Rossini

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Airs Saturday, December 31, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a revival of Rossini’s comedy L’Italiana in Algeri, conducted by the Met’s Music Director Emeritus James Levine. The comedic opera, heard in an archived performance from October, tells the story of a feisty Italian girl who gets kidnapped in Algiers, but tricks her captors and saves the day. Mezzo-soprano Marianna Pizzolato and tenor René Barbera made their respective company debuts as the title character, Isabella, and the love-struck Lindoro, whom she rescues.

Airs Monday, October 24, at 1 p.m. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra we draw a concert from the archives featuring cellist Mstislav Rostropovich who joins maestro Lorin Maazel in the Cello Concerto in C major by Haydn and the Cello Concerto No. 1 of Saint-Saens. The concert will open with the overture to La gazza ladra by Rossini and will close with Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks by Richard Strauss.

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Airs Saturday, May 28, at 12 noon. The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts returns this week with Gioachino Rossini's Cinderella featuring Isabel Leonard in the title roll with Alessandro Corbelli as Don Magifico, Lawrence Brownlee as Prince Ramiro, Vito Priante as Dandini, Christian Van Horn as Alidoro, Diana Newman as Clorinda, an Annie Rosen as Tisbe. Joan Font directs this production with Michael Black as chorus master and Sir Andrew Davis conducts.

The Lyric Opera Of Chicago: Season Overview

May 14, 2016
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Airs Saturday afternoons at 12 beginning May 14, 2016.
Hosted by Peter van de Graaff

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Airs Saturday, December 26, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of the Met’s holiday presentation of Rossini’s comic gem The Barber of Seville – an abridged version of the opera, sung in English, aimed at audiences of all ages. The performance stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Taylor Stayton as the love struck Count Almaviva, and Elliot Madore as Figaro, the barber and jack-of-all-trades who brings them together. The cast also includes Valeriano Lanchas as Dr.

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