John Birge talks with the cast of Mill City Opera's "Barber of Seville"
Cast members from Skylark Opera sing selections from "The Fantasticks"
Yes, she can tell you how to get to Sesame Street!
On Sunday, February 17, the 2013 VocalEssence "Witness" concert pays tribute to Marian Anderson's legacy. Classical MPR's John Birge learned more from the singer who'll evoke the spirit of Anderson, Marlissa Hudson.
Composer Abbie Betinis and Friends perform a new carol for 2012
Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra conductor Bill Schrickel and cellist Ben Osterhouse talk about upcoming concert.
Stephen Sondheim is a genius of the theater who inspires a worshipful following. Two productions running side by side this month at two Twin Cities theater companies offer the opportunity to experience two of Sondheim's most iconic musicals.
Fifteen years ago, Stephen Paulus wrote a one-act opera called "The Three Hermits". But since then, Paulus wanted to write a second, complimentary opera. That new opera is "The Shoemaker."
Cast members from Skylark Opera perform music from Bernstein's "Wonderful Town" in Classical MPR studio.
The Escher String Quartet performs on Classical Minnesota Public Radio
Minnesota Opera's season finale is Puccini's classic, "Madame Butterfly." The title role is shared equally by two great singers, Kelly Kaduce and Yunah Lee, over the course of eight (nearly sold-out) performances. They were both kind enough to come to Classical MPR to sing and talk to John Birge, along with Minnesota Opera Artistic Director Dale Johnson.
On April 13, VocalEssence performs the US premiere of a work by one of Britain's most talented young composers, Tarik O'Regan. O'Regan delved into the work with John Birge of Classical Minnesota Public Radio.
Susanna Phillips is heard singing at the Metropolitan Opera, and the great opera houses around the world. At Minnesota Opera March 3-10, she gives voice to Lucia, the unheard heroine of Donizetti's opera Lucia di Lammermoor. With Classical MPR's John Birge, she sings a guided tour of the opera, including its climactic Mad Scene. And she treats us to a sample of her new CD as well.
Minnesota Public Radio will broadcast Minnesota Opera's 2010 production of Rossini's Cinderella, with Roxana Constantinescu and John Tessier, on Wednesday, February 29, at 8 p.m. The broadcast will honor Gioachino Rossini's 220th birthday -- or is it his 55th?
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