Metropolitan Opera on 88.7-1 http://publicradiotulsa.org en Metropolitan Opera Presents Operatic Rarity http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/metropolitan-opera-presents-operatic-rarity <p>When a classical music fan thinks of "Francesca da Rimini", one immediately thinks of Tchaikovsky's famous tone poem. In fact, this brief episodic story from Dante's Inferno, became the most famous opera of a relatively unknown Italian 20th Century composer, Riccardo&nbsp;Zandonai. Librettist Tito Ricordi, Jr. adapted a play drawn from this historical episode, and envisioned it as revival of the grand Italian operatic tradition, with the music of Italy's greatest operatic composer, Giacomo Puccini. Unfortunately for Ricordi, Puccini had no interest in reviving the grand operatic tradition. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:25:55 +0000 Rich Fisher 35771 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Metropolitan Opera Presents Operatic Rarity Met's 'Ring Cycle' Continues With "Die Walküre" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/mets-ring-cycle-continues-die-walk-re <p><em>Airs Saturday at 10 am on KWTU Classical 88.7-1</em></p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 15:02:57 +0000 Editor 17614 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Met's 'Ring Cycle' Continues With "Die Walküre" Wagner's 'Ring' Cycle Continues at the Met With "Siegfried" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/wagners-ring-cycle-continues-met-siegfried <p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Airs Saturday, April 21st at 10am on KWTU Classical 88.7-1</em></p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 19:58:12 +0000 Editor 17129 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Wagner's 'Ring' Cycle Continues at the Met With "Siegfried" Verdi's La Traviata, Live from the Metropolitan Opera http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/verdis-la-traviata-live-metropolitan-opera <p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Airs Saturday at Noon on KWTU Classical 88.7-1</em></p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 19:11:43 +0000 Editor 16784 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Verdi's La Traviata, Live from the Metropolitan Opera Met Opera Has The Right Tonic: Donizetti's Elixir of Love http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/met-opera-has-right-tonic-donizettis-elixir-love <p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Airs Saturday, March 31st at Noon on Classical 88.7-1</em></p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 18:31:39 +0000 Rich Fisher & Editor 15823 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Met Opera Has The Right Tonic: Donizetti's Elixir of Love Baritone Thomas Hampson stars as Macbeth at the Met http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/baritone-thomas-hampson-stars-macbeth-met <p><em>Listen to a short interview with Thomas&nbsp;Hampson&nbsp;about the role of&nbsp;Macbeth.</em></p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Metropolitan Opera 15008 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Baritone Thomas Hampson stars as Macbeth at the Met Metropolitan Opera: Khovanschina http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/metropolitan-opera-khovanschina <p>Hear Mussorgsky&#39;s sweeping epic, set during the reign of Peter the Great, which is back on the Met stage for the first time in more than a decade, in a revival that is &quot;blazingly sung, acted with conviction and conducted with intensity by Kirill Petrenko&quot; (<i style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; outline-style: none; outline-width: initial; outline-color: initial; font-style: italic; ">New York Times</i>). Wed, 14 Mar 2012 19:31:18 +0000 Rich Fisher 14859 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Metropolitan Opera: Khovanschina