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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. After the opera, we will remember Magda Olivero, who passed away on September 8th.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Fritz Wunderlich, Kurt Böhme, and Magda Olivero

Sunday, October 5  Celebrating the birthday of Camille Saint-Saëns with his opera "Samson et Dalila". This 1962 recording features Jon Vickers, Rita Gorr and Ernest Blanc. The performance is conducted by Georges Prêtre. After the opera, we will remember Jarmila Novotna.

Camille Saint-Saëns, Jon Vickers (as Samson)

Rita Gorr, Georges Prêtre, and Jarmila Novotna

Sunday, October 12  Today's Sunday Morning Opera program takes place during WPRB's annual membership drive. Please join me for a special program. We hope you will call in and pledge your support. The phone number is 609-258-1033. You can also pledge online at http://pledge.wprb.com. Many thanks!

Sunday, October 19  We will be celebrating the birthday of Georges Bizet with his opera "Les Pêcheurs de Perles". This 1959 recording features Alain Vanzo, Gabriel Bacquier, and Jeanine Micheau. The conductor is Manuel Rosenthal.

Georges Bizet, Alain Vanzo, and Gabriel Bacquier

Sunday, October 26  Remembering Victoria de los Angeles in Giacomo Puccini's "Madama Butterfly". This 1954 recording also features Giuseppe Di Stefano and Tito Gobbi, in a performance conducted by Gianandrea Gavazzeni.

Giacomo Puccini and Victoria de los Angeles (as Cio-Cio-San)

Giuseppe Di Stefano (as Pinkerton), Tito Gobbi, and Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Sunday, November 2  Remembering Vincenzo Bellini with his opera "Il Pirata". This live performance from the Florence May Festival in 1967 features Piero Cappuccilli, Montserrat Caballé, and Flaviano Labò. The performance is conducted by Franco Capuana.

Vincenzo Bellini, Piero Cappuccilli, Montserrat Caballé, and Flaviano Labò.

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