Juan Diego Flórez, Gregory Kunde, Rosa Feola & Xabier Anduaga Headline Rai5 Broadcasts for Next WeekBy Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credits: Sony Classical / Chris Gloag / Todd Rosenberg / Elena Cherkashyna)
Italian television channel Rai5 has announced broadcasts for the week of Feb. 7 – Feb. 13, 2021.
The opera broadcasts will be dedicated to composer Gioachino Rossini. The stream on Feb. 7 will be dedicated to the late soprano Mirella Freni.
The broadcast of Cilea’s opera “Adriana Lecouvreur” is first in the line. The cast includes Mirella Freni, Fiorenza Cossotto, Peter Dvorsky, Alessandro Cassis, Ernesto Gavazzi, Osvaldo Di Credico, Patrizia Dordi, and Sara Mingardo. Gianandrea Gavazzeni conducts the production by Lamberto Puggelli. The opera was filmed at the Teatro alla Scala in 1989.
Streaming date: Feb. 7, 2021 at 10 a.m. CET
A production of “Mosé in Egitto” follows. The opera stars Roberto Scandiuzzi, Mariella Devia, Rockwell Blake, Gloria Scalchi, and Michele Pertusi. Salvatore Accardo conducts the production by Hugo de Ana. The opera was filmed at the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli.
Streaming date: Feb. 8, 2021 at 10 a.m. CET
“Le comte Ory” is next in the line. The opera spotlights Yijie Shi, Maria José Moreno, Laura Polverelli, Rinnat Moriah, Natalia Gavrilan, Roberto De Candia, and Lorenzo Regazzo. Paolo Carignani conducts the production by Lluis Pasqual. The opera was filmed at the Rossini Opera Festival in 2009.
Streaming date: Feb. 9, 2021 at 10 a.m. CET
“La donna del lago” follows. The opera features Rockwell Blake, Giorgio Surian, Chris Merritt, June Anderson, and Martine Dupuy. Riccardo Muti conducts the production by Werner Herzog. The opera was filmed at the Teatro alla Scala in 1992.
Streaming date: Feb. 10, 2021 at 10 a.m. CET
In the evening, spectators will be able to see the production of “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” with Edgardo Rocha, Riccardo Novaro, Lucia Cirillo, and Giorgio Caoduro. Diego Fasolis conducts the production by Carmelo Rifici. The opera was filmed at the Sala Teatro LAC di Lugano in 2018.
Streaming date: Feb. 10, 2021 at 10:15 p.m. CET
The production of “Adelaide di Borgogna” stars Daniela Barcellona, Jessica Pratt, and Nicola Ulivieri. Dmitri Jurowski conducts the production by Pier’Alli. The opera was filmed at the Teatro Rossini di Pesaro.
Streaming date: Feb. 11, 2021 at 10 a.m. CET
“Zelmira” is next in the line. The opera stars Kate Aldrich, Marianna Pizzolato, Alex Esposito, Juan Diego Flórez, and Gregory Kunde. Roberto Abbado conducts the production by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti. The opera was filmed at the Adriatic Arena di Pesaro.
Streaming date: Feb. 12, 2021 at 10 a.m. CET
Finally, the production of Vivaldi’s opera ” L’Olimpiade” will end the weekly slate. The opera spotlights Patrizio La Placa, Daniela Salvo, Francesca Lione, Sandro Rossi, Emma Alessi Innocenti, Maddalena De Biasi, and Elcin Huseynov. Francesco Erle conducts the production by Bepi Morassi. The opera was filmed at the Festival Vicenza in Lirica in September 2020.
Streaming date: Feb. 13, 2021 at 7:55 a.m. CET and 6:30 p.m. CET
Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle” features Barbara Frittoli, Sara Mingardo, Alfonso Zambuto, and Davide Giangragorio.
Streaming date: Feb. 11, 2021 at 4:42 p.m. CET
Soprano Rosa Feola and tenor Xabier Anduaga perform a concert featuring works by Verdi, Gounod, Offenbach, and Donizetti. Daniel Harding conducts. The concert was filmed at the Teatro alla Fenice in 2020.
Streaming date: Feb. 11, 2021 at 9:15 p.m. CET