Verdi

Karen Almond

Airs Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues this week with a new season from the LA Opera On The Air. For their season open we'll hear Verdi's Macbeth starring Plácido Domingo in the title role with Lady Macbeth sung by Ekaterina Semenchuk, and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo as Banquo; Joshua Guerrero as Macduff; Josh Wheeker as Malcolm; Summer Hassan as Lady-in-Waiting; and Theo Hoffman as the Doctor.

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Airs Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Verdi’s Aida, starring Krassimira Stoyanova in the title role of the enslaved Ethiopian princess. Conducted by Italian maestro Daniele Rustioni, who makes his Met debut this season, the opera also stars Violeta Urmana as Aida’s formidable rival Amneris, Riccardo Massi as the Egyptian war hero Radamès, and George Gagnidze as Aida’s father Amonasro, with James Morris as the high priest Ramfis and Soloman Howard as the King of Egypt.

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Airs Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s La Traviata. Soprano Sonya Yoncheva reprises her widely praised interpretation of the heroine Violetta, with tenor Michael Fabiano as her lover Alfredo, and baritone Thomas Hampson as Alfredo’s protective father, Giorgio Germont. The performance is conducted by Nicola Luisotti, Music Director of the San Francisco Opera. La Traviata will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m.

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Airs Saturday, February 4, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a revival of Verdi’s Rigoletto. Italian conductor Pier Giorgio Morandi makes his network broadcast debut leading baritone Željko Lučić in the title role opposite soprano Olga Peretyatko as Gilda and tenor Stephen Costello as the Duke. The broadcast also stars Oksana Volkova as Maddalena and Andrea Mastroni in his network broadcast debut as Sparafucile. Rigoletto will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m.

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Airs Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Verdi’s Nabucco, conducted by Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine, with Plácido Domingo in a network role debut as the title character, the King of Babylon. The legendary duo has worked together many times over the past four decades, but this season marks the first time they have collaborated on Nabucco. Liudmyla Monastyrska sings the ambitious Abigaille, who is determined to seize control of the Babylonian empire.

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