Airs Saturday, March 1 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Borodin’s operatic masterpiece Prince Igor. Ildar Abdrazakov stars as the title character, a 12th-century Russian ruler who went to war against the Polovtsian tribe. Gianandrea Noseda, an acclaimed interpreter of Russian music, conducts a new edition of the opera—left unfinished by Borodin at the time of his sudden death in 1887—which he and director Dmitri Tcherniakov created specially for the Met production. The cast also includes Ukrainian soprano Oksana Dyka in her network broadcast debut as Igor’s wife, Yaroslavna; Anita Rachvelishvili as the fiery Polovtsian princess Konchakovna; Russian tenor Sergey Semishkur in his network broadcast debut as Igor’s son, Vladimir; Mikhail Petrenko as Yaroslavna’s brother, Prince Galitsky; and Štefan Kocán as Khan Konchak, leader of the Polovtsian forces. Prince Igor will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.
Airs Saturday, August 24 at 12 noon. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra guest conductor Gianandrea Noseda is joined on stage by Massimo La Rosa on trombone for a performance of Nino Rota's Trombone Concerto. Also on the program Rachmaninoff's The Isle of the Dead and the Symphony No. 6 by Prokofiev as well as an archival performance of Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.
Airs Monday, July 15 at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony concert Gianandrea Noseda take the podium once again for a concert filled with orchestral delights including Ottorino Respighi’s “La boutique fantasque," Claude Debussy’s Iberia and Manuel de Falla’s Three-Cornered Hat Suites Nos. 1 and 2.
Airs Monday, July 8 at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony, Gianandrea Noseda takes the podium with Guest pianist Nicholas Angelich who performs Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 and Hector Berlioz’s Excepts from Romeo and Juliet.