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Saturday Afternoon Opera

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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If you love opera, you'll love Saturday afternoons on WCLV.

Jealousy!  Treachery!  Murder!  Mayhem!  Suicide!  Opera can make “The Sopranos” look tame!  WCLV broadcasts an opera almost every Saturday afternoon, and we feature the best American Opera companies in the nation; The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera, Houston Opera and San Francisco Opera.  We also present operas presented by our own Cleveland Orchestra.  Here’s what’s coming up:

LA OPERA ON AIR
July 20, 2013 - 1:00pm
OPERA: THE TWO FOSCARI (I Due Foscari) (in Italian)
COMPOSER: Giuseppe Verdi
Barbarigo, A Senator: Ben Bliss
Jacopo Loredano: Levegen Orlov
Officer of Council of Ten: Omar Crook
Jacopo Foscari: Francesco Meli
Lucrezia Contarini: Marina Poplavskaya
Pisana: Tracy Cox
Francesco Foscari: Placido Domingo
Servant of the Doge: Hunter Phillips
CONDUCTOR: James Conlon

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA
July 27, 2013 - 1:00pm
OPERA: SEMELE (in Italian)
COMPOSER: George Frideric Handel
Performance of December 28, 1967
Beverly Sills
Helen Vanni
Mark Deller
Seth McCoy
Thomas Paul
Ara Berberian
CONDUCTOR: Robert Shaw

AUGUST 3, 2013 - 1:00pm
NO OPERA: Cleveland International Piano Composition
(We did say we broadcast an opera almost every Saturday afternoon.)

LA OPERA ON AIR
August 10, 2013 - 1:00pm
OPERA: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN (in German)
COMPOSER: Richard Wagner
The Dutchman: Tomas Tomasson
Senta Elisabete Matos
Erik Corey Bix
Daland James Creswell
Steersman Matthew Pienk
Mary Ronnita Nicole Miller
CONDUCTOR: James Conlon

August 17, 2013 - 1:00pm
OPERA: CINDERELLA (in Italian
COMPOSER: Gioachino Rossini
Angelina/Cinderella Kate Lindsey
Prince Ramiro Renee Barbera
Dandini Vito Priante
Don Magnifico Alessandro Corbelli
Alidoro Nicola Ulivien
Clorinda Stacey Tappan
Tisbe Ronnita Nicole Miller
CONDUCTOR: James Conlon

August 24, 2013 - 1:00pm
OPERA: TOSCA (in Italian)
COMPOSER: Giacomo Puccini
Floria Tosca Sondra Radvanovsky
Mario Cavaradossi Marco Berti
Baron Scarpia Lado Ataneli
Cesare Angelotti Joshua Bloom
The Sacristan Philip Cokorinos
Spoletta Rodell Rosel
CONDUCTOR: Plácido Domingo

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA
August 31, 2013 - 1:00pm
OPERA: DIE WALKÜRE (in German)|
COMPOSER: Richard Wagner|
Brünnhilde Nina Stemme
Wotan Mark Delavan
Sieglinde Anja Kampe
Siegmund Brandon Jovanovich
Fricka Elizabeth Bishop
Hunding Daniel Sumegi
CONDUCTOR: Donald Runnicles

September 7, 2013 - 1:00pm
OPERA: THE CAPULETS AND THE MONTAGUES (in Italian)
COMPOSER: Vincenzo Bellini
Giulietta Nicole Cabell
Romeo Joyce DiDonato
Tebaldo Saimir Pirgu
Lorenzo Ao Li
Capellio Eric Owens
CONDUCTOR: Riccardo Frizza

September 14, 2013 - 1:00pm
OPERA: MOBY-DICK (in English)
COMPOSER: Jake Heggie
LIBRETTO: Gene Scheer
Greenhorn (Ishmael) Stephen Costello
Captain Ahab Jay Hunter Morris
Starbuck Morgan Smith
Queequeg Jonathan Lemalu
Pip Talise Trevigne
Flask Matthew O’Neill
Stubb Robert Orth
CONDUCTOR: Patrick Summers

September 21, 2013 - 1:00pm
OPERA: THE MAGIC FLUTE (in English)
COMPOSER: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Pamina Heidi Stober
Tamino Alek Shrader
Papageno Nathan Gunn
The Queen of the Night Albina Shagimuratova
Sarastro Kristinn Sigmundsson
CONDUCTOR: Rory Macdonald

September 28, 2013 - 1:00pm
OPERA: LOHENGRIN (in German)
COMPOSER: Richard Wagner
Lohengrin Brandon Jovanovich
Elsa von Brabant Camilla Nylund
Ortrud Petra Lang
Friedrich von Telramund Gerd Grochowski
Heinrich der Vogler Kristinn Sigmundsson
King’s Herald Brian Mulligan
CONDUCTOR: Nicola Luisotti

October 5, 2013 - 1:00pm
OPERA: COSI FAN TUTTE (in Italian)
COMPOSER: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fiordiligi Ellie Dehn
Dorabella Christel Lötzsch
Despina Heidi Stober
Ferrando Francesco Demuro
Guglielmo Philippe Sly
Don Alfonso Marco Vinco
CONDUCTOR: Nicola Luisotti

October 12, 2013 - 1:00pm
OPERA: THE TALES OF HOFFMAN (in French)
COMPOSER: Jacques Offenbach
Hoffmann Matthew Polenzani
Olympia Hye Jung Lee
Antonia Natalie Dessay
Giulietta Irene Roberts
Stella Jennifer Cherest
Nicklausse Alice Coote
Coppélius, Dapertutto
Dr. Miracle, Lindorf Christian Van Horn
Frantz, Andrès, Cochenille
Pittichinaccio Steven Cole
CONDUCTOR: Patrick Fournillier

October 26, 2013 - 1:00pm
OPERA: LUSIA MILLER
COMPOSER: Verdi
CAST: TBA

CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA
October 19, 2013 - 1:00pm
OPERA: FALSTAFF (in Italian)
COMPOSER: Giuseppe Verdi
Richard Sutcliff
Twyla Robinson
Vladimir Chernov
Cinzia Forte
Cataldo Caputo
Jane Henschel
Kelly O’Connor
Max Rene Cosotti
Scott Scully
Ain Anger
CONDUCTOR: Franz Welser-Möst

HOUSTON GRAND OPERA
November 2, 2013 - 1:00pm
OPERA: THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS (in Italian)
COMPOSER: Gioacchino Rossini
Isabella Daniela Barcellona
Lindoro Lawrence Brownlee
Mustafa Patrick Carfizzi
Taddeo Daniel Belcher
Elvira Lauren Snouffer
CONDUCTOR: Carlo Rizzi

November 9, 2013 - 1:00pm
OPERA: IL TROVATORE (in Italian)
COMPOSER: Giuseppe Verdi
Leonora Tamara Wilson
Manrico Marco Berti
Azucena Dolora Zajick
Count di Luna Tómas Tómasson
Ferrando Peixin Chen
CONDUCTOR: Patrick Summers

November 16, 2013 - 1:00pm
OPERA: XERXES (in Italian)
COMPOSER: George Frederic Handel
Serse (Xerxes) Susan Graham
Romilda Laura Claycomb
Arsamene (Arsamenes) David Daniels
Amastre (Amastris) Sonia Prina
Atalanta Heidi Stober
Ariodate (Ariodates) Philip Cutlip
Elviro Adam Cioffari
CONDUCTOR: William Lacey

November 23, 2013 - 1:00pm
OPERA: DON GIOVANNI (in Italian)
COMPOSER: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Don Giovanni Adrian Eröd
Leporello Kyle Ketelsen
Donna Anna Rachel Willis-Sørensen
Donna Elvira Veronika Dzhioeva
Don Ottavio Joel Prieto
Zerlina Malin Christensson
Masetto Michael Sumuel
Commendatore Morris Robinson
CONDUCTOR Trevor Pinnock

November 30, 2013 - 1:00pm
OPERA: TRISTAN AND ISOLDE (in German)
COMPOSER: Richard Wagner
Isolde Nina Stemme
Tristan Ben Heppner
Brangaene Claudia Mahnke
Kurwenal Ryan McKinny
King Marke Christof Fischesser
CONDUCTOR: Patrick Summers

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