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A Passion For Opera

  • In anticipation of the Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Das Rheingold, we present Anna Russel's famous analysis of Wagner's Ring Cycle - plus a…
  • We celebrate the artistry of the American mezzo-soprano Riseuml; Stevens.PlaylistDie Entführung aus dem Serail: Overture (excerpt)Composer Wolfgang…
  • Saturday's broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera is an archive performance of Verdi's La forza del destino with Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, and…
  • We hear excerpts from a 1969 recording of Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini with Magda Olivero in the title role.PlaylistDie Entführung aus dem Serail:…
  • This afternoon we hear wonderful music from Verdi's Nabucco, Ernani, and Don Carlo.PlaylistDie Entführung aus dem Serail: Overture (excerpt)Composer…
  • We celebrate Handel's birthday with a bouquet of arias from eight of his operas.PlaylistDie Entführung aus dem Serail: Overture (excerpt)Composer Wolfgang…
  • A program of operatic duets by singers who were married to each other - plus the February Mystery Voice Quiz.PlaylistDie Entführung aus dem Serail:…
  • Peter Fox Smith explores with us some of the melodic gems, comedic monologues, and masterly ensembles that are woven into the unbroken stream of music…
  • Peter Fox Smith takes us on a tour of Rossini operas, some well-known, some not so well-known. Included are excerpts from The Barber of Seville,…
  • In celebration of the January 27, 1756 birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and of the January 26, 1790 premiere of his opera Cosigrave; fan tutte, and of…