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LA Opera Series

Saturday's at noon
Duff Murphy

     Red River Radio is pleased to continue its American Opera series with six new productions from the 2013-14 LA Opera season. In just a quarter-century of existence, LA Opera has become, under the leadership of The Eli and Edythe Broad’s General Director Plácido Domingo, the United States' fourth largest opera company and now "...stands out as a newly important force in American Opera." (Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times).       Conductor and Music Director James Conlon has developed a vast symphonic, operatic and choral repertoire and has established enduring relationships with the world's most prestigious symphony orchestras and opera houses. Through worldwide touring to North and South America, Asia, and Europe, an extensive discography, frequent television appearances and guest speaking engagements, he has become one of today's most recognized conductors.

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12:00pm

Sat August 30, 2014
LA Opera

LA Opera On The Air: Jules Massenet's Thais

Nino Machaidze as Thais
LA Opera Robert Millard

Airs Saturday, August 30 at 12 noon. This week the LA Opera presents Jules Massenet's Thais with Nono Machaidze as Thais and Placido Domingo as Athanael. This performance will also feature Paul Groves as Nicias, Valentin Anikin as Palemon, Milena Kitic as Albine, and Hae Ji Chang as Crobyle. Patrick Fournillier leads the LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

12:00pm

Sat August 23, 2014
LA Opera

LA Opera On The Air: Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor

Albina Shagimuratova as Lucia
Robert Millard LA Opera

Airs Saturday, August 23 at 12 noon. This week the LA Opera on the air presents Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor with Albina Shagimuratova as Lucia and Saimir Pirgu as Edgardo. This performance also features Stephen Powell as Enrico, James Creswell as Raimondo, Joshua Guerrero in the roll of Normanno, D’Ana Lombard as Alisa and Vladimir Dmitruk as Arturo.  James Conlon will lead the LA Opera Orchestra nd Chorus in this production.

12:00pm

Sat August 16, 2014
LA Opera

The LA Opera On The Air: Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd

Liam Bonner as Billy Budd
Robert Millard LA Opera

Airs Saturday, August 16 at 12 noon This week the LA Opera brings us Benjamin Britten's Billy Budd with Liam Bonner as Billy and Richard Croft as Captain Vere, Greer Grimsley as John Claggart, Anthony Michaels-Moore as Mr. Redburn, Daniel Sumegi as Mr. Flint, and Patrick Blackwell as Lieutenant Ratcliffe. James Conlon condicts the LA Opera orchestra and Chorus in this production.

12:00pm

Sat August 9, 2014
LA Opera

The LA Opera On The Air: Mozart's The Magic Flute

Tamino (Lawrence Brownlee)
LA Opera

Airs Saturday, August 9 at 12 noon. Mozart's delightful world filled with magic and melody will be presented this week on the LA Opera with Janai Brugger in the role of Pamina, Lawrence Brownlee as Tamino, and Erika Miklósa as the Queen of the Night. This performance also features Evan Boyer as Sarastro, Rodion Pogossov as Papageno and Amanda Woodbury as Papagena. James Conlon lead the LA Opera Orchstra and Chorus for this performance.

12:00pm

Sat August 2, 2014
LA Opera

The LA Opera On The Air: Bizet's Carmen

Carmen (Patricia Bardon)
LA Opera

Airs Saturday, August 2 at 12 noon. This week the LA Opera presents the sultry, love fueled opera Carmen by George Bizet featuring Patricia Bardon as Carmen, with Brandon Jovanovich as Don José, Pretty Yende as Micaëla, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo as Escamillo, with Valentin Anikin as Zuniga, Daniel Armstrong in the role of Moralès, Hae Ji Chang as Frasquita, and Cassandra Zoé Velasco as Mercédès. Plácido Domingo leads the LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this production.

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