Verdi Bicentennial Festival: Oct. 8th - Oct. 9th (FULL SCHEDULE BELOW)

WKCR Classical is pleased to announce a 48-hour broadcast to celebrate the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi's birth. Steeped in the bel canto tradition of 19th century Italian music, Verdi built upon his predecessors' while reshaping the face of opera entirely. The two-day festival will explore his most celebrated masterpieces, but will also highlight his lesser known works, from his first operas to chamber music. Some of today's greatest musicians and scholars, such as Maria Guleghina and George M. Martin, will speak about the composer's work and influence. The broadcast is from October 8th through October 9th. FULL SCHEDULE BELOW.

VIVA VERDI!

 

Tuesday, October 8th

12AM - 2:45AM — Il trovatore

2:45AM - 5:15AM  I masnadieri

5:15AM - 7:30AM  I due Foscari

7:30AM - 8:00AM  Six romances (Margaret Price) 

8:00AM - 8:15AM  Interview with George Martin

8:15AM - 10:45AM  Giovanna d’Arco

10:45AM - 11:00AM  String Quartet in E minor

11:00AM - 1:30PM  Nabucco

1:30PM - 3:45PM  Attila

3:45PM - 6:30PM  Macbeth

6:30PM - 7:00PM  Interview with Maria Guleghina 

7:00PM - 9:00PM — Stiffelio

9:00PM - 12:00AM — Otello

 
 

Wednesday, October 9th 

12:00AM - 2:30AM  Un Ballo in Maschera 

2:30AM - 4:45AM  Oberto 

4:45MA - 7:00AM  Luisa Miller 

7:00AM - 7:45AM  Four Sacred Pieces 

7:45AM - 8:15AM  Interview with Case Scaglione about Verdi orchestral works

8:15AM - 10:45AM  Un giorno di regno 

10:45AM - 11:15AM  Interview with Dolora Zajick

11:15AM - 2:30PM  La forza del destino 

2:30PM - 5:00PM  Simon Boccanegra

5:00PM - 5:30PM — Interview with Victoria de Grazia about the historical context of Verdi

5:30PM - 10PM  Don Carlo and interview with Sondra Radvanovsky (to be played during intermission) 

10PM - 12AM  Verdi's Requiem (includes discussion of choral music with Gail Archer) 


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