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      Remembering Carlo Bergonzi

      We will recall the recorded legacy of one of the finest of the post war tenors who easily holds his place with such colleagues as Corelli, Del Monaco, Wunderlich, Bjoerling, and Tucker. Arias and Songs honors this superb artist who passed away at 90 in July.

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      Ezio Pinza as Don Giovanni

      Lyric Opera’s Don Giovanni

      Lock your doors and windows as that infamous libertine and Bad Boy, Don Giovanno is on the loose once again. Highlights from Mozart’s masterpiece will be sung by Leontyne Price, John McCormack, Ezio Pinza, Bidu Sayao, and Dimitri Hvorostovsky.

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      Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

      Lyric Opera’s Capriccio

      Two men debate whether the music or the words is more important. What is the answer? Which man will the Countess choose as her lover? How will the opera end? If we hear the Closing Scene from Capriccio as sung by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf we might find out. Or will we?

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      Remembering Magda Olivero

      Called the last of the verismo singers, Magda Olivero passed away recently at age 104. A career that began in 1932, then retirement in 1941, a second career beginning in 1951, a MET debut in 1975 as Tosca at age 65, recitals well into the 1970s and recordings made in 1993 at age 83 are […]

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      Lyric Opera’s 1964 Season

      Today’s program takes a look back fifty years ago to Lyric Opera’s 1964 season. The stars came out on those long ago nights and included Renata Tebaldi, Teresa Berganza, Tito Gobbi and Grace Bumby.

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      Remembering Licia Albanese

      Soprano Licia Albanese was a part of American cultural life for seventy five years. Another truly great artist, renowned for her Verdi and Puccini interpretations, chosen by none other than Arturo Toscanini for his radio broadcasts, and friend of WFMT’s own Andy Karzas.

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      Ladies, Ladies, Ladies

      Women have inspired artists of every kind throughout history. Today we have some songs named for six ladies and they are Adelaide, Maria, Phidyle, Lili Marlene, Lolita and Jeannie. A varied group indeed. Listen to this program and let Larry introduce them to you.

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      Ah! To be a Soldier

      ATTENTION!! Today’s program is a lighthearted salute to the military. Don your best military finery along with Juan Diego Florez, Joan Sutherland and others and don’t forget to salute! YES, SIR!!

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