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Sunday, April 20
Celebrating the birthday of Ruggiero Leoncavallo with his opera
This 1958 recording from Teatro San Carlo in Naples features
Ettore Bastianini, Rosetta Noli, and Walter Monachesi.
The conductor is Francesco Molinari Pradelli.
Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Ettore Bastianini (as Rodolfo), and Francesco Molinari Pradelli
Sunday, April 27
Celebrating the birthday of Friedrich von Flotow with his opera
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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