Puccini http://redriverradio.org en Renato Scotto: A Legend Looks Back http://redriverradio.org/post/renato-scotto-legend-looks-back <p><strong>Airs Saturday, July 19 at 12 noon. </strong>Legendary soprano Renata Scotto recalls her life and career in a special two hour feature co-produced by the WFMT Radio Network and Radio New Zealand Concert, and hosted by celebrated baritone Thomas Hampson.</p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 47177 at http://redriverradio.org Renato Scotto: A Legend Looks Back Lyric Opera Of Chicago: Puccini's Madame Butterfly (in Italian) http://redriverradio.org/post/lyric-opera-chicago-puccinis-madame-butterfly-italian <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Saturday, May 24 at 12 noon. &nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Join the Lyric Opera of Chicago for a Puccini masterpiece and one of the most beloved operas of all time with a stellar cast featuring Stefano </span>Secco<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as Lt. B. F. Sat, 24 May 2014 17:00:00 +0000 44695 at http://redriverradio.org Lyric Opera Of Chicago: Puccini's Madame Butterfly (in Italian) Metropolitan Opera: Puccini’s La Bohème http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-puccini-s-la-boh-me <p><strong>Airs Saturday, April 5 at 12 noon</strong>. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Puccini’s classic La Bohème. Tenor Vittorio Grigolo makes his network broadcast debut as Rodolfo, alongside Romanian soprano Anita Hartig, who makes her Met debut this season as Mimì. The cast also features Susanna Phillips as Musetta, Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello, Patrick Carfizzi as Schaunard, Oren Gradus as Colline, and Donald Maxwell as Benoit/Alcindoro. Stefano Ranzani conducts. La Bohème will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.</p><p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 42152 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Puccini’s La Bohème Metropolitan Opera: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-puccini-s-madama-butterfly <p><strong>Airs Saturday, February 1 at 12 noon. </strong>The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Puccini’s tragedy Madama Butterfly. South African soprano Amanda Echalaz, who makes her Met debut this season, sings Cio-Cio-San, opposite tenor Bryan Hymel as Pinkerton. The cast also includes mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki and American baritone Scott Hendricks in his network broadcast debut as Sharpless, conducted by Philippe Auguin. Madama Butterfly will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.</p><p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 18:00:00 +0000 39487 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly Metropolitan Opera: Puccini’s Tosca http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-puccini-s-tosca <p><strong>Airs Saturday, December 28 at 12 noon.</strong> The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Puccini’s Tosca, starring soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role. Tenor Marcello Giordani is Tosca’s lover, the artist and revolutionary Cavaradossi, and baritone George Gagnidze is the corrupt police chief, Scarpia. Marco Armiliato leads this performance of Puccini’s celebrated tragedy. Tosca will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.</p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 18:00:00 +0000 37996 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Puccini’s Tosca