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La Rondine on WGBH

WGBH presents its 10th annual Opera Bash, a celebration of opera on television and radio.

9:30pm on WGBH 44 – La Rondine - Saturday, September 5th
Soprano Angela Gheorghiu and her husband, tenor Roberto Alagna, offer viewers a rare chance to experience Giacomo Puccini’s attempt to meld Italianate opera with the bittersweet Viennese operetta formula. La Rondine ("The Swallow") is the tale of an unhappy kept woman who opts for one last fling with an idealistic young man, then returns – like the swallow – to her rich benefactor, sadder yet wiser.
The same station will broadcast the following operas:
September 5th
  • at noon - Salome bu Richard Strauss with Karitta Matila
  • 2pm - Damnation of Faust by Hector Berlioz with Susan Graham&Marcello Giordani
  • 4:30pm - Thais by Jules Massenet with Renee Fleming&Thomas Hampson
  • 7pm - Lucia di Lammermour by Gaetano Donizetti - with Anna Netrebko&Piotr Beczala

September 6th

  • 11am - Doctor Atomic by John Adams with Gerald Finley
  • 2pm - the makeing of of Doctor Atomic
  • 3:30pm - Beverly Sills - Made in America
  • 5pm - Orfeo e Euridice by Gluck with Stephanie Blythe&Daneille de Niese
  • 7pm - Madama Butterfly by Puccini
  • 9:30 - La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini with Natalie Dessay&Juan Diego Florez

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