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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

      January 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Verdi: Giovanna d’Arco 

      Anna Netrebko (Giovanna); Placido Domingo (Giacomo); Francesco Meli (Carlo VII); Vienna Phil Cho; Munich Radio Orch/Paolo Carignani
      Total: 2:04

      January 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm


      Rimsky-Korsakov : « Mozart and Salieri » Berlin Classics BC-2089-2
      Peter Schreier (Mozart); Theo Adam (Salieri); Dreden Staatskapelle/Marek Janowski

      Mozart: “Der Schauspieldirektor”

      February 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm


      Peri: “Euridice” Arts 47276-2 (2)
      Gloria Banditelli (Euridice); Gian Paolo Fagotto (Orfeo); Ensemble Arpeggio/Roberto De Caro

      Bertoni: “Orfeo” Arts 47118-2
      Delores Ziegler (Orfeo); Cecilia Gasdia (Euridice); Bruce Ford (Imeneo); Ambrodsian Opera Cho;I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone
      Total: 3:00

      February 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Rossi: “Orfeo” Harmonia Mundi

      Agnes Mellon (Orfeo); Monique Zanetti (Euridice); Sandrine Piau (Aristeo); Les Arts Florissants/William Christie
      Total: 3:55

      February 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Offenbach: “Orphee aux enfers”

      Adolf Dallapozza (Orfeo); Anneliese Rothenburger (Euridice); Benno Kusche (Jupiter); Cologne Opera Cho; Philharmonia Hungarica/Willy Mattes

      February 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm


      March 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Donizetti: “L’Elisir d’Amore”

      Carlo Bergonzi (Nemorino); Roberta Peters (Adina); Fernando Corena (Dulcamara); MET Opera/Thomas Schippers
      Total: 2:10

      March 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm


      Grieg: “Olav Trygvason”
      Anne Gjevang (The Sibyl); Hakan Hagegard (High Priest); Randi Stene (Woman); Gothenburg Sym Cho & Orch/Neeme Jarvi

      Sibelius: “The Maiden in the Tower” BIS CD-250
      Mari-Ann Haggander (Maiden); Erland Hagegard (Lover); Jorma Hynninen (Bailiff); Gothenburg Sym/Neeme Jarvi
      Total: 1:25

      Total: 2:10

      March 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Vivaldi: “L’Olimpiade”

      Sara Mingardo (Licida); Sonia Prina (Megacle); Marianna Kulikova (Argene); Laura Giordano (Aiminta); Concerto Italiano/Rinaldo Alessandrini
      Total: 3:14

      March 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Puccini: “Tosca”

      Mirella Freni (Tosca); Placido Domingo (Cavaradossi); Samuel Ramey (Scarpia); Philharmonia Orch/Giuseppe Sinopoli
      Total: 2:17

      March 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Haydn: “L’isola disabitata”

      Susanne Mentzer (Costanza); John Aler (Gernando); Ying Huang (Silvia); Padova Chamber Orch/David Golub
      Total: 1:55

      April 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Donizetti: “Lucia di Lammermoor”

      Maria Callas (Lucia); Giuseppe di Stefano (Edgardo); Tito Gobbi (Enrico); Maggio Musicale Orch/Tullio Serafin
      Total: 2:06

      April 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm


      April 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Ravel Double Bill

      L’enfant et les sortilege
      Arleen Auger ; Linda Finnie ; Jane Berbie ; London Sym/Andre Previn

      L’heure espagnole
      Jeanne Krieger (Concepcion) ; Louis Arnault (Gonzalve) ; Raoul Gilles (Torquemada) ; Orch/Georges Truc
      Total : 1:46

      April 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Debussy: Pelleas et Melisande 

      Mireille Delunsch (Melisande) ; Gerard Theruel (Pelleas ) ; Gabriel Bacquier (Arkel) ; Lille National Orch/Jean-Claude Casadesus
      Total : 2:52