Rex Levang Feature Archive

Every weekday morning at 10 a.m., the hosts at Classical MPR play a stand-out work based on the theme for the week. We call them Morning Glories. This week, Osmo Vänskä turns 60. We'll celebrate with five recordings from his voluminous discography. (02/25/2013)
Listen to <em>Carmen</em>, live from the Metropolitan Opera, on Saturday, February 23, at 11:30 a.m. Learn more about the opera with these ten facts, ranging from basic to obscure, about its history. (02/22/2013)
Here's the Opera Quiz question for today: In what comedy by Rossini does a count appear in disguise, not once but twice? Tune into hear the answer on the Met Opera broadcast, February 2, 2013 at noon. (02/01/2013)
Tune in at noon on Saturday, January 12 to hear the Met Opera perform Verdi's classic opera. (01/11/2013)
This weekend, the Metropolitan Opera notes the holiday weekend with a special performance of Rossini's Barber of Seville. Enjoy a slideshow from the production and tune into Classical MPR at noon on Saturday, December 22nd to hear it. (12/22/2012)
The Metropolitan Opera broadcasts Aida this weekend at 12 noon Central, on radio and HD. (12/14/2012)
This weekend, the Metropolitan Opera begins its new broadcast season with Verdi's "Un ballo in Maschera" (A Masked Ball). (12/08/2012)
This weekend, a new Metropolitan Opera broadcast season begins. Here's a little quiz to get you in the operatic mood. We'll start with some easy ones - but also get into some less familiar repertoire. (12/07/2012)
Every weekday morning at 10 a.m., the hosts at Classical MPR play a stand-out work based on the theme for the week. We call them Morning Glories. Fall is coming, so this week we're playing seasonal pieces. (09/17/2012)
It's September, and the school year is starting up, so here's a classical quiz. (09/12/2012)
Saturday is Bastille Day, the national holiday of France. Take our Bastille Day quiz, and test your knowledge of Debussy, Saint-Saens and Bizet! (07/11/2012)
This week on Morning Glories, we pair up some father/son composers, as we look forward to Father's Day on June 17. (06/11/2012)
This playlist includes "Roses from the South," by Johann Strauss, and the Flower Duet by Delibes. There are also carnations from Sibelius, daisies from Rachmaninoff, and floral tributes from MacDowell, Mahler, and Barrios, among others. (05/07/2012)
This weekend, the Metropolitan Opera performs Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'Amore" ("The Elixir of Love"). (03/30/2012)
Tune in on Saturday, March 17 at 11 a.m., when the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts Khovanshchina by Modest Mussorgsky, best known in the opera world for his earlier Boris Godunov, often considered the greatest of Russian operas. (03/16/2012)