- Special Note: Music Garden in Wake Forest is all about learning and fun
- 01/25 Distilling Japanese Sound From a Varied Catalog
- 01/19 Sir Simon Rattle at 60: 10 of his best performances
- 01/11 Reweaving a Tapestry From Charpentier’s Threads
- 01/07 National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) China Tour Details Announced
- 01/06 Getting Off To A Good Start: A New Year's Puzzler
- Special Note: The Biggest Classical Music Stories of 2014
- 12/19 School Finds Music Is the Food of Learning
- 12/12 Lydia Mordkovitch has died
- 12/10 Harmonic Ripples in a Watery World
- Special Note: Elim Chan wins 2014 Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition
- 12/08 ISO takes its show on the road
- 12/08 Heroic Onstage and Off
- 12/03 WCPE makes UK Telegraph's The Best Internet Radio Stations List
- 12/02 Grant Llewellyn awarded national music prize
- 11/27 Beethoven, ‘Cyrano’ and Samplings From Film Scores
- 11/19 How one Australian symphony orchestra protects players' ears
- 11/18 Graphing Gender in America’s Top Orchestras
- 11/18 Despite Offstage Worries, Onstage It’s All Artistry
- 11/11 Nonclassical, a London New-Music Franchise, Expanding to New York
- Special Note: A Major Mozart Discovery
- 10/31 WAO lose senior artistic staff
- 10/31 The Search for Mrs. Bach
- Special Note: Infograph: BSO 2014-15 By the Numbers
- 10/28 KC Symphony for Game 6, Joyce DiDonato for Game 7
- 10/27 John Barry’s Widow Establishes a Scholarship for Film Music
- 10/25 Did Bach’s wife write his finest works controversy
- 10/08 Australia Opera cancels Carmen over fears it promotes smoking
- 10/07 Read about the new documentary, "Maestro"
- 10/05 How to Make Music With a Whale
- 10/04 Handel & Haydn’s Bernard celebrates society’s success
- 09/30 Winners Chosen in Program to Aid Female Composers
- 09/28 Andris Nelsons Begins Tenure Leading BSO
- 09/24 Christopher Hogwood has died
- Special Note: Backstage at New York’s Metropolitan Opera! (Video)
- 09/16 2nd conductor resigns from Vienna State Opera
- 09/09 The Sixteen to tour with Monteverdi’s Vespers
- 09/02 Music Lessons Enhance Brain Function in Disadvantaged Kids
- 08/25 Frans Brüggen, Pioneer in Early Music
- 08/25 Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Belohlávek-Weilerstein review
- 08/22 Metropolitan Opera Reaches Settlement With Last Unions
- 08/19 Addicts Symphony
- 08/18 Metropolitan Opera and Two Unions Reach a Tentative Deal
- 08/14 Conductor Gerard Schwarz to record Season 2 of PBS series
- 08/13 Conductor Frans Brüggen has died
- 08/07 Louisville Orchestra in the black
- 08/05 Christiane Karg carries on performance with dislocated knee
- 08/04 Saito Kinen Festival to be renamed after maestro Ozawa
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 2014-15:
Thursdays at 7pm with host Bob ChapmanBecome a Sustaining Member, support Great Opera!
- December 4 — Delibes’s Lakmé
Indian Brahmin priest Nilakantha (Van Dam) kills British offi cer Gérald (Kunde), who’s been having a love affair with the priest’s daughter Lakmé (Dessay).
- December 11 — Berlioz’s Les Troyens
After Chorebus (Mattei) is killed in the sack of Troy, Cassandra (Lang) leads the women in mass suicide after foretelling that Aeneas (Heppner) will found a new Trojan kingdom in Italy. Aeneas falls in love with Dido (DeYoung), only to abandon her.
- December 18 — Gounod’s Faust
Faust (Domingo) sells his soul to the devilish Méphistophélès (Ghiaurov), in return for a love affair with Marguerite (Freni), sister of Valentin (Allen). (From the Ruocchio Archives.)
- December 25 — Opera Singers Celebrate Christmas
Music of the season performed by past- and present-day opera stars.
- January 1 — J. Strauss’s Der Zigeunerbaron
Pig farmer Zsupán (Berry) wants Barinkay (Protschka) to marry daughter Arsena (Lindner), who prefers Ottokar (Finke), while Barinkay falls in love with Gypsy girl Saffi (Varady).
- January 8 — Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco
Peasant girl Joan of Arc (Netrebko) inspires French king Charles VII (Meli) to fi ght the English, but father James (Domingo) denounces her as a witch.
- January 15 — Lortzing’s Der Wildschütz
Baculus (Ollendorff) is caught poaching at Count von Eberbach’s (Prey) estate but is bailed out by the Count’s sister, Baroness von Freimann (Rothenberger). (From the Ruocchio Archives.)
- January 22 — Menotti’s The Saint of Bleecker Street
In New York’s “Little Italy,” Annina (Melinek) is the object of religious awe because of her stigmata. Agnostic brother Michele (Richards) is devoted to her but skips town after killing his girlfriend.
- January 29 — Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro
Count Almaviva (Bondarenko) wants to sleep with the maid Susanna (Antonelou) before her marriage to servant Figaro (Van Horn), but they outwit him. The countess (Kermes) tries to save her own marriage, despite having an affair with the teenaged page Cherubino (Nesi).
- February 5 — 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.
- February 12 — Rossini’s La Cenerentola
Rossini’s adaptation of the Cinderella story stars Larmore, Giménez, G. Quilico, Corbelli, Scarabelli, Polverelli, and Miles.
- February 19 — Verdi’s Rigoletto
After court jester Rigoletto’s (Milnes) daughter Gilda (Sutherland) is seduced by the Duke of Mantua (Pavarotti), the aggrieved father puts out a contract on the duke’s life. (From the Ruocchio Archives.)
- February 26 — Adamo’s Little Women
Louisa May Alcott’s tale of growing up in New England after the American Civil War features Joyce DiDonato as Meg.
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