- 11/27 100 Years Of Bernstein With Gianandrea Noseda
- 11/22 Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Silver-Maned Baritone From Siberia, Dies at 55
- 11/07 This cello was played in the trenches of the First World War
- 10/19 Philip Glass Reveals His Love for the Cello
- 10/10 New York Architects Chosen for Major New London Concert Hall
- 09/22 Pianist is composing classical music from irregular heartbeats, to help diagnose patients
- 09/10 Heartbroken pianist plays non-stop in public
- 08/22 Anna Netrebko Storms Salzburg, Classical Music’s Summit
- 08/07 Forebears: Maria Callas, The Divine Voice Of Classical Music
- 07/20 Igor Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” at Burning Man
- 07/12 Rising-star cellist Bryan Cheng receives Michael Measures Prize
- 07/04 Putting ‘Don Giovanni’ on a Truck, and Returning Opera to Its Roots
- 06/27 A Life of Toscanini, Maestro With Passion and Principles
- 06/19 Thomas Allen: ‘I fly the flag for opera as a great art form'
- 06/12 Yekwon Sunwoo wins the Cliburn Piano Competition
- 06/01 Jiri Belohlavek, Czech Conductor, Dies at 71
- 05/26 A Fast-Rising Czech Conductor Leads the Philharmonic
- 05/19 Royal Albert Hall invites the public to share memories
- 05/12 A Valiant Return to the Met Opera: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments
- 04/27 Composer Max Richter’s top five lesser-known classical music picks
- 04/21 Bill Murray to release classical music album
- 04/12 Where Pianists Look When They Play
Hint: Not at their hands.
- 04/07 A Passion for Bach: why the St John belongs on the live stage at Easter
- 03/29 Early Music Vancouver's back to Bach headlines classical music blitz
- 03/17 where have classical music’s uppercase letters gone?
- 03/15 A New York Philharmonic Coup: Deborah Borda Is Named the New Leader
- 03/14 Stradivarius heard for first time since 1980 theft
- 03/08 Fanny Mendelssohn's getting her due
- 03/02 Orchestral librarians: In The Line Of Fire
- 02/18 Is Rossini’s Cinderella overrated?
- 02/10 Leontyne Price: The Voice We Still Love To Talk About
- 02/08 Remembering Nicolai Gedda, 91, Versatile Tenor Whose Career Spanned Fifty Years
- 02/02 An introduction to Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
- 01/26 Malala Yousafzai’s UN speech set to music
- 01/22 John Rutter: 'Money's like petrol. You only notice when the tank is empty'
- 01/19 Roberta Peters, Soprano With a Dramatic Entrance, Dies at 86
- 01/15 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Petrenko
- 01/12 10 impossible classical masterpieces
- 01/05 Georges Prêtre: Conductor who forged a special partnership with Maria Callas in his 70-year career
- 01/03 Karel Husa, a renown Czech-born composer, spent his last years in Apex
- 12/26 Pianist Martha Argerich on remarkable career
- 12/25 Singers in Russian Military Choir Among 92 Feared Dead After Plane Crashes Into Black Sea
- 12/20 Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gatti, Barbican
- 12/07 The Best Classical Music of 2016
- 12/05 BBC Radio 3 to record music by ‘lost’ female composers
- 11/29 Academic denies irresponsibility in Sotheby's Beethoven manuscript row
- 11/16 Music aficionados are reviewing this incorrect Beethoven t-shirt and it’s hilarious
- 11/06 Zoltán Kocsis, pianist and 'giant of music', dies aged 64
- 11/01 BBC Proms announces Dubai dates
- 10/16 10 Questions for Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner
- 10/09 RIP Peter Allen, a Voice on the Radio for the Met Opera
- 10/03 Sir Neville Marriner on studying violin during the Blitz
- 09/28 Simon Keenlyside in ‘Don Giovanni’ [ Video ]
- 09/16 St Kilda lost songs album tops classical music chart
- 09/09 Antonio Pappano on Norma
- 08/29 Female Conductors: time to take the baton
- 08/20 Jules Buckley, the Conductor who is on a mission to rid the Proms of its image
- 08/14 David Lang's 'the public domain' Beats the Heat
- 08/03 Grisey: Les Espaces Acoustiques CD review – profound and with a huge physical presence
WCPE Features: Opera
WCPE offers 2 wonderful opportunities each week to hear the best in opera... Thursday nights at 7pm, and Saturday afternoons at 1:30 (when the Met is in season.) The WCPE Opera House has been a regular Thursday night feature at WCPE since April of 1980. On Saturday afternoons during the Met season, tune in for live broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera.
On December 4th, 2008, Bob Chapman became only the third host in the history of the WCPE Opera House, succeeding Robert Galbraith. Bob is an experienced opera singer himself, and continues to use his wealth of experience and talents to bring the very best works of opera to our listeners with his show.
Here is Bob's interview with Anthony Roth Costanzo
as well as performance of "Stille amare" ( MP3 format )
Click here to listen to Bob's Interview with Teresa Stratas
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WCPE Opera House Schedule for Winter 2017-18:
Thursdays at 7pm with host Bob ChapmanBecome a Sustaining Member, support Great Opera!
December 7, 2017 Mascagni’s Guglielmo Ratcliff —
Ratcliff (Ferraro) pursues Maria (Mattioli), though her father, MacGregor (Mazzoli), has rejected him as a suitor. Ratcliff’s life is spared in a duel with Douglas (Ciminelli), but eventually he kills Maria, her father, and himself.
- December 14, 2017 Beethoven’s Leonore —
Disguised as a man, Leonore (Martinpelto) rescues husband Florestan (Begley) from prison, where he’s being held by Don Pizarro (Best). Leonore (1805) is the original version of the opera known as Fidelio (1814).
- December 21, 2017 Donizetti’s Anna Bolena —
Anne Boleyn (Sills) turns to Lord Percy (Burrows) for affection after Henry VIII (Plishka) spurns her for her lady-in-waiting, Jane Seymour (Verrett). (From the Ruocchio Archives.)
- December 24, 2017 Christmas Eve at the Opera House —
Past and present opera stars sing sacred seasonal favorites.
- December 28, 2017 Leoncavallo’s La Bohème Popp, Weikl, Bonisolli, and Milcheva star in the “other” operatic version of Henri Murger’s Scènes de la vie de Bohème.
- January 4, 2018 Lehár’s Der Zarewitsch —
Alexei (Kollo), son of Peter the Great, runs away with Sonja (Popp). They fall in love, but Alexei must eventually return to Russia as the new Tsar.
- January 11, 2018 Chausson’s Le Roi Arthus —
This tale of sword and sorcery, myth and magic involves King Arthur (G. Quilico), his wife Queen Guinevere (Zylis-Gara), and her lover Sir Lancelot (Winbergh).
- January 18, 2018 Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra —
Fiesco (Ghiaurov) hates Boccanegra (Cappuccilli) for seducing his daughter. Later, the Doge wants his long-lost daughter Amelia (Freni), in love with Adorno (Carreras), to marry Paolo (Van Dam). (From the Ruocchio Archives.)
- January 25, 2018 Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera —
Sandrina (Conwell) is an aristocrat pretending to be a gardener who’s fleeing from her abusive lover Belfiore (Moser). Both go mad before coming to their senses.
- February 1, 2018 Herbert’s Naughty Marietta —
In 1780 New Orleans, Dick Warrington (Pickle) is commissioned to unmask and capture a pirate calling himself “Bras Pique” (Christopher). He’s helped and hindered by a high-spirited runaway, Countess Marietta (Woods).
- February 8, 2018 Grétry’s Zémire et Azor —
To thank the monstrous-looking Azor (Garino) for saving his life, Sander (Kelly) must send him one of his daughters. Despite his appearance, Azor’s goodness wins the heart of Zémire (Masquelin).
- February 15, 2018 Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims —
European aristocrats on the way to the coronation of Charles X in Reims are stranded in a hotel. Various romances and rivalries transpire while they try to sort out the dilemma. (From the Ruocchio Archives.)
- February 22, 2017 Handel’s Il Pastor Fido —
The goddess Diana demands that a new royal couple must include “a faithful shepherd.” The hunter Silvio (Van der Linde) has no interest in love, and the shepherdess Amarilli (Crowe) is in love with the shepherd Mirtillo (Dennis), whose ancestry is uncertain.
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