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The Sunday Opera: Bellini's "Il Pirata" from the Caramoor Music Festival

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Felice Romani is once again the librettist for our final opera from the Caramoor Music Festival on this week’s Sunday opera (11/12  3:00 p.m.).  The opera is Vincenzo Bellini’s “Il Pirata,” a tragic story of lost love, treachery, death, and madness.  Angela Meade leads the cast once more as Imogene.  Her true love, Gualtiero, is sung by Santigo Ballerini, and Harold Wilson sings the role of the evil that comes between them, Ernesto.  Will Crutchfield conducts.  As a bit of a departure from our usual Sunday Operas, host Michael Kownacky will be celebrating a birthday with the time left.   Alexander Borodin was born on this date in 1833, and we’ll look at Borodin’s career with his String Quartet No 2 in D and his Symphony No. 2 in B minor.

Michael is program host and host of the WWFM Sunday Opera, Sundays at 3 pm, and co-host of The Dress Circle, Sundays at 7 pm.