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Sunday, October 26  Remembering Victoria de los Angeles in Giacomo Puccini's "Madama Butterfly". This 1954 recording also features Giuseppe Di Stefano and Tito Gobbi, in a performance conducted by Gianandrea Gavazzeni.

         
Giacomo Puccini and Victoria de los Angeles (as Cio-Cio-San)

              
Giuseppe Di Stefano (as Pinkerton), Tito Gobbi, and Gianandrea Gavazzeni


Sunday, November 2  Remembering Vincenzo Bellini with his opera "Il Pirata". This live performance from the Florence May Festival in 1967 features Piero Cappuccilli, Montserrat Caballé, and Flaviano Labò. The performance is conducted by Franco Capuana.

Please note that we will be returning to Standard Time Sunday morning at 2:00 am,
so remember to set your clocks back one hour.


                   
Vincenzo Bellini, Piero Cappuccilli, Montserrat Caballé, and Flaviano Labò


Sunday, November 9  We will be remembering Anita Cerquetti, who passed away on November 11 of this year, in Luigi Cherubini's "Gli Abencerragi". This 1956 recording also features Louis Roney, and Mario Petri. The conductor is Carlo Maria Giulini.

              
Luigi Cherubini, Anita Cerquetti, and Carlo Maria Giulini


Sunday, November 16  Celebrating the birthday of Carl Maria von Weber with his opera "Silvana". This performance from March 1996 features Alexander Spemann, Angelina Ruzzafante, and Andreas Haller. The performance is conducted by Gerhard Markson.

    
Carl Maria von Weber


Sunday, November 23  We will be listening to "Der Rosenkavalier" by Richard Strauss. This 1956 recording features Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Otto Edelmann, Christa Ludwig, Eberhard Wächter, Teresa Stich-Randall, Ljuba Weltsch, and Nicolai Gedda. The conductor is Herbert von Karajan.

Note that this broadcast will begin at 6:15 am.


              
Richard Strauss, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Otto Edelmann (as Baron Ochs)

                 
Christa Ludwig (as Octavian), Eberhard Wächter, and Teresa Stich-Randall

                 
Ljuba Weltsch, Nicolai Gedda, and Herbert von Karajan


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