Michael Fabiano

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Airs Saturday, October 17, at 12 noon. This week on the San Francisco Opera we feature one of the great masterpiece from Puccini's pen with La Bohème starring Alexia Voulgaridou as Mimi and Michael Fabiano as Rodolfo, with Nadine Sierra as Musetta, Alexey Markov as Marcello, Christian Van Horn as Colline, Hadleigh Adams as Schaunard, and Dale Travis in the roles of Benoit and Alcindoro. John Caird directs, Ian Robertson is the chorus master, and San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus is under the direction of Giuseppe Finzi. Dianne Nicolini hosts.

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Airs Saturday, January 11 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Johann Strauss Jr.'s Die Fledermaus. Director Jeremy Sams has written new lyrics for the work, which will be performed entirely in English, and Tony Award-nominated playwright Douglas Carter Beane makes his Met debut with new dialogue. Adam Fischer conducts a cast of rising opera stars and Broadway performers. Susanna Phillips and Christopher Maltman star as the unhappily married Rosalinde and Eisenstein; Jane Archibald is their feisty maid, Adele; Anthony Roth Costanzo is Prince Orlofsky; Michael Fabiano is Rosalinde’s former lover, Alfred; Paulo Szot is the bumbling Dr. Falke; and Patrick Carfizzi is the prison superintendent, Frank. Broadway stars Danny Burstein and Betsy Wolfe make their network debuts as the drunken jailer, Frosch, and Adele’s sister, Ida. Die Fledermaus will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.