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      The Art of Birgit Nilsson

      Nilsson was quite simply one of the twentieth century’s most outstanding interpreters of Wagner and Strauss. Along with those composers we will also hear her as Puccini’s Turandot as well as a song by Sibelius.

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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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      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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      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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      Expect the Unexpected!

      Unexpected indeed as this program offers unusual if not bizarre recordings such as Fritz Wunderlich singing Granada in German, a tribute to Julia Child sung to the aria Casta Diva from Bellini’s Norma and much more.

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      The Art of Jessye Norman

      Larry offers a retrospective on this superb American soprano with an aria from Ariadne auf Naxos as well as songs of Poulenc and Duparc plus Amazing Grace and a spiritual.

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      Opera in the “Wrong” Language

      There was a time when operagoers expected to hear operas in their own language. Who knew? This program offers the Rigoletto Quartet in German, the Pearl Fishers duet in Italian, Die Walkure in French and much more.

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      Spanish Zarzuelas

      Spanish light opera is heard in zarzuela selections. A bullfight, castanets and more are heard in colorful melodies sung by Montserrat Caballe, Placido Domingo, Victoria de los Angeles and Conchita Supervia among others.

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