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Sunday, July 20
We will be celebrating the birthday of Giuseppe di Stefano as
Mario Cavaradossi in Giacomo Puccini's "Tosca".
This September 1962 recording of a performance in Vienna also features
Leontyne Price and Giuseppe Taddei. The conductor is Herbert von Karajan.
Giacomo Puccini and Giuseppe di Stefano (as Mario Cavaradossi)
Leontyne Price (as Tosca), Giuseppe Taddei, and Herbert von Karajan
Sunday, July 27
Celebrating the birthday of Mario del Monaco
in Giuseppe Verdi's "Otello".
This 1961 recording also features Renata Tebaldi and Aldo Protti
in a performance conducted by Herbert von Karajan.
Giuseppe Verdi and Mario del Monaco (as Otello)
Renata Tebaldi (as Desdemona) and Herbert von Karajan
Sunday, August 3
Remembering Lina Pagliughi as Amina in
"La Sonnambula", by Vincenzo Bellini.
This 1952 recording also features Ferruccio Tagliavini and Cesare Siepi.
The performance is conducted by Franco Capuana.
Vincenzo Bellini, Lina Pagliughi, Ferruccio Tagliavini and Cesare Siepi
Sunday, August 10
Celebrating the birthday of Joseph Schuster (1748-1812) with his opera seria
"Demofoonte". This 2001 world premier recording features
Andreas Post and Dorothee Mields.
The conductor is Ludger Rémy.
Sunday, August 17
Celebrating the birthday of Ferruccio Tagliavini in
"L'Amico Fritz" by Pietro Mascagni.
This 1941 also recording features Pia Tassinari.
The conductor is the composer.
Pietro Mascagni, and Ferruccio Tagliavini with his wife Pia Tassinari
Sunday, August 24
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.
Leonard Bernstein, June Anderson, and Jerry Hadley
Christa Ludwig and Nicolai Gedda
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 Silvano Frontalini.
Amilcare Ponchielli, and Renzo and Lucia
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