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Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro
21 Jan, 2021 | 2:03:34 |
EN | Program Coordinator | Flat Baroque: High Brow Radio by Low Brow Folks

In this episode, we present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, or The Marriage of Figaro, a four act comic opera composed in 1786 to an Italian libretto written by Lorenzo da Ponte. Based on the second stage comedy, La folle journee in the Figaro trilogy written by Pierre Beaumarchais, Le nozze di Figaro first premiered in Vienna at...
Mozart's Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute)
14 Jan, 2021 | 1:59:50 |
EN | Program Coordinator | Flat Baroque: High Brow Radio by Low Brow Folks

In this edition, we present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Die Zauberflote, or The Magic Flute. The performance was recorded at the Nationaltheatre Munchen/Munich National Theatre in 1964 with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bavarian State Opera Chorus conducted by Fritz Reiger with the vocal talents of Fritz Wunderlich, Anneliese Rothenberger,, Gertrud Freedmann, Ferry Gruber, Albrecht Peter, Karl Christian Kohn, Keith...
The Barber of Seville
08 Jan, 2021 | 1:59:10 |
EN | Program Coordinator | Flat Baroque: High Brow Radio by Low Brow Folks

In this episode, we present Il barbiere di Siviglia, or The Barber of Seville composed by Giochino Rossino to an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini. This two act opera recounts the events of the first in the Figaro trilogy written by French playwright, Pierre Baumarchais that revolve around the character Figaro, the barber in our opera today, and famously the...
Ep. 12 Puccini's La Boheme
17 Nov, 2020 | 1:55:19 |
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In this episode, we feature La Boheme composed in 1895 by Giacomo Puccino to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. This four act opera is based on Henri Murger's 1851 novel, Scènes de la vie de bohème (1851) and is set in the Parisian Latin Quarter around 1830 with a focus on a young seamstress and her...
Ep. 10 Monteverde's L'Orfeo
03 Nov, 2020 | 1:51:57 |
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Hallowe'en has passed but who doesn't love a little more spookiness! This episode of Flat Baroque features the New London Concort's performance of Claudio Monteverde's L'Orfeo. First performed in 1607 with a libretto by Alessandro Striggio, L'Orfeo is one of the earliest operas that is still performed today. There are many characters including Orfeo, Eurydices, Speranza, Caronte, Prosoperina and Plutone...
Ep. 9 Strauss's Die Fledermaus
27 Oct, 2020 | 1:55:22 |
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Happy Hallowe'en! In this week's episode, we present Strauss's Die Fledermaus, a crowd pleaser replete with masks and masquerade and even a bat suit. This operetta, composed by Johann Strauss to a German libretto co-written by Karl Haffner and Richard Genée premiered in Vienna in 1874. The version we'll listen to here is peformed by the Bayerisches Staatsorchester (Bavarian State...
Ep. 8 Verdi's Rigoletto
20 Oct, 2020 | 2:00:29 |
EN | Program Coordinator | Flat Baroque: High Brow Radio by Low Brow Folks

Our ninth episode of Flat Baroque is a presentation of Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto with libretto by Francesco Maria Piave that premiered in Venice in 1851. This partictular performance is by Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna accompanied by Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna conducted by Riccardo Chailly was recorded in 1989. It features the voice talents of June Anderson,...
Puccini's Tosca
13 Oct, 2020 | 1:59:57 |
EN | Program Coordinator | Flat Baroque: High Brow Radio by Low Brow Folks

This episode of Flat Baroque features Giocomo Puccini's opera Tosca. The piece you'll listen to was a 2004 performance by Orchestre de la Société des concerts du Conservatoire accompanied by Choeur National De L'Opéra De Paris and conducted by Georges Prêtre. It features to vocal talents of Maria Callas, Carlo Bergonzi, Tito Gobbi among others. I'm trying something new this...
ep. 6 El Barbarillo & Scheherazade
07 Oct, 2020 | 1:58:29 |
EN | Program Coordinator | Flat Baroque: High Brow Radio by Low Brow Folks

We're bringing you a double feature in this new episode of Flat Baroque. In the first hour and 12 minute segment, you'll enjoy Orquesta sinfonica de Tenerife's performance of Francisco Asenjo Barbieri's El Barbarillo de Lavapies, conducted by Victor Pablo Perez and featuring voices of Maria Bayo, Lola Casariego, Manuel Lanza, Juan Pons, Jose A Sempere and Stefano Palatchi. The...
Ep. 5 Beethoven's Fidelio
01 Oct, 2020 | 1:57:41 |
DE | Program Coordinator | Flat Baroque: High Brow Radio by Low Brow Folks

We're back this week with 2 hours of outstanding operatic performance with Beethoven's Fidelio performed by the Budapest Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia with the Hungarian Radio Chorus, conducted by Michael Halasz. Two hour episode split around the 57 minute mark to allow room for your station's psas, promos, ads and IDs.
Ep 4 Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust
23 Sep, 2020 | 1:59:11 |
FR | Program Coordinator | Flat Baroque: High Brow Radio by Low Brow Folks

Join us for two hours of gorgeous music presented in Hector Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust. This piece is performed by the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal and the OSM Chorus and is conducted by Charles Dutoit. This 1997 Juno Award winning performance features soloists Richard Leech, Gille Cachemaille, Francoise Pollet, and Michel Philippe. The episode is broken into two segments...
Ep. 3 Handel's Messiah
17 Sep, 2020 | 1:57:09 |
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Join us for a two hour operatic journey with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Toronto Mendelssohn Choir for a performance of Georg Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah. (CanCon) This episode is again split into two parts, the first containing Part I and the second containing Parts II and III so that you may add your station promos etc. in between.
Ep. 2 Massenet's Thais
09 Sep, 2020 | 2:00:04 |
FR | Program Coordinator | Flat Baroque: High Brow Radio by Low Brow Folks

Join us for two hours of great operatic performance! In this episode of Flat Baroque, listeners can enjoy Jules Massenet's composition Thais (French language libretto by Louis Gallet) performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with the Toronto Mendelsohn Choir. This episode is split into two parts to allow room for your station ids, promos, psas and ads between segments. Spoken...
Verdi: La Traviata
03 Sep, 2020 | 1:56:28 |
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Join us for the Bavarian State Orchestra, Ileana Cotrubas & Placido Domingo's performance of Verdi: La Traviata. Program is approximately 2 hours with a split into two distinct files to allow room for your station ids, psas, ads & promos. Spoken word mosaics include a bit about the performance and synopses of each Act in this Italian language performance.
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