Opera

This week! 

2018-2019 Saturday afternoon broadcasts

 

Verdi's Rigoletto

 

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Saturday Opera with Lane Whitesell 

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

2018-2019 Operas within Driving Distance

Rossini: Tancredi. November 11

Rossini:  Tancredi.  November 11
Recorded a year ago in Albuquerque, this is Rossini's 1813 Heroic opera.

Bellini: Il Pirata. November 4

Bellini:  Il Pirata.  November 4
Angela Meade and Santiago Ballerini are the ill-fated lovers, the pirate and his would-be wife, in Bellini's early tragedy.

Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia. October 28

Donizetti:  Lucrezia Borgia.  October 28
This was a concert performance of Lucrezia Borgia this summer at the Caramoor Festival, recorded for our listening pleasure.

Verdi: Falstaff. Concert Performance

This is an archival concert performance of Falstaff by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Ambrogio Maestri as Falstaff.

Richard Strauss: Arabella. October 14

A Viennese family can only afford to have one daughter making a debut to society so the second daughter has been raised as a son. When the "boy" falls in love, will it spoil the older sister's chances at a marriage to a wealthy widower?

Gaetano Donizetti: Don Pasquale. October 7

Gaetano Donizetti:  Don Pasquale.  October 7
Norina (Heidi Stober), Ernesto (Lawrence Brownlee), and Dr. Malatesta (Lucas Meacham) stop 70-year-old Don Pasquale's plans to marry and disinherit his nephew Ernesto. Maurizio Muraro is the title character.

Bright Sheng: Dream of the Red Chamber. September 30

Bright Sheng:  Dream of the Red Chamber.  September 30
A Chinese warrior is torn between the love of his soulmate and his family's need for him to marry his cousin, a rich heiress.



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