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      First The Music Then The Words

      An instrumental version of a familiar song or aria is followed by a vocal rendition. Tito Gobbi, Kirsten Flagstad and Angela Gheorghiu join James Galway, Jean Yves Thibaudet and the Orchestra of La Scala conducted by Herbert von Karajan.

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      Songs of Rodgers and Hart

      Before Richard Rodgers worked with lyricist, Oscar Hammerstein his partner was Lorenz Hart. Hear some of their Broadway songs sung by Nat King Cole, Anna Moffo, Mario Lanza, Joan Morris, Judy Garland and more.

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      Lyric Opera’s Lucia di Lammermoor

      Callas will be heard in the Mad Scene in performance in Berlin in 1955. Natalie Dessay and Roberto Alagna and more will be heard in the Sextet.

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      Joan Sutherland at 90

      Expect spectacular singing from of one of the greatest voices of the twentieth century as Larry observes the 90th birthday anniversary of this fondly remembered Australian diva.

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      Lyric Opera’s Das Rheingold

      As Lyric begins the Ring Cycle this season, comedian Anna Russell will explain the plot. We then join the Gods and enter Valhalla with a transcription of this opera’s musical themes by Leopold Stokowski.

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      Gone Too Soon

      Larry presents a thoughtful retrospective on artists whose lives were cut short and who left us all too soon. They are Jussi Bjoerling, Lorriane Hunt Lieberson, Enrico Caruso, Arleen Auger, Fritz Wunderlich, Jerry Hadley, Tatiana Troyanos and Mario Lanza.

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      Conductor Tullio Serafin

      This program recalls the conductor whose musical instincts influenced and molded the voices of three of the twentieth century’s greatest sopranos: Rosa Ponselle, Maria Callas, and Joan Sutherland.

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      Eleven Versions of “La Donna e Mobile” from Rigoletto

      Let’s play Guess the Voice. Test your memory as we hear multiple versions of this most famous of operatic arias sung by eleven tenors of past and present.

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