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May 30, 2015 at 4:30 pm
This program showcases the Maestro in some of his lesser known operas such as I Lombardi, Luisa Miller, I Masnadieri and I Vespri Sicilliani. Featured artists are Jose Carreras, Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, Boris Christoff, June Anderson, Luciano Pavarotti and Samuel Ramey.
June 6, 2015 at 4:30 pm
Let’s spend this summer’s day in sunny Italy. You bring the pasta, cannoli and wine and Larry will supply some well-known and melodic songs. It’s all things Italian with Franco Corelli, Joan Sutherland, Enrico Caruso, Rosa Ponselle and Roberto Alagna.
May 23, 2015 at 4:30 pm
There are some voices that must not be forgotten. This program explores the art of Croatian soprano Zinka Milanov whose artistic home was the Metropolitan Opera from 1937 to 1965. Hear superb recordings from Aida, Il Trovatore, La Gioconda and more.
May 16, 2015 at 4:30 pm
Berlin in the 20s with its new music that was raucous and crude. New York’s Broadway in the 1930s and 40s with music that was sensuous, melodic and lyrical. Such are the two worlds of Kurt Weill.
May 9, 2015 at 4:30 pm
Let’s remember Mom with a duet from Carmen sung by Mirella Freni and Franco Corelli as well as songs by Giuseppe Di Stefano, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Nan Merriman, Jeremy Northam and Robert White.
May 2, 2015 at 4:30 pm
Let’s take a ride on Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Carousel. Today’s program offers such perennial favorites as “You’ll Never Walk Alone” sung by Christine Brewer or “If I Loved You” by Alyn Perez and Stephen Costello. Also featured are Roberta Peters, The Robert Shaw Chorale and more.