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." 

Spring 2014 Schedule

Operas Set in Paris

April 6 -  Leoncavallo: Leoncavallo's La Boheme

April 13 - Giordano: Andrea Chenier

April 20 - Cilea: Adriana Lecouveur

April 27 - Puccini: La Rondine
Operas Set in England

May 4 - Donizetti: Anna Bolena

May 11 - Donizetti: Maria Stuarda

May 18 - Donizetti: Roberto Devereaux

May 25 - Bellini: I Puritani
Operas Set in Italy

June 1 - Verdi: Rigoletto (Mantua)

June 8 - Gounod: Romeo et Juliette (Verona)

June 15 - Bellini: I Capuleti e I Montecci (Verona)

June 22 - Verdi: La battaglia di Legnano (Milan)

June 29 - Verdi: Francesca da Rimini (Ravenna and Rimini)

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