Richard Strauss

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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.

Airs Monday, August 7, 2017, at 1 p.m. The San Francisco Symphony continues its season of broadcast concerts as Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the orchestra the Serenade in E-flat major, Opus 7 by Richard Strauss, Schumann's Spring Symphony, the Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, and Ein Heldenleben by Strauss. Soprano Laura Claycomb will also be featured in the Brentano Lieder, Opus 68 by Richard Strauss.

Airs Monday, July 10, 2017, at 1 p.m. Join the San Francisco Symphony for a brand new season as Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas is joined by pianist Daniil Trifonov for the Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor by Chopin on a concert that opens with Ravel's Menuet antique, and also features Rossini's Overture to La scala di seta and Roman Festivals by Respighi. The concert concludes with Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss.

Kristian Schuller
Kristian Schuller / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season concludes as soprano Renée Fleming sings her final performance of one of her signature roles, the Marschallin, in the Met’s new production of Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier.

Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, December 17, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Richard Strauss’s Salome starring Patricia Racette in the title role of the Judean princess. Racette makes a Met role debut in this production, as do her co-stars Željko Lučić as Jochanaan (John the Baptist); Nancy Fabiola Herrera as Herodias, Salome’s mother; and Gerhard Siegel as the lecherous King Herod. Chinese tenor Kang Wang makes his network broadcast debut as Narraboth, the Captain of the Guard.

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