Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Get Out Your Tape Recorders: SF Opera Fall Broadcasts

From San Francisco Opera comes the fall schedule of broadcasts on KDFC and the WFMT Network. In addition to the June, 2016 operas (Carmen, Don Carlo, and Jenufa), you can hear the David Gockley gala concert and a 1982 performance of Handel's Giulio Cesare in Egitto, conducted by the late Sir Charles Mackerras and starring a terrific-looking cast.

KDFC can be heard on the FM dial at 90.3 (San Francisco, Los Gatos and Saratoga), 89.9 (North and East Bay), 92.5 (Ukiah-Lakeport), 104.9 (South Bay and Peninsula); on Comcast Cable 981; or online at kdfc.com.  KDFC monthly broadcasts can also be streamed on demand at kdfc.com after each initialSunday night broadcast.

Sunday, August 7 at 8 p.m. – CONCERT: Celebrating David! Gala in honor of David Gockley
Julie Adams, Renée Fleming, Ana María Martnez, Karita Mattila, Patricia Racette, Nadine Sierra, Heidi Stober (sopranos); Catherine Cook, Sasha Cooke, Daniela Mack, Dolora Zajick (mezzo-sopranos); Michael Fabiano, Brian Jagde, Simon O’Neill, Pene Pati (tenors); Edward Nelson (baritone); Eric Owens (bass-baritone); René Pape, Anthony Reed (basses); Nicola Luisotti, Jiří Bělohlávek, John DeMain, Patrick Summers (conductors); Frederica von Stade and Thomas Hampson (co-hosts).  Recorded June 16, 2016.

Sunday, September 4 at 8 p.m. – FROM THE ARCHIVES: George Frideric Handel’s Julius Caesar
Tatiana Troyanos (Julius Caesar), Valerie Masterson (Cleopatra), Sarah Walker (Cornelia), Delia Wallis (Sextus), James Bowman (Ptolemy); Charles Mackerras (Conductor). Recorded Summer 1982.

Sunday, October 2 at 8 p.m. – Georges Bizet’s Carmen
Irene Roberts (Carmen), Brian Jagde (Don José), Ellie Dehn (Micaëla), Zachary Nelson (Escamillo), Amina Edris (Frasquita), Renée Rapier (Mercédès), Edward Nelson (Moralès); Carlo Montanaro (Conductor). Recorded Summer 2016.

Sunday, November 6 at 7 p.m. – Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlo
Michael Fabiano (Don Carlo), Ana María Martnez (Elisabetta), Nadia Krasteva (Princess Eboli), Mariusz Kwiecień (Rodrigo), René Pape (Philip II), Andrea Silvestrelli (Grand Inquisitor); Nicola Luisotti (Conductor). Recorded Summer 2016.

Sunday, December 4 at 8 p.m. – Leoš Janáček’s Jenůfa
Malin Bystrӧm (Jenůfa), Karita Mattila (Kostelnička), William Burden (Laca Klemeň), Scott Quinn (Števa Buryja); Jiří Bělohlávek (Conductor). Recorded Summer 2016.

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