Host Sean Bianco brings you a full-length opera featuring great voices from the past and present followed by “Opera Potpourri.”
Saturday, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.on Music Station
Ariodante is an opera seria in three acts by Handel. The anonymous Italian libretto was based on a work by Antonio Salvi, which in turn was adapted from Canti 5 and 6 of Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso.
The opera was first performed in the Covent Garden Theatre, London, on 8 January 1735. Ariodante opened Handel's first season at Covent Garden. This 1997 recording stars Anne Sofie Von Otter and Ewa Podles. Marc Minkowski conducts the orchestra and chorus Du Louvre.
January 14, 2023
January 28, 2023
January 21, 2023