LA Opera On The Air

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Airs Saturday, August 19, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues this week with Mozart's The Marriage Of Figaro starring Roberto Tagliavini as Figaro and Pretty Yende as Susanna, with Ryan McKinny as Count Almaviva, Guanqun Yu as Countess Almaviva, Renée Rapier as Cherubino, Kristinn Sigmundsson as Doctor Bartolo, Lucy Schaufer as Marcellina, So Young Park as Barbarina, Philip Cokorinos as Antonio, Robert Brubaker as Don Basilio, and Joel Sorensen as Don Curzio.

Craig T. Mathew / LA Opera

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 Saturday, August 5, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues this week with Jacques Offenbach's The Tales Of Hoffmann (In French), starring Vittorio Grigolo as Hoffmann and Kate Lindsey performing the roles of The Muse & Nicklausse.

Karen Almond

Airs Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues this week with a new season from the LA Opera On The Air. For their season open we'll hear Verdi's Macbeth starring Plácido Domingo in the title role with Lady Macbeth sung by Ekaterina Semenchuk, and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo as Banquo; Joshua Guerrero as Macduff; Josh Wheeker as Malcolm; Summer Hassan as Lady-in-Waiting; and Theo Hoffman as the Doctor.

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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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