WPRB, 103.3 FM Princeton, NJ, and on the internet at www.wprb.com
Sunday, 6:00-10:00 am Eastern Time


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(Started Feb. 10, 2016)


Sunday, February 14  To celebrate Valentine's Day we will be listening to Friedrich von Flotow's "Martha". This historical 1944 recording features Erna Berger, Peter Anders, Josef Greindl, and Else Tegetthoff. The performance is conducted by Johannes Schüler. After the opera, we will listen to duets from romantic operas chosen my Sunday Morning Opera Facebook group.

         
Friedrich von Flotow and Erna Berger

         
Peter Anders and Josef Greindl


Sunday, February 21  Celebrating the birthday of Arrigo Boito with his opera "Mefistofele". This 1973 recording features Norman Treigle, Montserrat Caballé, and Placido Domingo. The conductor is Julius Rudel.

              
Arrigo Boito, Norman Treigle (as Mefistofele), and Montserrat Caballé

         
Placido Domingo and Julius Rudel



Sunday, February 28  Celebrating the birthday of Gioacchino Rossini with his opera "Ricciardo e Zoraide". This 1995 recording features Bruce Ford, Nellie Miricioiu, William Matteuzzi, and Alastair Miles. The conductor is David Parry.

Note: Due to the length of the opera, we will begin at 6:15 am.

         
Gioacchino Rossini and Nellie Miricioiu



Sunday, March 6  We will be celebrating the birthday of Norman Treigle in "Les Contes d'Hoffmann", by Jacques Offenbach. This 1972 recording also features Beverly Sills as the four heroines, and Stuart Burrows. The performance is conducted by Julius Rudel.

         
Jacques Offenbach and Norman Treigle

              
Stuart Burrows, Beverly Sills, and Julius Rudel


Sunday, March 13  Celebrating the birthday of Teresa Berganza in "Carmen", by Georges Bizet. This 1977 recording also features Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, and Ileana Cotrubas. The conductor is Claudio Abbado.

Note that Daylight Saving Time begins early this Sunday morning at 2:00 am, so remember to set your clocks ahead one hour.

Note: Due to the length of the opera, we will begin at 6:45 am Eastern Daylight Time.

              
Georges Bizet, Teresa Berganza, and Plácido Domingo

                   
Sherrill Milnes, Ileana Cotrubas, Claudio Abbado


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