- 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
- 07/31 BBC Proms 2016: reviews of the best Proms so far
- 07/25 Teenage tenor saves the day at Three Choirs Festival opening night
- 07/18 Classical music gets my pulse racing
- 07/15 Gregg Smith, Choral Leader Who Elevated Standards, Dies at 84’
- 07/15 Sakari Oramo: ‘The Proms should not be dumbed down’
- 07/08 Dada Was Born 100 Years Ago. Fish.
- 06/28 David Lang: anthems for doomed youth
- 06/20 Glastonbury to celebrate David Bowie with first classical music headliner
- 06/16 Rare Stradivarius recorded for the first time
- 06/12 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Debuts Two New Works
- 06/04 Kronos Quartet Wants To Give You Free Music — And Teach You How To Play It
- 06/03 Yannick Nézet-Séguin to Succeed James Levine as Met Opera’s Music Director
- 05/30 Cello Nation:
The Piatigorsky Festival
- 05/23 Baritone Benjamin Appl signs to Sony Classical
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 2016:
Thursdays at 7pm with host Bob ChapmanBecome a Sustaining Member, support Great Opera!
- September 1 Bellini's Norma —
Norma (Sutherland) is in a love triangle with her best friend Adalgisa (Horne) and the father of her children, Pollione (Alexander).
- September 8 Dvoˇrák's Rusalka —
Water sprite Rusalka (Fleming) falls in love with a mortal prince (Heppner) and wants to take on human form. Warned by father Vodnik (Hawlata) of the dangers of such a transformation, Rusalka nevertheless seeks help from the witch Ježibaba (Zajick).
- September 15 Bellini's Adelson e Salvini —
A foiled abduction, a castle-threatening inferno, romantic infatuation, guilt-laden near-suicide, gunshots, and knife blows are features of Bellini's first opera.
- September 22 Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer —
Condemned to sail the seas forever, the Dutchman (Adam) comes ashore once every seven years to find a faithful woman (Silja). (From the Ruocchio Archives.)
- September 29 Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice —
With help from the goddess of love, Amore (Duval), Orpheus (Ferrier) attempts to retrieve his dead wife Euridice (Koeman) from Hades. Schreker's Flammen, Ullmann's Der
- October 6 Kaiser von Atlantis, & Krása's Brundibár —
In observance of the High Holidays, we present three 20th-century operas by Jewish composers whose works were banned by the Nazis.
- October 13 Franchetti's Cristoforo Colombo —
Encouraged by Queen Isabella (Ragatzu), Columbus (Bruson) leads a naval expedition to America, despite opposition by Spanish authorities.
- October 20 Puccini's Tosca —
Tosca (Tebaldi) sells herself to Scarpia (London) in order to save her painter boyfriend Cavaradossi (Del Monaco)—only to be doublecrossed by the sleazy Roman police chief. (From the Ruocchio Archives.)
- October 27 Fall Membership Drive —
Bob Chapman and Rob Kennedy play recent recordings as you pledge your support for the Opera House.
- November 3 Offenbach's La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein —
A sultry grand duchess (Valentini-Terrani) with an eye for attractive young men promotes private Fritz (Allemano) to general, but he's engaged to Wanda (Di Censo) and has ideas of his own, forcing her to settle for foppish Prince Paul (Plaza).
- November 10 Handel's Faramondo —
The legendary and benevolent Frankish King Faramondo (Fortunato) is a lifelong rival of Gustavo (Castaldi), leader of a tribe called the Cimbrians. Pawns in their personal enmity are Faramondo's sister Clotilde (Baird) and Gustavo's daughter Rosimonda (Lane).
- November 17 Ward's The Crucible —
Arthur Miller's McCarthy-era play about the 1692 Salem Witchcraft Trials won the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Durham composer Robert Ward (1917–2013). (From the Ruocchio Archives.)
- November 24 Mozart's Don Giovanni —
Libertine Don Giovanni (Schmidt), aided by servant Leporello (Yurisich), tries to seduce Donna Anna (Halgrimson) but kills her father the Commendatore (Miles)—who ultimately takes the Don to Hell.
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