Diana Damrau http://redriverradio.org en Metropolitan Opera: Bellini’s La Sonnambula http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-bellini-s-la-sonnambula <p><strong>Airs Friday, March 29 at 12 noon.</strong> The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Bellini’s La Sonnambula. This run marks soprano Diana Damrau's first-ever performances in the title role of the sleepwalking Amina. The broadcast also stars rising Mexican tenor Javier Camarena as Amina's fiance, Elvino, and Italian bass Michele Pertusi as Count Rodolfo, conducted by Marco Armiliato. La Sonnambula will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.</p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bill Beckett 41839 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Bellini’s La Sonnambula Metropolitan Opera: Verdi’s La Traviata http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-verdi-s-la-traviata-0 <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Saturday, March 30 at 12 noon.</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> &nbsp;The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s La </span>Traviata<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, conducted by </span>Yannick<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Nézet-Séguin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in his first&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Met performances of the Verdi tragedy. This run of performances marks Diana </span>Damrau’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> first time ever singing the role of the courtesan </span>Violetta<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span>Saimir<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Pirgu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is </span>Violetta’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> lover Alfredo. And </span>Plácido<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Domingo adds the baritone role of Alfredo’s father, Giorgio </span>Germont<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, to his vast repertoire. La </span>Traviata<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 30.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 25291 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Verdi’s La Traviata 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