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4:30 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Tulsa Opera Presents "Elmer Gantry" This Weekend

Aired on Thursday, February 27th.

This weekend, Tulsa Opera will continue its current season with the Oklahoma premiere of "Elmer Gantry," a Grammy Award-winning opera by Robert Aldridge. Based on the eponymous novel by Sinclair Lewis and the 1960 motion picture with Burt Lancaster and Jean Simmons, this classic piece recounts the rise and fall of a charismatic but unscrupulous thrill-seeker who joins the 1920s Evangelical movement of the American Midwest. "Elmer Gantry" will be staged at Chapman Hall in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center on Friday the 28th (at 7:30pm) and Sunday the 2nd (at 2:30pm).

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StudioTulsa
12:37 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Singer Lauren McNeese, Originally from T-Town, Makes Her Tulsa Opera Debut in "Marriage of Figaro"

Aired on Thursday, October 17th.

On this installment of ST, we welcome the widely acclaimed mezzo-soprano Lauren McNeese, who has performed on opera stages all over the world, and who, as Opera News has noted, possesses "one of those distinctive timbres recognizable six miles away in the dark...with a sparkling quality intriguingly laced with a hint of lemon juice." McNeese made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Wagner's "Parsifal" during the 2012-13 season; she's played Giovanna Seymour in Donizetti's "Anna Bolena" with Minnesota Opera, and has also appeared with the Dallas Opera, San Francisco Opera, Ravinia Festival, Los

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StudioTulsa
5:05 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Tulsa Opera Presents Verdi's "Aida"

Aired on Monday, April 22nd.

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we welcome back Kostis Protopapas, who's been the Artistic Director of Tulsa Opera since May of 2008. He previously served as the company's Associate Conductor and Chorusmaster, and he joins us today to talk about Tulsa Opera's latest production --- the final show if its current season, for which Protopapas himself is the conductor --- "Aida" by Giuseppe Verdi. This production opened on Saturday the 20th at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center's Chapman Music Hall; it will continue with two more curtains, on Friday the 26th and Sunday the 28th.

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StudioTulsa
6:21 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

WEB EXCLUSIVE: A Discussion with the Late American Composer Robert Ward (from the ST Archives)

Posted on Wednesday, April 3rd; originally aired in February of 1995.

Robert Ward, the highly acclaimed American composer, died today at age 95. Ward won the Pulitzer Prize for his opera "The Crucible" --- based on the classic Arthur Miller play, with a libretto adapted by Bernard Stambler --- which was commissioned by the New York City Opera and had its premiere in 1961.

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StudioTulsa
3:02 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Tulsa Opera Presents "The Most Happy Fella" (Starring Kim Josephson)

Aired on Thursday, February 21st.

On February 23rd, March 1st, and March 3rd, Tulsa Opera will present Frank Loesser's masterful "Broadway opera" --- as some have called it --- "The Most Happy Fella," with all three performances happening at the Tulsa PAC. A classic American musical that dates back to the middle 1950s, "The Most Happy Fella" is the show that gave us the beloved pop tunes "Standing on the Corner" and "Big D." Our guest on StudioTulsa is the internationally renowned baritone --- and current associate professor of voice at the University of Oklahoma --- Kim Josephson, who stars in this production.

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StudioTulsa
4:59 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

The Tulsa Symphony Presents a "Red" Evening of Music by O'Connor, Daugherty, and Ives

Aired on Friday, February 8th.

On this edition of our program, we're joined by Timothy Myers, an up-and-coming American classical-music conductor with an impressive resume and a thoughtful, articulate appreciation for music of all sorts. Myers will be the guest conductor for the next concert in the Tulsa Symphony's current --- and color-themed --- season of performances. "Red," a concert of music notable for its energy, heat, passion, and jazzy intensity, gets underway tomorrow night, Saturday the 9th, at 7:30pm at the Tulsa PAC. On the program will be works by Michael Daugherty, Mark O'Connor, and Charles Ives.

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StudioTulsa
1:46 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

From Tulsa Opera: Donizetti's "The Daughter of the Regiment"

Aired on Friday, October 12th.

On this edition of ST, we welcome Kostis Protopapas of Tulsa Opera back to our show. Tulsa Opera will soon present Donizetti's "The Daughter of the Regiment," a comic opera in two acts; it'll be staged at the Tulsa PAC on October 13th (at 7:30pm), 19th (at 7:30pm), and 21st (at 2:30pm). This production stars soprano Sarah Coburn, tenor Gregory Schmidt, bass-baritone Peter Strummer, and mezzo-soprano Dorothy Byrne. Protopapas was named artistic director of Tulsa Opera in 2008; he's currently also serving as the organization's interim executive director.

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What's New?
1:00 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Baritone Thomas Hampson stars as Macbeth at the Met

A scene from Verdi's "MacBeth" with Nadja Michael as Lady MacBeth
Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

Listen to a short interview with Thomas Hampson about the role of Macbeth.

The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Macbeth, starring Thomas Hampson in the title role. Gianandrea Noseda conducts his first Met performances of Verdi’s opera, adapted from the Shakespeare tragedy, which also stars German soprano Nadja Michael in her Met debut run as Lady Macbeth. Dimitri Pittas reprises his Macduff, seen in the 2007 premiere of Adrian Noble’s production, and Günther Groissböck sings the role of Banquo.  

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