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      A Program for the Holidays

      The holiday season is upon us once again. To get you in the spirit Larry offers selections sung by quite a diverse group of artists including Juan Diego Florez, Joan Sutherland, Angela Lansbury, Judy Garland and more!

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      Hail And Farewell

      Let us remember some of the artists who passed away in 2014. Larry will offer recordings by conductors Loren Maazel, Antonio Pappano and Julius Rudel as well as singers John Shirley Quirk and Christina Deutekom.

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      An Operetta Program for the New Year

      Uncork the champagne, toss the confetti and blow your horns as we welcome 2015 with a program of American operetta that is sure to delight the ear as well as the heart. Singers include Joan Sutherland, Mario Lanza, Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Jan Peerce and more.

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      Singers Born 100 Years Ago in 1915

      Today we turn back the clock to 1915 to note artists born one hundred years ago. From the world of opera Larry offers recordings by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Eleanor Steber and Mario del Monaco. Then from popular music there is Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf and Alice Faye.

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      Lyric Opera’s Anna Bolena

      The ax falls once again on Henry VIII’s wife number two in Lyric Opera’s Anna Bolena by Donizetti. Hear the highly dramatic final scene sung by one of the doomed Queens’s greatest interpreters, Beverly Sills.

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      Joan and Luciano

      No need to mention the last names of these superb artists who defined the art of opera for the second half of the twentieth century. Two singers, three duets, who can ask for more?

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      Lyric Opera’s Porgy and Bess

      Lyric Opera takes us for a visit to the inhabitants of Catfish Row. Larry will offer recordings from this much loved Gershwin work which will include members of the original 1935 cast.

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      Lyric Opera’s 60th Anniversary

      This photo of an original 1954 program says it all. Lyric Theatre, soon to be called Lyric Opera of Chicago, opened its doors with a production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Today’s program notes that original production but will also emphasize the sensational American debut that year of Maria Callas in Bellini’s Norma.   Playlist:   […]

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