Then & Now 10/25: Operatic Premieres
Several operas had their premieres on today’s date. In 1823, Weber’s opera "Euryanthe," had its first performance in Vienna. In 1848, it was Verdi’s "Il Corsaro" performed at the Teatro Grande. And in 1912, Richard Strauss’ opera, "Ariadne auf Naxos," had its premiere in Stuttgart.
Sarasota Youth Opera will present a world premiere next month when they perform Rachel J. Peters’ “Rootabaga Country” based on Carl Sandburg’s Rootabaga Stories. You can learn more about this production this Friday afternoon when cast members from the opera will join Bethany Cagle in our Sarasota Performance and Broadcast Studio to sing some selections for you. Live music Friday afternoon at 1:00 on Classical WSMR 89.1 & 103.9.