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      Lyric Opera’s Eugene Onegin

      Selections are heard from Tchaikovsky’s opera based on Pushkin. This story of love misdirected is heard in recordings by Renee Fleming, Joseph Kaiser and Mariusz Kwiecien.

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      A Program For Valentine’s Day

      Cupid’s arrow targets a collection of love songs sung by Anna Moffo, Lauritz Melchior, Jeanette MacDonald, Placido Domingo, Jane Froman and Thomas Hampson.

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      Leontyne Price at 90

      It is not an exaggeration to say that the voice of Leontyne Price is among the very finest that our country has produced. Recordings from her signature roles, a spiritual and her own commentary will be heard as this beloved American diva celebrates her 90th birthday. PLaylist: Puccini: Tosca, “Vissi d’arte” Leontyne Price with the […]

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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 Gaul (present-day France). Artists include Angela Gheorghiu, Franco Corelli, Maria Callas and Giulietta Simionato. Playlist: Bellini: Norma, “Meco all’ altar di Venere” Franco Corelli and Piero di Palma The Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan Conducted […]

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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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