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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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."

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
Wikimedia Commons

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).

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