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Bel Canto The Opera (Episode #4106H)

KQED 9: Fri, Jan 13, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

In December 2015, the Lyric Opera of Chicago premiered an opera adaptation of the novel Bel Canto, based on the best-seller by Ann Patchett. Commissioned as part of the Lyric's Renee Fleming Initiative, Bel Canto: The Opera tells a gripping contemporary story inspired by the 126-day hostage crisis at the Japanese ambassador's house in Lima, Peru, over the course of 1996-97. Central to the story is the fictional soprano Roxanne Coss, portrayed by Australian-born American soprano Danielle de Niese. Like the novel, the opera explores the tensions and unexpected alliances between terrorists and their hostages. Featuring a score is by gifted young Peruvian composer Jimmy Lopez, the libretto is by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz. The production is conducted by Lyric music director Sir Andrew Davis and directed by Kevin Newbury.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, Jan 22, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 14, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2017 (Episode #4201H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jan 1, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Ringing in 2017, Great Perforances continues its cherished tradition of welcoming the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic at the opulent Musikverein. Conducted by the virtuoso Gustavo Dudamel and featuring everyone's favorite Strauss Family waltzes, the broadcast also showcases performances of the Vienna State Ballet and a picturesque view of Vienna landmarks. Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns as host.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Jan 2, 2017 -- 1:30 AM
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