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Sunday, August 31  Celebrating the birthday of Amilcare Ponchielli with his first opera "I Promessi Sposi". This 2003 recording features Natalia Margarit, Marcello Bedoni, and Maurizio Zanchetti. The conductor is Silvano Frontalini. After the opera, we will remember Rudolf Schock.

Amilcare Ponchielli, Renzo and Lucia, and Rudolf Schock

Sunday, September 7  Celebrating the birthday of Ramón Vargas in "Alzira" by Giuseppe Verdi. This 1999 recording also features Marina Mescheriakova and Slobodan Stankovic. The conductor is Fabio Luisi.

Giuseppe Verdi, Ramón Vargas, and Fabio Luisi

Sunday, September 14  Celebrating the birthday of Leonard Bernstein with this 1989 recording of his operetta "Candide". Featured are Jerry Hadley, June Anderson, Christa Ludwig, and Nicolai Gedda, in a performance conducted by the composer. After the opera, we will remember Helge Roswaenge.

Leonard Bernstein, June Anderson, and Jerry Hadley

Christa Ludwig, Nicolai Gedda, and Helge Roswaenge

Sunday, September 21  Celebrating the birthday of Alfredo Kraus in "Manon", by Jules Massenet. This 1982 recording also features Ileana Cotrubas, Gino Quilico, and José Van Dam, in a performance conducted by Michel Plasson.

Note that this broadcast will begin at 6:30 am.

Jules Massenet, Alfredo Kraus, and Ileana Cotrubas

Gino Quilico, José Van Dam, and Michel Plasson

Sunday, September 28  Celebrating the birthday of Fritz Wunderlich with Mozart's "The Abduction from the Seraglio". This 1965 recording also features Erika Köth, Lotte Schädle, and Kurt Böhme. The conductor is Eugen Jochum.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Fritz Wunderlich, and Kurt Böhme

Sunday, October 5  Celebrating the birthday of Luigi Cherubini with his opera "Gli Abencerragi". This 1956 recording features Anita Cerquetti, Louis Roney, and Mario Petri. The conductor is Carlo Maria Giulini.

Luigi Cherubini, Anita Cerquetti, and Carlo Maria Giulini

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