Puccini

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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12:00pm

Sat April 5, 2014
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Puccini’s La Bohème

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Anita Hartig in her Met debut as Mimì

Airs Saturday, April 5 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Puccini’s classic La Bohème. Tenor Vittorio Grigolo makes his network broadcast debut as Rodolfo, alongside Romanian soprano Anita Hartig, who makes her Met debut this season as Mimì. The cast also features Susanna Phillips as Musetta, Massimo Cavalletti as Marcello, Patrick Carfizzi as Schaunard, Oren Gradus as Colline, and Donald Maxwell as Benoit/Alcindoro. Stefano Ranzani conducts. La Bohème will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.

12:00pm

Sat February 1, 2014
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

Scene from Puccini's Madama Butterfly
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, February 1 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Puccini’s tragedy Madama Butterfly. South African soprano Amanda Echalaz, who makes her Met debut this season, sings Cio-Cio-San, opposite tenor Bryan Hymel as Pinkerton. The cast also includes mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki and American baritone Scott Hendricks in his network broadcast debut as Sharpless, conducted by Philippe Auguin. Madama Butterfly will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.

12:00pm

Fri December 27, 2013
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Puccini’s Tosca

Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role of Tosca
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, December 28 at 12 noon. The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Puccini’s Tosca, starring soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role. Tenor Marcello Giordani is Tosca’s lover, the artist and revolutionary Cavaradossi, and baritone George Gagnidze is the corrupt police chief, Scarpia. Marco Armiliato leads this performance of Puccini’s celebrated tragedy. Tosca will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.

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