Houston Grand Opera http://wrti.org en Wagner's TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: Houston Grand Opera on WRTI, Nov. 30, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/wagners-tristan-und-isolde-houston-grand-opera-wrti-nov-30-1-pm <p>It's Richard Wagner's transcendent and tragic masterpiece, <em>Tristan und Isolde </em>on WRTI this Saturday at 1 pm. The two lovers will be sung by Canadian tenor Ben Heppner and Swedish soprano Nina Stemme. Patrick Summers conducts.</p><p>http://youtu.be/j8enypX74hU</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:38:27 +0000 WRTI Staff 6727 at http://wrti.org Wagner's TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: Houston Grand Opera on WRTI, Nov. 30, 1 PM Verdi's IL TROVATORE: Houston Grand Opera on WRTI, Nov. 23, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/verdis-il-trovatore-houston-grand-opera-wrti-nov-23-1-pm <p>Set in 15th-century northern Spain,<em> Il trovatore</em> tells the story of Manrico, a gypsy troubadour who has fallen in love with the Duchess of Aragon. However, the Count di Luna is also attracted to Aragon, and when he attempts to take her from Manrico, the troubadour takes&nbsp;the count’s life in a duel, not realizing they were brothers, and that his mother Azucena actually&nbsp;stole him from a family of royals many years ago.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:56:34 +0000 WRTI Staff 6697 at http://wrti.org Verdi's IL TROVATORE: Houston Grand Opera on WRTI, Nov. 23, 1 PM Rossini's THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS: Houston Grand Opera on WRTI, Nov. 2, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/rossinis-italian-girl-algiers-houston-grand-opera-wrti-nov-2-1-pm <p>From the moment she lands on the Algerian coast to rescue Lindoro, her true love, we know&nbsp;the resourceful Isabella is going to outsmart the conniving Mustafà, whose great hope is to find an Italian wife for himself.</p> Sat, 02 Nov 2013 14:37:40 +0000 WRTI Staff 6640 at http://wrti.org Rossini's THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS: Houston Grand Opera on WRTI, Nov. 2, 1 PM Houston Grand Opera: Beethoven's FIDELIO, Nov. 3rd, 1 pm http://wrti.org/post/houston-grand-opera-beethovens-fidelio-nov-3rd-1-pm <p>Leonore is willing to do whatever it takes to free her husband, Florestan, an innocent political prisoner. Disguised as a boy (Fidelio), she bravely prevents Florestan's assassination by a corrupt governor. Beethoven's only opera is a musically brilliant story of a wife's selfless and courageous love.<strong> Listen on Saturday, November 3, 1 to 3:30 pm.</strong><br><br>Ludwig van Beethoven: <em><strong>FIDELIO</strong></em><br>Libretto by Joseph Sonnleithner. Sung in German<br><br><strong>CAST:</strong><br>Florestan: Simon O'Neill<br>Leonore/Fidelio: Karita Mattila Sat, 03 Nov 2012 11:56:00 +0000 WRTI Staff 4652 at http://wrti.org Houston Grand Opera: Beethoven's FIDELIO, Nov. 3rd, 1 pm Houston Grand Opera: Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Oct. 27th, 1 pm http://wrti.org/post/houston-grand-opera-rossinis-barber-seville-oct-27th-1-pm <p>Opera's notorious barber schemes to help the beautiful, young Rosina escape the clutches of her elderly guardian and find true love. Rossini's score is punctuated with brilliant ensembles and some of opera's most familiar arias, including the famous "Largo al factotum," otherwise known as "Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!" <strong>Join us on Saturday, October 27th, 1 to 3:30 pm.</strong></p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 21:37:00 +0000 WRTI Staff 4612 at http://wrti.org Houston Grand Opera: Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Oct. 27th, 1 pm