Opera

 

The Metropolitan Opera

Radio Broadcasts

 

From its opening in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera has been one of the world's leading opera companies. Today, the Met's preeminent position rests on the elements that established its reputation: high quality performances with many of the world's most renowned artists, a superior company of choral and orchestral musicians, a large repertory of works, and the resources to make performances available to the public.

Metropolitan Opera House

Each season, the Met stages more than two hundred performances of opera in New York City. More than 800,000 people attend the performances in the opera house during the season. Millions more, throughout the world, experience the Met on television, on tours, and through cinemacasts, radio, and recordings. 

Met Opera Radio

Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera's Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in radio history. The 85th season begins on December 5th, 2015, with La Bohème. Puccini’s unforgettable tale of love, youth, and tragic loss returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, perhaps his most beloved staging of all. Maria Agresta, Ramón Vargas, and Bryan Hymel are among the artists appearing as the young Parisian lovers in the bohemian setting that brings the Latin Quarter to life on the stage of the Met. Paolo Carignani and Dan Ettinger conduct.  Mary Jo Heath, who was a senior producer of the radio broadcasts for nine seasons, will succeed Margaret Juntwait, who died in June after holding the post for more than a decade, joining co-commentator Ira Siff. Many opera fans will already be familiar with Ms. Heath’s voice: she announced most of last season’s broadcasts after Ms. Juntwait’s illness kept her from the broadcast booth.  Following each opera broadcast, programming will continue to be recorded and hosted by opera host Lane Whitesell.

If you are interested in underwriting an upcoming opera, click here to see what is available and contact Lane Whitesell.

 

Opera Links

Austin Lyric Opera www.austinlyricopera.com

Dallas Opera www.dallasopera.or

Houston Grand Opera www.houstongrandopera.org/

San Antonio Opera www.saopera.com

Santa Fe Opera www.santafeopera.org

Tulsa Opera  www.tulsaopera.com

Wichita Grand Opera  www.wichitagrandopera.org

 

Opera in HD

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SUMMER 2016 OPERA SCHEDULE

Lyric Opera of Chicago

May 14 Marriage of Figaro / Mozart

May 21 Bel Canto / J. López

May 28 Cinderella / Rossini         Underwritten already

June 4 Wozzeck / Berg

June 11 Merry Widow / Lehár

June 18 Nabucco / Verdi

June 25 Der Rosenkavalier / Strauss

July 2 Romeo & Juliet / Gounod

July 9 Rusalka / Dvořák

LA Opera

July 16 Gianni Schicchi/Pagliacci / Puccini/Leoncavallo

July 23 Norma / Bellini

July 30 The Two Foscari / Verdi

August 6 Moby-Dick / J. Heggie

August 13 Falstaff / Verdi

San Francisco Opera

August 20 Luisa Miller / Verdi

August 27 Lucia di Lammermoor / Donizetti

September 3 Die Meistersinger / Wagner

September 10 Magic Flute / Mozart

September 17 Barber of Seville / Rossini

September 24 Fall of the House of Usher / Debussy, Getty, et al. (reconstruction)

October 1 Dialogues of the Carmelites / Poulenc

October 8 Carmen / Bizet

October 15 Don Carlos / Verdi

October 22 Jenůfa / Janáček

 

Additional Operas

October 29 TBA – More Information Coming Soon!

November 5 TBA

November 12 TBA

November 19 TBA

November 26 TBA

 

4/23/16 - Otello

4/23/16 - Otello
The Met broadcasts Verdi’s Masterpiece Otello, with Aleksandrs Antonenko in the title role. Adam Fischer conducts the performance which also stars Hibla Gerzmava as Desdemona and Željko Lučić as Iago, Saturday, April 23 at 12:00 p.m. on KUCO!

4/16/2016 - Roberto Devereux

4/16/2016 - Roberto Devereux
Sondra Radvanovsky stars as Queen Elizabeth I in the Network Broadcast Premiere of Roberto Devereux, the final opera in Donizetti’s “Tudor Queens” Trilogy!

4/9/2016 - Simon Boccanegra

4/9/2016 - Simon Boccanegra
Plácido Domingo stars in Verdi’s tragic masterpiece Simon Boccanegra, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine as part of the Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast series this week in KUCO!

4/2/2016 - Madama Butterfly

4/2/2016 - Madama Butterfly
Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna star in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly as the Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast Series continues this week on KUCO!

3/26/2016 - Le Nozze di Figaro

3/26/2016 - Le Nozze di Figaro
Fabio Luisi Conducts Mozart’s Masterpiece Le Nozze di Figaro as the Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast Series continues this week on KUCO!

3/12/2016 - Don Pasquale

3/12/2016 - Don Pasquale
The Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast Series continues this week on KUCO as Ambrogio Maestri and Javier Camarena star in Donizetti’s comic opera Don Pasquale!

3/5/2016 - Manon Lescaut

3/5/2016 - Manon Lescaut
Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna star in a live broadcast of Puccini’s passionate love story Manon Lescaut, as the Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast series continues at KUCO!

2/27/2016 - Lulu

2/27/2016 - Lulu
Join us Saturday at noon for a stunning production as part of the Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast series on KUCO! Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale Lulu, portrayed brilliantly by soprano Marlis Petersen!

2/20/2016 - Maria Stuarda

2/20/2016 - Maria Stuarda
Sondra Radvanovsky continues her “Three Queens” season at the Met, singing the title role of Maria Stuarda, as the 2015-2015 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues Saturday, February 20th on Classical KUCO!

2/13/2016 - Il Trovatore

2/13/2016 - Il Trovatore
The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Il Trovatore! Catch the broadcast at noon on Saturday, February 13th on Classical KUCO!

2/6/2016 - Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci

2/6/2016 - Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci
The Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues this week with the classic double bill of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci. Join us at noon for these classics of verismo opera!

1-30-2016 - Turandot

1-30-2016 - Turandot
Join us for Puccini's amazing unfinished opera Turandot as the 2015-2016 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues this week at Classical KUCO!

1-23-2016 - Tannhäuser

1-23-2016 - Tannhäuser
The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues this week with a broadcast of Wagner's epic Tannhäuser. Join us at noon for this exciting production on Classical KUCO!

1/16/2016 - The Pearl Fishers

1/16/2016 - The Pearl Fishers
Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles returns to the Met Stage for the first time since 1916 in a production featuring Diana Damrau as Leïla, Matthew Polenzani and Mariusz Kwiecien as friends and rivals, Nadir and Zurga, and conductor Gianandrea Noseda!

1/9/2016 - Anna Bolena

1/9/2016 - Anna Bolena
The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, withAmerican soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role. This will be the first broadcast of Radvanovsky’s season-long quest to sing all three of the principal heroines in Donizetti’s “Tudor queens trilogy,” being presented in its entirety for the first time at the Met this season. Join us Saturday at noon for this stellar production!

Local Opera Review - The Coronation of Poppea

OCU's production of The Coronation of Poppea, March 6 - 8, 2015.

Local Opera Review - Little Women

UCO's production of Mark Adamo's Little Women, March 5 - 8, 2015

Opera Within Driving Distance, 2015-2016

April

Opera in the Heights, Houston
            Gluck:  Orfeo and Euridice.  8, 14, 16:  7:30 p.m.  10:  2:00 p.m.

Dallas Grand Opera, Winspear Opera House.
            Kern:  Showboat.  15, 20, 23, 29:  7:30 p.m.  17 and May 1:  2:00 p.m.

Houston Grand Opera, Wortham Theater.
            Wagner:  Siegfried.  16, 20, 23, 28:  6:00 p.m.  May 1:  2:00 p.m.
            Rodgers:  Carousel.  22, 27, 29, 30, May 6, 7:  7:30 p.m.  24:  2:00 p.m.

Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Muriel Kauffman Theater.
            Bizet:  Carmen.  23, 27, 29:  7:30 p.m.  May 1:  2:00 p.m.

Austin Opera, Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Dr.
            Rossini:  Barber of Seville.  23, 28:  7:30 p.m.  31:  3:00 p.m.

Fort Worth Opera Festival, Bass Hall
            Little:  JFK.  World Premiere.  April 23:  7:30 p.m.
            Rossini:  Barber of Seville.  30:  7:30 p.m.
            Myers:  Buried Alive /  Soluri:  Embedded.  24, 26, 29, 7:30 pm  30, 2:00 p.m.


 May

Fort Worth Opera Festival, Bass Hall
            Little:  JFK.  1:  2:00 p.m.  7:  7:30 p.m.
            Rossini:  Barber of Seville.  6:  7:30 p.m., 8:  2:00 p.m.
            Myers:  Buried Alive /  Soluri:  Embedded.  3:  7:30 p.m.  7:  2:00 p.m.
            Frontiers.  Kahn Auditorium, Kimball Art Museum.  May 4th and 5th, 6:00-8:00
                            4 selections each evening from new works

Tulsa Opera, Performing Arts Center, Chapman Music Hall
            Saint-Saens, Samson and Delilah.  6:  7:30 p.m.  8:  2:30 p.m.