Alek Shrader

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Airs Saturday, September 3, at 12 noon. This week the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus are featured in Wagner's Die Meistersinger starring James Rutherford as hans Sachs, Brandon Jovanovich as Walther von Stolzing, Rachel Willis-Sørensen as Eva, and Sasha Cooke as Magdalene.

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Airs Saturday, October 3, at 12 noon. This week from the San Francisco Opera, Danielle de Niese takes the title role in George Frideric Handel's Partenope, with David Daniels as Arsace, Daniela Mack in the role of Rosmira, Alek Shrader as Emilio, Anthony Roth Costanzo as Armindo, and Philippe Sly as Ormonte. Christopher Alden directs and Julian Wachner leads the San Francisco Opera Orchestra in the Performance. 

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Airs Saturday, January 17 at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Lehár’s operetta The Merry Widow. Soprano Renée Fleming adds a new role to her extensive repertory as the wealthy widow Hanna Glawari, opposite baritone Nathan Gunn as the dashing Count Danilo. Broadway star Kelli O’Hara makes her network broadcast debut in the comic role of Valencienne, The cast also features tenor Alek Shrader and baritone Thomas Allen, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. The new production, by Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman, is performed in an English translation by Jeremy Sams. The Merry Widow will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, January 17.

Airs Saturday, June 21 at 12 noon. On this week's broadcast by the Lyric Opera of Chicago we'll hear Gioachino Rossini delightful opera The Barber of Seville (sung in Italian).  The cast features Nathan Gunn as Figaro, Isabel Leonard as Rosina, Alek Shrader as Almaviva and Alessandro Corbelli as Bartolo with Kyle Ketelsen in the roll of Basilio. Michael Mariotti conducts the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus in the this performance.

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Airs Saturday, January 4 at 12 noon The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of the company’s holiday presentation, an abridged, English-language production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. British conductor Jane Glover has made her Met debut this season leading this 100-minute presentation of Julie Taymor’s popular staging of the opera. The performance stars tenor Alek Shrader as Tamino; soprano Heidi Stober as Pamina; baritone Nathan Gunn as the bird-catcher Papageno, and bass-baritone Eric Owens as the mysterious Sarastro. American soprano Kathryn Lewek makes her network broadcast debut as the Queen of the Night. The Magic Flute will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.