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Sunday, August 31
Celebrating the birthday of Amilcare Ponchielli with his first opera
"I Promessi Sposi". This 2003 recording features
Natalia Margarit, Marcello Bedoni, and Maurizio Zanchetti.
The conductor is Silvano Frontalini.
After the opera, we will remember Rudolf Schock.
Amilcare Ponchielli, Renzo and Lucia, and Rudolf Schock
Sunday, September 7
Celebrating the birthday of Ramón Vargas in
"Alzira" by Giuseppe Verdi. This 1999 recording also features
Marina Mescheriakova and Slobodan Stankovic.
The conductor is Fabio Luisi.
Giuseppe Verdi, Ramón Vargas, and Fabio Luisi
Sunday, September 14
Celebrating the birthday of Leonard Bernstein with this 1989 recording of
his operetta "Candide". Featured are Jerry Hadley,
June Anderson, Christa Ludwig, and Nicolai Gedda, in a performance
conducted by the composer.
After the opera, we will remember Helge Roswaenge.
Leonard Bernstein, June Anderson, and Jerry Hadley
Christa Ludwig, Nicolai Gedda, and Helge Roswaenge
Sunday, September 21
Celebrating the birthday of Alfredo Kraus in
"Manon", by Jules Massenet. This 1982 recording
also features Ileana Cotrubas, Gino Quilico, and José Van Dam,
in a performance conducted by Michel Plasson.
Note that this broadcast will begin at 6:30 am.
Jules Massenet, Alfredo Kraus, and Ileana Cotrubas
Gino Quilico, José Van Dam, and Michel Plasson
Sunday, September 28
Celebrating the birthday of Fritz Wunderlich
with Mozart's "The Abduction from the Seraglio".
This 1965 recording also features
Erika Köth, Lotte Schädle, and Kurt Böhme.
The conductor is Eugen Jochum.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Fritz Wunderlich, and Kurt Böhme
Sunday, October 5
Celebrating the birthday of Luigi Cherubini with his opera
"Gli Abencerragi". This 1956 recording features
Anita Cerquetti, Louis Roney, and Mario Petri.
The conductor is Carlo Maria Giulini.
Luigi Cherubini, Anita Cerquetti, and Carlo Maria Giulini
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