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Sunday, January 25  We will be celebrating the birthday of Frederick Delius with his opera "Fennimore and Gerda". This 1997 recording features Randi Stene, Judith Howarth, Mark Tucker, and Peter Coleman-Wright. The conductor is Richard Hickox.

We will also be celebrating the birthday of Franz Schubert with his opera "Die Verschworenen", in a recording featuring Soile Isokoski and Peter Lika. The conductor is Christoph Spering.

Frederick Delius and Richard Hickox

Franz Schubert and Soile Isokoski

Sunday, February 1  Celebrating the birtday of Renata Tebaldi in the title role of La Wally by Alfredo Catalani. This 1968 recording also features Mario del Monaco, Piero Cappuccilli, and Justino Diaz. The conductor is Fausto Cleva.

Alfredo Catalani, Renata Tebaldi, and Mario del Monaco

Piero Cappuccilli, Justino Diaz, and Fausto Cleva

Sunday, February 8  Celebrating the birthday of Jussi Bjoerling in Giuseppe Verdi's "Il Trovatore". This 1952 recording also features Zinka Milanov, Fedora Barbieri, and Leonard Warren. The performance is conducted by Renato Cellini.

Guiseppe Verdi and Jussi Bjoerling (as Manrico)

Zinka Milanov (as Leonora), Fedora Barbieri (as Azucena), and Leonard Warren

Sunday, February 15  Celebrating the birthday of Léo Delibes with his opera "Lakmé". This 1967 recording features Dame Joan Sutherland, Gabriel Bacquier, Alain Vanzo, and Jane Berbié. The conductor is Richard Bonynge.

Léo Delibes, Dame Joan Sutherland, and Gabriel Bacquier

Alain Vanzo and Richard Bonynge

Sunday, February 22  Celebrating the birthday of Régine Crespin in "La Périchole" by Jacques Offenbach. Also featured are Alain Vanzo and Jules Bastin. The conductor is Alan Lombard.

Jacques Offenbach, Régine Crespin, Alain Vanzo, and Jules Bastin

    Header graphic by Bonnie