Puccini

Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, January 30, at 12 p.m. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Puccini’s Turandot, with the renowned dramatic soprano Nina Stemme in her first Met broadcast in the title role of the proud Chinese princess. Soprano Anita Hartig sings the role of the courageous slave girl Liù, with tenor Marco Berti as Calàf, the suitor who risks his life for Turandot’s hand, and bass Alexander Tsymbalyuk as the exiled King of Tartary, Timur. Paolo Carignani conducts.

Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, December 5, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season – the company’s 85th season on the air – begins with a broadcast of the most-performed opera in Met history, La Bohème. The performance, conducted by Paolo Carignani, stars Barbara Frittoli and Ramón Vargas as the lovers Mimì and Rodolfo, with soprano Ana María Martínez as the spitfire Musetta.

Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera

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.

Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, September 5, at 12 noon This week from the San Francisco Opera it's Puccini's beloved masterpiece Madame Butterfly starring Patricia Racette as Cio-Cio-San, Brian Jagde as Lt. B.F. Pinkerton, Elizabeth DeShong as Susuki, and Brian Mulligan as Sharpless, with Julius Ahn as Goro, Jacqueline Piccolino as Kate Pinkerton, Efrain Solis as Prince Yamadori, Morris Robinson as The Bonze, and Hadleigh Adams as the Commissioner. 

Todd Rosenberg / Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Airs Saturday, July 11, at 12 noon. On this week's broadcast from the Lyric Opera of Chicago the opera that has left audiences spellbound for over a century, Puccini's Tosca. A fiery Deva, the rebel artist and the sadistic police chief for who all Rome trembles. This production stars Tatiana Serjan as Tosca, Brian Jagde as Cavaradossi, and Evgeny Nikitin as Scarpia, with Richard Ollarsaba as Angelotti, Dale Travis as Sacristan, and Rodell Rosel as Spoletta. The production also features Bradley Smoak as Sciarrone, Annie Wagner as Shepherd, and Anthony Clark Evans as the Jailer. John Caird will lead the the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus along with the Chicago Children's Choir in this performance.

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