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An Operavore Christmas

December 19th


WQXR's Naomi Lewin presents an hour of Christmas and holiday music from the world of opera and oratorio sung by some of the greatest singers past and present including Marilyn Horne, Leontyne Price, Bryn Terfel, Thomas Hampson, Joan Sutherland and more.  Enjoy this delightful special on Saturday, December 19th following the Metropolitan Opera's production of Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel!


Saturday Opera with Lane Whitesell 

Enjoy Lane's reviews of opera performances within driving distance here!

2018-2019 Operas within Driving Distance

January 9. Rossini: Barber of Seville

January 9.  Rossini:  Barber of Seville
This 2007 performance starred Joyce DiDonato and Lawrence Brownlee as Rosina and the Count, with Russell Braun as the barber Figaro.

January 2. Philip Glass: Satyagraha

January 2.  Philip Glass:  Satyagraha
Richard Croft had one of the great successes of his career as Mahatma Gandhi in this production of Satyagraha.

December 12. Beethoven: Fidelio (2017)

December 12. Beethoven:  Fidelio (2017)
Adrianne Pieczonka and Klaus Florian Vogt are Leonore and Florestan in this performance.

December 5. Prokofiev: War and Peace from 2002

December 5.  Prokofiev:  War and Peace from 2002
Anna Netrebko and Dimitri Hvorostovsky in Prokofiev's Version of the Tolstoy novel.

November 14. Puccini: Tosca

November 14.  Puccini: Tosca
This was opening night at LaScala last year, with Anna Netrebko and Francesco Meli as Floria Tosca and Mario Cavaradossi, with Luca Salsi as Baron Scarpia.

November 7. Gilbert and Sullivan: Trial by Jury and Frederick Wang: Scalia/Ginsburg

November 7.  Gilbert and Sullivan:  Trial by Jury and Frederick Wang:  Scalia/Ginsburg
Opera Delaware paired Gilbert and Sullivan's one-act farce with Frederic Wang's look at two major Supreme Court Justices and their disagreements.

October 31. Bellini: Norma

October 31.  Bellini:  Norma
Unusual sets and costumes feature in this production from Hamburg. Enjoy Marina Rebeka, Marcello Puente, and Diana Haller as Norma, Pollione, and Adalgisa. Pictured is the scene near the end, In Mia Man.

October 24. Handel: Agrippina

This is the Covent Garden cast and production, slightly different from the Metropolitan Opera production.

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