Ciao, Opera Mavens! Here are your broadcast opera-tunities this month:
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA RADIO BROADCASTS http://sfopera.com/Watch-Listen/Radio-Broadcasts.aspx Madame Butterfly (Puccini) – Patricia Racette (Adler 1990) as Cio-Cio-San, Brian Jagde (Adler 2010-12) as Pinkerton, Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki, Brian Mulligan as Sharpless, and Morris Robinson as The Bonze; conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Recorded Summer 2014, War Memorial Opera House
Sun Nov 2 at 8pm on KDFC
(also available on-demand at KDFC.com for one month after airing)
PBS – GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET http://www.kqed.org/tv/programs/index.jsp?pgmid=15125 The Tempest – Composer Thomas Ades conducts the Met premiere of his own work, with baritone Simon Keenlyside starring as Prospero. Director Robert Lepage recreates the interior of 18th-century La Scala in this staging.
Sun Nov 2 at 12 noon on KQED Plus
PBS – GREAT PERFORMANCES
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/schedule/ Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages – Highlights from the career of tenor Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007) including Nessun dorma, arias from La Bohème, Rigoletto, and Aida, plus duets with Bono, Sting, Eric Clapton, and Vanessa Williams.
Sat Nov 8 at 8pm on KQED Plus
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: LIVE IN HD http://www.metopera.org/metopera/liveinhd/LiveinHD.aspx
Carmen (Bizet) – Mezzo Anita Rachvelishvili sings her signature role of the gypsy temptress, Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her lover Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the dashing bullfighter Escamillo; Pablo Heras-Casado conducts.
Sat Nov 1 at 9:55am (live) and Wed Nov 5 at 6:30pm (encore)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini) – Bartlett Sher’s production of this classic comedy stars Isabel Leonard as Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her suitor Count Almaviva, and Christopher Maltman as the resourceful Figaro; Michele Mariotti conducts.
Sat Nov 22 at 9:55am (live) and Wed Nov 26 at 6:30pm (encore)
CAMERA CINEMAS OPERA IN CINEMA http://www.cameracinemas.com/operas.shtml Il Trovatore (Verdi) – from Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden, 2013
Anna Netrebko (Merola 1996) as Leonora with Placido Domingo‘s role debut as Conte di Luna. Designed & directed by Philipp Stolzl; Daniel Barenboim conducts.
Sun Nov 23 at 12 noon and Tues Nov 25 at 7:15pm
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