Arias and Songs
Lyric Opera’s Carousel05/02/15
Let’s take a ride on Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Carousel. Today’s program offers such perennial favorites as “You’ll Never Walk Alone” sung by Christine Brewer or “If I Loved You” by Alyn Perez and Stephen Costello. Also featured are Roberta Peters, The...
Make Your Garden Grow
It’s spring and Arias and Songs has a green thumb. Cultivating our musical garden are Cathy Berberian who discovers that “There are Fairies at the Bottom of Our Garden.” There is a Victorian song, “Come In to the Garden, Maude” and the cast of Candide...
Music For Holy Week and Easter
Through music let us observe this week with the Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana, Kathleen Ferrier and the Bach St. Matthew Passion, Jessye Norman singing The Holy City and one of Barber’s Hermit songs sung by Leontyne Price.
You’ve Got Mail
Larry is the postman today delivering some musical notes . . . pun intended. Letter writers or receivers include Cecilia Bartoli, Bryn Tefel, Lotte Lehmann, Susan Graham, Anna Moffo, Elizabeth Schwarzkopf and Claudia Muzio.
Rivers of the World
Today we go on a musical cruise down various rivers with fellow passengers Leontyne Price, Jon Vickers, Feodor Chaliapin, Paul Robeson, Josephine Baker, Judy Garland and Julie London among others.
Uneasy Lies the Head That Wears A Crown
“It’s good to be King” it is said. Or is it? The title for this program comes from Shakespeare whose sage observation rings all too true for Julius Caesar, King Philip II of Spain, Tsar Boris Godunov, 10th century British King Eadgar and King Arthur...
Eight Ways to Say Goodbye
Today’s program is about saying goodbye be it to love, one’s country, a lover or even life itself. Among those bidding farewell are Franco Corelli, Marilyn Horne, Maria Callas, Montserrat Caballe, Dimitri Hvorostovsky and Carol Channing.
Money Makes The World Go Round
Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey seem to think so as well as Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell, Eileen Farrell and Nicolai Gedda among others.
First The Music Then The Words
A song is preceded by a non-vocal version to prolong the enjoyment of a lovely melody. Hear this theme explored once again on Arias & Songs with Jonas Kaufmann and James Galway, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Fritz Kreisler and also Michel Dens and Alexis...
A Program For Valentine’s Day
If you are in love, have been, or would like to be then spend part of Valentine’s Day with songs of love and romance sung by Thomas Hampson, Anna Moffo, Simon Keenlyside, Victoria de los Angeles, Robert Goulet, Anne Sophie Von Otter, and others.
Lyric Opera’s Tannhauser
Wagner’s Tannhauser is a welcome addition to Lyric Opera’s current season. Larry will offer selections sung by Kirsten Flagstad, Lauritz Melchior, Birgit Nilsson and Bryn Terfel.
A Franz Schubert Program
No need to send a card. All you have to do is immerse yourself in melody to celebrate Franz Schubert’s 217th birthday today. Singing at the party will be Fritz Wunderlich, Janet Baker, Ian Bostridge, Marian Anderson, Vanni-Marcoux and Elisabeth...
Lyric Opera’s Tosca
Puccini’s tale of murder, revenge, lust and suicide comes once more to Lyric Opera. Treat yourself to high drama with Leontyne Price, Giuseppe di Stefano, Giuseppe Taddei and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra conducted by Herbert Von Karajan.
Gazing at the Stars
“Star light, Star bright” goes the rhyme and is the theme for this program. Stargazers include Placido Domingo, Marian Anderson, David Daniels, Nat King Cole and more.
Singers Born 100 Years Ago in 1915
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, pictured Today we turn back the clock to 1915 to note artists born one hundred years ago. From the world of opera Larry offers recordings by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Eleanor Steber and Mario del Monaco. Then from popular music...
An Operetta Program for the New Year
Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy Uncork the champagne, toss the confetti and blow your horns as we welcome 2015 with a program of American operetta that is sure to delight the ear as well as the heart. Singers include Joan Sutherland, Mario Lanza,...
Hail And Farewell
Let us remember some of the artists who passed away in 2014. Larry will offer recordings by conductors Loren Maazel, Antonio Pappano and Julius Rudel as well as singers John Shirley Quirk and Christina Deutekom.
A Program for the Holidays
The holiday season is upon us once again. To get you in the spirit Larry offers selections sung by quite a diverse group of artists including Juan Diego Florez, Joan Sutherland, Angela Lansbury, Judy Garland and more!
Lyric Opera’s Anna Bolena
The ax falls once again on Henry VIII’s wife number two in Lyric Opera’s Anna Bolena by Donizetti. Hear the highly dramatic final scene sung by one of the doomed Queens’s greatest interpreters, Beverly Sills.
Joan and Luciano
No need to mention the last names of these superb artists who defined the art of opera for the second half of the twentieth century. Two singers, three duets, who can ask for more?
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