Tune in today at 12 noon for the grand finale of our Opera in October series, as the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre performs Puccini's La Boheme. Erica Strauss sings Mimi, Eric Barry is Rodolfo, Philip Torre is Marcello, and Meredith Hansen is Musetta in this irresistible story of young love and loss.
Join us tonight at 7 or tomorrow at 2 pmas our "Arias in April" series continues with the Des Moines Metro Opera in Richard Strauss's Elektra. The beginning of a long collaboration between Strauss and the noted author Hugo von Hoffmansthal, the opera powerfully retells the Greek myth. For performers, Elektra still presents major challenges - which the DMMO surmounts with style. Tune in to hear them! Jacqueline Halbloom produced and hosts IPR's broadcast.
Benjamin Britten came to the USA in 1939, but sailed home to England in 1942. What had made his homesickness too powerful to ignore was reading the poetry of George Crabbe, which was set in Britten's home county of Suffolk.
Tune in at noon as IPR's "Opera in October" series begins with the Des Moines Metro Opera's "Romeo and Juliet." This production of Gounod's classic - known above all for its beautiful love duets - features Sara Gartland and Jason Slayden in the title roles. IPR's Jacqueline Halbloom produces and hosts the series.