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Verdi’s “Falstaff” in Urbana and Band Music in Paxton


Eduardo Diazmuñoz has been director of the University of Illinois Opera Program for a decade and will conduct his last opera there next week. It’s a blockbuster: Giuseppe Verdi’s comedy Falstaff. On the Friday edition of the show, I’ll talk with Maestro Diazmuñoz and director Kathleen Conlin, and we’ll hear live excerpts from the talented cast. We’ll also learn about a military band concert happening in Paxton Saturday night.