Wagner

Marty Sohl / Metropolitan Opera

Airs Saturday, January 23, at 12 p.m. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a broadcast of the October 31 performance of Wagner’s Tannhäuser. Met Music Director James Levine conducted – the Met’s first broadcast of this opera in over a decade. The cast features tenor Johan Botha in the title role of the fallen knight; soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek as Elisabeth, the maiden who loves him; baritone Peter Mattei as the noble poet Wolfram; mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung as the goddess Venus; and bass Günther Groissböck as the Landgraf.

Airs Monday, April 20, at 11 a.m. A new season of concerts from the San Francisco Symphony begins this week when Semyon Bychkov takes the podium and is joined by violinist Pinchas Zukerman for Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26. The concert will open with Wagner Overture to Tannhäuser (the Dresden version), and we'll hear Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64 plus as an encore Kissine's Post-scriptum (with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting. Join us for a new season of concert by the San Francisco Symphony each Monday at 11 a.m. on Red River Radio.

Airs Monday, January 2, at 11 a.m. This week on the next concert from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Donald Runnicles conducts and is joined by pianist Stephen Hough who performs the Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1. The concert also features Euphonic Blues by Nancy Galbraith and orchestral highlights from Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelungen. Jim Cunningham is your host for the next concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

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 31 at 12 noon. This week the Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Wagner's masterpiece Parsifal staring Paul Groves as Parsifal with Daveda Karanas as Kundry, Thomas Hampson as Amfortas, Kwangchul Youn as Gurnemanz, Tómas Tómasson as Klingsor, and Rúni Brattaberg as Titurel. Sir Andrew Davis conducts.

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