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Sunday, 6:00-10:00 am Eastern Time

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Sunday, September 6  We will be celebrating the birthday of Robert Aldridge with his opera "Elmer Gantry". This 2010 recording features Keith Phares and Patricia Risley. The performance is conducted by William Boggs.

Robert Aldridge, and Elmer Gantry as played by Burt Lancaster in the 1960 film

Sunday, September 13  Remembering Nicolai Ghiaurov on his birthday in the title role of "Don Giovanni" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This 1970 recording also features Sesto Bruscantini, Gundula Janowitz, Alfredo Kraus, and Sena Jurinac. The conductor is Carlo Maria Giulini.

Due to the length of this opera, the broadcast will begin at 6:30 am.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Nicolai Ghiaurov (as Don Giovanni), and Sesto Bruscantini (as Leporello)

Gundula Janowitz, Alfredo Kraus, Sena Jurinac, and Carlo Maria Giulini

Sunday, September 20  Remembering Fritz Wunderlich in "Alcina" by George Frideric Händel. Also featured in this 1959 recording are Dame Joan Sutherland, and Jeanette van Dijck. The performance is conducted by Ferdinand Leitner.

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

George Frideric Händel, Fritz Wunderlich, and Dame Joan Sutherland (as Alcina)

Sunday, September 27  Celebrating the birthday of Dmitri Shostakovich with his opera "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk". This 1978 recording features Galina Vishnevskaya, Nicolai Gedda, and Robert Tear. The performance is conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich.

Note that due to the length of the opera this broadcast will begin at 6:45 am.

Dmitri Shostakovich, Galina Vishnevskaya, and Nicolai Gedda

Robert Tear and Mstislav Rostropovich

Sunday, October 4  Remembering Saverio Mercadante with his opera "Elena Da Feltre". This 1997 recording features Monica Colonna, Nicola Ulivieri, and Cesare Catani. The performance is conducted by Maurizio Benini.

Saverio Mercadante

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