Donizetti

Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, January 9, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, with American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role. This will be the first broadcast of Radvanovsky’s season-long quest to sing all three of the principal heroines in Donizetti’s “Tudor queens trilogy,” being presented in its entirety for the first time at the Met this season. In the first opera, Anna Bolena, Radvanovsky stars as the young Anne Boleyn, who struggles to hold onto the throne of England.

Todd Rosenberg / Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Airs Saturday, June 6, at 12 noon. This week from the Lyric Opera of Chicago it's Donizetti's Anna Bolena featuring Sondra Radvanovsky as Anne Boyleyn, Jamie Barton as Jane Seymour, Bryan Hymel as Lord Richard Percy, Lord Richard Percy as Henry VIII, Richard Ollarsaba as Lord Rochford, and John Irvin as Lord Hervey. Patrick Summers will lead the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus with host Suzanne Nance and special guest Roger Pines. 

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.

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.

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.

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