Airs Monday, April 29 at 11 a.m. This week conductor Manfred Honeck is joined on stage by baritone Thomas Hampson and soprano Chen Reiss for Antonin Dvorak’s Biblical Songs and Johannes Brahms’ A German Requiem.
Airs Saturday, July 14 at 7 p.m. It was in the notoriously opera-critical country of Italy that Joan Sutherland was christened “The Stunning One” after her debut in Venice in 1960. The previous year, after her “Mad Scene” in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the applause lasted 20 minutes. The next year, in anticipation of her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in the same role, the queue for standing room tickets began at 7.30 that morning.