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Your WRTI opera schedule for summer 2022

Opera House in Milan, Teatro alla Scala
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A performance at Teatro alla Scala, Milan in the 18th century

Opera lovers, rejoice! Here's the summer lineup for operas on WRTI, every Saturday at 1 PM. Warm up for the weekly broadcast with Classical Host Mark Pinto and his show, Overture at noon.

Coming up:

July 23
Royal Opera House
Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth (in Italian)

CAST:
Macbeth: Simon Keenlyside
Lady Macbeth: Anna Pirozzi
Banquo: Günther Groissböck
Macduff: David Junghoon Kim
Attendant to Lady Macbeth: April Koyejo-Audiger
Malcom: Egor Zhuravskii
Doctor: Blaise Malaba

Ensemble: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Chorus: Chorus of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Daniele Rustioni

July 30
Royal Opera House
Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson and Dalila (in French)

CAST:
Samson: Nicky Spence
Dalila: Elīna Garanča
The High Priest of Dagon: Lukasz Golinski
First Philistine: Alan Pingarrón
Second Philistine: Chuma Sijeqa
Philistine Messenger: Thando Mjandana

Ensemble: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Chorus: Chorus of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Antonio Pappano

August 6
Boston Early Music Festival - Double Bill
Charpentier: Les Plaisirs de Versailles & Les Arts Florissants
Lalande: Les Fontaines de Versailles and Le Concert d’Esculape

CAST:
(Charpentier’s Les Plaisirs de Versailles)
La Musique: Teresa Wakim
Le Conversation: Virginia Warnken
Comus: Jesse Blumberg
Le Jeu: Jason McStoots
Un Plaisir: Aaron Sheehan

(Charpentier’s Les Arts Florissants)
La Musique: Teresa Wakim
L’Architecture: Virginia Warnken
La Discorde: Jesse Blumberg
La Peinture: Aaron Sheehan
La Paix: Margot Reed
La Poésie: Molly Netter
Un Guerrier: John Taylor Ward

(Lalande’s Les Fontaines de Versailles)
Latone: Virginia Warnken
Flore: Molly Netter
Apollon: Aaron Sheehan
Cérès: Sophie Michaux
Encelade: John Taylor Ward
Bacchus: Brian Giebler
La Renommée: Margot Rood
Comus, Dieu de Festins: Jesse Blumberg
Le Dieu du Canal: Olivier Laquerre

(Lalande’s Le Concert d’Esculape)
Soprano solo: Virginia Warnken
Mezzo-soprano solo: Teresa Wakim
Tenor solo: Jason McStoots
Tenor solo: Aaron Sheehan
Baritone solo: John Taylor Ward
Baritone solo: Jesse Blumberg

August 13
Boston Early Music Festival
George Frideric Handel: Almira (in German)

CAST:
Almira Emőke Baráth
Edilia: Amanda Forsythe
Fernando: Colin Balzer
Consalvo: Christian Immler
Osman: Zachary Wilder
Raymondo: Jesse Blumberg
Bellante: Teresa Wakim
Tabarco; Jan Kobow

Ensemble: BEMF Orchestra
Music Directors: Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs

August 20
Vienna State Opera
Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (in Russian)

CAST:
Boris Godunov: Alexander Tsymbalyuk
Pimen: Vitalij Kowaljow
Grigory: Dmitry Golovnin
Vasiliy Ivanovich Shuisky: Thomas Ebenstein
Feodor: Margaret Plummer
Xenia: Ilena Tonca
Xenia’s Nurse: Stephanie Houtzeel
Shchelkalov: Sergey Kaydalov
Varlaam: Ilja Kazakov
Misail: Daniel Jenz
The Innkeeper: Stephanie Maitland
Police Officer: Dan Paul Dumitrescu
Holy Fool: Andrea Giovannini
Nikitich: Evgeny Solodovnikov
Mityukha: Marcus Pelz

Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Chorus: Vienna State Opera Chorus
Conductor: Sebastian Weigle

August 27
Vienna State Opera
Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut (in Italian)

CAST:
Manon Lescaut: Asmik Grigorian
Chevalier des Grieux :Brian Jagde
Lescaut: Boris Pinkhasovich
Edmondo: Josh Lovell
Geronte de Ravoir: Artyom Wasnetsov
Innkeeper: Marcus Pelz
Sergeant: Ilja Kazakov

Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Chorus: Vienna State Opera Chorus
Conductor: Francesco Ivan Ciampa

September 3
La Scala
Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda (in Italian)

CAST:
Gioconda: Sonya Yoncheva
Laura Adorno: Daniela Barcellona
Alvise Badoero: Erwin Schrott
La Cieca Judit: Isabela Kutasi
Enzo Grimaldo: Fabio Sartori
Barnaba: Roberto Frontali
Zuàne: Fabrizio Beggi
Isèpo: Francesco Pittari

Ensemble: La Scala Orchestra
Chorus: La Scala Chorus; Treble Voice Chorus
Conductor: Frédéric Chaslin

September 10
Teatro dell'Opera
Vincenzo Bellini: I Puritani (in Italian)

CAST:
Lady Elvira Valton: Jessica Pratt
Lord Arturo Talbot: John Osborn
Sir Riccardo Forth: Franco Vassallo
Sir Giorgio Walton: Nicola Ulivieri
Lord Gualtiero Walton: Roberto Lorenzi
Sir Bruno Robertson: Diego Ortiz
Enrichetta di Francia: Irene Savignano

Ensemble: Rome Opera Orchestra
Chorus: Rome Opera Chorus
Conductor: Roberto Abbado