Richard Strauss http://redriverradio.org en Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 2014 http://redriverradio.org/post/pittsburgh-symphony-orchestra-2014-1 <p><strong>Airs Monday, June 16 at 11 a.m. </strong>&nbsp;On this week's broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Gianandrea Noseda will lead the orchestra Aus Italien by Richard Strauss and La notti di Platon by Victor de Sabata. Pianist Benjamin Hochman will be the guest soloist for Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto (Left Hand Alone).</p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:00:00 +0000 45698 at http://redriverradio.org Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 2014 Metropolitan Opera: Strauss’s Arabella http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-strauss-s-arabella <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Saturday, April 19 at 12 noon.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Richard Strauss’s elegant&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">romance </span>Arabella<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp; Philippe </span>Auguin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> conducts a cast full of debuting artists. &nbsp;Swedish soprano </span>Malin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Byström<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who made a&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">notable Met debut in </span>Gounod’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Faust two seasons ago, sings the role of the levelheaded, yet idealistic </span>Arabella<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;German&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">baritone Michael </span>Volle<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a leading exponent of dramatic baritone roles in Europe, has made his Met debut this season as&nbsp;</span>Arabella's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> suitor </span>Mandryka<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;Also new to the Met this season are soprano </span>Juliane<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Banse<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who sings the role of </span>Arabella's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">sister </span>Zdenka<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, tenor Roberto </span>Saccà<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>Matteo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and bass-baritone Martin Winkler as Count </span>Waldner<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span>Arabella<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be heard&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.</span></div><p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 42901 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Strauss’s Arabella Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra http://redriverradio.org/post/pittsburgh-symphony-orchestra-22 <p><strong>Airs Monday, March 31 at 11 a.m.</strong> This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony baritone Thomas Hampson will join maestro Manfred Honeck for the Orchestral Songs for Baritone and Orchestra by Richard Strauss. Also joining maetsro Honeck will be french horn soloist William Cabellero who will be featured in the Horn Concerto No. 1 also by Richard Strauss. The concert will open with &nbsp;John Stafford Smith’s arrangement of the “The Star Spangled Banner" and the concert will conclude with Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World."</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000 42008 at http://redriverradio.org Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Metropolitan Opera: Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-strauss-s-die-frau-ohne-schatten <p><strong>Airs Saturday, February 15 at 12 noon. </strong>The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with an archival broadcast of Richard Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten from last fall, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski and featuring two highly acclaimed performances from the leading sopranos: Anne Schwanewilms in her network broadcast debut as the Empress; and Christine Goerke, who has recently emerged as a major dramatic soprano, singing the role of the Dyer’s Wife. Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:00:00 +0000 39997 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten Lyric Opera of Chicago: Elektra and Hansel & Gretel http://redriverradio.org/post/lyric-opera-chicago-elektra-and-hansel-gretel <div><strong>Airs Saturday, June 8 at 12 noon. &nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Join us this Saturday at noon for an </span>operatic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> double feature with Richard Strauss' Elektra sung in German and </span>Engelbert<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Humperdinck's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hansel &amp; Gretel </span>also<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sung in German. Elektra&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">features </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">in the title roll, Emily Magee as </span>Chrysothemis<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Jill Grove as </span>Clytemnestra<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with Alan Held as </span>Orestes<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Roger Honeywell as </span>Aegisthus<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Sir Andrew Davis&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">conducts this production directed by David </span>McVicar<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Hansel &amp; Gretel Elizabeth </span>DeShong<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> plays Hansel and Maria </span>Kanyova<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> plays Gretel with Jill Grove as the Witch, Julie </span>Makerov<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as the Mother and Brian Mulligan as the father. Eric&nbsp;</span>Einhorn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> directs this production with Ward Stare conducting.</span></div><p> Sat, 08 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 28558 at http://redriverradio.org Lyric Opera of Chicago: Elektra and Hansel & Gretel