Marilyn Horne

Airs Saturday, December 26, at 3 p.m. Naomi Lewin presents an hour of Christmas and holiday music from the world of opera and ratorio sung by some of the greatest singers past and present including Marilyn Horne, Leontyne Price, Bryn Terfel, Thomas Hampson, Joan Sutherland and more.

Program details:

Traditional: The Twelve Days of Christmas
Joan Sutherland, soprano

Traditional: The First Noel
Thomas Hampson, baritone

Traditional: Un Flambeau, Jeannette, Isabella
Marilyn Horne, mezzo

Airs Saturday, July 14 at 7 p.m. It was in the notoriously opera-critical country of Italy that Joan Sutherland was christened “The Stunning One” after her debut in Venice in 1960.  The previous year, after her “Mad Scene” in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the applause lasted 20 minutes. The next year, in anticipation of her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in the same role, the queue for standing room tickets began at 7.30 that morning.