Archive for the ‘Operafest’ Category

Nov. 30 2020

Metropolitan Opera 2020-2021 Broadcast Schedule

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TOLL BROTHERS–METROPOLITAN OPERA INTERNATIONAL RADIO NETWORK 2020-21 SATURDAY MATINEE BROADCAST SEASON All broadcasts at 1 PM Eastern Time December 5, 2020 @1 PM Prokofiev’s War and Peace Performance from March 2, 2002 Valery Gergiev; Anna Netrebko (Natasha Rostova), Ekaterina Semenchuk (Sonya), Elena Obraztsova (Mme. Akhrosimova), Gegam Grigorian (Count Pierre Bezukhov), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Prince Andrei), Vassily Gerello […]

Nov. 24 2020

The Met Returns!

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Dear Radio Network Partners, I am very pleased to present the line-up for the 2020-21 Saturday Matinee Radio broadcast season of special encore broadcasts – our 90th consecutive broadcast season on the radio. […] These encore broadcasts will feature new commentary and intermission content from host Mary Jo Heath and commentator Ira Siff, including new artist […]

Oct. 30 2020

WBJC Operafest schedule 11/7/20-11/28/20

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November 7, 2020 @1pm OPERA: Double-Bill: Scalia/Ginsburg & Trial by Jury VENUE: The Grand (Wilmington, DE) PRESENTING COMPANY: OperaDelaware FIRST BILL: Scalia/Ginsburg (in English) COMPOSER: Derrick Wang LIBRETTO: Derrick Wang DIRECTOR: Fenlon Lamb CAST: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg Jennifer Zetlan, soprano Justice Antonin Scalia Brian Cheney, tenor Commentator Ben Wager, bass-baritone SECOND BILL: Trial by […]

Sep. 08 2020

WBJC Operafest schedule 9/12/20-10/31/20

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September 12 @ 1pm OPERA: Cosi fan tutte (in Italian) COMPOSER: Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLIBRETTO: Lorenzo Da PonteVENUE: Lyric Opera HouseOPERA COMPANY Lyric Opera of Chicago CAST:Fiordiligi: Ana María MartínezDorabella: Marianne CrebassaFerrando: Andrew StensonGuglielmo: Joshua HopkinsDon Alfonso: Alessandro CorbelliDespina: Elena Tsallagova CONDUCTOR: James GaffiganDIRECTOR: John CoxENSEMBLE: Chorus and Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago Approx. Length: […]

May. 31 2020

WBJC OPERAFEST presents: Metropolitan Opera Radio Encore Series 2020

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Metropolitan Opera Radio UPCOMING ENCORE BROADCASTS – 1PM SATURDAYS Timings are approximate. May 23, 2020 – Verdi: Rigoletto (performance from 12/7/13) Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Sonya Yoncheva, Matthew Polenzani, conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado app. 2 hrs. 30 min. May 30, 2020 – Verdi: Requiem (performance from 3/28/64) – in memory of Rosalind Elias Leontyne Price, Rosalind Elias, […]

Sep. 26 2019

WBJC Operafest schedule 10/5/19-11/30/19

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(subject to change) Music of the Baroque October 5  –  Judas Maccabaeus / Handel October 12 – Israel in Egypt / Handel October 19  –   Fund Drive OperaDelaware October 26  – Il Tabarro; Suor Angelica / Puccini November 2  –   Gianni Schicchi; Buoso’s Ghost / Puccini; Ching November 9   –  Amleto / Faccio Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra November 16   – Marriage of Figaro […]

Sep. 16 2019

09/28/19 – The Clemency of Titus – 1pm (LA Opera On Air)

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The Clemency of TitusMozart Revenge and romance set Rome on fire! The most powerful civilization in the world falls vulnerable to the machinations of power players seeking glory. Russell Thomas stars as the imperiled leader whose generosity and compassion point the way to a brighter future. A gorgeous new production, directed and designed by Thaddeus […]

Sep. 16 2019

09/21/19 – Carmen – 1pm (LA Opera On Air)

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George Bizet Carmen  Los Angeles Opera on Air  Host: Jennifer Miller Audio Producer: Fred Vogler Broadcast Producer: Mark Lyons Executive Producers: Kelsey McConnell Technical Director: Mark Hatwan  Conductor: James Conlon Director: Ron Daniels Cast: Carmen—Ana Maria Martinez Don Jose—Brandon Jovanovich Micaela—Amanda Woodbury Escamillo—Alexander Vinogradov Frasquita—Liv Redpath Mercedes—Kelly O’Connor Le Remendado—Brian Michael Moore Le Dancaire—Theo Hoffman Ziniga—Phillip Corkorinos Morales—Juan Carlos Heredia A Gypsy—Abdiel—Gonzalez A Vendor—Melissa Treinkman Solo Dancers—Manuel Gutierrez and Oscar Valero Timing: 2:51:48 

Jul. 26 2019

09/14/19 – Les Troyens – 1pm (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

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Les Troyens (The Trojans)By Hector Berlioz Language – Performed in French Running Time – 4 hours 40 minutes including 2 intermissions The drama of the Trojan War, replete with heroes and tragedy, has captivated audiences from literature to film, and nowhere does it come to life more vividly than in French opera’s most astounding work, Les Troyens. Grand […]

Jul. 26 2019

09/07/19 – Eugene Onegin – 1pm (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

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Eugene OneginBy Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Language – Performed in Russian Running Time – 3 hours 10 minutes including 1 intermission Intensely passionate drama set to some of opera’s most sweeping, soulful, and heartstoppingly beautiful music — that is Eugene Onegin. Tatiana is a lovesick country girl, and Onegin is the sophisticated young man who callously spurns her love before […]

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