- 04/13 New discussion group talks about classical music
- 04/05 Soprano debuts in 2 Met Opera roles within day
- 03/30 Winners Named in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
- 03/17 The Pianist Teaches, Too
- 03/07 Art of Variations, Beethoven to Berio
- 03/02 Robin Ticciati: 'When I conduct it feels like sorcery'
- 02/25 Symphony guide: Saint-Saëns's Third
- 02/18 Violinist Vanessa-Mae Completes Giant Slalom
- 02/14 Andris Nelsons to Conduct Lucerne Concerts
- 02/14 No Rest for a Tenor
- 02/06 NC Symphony appoints Will Robin as its first Scholar-in-Residence
- 02/06 Stradivarius Is Recovered Unharmed After Theft
- 02/05 NY Philharmonic’s Archives Going Online
- 01/30 Violinist’s Triumph Is Ruined by Thieves
- 01/29 Homage to Alfred Schnittke at Juilliard
- 01/21 Renee Fleming to sing national anthem at Super Bowl XLVIII
- 01/20 Claudio Abbado, Influential Italian Conductor, Dies at 80
- 01/10 Wojciech Kilar, Composer for Movies and Symphony Halls, Dies at 81
- 01/08 Sneaky Judges Find Their Pianist
- 01/04 Lifting The Curse of the Ninth
- 12/31 Maestro at Work: Hold That Cough
- 12/26 That’s Vintage Verdi, That ’61 ‘Otello’
- 12/23 A Late Bloomer, 250 Years on
- 12/15 Beethoven hunter knows the score
- 12/13 Taylor Swift donates $100,000 to Nashville Symphony
- 12/10 What's the value of sacred music in a secular age?
- 12/10 La Scala Confirms Chailly Will Be Principal Conductor and Music Director
- 12/04 British Composer Award winners are revealed
- 11/19 da Vinci's extremely rare Viola Organista
- 11/12 British composer John Tavener dies aged 69
- 11/11 Kermit Moore, cellist, conductor and composer, is dead at 84
- 11/08 Triangle Youth Philharmonic to Premiere Work by Terry Mizesko
- 11/04 Malone: "This is my Hitchcock moment"
- 10/28 Pianist Lang Lang Chosen as UN Messenger of Peace
- 10/22 Verdi and the Birth of Modern Italy
- 10/14 Royal Opera House expands Cinema Season
- 10/04 The Return of ‘The Nose’
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 Fall 2013:
Thursdays at 7pm with host Bob ChapmanBecome a Sustaining Member, support Great Opera!
- March 6 — Purcell’s The Fairy Queen
Based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this 1692 masque features Hunt- Lieberson, Pierard, Bickley, Crook, and others.
- March 13 — Gounod’s Sapho
Phaon (Papis) is torn between his love for both Glycère (Coste) and Sapho (Command). Alcée (Faury) calls on his fellow Greeks to overthrow the tyrant who oppresses them.
- March 20 & 27 — Spring Membership Drive
Pledge your support for the WCPE Opera House. You’ll hear selections from two of our thank-you gifts: Joyce DiDonato’s Rejoyce, a 2-CD set, and Love, Passion & Deceit, a 6-DVD set. Join me and co-hosts for two delightful evenings of opera highlights.
- April 3 — Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire
Faded beauty Blanche (Fleming) moves in with sister Stella (Futral) and abusive brother-in-law Stanley (Gilfry) in this 1998 adaptation of Tennessee Williams’s play.
- April 10 — Massenet’s Werther
Suicidal Werther (Hadley) falls in love with Charlotte (Von Otter), who’s engaged to Albert (Théruel). This can’t end well.
- April 17 — Wagner’s Parsifal
Foolish young man Parsifal (Hofmann) gains wisdom through compassion and brings healing to Amfortas (Van Dam), leader of the Grail Knights. (From the Ruocchio Archives.)
- April 24 — Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame
Poor soldier Herman (Grigorian) bets he can win enough money at the gambling table to enable him to marry Liza (Gulegina), who’s engaged to Prince Yeletsky (Chernov).
- May 1 — Verdi’s La Forza del Destino
Don Alvaro (Carreras) accidentally kills Leonora’s (Plowright) father and later befriends her unsuspecting brother Don Carlo (Bruson), while Leonora becomes a hermit at a monastery.
- May 8 — Britten’s Albert Herring
Unable to find a suitable May Queen, Lady Billows (Barstow) and her committee instead select Albert (Gillett) as May King. At his coronation, Sid (Finley) and Nancy (Taylor) spike Albert’s lemonade.
- May 15 — Monteverdi’s La Favola d’Orfeo
Euridice (Ben-Nun) dies before her wedding to the singer Orfeo (Dale), who convinces Pluto (Peeters) and wife Proserpina (Fink) to let him return Euridice from Hades on condition he not look at her until they’re back.
- May 22 — Wagner’s Lohengrin
Lohengrin (Domingo) defends Elsa’s (Norman) reputation by defeating Telramund (Nimsgern), but Ortrud (Randova) undermines Elsa’s faith in her champion. (From the Ruocchio Archives.)
- May 29 — G. Charpentier’s Louise
Louise (Sills), a working-class girl, escapes to Paris to avoid an arranged marriage and to be with her lover Julien (Gedda).
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