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(Started Feb. 10, 2016)

Sunday, September 25  Celebrating the birthday of George Gershwin with his opera "Porgy and Bess". We'll hear 25-year-old Leontyne Price as Bess in this 1952 Berlin performance, which also features William Warfield and Cab Calloway. The performance is conducted by Alexander Smallens.

George Gershwin and Leontyne Price (as Bess)

William Warfield and Cab Calloway (as Sportin' Life in the 1953 revival of "Porgy and Bess")

Sunday, October 2  Celebrating the birthday of Fritz Wunderlich in "The Bartered Bride", by Bedřich Smetana. Also featured in this 1963 recording are Pilar Lorengar, Gottlob Frick, and Ivan Sardi. The performance is conducted by Rudolf Kempe.

Bedřich Smetana and Fritz Wunderlich

Pilar Lorengar, Gottlob Frick, and Rudolf Kempe

Sunday, October 9  Celebrating the birthday of Giuseppe Verdi with his opera "Otello". Featured in this NBC broadcast of December 1947 are Ramón Vinay, Herva Nelli, and Giuseppe Valdengo. The conductor is Arturo Toscanini.

Giuseppe Verdi and Ramón Vinay (as Otello)

Herva Nelli (as Dedemona, with Ramón Vinay as Otello) and Arturo Toscanini

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