Sunday Night at the Opera

Sunday from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Barb Herbert aired her first Sunday Night at the Opera program on March 12, 1995. She says that she never thought it would be on the air this long. She calls it "the world's longest term paper."

Barb says, "The research is what makes it fun, because opera can teach you history, mythology and geography. An opera can be funny, tragic, violent, silly or incomprehensible, depending upon who wrote the libretto. I never thought my bachelor's degree in English would land me a job at a radio station." 

--------------------------------------
OPERAS SET IT ITALY
(city in parentheses)
--------------------------------------

January 1 - Verdi: Rigoletto (Mantua)

January 8 - Gounod: Romeo et Juliette (Verona)

January 15 - Bellini: I Capuleti e I Montecchi (Verona)

January 22 - Verdi: Simon Boccanegra (Genoa)

January 29 - Verdi: La battaglia di Legnano (Milan)

February 5 - Zemlinsky: A Florentine Tragedy (Florence)

February 12 - Zandoni: Francesca da Rimini (Ravenna & Rimini)

--------------------------------------
OPERAS SET IN FRANCE
--------------------------------------

February 19 - Verdi: Giovanna d'Arco (Domremy & Rheims)

February 26 - Donizetti: Maria di Rohan (Paris)

March 5 - Donizetti: L'Assedio di Calais (Calais)

--------------------------------------
OPERAS SET IN ENGLAND
--------------------------------------

March 12 - Donizetti: Anna Bolena (Windsor & London)

March 19 - Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (London & Fatheringhay)

March 26 - Donizetti: Roberto Devereaux (London)