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      Inge Borkh at 100

      German soprano Inge Borkh turned 100 earlier this year. Larry celebrates her centenary with “In questa reggia” from Puccini’s Turandot and the “Final Scene” from Richard Strauss’ Salome.

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      Lyric Opera’s Orphee et Euriydice

      This opera’s justly famous aria “J’ai perdu mon Euridice” in French or “Che faro senza Euridice” in Italian is heard by soprano Maria Callas, tenor Juan Diego Florez, mezzo‐soprano Rita Gorr, flautist James Galway and contralto Kathleen Ferrier.

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      Lyric Opera’s Rigoletto

      The Court Jester returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago. Highlights will be heard by Daniela Dessi, Carlo Bergonzi, Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau and Renata Scotto. Rigoletto’s solo scene will be sung by the great Verdi baritone Leonard Warren.

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      A Cole Porter Program

      The legendary Broadway composer s well served in recordings made famous by his contemporaries Fred Astaire, Mary Martin, Artie Shaw and Ella Fitzgerald. Mr. Porter will also accompany himself in one of his songs.

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      Maria Callas ‐ Gone Now For Forty Years Today

      Gone but hardly forgotten after four decades, La Divina is heard in arias that recall her unique artistry. Besides La Vestale, Norma and Tosca we hear Callas accompanying herself in her final recording, “Ah, Perfido!” by Beethoven.

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      Vivaldi’s Magnificat

      Sacred music is heard in a program consisting of the Magnificat by Antonio Vivaldi. Riccardo Muti conducts the New Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus with soloists Teresa Berganza and Lucia Valentini Terrani.

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      A Program for Labor Day

      A tribute to workers everywhere that features three government ministers, a flower seller, a fashion designer and even a smuggler. Cecilia Bartoli, Lucrezia Bori and Katherine Hepburn are heard among others.

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      Remembering Nicolai Gedda

      The late Swedish tenor is fondly remembered in arias from some of his operatic roles from Carmen, Cosi fan Tutte, Faust and Vanessa. Then there will be a superb rendition of Dein ist mein ganzes Herz from Lehar’s The Land of Smiles.

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