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Saturday Matinee Opera Broadcast Schedule For Spring/Summer/Fall, 2013 From The WFMT Radio Network

THE LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO - May 18 - July 13, 2013
 

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 May 18, 2013

OPERA:   Simon Boccanegra (in Italian)
COMPOSER:  Giuseppe Verdi

CAST:
Boccanegra Thomas Hampson
Fiesco  Ferruccio Furlanetto
Amelia  Krassimira Stoyanova
Adorno  Frank Lopardo
Paolo  Quinn Kelsey
Pietro  Evan Boyer

CONDUCTOR: Sir Andrew Davis
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Elijah Moshinsky
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER:  Martin Wright

APPROX. LENGTH: 3 hours


May 25, 2013

OPERA:   Werther (in French)
COMPOSER:  Jules Massenet

CAST:
Werther  Matthew Polenzani
Charlotte Sophie Koch
Sophie  Kiri Deonarine
Albert  Craig Verm
Bailiff  Philip Kraus

CONDUCTOR: Sir Andrew Davis
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Francisco Negrin
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA

APPROX. LENGTH: 3 hours


June 1, 2013

OPERA:   Don Pasquale (in Italian)
COMPOSER:  Gaetano Donizetti

CAST:
Don Pasquale Ildebrando D'Arcangelo
Norina  Marlis Petersen
Ernesto  René Barbera
Malatesta Corey Crider

CONDUCTOR: Stephen Lord
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Sir Thomas Allen
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER: Martin Wright and Valerie Maze

APPROX. LENGTH: 2 hours 40 minutes


June 8, 2013

Please Note:  This week, we present a double bill…Elektra and Hansel & Gretel.

OPERA:   Elektra (in German)
COMPOSER:   Richard Strauss

CAST:
Elektra  Christine Goerke
Chrysothemis Emily Magee
Clytemnestra Jill Grove
Orestes  Alan Held
Aegisthus Roger Honeywell
  
CONDUCTOR: Sir Andrew Davis
STAGE DIRECTOR: David McVicar
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER:  Martin Wright

OPERA:   Hansel & Gretel (in German)
COMPOSER:  Engelbert Humperdinck

CAST:
Hansel  Elizabeth DeShong
Gretel  Maria Kanyova
Witch  Jill Grove
Mother  Julie Makerov
Father  Brian Mulligan

CONDUCTOR: Ward Stare
STAGE DIRECTOR   Eric Einhorn
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA
APPROX. LENGTH: 4 hours


June 15, 2013

OPERA:   La Boheme (in Italian)
COMPOSER:   Giacomo Puccini

CAST:
Mimì  Anna Netrebko
Rodolfo  Joseph Calleja
Musetta  Elizabeth Futral
Marcello Lucas Meachem
Colline  Andrea Silvestrelli
Schaunard Joseph Lim
Benoit/Alcindoro Dale Travis

CONDUCTOR: Emmanuel Villaume
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Louisa Muller
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER:  Ian Robertson

APPROX. LENGTH: 2 hours 30 minutes


 June 22, 2013

OPERA:   Die Meistersinger (in German)
COMPOSER: Richard Wagner

CAST:
Hans Sachs James Morris
Stolzing  Johan Botha
Eva  Amanda Majeski
Beckmesser Bo Skovhus
David  David Portillo
Magdalene Jamie Barton
Pogner  Dimitry Ivashchenko
Kothner  Darren Jeffery

CONDUCTOR: Sir Andrew Davis
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Marie Lambert
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER:  Ian Robertson

APPROX. LENGTH: 5 hours


June 29, 2013

OPERA:   Rigoletto (in Italian)
COMPOSER:  Giuseppe Verdi

CAST:
Rigoletto Zelko Lucic
Gilda  Albina Shagimuratova
Duke  Giuseppe Filianoti
Sparafucile Andrea Silvestrelli
Maddalena Nicole Piccolomini
Monterone Todd Thomas

CONDUCTOR: Evan Rogister
STAGE DIRECTOR: Stephen Barlow
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER:  Ian Robertson

APPROX. LENGTH: 2 hours 30 minutes


 July 6, 2013

OPERA:   A Streetcar Named Desire (in English)
COMPOSER:  Andre Previn

CAST:
Blance DuBois Renee Fleming
Stella Kowalski Susannah Philips
Stanley Kowalski   Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Harold "Mitch" Mitchell Anthony Dean Griffey

CONDUCTOR: Evan Rogister
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Brad Dalton
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA

APPROX. LENGTH: 3 hours


July 13, 2013

VPR'S American Musical Sampler

An afternoon of Broadway show music


LA OPERA Broadcast Schedule - Summer 2013

 
July 20, 2013

OPERA:   THE TWO FOSCARI (I Due Foscari) (in Italian)
COMPOSER:  Giuseppe Verdi

CAST:
Barbarigo, A Senator Ben Bliss
Jacopo Loredano  Ievegen Orlov
Officer of Council of Ten Omar Crook
Jacopo Foscari  Francesco Meli
Lucrezia Contarini Marina Poplavskaya
Pisana   Tracy Cox
Francesco Foscari Placido Domingo
Servant of the Doge Hunter Phillips

CONDUCTOR: James Conlon
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Thaddeus Strassberger
LA OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR
  & CHORUS MASTER: Grant Gershon

Approx Length:   2 hours


July 27, 2013

OPERA:   THE STIGMATIZED (in German)
COMPOSER:   Franz Schreker

CAST:
Carlotta Nardi    Anja Kampe
Alviano Salvago  Robert Brubaker
Count Tamare  Martin Gantner
Duke Adorno  James Johnson
Lodovico Nardi  Wolfgang Schöne

CONDUCTOR: James Conlon
STAGE DIRECTOR:   Ian Judge
LA OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER: Grant Gershon

Approx Length:  4 hours 15 minutes


August 3, 2013

OPERA:   Madama Butterfly (in Italian)
COMPOSER:   Giacomo Puccini

CAST:
Cio-Cio-San  Oksana Dyka
B.F. Pinkerton  Brandon Jovanovich
Suzuki   Milena Kitic
Sharpless  Eric Owens
Goro   Rodell Rosel
Bonze   Stefan Szkafarowsky
Prince Yamadori  Museop Kim
Kate Pinkerton  D'Ana Lombard
Imperial Commissioner Gabriel Vamvulescu
Official Registrar  Hunter Phillips

CONDUCTOR: Grant Gershon
STAGE DIRECTOR:   Ron Daniels
LA OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER:  Grant Gerson

Approx Length: 3 hours


August 10, 2013

OPERA:   The Flying Dutchman (in German)
COMPOSER:  Richard Wagner
CAST:
The Dutchman  Tomas Tomasson
Senta   Elisabete Matos
Erik   Corey Bix
Daland   James Creswell
Steersman  Matthew Pienk
Mary   Ronnita Nicole Miller

CONDUCTOR:  James Conlon
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Nikolaus Lehnhoff
LA OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR
  & CHORUS MASTER: Grant Gershon

Approx Length:  2 hours 30 minutes


August 17, 2013

OPERA:   Cinderella (in Italian)
COMPOSER:   Gioachino Rossini

CAST:
Angelina/Cinderella Kate Lindsey
Prince Ramiro  René Barbera
Dandini   Vito Priante
Don Magnifico  Alessandro Corbelli
Alidoro   Nicola Ulivieri
Clorinda   Stacey Tappan
Tisbe   Ronnita Nicole Miller

CONDUCTOR:  James Conlon
STAGE DIRECTOR:   Joan Font
LA OPERA ORCHESTRA

Approx Length:   3 hours 10 minutes


August 24, 2013

OPERA:   Tosca (in Italian)
COMPOSER:   Giacomo Puccini

CAST:
Floria Tosca  Sondra Radvanovsky
Mario Cavaradoss Marco Berti
Baron Scarpia  Lado Ataneli
Cesare Angelotti  Joshua Bloom
The Sacristan  Philip Cokorinos
Spoletta   Rodell Rosel
Shepherd Child  Eden McCoy

CONDUCTOR: Plácido Domingo
STAGE DIRECTOR:  John Caird
LA OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR
  & CHORUS MASTER: Grant Gershon

Approx. Length:   3 hours

The San Francisco Opera Summer/Fall  Broadcast Schedule

August 31, 2013

OPERA: DIE WALKÜRE (in German)
COMPOSER:   Richard Wagner
 

CAST:
Brünnhilde   Nina Stemme
Wotan    Mark Delavan
Sieglinde   Eva-Maria Westbroek
Siegmund   Christopher Ventris
Fricka    Janina Baechle
Hunding   Raymond Aceto

CONDUCTOR:  Donald Runnicles
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Francesca Zambello
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA 

Approx Length:  3hours 50 minutes


September 7, 2013

OPERA:   THE CAPULETS AND THE MONTAGUES
(in Italian)
COMPOSER:   Vincenzo Bellini

 

CAST:
Giulietta   Nicole Cabell
Romeo    Joyce DiDonato
Tebaldo   Saimir Pirgu
Lorenzo   Ao Li
Capellio   Eric Owens

CONDUCTOR:  Riccardo Frizza
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Vincent Boussard
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS  
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson

Approx Length:  3 hours


September 14, 2013

OPERA:   MOBY-DICK (in English)
COMPOSER:   Jake Heggie
LIBRETTO:   Gene Scheer

 

CAST:
Greenhorn (Ishmael)  Stephen Costello
Captain Ahab   Jay Hunter Morris
Starbuck   Morgan Smith
Queequeg   Jonathan Lemalu
Pip    Talise Trevigne
Flask    Matthew O'Neill
Stubb    Robert Orth

CONDUCTOR:  Patrick Summers
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Leonard Foglia
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS  
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson

Approx Length:  3 hours 15 minutes


September 21, 2013

OPERA:   MAGIC FLUTE (in English)
COMPOSER:   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 

CAST:
Pamina    Heidi Stober  
Tamino    Alek Shrader
Papageno   Nathan Gunn
The Queen of the Night Albina Shagimuratova
Sarastro   Kristinn Sigmundsson

CONDUCTOR:  Rory Macdonald
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Harry Silverstein
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS  
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson

Approx Length:  2 hours 30 minutes


September 28, 2013

OPERA:   LOHENGRIN (in German)
COMPOSER:   Richard Wagner
 

CAST:
Lohengrin   Brandon Jovanovich
Elsa von Brabant  Camilla Nylund
Ortrud    Petra Lang
Friedrich von Telramund Gerd Grochowski
Heinrich der Vogler  Kristinn Sigmundsson
King's Herald   Brian Mulligan

CONDUCTOR:  Nicola Luisotti  
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Daniel Slater
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS  
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson

Approx Length:  4 hours 30 minutes


October 5, 2013

OPERA:   COSI FAN TUTTE (in Italian)
COMPOSER:   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 

CAST:
Fiordiligi   Ellie Dehn
Dorabella   Christel Lötzsch
Despina   Heidi Stober
Ferrando   Francesco Demuro
Guglielmo   Philippe Sly
Don Alfonso   Marco Vinco

CONDUCTOR:  Nicola Luisotti
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Jose Maria Condemi
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS  
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson

Approx Length:  3 hours 35 minutes


October 12, 2013

OPERA:   THE TALES OF HOFFMANN (in French)
COMPOSER:   Jacques Offenbach
 

CAST:
Hoffmann   Matthew Polenzani
Olympia   Hye Jung Lee
Antonia   Natalie Dessay
Giulietta    Irene Roberts
Stella    Jennifer Cherest
Nicklausse   Alice Coote
Coppélius, Dapertutto
  Dr. Miracle, Lindorf  Christian Van Horn
Frantz, Andrès, Cochenille
  Pittichinaccio   Steven Cole

CONDUCTOR:  Patrick Fournillier 
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Laurent Pelly
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS  
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson

Approx Length:  3 hours 45 minutes


October 19, 2013

OPERA:   THE GOSPEL OF MARY MAGDALENE (in English)
COMPOSER/LIBRETTIST: Mark Adamo
 

CAST:
Mary Magdalene  Sasha Cooke
Miriam    Maria Kanyova
Peter    William Burden
Yeshua    Nathan Gunn

CONDUCTOR:  Michael Christie
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Kevin Newbury
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS  
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson

Approx Length:  3 hours


October 26, 2013

OPERA:   LUISA MILLER (In Italian)
COMPOSER:   Giuseppe Verdi
LIBRETTO:   Salvadore Cammarano

 

CAST:
Laura    Gwendolyn Jones
Miller    Louis Quilico
Luisa    Katia Ricciarelli
Rodolfo   Luciano Pavarotti
Wurm    Dieter Weller
Count Walter   Giorgio Tozzi
Federica   Huguette Tourangeau
A Peasant   Joseph Frank

CONDUCTOR:  Jesus Lopez-Cabos
DIRECTOR:   Beppe de Tomasi
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS  
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Byron Dean Ryan

Approx Length:  tba

The Houston Grand Opera Fall Schedule

November 2, 2013

OPERA:   The Italian Girl in Algiers (in Italian)
COMPOSER:   Gioachino Rossini
 

CAST:
Isabella   Daniela Barcellona
Lindoro   Lawrence Brownlee
Mustafa   Patrick Carfizzi
Taddeo    Daniel Belcher
Elvira    Lauren Snouffer

CONDUCTOR:  Carlo Rizzi
STAGE DIRECTOR:   Joan Font
HOUSTON GRAND OPERA ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER  Richard Bado

Approx. Length:  3 hours


November 9, 2013

OPERA:   Il Trovatore (in Italian)
COMPOSER:   Giuseppe Verdi
 

CAST:
Leonora   Tamara Wilson
Manrico   Marco Berti
Azucena   Dolora Zajick
Count di Luna   Tómas Tómasson
Ferrando   Peixin Chen

CONDUCTOR:  Patrick Summers
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Stephen Lawless
HOUSTON GRAND OPERA ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER:  Richard Bado

Approx. Length:  2 hours 15 minutes


November 16, 2013

OPERA:   Xerxes (in Italian)
COMPOSER:   George Frederic Handel 
 

CAST:
Serse (Xerxes)   Susan Graham
Romilda   Laura Claycomb
Arsamene (Arsamenes) David Daniels
Amastre (Amastris)  Sonia Prina
Atalanta   Heidi Stober
Ariodate (Ariodates)  Philip Cutlip
Elviro    Adam Cioffari

CONDUCTOR:  William Lacey 
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Michael Walling
HOUSTON GRAND OPERA ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER:  Richard Bado

Approx. Length:  3 hours


November 23, 2013

OPERA:   Don Giovanni (in Italian)
COMPOSER:   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 

CAST:
Don Giovanni   Adrian Eröd
Leporello   Kyle Ketelsen
Donna Anna   Rachel Willis-Sørensen
Donna Elvira   Veronika Dzhioeva
Don Ottavio   Joel Prieto
Zerlina    Malin Christensson
Masetto   Michael Sumuel
Commendatore  Morris Robinson

CONDUCTOR  Trevor Pinnock
STAGE DIRECTOR  Harry Silverstein
HOUSTON GRAND OPERA ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
CHORUS DIRECTOR Craig Kier

Approx. Length:  3 hours 15 minutes


November 30, 2013

OPERA:   Tristan and Isolde (in German)
COMPOSER:   Richard Wagner

CAST:
Isolde    Nina Stemme
Tristan    Ben Heppner
Brangaene   Claudia Mahnke
Kurwenal   Ryan McKinny
King Marke   Christof Fischesser

CONDUCTOR:  Patrick Summers
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Christof Loy
HOUSTON GRAND OPERA ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER:  Richard Bado

Approx. Length:  3 hours 45 minutes