Chris Voss

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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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Composer Ludwig van Beethoven
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Beethoven only wrote one opera: "Fidelio..." or so the story goes. The full story behind Beethoven's opera is more complex. This week on Sunday Night at the Opera, join Chris Voss for that story, and the opera that became "Fidelio" - the original Beethoven opera masterpiece, "Leonore". 

Painting "Three Oranges in Shadow" by Paul Hutchinson
Paul Hutchinson

Continuing this month's series of "deep dive" operas with a story part fairy tale, part farce, and all satire: Prokofiev's "The Love for Three Oranges!"

Unknown 18th-Century Painting of Princess Padmavati
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For the month of April, Sunday Night at the Opera dives into some gems from the back of the music library.  This week, join Chris Voss for an old Hindi tale retold: Marilyn Horne and Nicolai Gedda star in Roussel's 1923 Padmâvatî!

Cover art by Emil Orlik for Ferruccio Busoni's "Turandot" Suite
Emil Orlík (via Wikimedia Commons)

For the month of April, Sunday Night at the Opera dives deep into the stacks of the music library and dusts off some rarely-heard gems! On April 2, tune in for "Turandot" by Busoni (yes, Busoni).

As 2016 ends and 2017 begins, let's look (and listen) back to some of the best concerts of the year.

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