Mozart

The Lyric Opera Of Chicago: Season Overview

May 14, 2016
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Airs Saturday afternoons at 12 beginning May 14, 2016.
Hosted by Peter van de Graaff

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Airs Saturday, May 7, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season closes with a live broadcast of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail – The Abduction from the Seraglio – conducted by Met Music Director James Levine, who will assume the new title of Music Director Emeritus at the conclusion of the Met’s current season. Soprano Albina Shagimuratova makes her network role debut as Konstanze, opposite rising tenor Paul Appleby as her fiancé, Belmonte.

Press Image - Justine Pumfrey / Mitsuko Uchida

Airs Thursday, April 14, at 1 p.m. Every summer in Vermont, musicians come together to find the quiet, space and time to explore the meaning and magic of chamber music. Since 1951, the Marlboro Music Festival has been summer home to classical luminaries such as Rudolf Serkin, Pablo Casals, Richard Goode, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Murray Perahia, Jaime Laredo, and Mitsuko Uchida (its current Artistic Director), to name a few.

Airs Monday, April 11, at 1 p.m. This week from the Cleveland Orchestra we hear the opening concert from their 2016 season featuring music director and conductor Franz Welser-Möst who will open the program with Mozart's Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, the “Jupiter” symphony and the concert concludes with Richard Strauss' An Alpine Symphony.

Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, March 26, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro – The Marriage of Figaro. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that includes three artists who are singing their roles at the Met for the first time this season: Mikhail Petrenko as Figaro; Anita Hartig as his fiancée, the clever maid Susanna; and Luca Pisaroni as their employer, the lecherous Count Almaviva.

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