Composer John Williams to Bequeath His Life Work to The Juilliard School Library
Daniil Trifonov and His Teacher Dazzle With Dual Virtuosity
Hear How ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ Became a Music Showcase
François Girard’s production of Wagner’s “Parsifal” - Watch the Met Opera Stage a Sea of Blood
Barbara Hannigan leads list of Grammy Awards' classical winners
Meet the New Generation Leading Berlin’s Classical Scene
How Mongolia went wild for opera
Alison Balsom named as new Cheltenham Music Festival boss
- 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
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- 04/12 Where Pianists Look When They Play
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- 03/17 where have classical music’s uppercase letters gone?
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- 02/02 An introduction to Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
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- 12/26 Pianist Martha Argerich on remarkable career
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- 12/20 Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gatti, Barbican
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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 Spring 2018:
Thursdays at 7pm with host Bob ChapmanBecome a Sustaining Member, support Great Opera!
- March 1
Donizetti’s Gianni di Parigi —
Disguised as “Gianni di Parigi” (Morino), the Dauphin of France travels to an inn to have a furtive look at the royal bride he’s never seen, the Princess of Navarra (Serra).
- March 8
Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess —
Set in 1930s Charleston, it’s the tragic love story of the crippled beggar Porgy (White) and beautiful Bess (Haymon), who longs to turn away from her former life as a prostitute and cocaine addict.
- March 15
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly —
Butterfly (L. Price), a teenaged Japanese geisha, naively marries Pinkerton (Tucker), a visiting American navy officer, despite warnings by her servant Suzuki (Elias) and American consul Sharpless (Maero). (From the Ruocchio Archives.)
- March 22
Spring Membership Drive —
Bob Chapman and Rob Kennedy play arias, ensembles, and choruses as you pledge your support for the WCPE Opera House.
- March 29
Wagner’s Parsifal —
Foolish young man Parsifal (Hofmann) gains wisdom through compassion and brings healing to Amfortas (Van Dam), leader of the Grail Knights.
- April 5
Spohr’s Faust —
Torn between his love for Röschen (Taha) and Kunigunde (Jennings), Faust (Vier) makes a pact with the devil Mefistofeles (Von Jordis) in order to rescue Kunigunde from the evil knight Gulf (Bric).
- April 12
Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera —
Riccardo (Peerce) is in love with Amelia (Milanov), wife of his best friend Renato (Merrill). Fortune teller Ulrica (M. Anderson) tells Riccardo he’ll be killed by the next man to shake his hand.
- April 19
Bellini’s Beatrice di Tenda —
Having gained his dukedom by marrying Beatrice (Sutherland), Filippo Visconti (Pavarotti) tires of his wife and falls in love with Agnese del Maino (Veasey). (From the Ruocchio Archives.)
- April 26
Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte —
Flute-playing Tamino (Wunderlich) falls in love with Pamina (Lear), daughter of the Queen of the Night (Peters), who’s been kidnapped by Sarastro (Crass). Bird catcher Papageno (Fischer-Dieskau) wants only food, drink, and Papagena (Otto).
- May 3
Britten’s Peter Grimes —
In a Suffolk fishing village, Grimes (Pears) has lost an apprentice at sea under suspicious circumstances and is warned not to take on another. Schoolmistress Ellen Orford (Watson) stands by him, despite general disapproval.
- May 10
G. Charpentier’s Louise —
Louise (Cotrubas), a working-class girl, escapes to Paris to avoid an arranged marriage and to be with her lover Julien (Domingo).
- May 17
Haydn’s Il Mondo della Luna —
An old miser’s daughter and her suitor convince him that he has flown to the moon. (From the Ruocchio Archives.)
- May 24
Bellini’s La Sonnambula —
Sleepwalking Amina (Callas) is engaged to Elvino (Monti), who’s also loved by Lisa (Cossotto). Things get really complicated when Amina pays a nocturnal visit to Count Rodolfo (Zaccaria).
- May 31
Nielsen’s Maskarade —
Leander (Jensen) wants to marry a woman he met at a masquerade ball, but father Jeronimus (Haugland) forbids it because Leander is already engaged.
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