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The Sunday Opera: Gluck's "Orfeo ed Euridice" from Rome's Teatro dell'Opera

Join us as we jet off to Rome for this week’s Sunday Opera (8/11 3:00 p.m.) and the Teatro dell’Opera’s production of Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice” featuring Carlo Vistoli and Mariangela Sicilia as the doomed lovers and Emoke Barath as Amore with Gianluca Capuano leading the chorus and orchestra of the Rome Opera.  After the opera, join Michael Kownacky for more music based on the Orpheus legend with Jacques Offenbach’s wonderful send-up, “Orpheus in the Underworld,” in its only complete English translation by the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company.  

Also scheduled are Franz Liszt’s Orpheus Symphonic Poem and Igor Stravinsky’s three-act ballet. 

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.