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Sunday, April 27  Celebrating the birthday of Friedrich von Flotow with his opera "Martha". This 1977 recording features Lucia Popp, Siegfried Jerusalem, and Karl Ridderbusch. The performance is conducted by Heinz Wallberg.

Friedrich von Flotow and Lucia Popp

Siegfried Jerusalem and Heinz Wallberg

Sunday, May 4  Celebrating the birthday of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with his opera "Tcherevichki" ("The Slippers"). This 1948 recording features Georgi Nelepp, Elisaveta Antonova, Alexei Ivanov, Maxim Mikhailov, and Elena Kruglikova. The performance is conducted by Alexander Melik-Pashayev.

Please note that this broadcast will begin at 6:45 am.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and the Devil

Sunday, May 11  Celebrating the birthday of Bidú Sayão in "Rigoletto" by Giuseppe Verdi. This live performance from December 29, 1945 also features Jussi Bjoerling and Leonard Warren. The conductor by Cesare Sodero.

Giuseppe Verdi and Bidú Sayão (as Gilda)

Jussi Bjoerling (as the Duke) and Leonard Warren (as Rigoletto)

Sunday, May 18  Celebrating the birthday of Boris Christoff in Charles Gounod's "Faust". This 1958 recording also features Nicolai Gedda and Victoria de los Angeles. The conductor is André Cluytens.

Please note that this broadcast will begin at 6:15 am.

Charles Gounod and Boris Christoff

Nicolai Gedda, Victoria de los Angeles, and André Cluytens

Sunday, May 25  Celebrating the birthday of Beverly Sills as "La Fille du Régiment", by Gaetano Donizetti. This 1969 recording also features Fernando Corena and Grayson Hirst. The conductor is Roland Gagnon.

Gaetano Donizetti, Beverly Sills, and Fernando Corena

Sunday, June 1  Celebrating the birthday of Frederica Von Stade as "Cendrillon" by Jules Massenet. This 1978 recording also features Nicolai Gedda, Jules Bastin, Jane Berbié, and Ruth Welting. The performance is conducted by Julius Rudel.

Jules Massenet and Frederica Von Stade (as Cendrillon)

Nicolai Gedda, Ruth Welting, and Julius Rudel

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