Saturday at the Opera
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Puccini's story of longing, lust, murder and suicide has been heard at the Met thousands of times in the company's history. This week's episode highlights one standout: We travel back to an April 7, 1962 radio broadcast newly remastered from the original sources.
Soprano Leontyne Price sings the title role, with tenor Franco Corelli as Mario Cavaradossi and baritone Cornell MacNeill as Baron Scarpia. Kurt Adler conducts the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus.
Note: The originally scheduled broadcast of Wagner's Ring cycle from the LA Opera for today has been postponed. The cycle will begin next Saturday, Oct. 15.