Matthew Polenzani http://wrti.org en 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 Met Opera on WRTI: Season Premier Broadcast, Dec. 7, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/met-opera-wrti-season-premier-broadcast-dec-7-1-pm <p>The 2013/14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season begins on WRTI with a live broadcast of <strong>Verdi’s tragic masterpiece </strong><em><strong>Rigoletto</strong></em>, set in Las Vegas and starring baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky in his first company performance of the title role. Tenor Matthew Polenzani co-stars as the Duke, and two artists make their network broadcast debuts: Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva, who sings Gilda, and Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado. Bass Štefan Kocán and mezzo-soprano Oksana Volkova are the corrupt siblings Sparafucile and Maddalena. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:20:50 +0000 WRTI Staff 6754 at http://wrti.org The Met Opera on WRTI: Season Premier Broadcast, Dec. 7, 1 PM Lyric Opera Of Chicago On WRTI: Massenet's WERTHER, May 25 at 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/lyric-opera-chicago-wrti-massenets-werther-may-25-1-pm <p>When it comes to romances that tear at the heartstrings, this one ranks among the best. Goethe’s novel on which it’s based made him the toast of Europe. And Jules Massenet’s emotionally vivid music - sometimes grandiose, sometimes achingly fragile - brilliantly illuminates the complex psychology of its troubled protagonists.<br> Fri, 24 May 2013 18:05:35 +0000 WRTI Staff 5554 at http://wrti.org Lyric Opera Of Chicago On WRTI: Massenet's WERTHER, May 25 at 1 PM The Met Opera: Donizetti's L'ELISIR D'AMORE, Feb. 9 at 1 pm http://wrti.org/post/met-opera-donizettis-lelisir-damore-feb-9-1-pm <p>Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani star in one of the greatest comic gems in opera, as the fickle Adina and her besotted Nemorino. Mariusz Kwiecien is the blustery sergeant Belcore and Erwin Schrott sings Dulcamara, the loveable quack and dispenser of the elixir. Maurizio Benini conducts. <strong>Saturday, February 9th, 1 to 4 pm</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/history/stories/synopsis.aspx?customid=694"><strong>Synopsis</strong></a></p><p>http://youtu.be/ssxC1JteMrk</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 17:22:09 +0000 WRTI Staff 5123 at http://wrti.org The Met Opera: Donizetti's L'ELISIR D'AMORE, Feb. 9 at 1 pm Lyric Opera of Chicago: LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN on May 12 at 1 pm http://wrti.org/post/lyric-opera-chicago-les-contes-dhoffmann-may-12-1-pm <p><strong>It&#39;s time for the Lyric Opera of Chicago series on WRTI! We begin with Jacques Offenbach&#39;s <em>The Tales of Hoffman,</em> sung in French, with a fabulous cast. Join us on Saturday, May 12th from 1 to 5 pm.</strong></p> Fri, 11 May 2012 23:42:00 +0000 WRTI Staff 3829 at http://wrti.org Lyric Opera of Chicago: LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN on May 12 at 1 pm An Interview With Tenor Matthew Polenzani http://wrti.org/post/interview-tenor-matthew-polenzani <p>David Patrick Stearns speaks with tenor Matthew Polenzani about his role in the Opera Company of Philadelphia's Rigoletto.</p><p class="legacy-byline">&nbsp;</p><p class="legacy-audio-url">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1002750.mp3</p><p></p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 15:37:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 3232 at http://wrti.org An Interview With Tenor Matthew Polenzani Mari Yoshihara--Paul Taylor's Company B--Tenor Matthew Polenzani--Independence Starts Here http://wrti.org/post/mari-yoshihara-paul-taylors-company-b-tenor-matthew-polenzani-independence-starts-here <p>Mari Yoshihara: Author of <i>Musicians from a Different Shore</i> examines role of Asians in classical music world. </p> <p>Paul Taylor's <i>Company B</i> headlines Pennsylvania Ballet's season opener with dances set to music by The Andrews Sisters, Bach, and Shostakovich. </p> <p>Tenor Matthew Polenzani on his role in the Opera Company of Philadelphia's <i>Rigoletto</i>. </p> <p>Mimi Kenney Smith, coordinator of Independence Starts Here: A Festival of Disability Arts and Culture.</p> Sat, 13 Oct 2007 13:45:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns & Jason Peifer 1886 at http://wrti.org Mari Yoshihara--Paul Taylor's Company B--Tenor Matthew Polenzani--Independence Starts Here