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Renee Fleming & Dmitri Hvorostovsky: A Musical Odyssey in St. Petersburg (Episode #3512)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 13, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

American soprano Renee Fleming travels to Russia for a special visit to St. Petersburg with her friend and frequent co-star, Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky. There in the "Venice of the North," they explore and perform in some of the most spectacular locations of a city that was born in the remarkable mind and imagination of the young Czar Peter the Great (a city that he named not for himself, but for Saint Peter). St. Petersburg is a city of palaces, and Fleming and Hvorostovsky take in three of the most memorable, all of them on the water. First is the Winter Palace, also known as the Hermitage, built with one entire facade facing the Neva River. Next on the tour is the Yusupov Palace (the scene of Rasputin's murder); and lastly, the Peterhof with its fantastic fountains on the Gulf of Finland. In each location, they sing arias and duets by Verdi and Tchaikovsky, as well as the Russian songs of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff.

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2013 (Episode #3808H)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 13, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Led by guest conductor Lorin Maazel, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic presents its annual open-air concert, this year saluting "Wagner & Verdi," in the magnificent gardens of Austria's Imperial Schonbrunn Palace. Tenor Michael Schade is the featured soloist.

Renee Fleming & Dmitri Hvorostovsky: A Musical Odyssey in St. Petersburg (Episode #3512)

KQED Life: Mon, Aug 12, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

American soprano Renee Fleming travels to Russia for a special visit to St. Petersburg with her friend and frequent co-star, Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky. There in the "Venice of the North," they explore and perform in some of the most spectacular locations of a city that was born in the remarkable mind and imagination of the young Czar Peter the Great (a city that he named not for himself, but for Saint Peter). St. Petersburg is a city of palaces, and Fleming and Hvorostovsky take in three of the most memorable, all of them on the water. First is the Winter Palace, also known as the Hermitage, built with one entire facade facing the Neva River. Next on the tour is the Yusupov Palace (the scene of Rasputin's murder); and lastly, the Peterhof with its fantastic fountains on the Gulf of Finland. In each location, they sing arias and duets by Verdi and Tchaikovsky, as well as the Russian songs of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff.

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2013 (Episode #3808H)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 2, 2013 -- 9:01 PM

Led by guest conductor Lorin Maazel, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic presents its annual open-air concert, this year saluting "Wagner & Verdi," in the magnificent gardens of Austria's Imperial Schonbrunn Palace. Tenor Michael Schade is the featured soloist.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 12, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Aug 3, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
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