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Cosi Fan Tutte19970911As a curtain-raiser to a new series of the programmes in which singers talk to Rodney Milnes about their interpretations of particular operatic roles, another chance to hear an earlier programme in which baritone Thomas Hampson talks about Mozart's `Cosi fan tutte'.
He discusses the characters of Guglielmo and Don Alfonso, with recordings conducted by James Levine and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
The Flying Dutchman19970918The first of six programmes in which singers talk to Rodney Milnes about their interpretations of particular operatic roles.
German soprano Anja Silja talks about the character Senta in Wagner's `The Flying Dutchman'.
The conservation is illustrated with excerpts from the recording Silja made with conductor Otto Klemperer.
Wozzeck19970925The second of six programmes in which singers talk to Rodney Milnes about their interpretations of particular operatic roles.
German baritone Franz Grundheber talks about the title role in Berg's `Wozzeck', of which he has been the pre-eminent interpreter for more than a decade.
The programme features a recording of the opera he made with Daniel Barenboim conducting and with Waltraud Meier, Graham Clark, Gunter von Kannen and Endrik Wottrich also in the cast.
Don Pasquale19971002The third of six programmes in which singers talk to Rodney Milnes about their interpretations of particular operatic roles.
Italian soprano Graziella Sciutti talks about the role of Norina in Donizetti's `Don Pasquale'.
The programme features a recording of the opera she made in 1964 with conductor Istvan Kertesz and singers Fernando Corena, Juan Oncina and Tom Krause.
Iphigenie En Tauride19971009The fourth of six programmes in which singers talk to Rodney Milnes about their interpretations of particular operatic roles.
Mezzo Diana Montague talks about the title role in Gluck's `Iphigenie en Tauride'.
The programme features a recording of the opera she made in 1985 with conductor John Eliot Gardiner and singers Thomas Allen, John Aler and Rene Massis.
Elektra19971016The fifth of six programmes in which singers talk to Rodney Milnes about their interpretations of particular operatic roles.
Soprano Hildegard Behrens discusses the title role of Richard Strauss's `Elektra', with exceprts from the recording of the opera she made in 1988 with Seiji Ozawa conducting and a cast including Christa Ludwig, Nadine Secunde and Jorma Hynninen.
 19971023Concluding the series in which singers talk to Rodney Milnes about their interpretations of particular operatic roles.
La Traviata19971222The first of five programmes in which singers talk to Rodney Milnes about their interpretations of particular operatic roles.
Ileana Cotrubas talks about Violetta in Verdi's `La traviata', using the recording she made with the Bavarian State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Carlos Kleiber.
Porgy And Bess19971223The second of five programmes in which singers talk to Rodney Milnes about their interpretations of particular operatic roles.
Willard White talks about Porgy in Gershwin's `Porgy and Bess', with excerpts from both the recordings he has made.
The first was with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Lorin Maazel, and the second with the Glyndebourne Chorus and the LONDON Philharmonic, conductor Simon Rattle.
Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail19971224The third of five programmes in which singers talk to Rodney Milnes about their interpretations of particular operatic roles.
Kurt Streit talks about Belmonte in Mozart's `Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail', using the recording he made with Cheryl Studer and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bruno Weil.
Aida19971225The fourth of five programmes in which singers talk to Rodney Milnes about their interpretations of particular operatic roles.
Leontyne Price talks about the title role in Verdi's `Aida', with excerpts from the recordings she made with the Orchestra of the Rome Opera, conducted by Georg Solti, and the LONDON Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Erich Leinsdorf.
Werther19971226The last of five programmes in which singers talk to Rodney Milnes about their interpretations of particular operatic roles.
Nicolai Gedda talks about the title role in Massenet's `Werther', with excerpts from the recordings he made with Victoria de los Angeles, as Charlotte, and the PARIS Orchestra, conducted by Georges Pretre.

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