Isabel Leonard http://redriverradio.org en The Lyric Opera Of Chicago: Rossini's The Barber of Seville http://redriverradio.org/post/lyric-opera-chicago-rossinis-barber-seville <div><strong>Airs Saturday, June 21 at 12 noon.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week's broadcast by the Lyric Opera of Chicago we'll hear </span>Gioachino<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Rossini delightful opera The Barber of Seville (sung in Italian). &nbsp;The cast&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">features Nathan Gunn as </span>Figaro<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Isabel Leonard as </span>Rosina<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Alek<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Shrader<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>Almaviva<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Alessandro </span>Corbelli<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>Bartolo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with Kyle </span>Ketelsen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the roll of&nbsp;</span>Basilio<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Michael </span>Mariotti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> conducts the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus in the this performance.</span></div><p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 45874 at http://redriverradio.org The Lyric Opera Of Chicago: Rossini's The Barber of Seville Metropolitan Opera: Mozart’s Così fan tutte http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-mozart-s-cos-fan-tutte <p><strong>Airs Saturday, April 26 at 12 noon.</strong> The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Mozart’s comic opera Così fan tutte, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine. It features an ensemble cast: Susanna Phillips as Fiordiligi, Isabel Leonard as her sister Dorabella, Danielle de Niese as their feisty maid, Despina, Matthew Polenzani as Ferrando, Rodion Pogossov as Guglielmo, and Maurizio Muraro as the cynical Don Alfonso. Così fan tutte will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.</p> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 01:00:00 +0000 43135 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Mozart’s Così fan tutte Metropolitan Opera: Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-poulenc-s-dialogues-des-carm-lites <p><strong>Airs Saturday, May 4 at 12 noon. &nbsp;</strong>The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Dialogues des Carmélites, Poulenc’s opera about a group of nuns whose faith is tested under the Terror of the French Revolution. Louis Langrée conducts the first Met performance of the opera since 2003, which will feature role debuts by Isabel Leonard as the naïve Blanche de la Force and Patricia Racette as Madame Lidoine, the inspiring new Prioress of a Carmelite convent. Felicity Palmer will reprise her acclaimed portrayal of the ailing old Prioress, Madame de Croissy, and the cast also includes Erin Morley as Sister Constance, Elizabeth Bishop as Mother Marie, and Paul Appleby as Blanche’s brother. Dialogues des Carmélites will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, May 4.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 26896 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites