What kind of Italian opera could be made from the goings on of today’s presidential candidates?
Upper Arlington Library Opera on Film Series concludes this Sunday with Torroba’s Luisa Fernanda, starring Placido Domingo, hosted by Christopher Purdy
Enrico Caruso died ninety years ago this week. Here’s a small appreciation, including one of his first recordings.
Dudley Moore at the piano for his own take on Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, complete with a Britten like version of Little Miss Muffet.
McNally’s play “Master Class” is back on Broadway. The play is one version of the master classes Maria Callas gave in New York almost forty years ago. Tyne Daly stars as Maria.
Remembering the American contralto Marian Anderson (1897-1993) as we prepare for the fourth of July weekend.
Tune in to Saturday on Stage (“Opera and More”) this Saturday at 1.30 for Mozart’s opera seria Idomeneo, complete with a sea monster and the young Luciano Pavarotti
Our Saturday afternoon opera broadcasts continue with a new recording (okay, the only recording) of Offenbach’s delightful operetta, Vert-Vert. This is one of 98 comic operas written by Jacques Offenbach for Paris. He may have forgotten it. You won’t!
The Summer Opera Film Series at the Upper Arlington Library begins Sunday, June 12, at 2 p.m. with Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana. The series continues with Pagliacci on July 10 and Luisa Fernanda on August 7. The films are free and open to the public. Classical 101′s Christopher Purdy hosts.
This Saturday, Classical 101′s Serenata and Saturday on Stage remember opera star Shirley Verrett (1931-2010).