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(Started Feb. 10, 2016)
Sunday, July 24
This is the twentieth anniversary of my starting at WPRB,
and I'm indulging myself by presenting one of my favorite
operas, starring one of my favorite tenors. I invite you
to join me in listening to "L'Amico Fritz" by Pietro Mascagni.
This 1941 recording features Ferruccio Tagliavini and Pia Tassinari.
The composer will be conducting.
In the time left after the opera we'll be listening to some
of my favorite singers, including Gottlob Frick, Jussi Bjoerling,
and Leontyne Price.
Pietro Mascagni, and Ferruccio Tagliavini with his wife Pia Tassinari
Gottlob Frick, Jussi Bjoerling, and Leontyne Price
Sunday, July 31
Celebrating the birthday of Ambroise Thomas with his opera
"Mignon". This 1945 recording features
Risë Stevens, Ezio Pinza, James Melton, and Mimi Benzell.
The performance is conducted by Wilfred Pelletier.
Ambroise Thomas and Risë Stevens
Ezio Pinza and Wilfred Pelletier
Sunday, August 7
We will be listening to
by Bedřich Smetana.
This 1983 recording features Gabriela Benackova, Vaclav Zitek, and Antonin Svorc.
The performance is conducted by Zdenek Koler.
Note that this broadcast will begin at 6:45 am.
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