Spend your Monday evenings tuned to KSQD Santa Cruz and hosts Joe Truskot and Jeremey Bot. Enjoy the drama and exciting music of great operas and also KSQD Concert Hall featuring performances from the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival with host Christopher Smith.

SEPTEMBER 20: SALOME

by Richard Strauss with Birgit Nilsson featuring Georg Solti and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

SEPTEMBER 27: DON CARLO

by Giuseppe Verdi with Placido Domingo, Montserrat Caballé, Ruggiero Raimondi, Shirley Verrett, Sherill Milnes featuring Carlo Maria Giulini, the Ambrosian Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of Covent Garden, London

OCTOBER 4: KSQD CONCERT HALL

Join Chris Smith and Linda Burman Hall as they present recordings from local concerts of the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival.
You’ll hear “NORTHERN VIRTUOSITY”, a program of mostly Bach, featuring solo violoncello by Ida Kühn Riegels, recorded March 7, 2021.
 
The 2nd half includes a 2019 performance of Bach & the Virtuoso Violin, with: Edwin Huizinga, Baroque violin; Lynn Tetenbaum, Viola da Gamba; Linda Burman-Hall, Harpsichord

OCTOBER 11: FALL PLEDGE DRIVE

with favorite scenes hosted by Joe Truskot and Jeremey Bot

OCTOBER 18: LA VERA COSTANZA

by Joseph Haydn with Jessye Norman, Helen Donath, Claes H. Ahnsjö, Anthony Rolfe Johnson featuring Antal Dorati and the Lusanne Chamber Orchestra

OCTOBER 25: SWEENEY TODD

by Stephen Sondheim with Angela Lansbury and Len Cariou

NOVEMBER 1: KSQD CONCERT HALL

with Christopher Smith and a recording from the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival

NOVEMBER 8: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST

by Giacomo Puccini with Renata Tebaldi, Mario Del Monaco, Cornell MacNeil featuring Franco Capuana conducting the Chorus and Orchestra of L’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome. Jeremy Bot hosts.

NOVEMBER 15: THE MAGIC FLUTE

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with Kurt Moll, Peter Schreier, Margaret Price, Luciana Serra, and Theo Adam featuring Colin Davis conducting the Leipzig Radio Choir and the Staatskapelle Dresden

NOVEMBER 22: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR

by Gaetano Donizetti with Cheryl Studer, Placido Domingo, Juan Pons, and Samuel Ramey featuring Ion Marin conducting the Ambrosian Opera Chorus and the London Symphony Orchestra

NOVEMBER 29: DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES

By Francis Poulenc with Denise Duval, Regine Crespin, Denise Scharley, Lilianne Berton, Rita Gorr, Xavier Depraz, Paul Finel with Pierre Dervaux conducting the Chorus and Orchestra of the Paris Opera

DECEMBER 6: KSQD CONCERT HALL

with Christopher Smith and a recording from the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival

DECEMBER 13: TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, ACT THREE

by Richard Wagner with Kirsten Flagstad, Dietrich Fischer-Diskau, Ludwig Suthaus, Josef Greindl and Blanche Thebom featuring Wilhelm Furtwängler, Covent Garden Chorus, and the Philharmonia Orchestra. Jeremey Bot hosts.

DECEMBER 20: H.M.S. PINAFORE

by Gilbert and Sullivan with George Baker, John Cameron, Richard Lewis, Owen Brannigan, Elsie Morison, and Monica Sinclair featuring Malcolm Sargent conducting the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus and the Pro Arte Orchestra

A SPECIAL HOLIDAY BONUS featuring great opera singers delivering Christmas classics

DECEMBER 27: DIE FLEDERMAUS

by Johann Strauss, Jr. with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Rita Streich, Nicolai Gedda, Helmut Krebs, Erich Kunz, Rudolf Christ, Karl Dönch, Erich Majkut, Franc Böheim, and Luise Martini featuring Herbert von Karajan conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus