Željko Lučić http://redriverradio.org en Metropolitan Opera: Giordano’s Andrea Chénier http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-giordano-s-andrea-ch-nier <p><strong>Airs Saturday, April 12 at 12 noon.</strong> The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Giordano’s Andrea Chénier. &nbsp;Gianandrea Noseda conducts the verismo tragedy, which stars tenor Marcelo Álvarez in the title role of the real-life poet executed during the Reign of Terror; soprano Patricia Racette as his love, the aristocrat Maddalena; and baritone Željko Lučić as Carlo Gérard, the former servant turned revolutionary. &nbsp;Andrea Chénier will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bill Beckett 42480 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Giordano’s Andrea Chénier Metropolitan Opera: Verdi’s Rigoletto http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-verdi-s-rigoletto <p><strong>Airs Saturday, February 16 at 12 noon.</strong> The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Rigoletto. Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer’s new production moves the opera’s tragic events from a decadent 16th-century Italian court to the glitzy, depraved setting of Las Vegas circa 1960. Serbian baritone Željko Lučić sings the title character, here a world-weary comedian. German soprano Diana Damrau is Gilda, Rigoletto’s innocent daughter. And Polish tenor Piotr Beczala sings the Duke, portrayed as an amoral lounge singer. Slovakian bass Štefan Kocán is the assassin-for-hire Sparafucile, and Belarussian mezzo-soprano Oksana Volkova makes her network broadcast debut as his seductive sister, Maddalena. Italian conductor Michele Mariotti, who made his Met debut earlier this season, conducts his first company performances of the Verdi masterwork. Rigoletto will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12 p.m. CT on Saturday, February 16.</p><p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 18:00:00 +0000 23445 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Verdi’s Rigoletto