Saturday, May 17, 2008

On the Air

My mailbox brings news of some radio broadcasts:

eighth blackbird will be on Performance Today on Monday, May 19. Check your local listings, or Performance Today's web site, or Public Radio Fan for details.

Los Angeles Opera performances will be broadcast starting today at 10:30 on KUSC and WFMT. There's Internet streaming, yes. Here's the schedule, with cast details, from their press release:

KUSC: Saturday, May 17, 10:30am
WFMT: Saturday, July 5*

Music Director James Conlon conducts; Starring Anja Kampe, Klaus Florian Vogt, Matti Salminen, Eike Wilm Schulte, Oleg Bryjak, Rebekah Camm and Greg Fedderly.

Verdi Requiem
KUSC: Saturday, May 24, 10:30am

IPlácido Domingo conducts the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and Chorus, with soprano Adrianne Pieczonka, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz and bass René Pape.

KUSC: Saturday, May 31, 10:30am
WFMT: Saturday, July 12*
Conducted by James Conlon, starring Karita Mattila, Eva Urbanová, Kim Begley, Jorma Silvasti, Elizabeth Bishop and Jason Stearns.

Don Giovanni
KUSC: Saturday, June 7, 10:30am
WFMT: Saturday, July 19*

Conducted by Hartmut Haenchen, starring Erwin Schrott, Kyle Ketelsen, Alexandra Deshorties, Maria Kanyova, Charles Castronovo, Lauren McNeese, James Creswell and Kangliang Peng.

La Bohème
KUSC: Saturday, June 14, 10:30am
Giacomo Puccini's beloved opera is conducted by Plácido Domingo, starring Maija Kovalevska, Massimo Giordano, Laquita Mitchell, Luca Salsi, Oren Gradus, Brian Leerhuber and Philip Cokorinos.

Tristan und Isolde
KUSC: Saturday, June 21, 10:30am
WFMT: Saturday, July 26*
James Conlon conducts, with Linda Watson and John Treleaven in the leading roles, joined by Lioba Braun, Juha Uusitalo, Kristinn Sigmundsson, Gregory Warren, Brian Mulligan and Matthew Moore.

KUSC: Saturday, June 28, 10:30am
WFMT: Saturday, August 2*
Conductor James Conlon leads a cast including Ian Storey, Cristina Gallardo-Domas, Mark Delavan, Derek Taylor, Ning Liang and Eric Halfvarson.

The Broken Jug / The Dwarf
KUSC: Saturday, July 5, 10:30am
WFMT: Saturday, August 9*
James Conlon conducts a cast that includes James Johnson, Rodrick Dixon, Mary Dunleavy, Steven Humes, Bonaventura Bottone, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Bishop, Melody Moore, Jason Stearns and Richard Cox.

KUSC: Saturday, July 12, 10:30am
Sir Richard Armstrong conducts a cast that includes Adrianne Pieczonka, Neil Shicoff, Juan Pons and Dale Travis.

La Rondine
KUSC: Saturday, July 19, 10:30am
WFMT: Saturday, August 16*
Keri-Lynn Wilson conducts, and the cast includes Patricia Racette, Marcus Haddock, Amanda Squitieri, Greg Fedderly and David Pittsinger.

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