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Sat March 28, 2015
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor

Scene From Lucia di Lammermoor
Cory Weaver Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, March 28, at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Donizetti’s tragedy Lucia di Lammermoor. Russian coloratura soprano Albina Shagimuratova makes her network role debut as the title character, who comes undone in opera's most famous mad scene. Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja stars opposite her as Lucia's beloved Edgardo, her family's enemy. Italian baritone Luca Salsi makes his network role debut as Lucia’s villainous brother, Enrico; and English bass Alastair Miles is the chaplain Raimondo.

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Sat November 15, 2014
Caramoor Music Festival

Caramoor Music Festival: Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia

Christophoros Stamboglis as Alfonso D'Este

Airs Saturday, November 15 at 12 noon. This week on the American Opera series we travel to the Caramoor Music Festival for a performance of Donizetti’s bel canto masterpiece, Lucrezia Borgia, staring Angela Meade as Lucrezia and Tamara Mumford as Maffio Orsini with Michele Angelini as Gennaro;  Christophoros Stamboglis as Alfonso D'Este; Sungwook Kim as Jeppo Liverotto; Hans Tashjian as Don Apostolo Gazella; Kyle Oliver as Ascanio Petrucci; William Hearn as Oloferno Vitellozzo; and Cameron Schutza as Rustighello. This production is conducted by Will Crutchfield and Elaine Warner will host.


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.


Sat July 19, 2014
Renato Scotto

Renato Scotto: A Legend Looks Back

Renato Scotto

Airs Saturday, July 19 at 12 noon. Legendary soprano Renata Scotto recalls her life and career in a special two hour feature co-produced by the WFMT Radio Network and Radio New Zealand Concert, and hosted by celebrated baritone Thomas Hampson.

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Sat January 25, 2014
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Donizetti's L’Elisir d’Amore

Scene from Donizetti's L’Elisir d’Amore
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, January 25 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Donizetti’s comic romance L’Elisir d’Amore. Soprano Anna Netrebko reprises her portrayal of the irresistible heroine Adina, and tenor Ramón Vargas sings the role of Nemorino, the peasant who loves her, in a cast that also includes baritone Nicola Alaimo as Sergeant Belcore and bass-baritone Erwin Schrott as Doctor Dulcamara. Maurizio Benini returns to conduct the bel canto favorite. L’Elisir d’Amore will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.