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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

      January 19, 2016

      Verdi: “Aida” Warner Classics 0825646106639 (3)

      Anja Harteros (Aida); Jonas Kaufmann (Radames); Erwin Schrott (Ramfis); Santa Cecilia Academy Orch & Cho/Antonio Pappano

      January 26, 2016

      Mozart: “Abduction from the Seraglio” DG 4794064 (2)

      Diana Damrau (Konstanze); Rolando Villazon (Belmonte); Franz-Josef Selig (Osmin); Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Yannick Nézet-Séguin

      February 2, 2016

      Strauss: “Feuersnot” Orfeo C-423962-I (2)

      Maud Cunitz (Diemut); Marcel Cordes (Kunrad); Max Proebstl (Ortolf); Bavarian State Orch & cho/Rudolf Kempe

      February 9, 2016

      Thomson: “The Mother of Us All” Albany TROY-1486/87 (2)

      Noragh Devlin (Susan B. Anthony); Scott Russell (Daniel Webster); Carlton Moe (John Adams); Manhattan School of Music/Steven Osgood

      February 16, 2016

      Puccini: “Tosca” Phi 434595-2 (2)

      Carol Vaness (Tosca); Giuseppe Giacomini (Cavaradossi); Giorgio Zancanaro (Scarpia); Philadephia Orch/Riccardo Muti

      February 23, 2016

      Rameau: “Zais” Aparte AP-109 (3)

      Julian Prégardien (Zais); Sandrine Piau (Zélidie); Aimery Lefèvre (Oromazès); Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset

      March 1, 2016

      Berg: “Lulu” RCA 57734-2 (3)

      Julia Migenes (Lulu); Brigitte Fassbaender (Geschwitz); Hans Hotter (Schigolch); Vienna Staatsoper/Lorin Maazel

      March 8, 2016

      Vinci: “Catone in Utica” Lon 4788194 (3)

      Juan Sancho (Catone); Max Emanuel Cencic (Arbace); Franco Fagioli (Cesare); Il pomo d’oro/Riccardo Minasi

      March 15, 2016

      Saint-Saens: “Samson et Dalila” Phi 4758706 (2)

      Jose Carreras (Samson); Agnes Baltsa (Dalila); Simon Estes (Abimelech); Bavarian Radio Sym & Cho/Colin Davis

      March 22, 2016

      Moross: “The Golden Apple” PS Classics PS-1528 (2)

      Danielle Estes (Helen); Janelle Lutz (Mars); Jenny Tucker (Mrs. Juniper); Orch & Cho/Jay Dias

      March 29, 2016

      Donizetti: “Il borgomastro di Saardam” Pantheon PHE-6630.31 (2)

      Renato Capecchi (Il burgomastro); Philipp Langridge (Flimann); Pieter van den Berg (Czar); Zaanstad Opera/Jan Schaap