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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.
After the opera, we will remember James McCracken.
Pietro Mascagni and James McCracken
Sunday, December 14
Celebrating the birthday of François Adrien Boieldieu with his opera
"La Dame Blanche".
This 1996 recording features Rockwell Blake, Jacques Verzier, Laurent Naouri,
and Annick Massis. The conductor is Marc Minkowski.
François Adrien Boieldieu, Rockwell Blake, and Marc Minkowski
Sunday, December 21
Today we will be listening to two operas with Christmas themes. First,
Paul Hindemith's one-act opera "Das Lange Weihnachtsmahl"
("The Long Christmas Dinner"), with libretto by Thornton Wilder.
Second, Gian Carlo Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors",
in its first recorded performance, 1952. This recording features
Chet Allen and Rosemary Kuhlmann. The conductor is Thomas Schippers.
Paul Hindemith, Thornton Wilder, Gian Carlo Menotti, and Thomas Schippers
Amahl and his mother
Sunday, December 28
Today's program will be preempted by a marathon hosted
by WPRB's Marvin Rosen. Opera will return next week.
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