WPRB, 103.3 FM Princeton, NJ, and on the internet at www.wprb.com
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(Started Feb. 10, 2016)


Sunday, July 24  This is the twentieth anniversary of my starting at WPRB, and I'm indulging myself by presenting one of my favorite operas, starring one of my favorite tenors. I invite you to join me in listening to "L'Amico Fritz" by Pietro Mascagni. This 1941 recording features Ferruccio Tagliavini and Pia Tassinari. The composer will be conducting.

In the time left after the opera we'll be listening to some of my favorite singers, including Gottlob Frick, Jussi Bjoerling, and Leontyne Price.

         
Pietro Mascagni, and Ferruccio Tagliavini with his wife Pia Tassinari

              
Gottlob Frick, Jussi Bjoerling, and Leontyne Price


Sunday, July 31  Celebrating the birthday of Ambroise Thomas with his opera "Mignon". This 1945 recording features Risë Stevens, Ezio Pinza, James Melton, and Mimi Benzell. The performance is conducted by Wilfred Pelletier.

         
Ambroise Thomas and Risë Stevens

         
Ezio Pinza and Wilfred Pelletier


Sunday, August 7  We will be listening to "Libuše" by Bedřich Smetana. This 1983 recording features Gabriela Benackova, Vaclav Zitek, and Antonin Svorc. The performance is conducted by Zdenek Košler.

Note that this broadcast will begin at 6:45 am.


    
Bedřich Smetana


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