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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Week of July 17 - 24, 2014


~ALL LINKS ARE LIVE~


The Dog Days of Summer are here~~


Hear Billlie Holiday sing "Summertime"~ 
Click here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYUqbnk7tCY

This week on Rhode Island Public television,
WSBE:  (Comcast 294, Cox 808, Full Channel 109, and Verizon 478)


LA BOHEME

Kristine Opolais


8:00 pm Saturday, July 19th

Puccini's "La Bohème," about a doomed love affair between poet Rodolfo (Vittorio Grigolo) and seamstress Mimi (Kristine Opolais) in Paris during the 1830s.
DURATION: 150 MIN
DETAILS: [CC] [STEREO]
GENRE: PARENTS PICKS



THIS WEDNESDAY!
July 16, 2014, 7 PM

See the Met - HD Encore Broadcasts at a theater near you!







US: July 16, 2014, 7 pm (local time)

A contemporary take on the 18th-century genre of the pastiche, this delightful Baroque fantasy brings together some of the greatest arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, and other composers, with a new English libretto by Jeremy Sams, inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The all-star cast is headed by David Daniels as Prospero, Joyce DiDonato as Sycorax, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, Luca Pisaroni as Caliban, and the legendary Plácido Domingo as Neptune. William Christie conducts this dazzling world-premiere production.
Original transmission: Saturday, January 21, 2012
Approximate runtime: 3 hours, 15 minutes






OPERA ON WGBH TV 
THIS WEEK!
Great Performances at the Met
Werther




Jonas Kaufmann stars in Richard Eyre's production of Massenet's "Werther," about a poet whose feelings for the fair Charlotte (Sophie Koch) lead him to do the unthinkable, for she has another man on her mind: the honorable Albert (David Bizic). 
Synopsis:
http://www.metopera.org/metopera/history/stories/synopsis.aspx?customid=91

Schedule

Sunday
7/20/14 2:30 PM
WGBH 2
Wednesday
7/23/14 1:00 AM
WGBH 2










OPERA ON THE INTERNET 
WITH  
DAVE  D' AGUANNO

 
Dave's new puppy, Dulcie
During these "dog days of summer", there aren't that many opera broadcasts of interest popping up on internet radio (although a few mid-week may have gotten past me, such as yesterday's LIVE broadcast from Montpellier of Leoncavallo's "Gli Zingari"). However, one can still encounter the occasional obscure opera being resurrected at certain summer opera festivals, one of them being Francesco Provenzale's 1674 opera "La Stellidaura Vendicante" ("The Vengeful Stellidaura") which was performed in Potsdam last month (June 16) and which can be heard on German Radio this coming Saturday.
On ORF this Saturday, there's a re-broadcast of Meyerbeer's "L'Africaine" which was performed in Venice this past November 2013. (Meyerbeer fans may be on the lookout for a video of this performance which may soon be issued on DVD.)
And on NPR, the series of broadcasts from the 2013/2014 season at Los Angeles Opera continues with one of everyone's favorites: Bizet's "Carmen" in a performance from September of last year.
Enjoy!
DAVE
COMING: Sunday, July 27, 1 PM, to the Providence Place Cinemas
Manon Lescaut

To buy tickets: 

 Kristīne Opolais as Manon Lescaut and Jonas Kaufmann as Chevalier des Grieux in Manon Lescaut, The Royal Opera © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014
BY LOTTIE BUTLER (ASSISTANT CONTENT PRODUCER)
8 JULY 2014 AT 9.52PM | 3 COMMENTS
Kristīne Opolais as Manon Lescaut and Jonas Kaufmann as Chevalier des Grieux in Manon Lescaut, The Royal Opera © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014Kristīne Opolais as Manon Lescaut and Jonas Kaufmann as Chevalier des Grieux in Manon Lescaut, The Royal Opera © ROH / Bill Cooper 2014
Jonathan Kent’s new production of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, starring Kristīne Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann, will be screened in cinemas across the US.

Screening dates range from 21 July 2014 – 13 August 2014, depending on location. Show times are still pending. Find a screening near you.

The production, which had its world premiere on 17 June 2014, was relayed live to cinemas on 24 June, and has divided opinion among audience members and critics alike. Read audience reactions to the cinema screening.

Ahead of the screening, download our Royal Opera House Digital Guide, which contains specially selected features to bring you closer to the production.

The Royal Opera House Cinema Season relays our performances to over 1,100 cinemas in more than 30 countries around the world. Find out more about the productions to be shown in the 2014/15 Cinema Season.

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This production of Manon Lescaut is generously supported by Rolex, with generous philanthropic support from Mrs Susan A Olde OBE, Lord and Lady Laidlaw, Mrs Philip Kan, Marina Kulishova, Mrs Trevor Swete, Quentin Holland, Mercedes T. Bass, Bruce Kovner, the American Friends of Covent Garden and The Manon Lescaut Production Syndicate.


BY LOTTIE BUTLER (ASSISTANT CONTENT PRODUCER)



May choirs of angels sing you to your rest...
Loren Maazel


March 6, 1930 – July 13, 2014






Summertime...



makes us feel like singing!


THIS WEEK!! July 23, 2014, 7PM
(It's air conditioned...)



Maestro Edward Markward

Fun Summer Sing!


Join us for a fun summer sing on Wednesday, July 23rd at 7 PM at the air-conditioned American Legion Hall, 7 Legion Way, Cranston, RI.  All singers and want to be singers are welcome for a run through of the Chichister Psalms  by Leonard Bernstein and John Rutter's Gloria.  Music will be provided.  $10 suggested donation.  Bring a friend.  Always a fun event.







2014 Summer Season
THIS WEEK!! 

 La Traviata 

by Verdi

July 18 and 20, 2014
Columbus Theatre - 270 Broadway, Providence, RI

Featuring:
Natalie Polito, Giovanni Formisano, Rene de la Garza, Jason Connell,
Felicia Gavilanes, Ian Pomerantz, Jason Shealy

Director: Nathaniel Merchant
Musical Director: Anthony Torelli
Costumes: Everett Hoag

Tickets: $35; $60
Available now — Call 401-331-6060 to Order


The Mikado 

by Gilbert and Sullivan

Featuring:
Michael DiMucci, Allison Pohl, Andy Papas, Jason Shealy, Ian Pomerantz,
Arielle Rogers, Christopher Davey, Roselin Osser, Aimee-Rose Willett

Costumes: Everett Hoag

August 8, 9, 10, 2014
Columbus Theatre - 270 Broadway, Providence, RI

Tickets: $35; $60
Available now — Call 401-331-6060 to Order

August 13, 2014
Blithewold Mansion and Gardens - 101 Bristol Ferry Road, Bristol, RI

Tickets: $35
Discount available for Blithewold members
Available now — Call 401-331-6060 to Order


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NOT OPERA BUT...

This Friday--

International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

A chronicle of the quadrennial competition in which young violinists compete for prizes and the loan of a Stradivari violin owned by Josef Gingold (1909-95).

Friday
7/18/14 9:00 PM
WGBH 2




CUBA MIA


Friday
7/18/14 10:00 PM
WGBH 2

 CUBA MIA: PORTRAIT OF AN ALL-WOMAN ORCHESTRA

This documentary examines the personal and professional challenges faced by members of the Camerata Romeu, an all-female chamber orchestra group from Cuba.

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The Met
Saturday afternoon radio broadcast is
on hiatus until December







And since it's the "Dog Days of summer, here are my two troublemakers,  Laila (pronounced Lie'-la; Hebrew for "night,") and Mr. Freckles