Opera on WRTI http://wrti.org en LA Opera on WRTI: Bizet's CARMEN, July 19, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/la-opera-wrti-bizets-carmen-july-19-1-pm <p><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ad.doubleclick.net/activity;src=1379696;dcnet=4155;boom=79571;sz=1x1;ord=4?" width="1" />No man can resist Carmen’s gypsy charms. But when she’s ready to move on, watch out! A riveting drama of love and jealousy, filled with famously alluring melodies and captivating dances, <strong><em>Carmen </em></strong>is one of the world’s most popular operas. Georges Bizet’s immortal score overflows with one delight after another - a music lover’s hit parade of opera’s most intoxicating melodies. Placido Domingo conducts. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:25:38 +0000 WRTI Staff 7495 at http://wrti.org LA Opera on WRTI: Bizet's CARMEN, July 19, 1 PM A German Soprano Finds Freedom In Singing Mahler In America http://wrti.org/post/german-soprano-finds-freedom-singing-mahler-america <p></p><p>On this Sunday’s Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast, Music Director <strong>Yannick Nezet-Seguin </strong>conducts works by Britten and Strauss, along with <strong>Mahler's Symphony No. 4.</strong> As WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, the German soprano in the Mahler work is singing a piece that is revered in her homeland.</p><p>http://youtu.be/Pbk1geolj78</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:09:57 +0000 Jim Cotter 7478 at http://wrti.org A German Soprano Finds Freedom In Singing Mahler In America A Voice Of Velvet And Bronze: Carlo Bergonzi At 90 http://wrti.org/post/voice-velvet-and-bronze-carlo-bergonzi-90 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94e1ARaqJx8</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:51:51 +0000 Tom Huizenga 7480 at http://wrti.org A Voice Of Velvet And Bronze: Carlo Bergonzi At 90 Star Soprano Diana Damrau Scratches An Itch http://wrti.org/post/star-soprano-diana-damrau-scratches-itch <p>Soprano Diana Damrau usually sticks with her forte of mainstream opera. Indeed, she's made her name&nbsp;in such demanding roles as Mozart's Queen of the Night, Strauss' Zerbinetta, Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and Verdi's Violetta. But not long ago, she had this itch that needed scratching. And scratch she did, to excellent result.</p><p>http://youtu.be/cGeHCvPDVMc</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:23:13 +0000 Joe Patti & Jill Pasternak 7230 at http://wrti.org Star Soprano Diana Damrau Scratches An Itch LA Opera on WRTI: Verdi's FALSTAFF, July 12, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/la-opera-wrti-verdis-falstaff-july-12-1-pm <p>In honor of Verdi’s 200th birthday, LA Opera presents a new production of the crowning glory of the composer’s magnificent career, his comic masterpiece <strong><em>Falstaff</em></strong>. When Shakespeare’s portly knight of Windsor hatches a plot to improve his love life by courting two different married women, he launches a flood of comic chaos and romantic misadventure. <strong>Saturday, July 12, 1 to 4 pm.</strong></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:26:59 +0000 WRTI Staff 7475 at http://wrti.org LA Opera on WRTI: Verdi's FALSTAFF, July 12, 1 PM Lyric Opera of Chicago on WRTI: Mozart's LA CLEMENZA DI TITO, July 5, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/lyric-opera-chicago-wrti-mozarts-la-clemenza-di-tito-july-5-1-pm <p>Sex and power are front and center in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's riveting <em><strong>La Clemenza di Tito</strong></em>. Can a Roman emperor forgive a woman who either wants to marry him or murder him? And can he pardon the would-be assassin who's supposedly his best friend? Find out in this spellbinding opera broadcast on <strong>Saturday, July 5, 1 to 4 pm.</strong></p><p>http://youtu.be/GogOe2tw5v0</p><p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_clemenza_di_Tito#Synopsis" target="_blank"><strong>Synopsis</strong></a></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:21:48 +0000 WRTI Staff 7471 at http://wrti.org Lyric Opera of Chicago on WRTI: Mozart's LA CLEMENZA DI TITO, July 5, 1 PM The Philadelphians and Opera Philadelphia on WRTI: Strauss' SALOME, July 6, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/philadelphians-and-opera-philadelphia-wrti-strauss-salome-july-6-1-pm <p>This Sunday at 1pm, it’s the fast-paced, one-act opera&nbsp;<em>Salome, </em>among the most important musical works of the 20th century, standing out for its revolutionary use of a large-scale orchestra and virtuosic singers, as much as for its graphic depiction of this deeply psychological tale, performed in a historic, joint production by <strong>The Philadelphia Orchestra </strong>and <a href="http://www.operaphila.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Opera Philadelphia</strong>.</a> It was the Orchestra’s last concert in May, just before they departed on their China Tour. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:20:20 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 7457 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphians and Opera Philadelphia on WRTI: Strauss' SALOME, July 6, 1 PM Losing His Head in the Opera, Salome: Bass-Baritone Alan Held http://wrti.org/post/losing-his-head-opera-salome-bass-baritone-alan-held <p></p><p>It was a Bible story, and then a French play by Oscar Wilde. Then it was translated into German, before Strauss turned it into his opera, <strong><em>Salome.</em></strong> As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, a production from May, 2014 continued the evolution of this complex and compelling work of art.</p><p>On Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 1 pm on WRTI, listen to a recorded broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia performing Richard Strauss' <em>Salome.</em></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:35:46 +0000 Susan Lewis 7436 at http://wrti.org Losing His Head in the Opera, Salome: Bass-Baritone Alan Held Soprano Camilla Nylund: Singing SALOME Throughout The World http://wrti.org/post/soprano-camilla-nylund-singing-salome-throughout-world <p></p><p>Oscar Wilde’s late 19th-century play, retelling the biblical story of Salome, became the basis for Richard Strauss' one-act opera <strong><em>SALOME </em></strong>that premiered in Dresden in 1905. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the opera continues to shock and dazzle, nearly a century later.</p><p>On Sunday, July 6 at 1 pm, WRTI broadcasts The Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia in a joint production of <em>Salome</em>, with Camilla Nylund in the title role.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:38:16 +0000 Susan Lewis 7438 at http://wrti.org Soprano Camilla Nylund: Singing SALOME Throughout The World Julius Rudel, Longtime Director Of New York City Opera, Dies At 93 http://wrti.org/post/julius-rudel-longtime-director-new-york-city-opera-dies-93 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1vD1tJCoH0</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:53:10 +0000 Mark Mobley 7452 at http://wrti.org Julius Rudel, Longtime Director Of New York City Opera, Dies At 93