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      WFMT Tuesday Night Opera with Peter Van de Graaff

      Every Tuesday night at 8:00 pm, we dip into the stacks of the Richard and Mary L. Gray Music Library to bring you a complete opera. With 400 years of music, this show takes us from the first days of the art form to the most recent. We’ll play favorites and lesser-known works, today’s stars and historic singers.

      Join me each Tuesday evening for a journey into this wonderful, musical world.

      —Peter van de Graaff, host

      Program Schedule | Fall 2014

      September 1, 2015

      Puccini: “Turandot” Lon 4787815 (2)

      Joan Sutherland (Turandot); Luciano Pavarotti (Calaf); Montserrat Caballé (Liu); Nicolai Ghiaurov (Timur); London Phil/Zubin Mehta

      September 8, 2015

      Mozart: “La finta giardiniera” Teldec 72309-2 (3)

      Edita Gruberova (Sandrina); Dawn Upshaw (Serpetta); Thomas Moser (Don Anchise); Vienna Concentus Musicus/Nikolaus Harnoncourt

      September 15, 2015

      Wolf-Ferrari: “Das Himmelskleid” Marco Polo 8.223261 (2)

      Angelina Ruzzafante (Princess); Sibrand Basa (Prince); Reinhard Leisenheimer (Chancellor); Hagen Phil/Gerhard Markson

      September 22, 2015

      Vivaldi: “La verita in cimento” Naďve OP-30365 (3)

      Gemma Bertagnolli (Rosane); Sara Mingardo (Melindo); Philippe Jaroussky (Zelim); Ensemble Matheus/Jean-Christophe Spinosi

      September 29, 2015

      Zemlinsky: “Der Traumgörge” Capriccio 10241 (2)

      Janis Martin (Princess); Josef Protschka (Görge); Pamela Coburn (Grete); Frankfurt Radio Sym/Gerd Albrecht

      October 6, 2015

      Gluck: “Orfeo ed Euridice” EMI/Ang 86194-2 (2)

      Kathleen Ferrier (Orfeo); Greet Koeman (Euridice); Nel Duval (Amore); Netherlands Opera/Charles Bruck

      October 13, 2015

      Donizetti: “Caterina Cornaro” Opera d’Oro OPD-1266 (2)

      Montserrat Caballé (Caterina); José Carreras (Gerardo); Lorenzo Saccomani (Lusignano); Covent Garden/Carlo Felice Cillario

      October 20, 2015

      Mussorgsky: “Boris Godunov” Phi 412281-2 (3)

      Alexander Vedernikov (Boris); Vladimir Matorin (Pimen); Artur Eisen (Varlaam); USSR TV/Radio Large Sym/Vladimir Fedoseyev

      October 27, 2015

      Handel: “Orlando” DG Archiv 4792199 (2)

      Bejun Mehta (Orlando); Kristina Hammarström (Medora); Sunhae Im (Dorinda); Ghent Baroque Orch/René Jacobs

      November 3, 2015

      Gounod: “Le médecin malgré lui” Musidisc 202322

      Jean-Christophe Benoit (Sganarelle); Michel Hamel (Léandre); Janine Capderou (Martine); ORTF Lyric Orch/Jean-Claude Hartemann

      November 10, 2015

      Donizetti: “L’Elisir d’amore” Lon 4787811 (2)

      Joan Sutherland (Adina); Luciano Pavarotti (Nemorino); Spiro Malas (Dulcamara); English Chamber Orch/Richard Bonynge

      November 17, 2015

      Caldara: “La Concordia de’ pianeti” DG Archiv 4793356 (2)

      Veronica Cangemi (Diana); Ruxandra Donose (Giove); Daniel Behle (Mercurio); La Cetra/Andrea Marcon

      November 24, 2015

      Floyd: “Susannah” Virgin 45039-2 (2)

      Cheryl Studer (Susannah); Samuel Ramey (Blitch); Jerry Hadley (Sam); Lyon Opera/Kent Nagano

      December 1, 2015

      Durón: “La Guerra de los Gigantes” Pan PC-10276

      Eva Juarez (Jupiter); Camilla de Falleiro (Hercules); A Corte Musical/Rogerio Gonçalves

      December 8, 2015

      Smetana: “Dalibor” RCA 57735-2 (2)

      Ludovico Spiess (Dalibor); Eberhard Wächter (Vladislav); Oskar Czerwenka (Budivoj); Vienna Staatsoper/Josef Krips

      December 15, 2015

      Humperdinck: “Hänsel und Gretel” Berlin Classics 0220007 (2)

      Ingeborg Springer (Hänsel); Renate Hoff (Gretel); Theo Adam (Peter); Peter Schreier (Witch); Dresden Staatskapelle/Otmar Suitner

      December 22, 2015

      Musgrave: “A Christmas Carol” MMG 302 (3)

      Frederick Burchinal (Scrooge); Jerold Norman (Cratchit); Howard Bender (Fred); Virginia Opera/Peter Mark

      December 29, 2015

      Fall: “The Rose of Stamboul” Naxos 8.660326-27 (2)

      Kimberly McCord (Kondja Gül); Erich Buchholz (Fridolin); Alison Kelly (Midili); Chicago Folks Opera/John Frantzen