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3-Minute Operas with WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon

feat. Puccini´s Tosca, Verdi´s Traviata, Wagner´s Siegfried and more

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Give WQXR morning host Jeff Spurgeon three minutes and he'll give you an entire opera.

Listen above as Spurgeon breaks down Puccini’s Tosca, Verdi´s La Traviata, Wagner´s Siegfried and Puccini´s La Bohème. All of them in a New York minute (or three).

You got hooked? In addition to Jeff Spurgeon´s 3-Minute-Opera Teasers we also offer the full-length operas. So, keep up and enjoy four of the most popular operas…

Speaker: Jeff Spurgeon

Visual Art: Philipp Nicolai Hertel

  • 3 Minute Opera: Puccini’s 'Tosca'

  • Tosca Preview Only

    Giacomo Puccini

    Zubin Mehta, Leontyne Price, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Paul Plishka, Clifford Grant, Francis Egerton, John Gibbs, Michael Rippon, David Pearl, New Philharmonia Orchestra, John Alldis Choir, John Alldis, Wandsworth School Boys' Choir, Russell Burgess1986
  • 3 Minute Opera: Verdi’s 'La Traviata'

  • La Traviata Preview Only

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Carlos Kleiber, Ileana Cotrubas, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Stefania Malagù, Helena Jungwirth, Walter Gullino, Bruno Grella, Alfredo Giacomotti, Giovanni Foiani, Paul Friess, Paul Winter, Bayerischer Staatsopernchor, Bayerisches Staatsorchester1985
  • 3 Minute Opera: Wagner’s 'Siegfried'

  • Siegfried Preview Only

    Richard Wagner

    James Levine, Kathleen Battle, Hildegard Behrens, Brigitta Svendén, Kurt Moll, Ekkehard Wlaschiha, Heinz Zednik, James Morris, Reiner Goldberg, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Chorus1988
  • 3 Minute Opera: Puccini’s 'La Bohème'

  • La Bohème Preview Only

    Giacomo Puccini

    Bertrand de Billy, Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazón, Boaz Daniel, Nicole Cabell, Stéphane Degout, Vitalij Kowaljow, Gerald Häussler, Nicolas von der Nahmer, Kevin Connors, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks2007

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