Il Trovatore

We’ll explore Il Trovatore, perhaps the most tune-filled of all Verdi’s operas – and you are invited to join us for January’s "Mystery Voice Quiz." Listen Saturday at 12 p.m.

Show Boat

The landmark Broadway musical Show Boat – music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II – opened in New York on December 27, 1927 and remains to this day one of the most popular musicals ever written. Listen Saturday at 12 p.m.

Operas Set at Christmas

Peter Fox Smith explores two operas – Puccini’s "La Boheme" and Massenet’s "Werther" – both of which take place around Christmas. Listen Saturday at 12 p.m.

La Serva Padrona

Pergolesi’s famous intermezzo about a maid who becomes mistress of the house – through a BIG trick! Listen Saturday at 12 p.m.


Peter Fox Smith introduces us to Puccini’s long neglected early opera Edgar. Listen Saturday at 12p.m.

Prologues – Part II

We continue our exploration of operatic prologues with the Prologue to Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra and the Prologue to Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov. Listen Saturday at 12p.m.

Prologues – Part I

In the first of two programs of operatic prologues, we hear the Prologue to Monteverdi’s Orfeo, the Prologue to Pagliacci, and the Prologue to Götterdämmerung. Listen Saturday at 12p.m.