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      Jussi Bjoerling and Robert Merrill – The Pearl Fisher Duet

      WFMT listeners have long enjoyed this famous tenor-baritone duet. Did you know that Bjoerling and Merrill also recorded other duets at what was a most prolific recording session in 1951? Besides the Pearl Fisher duet we will hear three more from Verdi’s Otello and Don Carlo as well as Puccini’s La Boheme.

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      Lyric Opera’s Norma

      This is the tale of the Druid priestess, Norma and her lover, Pollione when the Roman Empire occupied Britain. Artists include Angela Gheorghiu, Franco Corelli, Maria Callas and Giulietta Simionato.

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      The Art of Dame Janet Baker

      This famed British mezzo served certain composers particularly well. She will be heard in selections by Ravel, Schubert, Berlioz, Elgar and Mahler.

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      Lyric Opera’s The Magic Flute

      Mozart’s delightful fantasy returns to Lyric. Larry will offer selections sung by Edita Gruberova, Walter Berry, Joan Sutherland, Alexander Kipnis, Gundula Janowitz and more.

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      Operetta Favorites For The New Year

      Open the champagne as selections from German, French and American operetta bring in the New Year. Artists include Montserrat Caballe, Richard Tauber, Sumi Jo, Fritz Wunderlich, Hilde Gueden and more.

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      A Program for the New Year

      Drink, Drink, Drink is the theme for this holiday program. Dame Nellie Melba, recently of Downton Abbey fame, toasts the New Year along with Elaine Stritch noting The Ladies Who Lunch from Company plus drinking songs from La Traviata, Die Fledermaus and more.

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