WFMT Opera

Saturday afternoons on WVTF Music

The WFMT Radio Network Opera Series 2021

 

Haymarket Opera Company

 

JUNE 12

OS21-01 Acis and Galatea & Apollo e Dafne / Handel (Double-Bill)

Operas from the European Broadcasting Union: Royal Opera (UK)

 

JUNE 19

OS21-02 Tosca / Puccini

 

JUNE 26

OS21-03 Les vêpres siciliennes / Verdi

 

JULY 3

OS21-04 Don Giovanni / Mozart

 

JULY 10

OS21-05 Tannhäuser / Wagner

 

JULY 17

OS21-06 Der Rosenkavalier / R. Strauss

 

JULY 24

OS21-07 Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk / Shostakovich

Operas from the European Broadcasting Union: Swedish Royal Opera

 

JULY 31

OS21-08 Il Trovatore / Verdi (Archival, 1960)

 

AUGUST 7

OS21-09 Elektra / R. Strauss (Archival, 1965)

Operas from the European Broadcasting Union: France

 

AUGUST 14

OS21-10 Manon / Massenet / Opéra de Paris

 

AUGUST 21

OS21-11 The Demon / Rubinstein / Opéra National de Bordeaux

 

AUGUST 28

OS21-12 Parsifal / Wagner / Opéra du Capitole de Toulouse

 

SEPTEMBER 4

OS21-13 Hippolyte et Aricie / Rameau / Opéra Comique

 

 

Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Jun 16, 2021
Clive Barda

Royal Opera | July 24, 2021, 1:00 pm

Verdi’s Il Trovatore

Jun 16, 2021
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Swedish Royal Opera | July 31, 2021, 1:00 pm

This historic broadcast of Il Trovatore was recorded at Jussi Björling’s  last performance at the Swedish Royal Opera House in 1960, the scene where he made his opera debut in 1930. His counterpart was the legendary Hjördis Schymberg performing the role Leonora. In 1934, she sang with Björling in Puccini’s La Bohème and they sang over 100 performances together over the years.

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