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 writes, "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. Never thought my bachelor's degree in English would land me a job at a radio station." 

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 May 3- Verdi: Verdi's Otello

May 10 - Weber: Der Freischutz

May 17 - Salieri: Axur

May 24 - Rossini: La cenerentola

May 31 - Donizetti: Catarina Cornaro

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June 7 - Bellini: Beatrice di Tenda

June 14 - Puccini: La boheme

June 21 - Puccini: La boheme

June 28 - Massenet: La Navarraise
                    Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana

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LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO
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July 5 - Mozart: Don Giovanni

July 12 - R. Strauss: Capriccio

July 19 - Verdi: Il trovatore

July 26 - Donizetti: Anna Bolena

August 2 - Rodgers & Hammerstein: Carousel

August 9 - Wagner: Tannhauser

August 16 - Puccini: Tosca

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LOS ANGELES OPERA
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August 23 - Verdi: La Traviata

August 30 - Purcell: Dido & Aeneas
                         Bartok: Bluebeard's Castle

September 6 - Rossini: Barber of Seville

September 13 - Mozart: Marriage of Figaro

September 20 - Massenet: Thais
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SAN FRANCISCO OPERA
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September 27 - Verdi: Rigoletto

October 4 - Bellini: Norma