LA Opera Series 2014-15

Saturday's at noon
Duff Murphy

     Red River Radio is pleased to continue its American Opera series with six new productions from the 2014-15 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 1, 2015
LA Opera

LA Opera: Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville

Scene from The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini
LA Opera

Airs Saturday, August 1, at 12 noon.  This week the LA Opera explore Figaro unbound in a new production of The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini. Rodion Pogossov stars as Figaro, with René Barbera as Count Almaviva, and Elizabeth DeShong as Rosina. This production also features Alessandro Corbelli as Doctor Bartolo, Kristinn Sigmundsson as Don Basilio, Lucy Schaufer as Berta, and Jonathan Michie as Fiorello. Trevore Ross directs this production and c leads the La Opera Orchestra and Chorus in The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini. Duff Murphy will host.

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12:00pm

Sat July 25, 2015
LA Opera

LA Opera: Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Béla Bartók's Bluebeard’s Castle

Scene From Bluebeards Castle
Craig Mathew LA Opera

Airs Saturday, July 25, at 12 noon.  This week from the LA Opera it's a double bill featuring two seemingly disconnected works, Dido and Aeneas By Henry Purcell And Bluebeard’s Castle By Béla Bartók. The common thread? Tune in and find out. Steven Sloan will lead the LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus in Dido and Aeneas staring Paula Murrihy as Dido and Liam Bonner as Aeneas, with Kateryna Kasper as Belinda, John Holiday as the Sorceress, Summer Hassen as Second Lady, G. Thomas Allen as First Witch and Darryl Taylor as Second Witch.

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12:00pm

Sat July 18, 2015
LA Opera

LA Opera: Verdi's La Traviata

Nino Machaidze as the defiant courtesan Violetta Valery
Craig Matthew LA Opera

Airs Saturday, July 18, at 12 noon We travel next to Los Angeles for the L.A. Opera on the Air and a production of Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece La Traviata staring Placido Domingo as Giorgio Germont, Nino Machaidza as Violetta Valery, and Arturo Chacon-Cruz as Alfredo Germont, with Peabody Southwell as Flora Bervoix, Brenton Ryan as Gastone, Daniel Mobbs as Baron Douphol, Daniel Armstrong as Marquis d’Obigny, Soloman Howard as Doctor Grenvil, and Vanessa Becerra in the role of Annina.

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12:00am

Thu January 1, 2015
LA Opera

The Past Season of Performances from the LA Opera

Below are the opera's that were featured during last year's broadcast season of the LA Opera.

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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.

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