Gioachino Rossini

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Airs Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues this week with Gioachino Rossini's The Barber Of Seville starring Rodion Pogossov as Figaro, René Barbera as Count Almaviva, and Elizabeth DeShong as Rosina. Also featured in this production are Alessandro Corbelli as Doctor Bartolo, Kristinn Sigmundsson as Don Basilio, Lucy Schaufer as Berta, and Jonathan Michie as Fiorello. Grant Gershon is the chorus master and James Conlon leads the LA Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this production.
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Airs Thursday, January 12, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Dr. Cheryl White explores the facts and fictions behind the tale of William Tell.

Airs Saturday, November 5, at 12 noon. This week from the Glimmerglass Opera, Gioachino Rossini's The Thieving Magpie is featured staring Rachele Gilmore as Ninetta and Musa Ngqungwana as Gottardo, with Dale Travis as Fernando Villabella, Michele Angelini as Giannetto, Allegra De Vita as Pippo, Brad Raymond as Isacco/Antonio, Leah Hawkins as Lucia, Calvin Griffin as Fabrizio Vingradito, and Meg Gillentine as The Magpie.

Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, September 17, at 12 noon. This week the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus are featured in Gioachino Rossini's Barber of Seville staring Lucas Meachem as Figaro, Daniela Mack as Rosina, René Barbera as Count Almaviva, and Alessandro Corbelli as Doctor Bartolo. The production also features Andrea Silvestrelli as Don Basilio, Catherine Cook as Berta, Edward Nelson as Fiorello, Efraín Solís in the role of Ambrogio, and Matthew Stump plays An officer.

Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, October 10, at 12 noon. This week from the San Francisco Opera we present Gioachino Rossini's beloved fairytale, La Cenerentola (Cinderella) starring Karine Deshayes in the title role, René Barbera as Don Ramiro, and Efrain Solis as Dandini, with Carlos Chausson in the role of Don Magnifico, Christian Van Horn as Alidoro, Maria Valdes plays Clorinda, and Zanda Svede as Tisbe. Gregory Fortner directs and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of Jesus López-Cobos and Ian Robertson as Chorus Master. Dianne Nicolini will host.