WFMT Radio Network Opera Series

 December 3rd

 

 Donizetti:  L'Elisir D'Amore

 National Center for the Performing Arts China



Opera

Saturday Opera with Lane Whitesell 

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

2021-2022 Operas within Driving Distance

3/19/22. Handel: Rodelinda

3/19/22.  Handel:  Rodelinda
Elsa van den Heever and two countertenors, Iestyn Davies and Anthony Rolf Costanza, are Rodelinda, her husband Bertarido, and Unulfo, Bertarido's assistant.

03/12/22 Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos

03/12/22  Richard Strauss:  Ariadne auf Naxos
Two views of love from Ariadne and Zerbinetta is one of the themes of this opera. These are contrasted with the love of the Composer for his work and the lust of a god for a mortal.

03/05/22 Donizetti: La Fille du Regiment, 1973

03/05/22  Donizetti:  La Fille du Regiment, 1973
Sutherland and Pavarotti with Regina Resnik and Fernando Corena were the fun and funny Marie, Tonio, Marquise of Berkenfield, and Sergeant Sulpice of the 21st Regiment in this performance from 1973.

02/26/22 Celebrating Black History Month

02/26/22  Celebrating Black History Month
A tribute to some of the most famous singers since Marian Anderson broke the color barrier at the Met in the 1950's.

02/19/22 Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov

02/19/22  Mussorgsky:  Boris Godunov
The Met has finally decided to do Mussorgsky's original score, which has no act breaks for intermission . This was recorded during the run last fall with Rene Pape as Boris.



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