– Saint-Saëns: Septet in E-flat major, op.65: III. Intermede. Quatuor Pascal.
– Purcell: Come Ye Sons of Art: III. Sound the Trumpet. Monteverdi Orchestra/ John Eliot Gardiner.
– Paisiello: Piano Concerto no.4 in G minor: II. Largo. Francesco Nicolosi, pno. Collegium Philamonicum Chamber Orchestra/ Gennaro Cappabianca.
– Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, op.20: Act I Waltz. Chicago Symphony Orchestra/ Sir Georg Solti.
– Verdi: Aida: Triumphal March. Orchestra Del Teatro dell’opera di Roma/ Sir Georg Solti.
– Verdi: Ernani: Act I: “Da quell di che t’ho veduta”. Leontyne Price, sop. Mario Sereni, bar. Metropolitan Opera Orchestra/ Thomas Schippers.
– Arensky: Trio no.1 in D minor, op.32: Adagio. Jascha Heifetz, vln. Leonard Pennario, pno. Gregor Piatigorsky, vlc.
– Dun: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Eternal Vow. Yo-Yo Ma, vlc. Shanghai National Orchestra.
– Rodrigo: Canticos Nupciales: Ofertorio. Ana Maria Martinez.
– Delius: Hassan: Serenade and Interlude. Robert Tear, ten. Hallé Orchestra/ Sir John Barbirolli.

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