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Jul. 19 2015

08/22/15 – The Ghosts of Versailles – 1PM

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LA Opera on air The Ghosts of Versailles by John Corigliano Libretto by William M. Hoffman Sung in English. Three hours and 15 minutes, including one intermission.   Trapped in the spirit world, the ghost of Marie Antoinette bitterly reflects on her final suffering. Her favorite playwright tries to entertain the melancholy queen with the continuing adventures […]

Jul. 19 2015

08/15/15 – Marriage of Figaro – 1PM

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LA Opera on air The Marriage of Figaro by by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto written by Lorenzo Da Ponte Sung in Italian. Three hours and 15 minutes, including one intermission.   The wily barber and part-time matchmaker has finally fallen in love, but–like everything else in Figaro’s life–it’s complicated. On the eve of Figaro’s marriage to Susanna, […]

Jul. 19 2015

08/08/15 – Barber of Seville – 1PM

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LA Opera on air The Barber of Seville by by Gioachino Rossini Libretto by Cesare Sterbini Sung in Italian. Three hours and 10 minutes, including one intermission. Dashing Count Almaviva has lost his heart to the spunky Rosina, whose doddering guardian is determined to marry her himself. It’s Figaro to the rescue, as the resourceful barber conjures […]

Jul. 19 2015

08/01/15 – Dido & Aeneas/Bluebeard’s Castle – 1PM

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LA Opera on air Dido & Aeneas by Henry Purcell Libretto by Nahum Tate Bluebeard’s Castle by Béla Bartók Libretto by Béla Balázs Performed in English and Hungarian respectively. The running time is approximately two hours and 35 minutes, including one intermission. A riveting pairing of one-act masterpieces, written more than two centuries apart, explores the fine line […]

Jul. 19 2015

07/25/15 – LA Opera begins with La Traviata @1PM!

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LA Opera on air La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave Sung in Italian. Two hours and 55 minutes, including two intermissions. In the giddy, glitzy world of the Roaring Twenties, a naive young man falls head over heels for a glamorous party girl. Together they trade the fast life for an idyllic love […]

Jul. 16 2015

Thursday 07/16/15 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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11:00 PM Manfred Honeck, conductor; Sunhae Im, soprano; Lucas Meachem, baritone; Don Marinelli, host; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Betsy Burleigh, director MOZART: Selections from the Mass in C Major MOZART: Laudate Dominum from Vesperae de confessore MOZART: “Allelujah” from Exsultate, jubilate MOZART: Selections from the Requiem in D minor MOZART: Highlights from The Magic Flute, […]

Jul. 15 2015

Wednesday 7/15/15 SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

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11:00 PM Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier Soloist: Martin Helmchen, piano Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture, Op.9 Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54 Dvorak: Symphony No.7 in D minor, Op.70 Mozart: Divertimento in D minor, Opus 70

Jul. 14 2015

Tuesday 7/14/15 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Ingo Metzmacher Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from The Nutcracker Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911 version) Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 (The Year 1905)  

Jul. 13 2015

Monday 7/13/15 New York Philharmonic This Week

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11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Bramwell Tovey SOLOIST: Kirill Gerstein, piano TCHAIKOVSKY: Festival Coronation March TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1 TCHAIKOVSKY: Selections from Act IV of Swan Lake TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture  

Jul. 09 2015

Thursday 07/09/15 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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11:00 PM Manfred Honeck, conductor; Robert Levin, piano; William Caballero, horn MOZART: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20 MOZART: Horn Concerto No. 1 MOZART: Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”

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