This week’s broadcast from San Francisco Opera comes from the archived 1974 production of Verdi’s “Luisa Miller,” starring tenor Luciano Pavarotti and soprano Katia Ricciarelli as Rodolfo and Luisa, respectively. This was Pavarotti's debut performance in the role. Lane Whitesell hosts at noon.
This week’s San Francisco Opera broadcast is “The Gospel of Mary Magdalene,” a world premiere by composer Mark Adamo. The cast includes mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, Mary Magdalene; baritone Nathan Gunn, Yeshva; tenor William Burden, Peter; and soprano Maria Kanyova, Miriam. Lane Whitesell hosts at noon.
A sensitive poet searches for love and repeatedly finds it lies just beyond his reach in the melodic masterpiece, “The Tales of Hoffman,” presented by the San Francisco Opera this Saturday on KCSC’s noon broadcast. The cast includes tenor Matthew Polenzani in the title role and soprano Natalie Dessay as Antonia, mezzo-soprano Angela Brower as Nicklausse and The Muse, and bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as the villain. Music by Jacques Offenbach.
Two young soldiers disguise their identities to test their lovers’ fidelity in the Mozart masterpiece “Cosi fan tutte,” performed by the San Francisco Opera and aired on KCSC at noon, Saturday, October 5. Set in 1915 Monte Carlo, “Cosi fan tutte” stars sopranos Ellie Dehn (left in photo) and Susannah Biller, tenor Francesco Demuro, and mezzo-soprano Christel Lotzsch (right in photo).
The prayers of a desperate woman are answered in the form of a noble warrior in Richard Wagner’s “Lohengrin,” which contrasts the lust for power with the search for faith. Join us this Saturday, September 28th at noon for the San Francisco Opera broadcast of “Lohengrin,” hosted by Lane Whitesell. Brandon Jovanovich, a first-rate Wagner tenor plays the title role opposite soprano Camilla Nyland.
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