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Sunday, November 2  Remembering Vincenzo Bellini with his opera "Il Pirata". This live performance from the Florence May Festival in 1967 features Piero Cappuccilli, Montserrat Caballé, and Flaviano Labò. The performance is conducted by Franco Capuana.

Please note that we will be returning to Standard Time Sunday morning at 2:00 am,
so remember to set your clocks back one hour.


                   
Vincenzo Bellini, Piero Cappuccilli, Montserrat Caballé, and Flaviano Labò


Sunday, November 9  We will be remembering Anita Cerquetti, who passed away on November 11 of this year, in Luigi Cherubini's "Gli Abencerragi". This 1956 recording also features Louis Roney, and Mario Petri. The conductor is Carlo Maria Giulini.

              
Luigi Cherubini, Anita Cerquetti, and Carlo Maria Giulini


Sunday, November 16  Celebrating the birthday of Carl Maria von Weber with his opera "Silvana". This performance from March 1996 features Alexander Spemann, Angelina Ruzzafante, and Andreas Haller. The performance is conducted by Gerhard Markson.

    
Carl Maria von Weber


Sunday, November 23  We will be listening to "Der Rosenkavalier" by Richard Strauss. This 1956 recording features Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Otto Edelmann, Christa Ludwig, Eberhard Wächter, Teresa Stich-Randall, Ljuba Weltsch, and Nicolai Gedda. The conductor is Herbert von Karajan.

Note that this broadcast will begin at 6:15 am.


              
Richard Strauss, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Otto Edelmann (as Baron Ochs)

                 
Christa Ludwig (as Octavian), Eberhard Wächter, and Teresa Stich-Randall

                 
Ljuba Weltsch, Nicolai Gedda, and Herbert von Karajan


Sunday, November 30  We will be celebrating the birthday of José Carreras in Gaetano Donizetti's "Maria Stuarda". Also featured in this 1972 live performance from Paris is Montserrat Caballé. The conductor is Nello Santi.

                   
Gaetano Donizetti, José Carreras, Montserrat Caballé, Shirley Verrett, and Nello Santi.


Sunday, December 7  Remembering Pietro Mascagni with his opera "Le Maschere". This 1988 recording features Amelia Felle, Maria Jose' Gallego, Vincenzo La Scola, and Giuseppe Sabbatini. The conductor is Gianluigi Gelmetti.

    
Pietro Mascagni



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