Monday Night at the Opera continues its presentations of the most popular operas in the repertoire, plus a sampling of rare or unusual complimentary choral works.

AUGUST 3:

RIGOLETTO

by Giuseppe Verdi with Joan Sutherland, Cornell MacNeil, Renata Cioni, Fernando Corena, Cesare Siepi and Nino Sanzogna conducting the Orchestra and Chorus of the Academia di Santa Cecilia, Rome

ENCORE ARIAS

featuring Joan Sutherland “La Divina”

AUGUST 10:

LA CENERENTOLA

by Gioachino Rossini with Cecilia Bartoli, William Mattenza, Alesandro Corbelli, Enzo Dara and Riccardo Chailly conducting the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Communale di Bologna

ITALIAN SONGS

by Ludwig van Beethoven sung by Cecilia Bartoli with Andreas Schiff at the piano

AUGUST 17:

THE MIKADO

by Gilbert and Sullivan with Owen Brannigan, Richard Lewis, Sir Malcolm Sargent conducting the Pro Arte Orchestra and Glyndebourne Festival Chorus

TE DEUM

by Arthur Sullivan with Ronald Corp conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra and the London Choral Society

AUGUST 24:

THE BARTERED BRIDE

by Biedrich Smetana with Teresa Stratas, Jorg W. Wilsing, Margarethe Bence, Rene Kollo, Walter Berry with Jaroslav Krombholc conducting the Munich Radio Orchestra and Bavarian Radio Chorus

SONGS OF KURT WEILL

featuring Teresa Stratas with Gerard Schwarz conducting the Y Chamber Symphony

AUGUST 31:

WERTHER

by Jules Massenet with Nicolai Gedda, Victoria de los Angeles, Mady Mesplé and Georges Pretre conducting le Orchestre de Paris

ENCORE ARIAS

featuring Victoria de los Angeles

SEPTEMBER 7:

LABOR DAY SALUTE TO WORKERS IN OPERA

featuring arias sung by a Bird Catcher, Property Manager, Barber, Actor, Poet, Seamstress, Painter, Singer, Cowboy, Nun, Horse Cart Driver, Fruit Picker, Soldier, Writer, Fisherman, Factory Worker, Bullfighter, Courtesan, Philosopher, Sailor, Spinner, Salesman, Cobbler, Carpenter and absolutely NO KINGS, QUEENS, GODS, GODDESSES, LOWER RANKING NOBLES, OR DAMSELS IN OR OUT OF DISTRESS

SEPTEMBER 14:

SATYAGRAHA

by Philip Glass with Christopher Keene conducting the New York City Opera Orchestra and Chorus

FERN HILL

by John Corigliano with Charles Bruffy conducting the Kansas City Chorale

SEPTEMBER 21:

IL TABARRO

by Giacomo Puccini with Robert Merrill, Renata Tebaldi, Mario del Monaco with Lamberto Gardelli conducting the Orchestra and Chorus of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

LE VILLE

by Giacomo Puccini with José Cura, Nana Gordaze, Stefano Antonicci, and Bruno Aprea conducting the Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia

SEPTEMBER 28:

JENUFA

by Leos Janacek with Elisabeth Soderstrom, Weslav Ochman, Petr Dvorsky, Lucia Popp and Sir Charles Mackerras conducting the Vienna Philharmonic

VESPERS

by Sergei Rachmaninoff, excerpts sung by the BBC Singers led by David Hill

OCTOBER 3:

FEDORA

by Umberto Giordano with Magda Olivero, Mario del Monaco, Tito Gobbi and Lamberto Gardelli conducting the National Orchestra of the Monte Carlo Opera

FOUR SACRED PIECES

by Giuseppe Verdi with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus led by Robert Shaw