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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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      Songs of Richard Strauss

      Nine songs by the master are heard today including one with Strauss himself accompanying. Among the song interpreters are Jussi Bjoerling, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Placido Domingo, Lisa Della Casa, Jonas Kaufmann, Elisabeth Schumann, Gerhard Husch, Hilde Gueden and Heinrich Schlusnus.

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      Raging Divas

      The claws come out in three operatic catfights from Adriana Lecouvreur, Aida and La Gioconda. Winners and losers are Renata Scotto, Elena Obratzova, Renata Tebaldi, Giulietta Simionato, Montserrat Caballe and Shirley Verrett.

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      A Bastille Day Program

      Perhaps some French onion soup, bread and a glass of wine will help celebrate the holiday with arias from French opera performed by Bryan Hymel, Lily Pons, Piotr Beczala and Diana Damrau as well as a song sung by Thomas Hampson.

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      The Music of George Gershwin

      Easy listening today as we hear songs of Broadway and movies along with a recording by Gershwin himself. The ‘’Who’s Who” of singers include Fred Astaire, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra and Jane Froman.

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