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Sunday, May 24  Celebrating the birthday of Beverly Sills in "The Ballad of Baby Doe", by Douglas Moore. This recording also features Walter Cassel and Frances Bible in a 1959 performance conducted by Emerson Buckley.

Douglas Moore and Beverly Sills

Walter Cassel, Frances Bible, and Emerson Buckley

Sunday, May 31  Remembering Shirley Verrett in one of her great roles, "Carmen", by Georges Bizet. This 1973 recording also features Plácido Domingo, Kiri Te Kanawa, and José Van Dam. The conductor is Sir Georg Solti.

Note: Due to the length of the opera, we will begin at 6:30 am Eastern Daylight Time.

Georges Bizet, Shirley Verrett (as Carmen), and Plácido Domingo

Kiri Te Kanawa, José Van Dam, and Sir Georg Solti

Sunday, June 7  Celebrating the birthday of Ileana Cotrubas in "La Traviata" by Giuseppe Verdi. This recording also features Plácido Domingo and Sherrill Milnes. The conductor is Carlos Kleiber.

Giuseppe Verdi and Ileana Cotrubas

Plácido Domingo (as Alfredo), Sherrill Milnes (as Germont), and Carlos Kleiber

Sunday, June 14  Celebrating the birthday of Charles Gounod with his opera "La Nonne Sanglante". This 2008 recording features Natalia Atamanchuk, Ji-Seong Yoo, and Eva Schneidereit. The conductor is Hermann Bäumer.

Charles Gounod and La Nonne Sanglante

Sunday, June 21  Celebrating the birthday of Jacques Offenbach with his opera "Fantasio". This 2103 recording features Sarah Connolly, Brenda Rae, and Russell Braun. The conductor is Sir Mark Elder.

Jacques Offenbach

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