Mussorgsky http://redriverradio.org en 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 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra http://redriverradio.org/post/pittsburgh-symphony-orchestra <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Airs Monday, February 11 at 11 a.m.&nbsp;</strong></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Manfred </span>Honeck<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in this opening concert which begins with John Stafford Smith’s arrangement of “The Star Spangled Banner,” followed by Steven </span>Stucky’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>“Dreamwaltzes<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Then pianist Rudolf </span>Buchbinder<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> takes the stage for </span>Gershwin’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Piano Concerto in F and the concert concludes with Modest </span>Mussorgsky’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Pictures at an Exhibition. Jim Cunningham is your host, for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Broadcasts.</span></p><p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 23047 at http://redriverradio.org The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Lyric Opera of Chicago: Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov http://redriverradio.org/post/lyric-opera-chicago-mussorgskys-boris-godunov <p><strong>Airs, Saturday, May 26 at 12:00 noon. </strong><br />&ldquo;I have won power&hellip;but there is no happiness in my tortured soul.&rdquo; - Boris<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It&rsquo;s one of the most searing lyric dramas of all time, featuring arguably the greatest bass role ever created. The magnificent Ferruccio Furlanetto is Boris, who&rsquo;s haunted by the specter of the child he murdered to become Czar, surrounded by whispers and enemies, and threatened by a pretender to his throne. And not only that &mdash; his people are starving.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The score radiates all the grief and grandeur that was Czarist Russia, with thrilling music for the huge chorus. But this masterwork is extraordinary in its intimacy, too &mdash; revealing Boris as both the public and the private man, as it peels open the psyche of a tormented ruler who succumbs to his own guilty conscience.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In a stunning fusion of singing and acting, Ferruccio Furlanetto simply is Boris. &ldquo;Whether in private demonstrations of power, private fragility, or final collapse, he is the intense center of a monumental tragedy.&rdquo; Der Standard, Vienna.&nbsp; Lyric favorites Andrea Silvestrelli and Raymond Aceto, two resplendent voices, join Mr. Furlanetto in this opera that boasts not just one but three great bass roles. The celebrated Czech tenor Štefan Margita is Shuisky, the Czar&rsquo;s duplicitous advisor. Sat, 26 May 2012 17:00:00 +0000 George Preston & Roger Pines 11613 at http://redriverradio.org Lyric Opera of Chicago: Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov Metropolitan Opera: Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-donizetti-s-l-elisir-d-amore <p><strong>Airs Sarurday,&nbsp;March 31&nbsp;at 12:00&nbsp;noon.</strong>&nbsp;The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Donizetti&rsquo;s L&rsquo;Elisir d&rsquo;Amore. Juan Diego Flórez stars as the simple villager Nemorino, opposite Diana Damrau as the beautiful Adina; Mariusz Kwiecien is Adina&rsquo;s swaggering suitor, Belcore; and Alessandro Corbelli is the potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. Donato Renzetti conducts L&rsquo;Elisir d&rsquo;Amore, which will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12&nbsp;p.m.&nbsp;CT on Saturday, March 31. Sat, 31 Mar 2012 17:00:00 +0000 8661 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore Metropolitan Opera Radio: Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-radio-mussorgsky%E2%80%99s-khovanshchina <p><strong>Airs&nbsp;Saturday, March&nbsp;17 at 12:00 noon.</strong>&nbsp;The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Mussorgsky&rsquo;s Khovanshchina, conducted by Kirill Petrenko and featuring an acclaimed Russian, Georgian, and Ukrainian cast. Anatoli Kotscherga makes his network debut as Ivan Khovansky, the leader of a conspiracy against Peter the Great, with Misha Didyk as his son, Andrei. Sat, 17 Mar 2012 17:00:00 +0000 7991 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera Radio: Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina