Sondra Radvanovsky http://wrti.org en LA Opera: Puccini's TOSCA, August 24th at 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/la-opera-puccinis-tosca-august-24th-1-pm <p>A fiery prima donna is forced to play a role she never imagined when she becomes trapped between her allegiance to her rebel lover and the scheming of a treacherous police chief who will stop at nothing in his lust for her. The explosive triangle comes to a hair-raising conclusion in one of opera's bloodiest, most intense dramas.

 One of the most popular of all operas,&nbsp;<em>Tosca</em>&nbsp;is a passionate tale set to some of Puccini's most openly beautiful and passionate music. <strong>Placido Domingo conducts. Saturday, August 24, 1 to 4 pm.</strong></p> Sat, 24 Aug 2013 14:30:59 +0000 WRTI Staff 6359 at http://wrti.org LA Opera: Puccini's TOSCA, August 24th at 1 PM Lyric Opera of Chicago: Verdi's AIDA on June 30th at 1 pm http://wrti.org/post/lyric-opera-chicago-verdis-aida-june-30th-1-pm <p>Impassioned arias, surging choruses, and exhilarating orchestral music show us Verdi at the peak of his powers - masterfully balancing pomp and pageantry with a deeply moving personal tragedy. Don&#39;t miss this season&#39;s final broadcast from the Lyric Opera of Chicago.<br /> Sat, 30 Jun 2012 19:24:00 +0000 WRTI Staff 4057 at http://wrti.org Lyric Opera of Chicago: Verdi's AIDA on June 30th at 1 pm