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      Licia Albanese

      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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      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 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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      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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      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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      A Half Hour with Gilbert and Sullivan

      Laughter is guaranteed as we sail the ocean blue on the HMS Pinafore, journey to a mythical Japan for The Mikado, row with The Gondoliers and romp with The Pirates of Penzance. Artists include Groucho Marx, Helen Traubel, Geraint Evans, The King’s Singers and more.

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      Aspects of Love

      Love in various forms is the theme for this program. Be it true, false, blind, lost, fading, all too familiar or only just a memory we can all relate to love. Can you? Larry thinks you can.

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