Elizabeth DeShong http://redriverradio.org en 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: Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-britten-s-midsummer-night-s-dream <p><strong>Airs Saturday, December 21 at 12 noon.</strong>&nbsp;The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream heard in its season premiere performance from October 11. &nbsp;James Conlon leads his first Met performances of this opera, based on the Shakespeare play. The revival, commemorating the centennial of Britten’s birth, stars Kathleen Kim and Iestyn Davies as Tytania and Oberon, the sparring king and queen of the fairies. Sat, 21 Dec 2013 18:00:00 +0000 37646 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Lyric Opera of Chicago: Elektra and Hansel & Gretel http://redriverradio.org/post/lyric-opera-chicago-elektra-and-hansel-gretel <div><strong>Airs Saturday, June 8 at 12 noon. &nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Join us this Saturday at noon for an </span>operatic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> double feature with Richard Strauss' Elektra sung in German and </span>Engelbert<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Humperdinck's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hansel &amp; Gretel </span>also<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sung in German. Elektra&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">features </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">in the title roll, Emily Magee as </span>Chrysothemis<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Jill Grove as </span>Clytemnestra<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with Alan Held as </span>Orestes<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Roger Honeywell as </span>Aegisthus<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Sir Andrew Davis&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">conducts this production directed by David </span>McVicar<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Hansel &amp; Gretel Elizabeth </span>DeShong<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> plays Hansel and Maria </span>Kanyova<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> plays Gretel with Jill Grove as the Witch, Julie </span>Makerov<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as the Mother and Brian Mulligan as the father. Eric&nbsp;</span>Einhorn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> directs this production with Ward Stare conducting.</span></div><p> Sat, 08 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 28558 at http://redriverradio.org Lyric Opera of Chicago: Elektra and Hansel & Gretel