Placido Domingo http://redriverradio.org en Metropolitan Opera: The Enchanted Island http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-enchanted-island-0 <p><strong>Airs Saturday, March 8 at 12 noon.</strong> The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of the Baroque pastiche The Enchanted Island. New cast members Susan Graham (Sycorax) and Andriana Chuchman (Miranda) join many of the principal singers who appeared in the work’s world premiere at the Met two seasons ago: David Daniels as Prospero, Plácido Domingo as Neptune, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, Luca Pisaroni as Caliban, and Anthony Roth Costanzo as Ferdinand. The Enchanted Island will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.</p><p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 18:00:00 +0000 40883 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: The Enchanted Island Opening Gala at the new Mariinsky II Opera House http://redriverradio.org/post/opening-gala-new-mariinsky-ii-opera-house <p><strong>Air Tuesday, August 13 at 11 a.m.</strong><br>The concert, which took place on May 2, 2013, marked the opening of one of the largest and most acclaimed performing arts centers in the world. The program features Valery Gergiev conducting the Mariinsky Orchestra and a host of renowned vocalists and instrumentalists including Anna Netrebco, Plácido Domingo, René Pape, Denis Matsuev, Leonidas Kavakos, the Mariinsky Children’s Chorus and many others and also features exclusive interviews gathered by producers with Gergiev and other key figures behind the creation of this celebrated new theater. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:00:00 +0000 31826 at http://redriverradio.org Opening Gala at the new Mariinsky II Opera House Metropolitan Opera: From The Archives - Verdi’s La Forza del Destino http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-archives-verdi-s-la-forza-del-destino <p><strong>Airs Saturday, March 23 at 12 noon.</strong> &nbsp;The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with an archival broadcast of Verdi’s La Forza del Destino from March 12, 1977. Met Music Director James Levine conducts an all-star cast led by soprano Leontyne Price as Leonora, tenor Plácido Domingo as Don Alvaro, baritone Cornell MacNeil as Don Carlo, mezzo-soprano Rosalind Elias as Preziosilla, baritone Renato Capecchi as Melitone, and bass Martti Talvela as the Padre Guardiano. La Forza del Destino will be heard over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 23.</p><p> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 24925 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: From The Archives - Verdi’s La Forza del Destino Shreveport remembers native son Van Cliburn http://redriverradio.org/post/shreveport-remembers-native-son-van-cliburn <p>Shreveport is paying tribute to its native son Van Cliburn, the legendary pianist died Feb. 27 at his Fort Worth home. His early career was nurtured by the Shreveport Symphony community, and he never forgot that, according to Lester Senter Wilson. She’s been executive director of the Wideman International Piano Competition in Shreveport for 30 years. She said Cliburn played five times with the Shreveport Symphony, including a performance in 1972 when he celebrated the orchestra’s 25<sup>th</sup> anniversary. People packed the hall.</p><p></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:36:18 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 24259 at http://redriverradio.org Shreveport remembers native son Van Cliburn