Puccini

12:00pm

Sat July 11, 2015
Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Puccini's Tosca

Evgeny Nikitin as Scarpia and Brian Jagde as Cavaradossi in Tosca
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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12:00pm

Sat January 24, 2015
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Puccini's La Bohème

A scene from Act IV of La Bohème
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, January 24, at 12 noon.  The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Puccini's La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. This story of love and loss, set among artists living the Bohemian life in Paris, features an international cast: Latvian sopranos Kristine Opolais as Mimì and Marina Rebeka as Musetta; French tenor Jean-François Borras as Rodolfo; Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien as Marcello; Italian baritone Alessio Arduini as Schaunard; and English bass David Soar as Colline. Riccardo Frizza conducts. La Bohème will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, January 24

12:00pm

Sat September 13, 2014
San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera: Puccini's Tosca

Scene From Tosca
San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, September 13 at 12 noon. On This week’s broadcast from the San Francisco Opera Nicola Luisotti will lead the cast, orchestra and chorus in Puccini’s Tosca staring Patricia Racette as Tosca with Christian Van Horn as Angelotti, Dale Travis as Sacristan, Brian Jagde as Cavardossi and Mark Delavan as Baron Scarpia. This production as features Joel Sorensen as Spoletta, Ryan Nelson-Flack as Shepherd boy, and Ryan Kuster as the Jailer. Dianne Nicolini will be your host for Tosca, this Saturday at noon on Red River Radio.

12:00pm

Sat July 19, 2014
Renato Scotto

Renato Scotto: A Legend Looks Back

Renato Scotto

Airs Saturday, July 19 at 12 noon. Legendary soprano Renata Scotto recalls her life and career in a special two hour feature co-produced by the WFMT Radio Network and Radio New Zealand Concert, and hosted by celebrated baritone Thomas Hampson.

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12:00pm

Sat May 24, 2014
Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Lyric Opera Of Chicago: Puccini's Madame Butterfly (in Italian)

Scene from Puccini's Madame Butterfly
Dan Rest Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Airs Saturday, May 24 at 12 noon.  Join the Lyric Opera of Chicago for a Puccini masterpiece and one of the most beloved operas of all time with a stellar cast featuring Stefano Secco as Lt. B. F. Pinkerton and Maryann McCormick as Suzuki with Christopher Purves as Sharpless, Patricia Racette as Cio-Cio-San and Richard Ollarsaba as the Imperial Commissioner. This performance also features Will Liverman as the Official Registrar, David Govertsen as The Bonze, Anthony Clark Evans as Prince Yamadori, Laura Wilde as Kate Pinkerton and Tye Pauley as Butterfly’s child Sorrow.

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