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An Operavore Christmas


Airs Saturday, December 26, at 3 p.m. Naomi Lewin presents an hour of Christmas and holiday music from the world of opera and ratorio sung by some of the greatest singers past and present including Marilyn Horne, Leontyne Price, Bryn Terfel, Thomas Hampson, Joan Sutherland and more.

Program details:

Traditional: The Twelve Days of Christmas
Joan Sutherland, soprano

Traditional: The First Noel
Thomas Hampson, baritone

Traditional: Un Flambeau, Jeannette, Isabella
Marilyn Horne, mezzo

George Frideric Handel: Messiah: Comfort Ye...Every Valley
Jon Vickers, tenor

Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio: Ach, wann wird die Zeit erscheinen?
Gundula Janowitz, soprano; Christa Ludwig, mezzo; Fritz Wunderlich, tenor

Hall Johnson: Ride On, King Jesus
Leontyne Price, soprano

Engelbert Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel: Abends, will ich schlafen gehn (Evening Hymn)
Hei-Kyung Hong, soprano; Jennifer Larmore, mezzo

Gian Carlo Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors: Have you seen a child?
Lorna Haywood, soprano; John Dobson, tenor; Curtis Watson, bass; Donald Maxwell, baritone

Giacomo Puccini: La Boheme: Act II
Victoria de los Angeles, soprano; Lucine Amara, soprano; Jussi Bjoerling, tenor; Robert Merrill, baritone; John Reardon, baritone; Giorgio Tozzi, bass

George Frideric Handel: Joy to the World
Anna Moffo, soprano

Ralph Blaine; Hugh Martin: Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Bryn Terfel, baritone

Jose Feliciano: Feliz Navidad
The Three Tenors