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      LA Opera on Air

      LA Opera on Air

      In just a quarter-century of existence, LA Opera has become the United States' fourth largest opera company and “stands out as a newly important force in American opera,” according to Mark Swed in the Los Angeles Times. The broadcast series includes commentary from two of opera’s biggest names: general director Placido Domingo and music director James Conlon. Join program host Duff Murphy for a season of opera recorded live from Los Angeles’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

      WFMT offers a complete opera every Saturday at noon with productions from the following companies:
      Metropolitan Opera (winter)
      Lyric Opera of Chicago (May-July)
      LA Opera on Air (July-August)
      San Francisco Opera (August-October)

      For more information, visit the LA Opera web site.

       

      Program Schedule

      July 12, 2014

      FALSTAFF

      Cast:
      Sir John Falstaff: Roberto Frontali
      Alice Ford: Carmen Giannattasio
      Ford: Marco Caria
      Nannetta: Ekaterina Sadovnikova
      Fenton: Juan Francisco Gatell
      Meg Page: Erica Brookhyser
      Mistress Quickly: Ronnita Nicole Miller
      Dr. Caius: Robert Brubaker
      Bardolph: Rodell Rosel
      Pistol: Valentin Anikin

      Los Angeles Opera Chorus and Orchestra
      Conductor: James Conlon
      Chorus Master: Grant Gershon

      July 19, 2014

      CARMEN

      Composer: Georges Bizet

      Cast:
      Carmen: Patricia Bardon
      Don José: Brandon Jovanovich
      Micaëla: Pretty Yende
      Escamillo: Ildebrando D’Arcangelo
      Zuniga: Valentin Anikin
      Moralčs: Daniel Armstrong
      Frasquita: Hae Ji Chang
      Mercédčs: Cassandra Zoé Velasco
      El Remendado: Keith Jameson
      El Dancaďre: Museop Kim
      A Vendor: Melissa Treinkman
      A Gypsy: Abdiel Gonzalez
      A Soldier: Steven Pence

      Los Angeles Opera Chorus and Orchestra
      Conductor: Plácido Domingo
      Chorus Master: Grant Gershon

      July 26, 2014

      THE MAGIC FLUTE

      Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Cast:
      Pamina: Janai Brugger
      Tamino: Lawrence Brownlee
      Queen of the Night: Erika Miklósa
      Sarastro: Evan Boyer
      Papageno: Rodion Pogossov
      Papagena: Amanda Woodbury
      Monostatos: Rodell Rosel
      First Lady: Hae Ji Chang
      Second Lady: Cassandra Zoé Velasco
      Third Lady: Peabody Southwell
      The Speaker: Phillip Addis
      First Boy: Drew Pickett
      Second Boy: Charles Connon
      Third Boy: Jamal Jaffer
      First Armored Man: Vladimir Dmitruk
      Second Armored Man: Valentin Anikin

      Los Angeles Opera Chorus and Orchestra
      Conductor: James Conlon
      Chorus Master: Grant Gershon

      August 2, 2014

      BILLY BUDD

      Composer: Benjamin Britten

      Cast:
      Billy Budd: Liam Bonner
      Captain Vere: Richard Croft
      John Claggart: Greer Grimsley
      Mr. Redburn: Anthony Michaels-Moore
      Mr. Flint: Daniel Sumegi
      Lieutenant Ratcliffe: Patrick Blackwell
      Red Whiskers: Greg Fedderly
      Arthur Jones: Museop Kim
      Donald: Jonathan Michie
      Dansker: James Creswell
      Bosun: Craig Colclough
      Novice: Keith Jameson
      First Mate: Paul LaRosa
      Second Mate: Daniel Armstrong
      Novice’s Friend: Valentin Anikin
      Maintop: Vladimir Dmitruk
      Squeak: Matthew O’Neill
      Cabin Boy: Rory Hemmings

      Los Angeles Opera Chorus and Orchestra
      Conductor: James Conlon
      Chorus Master: Grant Gershon

      August 9, 2014

      LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR

      Composer: Gaetano Donizetti

      Cast:
      Lucia: Albina Shagimuratova
      Edgardo: Saimir Pirgu
      Enrico: Stephen Powell
      Raimondo: James Creswell
      Normanno: Joshua Guerrero
      Alisa: D’Ana Lombard
      Arturo: Vladimir Dmitruk

      Los Angeles Opera Chorus and Orchesta
      Conductor: James Conlon
      Chrous Master: Grant Gershon

      August 16, 2014

      THAIS

      Composer: Julius Massenet

      Cast:
      Thaďs: Nino Machaidze
      Athanaël: Plácido Domingo
      Nicias: Paul Groves
      Palemon: Valentin Anikin
      Albine: Milena Kitic
      Crobyle: Hae Ji Chang
      Myrtale: Cassandra Zoé Velasco
      Servant: Kihun Yoon

      Los Angeles Opera Chorus and Orchestra
      Conductor: James Conlon
      Chorus Master: Grant Gershon