San Francisco Opera http://iowapublicradio.org en Pavarotti & Ricciarelli in SF "Luisa Miller" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/pavarotti-ricciarelli-sf-luisa-miller <p>Tune in Saturday at noon for Verdi's <em>Luisa Miller </em>in a 1974 performance by the San Francisco Opera. Katia Ricciarelli sings the title role and Luciano Pavarotti is the nobleman she loves but, as a poor village girl, cannot marry. This archived broadcast captures Pavarotti's first performance of this role.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 04:21:42 +0000 Barney Sherman 31111 at http://iowapublicradio.org Pavarotti & Ricciarelli in SF "Luisa Miller" Adamo's "Mary Magdalene" at SF Opera http://iowapublicradio.org/post/adamos-mary-magdalene-sf-opera <p>Join us Saturday at noon as the San Francisco Opera performs Mark Adamo's new opera, "The Gospel of Mary Magdalene." The San Francisco Chronicle called it "lushly beautiful, suffused with ripe tonal harmonies and urgent, arching melodies that lodge immediately in the listener's memory."</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:37:19 +0000 Barney Sherman 30789 at http://iowapublicradio.org Adamo's "Mary Magdalene" at SF Opera SF Opera in Wagner's "Lohengrin" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sf-opera-wagners-lohengrin-0 <p>Tune in at noon as the San Francisco Opera performs Wagner&#39;s most accessible opera, <em>Lohengrin</em>, which contrasts the lust for power with the search for faith. The title role is sung by Brandon Jovanovich, &quot;a first-rate Wagner tenor&quot;; his doubt-plagued bride is sung by Camilla Nylund,&quot;evoking an affecting degree of dreamy distance in Elsa&#39;s account of her mysterious savior&quot;<em> (Gramophone).</em></p><p></p> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 01:04:30 +0000 Barney Sherman 29778 at http://iowapublicradio.org SF Opera in Wagner's "Lohengrin" SF Opera in Wagner's "Lohengrin" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sf-opera-wagners-lohengrin <p>Tune in at noon as the San Francisco Opera performs Wagner&#39;s most accessible opera, <em>Lohengrin</em>, which contrasts the lust for power with the search for faith. The title roles is sung by Brandon Jovanovich, &quot;a first-rate Wagner tenor&quot;; his doubt-plagued bride is sung by Camilla Nylund,&quot;evoking an affecting degree of dreamy distance in Elsa&#39;s account of her mysterious savior&quot;<em> (Gramophone).</em></p><p></p> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 01:04:19 +0000 Barney Sherman 29777 at http://iowapublicradio.org SF Opera in Wagner's "Lohengrin" SF Opera/Kaneko "Magic Flute" in English http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sf-operakaneko-magic-flute-english <p>Tune in at noon to hear the Mozart "Magic Flute" everyone's been talking about. It's designed by the celebrated Japanese artist Jun Kaneko (who now resides in Omaha, Nebraska!) and is sung in English. Albina Shagimuratova "dazzles" as the Queen of the Night, Nathan Gunn delights as Papageno, and Heidi Stober (with her "rare vivacity of voice and personality") triumphs as Pamina.</p><p></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 02:28:07 +0000 Barney Sherman 29251 at http://iowapublicradio.org SF Opera/Kaneko "Magic Flute" in English Noon Today: Heggie's "Moby-Dick" Sails http://iowapublicradio.org/post/noon-today-heggies-moby-dick-sails <p>At the premiere of Jake Heggie's "Moby-Dick," the audience kept bursting into spontaneous applause. Could an opera do justice to Melville's epic, mythic novel? Listeners felt it did and the critics agreed, calling it Heggie's "richest and most expressively assured" opera yet, "a masterpiece." Tune in at noon to hear it in the triumphant production from the San Francisco Opera.</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 02:32:54 +0000 Barney Sherman 29013 at http://iowapublicradio.org Noon Today: Heggie's "Moby-Dick" Sails DiDonato & Cabell in Bellini from SF http://iowapublicradio.org/post/didonato-cabell-bellini-sf <p>Join us at noon for the San Francisco Opera's production of Bellini's "Montagues and Capulets." You couldn't ask for a better cast: as Romeo is no less than the great American mezzo Joyce DiDonato; as Juliet is Nicole Cabelle, winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World contest.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 03:07:26 +0000 Barney Sherman 28654 at http://iowapublicradio.org DiDonato & Cabell in Bellini from SF SF Opera Returns with Die Walkure http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sf-opera-returns-die-walkure <p>Join us Saturday at noon as the San Francisco Opera broadcast season begins with Wagner's <em>The Valkyries</em>, the second installment in his Ring cycle. In this production, "theatrical and musical vitality fused to create a tale of enormous emotional urgency," according to the <em>San Francisco Chronicle</em>. Donald Runnicles conducts, Mark Delavan is Wotan and Nina Stemme is Brunnhilde.</p><p></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 02:56:34 +0000 Barney Sherman 28312 at http://iowapublicradio.org SF Opera Returns with Die Walkure