Richard Strauss

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Airs Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 12 noon. The 2017-18 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues as Christine Goerke sings the title role of Richard Strauss’s tragedy Elektra under the baton of future Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The acclaimed American soprano stars as the revenge-obsessed princess of Greek myth, with soprano Elza van den Heever as Elektra’s sister, Chrysothemis, and mezzo-soprano Michaela Schuster making her network broadcast debut as the guilt-stricken matriarch, Klytämnestra.

Airs Monday, February 4, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra conductor Franz Welser-Möst travels to the Musikverein in Vienna for a concert that opens with “L’Ascension,” music by Olivier Messiaen, and the concert concludes with the last tone poem by Richard Strauss, his "Alpine Symphony."

Airs Monday, February 4, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra conductor Franz Welser-Möst travels to the Musikverein in Vienna for a concert that opens with “L’Ascension,” music by Olivier Messiaen, and the concert concludes with the last tone poem by Richard Strauss, his "Alpine Symphony."

Airs Monday, January 8, 2018, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra Andrew Davis will lead the orchestra in Brigg Fair by Frederick Delius and Richard Strauss' tone poem, “Don Quixote.” In between we'll hear Ralph Vaughan Williams' Oboe Concerto featuring Frank Rosenwein on Oboe.

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Airs Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues with the San Francisco Opera and an archived performance of of Richard Strauss' Arabella starring Kiri Te Kanawa in the title role and Ingvar Wixell as Mandryka, with Barbara Daniels as Zdenka; William Lewis as Matteo; Alexander Malta as Count Theodor Waldner; Sona Cervena as Countess Waldner; Michael Ballam as Count Elemer; Erie Mills as Fiakermilli; Kevin Langan as Count Lamoral; and John Brandstetter as Count Dominik.

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