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Opera Project Columbus Rigoletto - June 7 at 7:30pm, June 9 at 3pm at the Southern Theatre
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I first heard Verdi’s opera Rigoletto on a record I got from the library in my hometown, over fifty years ago.

The first performance of Rigoletto I remember was a broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera on December 7, 1968, a few days after my 12th birthday.

Carlo Bergonzi, who became my favorite tenor, sang the Duke. Anna Moffo, the most beautiful soprano in the world, out of Wayne, Pennsylvania was Gilda. The great baritone Robert Merrill sang the title role. What was not to love?  I loved it all.

You might still be reeling from the crazy crosswinds that blew through central Ohio last weekend. But recently a totally different kind of breeze blew through the Classical 101 studio when the Columbus-based Tower Duo offered up a sneak peek of its debut recording, Crosswind.

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The School of Music at The Ohio State University invites you to a wedding – Mozart’s sublime Marriage of Figaro in Mershon Auditorium, Friday, March 1 and Sunday, March 3. 

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Dear friends, please join me for a new broadcast season of Concerts @ Ohio State, featuring performances by the students and faculty of the School of Music at The Ohio State University. 

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Candide — a show with music by Leonard Bernstein, book by Lillian Hellman, lyrics by Richard Wilbur with help from John Latouche and Dorothy Parker, and based on Voltaire no less — opened on Broadway the night of Dec. 1, 1956.

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Concerts @ Ohio State, presenting performances by the students and faculty of the School of Music at Ohio State University, begins a new broadcast season at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7.

These Sunday afternoon programs through March will be devoted to concerts performed in Weigel Hall and Mershon Auditorium on Ohio State's campus. Ensembles represented include the Ohio State University Symphony Orchestra, Men's Glee Club, Wind Symphony, Symphonic BandFlute Troupe and chamber music configurations from duets to small orchestras.

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The 2017 Franz Liszt Festival & International Competition comes to the School of Music at Ohio State University, Oct. 13 to 15. All programs, including the competitions rounds, opening concert and final winners' performances, are free and open to the public.


Every week is concert week on Classical 101. Tune in to hear everything from Ravel to Bach with witty insight and conversation from hosts in-the-know. Here's a sneak peek of what's on the menu for next week,

Sunday, March 6th: 

1:00 PM, Concerts@Ohio State with Christopher Purdy

Students and faculty from Ohio State University perform Hanson's Symphony No. 2, Romantic.

The School of Music at The Ohio State University presents Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia at The Drake Performance and Event Center on Thursday, April 17 and Saturday, April 19.

Russel Mikkelson conducts with the production by A. Scott Parry. More information at music.osu.edu