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Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages (Episode #3813B)

KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the greatest male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. Audiences adored his larger than life personality, childlike charm, generous figure, and happy go lucky style. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since his career debut in Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich and finally London where he substituted for the ailing Giuseppe di Stefano as Rodolfo in La Boheme.
Even today, it is his powerful sound with its natural grace and brilliant color which still leads many to consider him the world's greatest voice. It is Pavarotti who brought opera to the masses and made football fans worldwide fall in love with "Nessun dorma." This program includes that hit and other beloved arias from La Boheme, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini including "Mamma" and "O Sole Mio"; favorite sacred songs like "Ave Maria" and "O Holy Night"; as well as popular duets with Bono, Sting and Eric Clapton.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 12:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 12:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 6:30 PM

She Loves Me (Episode #4109#)

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Enjoy Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's classic 1963 musical of two feuding clerks in a Budapest parfumerie who don't realize they're romantic pen pals. Roundabout's 2016 production stars Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages (Episode #3813B)

KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 14, 2017 -- 7:30 PM

Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the greatest male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. Audiences adored his larger than life personality, childlike charm, generous figure, and happy go lucky style. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since his career debut in Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich and finally London where he substituted for the ailing Giuseppe di Stefano as Rodolfo in La Boheme.
Even today, it is his powerful sound with its natural grace and brilliant color which still leads many to consider him the world's greatest voice. It is Pavarotti who brought opera to the masses and made football fans worldwide fall in love with "Nessun dorma." This program includes that hit and other beloved arias from La Boheme, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini including "Mamma" and "O Sole Mio"; favorite sacred songs like "Ave Maria" and "O Holy Night"; as well as popular duets with Bono, Sting and Eric Clapton.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 10:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 12:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 12:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 6:30 PM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 1:30 AM

Grammy Salute to Music Legends 2017 (Episode #4206#)

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

Salute Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, Velvet Underground and more, with Dionne Warwick, Andra Day, Kirk Franklin, Randy Newman, Dwight Yoakam, Charlie Wilson, Valerie Simpson and Vernon Reid.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 14, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Havana Time Machine (Episode #4205#)

KQED 9: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 9:30 PM

Take an intoxicating musical journey to today's Cuba where past, present and future collide in joyful celebration. This performance-documentary also features evocative performance segments hosted by the Grammy-winning Raul Malo of The Mavericks.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 3:30 AM
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