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January 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm
This famed British mezzo served certain composers particularly well. She will be heard in selections by Ravel, Schubert, Berlioz, Elgar and Mahler.
January 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm
WFMT listeners have long enjoyed this famous tenor-baritone duet. Did you know that Bjoerling and Merrill also recorded other duets at what was a most prolific recording session in 1951? Besides the Pearl Fisher duet we will hear three more from Verdi’s Otello and Don Carlo as well as Puccini’s La Boheme.
January 14, 2017 at 4:30 pm
Mozart’s delightful fantasy returns to Lyric. Larry will offer selections sung by Edita Gruberova, Walter Berry, Joan Sutherland, Alexander Kipnis, Gundula Janowitz and more.
January 7, 2017 at 4:30 am
Open the champagne as selections from German, French and American operetta bring in the New Year. Artists include Montserrat Caballe, Richard Tauber, Sumi Jo, Fritz Wunderlich, Hilde Gueden and more.
December 31, 2016 at 4:30 pm
Drink, Drink, Drink is the theme for this holiday program. Dame Nellie Melba, recently of Downton Abbey fame, toasts the New Year along with Elaine Stritch noting The Ladies Who Lunch from Company plus drinking songs from La Traviata, Die Fledermaus and more.
December 24, 2016 at 4:30 pm
This collection of holiday favorites include the Panis Angelicus sung by Christine Brewer, the Ave Maria by Franco Corelli and a trio from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio sung by Christa Ludwig, Gundula Janowitz and Fritz Wunderlich and more.