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(Started Feb. 10, 2016)

Sunday, June 26  Celebrating the birthday of Jacques Offenbach with his opéra comique "Coscoletto". This 2001 recording features Mojca Erdmann, Yoo-Chang Nah, and Mechthild Georg. The conductor is Helmuth Froschauer.

Jacques Offenbach

Sunday, July 3  Celebrating the birthday of Ottorino Respighi with his opera "Belfagor". This 1989 recording features Sylvia Sass, Giorgio Lamberti, and Lajos Miller. The performance is conducted by Lamberto Gardelli.

Ottorino Respighi and Sylvia Sass

Lamberto Gardelli

Sunday, July 10  Remembering Ljuba Welitsch on her birthday in a German-language version of Giacomo Puccini's "La Rondine", "Die Schwalbe". This 1952 recording also features Anton Dermota, Walter Berry, and Waldemar Kmennt. The performance is conducted Meinhard von Zallinger.

Giacomo Puccini, Ljuba Welitsch, and Walter Berry

Sunday, July 17  Remembering Eleanor Steber in Giacomo Puccini's "Madama Butterfly". This 1949 recording also features Richard Tucker and Giuseppe Valdengo, in a performance conducted by Max Rudolf.

Giacomo Puccini, Eleanor Steber, and Richard Tucker

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