Airs Saturday, October 4 at 12 noon. This week the San Francisco Opera brings us Gioachino Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia starring Ao Li as Fiorello and Javier Camarena as Count Almaviva with Alessandro Corbelli as Doctor Bartolo, Lucas Meachem as Figaro, Isabel Leonard as Rosina, Andrea Silvestrelli as Don Basilio, Catherine Cook as Berta, A.J. Glueckert as Ambrogio, Andrew Truett as the Notary, and Hadleigh Adams as An Officer. Giuseppe Finzi conducts and Dianne Nicolini will host.
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.
Airs Saturday, May 10 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season concludes with a live broadcast of Rossini’s La Cenerentola, starring mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato in her first network performance of one of her signature roles. The role of her prince, Don Ramiro, will be sung by Juan Diego Flórez, one of the world’s foremost Rossini tenors. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi returns to the podium to lead his first bel canto opera with the company. The cast also includes Alessandro Corbelli as Don Magnifico, the wicked stepfather; Luca Pisaroni as the wise Alidoro; and Italian baritone Pietro Spagnoli in his network debut as Don Ramiro’s valet, Dandini. La Cenerentola will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.