Placido Domingo http://wrti.org en LA Opera: Verdi's THE TWO FOSCARI, July 20, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/la-opera-verdis-two-foscari-july-20-1-pm <p>This week it's the return of LA Opera to WRTI.&nbsp; <span>Plácido Domingo and James Conlon join forces in a new production of Verdi's masterpiece <em>I Due Foscari. </em>The languid canals and boisterous festivals of 15th-century Venice conceal a deadly web of secret plots and vindictive rivalries. Caught up in forces beyond their control, a father and son struggle to reclaim honor in a city that knows no mercy.</span><br> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:07:23 +0000 WRTI Staff 6218 at http://wrti.org LA Opera: Verdi's THE TWO FOSCARI, July 20, 1 PM Around The Classical Internet: May 4, 2012 http://wrti.org/post/around-classical-internet-may-4-2012 <ul><p><li>I'm not sure how the <em>Daily </em><em>Mail</em> arrived at the unfortunate <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/reviews/article-2139304/Unlikely-fan-Why-operas-biggest-star-Domingo-Placido-crazy-Lady-Gaga.html?ito=feeds-newsxml" target="_blank">headline</a> "An Unlikely Fan: Why Opera's Biggest Star, Domingo Placido Is Crazy For Lady Gaga." The obvious hed goof aside, it's not like Domingo gives La Gaga effusive praise: "I think Lady Gaga has a very good voice. Absolutely. She has a wonderful voice. Sat, 05 May 2012 11:35:26 +0000 editor 3822 at http://wrti.org Around The Classical Internet: May 4, 2012 Classical Guitarist Manuel Barrueco http://wrti.org/post/classical-guitarist-manuel-barrueco <p>Jill Pasternak speaks with classical guitar virtuoso Manuel Barrueco. During the last three decades, Mr. Barrueco&#39;s international tours have taken him to some of the most important musical centers in the world. And his recording catalogue includes over a dozen CDs covering the majority of the guitar repertoire. Mr. Barrueco&#39;s recording of the famed <i>Concierto de Aranjuez</i> by Joaquin Rodrigo, with Placido Domingo conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra, is considered by many critics to be the finest rendition of this work to date.</p><p><b>More Information:</b></p> Sat, 21 Jan 2012 20:28:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2331 at http://wrti.org Classical Guitarist Manuel Barrueco Composer/Performer Simon Shaheen--Phila Dance Projects--Charles Darwin Legacy--Tenor Placido Domingo http://wrti.org/post/composerperformer-simon-shaheen-phila-dance-projects-charles-darwin-legacy-tenor-placido <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Simon Shaheen. The Palestinian composer, and oud and violin virtuoso, performs at the Kimmel Center this weekend.</p> <p>Susan Lewis looks at Philadelphia Dance Projects' upcoming series. Performances over three weekends will pair ocal contemporary dancers with dance artists from around the country.</p> <p>Jason Peifer explores the legacy of Charles Darwin, as numerous Philadelphia organizations celebrate the "Year of Evolution." February marks Darwin's 200th Birthday.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles Placido Domingo. The super-star tenor performs with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in mid-February.</p> Sat, 31 Jan 2009 14:20:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns & Jason Peifer 2078 at http://wrti.org Composer/Performer Simon Shaheen--Phila Dance Projects--Charles Darwin Legacy--Tenor Placido Domingo