12:15 James Egglestone

Tenor performing The Messiah with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

12:40 Peter Mechen

Upbeat contributor interviews New Zealand tenor Jon Andrew

1pm Lara McGregor

Fortune Theatre Artistic Director

Fortune Theatre

And: read Paul Bushnell's review of Opera Australia's Die Walküre here: http://www.radionz.co.nz/concert/programmes/upbeat/collections/opera-australias-ring-cycle/die-walkure

Music played in this show

MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No 3 in A minor Op 56, Scottish
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch / Riccardo Chailly
Decca 478 1525

BLAKE: Till Human Voices Wake Us
James Egglestone (ten), New Zealand SO / Tecwyn Evans
RNZ Rec.24/04/2013

HANDEL: Ev’ry Valley and And the Glory of the Lord from Messiah
Simon O’Neill (ten), Orpheus Choir, New Zealand SO / Graham Abbott
RNZ Rec.15/12/2012

STRAUSS: Der Rosenkavalier
Jon Andrew (Ten), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/ John Pritchard
Glyndebourne: GFOCD 010-65

BREL: Ne Me Quitte Pas
Jacques Brel

MOZART: Queen of the night aria from The Magic Flute
Florence Foster Jenkins (sop), Cosme McMoon (pno)
NAXOS 8.120711