Giuseppe Verdi

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Airs Saturday, August 20, at 12 noon. This week the WFMT Fine Arts Network begin a series featuring the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorusunder Nicola Luisotti with a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Luisa Miller. The cast features Leah Crocetto in the title roll with Michael Fabiano as Rodolfo, Vitaliy Bilyy as Miller, and Daniel Sumegi as Count Walter. This producion will also feature Ekaterina Semenchuk as Federica, Andrea Silvestrelli as Wurm, Jacqueline Piccolino as Laura, and Christopher Jackson as Peasant.

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Airs Saturday, August 13, at 12 noon. On this week's broadcast by the LA Opera on the Air we present Giuseppe Verdi's Falstaff staring Roberto Frontali as Sir John Falstaff, Carmen Giannattasio as Alice Ford, Ekaterina Sadovnikova as Nannetta, and Juan Francisco Gatell as Fenton, with Ronnita Nicole Miller as Mistress Quickly, Robert Brubaker as Dr. Caius, Rodell Rosel as Bardolph, and Valentin Anikin as Pistol. The Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and Chorus are all under the direction of James Conlon with Chorus master Grant Gershon and stage direction from Lee Blakeley.

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Airs Thursday, April 29, at 12 noon. A Celebration of Peace Through Music is a celebration of music and spirit, open to people of all faiths. Conducted by Sir Gilbert Levine, the concert honors the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, in the spirit of Pope Francis. Each musical work performed was selected to reflect the spirit of these three great spiritual leaders and their commitment to peace and brotherhood among people of all faiths.

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Airs Saturday, April 9, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, starring Plácido Domingo in the title role of the Doge of Genoa, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine. The legendary duo has worked together many times over the past four decades, including Domingo’s Met role debut as Boccanegra in 2010 – his first appearance in baritone repertoire with the company.

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Airs Saturday, August 29, at 12 noon. This week we travel to the San Francisco Opera for their season with a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto.

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