Chris Voss

Host

Chris Voss a drive-time host for 99.5 WCRB, weekday afternoons 2pm to 7pm. He also hosts WCRB’s weekly opera program, Sunday Night at the Opera. Chris graduated with a Masters of Music in Opera and Vocal Performance from the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music, where he studied with longtime Metropolitan Opera baritone Frederick Burchinal. He joined the WCRB team in April 2015. Chris grew up in Lexington, MA and spent his entire childhood listening to WCRB and WGBH at home. It’s a dream come true to be working for both institutions, bringing great music to people all across the region!

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Baritone José Van Dam
Nomi Baumgarti

Temptation and morality go head-to-head this week, as WCRB celebrate's Charles Gounod's 199th birthday with his opera Faust, starring baritone José Van Dam!

Soprano Jessye Norman
Carol Friedman

Enjoy an opera within and opera, as the glorious Jessye Norman stars in Richard Strauss' comic masterpiece "Ariadne auf Naxos."

Photograph of soprano Beverly Sills
Fred Fehl

Jacques Offenbach - composer of the "Can-can" and king of light Opera - wrote one "serious" opera: a fanciful setting of the life and stories of the German writer, E.T.A. Hoffmann. This week, hear a classic 1964 recording of Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann, starring Beverly Sills, Stuart Burrows, and Norman Treigle.

Original Program Cover to Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe" at the Savoy Theatre
Victoria and Albert Museum

We take lights for granted nowadays, but lighting was not always so easy to come by. This week, tune in for the first stage production to use lightbulbs - and a fun musical romp to boot - in Gilbert and Sullivan's "Iolanthe".

Portrait of composer Piotr Illych Tchaikovsky by Nikolai Kuznetsov
Wikimedia Commons

This week on Sunday Night at the Opera, it's Tchaikovsky's final stage work (written in conjunction with his ballet "The Nutcracker"): "Iolanta."

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