One Aria, Eight Tenors

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The work in question is “Salut demeure” from Gounod’s Faust.  “This is not an easy aria to deliver convincingly,” says George, “and it is not made easier by the high C that crowns a crucial passage before its conclusion.”  In a program that shows George’s unique ability to simultaneously entertain and teach, you’ll find out how eight great singers negotiate the challenges of this star turn for tenors.

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How to End An Opera

Saturday, June 19, 2010

WQXR is pleased to present a special summer series reviving the much beloved The Vocal Scene with George Jellinek. Episodes air each Saturday at noon. This weekend: Jellinek explores the endings of five Puccini operas.

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Schumann Love Songs

Saturday, June 12, 2010

WQXR is pleased to present a special summer series reviving the much beloved The Vocal Scene with George Jellinek. Episodes air each Saturday at noon. This weekend: Schumann Love Songs.

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By the Light of the Silvery Moon

Saturday, June 05, 2010

In the late 20th century, the moon was an object of conquest, reached at last by mankind through science and technology.  But George Jellinek preferred the moon to remain, as he put it, “at a certain distance from me – remote and mysterious, the celestial body that inspired poets and composers.”  George presents some of the best songs and operatic moments created from that inspiration.

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