Airs Saturday, July 26 at 12 noon. In honor of Verdi’s 200th birthday, LA Opera presents a new production of the crowning glory of the composer’s magnificent career, his comic masterpiece Falstaff. LA Opera Music Director James Conlon, praised internationally for his mastery of Verdi, conducts this unabashed celebration of Merrie Olde England’s lusty days and bawdy nights, starring Italian baritone Roberto Frontali.

Airs Monday, July 21 at 11 a.m. On this week's broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony music director Manfred Honeck will be joined by soprano Simona Saturova, baritone Gregg Baker, the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, and narrator Christopher Hahn for an opera showcase featuring works by Wagner and Verdi including Richard Wagner’s Prelude to Act III from Lohengrin and Wagner’s “Siegfried’s Funeral March” from Gotterdammerung.

Airs Saturday, May 17 at 12 noon. Featuring Anthony Clark Evans as Montano, Antonio Poli as Cassio, and Johan Botha as Otello, with Falk Struckmann as Iago, John Irvin as Roderigo, Ana María Martínez as Desdemona, Julie Anne Miller as Emilia, Richard Ollarsaba as A Herald and Evan Boyer as Lodovico. Bertrand De Billy conducts. Actors: Phoenix Alazam, Jon Beal, Michael T. Black, Matt Cobb, Chuck Coyl, Katherine Coyl, Wesley Truman Daniel, Tony DiFalco, Paula Dudzik-Muenzner, Patrick Dunham, Arianne Ellison, Chris Lafferty, Kirsten Lendyke, Kurt Merrill, Greg Poljacik, Leighton Schlanger, Elise Spoerlein.

Airs Monday, April 28 at 11 a.m.  Mariss Jansons takes the podium for the next concert by the Pittsburgh symphony and will be joined by soprano Alessandra Marc, mezzo-soprano Elena Zaremba, tenor Rafael Rojas, bass Dimitri Kavrakos and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh for Giuseppe Verdi’s Ave Maria and Verdi's Requiem. Also on the concert Verdi's String Quartet in E minor. 

Airs Monday, March 24 at 11 a.m. Join us for a new season of concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra each Monday morning at 11 a.m. The open concert for the season features conductor Manfred Honeck who will be joined by pianist Lang Lang for the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Franz Listz as well as Chopin’s Etude No. 5, Op. 10. The concert will also showcase Giuseppe Verdi’s Overture to “Forza del Destino;”  Felix Mendelssohn’s Scherzo from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream;”  Richard Wagner’s Overture to “Tannhauser;” Igor Stravinksy’s Danse Infernale from “The Firebird;” and Lu Wencheng’s “Autumn Moon on a Calm Lake.” Join us for a new season of concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony each Monday morning at 11 a.m. on Red River Radio.