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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

      May 5, 2015

      Tchaikovsky: “Iolanta” DG 4793969 (2)

      Anna Netrebko (Iolanta); Vitalij Kowaljow (King Rene); Sergey Skorokhodov (Vaudemont); Slovenian Phil & Cho/Emmanuel Villaume

      May 12, 2015

      Mozart: “The Marriage of Figaro” Sony 8883709262 (3)

      Fanie Antonelou (Susanna); Christian Van Horn (Figaro); Andrei Bondarenko (Count); Simone Kermes (Countess); Musicaeterna/Teodor Durrentzis

      May 19, 2015

      Szymanowski: “King Roger” Accord ACD-131-2

      Wojtek Drabowicz (Roger); Olga Pasiecznik (Roksana); Krzystof Szmyt (Edrisi); Polish National Opera/Jacek Kaspszyk

      May 26, 2015

      Rossini: “Maometto Secondo” Avie AV-2312 (2)

      Darren Jeffrey (Maometto); Paul Nilon (Erisso); Sian Davies (Anna); Garsington Opera/David Parry

      June 2, 2015

      Handel: “Alessandro Severo” MDG Recordings 6091674-2 (2)

      Mary-Ellen Nesi (Alessandro); Marita Solberg (Salustia); Gemma Bertagnoli (Claudio); Armonia Atenea/George Petrou

      June 9, 2015

      Rimsky-Korsakov: “Ivan the Terrible” Opera d’Oro OPD-1254 (2)

      Boris Christoff (Ivan); Nicoletta Panni (Olga); Lorenzo Gaetani (Tokmakov); Rome Opera House/Thomas Schippers

      June 16, 2015

      Catalani: “Loreley” Opera d’Oro OPD-1265 (2)

      Elena Suliotis (Loreley); Piero Cappucilli (Herrmann); Gianfranco Cecchele (Walter); La Scala/Gianandrea Gavazzeni

      June 23, 2015

      Millocker: “The Beggar Student” Omega OCD-1018/19 (2)

      Rudolf Christ (Symon); Wilma Lipp (Laura); Eberhard Waechter (Jan); Vienna Volksoper/Anton Paulik

      June 30, 2015

      Puccini: ”Madama Butterfly” Lon 4787819 (2)

      Mirella Freni (Cio-Cio San); Luciano Pavarotti (Pinkerton); Christa Ludwig (Suzuki); Vienna Phil/Herbert von Karajan

      July 7, 2015

      Sousa: “Desiree” Amdec AMTC-101

      Jody Karin Applebaum (Desiree); Melissa Thorburn (Marie); Karen Brunssen (Laurie); Pocono Pops/Jerrold Fisher

      July 14, 2015

      Paisiello: “La Molinara” LO 7723-33 (2)

      Graziella Sciutti (Rachelina); Giuliana Raimundi (Eugenia); Sesto Bruscantini (Pistofolo); RAI Orch/Franco Caracciolo

      July 21, 2015

      Strauss: “Elektra” DG 4793387 (2)

      Evelyn Herlitzius (Elektra); Waltraud Meier (Klytamnestra); Rene Pape (Orest); Dresden Staatskapelle/Christian Thielemann

      July 28, 2015

      Vivaldi: “Atenaide” Naive OP-30438 (3)

      Sandrine Piau (Atenaide); Vivica Genaux (Teodosio); Natalie Stutzmann (Marziano); Modo Antiquo/Federico Maria Sardelli

      August 4, 2015

      Donizetti: “Belisario” Verona 27048/49 (2)

      Leyla Gencer (Antonina); Giuseppe Taddei (Belisario); Nicola Zaccaria (Giustiniani); La Fenice Orch & Cho/Gianandrea Gavazzeni

      August 11, 2015

      Daniel Sternefeld: “Mater dolorosa” Marco Polo 8.225068/69 (2)

      Marie Terese Letorney (Mother); Lucienne van Dyck (Night); Tom Sol (Death); Royal Flanders Phil/Grant Llewellyn

      August 18, 2015

      Wagner: “Rienzi” Melodram MEL-27023 (2)

      Set Svanholm (Rienzi); Christa Ludwig (Adriano); Walter Berry (Paolo); Paul Schoffler (Steffano); Vienna Sym/Josef Krips

      August 25, 2015

      Graun: ”Cesare e Cleopatra” Serenissima C-360.171-73 (3)

      Janet Dawson (Cleopatra); Debora Beronesi (Cesare); Lynne Dawson (Cornelia); Concerto Koln/Rene Jacobs